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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

March 16, 2018
We would like to congratulate the following medical students who have matched into the Duke Orthopaedic Residency Program and we look forward to them joining our team (click to enlarge)!
March 15, 2018
Generating and applying new knowledge to our field is critical to enhancing our ability to manage patients with orthopaedic problems.  Advances in clinical research, biologics, and less invasive...
March 15, 2018
This was another remarkable year for Duke Orthopaedics at the 2018 AAOS & ORS Meetings! Below are just some of the highlights: -Duke Orthopaedics had over 100 presentations -For the second year...
March 15, 2018
Duke Orthopaedics is pleased to welcome the 2018 Hip Society Rothman-Ranawat Traveling Fellows, Elie Ghanem, MD; Christopher R. Gooding, MBBS BSc (Hons) MD, MRCS, FRCS, Tr and Orth; SM Javad...
March 8, 2018
We would like to recognize Dr. Jocelyn Wittstein, who was featured in one of Midtown Magazine's March/April 2018 featured articles: "An ounce of prevention." In the article, written by Cheryl Capaldo...

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*

March 21, 2018: PLEASE NOTE! Grand Rounds will start at 7:00 AM - 6th Annual George S. E. Aitken, M.D., Lectureship by Steve Poletti, M.D. | Durham, NC

March 22, 2018: CANCELLED! Duke Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Seminar Series f. Clifford J. Rosen, MD (click for details) | 5pm at 147 Nanaline Duke

March 27, 2018: DPT/SoN Building Groundbreaking Ceremony

April 6-7, 2018: 10th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium (EBARS) | Durham, NC

April 13-14, 2018: Perry Initiative at Duke

April 14-15, 2018: ASSET Shoulder Challenges Course at Duke Sports Sciences Institute: Evaluation, Rehabilitation and Surgical Solutions for Scapular Movement Disorders and Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis (click here for details, brochure, and how to register)

April 20-21, 2018: Duke Hand Course at the Hilton Riverside in Wilmington, NC

April 25, 2018: Duke Orthpaedics Department Photograph

May 1, 2018: All-Day Research Symposium & J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor, Mohit Bhandari, MD, MSc, PhD, FRCSC

May 12, 2018: Duke DPT Graduation Ceremony

May 9-12, 2018: 66th Annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society meeting | Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL

June 23, 2018: Chief Resident Dinner

July 6, 2018: Duke DPT Capstone and White Coat Ceremony

August 12, 2018: Duke Orthopaedics Welcome Party

September 15, 2018: Duke DPT 75th Anniversary Gala

Recent Publications

A Mouse Model of Orthopedic Surgery to Study Postoperative Cognitive Dysfunction and Tissue Regeneration. J Vis Exp. 2018 Feb 27;(132): Authors: Xiong C, Zhang Z,...
Custom 3D-Printed Total Talar Prostheses Restore Normal Joint Anatomy Throughout the Hindfoot. Foot Ankle Spec. 2018 Mar 01;:1938640018762567 Authors: Tracey J,...
Short-Term Radiographic Outcome After Distal Chevron Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus Using Intramedullary Plates With an Amended Algorithm for the Surgical Management of Hallux Valgus...
Effects of Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome on Quality of Life and Economic Outcomes. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar 01;:363546518757758 Authors:...
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