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Orthopaedic Surgery
We hope you will enjoy this annual report as it represents some of the many accomplishments by the talented group of providers, researchers and staff in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. We once again excelled in each area of our mission.

2022 Research Update

Successful biomedical research demands collaboration among scientists with varying specialties. Faculty throughout IU School of Medicine’s 25 academic departments work together to advance knowledge and treatment for patients in the world’s most critical areas of medicine.

The school’s researchers are working to address the most pressing health challenges in Indiana and beyond. Discoveries by faculty and trainees yield the building blocks for tomorrow’s most needed medical breakthroughs.

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Download the Annual Report to read about work conducted by the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at IU School of Medicine.
Scientists in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery conduct focused research on tissues within the musculoskeletal system, including bone, cartilage, tendon and ligaments.

Their endeavors are supported by a highly skilled staff and state-of-the-art facilities.

Additionally, physicians who choose to practice medicine in academic settings are often drawn to the opportunities to conduct clinical research as part of their health care services to patients.

Accessing colleagues conducting studies in related specialties and managing clinical trials in their own area of expertise gives medical school faculty many more treatment options to pass along to patients.

At IU School of Medicine, physicians across every medical specialty are advancing detection and treatment through clinical trials and related studies.

Learners at all levels are encouraged to join faculty researchers in their work. Current collaborations include research studies with the departments of pediatrics, anatomy, microbiology, internal medicine, pathology and laboratory medicine, cellular and integrative physiology, and the IU School of Medicine Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, as well as the schools of dentistry and engineering.

Faculty researchers within the department are also involved with several clinical trials at Eskenazi Health, including active studies in the field of orthopaedic trauma, bone healing and regeneration, biomechanics and joint replacement.


Grad Student Earns F31 Grant

Lab Updates for 2022

A researcher works at a computer in Schlecht Lab

Learn More About Orthopaedic Research

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at IU School of Medicine has a strong commitment to medical research.