Research Facilities

The Department of Orthopaedics at Emory University has three laboratories focusing on orthopaedics, biomechanics and spine research

The Whitesides Orthopaedic Research Laboratory

Work from this laboratory was instrumental in translating recombinant BMP-2 from pre-clinical studies to successful human clinical trials. The research is most recently focusing on the development of small molecules to promote bone and cartilage regeneration.

Orthopaedics Biomechanics Research Laboratory

Dr Hutton's laboratory deals with : 1) the testing of instrumentation and prosthetics for implant; 2) basic research on the biomechanics of human joints; 3) stabilization of the spine; 4) scoliosis. Current projects include perfecting surgical procedures for fractures in the hand, in the spine, in the knee, and in the ankle. The laboratory has given special attention to the study of the intervertebral disc and methods of retarding disc degeneration and disc failure.

The Intervertebral Disc Biology Laboratory

Dr. Yoon's lab is focused primarily on intervertebral disc biology. They are using small molecules and electrical fields to improve the disc cell production of disc matrix.