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Research Projects

The Orthopedic & Sports Health Research Division of MedStar Sports Medicine is a newly formed collaborative effort of MedStar Sports Medicine and the MedStar Health Research Institute. Our purpose is to enhance patient outcomes and improve sports safety by performing innovative research in orthopedics and sports medicine.

Collectively, we develop and submit research protocols in the areas of orthopedics and sports medicine. Our highly trained professional staff conducts clinical research in the areas of injury prevention and control, injury epidemiology, biomechanics, rehabilitation and kinesiology for the purpose of improving physical performance, reducing the risk of injury in sports/exercise, clinical drug trials and sports equipment evaluation.

Research Efforts: Orthopedic & Sports Health Research

Characteristics of Screening Echocardiograms in an Elite American Football Player Population


NFL Mortality Study


Aortic Dimension in Former National Football League Athletes


US Lacrosse: Video Analysis and Head Impact Evaluation


Lacrosse Injury Surveillance


Youth Player Experience Survey


Sport Involvement of Youth Lacrosse Players: How Much Is Too Much?


LaxPrep: Lower Extremity Injury Risk Reduction Program


Epidemiology of Youth Boys' and Girls' Lacrosse Injuries in the 2015 to 2016 Seasons


The Epidemiology of Hand, Wrist, and Forearm Injuries Among Collegiate Athletes: Trends in Incidence, Management, and Timing of Return to Play Over a Decade of Surveillance


Secondary Musculoskeletal Injury Risk after Concussion