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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

December 1, 2016
The MEDx Biomedical Research Award will provide funds of up to $50,000 for novel pilot projects that investigate a basic biomedical question or for the development of tools or technologies that...
November 30, 2016
We would like to congratulate Janet Bettger, ScD, who was published in Yahoo! Finance for her team's enrollment of the first 14 patients in a study being conducted by Duke Clinical Research Institute...
November 23, 2016
We are excited to announce that for the third year in a row, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will be participating in the Perry Initiative - and we need YOU! The mission of the Perry Initiative...
November 23, 2016
On November 17, 2016, the Duke Orthopaedics Central Administration Team gathered for their annual retreat. The purpose of the retreat centered on taking inventory of departmental accomplishments...
November 23, 2016
We would like to recognize several residents, fellows, and faculty who have been involved with supporting North Carolina Central University football this year.  The NCCU Eagles became the MEAC...

Upcoming Events

November 17, 2016: Dr. George will speak on “Update on Musculoskeletal Pain: National and Local Perspectives

December 6, 2016: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Great Hall: "Individual Differences in Pain: Understanding the Mosaic that Makes Pain Personal" featuring Roger B. Fillingim, PhD

December 7-10, 2016: 2nd Annual Fellows & Residents Summit

December 9-10, 2016: Feagin Leadership Session 3 - Vail, CO 

December 12, 2016: Department Holiday Party

January 27, 2017: Feagin Leadership Session 4 - Alumni Event at JB Duke Hotel

February 24, 2017: Feagin Leadership Session 5 - TBD 

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

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

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

May 19-21, 2017: Feagin Leadership Forum Weekend

Recent Publications

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Influence of perioperative complication severity on 1- and 2-year outcomes of low back surgery. J Orthop Traumatol. 2016 Nov 22; Authors: Grainger J, Hammett T,...
Carpal tunnel syndrome and its relationship with occupation and sex: from objective evaluation to patients' care. Occup Environ Med. 2016 Nov 22;: Authors: Coraci...
Related Articles Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate for Bone Healing in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Foot Ankle Clin. 2016 Dec;21(4):839-845 Authors: Harford JS, Dekker TJ...
Related Articles Efficacy of a Cellular Allogeneic Bone Graft in Foot and Ankle Arthrodesis Procedures. Foot Ankle Clin. 2016 Dec;21(4):855-861 Authors: Dekker TJ,...