Traumatic injury is the nation’s fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability.
Duke’s orthopaedic trauma program offers a comprehensive approach to repairing serious damage to the bones and joints.
Our particular areas of expertise include joint fracture management as well as treatment for deformed and fractured bones in the hip socket, pelvis, hip, and thigh.
Our orthopaedic surgeons offer reconstructive surgery to repair shattered bones and complex fractures. We also offer limb reattachment and bone transplants for particularly traumatic bone injury.
Orthopaedic traumatologists are orthopaedic surgeons who specialize in the management of complex bone fractures.
Orthopaedic trauma patients at Duke have access to:
Duke University Hospital is one of only five North Carolina facilities designated as a Level 1 trauma center, which is the highest of three levels. The rating means that Duke provides the most comprehensive trauma care available.
Duke's orthopaedic doctors and surgeons strive to exceed the expectations of all our patients. For the orthopaedics team, there is no greater satisfaction than to hear how we’ve helped someone overcome an ordeal that is extremely stressful and difficult.
Read an orthopaedic trauma patient’s story, shared with us by a patient who suffered severe foot injuries in Iraq.