Musculoskeletal Care
Elevating Musculoskeletal Health Through Breakthrough Research and Therapies

Transforming research into the conditions of the bones, joints, spine, nerves, and muscles to restore functionality and quality of life.


From restoring the sensation of touch via prosthesis, to minimizing loss of function and movement following injury or with degenerative disease, Michigan Medicine researchers are on the forefront of research into causes of musculoskeletal conditions and the development of cutting-edge therapeutic approaches for conditions such as osteoporosis, congenital bone abnormalities and injury recovery.

Musculoskeletal Researchers
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labcoat Goncalo Abecasis
Felix E Moore Collegiate Professor of Biostatistics
Professor of Biostatistics
Professor of Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics
Libak Libak Abou
Research Assistant Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Adam Abraham Adam C Abraham
Research Investigator
Orthopaedic Surgery
Jaimo Ahn Jaimo Ahn
Harold W and Helen L Gehring Research Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery
Section Head and Service Chief, Faculty Affairs, Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery
William R. Aibinder William R Aibinder, MD, FAAOS
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Student Clerkship Director
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cem Akin headshot Cem Akin MD, PhD
Professor of Internal Medicine
Ilyas S. Aleem MD Ilyas S Aleem, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FAAOS
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Medical Director, MPLAN
Medical Director, UMMG
Program Assistant, Resident Research, Orthopaedic Surgery
headshot of Andrea Alford Andrea Alford
Associate Research Scientist
Orthopaedic Surgery
Sharon Aronovich Sharon Aronovich
Clinical Associate Professor of Dentistry, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dentistry
Associate Professor of Surgery and program Associate, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
profile-sawsan-as-sanie-2015 Sawsan As-Sanie, MD, MPH
Robert K Ferguson and Virginia A Ferguson Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Program Director and Section Head
Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Advanced Training Program
labcoat Ariel L Barkan
Professor Emeritus of Internal Medicine
Anup Bhandiwad Anup A Bhandiwad
Program Director
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine
Latest Publications
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Toward the use of muscle reinnveration for chronic bidirectional control of prostheses to improve functional outcomes of end users
Gates, DH, Gonzalez, MA, Kung, TA, Chestek, CA, Current Opinion in Biomedical Engineering, 2023 Dec; DOI:10.1016/j.cobme.2023.100497
Ultrasound Assessment of Entheseal Sites and Anterior Chest Wall in Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Cross-Sectional Study
Xie, H, Zhou, G, Luo, H, Zhao, C, Zhang, Y, Dong, Q, Lv, H, Zhong, J, Lv, J, Zhang, W, Sun, D, Wang, Q, Liu, L, J Ultrasound Med, 2023 Nov; DOI:10.1002/jum.16287
PMID: 37357887
Do outcomes of interposition arthroplasty in young patients differ based on indication? A systematic review
Gedailovich, S, Monas, A, Schrier, R, Aibinder, WR, J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2023 Nov; DOI:10.1016/j.jse.2023.05.042
PMID: 37423462
Investigating the multifactorial etiology of supraspinatus tendon tears.
Lawrence, RL, Soliman, SB, Dalbøge, A, Lohse, K, Bey, MJ, J Orthop Res, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1002/jor.25699
PMID: 37814893
Effect of Patellofemoral Arthroplasty on Patellar Height in Patients with Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis
Lee, H, Fletcher, C, Hartwell, M, Strickland, SM, J Knee Surg, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1055/s-0042-1755354
PMID: 36049772
Identifying and Managing Nociplastic Pain in Individuals With Rheumatic Diseases: A Narrative Review
Murphy, AE, Minhas, D, Clauw, DJ, Lee, YC, Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1002/acr.25104
PMID: 36785994
Current Practice Trends in Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasties Among Members of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
Abdel, MP, Carender, CN, Berry, DJ, J Arthroplasty, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1016/j.arth.2023.08.005
PMID: 37557970
Advances in the management of persistent pain after total knee arthroplasty
Dembek, DJ, Bicket, MC, Curr Opin Anaesthesiol, 2023 Oct; DOI:10.1097/ACO.0000000000001285
PMID: 37338943
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