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February 25, 2014Article

Dr. Jonathan Chappell was inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS). The academy is the largest medical association for musculoskeletal specialists. Its fellows have completed medical school, plus at least five...

February 15, 2014Article

Wake Orthopaedics is pleased to announce that we have partnered with Trinity Academy of North Raleigh. We offer orthopaedic care & injury prevention programs for their athletic teams and are excited to partner with such a prestigious academic...

February 10, 2014Blog Post

Anyone can slip and fall at any time, but winter proves to be particularly tricky. The snow and ice that the season often brings can lead to slippery conditions outside. There are certain precautions you can take, but falls can always happen...

February 3, 2014Blog Post

Winter is in full swing, and ski season is officially here. It's the time of year when we see a rash of knee injuries, especially sprains and tears of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).

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February 1, 2014Article

We are pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Corey Thompson to our practice. Dr. Thompson was born and raised in Rochester, Minnesota. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a medical degree from the...

May 29, 2013Blog Post

As an orthopaedic surgeon, I see my fair share of bounce house and trampoline injuries. These injuries occur primarily in children ages 4 to 15 and in adventurous caretakers (mothers, fathers, etc).

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May 2, 2013Blog Post

What do you do when that twinge in your back becomes a debilitating pain? Recline on the couch with a heating pad and wait for it to go away?

For the majority of people who suffer from mid- to low back pain, it is due to a lumbar strain....

April 17, 2012Blog Post

As the temperatures rise, so does the impulse to get outside and exercise.

Dr. Curt Hanson of Wake Orthopaedics talks to WRAL about gradually increasing your intensity to prevent exercise-related injuries. Any change in how or where you...

January 24, 2012Blog Post

Last week, the News & Observer included a picture on the front page of its Triangle section of a man balancing precariously on the top of a step ladder trimming trees. This picture could be used as a great example of what not to do because...

January 12, 2012Blog Post

Having been an orthopaedic surgeon for the past 11 years specializing in trauma surgery, I have treated many different types of injuries – some of which still amaze me. However, I have come to expect the cause of the many severe injuries.

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September 22, 2011Blog Post

It is true that we see an increasing number of knee injuries in female athletes, especially in those who participate in basketball, soccer and volleyball. 

The ACL is one of the four major ligaments of the knee and acts as a stabilizer...

August 30, 2011Blog Post

Sports injuries are common in youth athletes. They often suffer sprains, strains, bruises, or broken bones. In soccer, the most common injuries are to the leg- from a twisted knee or ankle to a direct blow from a kick or collision.

Most...

July 15, 2011Blog Post

They come in all colors, shapes and sizes. They are organized by function in the shoe store and can cost from $20 to over $200, but do shoes really make a difference?

For most people of normal activity level a general, supportive shoe...

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Wake Ortho Offices CLOSED Monday, December 9, 2018

Wake Ortho offices closed December 9, 2018.

Due to inclement weather, all Wake Ortho offices will be closed Monday, December 9, 2018.  Wake Ortho Urgent Care will be opening on a two-hour delay and will operate from 10:00AM-9:00PM.  Stay safe.