About Dr. Julian M Aldridge III

Dr. Julian M Aldridge III, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Durham, NC, with other offices in Durham, NC and Chapel Hill, NC . He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Aldridge is affiliated with North Carolina Specialty Hospital Pharmacy. Dr. Aldridge has received 7 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

40 Ratings with 19 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Julian M Aldridge III is Excellent. Dr. Julian M Aldridge III has been rated by 40 patients. From those 40 patients 19 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Julian M Aldridge III is 4.9 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

EMERGEORTHO DURHAM

120 William Penn Plz
Durham, NC 27704
(919) 220-5255

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EMERGEORTHO SOUTHPOINT

249 E Nc Highway 54
Durham, NC 27713
(919) 544-7270

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EMERGEORTHO CHAPEL HILL

100 Perkins Dr
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 942-3171

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Specialties

Dr. Julian M Aldridge III 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.

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Julian M Aldridge III has the following 6 expertise

  • Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Wrist Injury
  • Dupuytren's Contracture

Reviews

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Five Stars

I was scared and even though friends told me the experience good I was still apprehensive. Dr. Aldridge was kind and I went through the surgery effortless and absolutely no pain. He had given a prescription for pain if needed and I never needed it. He is very professional and kind. I highly recommend him.

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Wonderful surgeon

Dr. Aldridge was extremely competent in performing distal radius fracture surgery on right arm, and had excellent bedside manner in describing procedure in pre-op and follow-up discussions during post op appointments.

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Surgery- left thumb(CMC)

He is a dedicated and caring professional who provided a thorough explanation of my surgery. Due to his outstanding surgical skills and after only sixty after surgery, I have full range of movement and minimal discomfort. I will be forever grateful to Dr. Aldridge.

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Total relief from pain, exceeded my expectations

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.

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He cares!

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!

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  • Awards

    7 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award

    Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    The Patients' Choice Award - 5 Year Honoree is a recognition granted only to those doctors whose ratings have reflected excellence in care for five years in a row. Only 1% of all doctors in the United States are bestowed this honor by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City

    Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area

    Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree

    Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree (2017, 2018)

    Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award - 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Aldridge is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • Wake Forest University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Julian M Aldridge III accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • 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
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. Julian M Aldridge III

Dr. Aldridge obtained his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He is a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and completed his orthopaedic surgery training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Aldridge also completed a subspecialty fellowship training in hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery at Duke University Medical Center. He served as assistant professor on the Duke Orthopaedic staff for four years, during which time he served for one year as chief of orthopaedics at the Durham VAMC, and devoted countless hours towards research and teaching fellow residents and medical students. Dr. Aldridge is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has received his certificate of added qualification *(CAQ) in Hand Surgery. He is President of the Duke Hand Club and the North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Medical Association, the North Carolina Orthopaedic Association, the Eastern Orthopaedic Association, the Piedmont Orthopaedic Society, the Bassett Orthopaedic Society, and the Southeastern Hand Society. Dr. Aldridge has a broad range of knowledge of orthopaedic problems with subspecialty training in the upper extremity (hand, wrist, elbow). His interests range from complex trauma, elbow replacements, upper extremity arthritis, brachial plexus injury and reconstruction to endoscopic carpal tunnel release, and Dupuytren's, among others. Outside of the upper extremity specialty, Dr. Aldridge has published numerous articles and spoken at national and international meetings about his experience with a procedure called Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head with the free vascularized fibular graft (FVFG). Dr. Aldridge has been practicing orthopaedics since 2003. He currently performs surgeries at North Carolina Specialty Hospital, James E. Davis Surgery Center, and Durham Regional Hospital. Dr. Aldridge is married and resides in Durham with his wife, Elizabeth, and their two daughters, Liza and Caroline. *Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ Hand) The examination for the Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ Hand) is developed and administered by the Joint Committee on Surgery of the Hand of the American Boards of Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery and Surgery. The Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand (formerly CAQ Hand) is for those surgeons who have demonstrated qualifications in hand surgery beyond those expected of other orthopaedic surgeons by virtue of additional training, a practice characterized by a majority of cases in hand surgery, and contributions to this field.

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