Centers and Labs

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has some of the best research facilities in the world. Our various centers and laboratories support our faculty in conducting cutting edge research in musculoskeletal healthcare.

Orthopaedic Research Laboratories

The Orthopaedic Research Laboratories is located in the A. Alfred Taubman Biomedical Science Research Building and houses the department's biomedical engineering and molecular biology research programs.


The Laboratory for Optimization and Computation in Orthopaedic Surgery is the department's center which specializes in computational biology and operations research.


MedSport houses the department's clinical biomechanics and epidemiology research programs located adjacent to our patient care facilities.


The Clinical Epidemiology & Research in Orthopaedic Surgery is a research laboratory within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan.  We conduct clinical and epidemiological research focused on improving outcomes in patients with musculoskeletal conditions and advancing clinical research reporting and methodology.

MOTR Collaborative

The Michigan Orthopaedic Trauma Research group was established for the collaborative regional investigation of orthopaedic trauma and fractures for the optimal prevention, diagnosis and treatment of our collective patients.