Investigator Initiated Clinical Studies

The Harris Orthopaedics Laboratory conducts clinical studies in order to follow-up and analyze clinical implant performance and to provide evidence-based feedback to patients and clinicians. Under the direction of Henrik Malchau, MD, PhD, the clinical research team has developed local and regional implant registries in collaboration with orthopaedic surgeons in arthroplasty, spine, hand, sports medicine, trauma, and orthopaedic oncology. The clinical research team also conducts prospective clinical studies nationally and internationally on alternative bearing materials and new implant designs, providing fast and valuable information on the performance of newly developed implants and helps compare them to historical standards. These studies also can provide feedback on surgical techniques and skills to improve clinical outcomes