The Department of Orthopedic Surgery focuses its research on improving diagnosis and treatment of conditions important to our patients and their families and fostering scientific advancements to solve orthopedic problems in the future. 

The department’s national and international presence in orthopedic and sports medicine research focuses on a variety of surgical subspecialities and patient demographics.

Our research committee regularly reviews research protocol design and grant submission activities. Through these efforts, our patient-based research efforts are fostered and expanded, and research designs are evaluated and supported. Additionally, our core commitments are dedicated to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work.

Musculoskeletal Research Training Program

The University of Minnesota has a long and rich tradition in training individuals to study musculoskeletal biology and disease. This NIH training program boasts a group of highly qualified mentors in state-of-the-art research environments, providing an ideal modern setting for training young scientists.