Research Participants

 

Are you a participant in one of our current studies, or are interested in becoming one? Take a look at the links below that may be of interest to you.

Interested in Becoming a Participant?

We are currently recruiting asymptomatic (healthy) adults who have no history of knee OA. If you are interested in seeing if you are eligible to become a participant in one of our research studies please contact us with the information found on our contact page!

Current Studies

Moderate Osteoarthritis

Summary: Our Moderate Knee OA Study is tracking biomechanical factors of those diagnosed with moderate knee OA over several years. Using this longitudinal data we can start to identify biomechanical factors that seperate individuals who progress to more severe knee OA and those who don't.

Outline: Research subjects undergo biomechanical analysis twice throughout the course of this study. The first visit is shortly after diagnosis of moderate knee OA, and the second between 2.5 to 10 years after their initial visit.

What to expect: Each visit to the Dynamics of Human Laboratory includes a host of assesment tools including health and activity questionnaires, full walking gait assesment using simple body measurements, 3D Motion capture and muscle activity collection, as well as strength testing. Knee joint xrays are also collected if needed. Each visit usually lasts ~2.5 hours.

Total Knee Replacement

Summary: Our Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Study tracks biomechanical factors associated with receiving a TKR before and after the surgery. Using this data we can look at biomechanical altered due to the surgery, and help to evaluate surgical outcome.

Outline: Research subjects undergo biomechanical analysis twice throughout the course of this study. The first visit is once week prior to their TKR surgery date, and the second is ~1 year after their initial visit.

What to expect: Each visit to the Dynamics of Human Laboratory includes a host of assesment tools including health and activity questionnaires, full walking gait assesment using simple body measurements, 3D Motion capture and muscle activity collection, as well as strength testing. Knee joint xrays are also collected if needed. Each visit usually lasts ~2.5 hours.