Research is a very important component of the fellowship. The Beaumont
Research Institute provides facilities and support personnel, including PhDs, veterinarians and statisticians, with clinical supervisory support
available through the department faculty. Fellow research has been
presented at numerous national and international meetings and also has
been published in all of the major orthopedic peer-reviewed journals.
Orthopedic Research Laboratories are comprised of three separate lab
spaces totaling nearly 4,000 square feet. The labs are staffed by
graduate-trained engineers with backgrounds in biomedical, materials and
mechanical engineering. Equipment for advanced microscopy, materials
testing, biomechanical testing, dissection, and cell/tissue culture are
available to aid research. A high volume orthopedic implant retrieval
program run by the Orthopedic Research Laboratories provides unique
insight into the physical and electrochemical failure modes of spinal
implants, as well.