Improving orthopedic patient care
We conduct research related to muscles, joints and bones to help patients prevent and recover from injuries and to stay active as they age. We also study patient-reported outcomes, which capture the patient’s perspective of the impact of orthopedic-related care on quality of life and ability to function. Orthopedic research is conducted at Regions Hospital, Methodist Hospital and TRIA Orthopedic Centers in partnership with physicians from the University of Minnesota. We explore the latest orthopedics research in the areas of:
- Geriatric fractures
- Musculoskeletal radiology
- Patient-reported outcome measures
- Sports medicine
TRIA is committed to advancing care through research. Their innovative studies range from improving surgical techniques to accelerating recovery. Details regarding TRIA research projects can be found on their website.
The Scapula Institute
The Scapula Institute is a research and educational institute dedicated to the study of the scapula (shoulder blade) and fractures connected with it. Some of our surgeons are members of NASCon (North American Scapula Consortium). They are working with the Scapula Institute to improve patient care. We are seeing improved treatment protocols emerging now that research is focusing on patient-oriented outcomes. We have shown that there is a relationship between patients’ perception of shoulder deformity and clinical measurements after scapula fracture.