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 families 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

From Dr. Ben Alman Our department is becoming increasing diversified in clinical and academic activities as we grow.   With this diversification, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is playing an...
From Dr. Ben Alman Over the past several months, we’ve engaged in a dialogue about how to best coordinate the clinical, educational, and research missions related to hand surgery, given that...
Congratulations to John Tyrrell on his retirement after 5 years of dedication and service to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  John has always been a person of trust and integrity as well as...
From Dr. Ben Alman: As many of you know, Bob Zura will be leaving Duke the end of the year to become the chair of orthopaedics at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.  We...
Mark your calendars and join the fun at this years Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Holiday Party at AMF Durham Lanes, Wednesday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m.  Questions regarding the event, contact...

Upcoming Events

Request for Bass Connections Project Proposals

“Challenges of Health Care Reform at the State Level” presented by Bruce Goldberg, MD

Perspectives on Health: from the lab, the clinic, and the community
11.13.2015 – CME Event

Basic Science Day A Celebration of Basic Science at Duke

Duke Institute for Health Innovation 2016 RFA Announcement

Call for applications for SoM course on Leadership Development for Researchers