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Dr. Richard E. Duey, M.D.

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Member, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Fellowship Trained, Shoulder Surgery
  • Fellowship Trained, Orthopedic Sports Medicine

Richard E. Duey, M.D. is an Orthopedic Surgeon who has also received extensive specialty training in the areas of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. Originally born in Springfield, MO, Dr. Duey spent six years between the ages of seven and fourteen living in Africa where his parents served as missionaries. This unique experience provided him with valuable insight into what it means to live a life of service to others.

Upon their return to the United States, Dr. Duey’s family settled in Oklahoma City, OK, where he completed his high school education. After graduation he then returned to Africa aboard a hospital ship affiliated with Mercy Ships, an organization whose mission is to bring hope and healing to the world’s poor. He spent a total of five months serving as a part of Mercy Ships prior to returning home.

Dr. Duey completed his undergraduate studies at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK, where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology-Chemistry. From there he attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Upon completion of medical school, Dr. Duey was accepted into a five-year residency training program in orthopedic surgery at the University of Kansas in Wichita, KS. It was here that he received outstanding training in the various disciplines of orthopedic surgery, in particular orthopedic trauma surgery, joint replacement, and minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery.

After residency, Dr. Duey elected to spend a year specializing in Orthopedic Sports Medicine in Tennessee. During this time he managed and treated a variety of sports-related injuries and other musculoskeletal conditions in patients both young and old. Because of a strong, personal interest in caring for and treating shoulder problems, Dr. Duey chose to invest an additional year undergoing specialty training in shoulder surgery. This decision brought him to the great state of Texas and allowed him the unique opportunity to address complex shoulder conditions utilizing cutting-edge arthroscopic and open techniques.

Both life experience and an outstanding education have been instrumental in shaping Dr. Duey into the physician that he is today. His desire is to provide the highest level of care to each patient using nonsurgical treatment and, when necessary, surgical intervention. He derives a great deal of satisfaction from educating his patients about their condition and helping them come to a treatment decision with which they can be satisfied. He is both honored and grateful to be joining the outstanding team of physicians and support staff at the Orthopaedic and Spine Institute. He looks forward to serving the people of San Antonio and the surrounding area.

When not working, Dr. Duey enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. Together they like to travel and spend time with family and friends.

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21 Spurs Lane, Suite 245, San Antonio, TX, 78240

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Posture and Neck Pain

Chronic neck pain is a miserable experience. Although some cases of neck pain are caused by an injury, many are simply due to poor posture. Poor posture stresses the muscles of the neck and can cause muscle spasms, stiffness and pain. Over time, the stresses of poor posture on the neck can cause degenerative diseases to develop in the discs and bones of the neck. Forward head A very commonly seen posture that puts a lot of strain on the neck is the forward head. The individual habitually thrusts the head forward, carrying it out in front of the shoulders. In this position, the weight of the head is constantly pulling on the spine and the shoulders. Sitting for hours hunched over a desk or a computer is a common cause of forward head. Many people with this habitual forward head carriage suffer from sore shoulders as well as a sore neck. Over time, the vertebrae at the base of the neck (C5 and C6) can develop painful degenerative conditions due to the constant weight of the head pulling on them in the forward head posture. Correct posture A correct posture is one that keeps the spine in alignment. Some people call it a neutral or balanced posture. One exercise to encourage a neutral posture is to focus on opening the chest wide as you try to squeeze your shoulder blades together. Once your chest is open, bring your head into alignment. Think of a string pulling up the top of your head and lengthening the neck. When you do this, your chin will tuck in and your head will naturally shift into proper alignment with your spine. Do the open chest/ string exercise multiple times a day. Other exercises to build better posture are head nods and chin tucks. To do a head nod, slowly nod your head slightly up and down without moving your neck. To do chin tucks, tip your nose down toward the ground and move the top of your head backwards. Repeat head nods and chin tucks several times a day. These exercises strengthen the muscles on the front of the neck. Individuals with habitual forward head posture usually have very weak muscles in the front of the neck. If you've worked hard at correcting your posture and you are still suffering from neck pain, why not give us a call?


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