The Phillip Spiegel Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE) partners with industry, research and educational foundations, and orthopaedic associations and societies to conduct basic science and translational research in the following areas:
- Investigating how various orthopaedic disease states affect musculoskeletal function.
- Development and biomechanical evaluation of promising new orthopaedic devices and technologies.
Completed and published studies serve to demonstrate our research expertise in the general area of in vitro biomechanical testing. Projects range from strength testing of various fracture fixation devices in the knee, hip, shoulder and elbow to kinematic range of motion analysis of human cadaveric lumbar and cervical spine fusion and arthroplasty constructs. The laboratory is also heavily involved in biomechanical projects that further the understanding of total and reverse shoulder arthroplasty and the resultant effects that these techniques impart on the kinematics and kinetics of the shoulder.
The overarching aim of the Phillip Spiegel Orthopaedic Research Laboratory is to conduct high quality translational and basic science research that contributes significantly to the knowledge base resulting in advancements in clinical applications in orthopaedics.