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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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Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair (BEAR) Allows Torn ACL to Heal Itself
Bridge-Enhanced ACL Repair (BEAR) Allows Torn ACL to Heal Itself

When 28-year-old Frances Yu tore her ACL, she thought traditional reconstruction surgery was her only option. Then she learned about a new procedure that would ...

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 ...

Comprehensive Physical Therapy After Amputation Helps Woman Live Independently
Comprehensive Physical Therapy After Amputation Helps Woman Live Independently

Mary Lou Bowen wanted to live independently but struggled with pain from osteoarthritis in her right knee and limited mobility after her left leg was amputated ...

Know When to See a Doctor for Shoulder Pain
Know When to See a Doctor for Shoulder Pain

Shoulder discomfort is common among older people, typically due to injury, arthritis, and even normal wear and tear from overuse. It can also affect younger pe ...

Durham Man Overcomes Shoulder Pain from Golfing to Win Club Championship
Durham Man Overcomes Shoulder Pain from Golfing to Win Club Championship

When severe shoulder pain and lack of mobility threatened to end Taylor Donner’s promising new golf career, he sought help at Duke. After shoulder surgery and ...

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

Athletes 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 ...