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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

September 20, 2017
We would like to congratulate Steven George, PhD, PT; along with co-PI Susan Nicole Hastings, MD; and co-investigators Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT; Corey Simon, DPT, PhD, FAAOMPT; and Adam Goode...
September 20, 2017
We would like to congratulate Mallory Faherty, PhD, MS, ATC, a Research Analyst in the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab (K-Lab) in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, who has...
September 20, 2017
We would like to welcome Jason Remhoff to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as the new Director of Finance starting October 9, 2017.  Jason began his career working for Wall Street and came to...
September 15, 2017
Published September 15, 2017 Durham, N.C. – A team of Duke researchers, led by Principal Investigator Adam Goode, PT, DPT, PhD, have received a 4-year, $2.4 million R01 grant from the National...
September 14, 2017
We are excited to announce that Will Eward, MD, DVM, has received the Hyundai Hope on Wheels $250,000 award! Hyundai Hope On Wheels creates awareness for pediatric cancers and awards large grants to...

Upcoming Events

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

September 20, 2017 Grand Rounds

  • 6:30-6:50 A.M. Radial Longitudinal Deficiency – Evan M. Guerrero, M.D.
  • 6:50-7:10 A.M. Management of Fingertip Injuries – Andrew “Jordan” Grier, M.D.
  • 7:10-7:30 A.M. Thumb Collateral Ligament Injuries – Elizabeth P. Wahl, M.D.

September 27, 2017 Grand Rounds

  • A&P Talk – Brian L. Dial
  • Colin T. Penrose
  • Anthony A. Catanzano, Jr. – CMC Arthritis – LRTI vs. Tightrope

September 28, 2017: Duke DPT Ron Peyton Innovation Lecture

September 29-30, 2017: Sports Fellowship Alumni Reunion (click for brochure)

October 3, 2017: DIHI Innovation Jam

October 4, 2017 Grand Rounds - Patient Safety Conference

October 11, 2017 Grand Rounds

  • A&P 
  • Jonathan R. Peterson
  • Gerald K. Aggarey

October 18, 2017 Grand Rounds

  • Pedatrics talk
  • Brian L. Dial
  • Jordan L. Liles

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 Psychiatric disorders increase complication rate after primary total knee arthroplasty. Knee. 2016 Oct;23(5):883-6 Authors: Klement MR, Nickel BT...
Related Articles An analysis of changes in in vivo cartilage thickness of the healthy ankle following dynamic activity. J Biomech. 2016 Sep 06;49(13):3026-3030...
Related Articles Efficacy of a Cellular Bone Allograft for Foot and Ankle Arthrodesis and Revision Nonunion Procedures. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Mar;38(3):277-282...
Related Articles Lipid profile of human synovial fluid following intra-articular ankle fracture. J Orthop Res. 2017 Mar;35(3):657-666 Authors: Leimer EM, Pappan KL...
Related Articles Osteochondral Lesions of the Ankle. Foot Ankle Spec. 2017 Oct;10(5):455-457 Authors: Adams S, Giza E, Cooper MT, Brigido SA, Cooper MT PMID...