BJI members are focused on understanding the initiation and progression of joint degeneration, bone loss, the role of abnormal biomechanics, and learning more about how cells respond to their local mechanical environment disciplines
For example, the coordinated activity of cell and molecular biologists, engineers, and clinical investigators brings together studies in cell cultures, animal models, and clinical populations.
Striving to develop sophisticated magnetic-resonance imaging techniques, micro-computed tomography, and radiographic analysis systems, as well as new strategies to prevent the onset and progression of various MSK conditions, BJI investigators integrate their expertise and state-of the-art facilities
This critical mass of research expertise presents a unique opportunity to combine:
advanced imaging technologies
new contrast agents
patient-reported and performance-based measures of pain and function
forensic methodologies and anthropological investigations