Surgeons at the Duke Total Joint Center -- including Michael Bolognesi, MD; David Attarian, MD; Scott Kelley, MD; and Samuel S. Wellman, MD -- focus solely on knee and hip replacement clinical practice, research, and education.
Research indicate that the success of total joint replacement is directly linked to the volume of surgeries performed by the surgeon.
At Duke Total Joint Center, our surgeons perform more than 1,000 hip and knee replacements each year on patients ranging from young adults to senior citizens. Because they focus exclusively on knee and hip replacements, they have the experience and expertise to consistently achieve positive outcomes.
Doctors in the Duke Total Joint Center test and develop promising procedures and new prostheses to make joint replacements work better and last longer.
They regularly participate in clinical trials and contribute research-related articles related to their research to notable orthopaedic journals.
Total Joint Center physicians are committed to training medical students and peer surgeons about the latest techniques and procedures used to replace hip and knee joints.
Our doctors regularly participate in Duke Department of Orthopaedic Surgery hip and knee teaching conferences, Duke Total Joint preoperative conferences, and Grand Rounds to help broaden and expand the clinical experience for the Duke Adult Reconstruction fellow.
They also regularly present at orthopaedic conferences for peer joint replacement surgeons and have served as assistant and guest editors for prestigious orthopaedic journals including the Journal of Arthroplasty, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and Clinical Orthopaedic and Related Research in order to spread their knowledge about the most effective new technologies for replacing hip and knee joints.
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