About the Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Our laboratory specializes in the tissue engineering and biomechanics of orthopedic soft tissues including:

  • Ligaments and Tendons
  • Menisci
  • Joint surfaces
  • Intervertebral Disc

Our current projects include:

  • Protective treatments to allow for ionizing radiation sterilization of musculoskeletal soft tissue allografts
  • Development of a hybrid polymer fiber / collagen sponge for meniscus tissue engineering
  • Development of a hybrid scaffold for intervertebral disc tissue engineering
  • Understanding of meniscal root mechanics and testing of various fixation methods

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