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The World Health Organization declared 2002 to 2011 to be the Bone and Joint Decade in recognition of the serious toll musculoskeletal disorders take on individuals, families, and the world economy.
Did You Know?
- Musculoskeletal conditions are the #1 cause of disability, worldwide?
- Approximately one in five adults has doctor-diagnosed arthritis?
- One in seven Americans has a muscular or skeletal disorder?
- A fracture requiring orthopaedic treatment occurs about every 14 seconds?
Conditions such as osteoarthritis, back pain, spinal disorders, fractures, and overuse soft tissue injuries affect millions of people – problems that are predicted to double in the next 20 years with the aging of the 77 million Baby Boomers. Many children also suffer from crippling bone and joint diseases, impeding normal development and preventing them from leading full and healthy lives. It is clear that the need for new discoveries into the causes, treatments and cures of musculoskeletal disease has never been greater.
The Campbell Foundation supports basic science research as well as clinical research. We are committed to:
- Devoting the finest physicians, scientists, and residents available to lead our research efforts in areas such as arthritis, cartilage regeneration, joint replacement, trauma care, bone tumors, and children's bone and joint diseases;
- Increasing seed funding to launch important research and bring new solutions for debilitating problems
Basic Science Research
Basic science research is conducted in collaboration with the scientists at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, which is part of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tennessee.
Basic science research focuses in two areas: the pathological basis for orthopaedic problems (understanding why musculoskeletal problems occur), and therapeutic approaches to orthopaedic problems (determining what can be done about it).
Research areas include: Arthritis, Cartilage Regeneration, Implants, Biomaterials, Orthobiologics, and Cellular Therapies.
Clinical (patient-centered) research evaluates the effectiveness and safety of procedures, treatments, and devices for patients with musculoskeletal disorders. Campbell Clinic’s large patient base makes it a good site for recruiting participants in clinical trials, conducted by our clinician scientists.
Enhancing quality of life through the science of orthopaedic medicine is The Campbell Foundation's mission. Read stories about research conducted by Campbell physician-scientists. More»
Published: June 7, 2010