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Arthritis Research

Research & Publications

We continue to have a commitment to research

The Dorr Institute for Arthritis Research and Education is a foundation which funds research for improvement in total hip replacement and total knee replacement. There is a full-time research team of Zhinian Wan, M.D. Annually, we have fellows who also participate in the research. A research fellow is dedicated to our investigations. A clinical fellow participates in the care of the patients and also participates in research. In the last 20 years our research has provided pioneering information on bone ingrowth fixation, hydroxyapatite as a fixation surface, metal on metal as an articulation surface, the results of the use of cross-linked polyethylene for articulation, the development of posterior minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and the current development of the use of computers for precision in THR.

Dr. Dorr is extensively involved in designing and developing new surgical instruments and implants. He is considered a pioneer in the field of joint replacement.

Dr. Dorr has said "one of the most satisfying accomplishments of my career has been the contribution to the betterment of patients' lives that have been made by our research. We continue to have a commitment to research".

The following is a list of research reports authored by physicians or other staff members at the Arthritis Institute. To view an abstract from the research, click on the area of research below. From there you may chose a list of our publications. Acrobat and pdf files of the entire report are also available.

Hip Research

Knee Research

Basic Science Research

Current Projects

Hip Research >

hip knee surgery videos
Arthritis Research & Education Foundation
Hip knee surgery testimonials
A lifetime biker and runner, Chuck Reynolds is living proof and, at 76, thankful to be back

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