Dr. Aldridge III-EmergeOrtho
Hand & Wrist
Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, CAQ in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Hand Upper Extremity and Microsurgery Specialist
Dr. Aldridge obtained his undergraduate degree from Duke University. He is a graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, and completed his orthopedic surgery training at Duke University Medical Center. He then completed an additional year of subspecialty fellowship training in hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery at Duke University Medical Center. He served as assistant professor on the Duke Orthopedic staff for four years, during which time he served as chief of orthopedics at the Durham VAMC, and devoted countless hours towards research and teaching fellows, residents, and medical students.
Dr. Aldridge is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and has received his certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in Hand Surgery. He is past president of the North Carolina Orthopedic Association, the Duke Hand Society, and the North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the Southern Orthopedic Association, the Piedmont Orthopedic Society, the Bassett Orthopedic Society, the Southeastern Hand Society, the Shoulder and Elbow Society, and the prestigious American Orthopedic Association.
Dr. Aldridge has a broad range of knowledge of orthopedic problems with subspecialty training in the upper extremity (hand, wrist, elbow), with interests ranging from complex trauma of the upper extremity, elbow disorders, arthritis, brachial plexus injury and reconstruction, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, Dupuytren’s, and tendonopathies, among many other pathologies.