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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 Surgery 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.

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


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

Diao receives $3 million grant from 4D Nucleome Consortium

September 24, 2020
Yarui Diao, Ph.D. received a U01 grant, totaling $3 million in research funding for 5 years, from 4D Nucleome Consortium (phase 2) through the NIH Common fund. Diao aims to determine the function and...

Melissa Erickson featured on She Can Fix It Podcast

September 24, 2020
Melissa Erickson was recently hosted on a podcast by third-year Yale orthopaedic resident, Alana Munger. Dr. Munger created her podcast and has interviewed female leaders in ortho and spine...

2020 State of the Department

September 2, 2020
On Wednesday, September 2, 2020, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery gathered virtually to welcome new faculty, celebrate teamwork and growth, and hear from department leaders. Benjamin Alman, Ned...

Yarui Diao, Ph.D Awarded 2020 NIH/NHGRI Genomic Innovator Award

September 2, 2020
Yarui Diao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Cell Biology and Orthopaedic Surgery, has received 2020 NHGRI Genomic Innovator Awards, totaling 2.38M research funding in five years, to support his study...

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

Related Articles Inflammatory cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases in the synovial fluid after intra-articular elbow fracture. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Apr;29(4):736-...
Related Articles Patients' perceptions with musculoskeletal disorders regarding their experience with healthcare providers and health services: an overview of reviews. Arch...
Pharmacodynamics of Asfotase Alfa in Adults With Pediatric-Onset Hypophosphatasia. Bone. 2020 Sep 25;:115664 Authors: Seefried L, Kishnani PS, Moseley S, Denker AE...
Related Articles Continued Beneficial Effects of Burosumab in Adults with X-Linked Hypophosphatemia: Results from a 24-Week Treatment Continuation Period After a 24-Week Double-Blind Placebo...
Related Articles Pathologies of the Peroneals: A Review. Foot Ankle Spec. 2020 Sep 25;:1938640020916278 Authors: Sharma A, Parekh SG Abstract...