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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

February 27, 2017
General Robert B. Brown  "How to Create Effective Teams in Complex Environments." Wednesday, March 8, 20176:30 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.103 Bryan Research Building Biography for Commanding GeneralRobert B....
February 23, 2017
We would like to congratulate Benjamin A. Alman, MD; David E. Attarian, MD, FACS; and Richard C. Mather III, MD, whose proposal, “Real-time cost transparency for providers and patients in value-based...
February 23, 2017
We are pleased to announce the 2017 participants in two School of Medicine leadership development programs. Leadership Development for Researchers (LEADER) is a 3-day workshop designed for junior...
February 23, 2017
We would like to congratulate Gregory J. Della Rocca, MD, PhD, FACS, who was elected chair of the AOTrauma North America Research Committee as of February 9, 2017. As committee chair, Dr. Della Rocca...
February 23, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. Location: Stedman Auditorium on the Center for Living Campus Directions:  The Duke Orthopaedic Movement Symposium will bring together...

Upcoming Events

February 24, 2017: Medical Student Outreach Program (Perry Initiative)

February 25, 2017: Perry Outreach Program (Perry Initiative)

February 24, 2017: Feagin Leadership Session 5 - TBD

February 27, 2017: 6pm - 8pm - Leaving the Duke Nest | Answers to your job search questions! Hosted at Parizade Cafe

March 2, 2017: Tax Information Session for PDC Members

March 6, 2017: Final State of the School Address

March 9, 2017: Duke SoM Core Resources Day

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

March 14, 2017: 2017 Feagin Leadership Summit featuring Dr. Dan Ariely

March 20, 2017: Health Data Science Kickoff Event at JB Duke Hotel

March 24-25, 2017: REGISTER TODAY! 9th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium (EBARS) 

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

March 31, 2017: REGISTER TODAY! Movement Symposium

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

May 3, 2017: 2017 SoM & Nursing Spring Faculty Meeting

May 10-13, 2017: 65th Annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society Meeting at The Cloister, Sea Island, GA, featuring Honored Guest, Dr. Robert D. Fitch

May 19-21, 2017: Feagin Leadership Forum Weekend

October 6-8, 2017: North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Meeting

Recent Publications

Related Articles Postoperative Impact of Diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, Hemodialysis, and Renal Transplant After Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Jan 21...
Relationship between T1rho magnetic resonance imaging, synovial fluid biomarkers, and the biochemical and biomechanical properties of cartilage. J Biomech. 2017 Feb 06...
Related Articles Current Concepts in Labral Repair and Refixation: Anatomical Approach to Labral Management. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2017 Jan/Feb;46(1):42-48...
Related Articles Complications Are Not Increased With Acetabular Revision of Metal-on-metal Total Hip Arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Oct;474(10):2134-42...
Related Articles Systematic Quantification of Stabilizing Effects of Subtalar Joint Soft-Tissue Constraints in a Novel Cadaveric Model. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 May 18;98...