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.

With the aging human population, the need for new hips, knees and soft tissues (e.g., heart valves, blood vessels) is expected to increase. Multidisciplinary teams of researchers in the College of Veterinary Medicine, including surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, and immunologists, are collaborating with scientists in the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, the Birck Nanotechnology Center and companies in Indiana, to develop new materials and devices and to study the body’s response to the implanted tissues.


Bone biology and pathology



Investigative Surgery

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