Sports Medicine Research

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The sports medicine team is dedicated to researching the causes and prevention of injury in order to apply these findings directly to your care. At Duke sports medicine we pride ourselves in fostering and developing the future of research through our fellows and residents who are an integral part of our team. All research conducted within the sports medicine division is IRB approved and regulated.

Our areas of research include knee (ACL, MPFL, osteochondral treatment, meniscal repair), shoulder (anatomic and reverse total shoulder replacement, rotator cuff, instability), hip (FAI- , labral injuries) concussion, orthobiologics (regenerative medicine), musculoskeletal ultrasound, return to activity, biomechanics of injury and recovery, and athlete care. 

By the Numbers

  • Duke Sports Medicine is home to 30 research faculty and staff.
  • In 2022, Duke Sports Medicine researchers had 94 publications .
  • The number of ongoing studies within Duke Sports Medicine is greater than 100.
    • 10 are prospective and actively enrolling.