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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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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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

Painful Bunions
Painful Bunions

Painful bunions can be treated successfully with surgery. The key is finding a surgeon you trust, one who identifies your individual problems, and recommends t ...

Saving Sergeant Muzzy
Saving Sergeant Muzzy

After an explosion at Ft. Bragg left Sgt. Cory Muzzy with severe injuries, the soldier returned to Duke to thank his doctors for saving his life, and the thera ...

Hammer Toe Treatment Gets People on their Feet Faster
Hammer Toe Treatment Gets People on their Feet Faster

Stylish, high-heeled shoes make some women feel glamorous and sexy, but those beautiful shoes can also cause an unsexy-looking foot deformity called hammer to ...

ACL Injuries: What You Need to Know
ACL Injuries: What You Need to Know

With football and soccer season underway, more young athletes will be tearing their ACLs despite the best preventive efforts of their coaches and athletic trai ...

Cause-Related Events Require Proper Training
Cause-Related Events Require Proper Training

The annual Avon Walk for Breast Cancer is a two-day, 39-mile walk to raise funds for research and treatment. The walk and others like it support a great cause, ...

Complex Hip Surgery and Tailored Physical Therapy Returns Rider to her Horse
Complex Hip Surgery and Tailored Physical Therapy Returns Rider to her Horse

After arthroscopic surgery and physical therapy for her hip injury, Sam Hanebeck was back in the saddle again. This time, however, she could ride her beloved h ...