The UConn Musculoskeletal Institute has active basic science and clinical research programs. Our goal is to use these programs to develop new therapeutic regimes that will improve the quality of life of our patients and to evaluate the effectiveness of the therapies that we are using to treat our patients today.

Scientists in the medical and dental schools work with the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute to study the development, repair and response to injury of bone, cartilage and other soft tissues in the body. Our clinicians also participate in clinical trials and prospective studies to develop new treatment modalities and to assess our present treatment regimes. We are in the process of developing a clinical outcomes unit to facilitate clinical research within the UConn Musculoskeletal Institute.