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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

August 15, 2019
On Sunday, August 11, 2019 the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery gather together for the Annual Welcome Party at the Tobacco Road Café. The event was held during a home Durham Bulls baseball game. ...
August 15, 2019
We are excited to welcome another member to the Duke Ortho family - Jonathan "Davis" O'Donnell! Davis was born on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. He was 8 lbs 5 oz and 20.5 inches. Both mom and baby are...
August 13, 2019
Congratulations to the staff members who were selected as the 2019 recipients of the Piedmont Orthopedic Foundation Administrative Scholarship.  This administrative scholarship was established as an...
August 13, 2019
Jody Feld, PT, DPT, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University,Dr. Jody Feld successfully defended her PhD in Human Movement Science at the University of...
August 8, 2019
Katie Myers, PT, DPT, Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University,  was invited to the Grantsmanship and Mentorship in...

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*

August 21, 2019: State of the Department 

September 4, 2019: Grand Rounds Guest Speaker

October 2, 2019: Patient Safety Conference 

October 9, 2019: Grand Rounds Guest Speaker 

October 14-17, 2019: Duke University School of Medicine Inaugural Research Week

November 6, 2019: John Harrelson Lecturer, Dr. Bill Ward

November 13, 2019: Patient Safety Conference 

December 4, 2019: Patient Safety Conference 

December 25, 2019: No Grand Rounds 

January 1, 2019: No Grand Rounds 

Recent Publications

Related Articles Periapical Wires Result in Less Curve Correction Than Pedicle Screw Constructs in Idiopathic Scoliosis. Asian Spine J. 2019 Aug 20;: Authors:...
Related Articles Mechanical failure of articulating polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) spacers in two-stage revision hip arthroplasty: the risk factors and the impact on interim function...
Related Articles The Effect of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs on Tendon-to-Bone Healing: A Systematic Review with Subgroup Meta-Analysis. Iowa Orthop J. 2019;39(1):...
Related Articles Developing a national patient safety plan in Guatemala. Rev Panam Salud Publica. 2019;43:e64 Authors: Lou-Meda R, Méndez S, Calgua E, Orozco M,...
Related Articles Association of neurologic deficits with surgical outcomes and health-related quality of life after treatment for metastatic epidural spinal cord compression...