The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery cares for all injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. In addition, the Department provides subspecialty clinics in the specific areas of major joint reconstruction, sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, foot, hand, spine, trauma, oncology, reconstructive microsurgery, and rehabilitation.

Our multidisciplinary approach, which links the expertise of specialists in orthopaedic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, radiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and orthopaedic nursing insures that each patient receives the most appropriate and responsive treatment.

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Benjamin A. Alman, MD, FRCSC, is the Distinguished James R. Urbaniak Professor and Chairman beginning June 2013.

Dr. Alman matriculated from the University of Toronto, where he served as A.J. Latner Professor and Chairman for the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery and Vice-Chairman for the Department of Surgery.  He was Division Head of Orthopaedic Surgery and Senior Scientist in the Developmental and Stem Cell Biology Program at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), which is affiliated with the University of Toronto.

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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 in our efforts to support our mission:


Be the global standard of excellence today and develop the leaders of tomorrow in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education, and patient care.


  • REACHING OUT - to put the patient and their families 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


Our Orthopaedic Surgeons have been named "America's Top Doctors" and Duke has been named as one of "America's Best Hospitals."