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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

August 17, 2017
We would like to congratulate the DCC Sarcoma Clinic, who received the top performer score for the July 2017 CG CAHPS Global Rating for Patient Experience!  This honor was presented at the DUH...
August 17, 2017
We would like to recognize Dr. Lou DeFrate and his lab, including Hattie Cutcliffe, Sophia Kim, and Zoe Englander, who were featured by WRAL for their Research on ACL Tears and a Novel Knee Stress...
August 17, 2017
We would like to recognize Michael P. Bolognesi, MD, who recently performed a total right knee replacement on Duke head men’s basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski. “The surgery went very smoothly,” Dr....
August 17, 2017
We would like to recognize John Lohnes, MHS, PA-C, who was featured by Duke Today for his work with REMEDY at Duke, which is a volunteer-run program within the Duke University Health System organized...
August 17, 2017
We would like to recognize Dr. Lou DeFrate, whose commentary on knee arthritis was recently highlighted by Science Magazine. According to scientists, there are many unknown factors that are causing...

Upcoming Events

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

August 23, 2017 Grand Rounds

  • Brian L. Dial, MD - A&P talk
  • Peter M. Casey – Proximal Junctional Kyphosis
  • Thomas A. Lefebvre – Quad Tendon Ruptures

August 17, 2017: Duke Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Seminar Series f. James E. Graham

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

August 26, 2017: August Running Clinic at Duke Sports Medicine

August 27, 2017: Duke Orthopaedics Welcome Party

August 30, 2017 Grand Rounds

  • Alexander L. Lazarides, MD – Odd or Even/  An Update on the Management of Diabetic Foot Ulcers at the DVAMC
  • Tyler J. Vovos, MD – TBD
  • Evan M. Guerrero, MD – Heterotopic Ossification

September 6, 2017 Grand Rounds

  • Patient Safety Conference

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

September 15-16, 2017: Annual Bassett Society Meeting f. Keynote Speaker, Grant Hill

September 28, 2017: Duke DPT Ron Peyton Innovation Lecture

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 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

Recent Publications

Related Articles CRISPR-Cas9 epigenome editing enables high-throughput screening for functional regulatory elements in the human genome. Nat Biotechnol. 2017 Jun;35(6):561-...
A Comparison of Clinical Outcomes After Unilateral or Bilateral Hip Arthroscopic Surgery: Age- and Sex-Matched Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Aug 01;:363546517719020...
Improving medical leadership education through the Feagin leadership program. Int J Med Educ. 2017 Aug 16;8:290-291 Authors: Anderson KL, Cobb MIH, Gunasingha RM,...
Related Articles Hindfoot Arthritis Progression and Arthrodesis Risk After Total Ankle Replacement. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Aug 01;:1071100717723130 Authors: Dekker TJ...
Related Articles Should We Think Twice About Psychiatric Disease in Total Hip Arthroplasty? J Arthroplasty. 2016 Sep;31(9 Suppl):221-6 Authors: Klement MR, Bala A...