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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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A Message about Covid-19 from Benjamin A. Alman, MD

James Urbaniak Professor and Chair Department of Orthopaedic Surgrey Duke University

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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.

Duke Orthopaedics ranks 5th in NIH Funding among orthopaedic departments nationwide in the Blue Ridge Research Institute for Medical Funding ranking.

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

Adam Goode and Chad Cook in New Clinical Research Roles

August 10, 2020
Two new leadership roles had been named for clinical research. These roles will allow for continued expansion of our clinical research mission, following Steven George’s appointment as our Vice Chair...

David Kerr, MD and Alexander Lazarides, MD selected to join The Robert J. Lefkowitz Society

August 6, 2020
Dr. Alexander Lazarides and Dr. David L. Kerr, IV, have been chosen for membership in The Robert J. Lefkowitz Society The goal of the Lefkowitz Society is to provide a scientific and mentoring...

Alison Toth Appointed Executive Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

July 8, 2020
Dr. Alison Toth has been appointed the department’s Executive Vice Chair. Dr. Toth replaces Dr. David Attarian in this role. The Executive Vice Chair represents the chair and department when the...

Welcome to the Department!

July 2, 2020
Todd Cade begins as Division Chief in DPT Todd Cade, PT, Ph.D., began as the Division Chief of the DPT on July 1. Dr. Cade received his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of...

John Lohnes, MHS, PA-C Retires after 39 Years

July 2, 2020
Following 39 years of service, John Lohnes, MHS, PA-C, is retiring from clinical practice. John’s contributions have been many and he will be missed. He has touched numerous lives as illustrated by...

Grand Rounds

Please note: Due to Duke Health recommendations regarding COVID-19, Grand Rounds will be held via ZOOM. ZOOM invitations to join will come via email communication.
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Recent Publications

Related Articles Comparison of Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodeses Using a Sustained Dynamic Compression Nail Versus Nondynamized Nails. Foot Ankle Spec. 2020 Jun;13(3):193-200...
The limited influence of neurosurgeons' behavior on inpatient satisfaction: a retrospective multihospital analysis. J Neurosurg. 2020 Jul 31;:1-7 Authors: Park C,...
Related Articles Physiotherapist-led treatment for young to middle-aged active adults with hip-related pain: consensus recommendations from the International Hip-related Pain Research...
Related Articles Surgical Treatment for Recurrent Shoulder Instability: Factors Influencing Surgeon Decision Making. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Jul 25;: Authors:...
Related Articles A Longitudinal Comparison of Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) to Legacy Scales in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy Patients....