Research Highlights

Faculty, trainees and medical students in our department strive for discoveries that have the potential to affect human health. 

We contribute to the advancement of orthopaedics research in a variety of ways:

10/11/18

Research by John J. Leddy, MD, clinical assistant professor of orthopaedics, and Barry S. Willer, PhD, professor of psychiatry, did not find evidence of early-onset dementia (EOD) in a study of retired National Football League and National Hockey League players.

6/4/18

Technologies designed to track and eventually improve staffing levels in hospital emergency departments must be judiciously chosen, according to a new study published in the Journal of Emergency Nursing.

4/20/18

Work by John E. Tomaszewski, MD, and Steven D. Schwaitzberg, MD, to transform the way students and others study the human body is coming to fruition.

3/22/18

A total of 37 original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2018 Medical Student Research Forum.

2/22/18

Department of Orthopaedics researchers have published a study that finds there is no statistically significant difference in clinical outcomes after arthroscopic partial meniscectomy among normal weight and obese patients.

10/19/17

A newly patented technology developed as a collaboration in the departments of Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedics, and Microbiology and Immunology is at the heart of an Office of Naval Research (ONR) grant focused on preventing and treating orthopaedic implant-related infections.

7/26/17

Leslie J. Bisson, MD, has led a study — published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery — that challenges a surgical practice used for decades during arthroscopic knee surgery.

7/21/17

Along with his co-authors — including former trainees in the Department of Orthopaedics — Leslie J. Bisson, MD, has won an award from the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine for authoring the “most outstanding clinical paper” to appear in the publication in 2016.

6/26/17
Research that shows activity aids recovery for concussion patients has been adopted by experts in the field.
4/28/17

Keely Boyle, MD, a third-year trainee in the orthopaedic residency program, has been awarded the 2017 American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Resident Research Award.