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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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Hip dysplasia surgery puts mountain trekker back on the trail
Hip dysplasia surgery puts mountain trekker back on the trail

Kara Hayslip, an athletic young woman, was sidelined by hip dysplasia pain. Her Duke doctor offered hip-preserving surgery as a way to head off hip replacement ...

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.

Torn ACL Treatment: It’s Different for Girls
Torn ACL Treatment: It’s Different for Girls

Female athletes suffer ACL tears—a common knee injury—more often than their male counterparts. That's why a Duke orthopaedic surgeon tailors women's ACL treatm ...

How your smartphone is hurting you
How your smartphone is hurting you

If you're like 64 percent of Americans, you own a smartphone. For many, it's become a device they just can't live without. However, too much screen time can wr ...

Pain-free after shoulder and knee surgery
Pain-free after shoulder and knee surgery

After two successful arthroscopic surgeries at Duke, Lieutenant Colonel Todd Turner is pain-free and ready for his next assignment.

Common Injuries in Adolescent Sports
Common Injuries in Adolescent Sports

Overuse injuries are becoming increasingly common among children and adolescents who participate in sports. Here, Duke sports medicine specialist Tracy Ray, MD ...

Should Thomas Davis play in Super Bowl with broken forearm?
Should Thomas Davis play in Super Bowl with broken forearm?

When Carolina Panthers’ linebacker Thomas Davis broke his forearm during the NFC Championship game, speculation surrounded his decision to play in the upcoming ...

Prevent bunions and other problems by being good to your feet
Prevent bunions and other problems by being good to your feet

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 ...

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

Shoulder pain is common among people ages 50 and older -- due to injury, arthritis, and normal wear and tear -- and in younger people who play sports that invo ...

Back to Cycling After Hip Replacement Surgery
Back to Cycling After Hip Replacement Surgery

When Peter Leousis was facing hip replacement surgery, he chose a Duke orthopaedic surgeon experienced with the newer, minimally invasive approach. The competi ...

Hip Arthritis Causing you Pain?
Hip Arthritis Causing you Pain?

When hip pain and stiffness makes it difficult for you to get out of bed or take a short walk, arthritis may be to blame. The degenerative condition is the lea ...

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 ...