Claude Thurman Moorman

Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

External address: 
Wallace Bldg, Dssi Room 1214, 3475 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705
Internal office address: 
Box 3639 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
(919) 668-3087


Degrees & Credentials

  • Assistant Professor, Surgery, University of Maryland, College Park 1996 - 2001

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Surgery, Duke University 1994 - 1996

  • Chief Resident Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery, Duke University 1992 - 1993

  • Senior Resident Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery, Duke University 1989 - 1992

  • Intern/Junior Resident, Surgery, Duke University 1987 - 1989

  • M.D., University of Cincinnati 1987

Shoulder Outcomes Database awarded by Tornier, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2039

KineSpring awarded by Moximed, Inc (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2020

Moximed Atlas Knee Spring Study awarded by Moximed, Inc (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2019

Pyrocarbon IDE Study awarded by Tornier, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2018

Fresh Tissue Lab Agreement awarded by Moximed, Inc (Principal Investigator). 2017

In Vivo Cartilage Mechanics and Degeneration After ACL Deficiency awarded by National Institutes of Health (Collaborator). 2013 to 2017

ZetrOZ Tendon Healing Study awarded by ZetrOZ, Inc. (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015

Fresh Tissue Lab Agreement awarded by Moximed, Inc (Principal Investigator). 2014

Bytomski, J, and Moorman, C. Oxford American Handbook of Sports Medicine. Oxford University Press, USA, March 5, 2010.

Praeger Handbook of Sports Medicine and Athlete Health: [Three Volumes]. Ed. C Moorman, D Kirkendall, and RJ Echemendia. ABC-CLIO, 2010. (Textbook)

Moorman, CT, and Kirkendall, DT. Sports Medicine for the Orthopaedic Resident (In preparation). Singapore: World Scientific Publishing Co..

Gersh, BJ. "Foreword." January 1, 2015. v-vi. Full Text

Godin, JA, Stabile, KJ, and Moorman, CT. "The Role of Osteotomy in the Treatment of Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries." Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. Ed. GC Fanelli. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, 2015. (Chapter) Full Text

Adams, SM, Hamming, MG, and Moorman, CT. "Lateral and Posterolateral Corner Injuries of the Knee." DeLee, Drez & Miller’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine: Principles and Practice. 2013. (Chapter)

Wittstein, JR, Levin, LS, and Moorman, CT. "Chronic exertional compartment syndrome." Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine Surgery. March 28, 2012. 437-446.

Moorman, CT. "LCL/PLC." DeLee & Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. Ed. D McAllister. New York: Elsevier, 2012. (Chapter)

Moorman, CT, and Coyner, KJ. "The Role of Osteotomy." The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee: A Practical Guide to Management. Ed. GC Faneli. New York: Springer Science and Business Media, 2012. 355-359. (Chapter)

Busam, ML, Fulkerson, JP, Gaskill, TR, Moorman, CT, Noyes, FR, and Galloway, MT. "Technical Aspects of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction for the General Orthopaedic Surgeon." 2011 AAOS Instructional Course Lectures. Ed. KA Egol and P Tornetta. 2011. 485-497. (Chapter)

Moorman, CT, and Nicandri, GT. "Complications of Knee Dislocations." Advanced Reconstruction Knee. Ed. JR Lieberman, DJ Berry, and FM Azar. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2011. 727-734. (Chapter)

Moorman, CT, and Kaseta, MKA. "Formal Open Repair of the Achilles Tendon." The Achilles Tendon: Treatment and Rehabilitation. Ed. JA Nunley. Springer, 2009. 83-92. (Chapter)

Moorman, CT, and Bassett, FH. "The Role of The Team Physician." Clinical Sports Medicine. Ed. DL Johnson and SD Mair. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2006. 3-8. (Chapter)


Dale, KM, Bailey, JR, and Moorman, CT. "Surgical Management and Treatment of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament/Medial Collateral Ligament Injured Knee." Clinics in sports medicine 36.1 (January 2017): 87-103. (Review) Full Text

Liu, B, Goode, AP, Carter, TE, Utturkar, GM, Huebner, JL, Taylor, DC, Moorman Iii, CT, Garrett, WE, Kraus, VB, Guilak, F, DeFrate, LE, and McNulty, AL. "Matrix metalloproteinase activity and prostaglandin E2 are elevated in the synovial fluid of meniscus tear patients." Connective tissue research (November 4, 2016): 1-12.

Alentorn-Geli, E, Choi, JHJ, Stuart, JJ, Toth, AP, Garrett, WE, Taylor, DC, and Moorman, CT. "Inside-Out or Outside-In Suturing Should Not Be Considered the Standard Repair Method for Radial Tears of the Midbody of the Lateral Meniscus: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Biomechanical Studies." The journal of knee surgery 29.7 (October 2016): 604-612. (Review)

Lad, NK, Liu, B, Ganapathy, PK, Utturkar, GM, Sutter, EG, Moorman, CT, Garrett, WE, Spritzer, CE, and DeFrate, LE. "Effect of normal gait on in vivo tibiofemoral cartilage strains." Journal of biomechanics 49.13 (September 2016): 2870-2876. Full Text

Burke, CJ, Grimm, LJ, Boyle, MJ, Moorman, CT, and Hash, TW. "Imaging of Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Instability: A 10 year retrospective case series." Clinical imaging 40.3 (May 2016): 470-476. Full Text

Queen, RM, Vap, A, Moorman, CT, Jr, GWE, and Butler, RJ. "Gender Differences in Plantar Loading During an Unanticipated Side Cut on FieldTurf." CLINICAL JOURNAL OF SPORT MEDICINE 26.2 (March 2016): 157-161. Full Text

Alentorn-Geli, E, Stuart, JJ, James Choi, JH, Toth, AP, Moorman, CT, and Taylor, DC. "Posterolateral portal tibial tunnel drilling for posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: technique and evaluation of safety and tunnel position." Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA (December 30, 2015).

Best, TM, Moore, B, Jarit, P, Moorman, CT, and Lewis, GK. "Sustained acoustic medicine: wearable, long duration ultrasonic therapy for the treatment of tendinopathy." The Physician and sportsmedicine 43.4 (November 2015): 366-374. Full Text

Alentorn-Geli, E, Stuart, JJ, Choi, JHJ, Toth, AP, Moorman, CT, and Taylor, DC. "Inside-Out Antegrade Tibial Tunnel Drilling Through the Posterolateral Portal Using a Flexible Reamer in Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction." Arthroscopy techniques 4.5 (October 5, 2015): e537-e544. Full Text

Mayer, SW, Queen, RM, Taylor, D, Moorman, CT, Toth, AP, Garrett, WE, and Butler, RJ. "Functional Testing Differences in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Patients Released Versus Not Released to Return to Sport." The American journal of sports medicine 43.7 (July 2015): 1648-1655. Full Text


Butler, RJ, Laver, L, Garrett, WE, Taylor, D, III, MCT, and Queen, RM. "Effect of Meniscal Injury on Functional Performance Testing following ACL Rehabilitation." May 2014.


Berkoff, B, Davis, D, Moorman, CT, and Cairns, CB. "Changes in Parasympathetic tone in elite athletes: Power versus endurance, is there a difference?." September 2005.