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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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Duke Health Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinics
Duke Health Offers Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinics

Children who experience a sports injury, sprain, strain, or bone fracture on the field can be seen quickly at Duke Health’s Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clin ...

A Safe Return to Fall Sports
A Safe Return to Fall Sports

Lack of conditioning, hot, humid weather, and dehydration can put children and teens at risk for heat-related illness and injuries as they return to sports thi ...

After Shoulder Surgery and Focused Physical Therapy at Duke, Golfer Is Back in the Game
After Shoulder Surgery and Focused Physical Therapy at Duke, Golfer Is Back in the Game

Former elementary school principal Denise Schroeder expected retirement to be leisurely, with more time to devote to golf and other activities she loved. But w ...

Returning to Sports After Ankle Replacement Surgery at Duke
Returning to Sports After Ankle Replacement Surgery at Duke

Since Greg Cox was a boy, sports had been an integral part of his life. From lacrosse to running marathons to waterskiing, he did it all. When he reached adult ...

A Range of Options for Treating Your Ankle Arthritis
A Range of Options for Treating Your Ankle Arthritis

If you have pain and stiffness in your ankles, you may have ankle arthritis. Fortunately, a variety of treatments are available to relieve the pain and improve ...

Common Injuries in Youth Sports
Common Injuries in Youth Sports

Physical activity is important for a healthy lifestyle, and organized sports can help develop life skills such as communication, teamwork, and responsibility. ...

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 ...