Sports Research & Education

Finally, Keeping ahead of the curve is important to delivering quality medical care. In Beaumont's state-of-the-art Gehring Biomechanics and Implant Analysis Lab, our physicians and researchers are finding ways to resurface cartilage, prevent arthritis, create longer lasting implants, and better restore the function of tendons and ligaments.

In addition, Beaumont's Orthopedic Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship are considered among the best in the country. This combination of research and education ensures the best, state-of-the-art care for you, the patient.

Forefront of Education

The Applebaum Simulation Learning Institute at Beaumont allows Beaumont's sports surgeons to teach and hone the latest, state-of-the-art procedures. As a matter of fact, surgeons from all over the world visit this center to learn from the surgeons of Beaumont. Recently, Beaumont was host site for the international traveling fellows, an honor given to only the top sports medicine sites in the country.

Whether a high-energy rupture of the ACL in a linebacker or a chronic tear of the rotator cuff in a star baseball pitcher, sports-related injuries and their repairs provide constant challenges to physicians, engineers and scientists alike.

To understand the mechanisms of both injury and regeneration more accurately, the sports medicine division of orthopedic research at Beaumont is performing diverse research ranging from surgical outcomes assessing post-operative strength to improving grafting techniques, tissue engineering-based drug delivery, as well as biomechanical analyses of articulating joints to hone in on the causes of osteoarthritis.

Current Research Projects

  • Post-operative Repair Appearance and Strength after Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Ulnar fixation in Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Biologically-enhanced Microfracture Surgery
  • Cellulose-based Drug Delivery System for Rotator Cuff Regeneration
  • Biomechanics and Geometry of the Shoulder Joint and how they relate to Osteoarthritis
  • Improved Healing of the ACL using Growth Factors
  • Changes in Vascularity following two types of Rotator Cuff Repairs
  • Agreement in the Radiographic Evaluation of Acromioclavicular Dislocations
  • Characterization and Inhibition of Matrix metalloproteinase Release from Platelet Rich Plasma
  • Tissue engineering-based regeneration of the Intervertebral Disc