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:

12/5/19

Garwood Medical Devices, LLC, has been granted “Breakthrough Device” designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company’s BioPrax device, a tool it is developing to help eliminate biofilm infections on prosthetic knee implants.

7/18/19

Two faculty members, two medical fellows, one medical student and one postdoctoral associate earned honors for outstanding poster presentations at the first General Medical Education Celebration of Scholarship (formerly Scholarly Exchange Day).

4/2/19

A medical device under development aims to reduce the number of joint replacement infections by using electrical stimulation.

3/4/19

Thirty-four original research projects from aspiring physician-scientists were on display at the 2019 Medical Student Research Forum.

2/27/19

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences researchers have published results of the first randomized clinical trial of a treatment in the acute phase after a sport-related concussion.

2/14/19

A trainee in the orthopaedic residency program is principal investigator on a study that has received a 2019 Resident Research Grant from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation.

2/6/19

In the Department of Orthopaedics, a current trainee and a recent graduate of the residency program each have received recognition for their first-author studies.

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.