The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery works with a variety of government, foundation and industry sponsors to find cures for diseases like osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and scoliosis. In the U.S. alone, these diseases affect millions of patients and cost billions to treat. Our faculty and residents partner with veterinary medicine, bioengineering and biomechanical specialists and materials engineers to develop new treatments, devices and techniques for hip and knee replacements, spine surgeries and advanced trauma care.
One of our primary collaborators is the University of Missouri's Comparative Orthopaedic Laboratory, an internationally recognized lab for its unique research in musculoskeletal disease and injuries. A renewed emphasis of research for the department is orthopaedic sports medicine and the creation of an orthopaedic sports fellowship program. The department has a goal to increase federal research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Defense.
A complete list of research projects can be found here.