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Welcome to Duke Orthopaedic Surgery

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

Our Vision and 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 family at the center of all we do to provide the highest quality care
STEPPING UP–to serve and lead our local and global communities with integrity and compassion
MOVING FORWARD–to promote and develop excellence in education
CLIMBING HIGHER–to inspire through innovations in basic science, clinical, and translational research

Chair’s Corner

As part of a program to bring space science to high school students, Judith Miles of Lexington High School, Lexington, Mass., suggested a study of the spider's behavior while weightless. She wanted to find out if a spider could make a web without gravity (1). On the second Skylab mission, spiders

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