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Orthopaedic Care

Read how Duke orthopaedic specialists are taking new approaches to care for children and adults with joint pain and injuries. 

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Sports Physicals for Teen Athletes
Sports Physicals for Teen Athletes

Does your child need a sports physical? If they plan to work out with their high school team this fall, participate in a fall sport, or try out for a sport any ...

An Alternative Surgical Option for Severe Rotator Cuff Tears
An Alternative Surgical Option for Severe Rotator Cuff Tears

If you have a severe rotator cuff tear that can’t be mended, or if a previous repair didn’t bring relief, superior capsule reconstruction may help.

ACL Injuries: What You Need to Know
ACL Injuries: What You Need to Know

Increasingly, more young athletes are tearing their ACLs despite the best preventive efforts of their coaches and athletic trainers. In this Q&A, Allison Toth, ...

What's Behind Your Behind-Your-Knee Pain?
What's Behind Your Behind-Your-Knee Pain?

Just as car oil lubricates the components of an engine, our knee is lubricated by fluid that allows the joint to bend and move easily. Injury or illness can di ...

Augmented-Reality May Be a Game Changer for Hip Replacement Surgery
Augmented-Reality May Be a Game Changer for Hip Replacement Surgery

Duke orthopaedic surgeons are using what looks like a gaming headset to improve outcomes for people who need hip replacement surgery. The new, head-mounted aug ...

Hip Preservation Surgery at Duke Health Puts Young Cadet One Step Closer to Her Dream
Hip Preservation Surgery at Duke Health Puts Young Cadet One Step Closer to Her Dream

After a day of building a school with her Army unit in Guatemala, 18-year-old Madison Culler was not just tired -- she was also in pain. She didn’t know it yet ...

Ankle Fusion or Ankle Replacement?
Ankle Fusion or Ankle Replacement?

When persistent ankle arthritis from a chronic ankle injury or ankle fracture makes walking, exercise, or climbing stairs unbearable, it’s time to consider you ...

Choose the Right Walking Shoes
Choose the Right Walking Shoes

Walking is good for your health, but it can be hard on your feet if you don’t wear the right shoes. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon Karl Schweitzer, MD, exp ...

Knee Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscus Tears
Knee Arthroscopic Surgery for Meniscus Tears

The knee is one of the most commonly injured parts of the body, and meniscus tears are often the cause of knee pain and knee injury.

EOS Imaging Reduces Radiation Exposure for Children with Scoliosis
EOS Imaging Reduces Radiation Exposure for Children with Scoliosis

Children with scoliosis require frequent X-rays to check their progress and monitor their growth. Over time, that can mean a lot of exposure to radiation. Fort ...

Teenage Soccer Player Back on the Field After ACL Reconstruction at Duke
Teenage Soccer Player Back on the Field After ACL Reconstruction at Duke

If there’s one thing 13-year-old Mike Greeson is passionate about, it’s soccer. So when a mid-game collision with another player left him with a torn ACL, he w ...

Treating Sports Injuries in Children: What Parents Need to Know
Treating Sports Injuries in Children: What Parents Need to Know

Duke orthopaedic surgeon Kendall Bradley, MD, treats sports injuries in children and adolescents. In this Q&A she offers helpful information for parents lookin ...