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Welcome to Duke Orthopaedic Surgery

Developing the leaders of tomorrow in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education and patient care


Education &


Doctor of
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

May 22, 2017
August 26, 2017 | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The biopsychosocial model is currently a paradigm from which all health care professionals are expected to manage patients with musculoskeletal conditions. In such a...
May 18, 2017
We are proud to announce that on May 3 and 4, 2017, Elizabeth Turner, MHS, PA-C, Ashley Grimsley, MHS, PA-C, Stephanie Bonham Ratliff, MPT, MS, PA-C, John Lohnes, MHS, PA-C, Scott Gibson, MHS, PA-C,...
May 18, 2017
We are pleased to announce that Lauren Heckelman recently received a travel award designed to support graduate students who present tissue regeneration-related research at relevant scientific...
May 18, 2017
We would like to recognize Yannick Tousignant-Laflamme, PT, PhD, who gave his final Professional Presentation to Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty, students, and staff, as well as his family, ...
May 18, 2017
On May 8, 2017, we had the pleasure of watching two of our orthopaedic faculty receive prestigious awards during the 2017 Schools of Medicine and Nursing Spring Faculty Meeting. Dr. David Attarian, ...

Upcoming Events

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

May 17, 2017: Grand Rounds:

  • Management of Femoral Anteversion in Pediatric Patients: Lindsay Kleeman, MD
  • Distal Radius Malunion: Evan M. Guerrero, MD
  • Andrew E. Federer, MD

May 31, 2017: Dr. Alman will present, "State of Duke Orthopaedic Program" at Grand Rounds

June 7, 2017: No Grand Rounds due to Department Photograph

June 24, 2017: Chief Residents' Dinner

June 28, 2017: Annual Mandatory Resident Orientation for rising PGY-2 through 5 Residents in lieu of Grand Rounds

July 5, 2017: No Grand Rounds

Recent Publications

Related Articles Burden of disease in adult patients with hypophosphatasia: Results from two patient-reported surveys. Metabolism. 2016 Oct;65(10):1522-30 Authors...
Acute Treatment Patterns for Lower Extremity Trauma in the United States: Flaps versus Amputation. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2017 May 17;: Authors: Mundy LR, Truong T...
Related Articles Novel Use of Active Leptospermum Honey for Ringed Fixator Pin Site Care in Diabetic Charcot Deformity Patients. Foot Ankle Spec. 2017 May 01;:...
Vascularized Pedicle Bone-Grafting from the Cuboid for Talar Osteonecrosis: Results of a Novel Salvage Procedure. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 May 17;99(10):848-854...
The Association of Recreational and Competitive Running With Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 May 13;:1-...