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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

November 16, 2017
We would like to recognize Duke Orthopaedics of Raleigh PA, Josh Smith, who recently worked with the US Olympic Bobsled, Luge, and Skeleton Team as their athletic trainer.  Prior to PA school at Duke...
November 16, 2017
We would like to recognize Sergio Mendoza-Lattes, MD, who was named one of the top Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research® (CORR®) reviewers for 2017. Reviewers on this list have completed four...
November 16, 2017
In September 2017, current and former Duke faculty, residents, and fellows, including Drs. Rhett Hallows, Beau Kildow (PGY-4), Daniel Mangiapani (Residency Class of '17), Tim Randell (Fellowship...
November 16, 2017
We would like to recognize Benjamin A. Alman, MD, who gave the Herman Suit Lecture, "Sarcoma: Community Matters," at this year's Connective Tissue Oncology Society Annual Meeting, which took place...
November 16, 2017
We would like to recognize James A. Nunley II, MD, MS, who contributed to the Wall Street Journal article, "Ankle replacements take off, but questions about devices remain." According to the article...

Upcoming Events

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

November 22, 2017 Grand Rounds

  • 6:30-6:50 A.M. Musculoskeletal Desmoid Tumors - Sean P. Ryan, M.D.
  • 6:50-7:10 A.M. Primary Elbow Osteoarthritis - Evan M. Guerrero, M.D.
  • 7:10-7:30 A.M. Congenital Vertical Talus - Tyler J. Vovos, M.D.

November 28, 2017: 5:30 - 6:30pm at Stedman Auditorium | "PT-based intervention in chronic hip/knee pain," by Daniel Riddle, PT, PhD, FAPTA

November 29, 2017 Grand Rounds

  • Daniel Riddle, PT, PhD - “Appropriate Use Criteria for Knee Arthroplasty: Current State of the Science and a Way Forward”

December 1, 2017: 9am-6pm | "Exercise and the Brain" Symposium at the Trent Semans Center Great Hall. Click here to registerClick here for Agenda.

December 2, 2017: Annual Jingle Bell Run (click here for details)

December 6, 2017 Grand Rounds: Patient Safety Conference

December 8, 2017: Department Holiday Party | AMF Bowling in Durham

December 9, 2017: Orthopaedic Faculty Holiday Party | Champions Club

December 13, 2017

  • A&P (Dr. Jordan Grier)
  • Dr. Jonathan Peterson
  • Dr. Gerald Aggrey

December 16, 2017: 9:00 - 11:30am | Sports Medicine Running Clinic: The Female Runner (click here for details)

December 20, 2017

  • Pediatrics (Dr. Tyler Vovos) – The Physis (Anatomy, Injury and Guided Growth
  • Dr. Tom Lefebvre
  • Dr. Kendall Bradley

December 27, 2017

  • No Grand Rounds - Holiday

January 21, 2018: Faculty Retreat | 8am-4pm at the Washington Duke Inn

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

April 13-14, 2018: Perry Initiative at Duke

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

June 23, 2018: Chief Resident Dinner

Recent Publications

Hip Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement With Capsular Management: Factors Associated With Achieving Clinically Significant Outcomes. Am J Sports Med. 2017...
Related Articles Inflammatory Microenvironment Persists After Bone Healing in Intra-articular Ankle Fractures. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 May;38(5):479-484 Authors:...
Response to Letter to the Editor on "Risk Factors, Outcomes, and Timing of Manipulation Under Anesthesia After Total Knee Arthroplasty". J Arthroplasty. 2017 Oct 05...
Erratum: Large meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies five loci for lean body mass. Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 07;8(1):1414 Authors: Zillikens MC,...
Related Articles Surgical Treatment of Bony and Soft-Tissue Impingement in Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Spec. 2017 Feb;10(1):37-42 Authors: Gross CE, Adams...