Through their collaborative research efforts and clinical trials, surgeons at the Duke Total Joint Center are testing and developing new procedures and new prostheses to make joint replacements work better and last longer.
Our surgeons are involved in developing and using new tools for total knee arthroplasty. Current studies examine:
Our doctors evaluate current approaches to total hip arthroplasty, hip implants, and hip revision techniques. Recent and current studies examine:
Other joint replacement research being conducted by doctors in the Total Joint Center include studies related to the following:
In addition to the above studies, our surgeons are constantly evaluating the effectiveness of current procedures and studying outcome data from procedures over a longer time-span.
Surgeons in the Duke Total Joint Center recently received a grant from the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons to conduct a study entitled, Effect of Surgical Approach on Gait Mechanics and Physical Function Following Total Hip Replacement.