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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

April 27, 2017
Two Duke graduate students, three undergraduates and two groups of undergrads will pursue faculty-mentored research projects this summer and next year with grant funding from Bass Connections. These...
April 27, 2017
We would like to recognize Sports Medicine doctor, Andre C. Grant, MD; MacKenzie Patterson, PA-C; Sarah Parker, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC; and Dan Lynch, PT, DPT, LAT, ATC; who have been providing care to...
April 27, 2017
Make “no bones about it,” when ankle pain prevented 71-year-old archaeologist Dr. E. Steve Cassells from taking no more than a few steps before needing a break from his active lifestyle, he called on...
April 27, 2017
We would like to congratulate PGY-5 residents, Vasili Karas & Mitch Klement, who were presented with the Annual John M. Harrelson Chief Resident Teaching Award at Grand Rounds on Wednesday, April...
April 27, 2017
We are excited to announce that Michel D. Landry BScPT, PhD, has been selected by Chancellor A. Eugene Washington, MD, to be the co-convener of the ‘Physical Activity & Movement’ core theme of...

Upcoming Events

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

April 26, 2017: Grand Rounds:

  • Femoral Head Diameter in THA: Benjamin M. Wooster, MD
  • Myositis Ossificans: Rita E. Baumgartner, MD
  • Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty: Beau J. Kildow, MD

May 1, 2017: Leaving the Duke Nest

May 3, 2017: Patient Safety Conference

May 8, 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

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

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 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...
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...
Related Articles Ankylosing Spondylitis Increases Perioperative and Postoperative Complications After Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Mar 27;: Authors...
Related Articles Common Medical Comorbidities Correlated With Poor Outcomes in Hip Periprosthetic Infection. J Arthroplasty. 2017 Mar 31;: Authors: Cunningham DJ,...
Do Patients With Borderline Dysplasia Have Inferior Outcomes After Hip Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement Compared With Patients With Normal Acetabular Coverage...