About Us

About the Department

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery cares for all injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system. In addition, the Department provides subspecialty clinics in the specific areas of major joint reconstruction, sports medicine, pediatric orthopaedics, foot, hand, spine, trauma, oncology, reconstructive microsurgery, and rehabilitation.

Our multidisciplinary approach, which links the expertise of specialists in orthopaedic surgery, reconstructive plastic surgery, radiology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and orthopaedic nursing insures that each patient receives the most appropriate and responsive treatment.

Duke Orthopaedics is consistently ranked among the top programs in the country by U.S.News & World Report, based on measures that include patient volume and outcomes, patient safety, nurse-to-patient ratio, and our reputation among other orthopaedic specialists.

Our orthopaedic doctors, surgeons, sports medicine specialists, non-operative spine specialists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and physical therapists work together to ensure that you receive the best possible care.

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

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