Orthopaedic and Spine Research

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From left to right: Orthopaedic surgeons C. Lowry Barnes, M.D. and Ben Stronach, M.D. with Post-Doctoral fellow, John Sherrill, Ph.D.

Advancing Orthopaedic Science through Innovation and Collaboration

Through a culture of innovation and collaboration that aligns scientific endeavors with clinical care, our orthopaedic surgeons and research scientists work together to develop promising ideas and new solutions that improve patient care for the best possible outcomes. Our research team works together to find more opportunities to improve the musculoskeletal health and well-being of our patients.

Advances in 3D printing, biomechanics, and other technology allow us to gain new knowledge about bone and joint disorders and investigate new treatments for conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system.  Once problems are identified in the clinic, our physicians and scientists take them to the laboratory bench for study, and the results are then translated back into clinical practice, where they directly benefit patients. Our investigators run basic research laboratories and secure research grants to support their work. Some of our focus areas of research include:

  • Biomechanics of the spine and implant burden
  • Bone health and physical activity
  • Customized 3D printing
  • Joint biomechanics
  • Artificial joint surface modification
  • Bone remodeling

Our research scientists leverage the clinical expertise afforded by a multidisciplinary faculty, fostering a collaborative environment that extends the scope of orthopaedic research. Together, we continue the drive to identify and focus on critical questions related to musculoskeletal health and disease through our expanding clinical, basic and translational research activities.



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