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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

October 25, 2016
We would like to congratulate PGY-3 resident, Kwadwo Adu Owusu-Akyaw, MD, who received an EOA Resident/Fellow Travel Grant for his presentation on, “The Effect Of Exercise On Tibial Plateau Cartilage...
October 20, 2016
We would like to congratulate Kyle Covington, PT, DPT, PhD, NCS, who was elected president of the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. Founded in 1951 as a Chapter of the American Physical...
October 20, 2016
FREE Movement Screens October 26, 2016 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. Wilson Gym
October 20, 2016
We are excited to announce that the GANDHI website is now live! Led by Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA; Catherine Staton, MD, MS; and Emily Smith, PhD; the vision with this Bass Connections project is...
October 20, 2016
On Saturday, October 15, 2016, Duke Raleigh Hospital and WakeAHEC hosted the 2nd Annual Duke Raleigh Orthopaedic Symposium.  The goal of the Duke Raleigh Orthopaedic Symposium is to increase the...

Upcoming Events

October 8, 2016: Bassett Society Meeting in Steadman Auditorium (Agenda currently being finalized)

October 14, 2016: Feagin Leadership Session 2 - University Club 

October 20, 2016: Duke Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Seminar Series

November 9, 2016: Pediatrics Visiting Professor: Charles Price, MD, Orlando Health    

November 12-13, 2016: Mobilizations with Movement "Nags, Snags" DPT ConEd Course

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

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

September 11, 2016: Strike Out for Sarcoma

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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