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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

September 20, 2018
  Dr. Benjamin Alman and the Department of Duke Orthopaedic Surgery is hosting the OREF-ORS Resident Research Symposium on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 starting with the 12:00 PM registration &...
September 19, 2018
On Monday, September 17, 2018, the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy hosted early decision interviews.  Despite the rainy weather, we had a excellent turnout! 
September 19, 2018
  Coding Essentials! Converting your work into reimbursement. Chet Deshmukh, MBA CEO TherAccess Dametra Arrington, BS, CPC Revenue Manager, Duke Orthopaedics Monday, October 22, 6:00-8:00 PM at Café...
September 19, 2018
  We would like to recognize the Team at Duke Ortho at Page Road! They came together to donate and assemble 201 hygiene kits for the PDC Day of Giving for Durham Urban Ministries! That adds up to...
September 19, 2018
We are pleased to welcome baby Charlotte Clare Casey to the Duke Ortho family! Charlotte was born on September 14, 2018, and arrived at 11:45 a.m. at 8lbs 8oz and 20 inches. We are happy to report...

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*

September 26, 2018: Grand Rounds Guest Speakers: Judy Seidenstein and Dr. Ben Reese "Navigating Implicit Bias"

October 3, 2018: Grand Rounds Guest Speaker: MaCalus Hogan, MD

October 10, 2018: Grand Rounds 

October 17, 2018: Grand Rounds

October 24, 2018: Grand Rounds Guest Speaker: Lars Lidgren, MD, PhD 

October 31, 2018: Grand Rounds

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

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

April 22-24, 2019: Twenty-seventh Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor - Lessa M. Galatz, MD; Professor and Chair; Leni & Peter W. May Department of Surgery; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; New York, NY

April 26-27, 2019: 11th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium (EBARS), Trent Semans Building, Duke Campus

May 8-11, 2019: 67th Annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society meeting, Cloister, Sea Island, GA

Recent Publications

Related Articles Availability of post-hospital services supporting community reintegration for children with identified surgical need in Uganda. BMC Health Serv Res. 2018...
Related Articles Identifying Predictors of Time to Soft Tissue Reconstruction Following Open Tibia Fractures. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018 Sep 04;: Authors: Shammas RL...
Related Articles Multidisciplinary Management of Oligometastatic Soft Tissue Sarcoma. Am Soc Clin Oncol Educ Book. 2018 May 23;(38):939-948 Authors: Grilley-Olson...
Related Articles Optimizing Outpatient Total Ankle Replacement from Clinic to Pain Management. Orthop Clin North Am. 2018 Oct;49(4):541-551 Authors: Taylor MA,...
Related Articles Current Controversies in Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. JBJS Rev. 2016 06 14;4(6): Authors: Churchill JL, Garrigues GE Abstract...