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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

November 15, 2018
We would like to recognize William Kraus, MD; a cardiologist who runs the Sports Cardiology Program at the James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute; who was featured in the American Heart...
November 15, 2018
Congratulations to Laura Case, PT, DPT, MS, PCS, C/NDT and her colleagues at Duke University, for their recent publication Molecular Therapy. The study, "Correction of Biochemical Abnormalities and...
November 13, 2018
Dr. Chad Cook and two additional authors recently reported their “sting” experience associated with predatory publishing. Predatory publishers are journals with no true peer review process. In the...
November 8, 2018
Duke Sports Medicine members attended the City of Oaks Marathon Expo on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the McKimmon Conference and Training Center on the campus of N.C. State University  We would like...
November 8, 2018
We would like to congratulate Bone Saw, the Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Flag Football team, as they advance to their fifth consecutive championship game. The team beat the Duke Athletic Department in a...

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*

October 31, 2018: Grand Rounds

November 13, 2018: Scholars @ Duke Photo Day

December 4, 2018: PDC Annual Meeting 

March 15, 2019: Piedmont Orthopedic Society Annual Mid-Winter meeting/reception | Las Vegas, NV

March 21, 2019: 14th Annual Patient Safety & Quality Conference

March 27, 2019: 7th Annual George S.E. Aitken Lecturer Scott Levin, Duke Orthopaedic Grand Rounds

April 12-13, 2019:  Perry Initiative Outreach Program

April 26-27, 2019: 11th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium (EBARS), Trent Semans Building, Duke Campus

April 30-May 1, 2019: Twenty-seventh Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor - Lessa M. Galatz, MD; Professor and Chair; Leni & Peter W. May Department of Surgery; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; New York, NY

May 8-11, 2019: 67th Annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society meeting, Cloister, Sea Island, GA

Recent Publications

Comparing Standard Versus Extended Culture Duration in Acute Hip and Knee Periprosthetic Joint Infection. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Nov 13;: Authors: Klement MR...
Related Articles Clinically Meaningful Improvements After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients Regardless of Gender. J...
Related Articles Response to Letter to the Editor on "Risk Factors, Outcomes, and Timing of Manipulation Under Anesthesia After Total Knee Arthroplasty". J Arthroplasty....
Related Articles Fall Risk and Utilization of Balance Training for Adults With Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis: Secondary Analysis From a Randomized Clinical Trial. J...
Related Articles Medial Unicompartmental Arthroplasty of the Knee. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Nov 07;: Authors: Jennings JM, Kleeman-Forsthuber LT, Bolognesi MP...