All residents are involved in clinical or basic science research and are required to prepare a paper suitable for presentation and publication. Three months are provided to work on a research project. Residents may develop their own projects or may be assigned to a project initiated by a faculty member. All orthopaedic faculty members are involved in clinical or basic science research projects in all of the subspecialty areas of Orthopaedic Surgery.
The UNT Health Science Center provides collaborative opportunities through the Center for Anatomical Sciences and other departments for JPS residents. Through this collaboration access to cadaveric specimens, imaging modalities, and laboratory space are made available. The long-standing collaboration has developed a team approach bringing together attending surgeons, resident surgeons, medical students, and graduate students for completion of a variety of orthopaedic research topics. Biomechanical research is performed using a MTS machine, ankle simulation rig, knee simulation rig, and a host of other instruments employed in the lab. There are also C-arm fluoroscopy and 3D fluoroscopy available for use in experimentation and learning during cadaveric courses.