Musculo-skeletal injuries, defects and diseases are seen in both animals and humans. Purdue veterinary medicine’s Musculoskeletal Biology and Orthopedics program conducts basic biomedical and clinical research in bone biology and pathology aided with translational multidisciplinary efforts that engage in improvement of animal and human orthopedic health. Our interdisciplinary research teams involves scientists within and outside of the college of veterinary medicine specialized in basic skeletal biomechanics, molecular biology, immunology, pathology, orthopedic surgery, radiology, biomedical engineering and nanotechnology in developing new and improved methods, materials and devices for tissue implants, injury and pain management along with understanding body’s immune responses to the newly implanted tissues.
Dr. Russell P. Main
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
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Dr. Marxa L. Figueiredo
Dr. Dianne Little
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES
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Musculoskeletal Biology and Orthopedics
Skeletal defects, fractures and degenerative arthritis are common diseases in dogs and horses. Research in the College of Veterinary Medicine is aimed at prevention and treatment of these diseases. An important clinical aspect of osteoarthritis is debilitating pain, and pain management is an important area of research.
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