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About Dr. Julian Aldridge
Dr. Julian Aldridge, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Durham, NC, with other offices in Chapel Hill, NC and Durham, NC . He has 19 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery of the Hand and Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Aldridge is affiliated with North Carolina Specialty Hospital, Durham Regional Hospital and NC Specialty Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Julian Aldridge has the following 2 specialties
- Surgery of the Hand
Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.
- Orthopedic Surgery
An orthopaedic surgeon is a physician who specializes in diagnosis and surgical treatment of injuries and disorders involving the musculoskeletal system, such as hip replacements and arthroscopic knee surgery.
In addition to treating trauma to the musculoskeletal system, these doctors also deal with sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors and congenital disorders.
- Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
- Wrist Injury
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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By the time Dr. Julian Mack Aldridge performed surgery on my hands, I had experienced years of increasingly painful arthritis, 4 years of painful shots that gradually stopped helping, and wore custom night splints on both hands. I could no longer open jars, and typed with increasing pain. My hands hurt all the time. Even swimming was painful. Dr. Aldridge performed two surgeries on both hands, with three incisions per hand. He did a carpal tunnel release and replaced the first carpometacarpal joint in both thumbs with a tendon from my wrists. Both thumb joints had deteriorated from arthritis due to separate accidents and overuse. The surgery exceeded my expectations for success in every possible way. Even days after each surgery, I had less pain in the hand than the week before the surgery. He did my dominant right hand first. I was 2 weeks in a soft cast, 4 weeks in short hard cast, and 3 months in a thumb joint splint. At 91 days, he did the exact same surgeries on my left hand with the same time frames for casts and 1 month for the splint. I continue to do Occupational Therapy exercises with good results and no pain. At this writing, I am less than 7 months from my first surgery. All 6 of my incisions are virtually invisible. I can open jars bare-handed. I am able to do any activity I wish, from gardening to swimming to typing for hours, with no pain. Dr. Aldridge set me free from the constant and worsening pain, and gave me back the enjoyment of my normal daily activities.
I had been told by "the best" at Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem that my hand would never get better. My left thumb was basically useless after a series of surgeries to combat a serious infection. Dr. Aldridge dd not agree and after 2 more surgeries that he performed I have extensive use of my left thumb! He restored my quality of life!
When I was referred to Dr. Aldridge in December, I had significant pain and diminished movement in my wrist following a fracture seven months before. During that time, I was receiving treatment from another orthopedist. Just before my first appointment with Dr. Aldridge, I had been told my condition may never improve. Dr. Aldridge proved that to be incorrect. My pain is gone; movement has been restored. His plan of treatment, including that of my OT, has had miraculous results. I am so grateful for his caring expertise.
Outstanding Doctor! He explained all procedures in a friendly manner. Always had time for the patient. Had Carpal Tunnel surgery on both hands. Eight months later, no problems whatsoever! I can highly recommend him as a surgeon!
Dr. Aldridge is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Durham Regional Hospital
NC Specialty Hospital
19 Years Experience
Wake Forest University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1998
Dr. Julian Aldridge accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
BCBS North Carolina
- BCBS NC Blue Value
- BCBS NC BlueOptions
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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