Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education
Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education (SCORE) at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, Calif. conducts both biomechanical and biological research.
Using the Alfred A. Smith and Susan D. Richardson Joint Mechanics Laboratory, our scientists are studying how traumatic injuries and sports activities affect forces on joints, and determining how well reconstruction techniques and experimental prostheses restore joint mechanics to normal.
SCORE’s biomechanical research capabilities and interests include:
- Analyzing newer biomaterials for implantation
- Improving surgical techniques and implant design by measuring forces inside the knee with our one-of-a-kind electronic knee implant (e-knee)
- Conducting wear testing to measure the durability of hip, knee, and spine implants
- Testing of:
- Implant designs
- Surgical instrumentation
- Rehabilitation programs
- Lower extremity bracing and orthotics
Biological research efforts at SCORE include searching for better treatments and approaches to care through:
For more information about laboratory research activities at SCORE, please call 858-332-0123.