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Welcome to Duke Orthopaedic Surgery

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


Education &


Doctor of
Physical Therapy


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

We would like to welcome visiting scholar Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme, PT, PhD, to the DPT division. Dr. Tousignant-Laflamme is a visiting scholar from University of Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, and...
We would like to extend a HUGE congratulations to Duke University Medical Student, Perez Agaba, who was selected as the 2016 recipient of the Anthony V. Seaber Student Fellowship Award for his...
We would like to congratulate Dr. George, who was recently selected as the 2016 recipient of the FPTA Award for Scholarly Impact on Practice. This award acknowledges and honors a physical therapist...
We would like to congratulate Will Eward, MD, DVM, who was recently featured in People Pets: Veterinarian Goes Back to Medical School to Help Save Dogs and Humans from Rare Cancer BY MICHELLE BOUDIN...
We would like to congratulate all team members from the Duke Sarcoma Clinic for receiving the Top Performer Score for the July 2016 CAHPS Global Rating for Patient Experience! This honor was...

Upcoming Events

August 27, 2016: Duke Orthopaedics Welcome Party

August 31, 2016: Visiting Professor Richard Bruch, MD – Consultant to Triangle Orthopaedic Assoc., P.A.: “Advocacy”  

September 11, 2016: Strike Out for Sarcoma

October 8, 2016: Bassett Society Meeting in Steadman Auditorium (Agenda currently being finalized)

October 14, 2016: Feagin Leadership Session 2 - University Club 

November 9, 2016: Pediatrics Visiting Professor: Charles Price, MD, Orlando Health    

November 12-13, 2016: Mobilizations with Movement "Nags, Snags" DPT ConEd Course

December 7-10, 2016: 2nd Annual Fellows & Residents Summit

December 9-10, 2016: Feagin Leadership Session 3 - Vail, CO 

January 27, 2017: Feagin Leadership Session 4 - Alumni Event at JB Duke Hotel

February 24, 2017: Feagin Leadership Session 5 - TBD 

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

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

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

May 10-13, 2017: 65th Annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society Meeting at The Cloister, Sea Island, GA

May 19-21, 2017: Feagin Leadership Forum Weekend

Recent Publications

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