Jocelyn R. Wittstein MD

Co-Chair, COORDS; Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Wittstein is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery with research and clinical interests in the shoulder, elbow, and knee in the pediatric and adult populations. In the shoulder, she has studied outcomes of rotator cuff repairs, surgical treatment of injuries to the long head biceps, use of telemedicine in the evaluation of shoulder pathology. Dr. Wittstein is also studying the relationship between menopause and hormone replacement therapy to the development of frozen shoulder in women. In the elbow, she has interests in gymnastics-related injuries as well as youth throwing-related injuries. Areas of interest in the knee include ACL mechanisms of injury, ACL and meniscus injuries in relation to development of post traumatic arthritis, and the effects of blood in the knee on joint health and meniscus healing. Dr. Wittstin is a co-investigator on several NIH grants in collaborations with Drs. Louis DeFrate and Amy McNulty in studies of these knee related topics. Dr. Wittstein sees patients at Duke Orthopaedics of Arringdon, Heritage, Green Level and Apex. She performs surgery at the Arringdon ASC and Duke Raleigh Hospital and conducts research as part of her work at all of these sites.