Advancing Orthopaedic Science Through Innovation and Collaboration

]As one of the largest and most recognized programs at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is committed to conducting orthopaedic research that makes a difference in patients’ lives.  Through a culture of innovation that aligns scientific endeavors with clinical care, our highly engaged team of scientists, engineers, and surgeons work together to develop promising ideas and new solutions that improve healing, speed rehabilitation, and achieve better outcomes.

Research News

  • $780,000 Federal Grant Will Give UAMS Medical Students Hands-on Cancer Research Experience

    Richard NIcholas Grant

    By Susan Van Dusen A $780,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute will fund a hands-on summer cancer research experience for medical students at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). “Partnership in Cancer Research will provide focused and innovative research experiences in laboratories, community outreach programs and clinics for selected first- and second-year…

  • UAMS, UAF Artificial Joint Research Sparked by ‘Give and Get’ Retreat


    By David Robinson July 29, 2020 | Researchers at UAMS and the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, are working to develop longer-lasting artificial hip and knee replacement joints that are also more resistant to infections. UAMS’ Mark Smeltzer, Ph.D., a microbiologist with expertise in Staphylococcus aureus and orthopaedic infection, is collaborating with UAF’s Min Zou, Ph.D., a mechanical engineer with…

  • UAMS Partners with Nationwide Program to Use Statistics on Orthopaedic Outcomes to Help Determine Care

    Dr. Bumpass and Patient PROMIS

    July 2, 2020 | The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is now a partner site in a nationwide effort to improve care for orthopaedic conditions by using statistics on outcomes that can help monitor a response to surgery and maybe help determine if a procedure is right for them. The Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement…