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