Our mission is to enhance personalized treatments of musculoskeletal injuries and disease. This mission is motivated by need to account for the wide patient-to-patient variability that is not always considered in standard treatments. By translating novel engineering advances into the clinic to optimize the treatment of individual patients, we believe that we can improve patient satisfaction and function following treatment. Improved satisfaction and function should in turn allow patients to maintain an active lifestyle, which is critical to reducing the risk of a multitude of age-related diseases.
With ties to both the Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, our lab is well positioned to bridge the engineering and clinical realms to enable the rapid translation of our innovations to our clinical partners.