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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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Growth Plates: What You Need to Know
Growth Plates: What You Need to Know

What are growth plates and why are they so important? Here's what you need to know.

Concussions: What to Do After
Concussions: What to Do After

Although most people recover fully within 10 days after a concussion, how quickly you improve depends very much on how well you take care of yourself after the ...

Relief for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Relief for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Nonsurgical and surgical techniques relieve the numbness and pain associated with carpal tunnel syndrome.

Hammer Toe Treatment Gets People on their Feet Faster
Hammer Toe Treatment Gets People on their Feet Faster

High-heeled shoes may make some people feel stylish, but those same shoes can cause a foot deformity called hammer toe. Doctors at Duke correct hammer toe with ...

Duke Uses Custom-Printed Bones to Help People Walk After Trauma
Duke Uses Custom-Printed Bones to Help People Walk After Trauma

What once might have seemed like science fiction is now a common procedure at Duke -- replacing damaged or diseased ankle bones with 3-D printed replicas. In t ...

Hope Restored After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Surgery
Hope Restored After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Surgery

After suffering a serious fall in his hometown of Pikeville, NC, David Long was told he may never walk again. With shattered bones and damaged cartilage in bot ...

Running After Hip Dysplasia Surgery
Running After Hip Dysplasia Surgery

David Logan is a personal trainer, coaches wrestling, and was even training to be a Navy SEAL before hip dysplasia derailed that dream. Doctors elsewhere told ...

Ankle Sprains: What You Need to Know
Ankle Sprains: What You Need to Know

If you or someone you know plays football or soccer, chances are good that you, or they, have experienced a painful ankle sprain. It is the most common injury ...

Nurse Back on Her Feet Days After Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
Nurse Back on Her Feet Days After Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

When the bunion on Kim Aiken’s foot grew so large that she had to go up a shoe size -- and so painful she could barely get through her nursing shifts -- she kn ...

Learning to Manage Chronic Joint Pain and Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery
Learning to Manage Chronic Joint Pain and Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Hubert Nall’s knee pain was so bad last year that it limited his ability to walk, climb stairs, and be active. However, that lack of activity also meant he was ...

Prevent Overuse Injuries in Baseball Pitchers
Prevent Overuse Injuries in Baseball Pitchers

Overuse injuries are becoming more common among youth baseball pitchers as games are played year-round and leave little time for rest. As a result, more youth ...

Preventing Rotator Cuff Injuries
Preventing Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator cuff tears are more common than you may think. In fact, about 50 percent of people over the age of 60 will have one. And it’s not just active people wh ...