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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

October 10, 2019
Jason Long, a graduate student in the Hilton lab, was selected to give an oral presentation at the Regeneration Next Initiative Retreat. The retreat was held on Friday, October 4, 209 in the Great...
October 10, 2019
Abigail Leinroth, a graduate student in the Hilton lab, was selected to presented a talk and poster of her research at the Frontiers in Myogenesis meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica. The event was held ...
October 10, 2019
In honor of Physician Assistants Week on October 6-12, 2019, we would like to recognize the Duke Orthopaedics Advanced Practice Providers (APP's).  Our Physician Assistants do a tremendous job caring...
October 2, 2019
Yahara Yasuhiro, a lab member in the Alman Laboratory at Duke University, was recently selected as a recipient of the 2019 Young Investigator Award by the American Society for Bone & Mineral...
October 2, 2019
Jennifer Leachman LaPoint, a professional water skier who recently won the 4th annual Queen’s Cup in North Carolina, recognizes Duke Orthopaedics Foot & Ankle Surgeon, Dr....

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 Mini-Open Lateral Corpectomy for Thoracolumbar Junction Lesions. Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Oct 12;: Authors: Huangxs S, Christiansen PA,...
Related Articles Ulnar Nerve Injury in Pediatric Midshaft Forearm Fractures: A Case Series. J Orthop Trauma. 2018 09;32(9):e359-e365 Authors: Federer AE, Murphy JS...
Related Articles Pre-established Chromatin Interactions Mediate the Genomic Response to Glucocorticoids. Cell Syst. 2018 08 22;7(2):146-160.e7 Authors: D'Ippolito...
Related Articles Pediatric Lawn-Mower Injuries Presenting at a Level-I Trauma Center, 1995 to 2015: A Danger to Our Youngest Children. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Oct 17;100...
Related Articles Understanding Skeletal Growth and Predicting Limb-Length Inequality in Pediatric Patients. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 May 01;27(9):312-319 Authors...