Research in Orthopaedic Surgery at UVA

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia is among the national leaders in clinical, translational, and basic science research. We are commited to contributing to the continuing evolution of our collective understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, and pathology through research and scholarship. Our faculty are experts in their respective fields holding leadership positions in several national and international Orthopaedic societies, serving as chief editors for numerous leading Orthopaedic journals and textbooks, lecturing and presenting U.Va. research on the podium at national and international meetings, and participating as Visiting Professors for other Orthopaedic departments across the country. Our faculty have published hundreds of peer-reviewed journal articles, textbooks, and chapters. We are proud of our commitment to research and our contributions to science of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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Chair’s Research Council

Basic Science and Translational Research

Motion Analysis & Motor Performance Lab

The University of Virginia Medical Center is a top-ranked medical institution and includes the Motion Analysis and Motor Performance Laboratory, internationally recognized for clinical evaluations of patients with cerebral palsy and for developing a better understanding of human motion and motor control. The Motion Analysis and Motor Performance Lab focuses on using a combination of cutting edge clinical measures in conjunction with state of the art custom modeling techniques to increase our understanding of human movement. Our work is used to inform medical interventions including surgery, therapy, and the development of assistive devices.

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Clinical Trials

The Department of Orthopaedics participates in a wide array of Orthopaedic Clinical Research to advance the medical community’s ability to efficiently, and effectively, treat orthopaedic conditions. Our clinical trials are a vital piece of our research that provides our physicians with the actionable information to improve upon our current procedures and medical treatments. We collaborate on studies with doctors across the country to test state-of-the-art treatment options to improve the quality of life for our patients. For more information on our current clinical trials and staff, please click the link below.

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Research Updates from Around the Department

2017 UVA Orthopaedic Research Retreat

In the interest of cultivating a collaborative research environment, the UVA Department of Orthopaedics has held an annual research retreat annually since 2015. The third annual Orthopaedic Research Retreat was held on April 8, 2017 at the Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, VA. Organized by UVA Orthopaedic’s Dr. Quanjun Cui, the 2017 retreat featured outstanding lectures on regenerative rehabilitation, biomaterials, and current UVA clinical trials.

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2016 UVA Orthopaedic Research Retreat

After a successful inaugural research retreat in 2015, the University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery continues to cultivate a collaborative research environment. The second annual research retreat was held on April 23, 2016 at the Darden School of Business in Charlottesville, VA. Organized by UVA Orthopaedic’s Dr. Quanjun Cui, the 2016 retreat featured outstanding lectures on musculoskeletal injuries, tissue engineering, and rehabilitation.

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2016 Resident Research Day

On June 22, 2016, the Orthopaedic Residency Program at the University of Virginia hosted our annual Resident Research Day. We are fortunate to have a group of residents who are outstanding not only clinically and surgically, but also in musculoskeletal research. Abstracts for each research project are linked within.

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2015 UVA Orthopaedic Research Retreat

The University of Virginia Department of Orthopaedic Surgery continues to build momentum in the realm of basic science, translational, and clinical research.  This was highlighted in our research retreat held on May 9, 2015 at the Boar’s Head Inn in Ch …

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