Dr. Alfred Durham, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available
(540) 772-3530

Dr. Alfred Durham, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Salem, VA. Dr. Durham has more experience with Knee/Lower Limbs, Hip/Pelvic Bones, and Elbow than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Lewisgale Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Durham to book an appointment.


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LewisGale Physicians

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Orthopedics1802 Braeburn Dr Salem, VA 24153
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I was having a lot of discomfort in my hip and he gave me a shot in my joint. It helped for about 5 days. However, he was very honest said it might help and it might not but wouldn't hurt. Of course I am still having a lot of pain of the sacroiliac and it also spasms but he wasn't sure what is causing that problem. I appreciated his honesty and he was so easy to talk with. Have another appointment in Sept for another shot and will decide before then if I am going to get one.
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Patricia B. Ballard – Jun 21, 2020
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Dr. Durham listens and responds openly regarding your health issues. He is very caring, knowledgeable and competent. He is a breath of fresh air in the world of orthopedic physicians. I highly recommend him and his wonderful staff.
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May 21, 2020
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I have a genetic disorder Common Variable Immunodeficiency (CVID), which causes me to have defective antibody production & increased susceptibility to infection, I receive subcutaneous immunoglobulin infusions at my home every 28 days of HYQVIA. However, the complications of CVID are great & include recurrent & chronic infections, chronic inflammatory diseases, autoimmunity, persistent viral infections & most recently, granuloma formations. I suffer with severe chronic inflammation in my back, neck, hips, SI, coccyx, bursa, shoulders, wrists, hands, feet, knee, ankles, etc. Dr. Durham is instrumental in giving me steroid injections in my hips/bursa. I experience crippling pain from inflammation every day of my life. Dr. Durham’s knowledge, proficiency & compassion grants me temporary relief. The injections empower me to be mobile for 3 months. I then return for another injection. We discussed possible surgery this time. Though it’s not what I want, I now believe it’s what I need.
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Sandra Lynn Harris – May 18, 2020
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My visit went very well. I came in for hip and knee pain. Was given a shot for both. Was very happy and was on my way in no time at all. Good Doctor.
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Betty Turner – May 17, 2020
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What a wonderful, caring individual! Dr. Durham is knowledgeable and compassionate about his work. I have seen him for hip, knee and back. Great sense of humor and very personable. I would recommend him and have referred many others to him for their orthopedic needs. I had a fall that cracked my knee cap and got an appointment the same day. I am very grateful for prompt attention to my injury. Thank you Dr. Durham!
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Debbie Atkinson – May 05, 2020
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I have been going to Dr. Durham for years. He has took real good care of me. I trust him a lot. I love going to see him.
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Bertha W Ringley – Apr 21, 2020
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Very pleased with my visit. Very friendly staff and Dr was great.
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Lois Hunt – Apr 19, 2020
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Dr.Durham was professional & courteous during my office visit. He was very thorough. I would highly recommend him for anyone looking for a Orthopedic Physician.
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S.L. in Martinsville Va. – Feb 29, 2020
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I saw Dr. Durham for leg pain. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and was able to diagnose and treat my problem successfully. I would highly recommend Dr. Durham!
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Feb 26, 2020
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Nothing but a pleasant experience. Was worked in due to a cancellation and received professional help as always. Will have no problem calling again if needed. Thanks for relieving my pain.
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Rebecca Hood – Feb 05, 2020
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I had pain in my right shoulder whenever I moved that arm in a upper part circle as in putting on a shirt or jacket. Dr Durham analysed the problem and administered a shot in that shoulder, completely eliminating the pain.
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Gordon Hamilton – Jan 30, 2020
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Dr. Durham administered another cordisone shot and scheduled my right knee replacement surgery at this visit
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John Spruhan – Jan 24, 2020
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Dr Durham explained everything to me. He is an excellent orthopedic surgeon. He took wonderful care of me.
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Wanda – Jan 11, 2020
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Dr.Durham and his staff are just Great. They are very professional and caring people. I would recommend them for anyone that wants the best care!
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Vicki Eddy in Roanoke, VA – Nov 24, 2019
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Dr Durham is always professional and takes the time to explain all details of your procedures with you. He has done several procedures on me, with great results. Also, he always puts you at ease about what he is going to do, both in his office and in the operating room. I love the fact that he always tells a joke instead of being soooo serious. Almost a fun time (almost)!!!
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Jane shoemaker in Roanoke, VA – Oct 15, 2019
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Dr Durham was so great explained everything to me I love that he has great bedside manner O feel that beside being a great surgeon you also need to be able to talk to your patient and listen to them Dr Durham does
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Susan Riley – Sep 23, 2019
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Very good doctor, shows care and concern!
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Edward Wade in Ferrum, VA – May 24, 2019
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I have been seen by Dr. Durham over a period of about 25 years. He is a "Top Notch" doc. He is not a "scafell wielding" doctor and in my judgement surgery is not his first option. I would recommend him highly to both family and friends.
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Thomas Scarce in Salem, VA – May 24, 2019
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Everyone in the office was nice. Dr. Durham was professional, a good listener and very easy to talk to. He took a lot of time with me and was very knowledgeable. Trust me...I am not going to let just anyone cut into my knees. I will likely have knee replacement but I'm not nearly as afraid now.
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Pam – Jan 21, 2019
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Lewis Gale is an amazing facility with the very best healthcare in the area. I've never had to wait more than 10 minutes for any of the diagnostic services, even with a full waiting area. Specifically, Dr Durham and his staff are the BEST! With Dr Durham you have a highly skilled surgeon who is caring and relatable. They even have a sign in the large waiting room that says if you've waited more than 10 minutes, see the front desk. We can all agree that is unheard of in healthcare today.
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Portia in Ferrum, VA – Jan 07, 2019
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Dr. Durham accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 15 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham treats Knee Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Durham treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Durham treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Durham treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.

Typically treats 62% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Durham treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham treats Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Durham treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Hip Replacement
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham performs Hip Replacement more than 81% of their peers

Dr. Durham performs this procedure more than 81% of their peers

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Injuries
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham treats Elbow Injuries more than 87% of their peers

Dr. Durham treats this condition more than 87% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 47% of their peers

Dr. Durham treats this condition more than 47% of their peers

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.

Typically treats 46% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Shoulder Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham treats Shoulder Disorders more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Durham treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Rotator Cuff Tear
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham treats Rotator Cuff Tear more than 71% of their peers

Dr. Durham treats this condition more than 71% of their peers

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Durham treats Shoulder Impingement Syndrome more than 65% of their peers

Dr. Durham treats this condition more than 65% of their peers

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Dr. Durham's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Mole
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Skin Allergy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Diseases
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Warts
  • Wrist Fracture

About Me

I believe that treatment of musculoskeletal conditions can give functional benefits lasting years beyond simple pain relief. I believe in golden rule medicine and would not offer a treatment I would not take myself. I treat patients not X-Ray or MRI scans. I try to exhaust all non operative options prior to using surgical options.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

1981
Alfred I DuPont Institute
Residency Hospital
1980
Geisinger Med Center
Residency Hospital
1977
Geisinger Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1971
University Of Maryland
Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Russian
  • Vietnamese
  • French
  • English

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Lewisgale Medical Center

Salem, VA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)