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.
Founded by 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
Develops and evaluates noninvasive imaging techniques of the joints for the purpose of directing and monitoring clinical treatment. READ MORE
EDUCATION AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
Administers and coordinates the physicians-in-residence fellowships and visiting scholars programs, hosts conferences 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
LINDA & MITCH HART CENTER FOR REGENERATIVE AND PERSONALIZED 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
Our Latest Research
Wendy Whelan: Focused from the Start, Uncommonly Energetic, Ever-ChangingCenter for Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic Research
Return to Play After Hip Arthroscopy With Microfracture in Elite AthletesCenter for Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic Research
Measurement of Normal Shoulder Function: Providing the Data to Analyze Injured Shoulder GroupsDepartment of Biomedical Engineering