Research and Clinical Trials

The Orthopedic Biomechanics Laboratory staff conducts numerous studies into physical and psychological issues affecting recreational, amateur and professional athletes. Some current areas of research interest include:

  • Clinical, functional and biomechanical screening of high school, collegiate and Olympic and professional-level athletes
  • Identification of athletes at high risk of primary and secondary anterior cruciate ligament injury
  • Neuromuscular intervention targeted to mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament load in female athletes
  • Prevention of secondary anterior cruciate ligament injuries
  • Neural mechanisms of anterior cruciate ligament injury and rehabilitation
  • Protective effect of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in preventing symptomatic arthritis and symptomatic meniscal tears
  • Modeling anterior cruciate ligament injuries in cadaveric specimens
  • Shear wave electrography of muscular and ligamentous structures in cadaveric specimens
  • Lower extremity proprioception

There are no current ongoing clinical trials at this time. Please check back as this site will be updated when active clinical trials become available.