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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

April 25, 2019
Tracy Ray, MD and other members of the Duke University Primary Sports Medicine team hosted a Fellowship Alumni Reunion. The event took place during the 2019 American Medical Society for Sports...
April 25, 2019
Duke DPT Faculty Resident, Kayla Black, selected as a co-winner for the Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC) Inclusivity Award for the 2018-2019 Academic Year.  This award was designed to...
April 25, 2019
David Ruch, MD, was invited as a Visiting Professor for the Department of Orthopaedics at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University on April 17, 2019.  Dr. Ruch was selected to present on ...
April 18, 2019
Christopher I. Shaffrey, MD, FAANS, has been named president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). The association announced his appointment during the 87th AANS Annual...
April 18, 2019
Dean C. Taylor, MD, honored to be invited as a Visiting Professor for the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (...

Upcoming Events

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

*Please note all Grand Rounds take place in 103 Bryan Research Building unless otherwise noted*

April 3, 2019: Department Photo Day 

April 10, 2019: Grand Rounds Patient Safety Conference 

April 12-13, 2019:  Perry Initiative Outreach Program

April 22, 2019: Leaving the Duke Nest

April 24, 2019: Duke Orthopaedic & Rehabiliation Seminar 

April 26-27, 2019: 11th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium (EBARS)

April 30-May 1, 2019: Twenty-seventh Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor

May 8-11, 2019: 67th Annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society meeting

Recent Publications

Related Articles Influence of Diagnosis and Other Factors on Patients' Expectations of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 06;39(6):641-648 Authors: Cody...
Related Articles Association of Duration and Type of Surgical Prophylaxis With Antimicrobial-Associated Adverse Events. JAMA Surg. 2019 Apr 24;: Authors: Branch-...
Related Articles Osteochondral Allograft: Proceedings of the International Consensus Meeting on Cartilage Repair of the Ankle. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 07;39(1_suppl):35S-40S...
Related Articles Prior Hip Arthroscopy Increases Risk for Perioperative Total Hip Arthroplasty Complications: A Matched-Controlled Study. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Apr 01...
Related Articles Ulnar Nerve Transection in an Orthopaedic Surgeon Sustained During Surgery: A Case Report and Commentary. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 01 03;100(1):e2...