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

Please save the date for: The 2016 Duke Healthcare Leadership Summit: Making Your Performance Metrics Work For You March 8, 2016 1 pm – 5 pm  Reception to follow 6th Floor, Trent Semans Center for...
By Lee Diehl, MD (Published in Sports Medicine Update) There is a common saying “hope for the best and prepare for the worst” and an adjunct expression often used is “proper preparation prevents...
The PDC is pleased to announce a second call for applications for the ENABLE (ENhanced Academics in a Basic Laboratory Environment) program for FY16-17. The ENABLE support program is jointly...
Third-year DPT student, Rebecka Schafer, was awarded a scholarship enabling her to attend a professional education training program supported by The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC)...
This past weekend, faculty and staff came together at the Washington Duke Inn for the annual Duke Orthopaedics Faculty Retreat. The purpose of the retreat centered on taking inventory of...

Upcoming Events

2016 Duke Healthcare Leadership Summit

March 8, 2016

Save the Date: The State of the School Address by Dean Nancy Andrews

March 15, 2016

SoM course on Leadership Development for Researchers

April 19-21, 2016

Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium

April 29-30, 2016

Feagin Leadership Forum

May 20-21, 2016