The University of Pittsburgh Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is a leader in ongoing research and clinical trials.
With funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other public and private institutions, the program has the chance to support and conduct evidence-based research and clinical trials to shape the future of orthopaedic surgery.
There are 13 research laboratories within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Below is a small sampling of some of the groundbreaking research we're exploring in our labs.
Researches are leading the development of novel minimally invasive therapies of intervertebral disc degeneration based on the latest gene transfer and stem cell technologies. This research addresses feasibility, safety, and efficacy of these technologies.
The goal of this study is to reduce the incidence of back pain and need for spinal surgery.
One of the newer orthopaedic labs, the Orthopaedic Biodynamics Laboratory looks at computational evaluation of joint motion and function using high-speed cineradiography.
This will allow in vivo evaluations for:
The center focuses on developing the knowledge base and technical know-how for restoring organ functions by applying principles of:
Research focuses on the:
The Sports Orthopaedic Research Lab explores the causes and treatment of knee-related injuries.
Recent research projects include:
The goals of this lab are to:
These findings will explore and develop cutting-edge treatment programs to address musculoskeletal diseases and orthopaedic injuries including:
Learn more about researchers at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
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