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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

January 19, 2017
On Saturday, January 14, 2017, several faculty and residents from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke attended the 24th Annual SNMA Martin Luther King Jr. Banquet. The Student National...
January 19, 2017
Duke Sports Medicine Physical Therapy presents a: Running Clinic Date: January 28, 2017 Time: 9:00 AM –  11:30 PM Educational Topics will include: Mindful running Benefits of running on stress and...
January 19, 2017
We would like to welcome Lindsay Ballengee, PT, DPT, who has joined the Duke Department of Orthopedic Surgery as the newest Faculty Development Resident in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division. Dr...
January 19, 2017
While our Duke Orthopaedic surgeons are in the operating room or clinic, the APP's that work on 6100, a team of 4 NPs and 1 PA, are caring for the orthopaedic post-op patients in the hospital. This...
January 19, 2017
We would like to congratulate Brenda Bell, who will be retiring from the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery after an over 46 year long career. Brenda had an impact professionally on the lives of so...

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

Related Articles Hallux Varus: An Underreported Presentation of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Foot Ankle Spec. 2016 Apr;9(2):169-73 Authors: Matsumoto T, Shah R, Dave M,...
Related Articles Ultrasound-guided percutaneous peripheral nerve stimulation for analgesia following total knee arthroplasty: a prospective feasibility study. J Orthop Surg...
Related Articles A Fluorescence-Guided Laser Ablation System for Removal of Residual Cancer in a Mouse Model of Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Theranostics. 2016;6(2):155-66...
Related Articles Biomechanical Comparison of Intramedullary Screw Versus Low-Profile Plate Fixation of a Jones Fracture. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Apr;37(4):411-8 Authors...
Related Articles Salvage of Severe Foot and Ankle Trauma With a 3D Printed Scaffold. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 Apr;37(4):433-9 Authors: Hamid KS, Parekh SG, Adams SB...