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Currently Funded Studies

Following it a listing of our active, funded research within the department.

Clinical Trials

  • Tracking of Functional Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction with a Wearable Smart Brace Following Total Knee Arthroplasty A Prospective Randomized Trial
  • Prot #121416-01: Medacta GMK Sphere® Medial-Pivot, Cruciate Substituting Multicenter, Post-market Outcomes Study
  • Prot 1006 An Assessment of P 15L Bone Graft in Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion with Instrumentation
  • Prot# CT-17-001:Safety and Eff Prot# CT-17-001:Safety and Effectiveness of Bio2 Vitrium® Cervical Cage in Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. A Randomized, Controlled, Non-inferiority, Pivotal Study.
  • Prot# CP-010: Prospective Evaluation on Lumbar Discectomy with Additional Implantation of an Annular Closure Device in Patients with Large Postsurgical Annular Defects for Prevention of Lumbar Disc Reherniation
  • Reducing Post-Operative Opioid Prescriptions in Orthopaedic Surgery

Federally Funded

  • 3-D printed hyperelastic bone composites for bone regeneration and spine fusion
  • Supramolecular nanofibers for recombinant growth factor-free spine fusion
  • Brain Pathophysiology of Osteoarthritis Pain

Foundation Funded

  • A BMP-2-binding nanofiber—Demineralized bone matrix composite scaffold as a bone graft substitute for spinal fusion
  • Elucidating sex-based differences in bone regenerative response for spinal fusion
  • A multimodal nanofiber scaffold to improve bone healing in smokers

Industry Funded

  • Rat Paraspinal Neuroinflammation Model-to Study Host Response to rhPDGF-BB Combined with a Beta-tricalcium Phosphate (b-TCP)/Bovine Collagen Matrix
  • A Mechanistic and Pre-clinical Assessment of BioRestore™ Bioactive Glass as a Synthetic Bone Graft Substitute for Osteoinduction and Spine Fusion
  • A Nanofiber Scaffold as an Improved Carrier for Ultra Low-dose RhBMP-2 Delivery

Department-Funded Resident Research

Our department-funding allows our residents to explore research opportunities throughout their training.


  • The Debonding Resistance of Antibiotic Cement-Coated Intramedullary Nails
  • Evaluation of patellar resurfacing in patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty
  • Long Term Outcomes of Acetabuloplasty for Femoroacetabular Impingement
  • Pedicle Breach Bioskills Module for Spine Resident Education
  • Outcomes of tibial shaft fractures resulting from low energy GSWs– a two institution retrospective review
  • Comparing clinical outcomes between transosseous patellar suture fixation versus suture anchor repair in the treatment of quadriceps tendon rupture
  • Hip Aspiration in the setting of Total Hip Arthroplasty – A Quality Improvement Project