Stay connected.      

  Make a Gift  


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 12, 2017
To: School of Medicine Faculty, Staff and Students From:  Judy Seidenstein, Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Dean of Diversity & Inclusion, Duke University School of Medicine Subject:  ...
January 12, 2017
Pictured to the left: Dr. Kennedy explores the ancient Maya city of Chichen Itza, in Yucatan, Mexico. We would like to welcome V. Kai Kennedy, PT, DPT, who has joined Duke Department of Orthopaedic...
January 12, 2017
Opening Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Accepting New Patients   Duke Orthopaedics - Knightdale Duke Medical Plaza 162 Legacy Oaks Drive, Knightdale, NC 27545   Conveniently located near the I-540/US 64...
January 11, 2017
Science is a process best shared. But often in biomedical research, the colleagues we want to work with or the equipment we want to train on are spread out around the country or around the world —...

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...