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Welcome to the home page of the West Virginia University Orthopaedic Research Laboratory. In the lab, you will find research and educational opportunities in the areas of soft and hard tissue mechanics, tissue engineering, nanotechnology, adult reconstruction, spine, sports medicine, trauma, hand and upper extremity and microsurgery.

Research Collague

The laboratory conducts in-vivo and in-vitro research in a modern environment. The laboratory faculty and staff are multidisciplinary, consisting of faculty from Statistics, Microbiology & Immunology, Pathology and Orthopaedics. Graduate students from the University's Health Sciences Center and College of Engineering and Mineral Resources collaborate with orthopaedic surgeons and bioengineers on M.S. and Ph.D. research topics. The lab is situated within the Department of Orthopaedics at West Virginia University and provides support to orthopaedic residents in basic science research projects. The Lab also provides facilities and encourages multidisciplinary musculoskeletal research between various departments in the Health Sciences Center at West Virginia University.

For information concerning research and educational opportunities, please contact

Sanford Emery, MD, MBA
Professor & Chairman
WVU Department of Orthopaedics
(304) 293-1170