Steadman Philippon Research Institute is located at 181 W Meadow Dr, Vail, CO 81657, USA. Building on our legacy of excellence in orthopaedic sports medicine, SPRI is unlocking the secrets of healing, finding cures and enhancing lives through global leadership in regenerative medicine, scientific research, innovation and education. The Steadman Philippon Research Institute is known throughout the world for our research into the causes, prevention and treatment of orthopaedic disorders. We are committed to solving orthopaedic problems that limit an individual's ability to maintain an active life.
Our perspective is based on clinical relevance, with a goal of improving the care of the patient. Recognizing that the body's innate healing powers can be harnessed and manipulated to improve the healing process has led to exciting advances in surgical techniques. As one of the most published and innovative organizations in sports medicine research and orthopaedic education worldwide, The Steadman Philippon Research Institute employs top scientists across fields such as biology, biomechanics, and radiology.
Our scientific researchers are divided into the following departments: • Department of BioMedical Engineering (BME) - advances patient care by focusing on injury mechanisms and prevention, development and validation of novel surgical treatments and rehabilitation techniques, and teaching advanced research protocols using state of the art biomedical research techniques and technologies.
• Center for Outcomes-Based Orthopaedic Research (COOR) - conducts evidence-based, or outcomes-based, research using actual clinical data that aids both physicians and patients in making better and more informed treatment decisions.
• Imaging Research - develops and evaluates noninvasive imaging techniques of the joints for the purposes of directing and monitoring clinical treatment and outcomes and enhancing the clinical relevance of biomechanical research.
• Center for Regenerative Sports Medicine - undertakes biological studies, at the cellular level, to investigate the causes and effects of degenerative arthritis, techniques of cartilage regeneration, and basic biological healing processes. SPRI's studies are widely published in professional journals and presented, both in the U.S. and Internationally, to educate peers interested in advancing the field of orthopaedics. SPRI's fellowship programs attract top physicians-in-residence from around the world to participate in its highly sought after training programs. Fellows, surgeons, and researchers also have the opportunity to utilize the state-of-the art surgical skills laboratory that was added to the facility in 2011.
The Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute Fellowship Program provides various forums to facilitate the dissemination of orthopaedically relevant information to medical and non-medical populations. Currently these forums include the fellowship programs, conferences, traveling fellowships, hands-on workshops, grand-rounds and guest lecturers. This curriculum affords Fellows and staff members alike ample opportunities throughout the year to function as both student and instructor. Individuals who are interested in participating as a "visiting observer" at The Steadman Clinic should contact the practice coordinator of the orthopaedic faculty member to inquire if/she would be interested in hosting an observer. Observations will not exceed 2-3 weeks.