The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s distinguished history is grounded on Johns Hopkins Medicine’s principle that laboratory research and bedside teaching need to coexist in the instruction and practice of medicine. The creation of a formal Research Division and the Center for Musculoskeletal Research in 2009 provided a nexus for basic and translational research related to the musculoskeletal system.
Training and Enrichment Programs
Musculoskeletal Research Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program
The Center for Musculoskeletal Research launched a Musculoskeletal Research Pilot and Feasibility Grant Program. Recipients of the grant have obtained new collaborative NIH grants with other bone and muscle researchers from several departments.
T32 Training Program
A NIH-sponsored T32 training program combines the training of orthopaedic residents and postdoctoral scientists through a unique structure, which requires both research and didactic phases to occur concurrently by teams of trainees.
Featured Research Stories
New Protocol Reduces Opioid Use by Up to Two-Thirds in Trauma PatientsThe pain alleviation protocol involves two pathways, one for opioid-naïve patients and another for opioid-tolerant patients.
Combining Two New Surgery Techniques to Improve Spine OutcomesSurgeons are developing the clinical and research protocols for MILARS — minimally invasive lateral access and robotic spine surgery.
Innovating Treatment for Recurrent Patellar InstabilityJohns Hopkins is one of a few centers globally to use four-dimensional computed tomography with MRI to model patients’ joints and better predict postoperative outcomes.