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Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. J. Mack Aldridge serves as Chairman of the Board for North Carolina Specialty Hospital. Dr. Aldridge is a top micro-surgeon, recognized as the best in the area, specializing in orthopedic conditions and disorders affecting the hand and upper extremity. From carpal tunnel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis to trigger finger, ganglion cysts, and more, Dr. Aldridge is highly skilled and experienced in providing subspecialty orthopedic treatment.
Dr. Aldridge routinely performs a variety of arm, elbow, hand, and wrist surgeries for North Carolina Specialty Hospital. This includes brachial plexus injury reconstruction and endoscopic carpal tunnel release (as two of many upper-extremity focused procedures).
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. Dr. Aldridge then completed an additional year of subspecialty fellowship training in hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery at Duke University Medical Center.
For four years, Dr. Aldridge served as assistant professor on the Duke Orthopedic staff as well as Chief of Orthopedics at the Durham VAMC, where he devoted countless hours towards research and teaching.
In addition to being certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Aldridge has received his certificate of added qualification (CAQ) in Hand Surgery. He is the former president of the North Carolina Orthopedic Association, the Duke Hand Society, and the North Carolina Society for Surgery of the Hand.
His extensive training and expertise enable Dr. Aldridge address a wide range of orthopedic conditions, which include:
To help treat the conditions above (and others), Dr. Aldridge routinely performs:
Currently, Dr. Aldridge 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 was appointed as one of America’s Best Physicians and elected to Best Doctors® (six consecutive years). He is also recognized as part of the North Carolina Business Journal’s Best Doctors rankings.
Dr. Aldridge has performed upwards of 80 lectures all over the world. As part of his commitment to teaching, he was the youngest person to receive the faculty teaching award while on staff at Duke University. He has also published chapters in five textbooks and 30 peer-reviewed articles.
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