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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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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

January 16, 2020
The ninth edition of the Duke Orthopaedic Journal (DOJ) has been published. DOJ is a peer-reviewed print and online annual publication that covers technical and clinical studies related to health,...
January 16, 2020
The Duke Shoulder Surgery Symposium will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the Duke Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) Building, 311 Trent Drive in Durham. Registration and breakfast will be...
January 16, 2020
A paper published by the McNulty Lab entitled “Relationship between T1rho magnetic resonance imaging, synovial fluid biomarkers, and the biochemical and biomechanical properties of cartilage” (...
January 15, 2020
Barbara R. Hooper, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, has published the book Perspectives on Occupational Therapy Education: Past, Present, and Future with co-authors Steven D. Taff, PhD, OTR/L, FNAP, FAOTA, and...
January 9, 2020
Registration is open for Exercise is Medicine at Duke: Ideas in Action! Attendees can register for one event or both. Learn more and RSVP. Monday, February 3, 2020 Keynote: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  Trent...

Upcoming Events

EVERY WEDNESDAY! Duke Orthopaedic Grand Rounds (Click for schedule)

Grand Rounds Location (unless otherwise noted):
Lecture Hall 1250 Duke Health Interprofessional Education Building
311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC  27710

October 2, 2019: Patient Safety Conference 

October 9, 2019: Grand Rounds Guest Speaker, Dr. Stu Weinstein

October 11-12, 2019: 35th Annual Bassett Society Meeting

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

October 30, 2019: Ralph Coonrad Visiting Lecturer, Dr. Vincent Mosca

November 6, 2019: 3rd Annual 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 

March 4, 2019: 8th Annual George S.E. Lectureship 

April 20-22, 2020: 28th Annual J. Leonard Goldner Lectureship 

May 7, 2020: DPT Branch Lecture 

May 8, 2020: DPT Graduation 

June 10-14, 2020: Piedmont Society Meeting 

June 27, 2020: Chief Resident Dinner and Graduation 

July 16-17, 2020: DPT Capstone and White Coat

Recent Publications

Related Articles Increased Early Revision Rate With the INFINITY Total Ankle Prosthesis. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Jan;40(1):9-17 Authors: Cody EA, Taylor MA, Nunley JA...
Related Articles Lower Bone Density on Preoperative Computed Tomography Predicts Periprosthetic Fracture Risk in Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Jan;40(1):1-...
Related Articles A Feasibility Study of Percutaneous Peripheral Nerve Stimulation for the Treatment of Postoperative Pain Following Total Knee Arthroplasty....
Related Articles Possible Implications for Bundled Payment Models of Comorbidities and Complications as Drivers of Cost in Total Ankle Arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Int. 2019...
Related Articles Risk Factors for Failure of Total Ankle Arthroplasty With a Minimum Five Years of Follow-up. Foot Ankle Int. 2019 Mar;40(3):249-258 Authors: Cody...