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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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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 ...

Back to Dancing After Double Ankle Replacement (Video)
Back to Dancing After Double Ankle Replacement (Video)

Two years ago, Jim Ashwell couldn't walk without pain. Years of ankle injuries and wear-and-tear left no joint space in his ankles, causing bone to rub against ...

Is Outpatient Knee Replacement for You? Know Who Benefits
Is Outpatient Knee Replacement for You? Know Who Benefits

Duke orthopaedic surgeons now offer some people the option to go home a few hours after knee replacement surgery. According to Michael Bolognesi, MD, a Duke or ...

Quick Recovery After Outpatient Knee Replacement (Video)
Quick Recovery After Outpatient Knee Replacement (Video)

Lee Tucker opted for outpatient knee replacement surgery at Duke after a 40-year-old knee injury prevented him from getting around. He's glad he did. Now the D ...

Surgery, OT Restores Hand Function After Devastating Injury (Video)
Surgery, OT Restores Hand Function After Devastating Injury (Video)

Beth Hufner’s body was shattered and her left hand hung motionless after she was struck by a truck during a morning run near her Hillsborough neighborhood. Duk ...

A Runner’s Comeback: From Multiple Fractures to a 50-Mile Race
A Runner’s Comeback: From Multiple Fractures to a 50-Mile Race

In April 2017, Harry Mendez Jr. crossed the finish line of a 50-mile race, exhausted but triumphant. The 35-year-old Durham resident had completed triathlons a ...

After Ankle Replacement Surgery, Pain-Free Walks on the Beach
After Ankle Replacement Surgery, Pain-Free Walks on the Beach

Ankle pain kept David Deitz from enjoying retirement on the North Carolina shore. After ankle replacement surgery at Duke, he’s walking on the beach once more. ...

Can Fat Cells Help Heal Joint Pain?
Can Fat Cells Help Heal Joint Pain?

Pro athletes go abroad for injections of stem cells from their abdominal fat. Now Duke orthopaedic specialists offer the therapy to patients and study its effe ...

ACL Surgery Keeps Boy’s Football Dreams Alive
ACL Surgery Keeps Boy’s Football Dreams Alive

When Haji White Jr tore his ACL, a pediatric orthopaedic specialist at Duke used growth-sparing surgery to get him safely back to playing sports.

Small implant relieves big toe pain
Small implant relieves big toe pain

Big toe pain from arthritis kept Nichelle Perry from activities she loved. An artificial cartilage implant brought relief without limiting her range of motion. ...

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 ...

Treating Sports Injuries in Children: What Parents Need to Know
Treating Sports Injuries in Children: What Parents Need to Know

Duke orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Riboh, MD, treats sports injuries in children and adolescents. In this Q&A he offers helpful information for parents look ...