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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

June 21, 2017
We would like to recognize Louis E. DeFrate, PhD, who had his Kappa Delta Award Paper, "Effects of ACL graft placement on in vivo knee function and cartilage thickness distributions," featured as...
June 21, 2017
From June 20-24, 2017, department leadership are attending the 2017 AOA Annual Leadership Meeting in Charlotte, NC. In the photo pictured to the left, Drs. David Attarian, Gregory Della Rocca (2017...
June 21, 2017
We would like to congratulate the Duke Orthopaedic Residency basketball team, Bone Saw, as they won the campus-wide championship!  Team captain Alexander Lazarides states, “The transition to the...
June 21, 2017
Peter Ubel M.D. is a physician and behavioral scientist whose research and writing explores the mixture of rational and irrational forces that affect our health, our happiness and the way our society...
June 21, 2017
Registration is now open for the 2017 Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR) course.  This 5-week course is held in the fall each year and the upcoming course will take place Wednesdays, September 13...

Upcoming Events

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

June 28, 2017 & July 5, 2017: NO Grand Rounds. Grand Rounds will resume July 12, 2017.

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

August 27, 2017: Duke Orthopaedics Welcome Party

September 10, 2017: Strike out for Sarcoma 5K & Family Fun Walk

Recent Publications

Related Articles Soft Tissue Reconstruction After Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 May;37(5):522-7 Authors: Gross CE, Garcia R, Adams SB, DeOrio JK,...
Related Articles NF1+/- hematopoietic cells accelerate malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor development without altering chemotherapy response. Cancer Res. 2017 Jun 23...
Related Articles Percutaneous Treatment of Unstable Scaphoid Waist Fractures. Hand (N Y). 2017 Jul;12(4):362-368 Authors: Matson AP, Garcia RM, Richard MJ,...
Related Articles Mammalian Synthetic Biology: Engineering Biological Systems. Annu Rev Biomed Eng. 2017 Jun 21;19:249-277 Authors: Black JB, Perez-Pinera P,...
Related Articles Gene therapies that restore dystrophin expression for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Hum Genet. 2016 Sep;135(9):1029-40 Authors:...