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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

December 14, 2017
Please enjoy photos from the Duke Orthopaedics Holiday Parties below!  
December 14, 2017
From December 4-9, 2017, the Departments of Orthopedic Surgery at Duke and UNC jointly hosted two orthopaedic surgeons from Africa for a week of education and fellowship. These were Dr. Leonard Banza...
December 14, 2017
Please enjoy photos from the James R. Urbaniak, MD Sports Sciences Institute Holiday Party below!
December 7, 2017
We would like to recognize team physicians for Duke Basketball, Drs. Ned Amendola and Jeff Bytomski, who traveled to Portland, Oregon for the PK80- Phil Knight Invitational. This two-tournament men’s...
December 7, 2017
As an undergraduate Duke cheerleader, Hattie Cutcliffe held the record for the most back handsprings across Cameron Indoor Stadium. Now a Duke scientist & PhD candidate, she's studying ways to...

Upcoming Events

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

December 13, 2017: Presentation of the Anthony V. Seaber Student Fellowship Awards 

  • ​Association Between Pseudotumor Formation and Patient Factors in Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty Population: Daniel Goltz, Medical Student
  • In Vivo Exercise-Induced Glenohumeral Cartilage Strains – Hans Zhang, M.D.
  • 6:50-7:10 A.M.  Ulnar Nerve Compression at the Wrist - Jonathan R. Peterson, M.D.
  • 7:10-7:30 A.M.  Navicular Stress Fractures - Gerald K. Aggrey, M.D.

December 16, 2017: 9:00 - 11:30am | Sports Medicine Running Clinic: The Female Runner (click here for details)

December 20, 2017

  • Pediatrics (Dr. Tyler Vovos) – The Physis (Anatomy, Injury and Guided Growth
  • Dr. Tom Lefebvre
  • Dr. Kendall Bradley

December 27, 2017

  • No Grand Rounds - Holiday

January 21, 2018: Faculty Retreat | 8am-4pm at the Washington Duke Inn

March 9, 2018: Piedmont Orthopedic Society, Mid-Winter | New Orleans, LA

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

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

April 13-14, 2018: Perry Initiative at Duke

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

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

June 23, 2018: Chief Resident Dinner

Recent Publications

Related Articles Atypical Presentations of Intracranial Hypotension: Comparison with Classic Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2016 Jul;37(7):...
Related Articles Surgical resident involvement in foot and ankle surgery. Foot Ankle Surg. 2017 Dec;23(4):261-267 Authors: Gross CE, Chang D, Adams SB, Parekh SG,...
Related Articles A knock-in tristetraprolin (TTP) zinc finger point mutation in mice: Comparison with complete TTP deficiency. Mol Cell Biol. 2017 Dec 04;: Authors...
Related Articles What Is the Mid-term Failure Rate of Revision ACL Reconstruction? A Systematic Review. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Oct;475(10):2484-2499 Authors:...
Trends in Opioid Utilization Before and After Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Nov 14;: Authors: Politzer CS, Kildow BJ, Goltz DE, Green CL, Bolognesi...