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Welcome to Duke Orthopaedic Surgery

Developing the leaders of tomorrow in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education and patient care


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The faculty and staff of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke welcome you to our website. We hope that you will find answers to the many questions you may have about who we are and what we do.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery cares for all injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. Our subspecialty clinics in joint replacement/reconstruction, sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, foot, hand and upper extremity, spine, trauma, oncology, reconstructive microsurgery, and rehabilitation are integrated to provide efficient, effective, and individualized care.

Our multidisciplinary approach, linking the expertise of specialists in orthopaedic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, radiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and orthopaedic nursing, ensures that each patient receives the most innovative and comprehensive care for his or her condition.


Our Vision

Be the global standard of excellence today and develop the leaders of tomorrow in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education, and patient care.

Our Mission

REACHING OUT - to put the patient and their family at the center of all we do to provide the highest
quality care
STEPPING UP - to serve and to lead our local and global communities with integrity and compassion
MOVING FORWARD - to promote and to develop excellence in education
CLIMBING HIGHER - to inspire through innovations in basic science, clinical, and translational research

Latest News & Articles

February 22, 2018
Duke Orthopaedics was honored to host Warren C. Hammert, DDS, MD, as the Twenty-eighth Annual Duke Hand Club James R. Urbaniak Visiting Professor. During Grand Rounds on February 14, 2018, Dr....
February 22, 2018
We would like to recognize Dr. Chad Cook, who has been selected to function as a featured expert on the American Medical Association’s Integrated Health Model Initiative (IHMI) Collaborative. The AMA...
February 22, 2018
We would like to recognize Dr. Fraser Leversedge, who was an invited faculty member and speaker at the 2nd Combined American and Singaporean Hand Surgery Society Meeting held in Singapore two weeks...
February 22, 2018
We would like to recognize Drs. James Keith DeOrio, Mark Easley, and James Nunley, who traveled to Lucerne, Switzerland for the Vantage Ankle Launch. The ankle system represents years of...
February 20, 2018
We would like to congratulate Amy L. McNulty, PhD and William E. Garrett, Jr., MD, PhD, who received a $98,000 OREF MTF Research Grant for their project entitled: Improving Meniscus Repair Using a...

Upcoming Events

EVERY WEDNESDAY! Duke Orthopaedic Grand Rounds (Click for schedule)

*Please note all Grand Rounds take place in 103 Bryan Research Building unless otherwise noted*

February 21, 2018: Grand Rounds | Inaugural Harrelson Lecturer – Jay Wunder, M.D.,  - “Precision Sarcoma Care”

February 21-24, 2018: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Friday, February 23, 2018: Duke Sports Medicine Visiting Professor, Peter A. Indelicato, MD will be speaking on: "Team Physician Coverage: the principles of success." 7-8am in the Stedman Auditorium - click for details!

February 26, 2018: 6-8pm | Leaving the Duke Nest: Evidence based answers to your job search questions!

March 9, 2018: Piedmont Orthopedic Society, Mid-Winter | New Orleans, LA | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 6:30 - 8:30pm

March 21, 2018: 6th Annual George S. E. Aitken, M.D., Lectureship by Steve Poletti, M.D. | Durham, NC

March 22, 2018: Duke Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Seminar Series f. Clifford J. Rosen, MD (click for details) | 5pm at 147 Nanaline Duke

March 27, 2018: DPT/SoN Building Groundbreaking Ceremony

April 6-7, 2018: 10th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium (EBARS) | Durham, NC

April 13-14, 2018: Perry Initiative at Duke

April 14-15, 2018: ASSET Shoulder Challenges Course at Duke Sports Sciences Institute: Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Surgical Solutions for Scapular Movement Disorders and Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis (click here for details, brochure, and how to register)

April 20-21, 2018: Duke Hand Course at the Hilton Riverside in Wilmington, NC

April 25, 2018: Duke Orthpaedics Department Photograph

May 1, 2018: All-Day Research Symposium & J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor, Mohit Bhandari, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCSC

May 12, 2018: Duke DPT Graduation Ceremony

May 9-12, 2018: 66th Annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society meeting | Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL

June 23, 2018: Chief Resident Dinner

July 6, 2018: Duke DPT Capstone and White Coat Ceremony

August 12, 2018: Duke Orthopaedics Welcome Party

September 15, 2018: Duke DPT 75th Anniversary Gala

Recent Publications

Related Articles Proximal ingrowth coating decreases risk of loosening following uncemented shoulder arthroplasty using mini-stem humeral components and lesser tuberosity osteotomy...
Related Articles An Engineered Optogenetic Switch for Spatiotemporal Control of Gene Expression, Cell Differentiation, and Tissue Morphogenesis. ACS Synth Biol. 2017 Nov 17...
Related Articles A Comparison of Clinical Outcomes After Unilateral or Bilateral Hip Arthroscopic Surgery: Age- and Sex-Matched Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Nov;45(...
Related Articles Analysis of complication rates following perioperative transfusion in shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jul;26(7):1203-1209...
Related Articles Free Flap Functional Muscle Transfers. Hand Clin. 2016 Aug;32(3):397-405 Authors: Garcia RM, Ruch DS Abstract Free functional...