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Department of Orthopedics

School of Medicine

Two pros: Ace surgeon gets master fisherman back in the river

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Written by UCHealth on August 6, 2019

Charles Duke tore his rotator cuff in a fall on his driveway. After surgery and extensive physical therapy, he’s back to his passion of fly fishing. The fisherman stands in a tributary of the Arkansas River as it snakes through a meadow near Leadville and effortlessly casts his line so the fly lands in the perfect spot to entice a hungry trout.

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