My Locations

Duke Orthopaedics Heritage
3000 Rogers Rd
Suite 330
Wake Forest, NC 27587-5745
Duke Orthopaedics of Apex
1545 Orchard Villas Ave
Suite 100
Apex, NC 27502-4321

About Me

Helping my patients maintain their athletic identity in the face of injury is the heart of my work as an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. My experiences as a collegiate gymnast, runner, and mom of athletes helps me understand the mental and physical benefits of sports participation and exercise. My goal is to return my patients to the activities that are meaningful to them as safely as possible while minimizing risk of re-injury. I have special interest in treating adolescent knee injuries including ACL tears and patellar instability, elbow injuries, and shoulder instability. I also treat shoulder pain in patients of all ages and commonly perform arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs. Shoulder function is key to many people’s daily living and independence, in addition to athletics. I am thrilled to be a member of the Duke Sports Medicine team and the Wake County community.

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Sports Medicine Team

I am part of a sports medicine team that treats joint sprains and strains, arthritis, fractures, tendonitis, and bursitis. When conservative measures aren’t enough, we offer the full spectrum of orthopaedic procedures, including surgery, to treat foot or ankle pain, knee sprains or tears, shoulder injuries, and elbow injuries. We also offer hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder replacement.

Surgeries Performed by the Sports Medicine Team


My surgical specialties
Arthroscopic shoulder and rotator cuff surgery
Arthroscopic shoulder and rotator cuff surgery
Arthroscopic shoulder surgeries are minimally invasive procedures to stabilize loose joints, repair rotator cuff-biceps tendon tears, and manage cartilage damage.
Arthroscopic knee surgery
Arthroscopic knee surgery
Arthroscopic knee surgeries are minimally invasive procedures to repair knee injuries, including ACL tears, PCL tears, meniscus tears and cartilage damage.
Elbow arthroscopy, and tendon and ligament repair surgery
Elbow arthroscopy, and tendon and ligament repair surgery
Minimally invasive procedures to remove loose bodies and debris or damaged tissue from the elbow, Tommy John surgery and other ligament repairs of the elbow, tendon repairs including tennis elbow surgery and repair of ruptured biceps tendons.
Major shoulder surgery
Major shoulder surgery
Major shoulder surgery includes shoulder fracture repair, clavicle fracture repair and shoulder dislocation repair.
Patellar stabilization surgery
Patellar stabilization surgery
p Patellar stabilization surgeries stabilize dislocating knee caps, including patellar realignment and medial patellofemoral ligament MPFL reconstruction. p

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2018 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2018 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.


MD, Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University (North Carolina), 2004
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, 2004-2009
Shoulder and Sports Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2009-2010
Board Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery - General

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I have extensively studied risk of injuries to throwers' arms in Cooperstown, NY. I am currently studying the effects of acute ACL tears on inflammatory proteins in knees in hopes of advancing treatment options to prevent premature arthritis after injury. I am also studying outcomes of surgical treatment of patellar stabilization procedures, treatment of non-repairable rotator cuff tears with patch grafting, and factors predictive of outcomes of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. A major goal for me as a researcher is to benefit patients by improving clinical outcomes with an evidence based approach.


View Jocelyn Wittstein's publications on PubMed

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