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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

February 14, 2019
Avoiding medical malpractice! Donald Beskind, JD, LLM Trial lawyer, Duke Law faculty Importance of disability insurance! Herb Phillips, MD, JD Orthopaedic surgeon sharing critical personal story  ...
February 14, 2019
On behalf of the Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (SCORES), the Department of Population Health Sciences, Duke School of Nursing and DCRI MSK Research, we would like to invite you to attend the...
February 14, 2019
Duke Orthopaedics would like to congratulate the following 2019 ORS Awards Recipients. The Awards were announced during the annual Meeting on February 2-5 in Austin, Texas.     2019 NIRA Recipient...
February 14, 2019
Making the Connection Creators: Barbara Stokes, Felicia Tittle, Mya Shackleford, Kai Kennedy DPT Student Volunteers: Andy Seraphin, Logan Couce, Meghan Hartman, Ashley Reichert, Janae Chinn   Making...
February 7, 2019
Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Alumni & Former Faculty Resident, Dr. Paul Salamh, published in British Journal of Sports Medicine. The study, “Subacromial decompression surgery for adults with...

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*

February 20, 2019: Joint Grand Rounds with General Surgery 

February 27, 2019: Duke Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation Seminar 

February 28, 2019: MCGovern Lecture: Defining Death 

March 6, 2019: Grand Rounds Patient Safter Conference

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

April 3, 2019: Department Photo Day 

April 10, 2019: Grand Rounds Patient Safety Conference 

April 12-13, 2019:  Perry Initiative Outreach Program

April 24, 2019: Duke Orthopaedic & Rehabiliation Seminar 

April 26-27, 2019: 11th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium (EBARS)

April 30-May 1, 2019: Twenty-seventh Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor

May 8-11, 2019: 67th Annual Piedmont Orthopedic Society meeting

Recent Publications

Related Articles Diagnostic delay is common among patients with hypophosphatasia: initial findings from a longitudinal, prospective, global registry. BMC Musculoskelet...
Related Articles A Weighted Index of Elixhauser Comorbidities for Predicting 90-day Readmission After Total Joint Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Jan 25;: Authors...
Relationships Between Vein Repairs, Postoperative Transfusions, and Survival in Single Digit Replantation. Hand (N Y). 2019 Feb 14;:1558944719828002 Authors:...
Related Articles Are All Periprosthetic Joint Infections the Same? Evaluating Major vs Minor Criteria. J Arthroplasty. 2018 05;33(5):1515-1519 Authors: Klement MR...
Relationship Between PROMIS Computer Adaptive Tests and Legacy Hip Measures Among Patients Presenting to a Tertiary Care Hip Preservation Center. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Feb...