The Orthopaedic Research Program supports clinical, epidemiological, and outcomes research in orthopaedics and musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Funded studies of orthopaedic devices and joint replacement involve preclinical testing and development of orthopaedic devices/implants, human subject implant wear, and osteolysis. Finally, sports medicine and fitness is another area of focus for the program.

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The Division of Musculoskeletal Diseases supports research aimed at improving the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system and its component tissues.


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Charles Washabaugh, Ph.D.

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6701 Democracy Boulevard
Building: Democracy I, Suite 800
Bethesda MD 20892-4872

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Last Updated: March 2019