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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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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

May 24, 2018
On Wednesday, May 23, Duke Orthopaedics welcomed Hugh West, MD, and Jennifer Marland, DPT, from Intermountain Healthcare in Utah to present at Grand Rounds on “Innovative Care Delivery Models:...
May 24, 2018
In the Duke Orthopaedics Spotlight series, you will get to know various faculty and staff members who make up the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - what brought them to Duke, the role they play in...
May 24, 2018
We would like to congratulate J. Kyle Covington, PT, DPT, PhD, who was promoted to Associate Professor. Dr. Covington currently serves as the Director of Admissions and Program Evaluation for the...
May 24, 2018
In the Duke Orthopaedics Spotlight series, you will get to know various faculty and staff members who make up the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - what brought them to Duke, the role they play in...
May 24, 2018
The 66th Annual Meeting of the Piedmont Orthopedic Society - which took place at The Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Florida, from May 9-13, 2018 - was a great success by all standards.  The attendees...

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*

May 23, 2018: Grand Rounds Guest Speaker Hugh West, M.D. from Intermountain Health, Murray, UT  “Innovative Care Delivery Models: Physical Therapist as Advanced Care Provider in Musculoskeletal Care”

May 24, 2018: Duke Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Seminar Series f. Joe V. Chakkalakal, PhD | Location: CIEMAS - Fitzpatrick Schiciano A1464 at 5pm (Click for details)

May 30, 2018: Grand Rounds

  • Gerald Aggrey Stepping into the future: Robotics and Navigation in Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • Anthony Catanzano  - Is there anything a Total Ankle can’t do?  Correcting Associated Deformity in Ankle Arthritis with Total Ankle Replacements
  • Peter Casey – Management of Distal Biceps Injuries

June 6, 2018: Grand Rounds Patient Safety Conference

June 13, 2018: Grand Rounds

  • A&P talk – Tyler Vovos – “Non-ossifying fibroma
  • Sean Ryan 
  • Brian Dial

June 20, 2018: Grand Rounds ASEAN Traveling Fellows

  • Permsak Paholpak, MD – DO Modic Changes, Dis Dengeneration, Translation, and Angular Motion Affect Facet Osteoarthritis of the Lumbar Spine: An Analysis by Kinematic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (kMRI)
  • Yudha M. Sakti, M.D. – Application of Egg Shell Waste Derived Hydroxyapatite Bone Substitution for Management of Bone Defect
  • Ping Ching Chye – Upper Limb Reconstructions in Metastatic Bone Disease

June 27, 2018: No Grand Rounds

June 22, 2018: Sports Medicine Research Day

June 23, 2018: Chief Resident Dinner

July 4, 2018: No Grand Rounds

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

July 11, 2018: Grand Rounds Patient Safety Conference

July 18, 2018: Pediatric Grand Rounds talks

  • Anthony Catanzano
  • Kelms Amoo-Achampong
  • Hans Zhang

July 25, 2018: State of the Department Grand Rounds

August 1, 2018: Patient Safety Conference

August 12, 2018: Duke Orthopaedics Welcome Party

August 22, 2018: Steger Lecturer:  Stephen Cates from VCU

September 15, 2018: Duke DPT 75th Anniversary Gala

Recent Publications

Related Articles Monitoring guidance for patients with hypophosphatasia treated with asfotase alfa. Mol Genet Metab. 2017 Sep;122(1-2):4-17 Authors: Kishnani PS,...
Related Articles Cartilage-Specific Knockout of the Mechanosensory Ion Channel TRPV4 Decreases Age-Related Osteoarthritis. Sci Rep. 2016 07 08;6:29053 Authors: O'...
Related Articles Predictors of Time to Union After Operative Fixation of Closed Ankle Fractures. Foot Ankle Spec. 2017 Aug;10(4):308-314 Authors: Matson AP, Hamid...
Related Articles Distinct Analgesic Actions of DHA and DHA-Derived Specialized Pro-Resolving Mediators on Post-operative Pain After Bone Fracture in Mice. Front Pharmacol....
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