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Orthopaedic Trauma Research

The Orthopaedic Trauma Unit with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery conducts research with the aim of improving diagnosis and treatment for musculoskeletal trauma. Research within the department is led by the following orthopaedic trauma surgeons at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH).

  • Michael J. Weaver, MD
    • Distal femur fractures
    • Avascular necrosis
    • Emergency department admission and patient satisfaction
    • Surgical site infections
    • Limb salvage and function

The Skeletal Biology Laboratory

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Skeletal Biology Research Laboratory conducts basic, clinical, and translational research associated with skeletal repair, skeletal tissue engineering, and normal and abnormal bone metabolism. The Skeletal Biology Research Laboratory has particular interest in the study of skeletal aging, metabolic bone disease, skeletal tissue engineering, and osteoinductive materials.

Stepping Strong Center

The Gillian Reny Stepping Strong Center for Trauma Innovation supports high-impact research collaborations in areas including limb preservation, muscle and bone regeneration, advanced stem cell technology, orthopaedic and plastic surgery, bioengineering, and emergency preparedness.


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