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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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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

If you're like 64% 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 wreck hav ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Shoulder Surgery Helped Swimmer Prepare for Olympic Trials
Shoulder Surgery Helped Swimmer Prepare for Olympic Trials

A persistent shoulder injury threatened to throw competitive swimmer Ashley Twichell off course just as she was ramping up her training to qualify for the only ...

Surgery For ACL Injury? Not Always
Surgery For ACL Injury? Not Always

An ACL tear is an increasingly common injury especially among younger, female athletes. But will it sideline you for good?

Duke Sports Medicine Services in One Convenient Location
Duke Sports Medicine Services in One Convenient Location

At Duke Sports Medicine’s expanded new home, people can get all their needs met in one convenient location. The renovated clinic, renamed the Duke Sports Scien ...

3D Printed Bone Implant Saves Woman’s Leg
3D Printed Bone Implant Saves Woman’s Leg

A 3D computer-printed bone implant saved Ruth Smith-Leigh’s leg from amputation, and allowed her to walk again following a terrible car accident.

Get Seen Quickly at Duke Orthopaedics
Get Seen Quickly at Duke Orthopaedics

Getting a referral to a specialist can often mean long waits, which is frustrating, especially if you are experiencing acute pain. Duke Orthopaedics now offers ...