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Orthopaedic Surgery Research

Participating in research is an important component of the resident’s experience. Because orthopaedic surgery is a dynamic and growing profession, the optimal methods of treatment and technology are constantly changing. Therefore, acquiring investigational skills is necessary, if for no other reason, than the training it provides in the ability to interpret reports and studies on new treatment modalities. Beyond that, research is necessary to provide improved patient care and is a natural component of the academic mission of an educational department.
Orthopaedic Surgery Research Lab
Orthopaedic Surgery Research Lab

Vision and Mission

The goal of research in an orthopaedic residency program is to educate residents on the process of research and its importance to the advancement of the science and orthopaedic practice. The research process ought to provide residents with the opportunity to develop adequate research hypotheses and study methodology. During training, the resident should learn how to critically analyze data and how to utilize statistical results to interpret findings and test hypotheses. Manuscript writing skills should also be enhanced during the process. The development of these skills during the residency program is an integral part of professional orthopaedic training, regardless of whether the resident chooses to pursue formal research following the completion of his or her residency.

During their residency, residents, with the assistance of faculty and research mentors, will develop a well-designed methodology and specific aims to properly evaluate appropriate hypotheses. Residents will learn how to critically review the literature. Residents will learn how to develop an appropriate statistical approach as they design, conduct and complete a research study. Manuscript writing is a learned skill which will be developed and enhanced through practice under the guidance of faculty and research mentors.

Our Research Labs

Biomechanics Laboratory

Biomechanical Lab

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Cell Biology Lab

Cell Biology Lab

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Center for Motion Analysis

Center for Motion Analysis

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Pediatric Research Lab

Pediatric Orthopaedic Research Lab

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Sports Medicine Research

Sports Medicine Motion Analysis Lab

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Biomaterials and Histopathology Laboratory

Biomaterials and Histology Lab

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Research Opportunities

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Research Requirements

Research Requirements for Residents

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Medical Summer Research Student

Medical Student Summer Research Program

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Research Staff

Marie Ellestad

Research Manager

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

8701 Watertown Plank Rd. 

Milwaukee, WI 53226

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Karen Gonzalez

Clinical Research Coordinator

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

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