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

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James Urbaniak Professor and Chair Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Duke University

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For more than 90 years, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University has attracted the best and brightest physicians, researchers, residents, fellows, and trainees to deliver world-class orthopaedic care, education, and research. Our goal is to be the global standard of excellence today and develop the leaders of tomorrow in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education, and patient care. Our department is a leader in surgical innovation. designing, improving, and pushing forward-thinking technologies and surgical techniques and performing cutting-edge research in orthopaedics. Our clinicians deliver both surgical and non-surgical, thoughtful care to patients from around the world. Our research programs, many of which are funded by the NIH, continue to advance orthopaedic research in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic care, rehabilitation, and more. Our education programs are among the most highly rated in the United States. Our strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, across all of our missions, works to foster a culture of respect and well-being.

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


2020 State of the Department
Watch the State of the Department presentation and celebrate
the many accomplishments over the last year and hear about our new beginnings.


Top Ranked in the United States

         
 

Latest News & Articles

Erica Taylor Named Inaugural PDC Associate Chief Medical Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

October 29, 2020
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Erica Taylor on being named the PDC’s inaugural Associate Chief Medical Officer for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Dr. Taylor brings to this role a lifetime of...

APTA NC Awards and Student Scholarships and Awards

October 27, 2020
Congratulations to the Duke DPT faculty and students receiving honors at the APTA NC Virtual Conference held on October 24.    APTA NC Student Scholarships and Awards – October 2020 APTA NC Awards J...

Taxes, Subsidies, and Road Hogs: Minority Groups Are Still Underrepresented in Orthopaedics

October 20, 2020
Taxes, Subsidies, and Road Hogs: Minority Groups Are Still Underrepresented in Orthopaedics by Melissa Erickson, MD, FAAOS and Andrea Goodwin, MA, MS, AAOSNow, October 2020 Medicine would benefit...

Preventing Disability from MSK Pain in Northern Tanzania

October 16, 2020
More than 600 people attended Dr. Janet Prvu Bettger's virtual presentation for the NIH on implementation science on Thursday, October 14. Dr. Bettger is leading this project with Adam Goode and the...

Dr. Selene Parekh’s Achilles Repair Technique Saves on Cost, Time

October 8, 2020
Innovative approach prioritizes quality patient care, accessibility By Lindsay Kenton Published October 6, 2020 in Orthopaedics Surgical repair of a ruptured Achilles tendon can be costly to patients...

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.
Click here for the schedule.


Recent Publications

11.25.2020
Related Articles Reporting and utilization of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System® (PROMIS®) measures in orthopedic research and practice: a systematic review...
11.24.2020
Related Articles Contracture and transient receptor potential channel upregulation in the anterior glenohumeral joint capsule of patients with end-stage osteoarthritis. J...
11.21.2020
Related Articles The Role of Malnutrition in Ninety-Day Outcomes After Total Joint Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2019 11;34(11):2594-2600 Authors: Black CS, Goltz...
11.21.2020
Related Articles Perioperative Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Transfusion in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. J...
11.21.2020
Related Articles "The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend": Unrecognized incidental findings on intraoperative computed tomography during spine instrumentation surgery...