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Orthopaedic Surgery

Offering specialized expertise in the broad spectrum of congenital, developmental and traumatic disorders affecting bones, soft tissues, joints and the neuromuscular system.

Duke Pediatric Orthopaedics Service provides orthopaedic care for all injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system for infants, children, and adolescents. We offer spine and hip surgery, limb lengthening, treatment for children born with club feet, and treatment for trauma patients.

Physicians at the Orthopaedic Outpatient Clinic coordinate care with the Pediatric Development and Rehabilitation Program. The Service also participates in a multidisciplinary approach to treating and preventing injuries and restoring physical function and performance for athletes.


We treat pediatric patients with:

  • spine and hip disorders requiring surgery
  • clubfoot
  • trauma
  • scoliosis
  • myelodysplasia
  • cerebral palsy
  • amputations
  • limb deformity
  • sports injuries

We offer the following treatments:

  • Ilizarov method for limb lengthening
  • Advanced techniques in scoliosis surgery
  • Ponseti method for clubfoot treatment


Name Areas of Special Interest
Brian E. Brigman, MD, PhD Benign and malignant bone and soft-tissue tumors, limb-sparing surgery
Robert D. Fitch, MD Pediatric spine; adult, pediatric and adolescent scoliosis; hip, clubfoot, trauma; Ilizarov method for limb lengthening; deformity correction; speciality clinics for conditions including scoliosis, myelodysplasia, cerebral palsy, and (pediatric) amputations
Robert K. Lark, MD, MS All aspects of children's orthopaedics; disorders of the spine and hip, including scoliosis and hip dysplasia; pediatric fractures

Clinic Hours & Locations

Lenox Baker Children's Hospital
3000 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27705
Tel: 919-684-6669

Appointments: 919-613-7797

Appointments and Contact Information

Pediatric Orthopaedics
Department of Surgery
Box 2911 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710
Tel: 919-684-3104
Fax: 919-681-8703

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Lenox Baker Children's Hospital
Box 2809 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710
Tel: 919-681-7605
Fax: 919-681-7618