Tulane Pediatrics Orthopaedics is a service of the Department of Orthopaedics. We pride ourselves in having a dual mission of education and service. The Physicians of Tulane Orthopaedics strive to deliver the finest orthopaedic care to patients throughout the gulf south and beyond. Many patients come to Tulane from throughout the nation and from other parts of the world to seek the best possible care.
Our educational mission is to teach our residents, fellows, and medical students about all aspects of the musculoskeletal system. We have a fully accredited 5 year Orthopaedic Residency. Our doctors teach Tulane University Medical Students and Sports Medicine Fellows. Through presentations at regional, national, and international orthopaedic meetings, our doctors share their knowledge with doctors all over the world.
The Tulane Department of Orthopedics is actively involved in both clinical and basic science research to improve the quality of orthopaedic care.
In our basic science cartilage research laboratory we are actively researching means to protect and restore articular cartilage. The Tulane articular cartilage research team, led by Dr Zongbing You and Dr Felix Savoie has published numerous articles in peer reviewed publications and has obtained several research grants in the past year alone and has multiple ongoing projects in the field of joint restoration.
The Tulane Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory has initiated projects on the stability of the elbow after reconstructive surgery and is also actively involved in additional areas of research. A fully operational MTS testing laboratory allows us to evaluate the efficacy of numerous surgical procedures and determine the most effective methods.
The Tulane Surgical Skills Training Laboratory is a 6 station arthroscopy and surgical skills lab used for training orthopaedic residents and active surgeons in the new cutting edge techniques. The laboratory is also used to evaluate the new surgical instruments and devices developed by the innovative orthopaedic surgeons of the Tulane faculty to enhance the practice of orthopaedic surgery.
The Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine has a fully operational human performance laboratory set up to evaluate athletes of all ages to determine the efficacy of their sports performance. The current projects involve the enhancement of velocity and endurance in overhead throwing athletes and some extremely promising work on knee injury prevention in young athletes.
Tulane Orthopaedics is also actively involved in clinical projects evaluating the results of surgical and nonsurgical solutions to common orthopaedic problems. Numerous peer reviewed publications have been generated by the progressive surgeons of Tulane Orthopaedics and our Residents.