orthopedic technology/orthopedic research

Our research, conducted in our biomechanics and motion analysis labs, directly affects patients’ quality of life and defines the standard of care in hospitals and medical offices. Our research seeks results like these:

  • A team of MORE Foundation researchers and partnering physicians conducted a multiyear study of more than 100 patients to identify surgical approaches that best facilitate shorter recovery times after total knee replacement surgery.
  • To better assess patients who may be able to return home independently after surgery and patients who may be discharged to skilled nursing facilities, the MORE Foundation sponsored a multilevel research project that identified the most significant pre-surgical indicators of patients’ need for assistance with 97 percent accuracy.
  • For patients recovering from total knee and hip replacement surgery, researchers demonstrated that patients using a new physical-therapy support device called Secure Tracks® could walk nearly twice as far in the hospital and experienced less pain than patients using conventional recovery methods.