Clinical Research

Using clinical research to improve treatment methods

Currently there are several clinical research projects underway in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. One of the great benefits of being part of Nebraska’s only public academic health sciences center, is that we can easily collaborate with the brightest minds in multiple departments to offer our patients the best in today's treatment methods.

Our chair Dr. Kevin Garvin works with The Center for Staphylococcal Research to help develop new therapies and treatments for Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The center is the first in the nation dedicated to staphylococcal research and translational treatment strategies.

In addition, faculty from our department work with clinicians and researchers from the Monroe-Meyer Institute's (MMI) Motion Analysis Laboratory to use state-of-the-art gait analysis to determine the best treatment methods for medical or surgical intervention in pediatric patients.

Every year, we continue to expand our surgery outcomes database so that our physicians can evaluate and compare the effectiveness of various treatments, and ensure that diagnosis and treatment are continually evolving and improving.