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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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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 ...

Painful Bunions
Painful Bunions

Painful bunions can be treated successfully with surgery. The key is finding a surgeon you trust, one who identifies your unique issues and goals, and recommen ...

How to Prevent Bunions in One Easy Step
How to Prevent Bunions in One Easy Step

The end of summer usually means storing away your comfy sandals and putting your feet back into closed, snug-fitting shoes. But the wrong footwear may lead to ...

Duke Health Sports Medicine Providers Give Back to Athletes in the Community
Duke Health Sports Medicine Providers Give Back to Athletes in the Community

When children, teens, and college athletes play sports, there’s always a chance of injury. Fortunately, Duke sports medicine experts are on the sidelines at ma ...

Same-Day Knee Replacement at Duke Health Center Arringdon Puts You on the Road to Recovery Faster
Same-Day Knee Replacement at Duke Health Center Arringdon Puts You on the Road to Recovery Faster

Outpatient -- or same-day -- knee replacement surgery is more convenient than traditional knee replacement surgery and often can help you recover faster. At Du ...

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. About 10% of people in their 50s and half over the age of 70 will have one. While many rotator cuff tear ...

Duke Health Offers Same Day, Next Day Specialty Care Appointments
Duke Health Offers Same Day, Next Day Specialty Care Appointments

The last thing you want to do when you’re injured, don’t feel well, or simply want a preventive care check-up is to wait for an appointment. Getting seen quick ...

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.