Shiley Center gets NIH grant for $660,000

Drs. Colwell and Darryl D’Lima, MD, PhD take a look at the e-knee.  Photo: Scripps
Drs. Colwell and Darryl D’Lima, MD, PhD take a look at the e-knee. Photo: Scripps

Scientists at the Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education (SCORE) at Scripps Clinic have received a $660,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health for research related to a unique artificial joint called the electronic knee, or e-knee.

SCORE made history in 2004 when medical director Clifford Colwell Jr., M.D., implanted the world’s first e-knee into a patient. In collaboration with the University of Florida, Stanford University and University of Western Australia, SCORE researchers will use the grant to help create computer-generated models of the musculoskeletal system that will predict what’s going on inside a patient’s knee based on his or her height, weight, gait, bone density, strength and other measurable characteristics.

Darryl D’Lima, M.D., Ph.D., SCORE’s laboratory director, is co-principal investigator of the multicenter study.

SOURCE: Press release

   
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