Bone & Joint Center
 

Current Research Projects

Patients like you play a critical role in medical research.  Without your involvement, it is impossible for us to develop new and improved treatments for painful and debilitating musculoskeletal conditions. 

We sincerely hope you will consider participating in one of the on-going research studies listed below.


 
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rotator cuff surgery

Rotator cuff surgery is common, but there are a lot of factors that influence a patient's shoulder motion, strength, and level of satisfaction after surgery.  This study, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is designed to begin to unravel those factors that influence how well a patient's shoulder functions after rotator cuff surgery.


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rotator cuff imaging

Advanced ultrasound imaging techniques offer the hope of predicting how well a patient will do after rotator cuff surgery, but this question has not been investigated extensively.  This study, which is also supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is designed to assess how well a new advanced ultrasound imaging technique can predict a patient's pain and function after rotator cuff surgery.


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Achilles Tendon Studies

Running is one of the most popular forms aerobic exercise, but unfortunately Achilles tendon injuries are common with runners. The purpose of this research is to use an advanced ultrasound imaging technique (known as shear wave elastography) to better understand how the Achilles tendon is influenced by age and running.