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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

June 12, 2019
We are pleased to announce Carolyn Killelea, Ph.D., will be joining the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery as the new Research Practice Manager (RPM) for the Clinical Research Unit (CRU) on July 1,...
June 12, 2019
Fraser Leversedge, MD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, was invited as the Grand Rounds Visiting Professor for the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at Yale University on...
June 12, 2019
Chad E. Cook PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT, FAPTA, Interim Division Chief & Program Director, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, was invited to deliver the opening keynote address at the 2019 National...
June 12, 2019
J. Kyle Covington, PT, DPT, PhD, Director of Assessment and Program Evaluation, Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, was elected as the Vice Speaker of the House of Delegates for the American...
June 12, 2019
We are excited to welcome another member to the Duke Ortho family - Ellie Kathleen Guerrero! Ellie was born on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 9:02 pm. She was 8 lbs 9oz. Both mom and baby are doing great...

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*

June 5, 2019: Grand Rounds Patient Safety Conference

June 14, 2019: Sports Medicine Research Day

June 17-21, 2019: DPT Summer Discovery Program

June 19, 2019: State of the School Address

June 28, 2019: Office of Faculty Development Leadership Workshops

June 22, 2019: Chief Residents Dinner and Graduation Ceremony 

June 26 2019: PGY 1 and PGY 2-5 Orientation. No Grand Rounds

July 3, 2019: No Grand Rounds

July 10, 2019: DPT Capstone

July 11, 2019: DPT White Coat Ceremony

Recent Publications

Related Articles Effect of Facility on Operative Costs of Total Ankle Arthroplasties. J Surg Orthop Adv. Winter 2018;27(4):321-324 Authors: Gross CE, Scott D,...
Related Articles Medial Unicompartmental Arthroplasty of the Knee. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Mar 01;27(5):166-176 Authors: Jennings JM, Kleeman-Forsthuber LT,...
Related Articles A Geometric Model to Determine Patient-Specific Cup Anteversion Based on Pelvic Motion in Total Hip Arthroplasty. Adv Orthop. 2019;2019:4780280...
Related Articles Abdominal Gunshot Causing Ventricular Septal Injury Without Perforation into the Pericardium. J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth. 2019 Mar;33(3):772-775...
Related Articles Sociodemographic and Clinical Correlates of Physical Therapy Utilization in Adults With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis. Phys Ther. 2018 08 01;98(8):670-...