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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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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

February 16, 2017
We are pleased to announce that in May 2017, William E. Garrett Jr., MD, PhD will be traveling to Barcelona, Spain, to represent Duke University as one of the FIFA Medical Centres and Clinics of...
February 16, 2017
We would like to recognize the faculty, residents, and staff who work on the 6th floor of the VA, including Samuel S. Wellman, MD, Head of Orthopaedic Surgery and Associate Chief of Surgery for VISN...
February 10, 2017
We would like to recognize Ned Amendola, MD, who completed a successful routine arthroscopic procedure on the right ankle of Phoenix Suns forward Dragan Bender to remove a bone spur. According to NBA...
February 10, 2017
We would like to congratulate Selene G. Parekh, MD, MBA who was named the News & Observer's Tarheel of the Week!  Duke Health surgeon Selene Parekh works to bring relief to ailing feet in India...
February 3, 2017
We would like to congratulate Amy M. Pastva, PT, MA, PhD, who was recently published in the following journals: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners "Promoting Older Adult Physical Activity Throughout...

Upcoming Events

February 15-18, 2017: American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, TX

February 16, 2017: Duke Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Seminar Series f. Jonathan Schoenecker, MD, PhD "Chasing Juan Ponce Deleon The Fountain Of Youth in Musculoskeletal Biology: Exercise, Diet, Angiogenesis and Plasmin” 

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

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

March 24-25, 2017: 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: Movement Symposium

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

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

Recent Publications

Related Articles Expanding the CRISPR Toolbox: Targeting RNA with Cas13b. Mol Cell. 2017 Feb 16;65(4):582-584 Authors: Barrangou R, Gersbach CA Abstract...
Related Articles Contralateral psoas hematoma after minimally invasive, lateral retroperitoneal transpsoas lumbar interbody fusion: a multicenter review of 3950 lumbar levels...
Related Articles Renal artery injury during lateral transpsoas interbody fusion: case report. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Oct;25(4):464-466 Authors: Blizzard DJ,...
Related Articles The emerging phenotype of late-onset Pompe disease: A systematic literature review. Mol Genet Metab. 2016 Dec 11;: Authors: Chan J, Desai AK, Kazi...
Related Articles Analysis of complication rates following perioperative transfusion in shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jan 30;: Authors: Grier AJ...