Current Research and Clinical Trials

The shoulder and elbow specialists at Washington University Orthopedics are actively involved both basic and clinical research.

Research Efforts Include:

Shoulder and Elbow
  • Natural history of asymptomatic rotator cuff tears
  • Structural integrity in the healing of rotator cuff injuries following surgical repair
  • Evaluation of clinical results after innovative arthroscopic procedures around the elbow
  • The influence of rotator cuff tears on shoulder biomechanics
  • The use of advanced imaging, including ultrasound and MRI, in distinguishing various stages of rotator cuff disease
  • Evaluation of outcomes after shoulder and elbow arthroplasty

For information on current clinical trials related to orthopedics, or to make an appointment with a specialist with Washington University Orthopedics, please call (314) 514-3500 or toll free (866) 867-3627.

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