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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

Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, dean of the Duke University School of Medicine and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Duke University, announced today that she will be stepping down from her role as...
We would like to recognize the following Duke Orthopaedics faculty, who have taken leadership roles at the 2016 American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society Meeting, happening July 20-23, 2016, in...
On Friday, July 15, 2016, the following 64 DPT student presented their Capstone projects and celebrated the milestone of receiving their White Coats: Team 1   Caitlin Clark Ryan Herr Ryan Koter...
This month’s edition features: Student News & Achievements Student Opportunities Announcements Tweet
Leonard White, Ph.D.,Associate Professor, Dept of Physical Therapy We are pleased to announce that Dr. White’s Coursera Course, Medical Neuroscience, has made it to Class Central’s Top 50 MOOCs...

Upcoming Events

July 9, 2016: PT Olympics: 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Central Campus Turf Field

July 15, 2016: DPT White Coat Ceremony

July 25, 2016: Announcement of the 2016-2017 Feagin Leadership Scholars

August 4-5, 2016: 8th Annual Duke Musculoskeletal Cadaver Course

August 12-13, 2016: Second Annual Park City Hip & Knee Symposium

September 9-10, 2016: Feagin Leadership Session 1 - Alumni Event at Washington Duke

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

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

January 27, 2017: Feagin Leadership Session 4 - Alumni Event at JB Duke Hotel

February 24, 2017: Feagin Leadership Session 5 - TBD

May 19-21, 2017: Feagin Leadership Forum Weekend

Recent Publications

Related Articles Motor and Cognitive Functional Status Are Associated with 30-day Unplanned Rehospitalization Following Post-Acute Care in Medicare Fee-for-Service Beneficiaries...
Effect of normal gait on in vivo tibiofemoral cartilage strains. J Biomech. 2016 Jun 27; Authors: Lad NK, Liu B, Ganapathy PK, Utturkar GM, Sutter EG, Moorman Iii...
Related Articles Physical therapy vs. internet-based exercise training (PATH-IN) for patients with knee osteoarthritis: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial....
Related Articles Functional Movement Competency and Dynamic Balance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescent Patients. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Jan;36(1...
Related Articles Impact of Diabetes on Outcome of Total Ankle Replacement. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 Oct;36(10):1144-9 Authors: Gross CE, Green CL, DeOrio JK, Easley M,...