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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

March 23, 2017
We would like to congratulate Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT, who recently published, "Post-operative opioid pain management patterns for patients who receive hip surgery," which received a lot of...
March 23, 2017
The lead article in the March 2017 issue of Journal of American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure was from a collaborative project among investigators from Duke, Thomas Jefferson, and Wake Forest...
March 23, 2017
March 21, 2017 was World Down Syndrome Day!  The date, being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome, which leads to...
March 23, 2017
We would like to congratulate the following medical students who have matched into the Duke Orthopaedic Residency Program and we look forward to them joining our team:   2016-17 PGY 1 Residents...
March 23, 2017
Photo credit San Diego Sailing Tours This was another unforgettable year for Duke Orthopaedics at the 2017 AAOS & ORS Meetings! Below are just some of the highlights: Duke Orthopaedics had close...

Upcoming Events

February 24, 2017: Medical Student Outreach Program (Perry Initiative)

February 25, 2017: Perry Outreach Program (Perry Initiative)

February 24, 2017: Feagin Leadership Session 5 - TBD

February 27, 2017: 6pm - 8pm - Leaving the Duke Nest | Answers to your job search questions! Hosted at Parizade Cafe

March 2, 2017: Tax Information Session for PDC Members

March 6, 2017: Final State of the School Address

March 9, 2017: Duke SoM Core Resources Day

March 14-18, 2017: AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA

March 14, 2017: 2017 Feagin Leadership Summit featuring Dr. Dan Ariely

March 20, 2017: Health Data Science Kickoff Event at JB Duke Hotel

March 24-25, 2017: REGISTER TODAY! 9th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium (EBARS) 

March 29, 2017: Fifth Annual George S. E. Aitken Lectureship will be presented by Dr. James R. Urbaniak 

March 31, 2017: REGISTER TODAY! Movement Symposium

April 19, 2017: 25th Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor: Lori A. Karol, MD

May 3, 2017: 2017 SoM & Nursing Spring Faculty Meeting

May 10-13, 2017: 65th Annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society Meeting at The Cloister, Sea Island, GA, featuring Honored Guest, Dr. Robert D. Fitch

May 19-21, 2017: Feagin Leadership Forum Weekend

October 6-8, 2017: North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Meeting

Recent Publications

Related Articles Ankle Injury Prevention Programs for Soccer Athletes Are Protective: A Level-I Meta-Analysis. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Sep 07;98(17):1436-43...
Related Articles Independent predictors of mortality following spine surgery. J Clin Neurosci. 2016 Jul;29:100-5 Authors: Desai R, Nayar G, Suresh V, Wang TY,...
Related Articles The Warwick Agreement on femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI syndrome): an international consensus statement. Br J Sports Med. 2016 Oct;50(19):1169-...
The Effect of Microporous Polysaccharide Hemospheres on Wound Healing and Scarring in Wild-Type and db/db Mice. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2017 Apr;30(4):169-180 Authors...
Related Articles Intrahospital Transport of the Critically Ill Adult: A Standardized Evaluation Plan. Dimens Crit Care Nurs. 2016 May-Jun;35(3):133-46 Authors:...