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Developing the leaders of tomorrow in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education and patient care

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James Urbaniak Professor and Chair Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Duke University

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For more than 90 years, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University has attracted the best and brightest physicians, researchers, residents, fellows, and trainees to deliver world-class orthopaedic care, education, and research. Since 1930, our goal has remained the same–to be the global standard of excellence today and develop the leaders of tomorrow in orthopaedics and rehabilitation research, education, and patient care. Our academic department has been a leader in surgical innovation, designing, improving, and pushing forward-thinking technologies and surgical techniques and performing cutting-edge research in orthopaedics. Our clinicians deliver both surgical and non-surgical, thoughtful  care to patients from around the world. With generous support from the NIH, we are proud of our multiple active studies with emphasis on orthopaedic trauma, bone healing and regeneration, 3-D biomechanics and joint replacement, and more. Our education programs are among the most highly rated in the US with the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy ranking 7th and our residency program at 6th. Welcoming students in the fall of 2021, our Occupational Therapy Doctorate, envisions educating tomorrow’s leaders in an inclusive world where all people flourish in meaningful, health-supporting occupations. Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, across all of our missions, works daily to foster a culture of respect and well-being.

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


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

         
 

Latest News & Articles

APTA NC Awards and Student Scholarships and Awards

October 27, 2020
Congratulations to the Duke DPT faculty and students receiving honors at the APTA NC Virtual Conference held on October 24.    APTA NC Student Scholarships and Awards – October 2020 APTA NC Awards J...

Taxes, Subsidies, and Road Hogs: Minority Groups Are Still Underrepresented in Orthopaedics

October 20, 2020
Taxes, Subsidies, and Road Hogs: Minority Groups Are Still Underrepresented in Orthopaedics by Melissa Erickson, MD, FAAOS and Andrea Goodwin, MA, MS, AAOSNow, October 2020 Medicine would benefit...

Preventing Disability from MSK Pain in Northern Tanzania

October 16, 2020
More than 600 people attended Dr. Janet Prvu Bettger's virtual presentation for the NIH on implementation science on Thursday, October 14. Dr. Bettger is leading this project with Adam Goode and the...

Dr. Selene Parekh’s Achilles Repair Technique Saves on Cost, Time

October 8, 2020
Innovative approach prioritizes quality patient care, accessibility By Lindsay Kenton Published October 6, 2020 in Orthopaedics Surgical repair of a ruptured Achilles tendon can be costly to patients...

School of Medicine Research Week

October 5, 2020
Zoom link for all presentations this week:  https://duke.zoom.us/j/92060873004

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

10.27.2020
Degenerative Joint Changes Following Intra-Articular Fracture are More Severe in Mice with T cell Deficiency. J Orthop Res. 2020 Oct 26;: Authors: Buchanan MW,...
10.25.2020
Factors associated with perioperative opioid demand in lower extremity fractures: Does consumption vary by anatomic location? Injury. 2020 Oct 08;: Authors:...
10.21.2020
Related Articles The Role of Radiotherapy for Chordoma Patients Managed With Surgery: Analysis of the National Cancer Database. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2020 Jun 15;45(12):...
10.21.2020
Are Arthroplasty Procedures Really Better in the Treatment of Complex Proximal Humerus Fractures? A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review. J Orthop Trauma. 2020...
10.19.2020
Effect of change in preoperative depression/anxiety on patient outcomes following lumbar spine surgery. Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2020 Oct 13;199:106312 Authors: Park...