Adding Value in Knee Arthroplasty

The goals of the AViKA study are to estimate the value of total knee replacement (TKR) care delivery for BWH patients and to identify factors that improve value in the delivery of TKR.

COMET (T32 Training) Program

The Clinical Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Education and Training (COMET) Program (an NIH-funded T32) is intended to train highly qualified pre- and postdoctoral trainees in rigorous clinical research methodology to address pressing problems relating to orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders.

Injections for the Joint: Experiences and Concerns with Treatment

INJECT is a qualitative study that investigates patients’ attitudes towards having intra-articular injection treatments for osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis Policy Model

The research team built and validated a state-transition computer simulation model to evaluate the epidemiological factors that impact knee OA and the societal burden caused by the disease.

Osteoarthritis Registry of Biomarkers and Imaging Trajectories

In order to better understand how osteoarthritis of the knee changes over time and how it affects the lives of patients, we are creating a registry of osteoarthritis patients to collect data on the progression of osteoarthritis.

Pilot Research Incubation and Development Program (PRIDE)

The overarching goal of this program is to provide seed funding and methodologic support for innovative and rigorous clinical and translational research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at BWH.

Study of Hip and Knee Replacement Infection Defense (SHielD)

SHielD examines current practices related to the prophylactic prescription of antibiotics before dental procedures for patients with total hip or total knee replacements.

Spinal metastasis TReatment In DEtermining ambulatory Status (STrIDeS)

STrIDeS examines independent ambulation in patients with spinal metastases. The study aims to evaluate the factors associated with independent ambulation, then to investigate how patients engage in decision-making regarding treatment for spinal metastases.

Treatment of Meniscal Problems in Osteoarthritis

TeMPO is a multicenter randomized controlled trial that aims to evaluate non-operative, non-medication treatment for persons with meniscal tear in the setting of knee osteoarthritis.