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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

July 13, 2017
We would like to congratulate the following Duke DPT faculty and alumni who were recently awarded Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) II Scholarships by the Foundation for Physical Therapy Board of...
July 13, 2017
We are pleased to announce that from July 5-9, 2017, Duke Sports Medicine and UNC Sports Medicine hosted the European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) Traveling...
July 13, 2017
From July 2 - 4, 2017, Drs. Mike Landry and Kai Kennedy, along with Class of 2018 DPT student, Kira Battle, attended the WCPT Congress in Cape Town, South Africa. The World Confederation for Physical...
July 13, 2017
We are pleased to welcome Katie Myers PT, DPT, as the new Director of Clinical Education for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division.  Dr. Myers has a strong passion for clinical education curricula...
July 13, 2017
On Friday, July 7, 2017, the following DPT students presented their Capstone projects and joined their families and friends, along with DPT faculty and staff, in the Duke Chapel to celebrate the...

Upcoming Events

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

July 26, 2017 Grand Rounds: 

  • Brian Dial, MD – Classic High Grade Osteosarcoma

  • Kendall Bradley, MD - Femoral Acetabular Impingement: Recognition and Diagnosis

  • Anthony Catanzano, MD –  Stems, and Augments, and Cones, Oh My!  Management of Bone Loss in Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

July 27, 2017: NEW LOCATION!! Ortho & Rehabiliation Seminar Series

Augsuts 2, 2017 Grand Rounds: Patient Safety Conference

August 7, 2017: Leaving the Duke Nest

August 26, 2017: Psychologically Informed Physical Therapy (PIPT): Pragmatic Application for Low Back Pain

August 27, 2017: Duke Orthopaedics Welcome Party

September 10, 2017: Strike out for Sarcoma 5K & Family Fun Walk

October 3, 2017: DIHI Innovation Jam

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

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

Recent Publications

Related Articles Large meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies five loci for lean body mass. Nat Commun. 2017 Jul 19;8(1):80 Authors: Zillikens...
Related Articles Targeted Epigenetic Remodeling of Endogenous Loci by CRISPR/Cas9-Based Transcriptional Activators Directly Converts Fibroblasts to Neuronal Cells. Cell...
Related Articles The immune response of the human brain to abdominal surgery. Ann Neurol. 2017 Apr;81(4):572-582 Authors: Forsberg A, Cervenka S, Jonsson Fagerlund...
Outcomes of sympathectomy and vascular bypass for digital ischaemia in connective tissue disorders. J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2017 Jul 01;:1753193417718784 Authors:...
Quantitative diffusion tensor imaging analysis does not distinguish pediatric canines with mucopolysaccharidosis I from control canines. Neuroradiol J. 2017 Jan 01;:...