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Cesar de Cesar Netto

Instructor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
Box 104002, DUMC, Durham, NC 27710
311 Trent Drive, Durham, NC 27710
Office hours Monday to Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM  

Research Interests


Foot and Ankle Surgery Disorders and Imaging of the Foot and Ankle, with a focus on Progressive Collapsing Foot Deformity (PCFD) ("aka, Flatfoot"), Weightbearing Computed Tomography Imaging, Ankle Arthritis, Ankle Replacement, Midfoot Arthritis, Ankle Instability, Multidirectional Ankle Instability, Ankle Syndesmotic Injuries, Deltoid Ligament Injuries, Sports Foot and Ankle Injuries, Soccer Foot and Ankle Injuries, Hallux Valgus, Hallux Rigidus, and Achilles Tendinopathy.

Selected Grants


The MTA3D Study

Clinical TrialPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Treace Medical Concepts, Inc · 2023 - 2029

Fresh Tissue Lab

Inst. Training Prgm or CMEPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Zimmer, Inc. · 2023 - 2023

External Relationships


  • American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
  • Artelon
  • CurveBeam AI
  • Exactech
  • Foot and Ankle Clinics (Elsevier)
  • American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
  • Artelon
  • CurveBeam AI
  • Exactech
  • Foot and Ankle Clinics (Elsevier)
  • Journal of Foot and ankle
  • Nextremity Solutions/Medartis
  • Ossio
  • Paragon 28
  • Scientific Reports
  • Stryker Orthopaedics
  • Tayco Brace, Inc.
  • Zimmer Biomet Orthopedics
  • extremity medical

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