Thomas Duffy, DO
Thomas Duffy, DO, is an orthopedic surgeon and affiliated with Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital. Dr. Duffy loves sports and wanted to be a doctor starting in third grade. He has now been practicing medicine for more than 20 years. He completed his residency at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and his fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital, Sports Medicine. Additionally, his internship and DO was completed at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Duffy knows no one should have to live with joint pain. He strives to deliver advanced, minimally invasive treatments from advanced diagnostics and surgery, through supportive rehabilitation. “Because people are living much longer and more active lives, we often try to postpone surgery with alternative treatments—like anti-inflammatory medicine, physical therapy or injections—and we see how things go.”
When surgery is necessary, “I feel it’s important to show my patients as soon as possible that their new knee moves well and that there’s nothing to fear about recovery,” says Dr. Duffy.
By night, Dr. Duffy works as the Camden Riversharks’ team physician. He attends most of the games, and if a player is injured, he determines if he can continue playing or if he needs further examination, whether that’s an X-ray or MRI. When physical therapy is required, Dr. Duffy works with the team trainer and performs the surgery if necessary. Doctor Duffy says this experience has helped him to diagnose a wide variety of conditions and understand how a serious athlete versus the weekend warrior responds to different treatments.