Dr. James Nunley, MD

Dr. James Nunley, MD

Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery | Male | 68 years old

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I have been practicing orthopaedic surgery at Duke for the last 38 years. My practice is currently limited to adults with foot and ankle conditions. I have special interests in athletic foot and ankle problems and ankle arthritis replacement surgery. My foot and ankle team has grown over the years and we have one of the largest team of experts in the United States dealing with these complex problems. I have a son who is an academic orthopaedic surgeon on the faculty at Washington University at St Louis and I have another son who is finishing residency in orthopaedic veterinary surgery. My wife and I hope he will return to the Carolinas.Read more

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Dr. Nunley is obviously a smart guy and accomplished in his field. My issue with him stems more from his arrogance and dismissive attitude when a patient asked some simple and basic question on their treatment plan. After my last visit with him when he was 20 minutes late and spent 5 minutes with me with the same arrogance and dismissive attitude I vowed it would be my last.
Not very friendly. Was in and out of the room in 7 minutes after we waited an hour for him. He was very rude and abrupt when he came in and did not stay in the building long enough for us to ask questions. WILL NOT BE BACK.
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Dr. Nunley's Care Philosophy

I have been practicing orthopaedic surgery at Duke for the last 38 years. My practice is currently limited to adults with foot and ankle conditions. I have special interests in athletic foot and ankle problems and ankle arthritis replacement surgery. My foot and ankle team has grown over the years and we have one of the largest team of experts in the United States dealing with these complex problems. I have a son who is an academic orthopaedic surgeon on the faculty at Washington University at St Louis and I have another son who is finishing residency in orthopaedic veterinary surgery. My wife and I hope he will return to the Carolinas.

Dr. Nunley's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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 Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Tulane University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1973

  • Internship Hospital
    University of California-Los Angeles

    Completed in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 1979

    UCLA Medical Center

    Completed in 1975

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Duke University Medical Center

    Completed in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection