Our Research

Joint Preservation, Cartilage Restoration, and Regenerative Medicine Research

Our research focuses on improving both surgical and non-surgical treatments focused on joint preservation of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip. We utilize basic, translational, and clinical research strategies to evaluate the pathology of articular cartilage, subchondral bone, meniscus, synovium, ligament, and tendon to determine how to best approach this patient population. In addition, our research program is heavily invested in better understanding and developing regenerative medicine orthobiologic techniques for the minimally-invasive and/or non-surgical treatment of osteoarthritis and post-traumatic arthritis (ie, the type of arthritis that develops after an ACL tear). In addition to joint preservation research, we have ongoing studies in other areas, including the biomechanics of shoulder instability repair, improving care specific to the female athlete, and enhancing surgical education via surgical simulation training.