The Department of Orthopaedics is engaged in understanding mechanisms of disease and investigating new frontiers of treatment for all musculoskeletal conditions. By pursuing innovative research and through the education and training of generations of orthopaedic surgeons and scientists, the Department of Orthopaedics is changing the way patients are being treated, now and in the future.
Affiliated with the University of Utah School of Medicine, a leading academic medical school, the Department of Orthopaedics is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of excellence in keeping with decades of distinction in the field of orthopaedics.
The department’s laboratory research comprises various collaborative projects that help to understand orthopaedic diseases and conditions and evaluate new methods of treatment for orthopaedic injuries and illnesses. Research projects are developed from the interests of the research staff, orthopaedic physicians, residents and fellows. We have active programs in all subspecialties including adult reconstruction, basic science, foot/ankle, hand, pediatrics, spine, sports, trauma and tumor. Current major (NIH or equivalent) external funding includes programs in anti-infectives, hip, shoulder, lower and upper extremities, sarcoma modeling and trauma.
The orthopaedic research laboratories consist of the following:
- Harold K. Dunn, MD, Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah
- Bone and Joint Laboratories, Veterans Affairs
- Movement Analysis Laboratory, Shriners Hospital for Children Salt Lake City
- Sarcoma Array Research Consortium Laboratory, HCI
- Musculoskeletal Research Laboratories, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah