Thank you for visiting CU Orthopedic Research on the web! We are comprised of a core group of orthopedic faculty pursuing a cutting-edge basic, translational and clinical study of the musculoskeletal system. Our research encompasses a broad array of topics: genetics of osteoporosis & scoliosis, bone biology, arthritis & joint biology, skeletal healing from the spine to limbs, stem cell biology & tissue engineering, growth plate injury & repair, brain injury-skeleton connections, and orthopedic pain management. Study in these contexts spans from the genetic to the organismal level --- from basic science investigations to clinical trials. We partner with an array of musculoskeletal investigators in various clinical and basic science departments across the 4 campuses of the CU system.
Our overarching mission is to collaboratively study and address the most important unmet needs in orthopedic care, and to nurture the next generation of orthopedic investigators by providing comprehensive training in musculoskeletal science.
We are supported by several elements of core infrastructure, including a Tissue and Molecular Imaging Facility, an Anatomic Imaging and Mechanical Testing Laboratory, a Metabolism Analysis Laboratory, and an Education Program. A Musculoskeletal Tissue and Nucleic Acid Biorepository is also under development that will serve the research community by biobanking discarded surgical material for future scientific study.