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

Moinfar, AR, Lorenz, DS, and Moorman, CT. "Posterolateral Corner." Clinical Sports Medicine. Ed. DL Johnson and SD Mair. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2006. 567-577. (Chapter)

Richards, RS, and Moorman, CT. "Open Surgical Treatment." The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee - A Practical Guide to Management. Ed. GC Fanelli. New York: Springer-Verlag, 2004. 133-149. (Chapter)

Levine, WN, and Moorman, CT. "Clavicle and stenoclavicular injuries." Textbook of Sports Medicine. Ed. Garrett and Speer. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2000. 535-542. (Chapter)

Jaffe, M, and Moorman, CT. "Off-season conditioning program for the throwing athlete." Shoulder Injury in the Throwing Athlete. Ed. G Terry. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2000. (Chapter)

Moorman, CT, and Nunley, JA. "Glenohumeral arthrodesis." Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity. Ed. CA Peimer. New York: McGraw Hill, 1996. (Chapter)

Moorman, CT, Warren, RF, and Altchek, DW. "Shoulder instability." Sports Medicine – The School Age Athlete. Ed. B Reider. Philadelphia: W.B. Sanders, 1996. (Chapter)

Moorman, CT, Speer, KP, and Warren, RF. "Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization Using the Bioabsorbable Tack." Current Techniques in Arthroscopy. Ed. JS Parisien. Philadelphia: Current Science, 1995. 125-132. (Chapter)

Moorman, CT, Voss, MW, and Palank, EA. "Medical control of illness and injury." Feeling up to Par: Medicine from Tee to Green. Ed. CN Stover, JR McCarroll, and WJ Mallon. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 1994. (Chapter)

Moorman, CT, Dines, D, and Warren, RF. "Total shoulder arthroplasty: considerations in revision." Joint Replacement in the Shoulder. Ed. JM Fenlin. Philadelphia: W.B. Sanders, 1994. (Chapter)

Moorman, CT. "First aid for venomous snakebite." Feeling up to Par: Medicine from Tee to Green. Ed. CN Stover, JR McCarroll, and WJ Mallon. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis, 1994. (Chapter)


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

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

Carter, TE, Taylor, KA, Spritzer, CE, Utturkar, GM, Taylor, DC, Moorman, CT, Garrett, WE, Guilak, F, McNulty, AL, and DeFrate, LE. "In vivo cartilage strain increases following medial meniscal tear and correlates with synovial fluid matrix metalloproteinase activity." Journal of biomechanics 48.8 (June 2015): 1461-1468. Full Text

Koehler, R, John, T, Lawler, J, Moorman, C, and Nicandri, G. "Arthroscopic training resources in orthopedic resident education." The journal of knee surgery 28.1 (February 2015): 67-74. Full Text

Faltus, J, Mullenix, K, Moorman, CT, Beatty, K, and Easley, ME. "Case series of first metatarsophalangeal joint injuries in division 1 college athletes." Sports health 6.6 (November 2014): 519-526. Full Text

Anderson, JA, Little, D, Toth, AP, Moorman, CT, Tucker, BS, Ciccotti, MG, and Guilak, F. "Stem cell therapies for knee cartilage repair: the current status of preclinical and clinical studies." Am J Sports Med 42.9 (September 2014): 2253-2261. (Review) Full Text

Daruwalla, JH, Greis, PE, Hancock, R, Xerogeanes, JW, McCarty, EC, Reynolds, K, Rueda, M, Moorman, CT, Johnson, D, Dragoo, J, Bartlinski, S, Spang, J, Creighton, RA, Taft, T, Trulock, S, Halverson, D, Hatch, GFR, Merriman, J, Romano, R, Spindler, K, Bossung, T, Diduch, D, Pugh, K, Tingstad, EM, Kaplan, L, and Gombosh, M. "Rates and Determinants of Return to Play After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in NCAA Division 1 College Football Athletes." Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 2.8 (August 2014): 232596711454390-232596711454390. Full Text