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Welcome to Duke Orthopaedic Surgery

Developing the leaders of tomorrow in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education and patient care


Education &


Doctor of
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

July 19, 2018
We would like to recognize Louis C. Almekinders, MD; Melanie Frank; Phillip H. Horne, MD; Paul F. Lachiewicz, MD; and Donald F. O'Malley, MD, who participated in the Triangle Sprint Triathlon on July...
July 18, 2018
We are delighted to welcome Laura Pietrosimone PT, DPT, PhD, SCS, who has joined the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as an Assistant Professor. Dr....
July 18, 2018
We are excited to announce that the contractor for the new 102,000-square foot facility that will house Duke’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, the School of Medicine’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (...
July 12, 2018
On Friday, July 6, 2018, the following DPT students presented their Capstone projects and joined their families and friends, along with DPT faculty and staff, in the Duke Chapel to celebrate the...
July 12, 2018
We would like to recognize Bridgette D. Furman, Collin L. Kent, Janet L. Huebner, Virginia B. Kraus, Amy L. McNulty, Farshid Guilak, and Steven A. Olson, who had their article, "CXCL10 is upregulated...

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*

July 19, 2018: Duke Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Seminar Series f. Suzanne A. Maher, PhD; Associate Director, Department of Biomechanics; Co-Director, Orthopaedic Soft Tissue Research Program; Senior Scientist, Hospital for Special Surgery. Click here for details.

July 25, 2018: State of the Department Grand Rounds: Click for details.

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

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

A Feasibility Study of Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Postoperative Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty. Neuromodulation. 2018 Jul 19...
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Related Articles Hindfoot Arthritis Progression and Arthrodesis Risk After Total Ankle Replacement. Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Nov;38(11):1183-1187 Authors: Dekker TJ,...