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Research & Education

Evidence Based Medicine for Sports Medicine.

Known Throughout the World

for our research into the causes, prevention and treatment of orthopaedic disorders.

Founded
in 1988

by orthopaedic surgeon Dr. J. Richard Steadman.

Institute Mission:

Building on our legacy of excellence in orthopaedic sports medicine, SPRI is unlocking the secrets of healing, finding cures and enhancing lives through global leadership in regenerative medicine, scientific research, innovation and education.

FOUNDED IN 1988.

Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. J. Richard Steadman, the Steadman Philippon Research Institute is an independent, tax-exempt (IRS code 501(c)(3)) charitable organization, employing scientists, researchers, fellows, visiting scholars, and interns.

KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD.

The Steadman Philippon Research Institute is known throughout the world for our research into the causes, prevention and treatment of orthopaedic disorders. We are committed to solving orthopaedic problems that limit an individual's ability to maintain an active life.

PERSPECTIVE WITH A GOAL.

Our perspective is based on clinical relevance, with a goal of improving the care of the patient. Recognizing that the body's innate healing powers can be harnessed and manipulated to improve the healing process has led to exciting advances in surgical techniques.

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Our Primary Areas of Research and Education

DEPARTMENT OF BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING

Advances patient care by focusing on injury mechanisms and prevention, development and validation of novel surgical treatments.  READ MORE

EDUCATION AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Administers and coordinates the physicians-in-residence fellowships and visiting scholars programs, hosts conferences  READ MORE

IMAGING RESEARCH

Develops and evaluates noninvasive imaging techniques of the joints for the purpose of directing and monitoring clinical treatment.  READ MORE

CENTER FOR OUTCOMES-BASED ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH

Conducts evidence- or outcomes-based research using actual clinical data that aids both physicians and patients in making better decisions.  READ MORE

CENTER FOR REGENERATIVE SPORTS MEDICINE

Undertakes biological studies at the molecular and cellular level to investigate the causes and effect of aging, diseases and injury  READ MORE

SURGICAL SKILLS LABORATORY

Equips SPRI to educate medical professionals on advanced surgical technologies and train surgeons in new techniques.  READ MORE

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Where Are They Now

  • Henry B. Ellis, Jr. MD

    The fellowship at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute provided me a foundation for the personalized care of complex sports medicine conditions and the importance of associated research of those conditions. I owe the foundation of my practice and research to my mentors at SPRI!

    Henry B. Ellis, Jr. MD Now With: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children
  • Cliff Willimon

    The SPRI fellowship provided me with the best training experience a surgeon could imagine: cutting edge surgical techniques, complex clinical decision-making, and evidence-based medicine research all of which is taught by world-class surgeon-mentors,

    Cliff Willimon Now With: Children's Orthopaedics of Atlanta

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Researchers, Educators and Students.

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