Current Studies in Clinical Research

FORE partners with world-renowned physicians to conduct exceptional orthopaedic research that has led to new insights in the orthopaedic industry. The clinical research department at FORE is presently leading the following studies.

Hand Research

  • Total Wrist Arthroplasty
  • Xiaflex vs. Collagenase in the Treatment of Dupuytren’s Disease of the Hand
  • Hand Infection Study
  • Tendon Rupture in Relation to Distal Radius Fractures
  • Buddy Tape vs. Casting In the Treatment of 4th & 5th Metacarpal Fractures – Randomized Clinical Study Wrist Fusion for SNAC/SLAC

Hip & Knee Research

  • Cormet Resurfacing Hip System Post PMA Approval Surveillance Study
  • 5-10 Year Follow up of Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty
  • Early Radiographic Evaluation of a Short Curved Cementless Femoral Stem
  • Results of the Natural Knee All-Polyethylene Tibial Component for Low Demand Patients
  • Review of Intravascular Occlusive Balloons to Minimize Blood Loss During Revision Total Hip Replacement

Shoulder & Elbow Research

  • Shoulder Arthroplasty in Patients Under the Age of 55
  • A Proposed Classification for Acromial Fractures after Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Effects of Local CT-Derived Bone Mineral Density on Choice of Cementless Humeral Stem in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty (with biomechanics)
  • A Phase II Study of the Effects of rhPDGF-BB Injection on Lateral Epicondylitis (Clinical Trial with BioMimetic Therapeutics) – pending
  • Surgical and Post-Operative Direct Cost Per Day of Patient Perceived Improvement for Primary Total and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty

Spine Research

  • Ortho Kinematics Kinegraph Vertebral Motion Analyzer
  • Facet Solutions ACADIA (Facet Replacement vs Fusion)
  • Medtronic DIAM vs. Conservative Care
  • Flexuspine Fusion Assessment Clinical Trial
  • Trans1 Fusion Review Study (retrospective)
  • St. Jude Medical The EMPOWER Spinal Cord Stimulator Study
  • Alphatec Spine PureGen Study
  • Aesculap Activ-C Cervical Disc Replacement

Sports Medicine Research

  • A multicenter, Randomized, Pivotal Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of the Cartilage Autograft Implantation System (CAIS) for the Surgical Treatment of Articular Cartilage Lesions of the Knee
  • Progression of Absorption of Biosteon HA-PPLA Interference Screw in Patients Post Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction