The Department of Orthopaedics is engaged in understanding mechanisms of disease and providing excellent outcomes for all musculoskeletal conditions. By pursuing innovative research and through the education and training of generations of orthopaedic surgeons, scientists, and clinicians who treat musculoskeletal disorders, the Department of Orthopaedics is changing the way patients are being evaluated and treated, now and in the future.

Patient reported outcomes are one of the major foci of the Department’s research effort.  We believe that what matters most to the patient, matters most. Over the past decade the Department has developed a strong program that takes the patient’s perspective into account, in order to better understand the value of orthopaedic treatments in improving the patient’s function and quality of life.