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A study published in the May 15 issue of Spine indicates that complication rates, costs, and hospitalization lengths are longer for African-American patients when compared to Caucasian patients, both who had undergone lumbar spinal stenosis.
 

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On Tuesday, James Nunley, MD, performed successful surgery on Duke University Blue Devil basketball center Marshall Plumlee's left foot, according to a Star News Online report.
As more people demand healthcare price transparency, in light of a recent TIME exposé on high medical charges, a Duke University physician has argued price transparency could "backfire" and cause healthcare costs to rise, according to an article in The Atlantic.
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Alison Toth, MD, a board certified orthopedic surgeon, performed successful knee surgery on Duke University basketball player Chelsea Grey in order to repair her dislocated kneecap, according to a Go Duke report.
Duke University has announced Benjamin A. Alman, MD, will be the new chair of orthopedic surgery.
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