Lifespan Orthopedics Institute
The Most Comprehensive Orthopedic Care in the Region

Research and Clinical Trials at the Lifespan Orthopedics Institute

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Smart Joint Implants

Valentin Antoci, MD, PhD, an orthopedic surgeon, is furthering advances in joint replacements in collaboration with colleagues from around the United States. They are working on improvements for treatments that range from the simple to the complex.

"The goal is to take joint surgery to the next level." - Dr. Valentin Antoci

Read Dr. Antoci's Story

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Do Helmets Protect?

Joseph “Trey” Crisco, PhD, director of the Lifespan bioengineering lab has conducted research on whether headgear should be required for women’s lacrosse players. The opinion of the sport’s supporters may not be what you’d expect.

"The goal of the research was to provide US Lacrosse with scientific information."  - Dr. Joseph “Trey” Crisco

Read Dr. Crisco's Results