Osteoarthritis (OA) affects 14% of adults and 34% of seniors (65+). OA is a major barrier to physical activity and quality of life, with symptoms including pain, swelling, and loss of motion that lead to disability and inactivity. Osteoarthritis is one of the most costly challenges our healthcare system faces.
The Osteoarthritis Mechanics team is a diverse group of researchers with interests in orthopaedics, biomechanics, and medical imaging. The team includes engineers, graduate and undergraduate students, surgeons and surgical residents and fellows.
We collaborate actively with radiologists, physical therapists, epidemiologists, rheumatologists and computer scientists.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Our lab develops new methods for measuring joint mechanics and applies these methods to a) identify specific mechanical causes of osteoarthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions and b) quantify the effects of clinical treatments on mechanics.