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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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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 ...

Ankle Fusion or Ankle Replacement?
Ankle Fusion or Ankle Replacement?

When persistent ankle arthritis from a chronic ankle injury or ankle fracture makes walking, exercise, or climbing stairs unbearable, it’s time to consider you ...

Choose the Right Walking Shoes
Choose the Right Walking Shoes

Walking is good for your health, but it can be hard on your feet if you don’t wear the right shoes. Orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon Karl Schweitzer, MD, exp ...

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.