Research is an integral component of the Adult Reconstruction - Shoulder
and Elbow Fellowship. A wide variety of research opportunities are
available which are supported by a multi-million dollar budget. Both a
clinical and a basic science project will be required.
- developing the research protocol and methods
- ensuring statistical validity of the anticipated sample size
- collecting the data
- formulating valid conclusions
The fellow will be given ample time
for project completion. It is expected that these projects will be
presented at national meetings and published in appropriate
The Harold W. Gehring Biomechanical Research Center, located on-campus in the Research Institute, serves as our basic science laboratory. The Implant Retrieval Analysis Laboratory contains a large library of catalogued retrieved shoulder prostheses available for wear and mode of failure analysis. Full-service animal surgical facilities are available. In addition, the fellow will have access to a 12-station MTS total joint wear simulator that has been modified to test shoulder prostheses.