Duke Health Blog
Stories and news about treatment advances that improve your health and quality of life

Orthopaedic Care

Read how Duke orthopaedic specialists are taking new approaches to care for children and adults with joint pain and injuries. 

Showing 1 - 12 of 60 results
Running After Hip Dysplasia Surgery
Running After Hip Dysplasia Surgery

David Logan is a personal trainer, coaches wrestling, and was even training to be a Navy SEAL before hip dysplasia derailed that dream. Doctors elsewhere told h ...

Nurse Back on Her Feet Days After Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery
Nurse Back on Her Feet Days After Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery

When the bunion on Kim Aiken’s foot grew so large that she had to go up a shoe size -- and so painful she could barely get through her nursing shifts -- she kne ...

Learning to Manage Chronic Joint Pain and Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery
Learning to Manage Chronic Joint Pain and Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery

Hubert Nall’s knee pain was so bad last year that it limited his ability to walk, climb stairs, and be active. However, that lack of activity also meant he wasn ...

Elbow Surgery Helps Young Gymnast Reach for Her Dreams
Elbow Surgery Helps Young Gymnast Reach for Her Dreams

When 12-year-old Aya Jackson of Durham learned she would need elbow surgery, she worried that her dream of becoming an elite gymnast was in danger. With the hel ...

When Young Athletes Need Sports Injury Care
When Young Athletes Need Sports Injury Care

When young athletes get hurt, the best option for care is often an orthopaedic doctor who specializes in sports-related injuries. However, the criminal convicti ...

New Surgical Option for Serious Rotator Cuff Tears
New Surgical Option for Serious 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.

New Duke Sports Vision Center Focuses on High-Performance Vision Rehab and Training
New Duke Sports Vision Center Focuses on High-Performance Vision Rehab and Training

A new Duke Eye Center program is helping athletes and military personnel maximize their dynamic visual abilities.

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 t ...

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 ort ...

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 Du ...

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. Duke ...