Claude Thurman Moorman

Claude Thurman Moorman

Adjunct Professor in the Department 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

Selected Grants

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)


Kumar, AH, Kim, J, Sadeghi, N, Leversedge, FJ, Moorman, CT, and Grant, SA. "The use of ultrasound imaging for brachial plexus injury assessment following operative clavicle repair." Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie (January 30, 2018). (Letter) Full Text

McNamara, WJ, Matson, AP, Mickelson, DT, and Moorman, CT. "Surgical Management of Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Instability Using an Adjustable Loop, Cortical Fixation Device (Accepted)." Arthroscopy Techniques (January 1, 2018). Full Text

Grassi, A, Alexiou, K, Amendola, A, Moorman, CT, Samuelsson, K, Ayeni, OR, Zaffagnini, S, and Sell, T. "Postural stability deficit could predict ankle sprains: a systematic review." Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA (November 25, 2017). (Review) Full Text

Coughlin, RP, Oldweiler, A, Mickelson, DT, and Moorman, CT. "Adipose-Derived Stem Cell Transplant Technique for Degenerative Joint Disease." Arthroscopy techniques 6.5 (October 2, 2017): e1761-e1766. Full Text

Liu, B, Lad, NK, Collins, AT, Ganapathy, PK, Utturkar, GM, McNulty, AL, Spritzer, CE, Moorman, CT, Sutter, EG, Garrett, WE, and DeFrate, LE. "In Vivo Tibial Cartilage Strains in Regions of Cartilage-to-Cartilage Contact and Cartilage-to-Meniscus Contact in Response to Walking." The American journal of sports medicine 45.12 (October 2017): 2817-2823. Full Text

Christopherson, ZR, Kennedy, J, Roskin, D, and Moorman, CT. "Rehabilitation and Return to Play Following Superior Labral Anterior to Posterior Repair." Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 25.3 (September 2017): 132-144. 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 25.8 (August 2017): 2474-2480. Full Text

Liu, B, Goode, AP, Carter, TE, Utturkar, GM, Huebner, JL, Taylor, DC, Moorman, 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 58.3-4 (May 2017): 305-316. Full Text

Todorich, B, Thanos, A, Yonekawa, Y, Thomas, BJ, Faia, LJ, Chang, E, Shulman, J, Olsen, KR, Blair, MP, Shapiro, MP, Ferrone, P, Vajzovic, L, Toth, CA, Lee, TC, Robinson, J, Hubbard, B, Kondo, H, Besirli, CG, Nudleman, E, Wong, SC, Kusaka, S, Walsh, M, Chan, RVP, Berrocal, A, Caputo, G, Murray, TG, Sears, J, Schunemann, R, Harper, CA, Kychental, A, Dorta, P, Cernichiaro-Espinosa, LA, Wu, W-C, Campbell, JP, Martinez-Castellanos, MA, Quiroz-Mercado, H, Hayashi, H, Quiram, P, and Amphornphruet, A et al. "Correspondence." Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.) 37.5 (May 2017): e52-e54. (Letter) Full Text

Boggess, B, and Moorman, C. "Partial Pectoralis Tear Treated With Orthobiologics: A Case Report." Current sports medicine reports 16.2 (March 2017): 74-76. Full Text


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


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.