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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

January 17, 2019
We would like to recognize Kun Li, PhD, Educational Technology Specialist within the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, who had an article published in the Computers & Education, the Google...
January 17, 2019
Duke Orthopaedic Researcher, Amy McNulty, PhD, was recently awarded an NIH Research Project Grant (R01). The project entitled “Mechanotransduction in Meniscus Health and Repair” will receive over $2...
January 15, 2019
  The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Toronto hosted the Ben Alman Research and Science Rounds. The inaugural event, which took place on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 7:30-8:30...
January 15, 2019
  On Sunday, January 13, 2019, faculty and staff came together at the Washington Duke Inn for the annual Duke Orthopaedics Faculty Retreat. The purpose of the retreat was to plan our the roadmap for...
January 10, 2019
Amy McNulty, PhD was recently seleted to serve on the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS) Scientific Program Committee. The committee met in Rosemont for two days in October to finalize the Scientific...

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*

January 23-26, 2019: APTA Combined Sections Meeting | Washington, DC

January 30, 2019: Duke Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Seminar 

February 1-2, 2019: Southeastern Fracture Symposium 

February 2-5, 2019: ORS Annual Meeting | Austin, TX

February 6, 2019: Grand Rounds - Patient Safety Conference 

February 20, 2019: Joint Grand Rounds with General Surgery 

February 27, 2019: Duke Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Seminar 

March 15, 2019: Piedmont Orthopedic Society Annual Mid-Winter meeting/reception | Las Vegas, NV

March 21, 2019: 14th Annual Patient Safety & Quality Conference

March 27, 2019: 7th Annual George S.E. Aitken Lecturer Scott Levin

April 12-13, 2019:  Perry Initiative Outreach Program

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 Early-onset of symptoms and clinical course of Pompe disease associated with the c.-32-13 T > G variant. Mol Genet Metab. 2018 Aug 23;: Authors...
Assessing the Effectiveness of Evidence-Based Medicine in Practice: A Case Study of First-Time Anterior Shoulder Dislocations. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Jan 16;101(2):e6...
Related Articles Pre-discharge prognostic factors of physical function among older adults with hip fracture surgery: a systematic review. Osteoporos Int. 2019 Jan 15...
Related Articles Minimal information for studies of extracellular vesicles 2018 (MISEV2018): a position statement of the International Society for Extracellular Vesicles and update of the...
Related Articles The Value of Motion: Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Are Correlated With Range of Motion in Total Ankle Replacement. Foot Ankle Spec. 2018 Oct;11(5):451-...