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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

December 11, 2019
Chad Cook, PhD, MBA, a musculoskeletal clinical researcher and program director of the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, was awarded the Stanley Paris Visiting Fellowship for 2020 from the...
December 5, 2019
Effective Nov. 1, 2019, Jeffrey Bytomski, DO, professor of family medicine and community health, began serving as director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. He returns to the role of...
December 4, 2019
Dr. Chad Cook has been appointed as an external assessor for the Council for Higher Education (CHE) of the country of Israel.   Dr. Cook will be part of a team evaluating the five physiotherapy...
December 4, 2019
We’re excited to welcome Timothy Faw, PT, DPT, PhD, to the Division of Doctor of Physical Therapy within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.   Dr. Faw grew up in the foothills of North Carolina...
December 4, 2019
  Applications are being accepted for the United States Bone and Joint Initiative’s Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program. The deadline is January 15, 2020. The...

Upcoming Events

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

Grand Rounds Location (unless otherwise noted):
Lecture Hall 1250 Duke Health Interprofessional Education Building
311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC  27710

October 2, 2019: Patient Safety Conference 

October 9, 2019: Grand Rounds Guest Speaker, Dr. Stu Weinstein

October 11-12, 2019: 35th Annual Bassett Society Meeting

October 14-17, 2019: Duke University School of Medicine Inaugural Research Week

October 30, 2019: Ralph Coonrad Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Vincent Mosca

November 6, 2019: 3rd Annual John Harrelson Lecturer, Dr. Bill Ward

November 13, 2019: Patient Safety Conference 

December 4, 2019: Patient Safety Conference 

December 25, 2019: No Grand Rounds 

January 1, 2019: No Grand Rounds 

March 4, 2019: 8th Annual George S.E. Lectureship 

April 20-22, 2020: 28th Annual J. Leonard Goldner Lectureship 

May 7, 2020: DPT Branch Lecture 

May 8, 2020: DPT Graduation 

June 10-14, 2020: Piedmont Society Meeting 

June 27, 2020: Chief Resident Dinner and Graduation 

July 16-17, 2020: DPT Capstone and White Coat

Recent Publications

Related Articles ATHENA: A Phase 3, Open-Label Study Of The Safety And Effectiveness Of Oliceridine (TRV130), A G-Protein Selective Agonist At The µ-Opioid Receptor, In Patients With Moderate...
Related Articles Extended Oral Antibiotics and Infection Prophylaxis after a Primary or Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Knee Surg. 2019 Dec 03;: Authors: Hong...
Related Articles STepped exercise program for patients with knee OsteoArthritis (STEP-KOA): protocol for a randomized controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 May...
Related Articles Inflammatory cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases in the synovial fluid after intra-articular elbow fracture. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Nov 26...
Related Articles The two-year incidence of hip osteoarthritis after arthroscopic hip surgery for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2019 Jun...