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Orthopaedic & Arthritis Center

Research and Innovation at the Orthopaedic & Arthritis Center

Innovation leads to exceptional care. From developing groundbreaking research that has led to innovative cartilage repair to medical therapies that have led to a sea-change in the care of autoimmune disorders, explore the sections below for an overview of some of the innovative bone and joint techniques and therapies that have been developed at the Orthopaedic & Arthritis Center. Also below, you have access to videos of innovative procedures, stories about patients who have benefitted from our advances, and more details about ongoing research.

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Healing Fractures

Investigators in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery are performing innovative research into the use of stems cells and nanomedicine to improve fracture-healing after trauma.

This is a photo a physician is examining the hand of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Prevention

Researchers in the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology, and Allergy are leading studies designed to prevent the development of rheumatoid arthritis in patients at high risk for the disease.

This is an image of stem cells.

Stem Cell Research

Investigators at BWH are performing innovative research into the use of stem cells and nanomedicine to improve fracture-healing after trauma. This research is funded by the Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Foundation.

Bone and joint disease specialists from Brigham and Women’s Hospital look at test results.

Innovation Videos

The Orthopaedic & Arthritis YouTube channel features videos from our orthopaedic and arthritis specialists and researchers on advanced in joint and bone disease care and prevention.

Gillian Reny walking up stairs

Stepping Strong Center

Research teams at the Stepping Strong Center are driving innovation for trauma patients in the areas of limb transplantation, bone regeneration, orthopaedic and plastic surgery, advanced stem cell technology, bioengineering, and emergency preparedness.

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