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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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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 both ...

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 h ...

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 t ...

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 kne ...

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 wasn ...

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 who ...

Elbow Surgery Helps Young Gymnast Reach for Her Dreams
Elbow Surgery Helps Young Gymnast Reach for Her Dreams

When 12-year-old Aya Jackson of Durham learned she would need elbow surgery, she worried that her dream of becoming an elite gymnast was in danger. With the hel ...

When Young Athletes Need Sports Injury Care
When Young Athletes Need Sports Injury Care

When young athletes get hurt, the best option for care is often an orthopaedic doctor who specializes in sports-related injuries. However, the criminal convicti ...

New Surgical Option for Serious Rotator Cuff Tears
New Surgical Option for Serious 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.

New Duke Sports Vision Center Focuses on High-Performance Vision Rehab and Training
New Duke Sports Vision Center Focuses on High-Performance Vision Rehab and Training

A new Duke Eye Center program is helping athletes and military personnel maximize their dynamic visual abilities.

An Orthopaedic Family: On the Go with Drs. Jocelyn Wittstein and Tally Lassiter (Video)
An Orthopaedic Family: On the Go with Drs. Jocelyn Wittstein and Tally Lassiter (Video)

Jocelyn Wittstein, MD, and Tally Lassiter, MD, are orthopedic surgeons in Knightdale and Raleigh who specialize in treating knee, hip and shoulder injuries in t ...