The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery created the Ortho Research Toolkit to guide investigators through the research process. This is based on the CTSI Research Toolkit, another valuable resource. 

The Ortho Research Toolkit will be available by the end of May, stay tuned. 


Our research committee reviews faculty and resident protocol design and grant submission activities. Our patient-based research efforts are fostered and expanded, and research designs are evaluated and supported. 

Focus areas

Just a few areas of our research include:

  • Mechanism of prosthetic loosening
  • Management techniques for infected fractures
  • Interventions to block osteoclastic activity to spinal biomechanics

Our department also holds an NIAMS/NIH training grant, which supports training researchers in a multidisciplinary environment.