Supporting Orthopaedic Research and Care
BUILDING STRENGTH, DELIVERING EXCELLENCE
Bone, muscle, and joint disorders and injuries are the leading cause of disability and health care costs in the United States. The most common of these orthopaedic conditions—arthritis, back, and neck pain, sports and workplace injuries, and osteoporosis—have become increasingly prevalent as the American population ages. These conditions can have serious consequences at any age, but they become particularly difficult for older people, often causing a downward health spiral that is difficult to reverse.
Orthopaedics is an increasingly vital field in addressing these painful—and costly—problems. And the University of Minnesota’s physician-scientists are achieving top outcomes through expertise and innovation.
PHILANTHROPY MAKES DISCOVERY POSSIBLE
With leadership in orthopaedic trauma, spine, sports medicine, and cartilage restoration, the University’s team conducts research that creates new, evidence-based treatment approaches; educates the next generation of orthopaedic physicians on those best-practice treatments; and brings new therapies into orthopaedic practice throughout the community.
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