Muscles, bones, and cartilage are critical to our quality of life, so maintaining musculoskeletal health from childhood to old age is incredibly important. However, injuries, aging, and disease can all undermine musculoskeletal health. IRM scientists and engineers are studying innovative ways to repair degraded tissues and are working toward solutions for muscular dystrophy, osteoarthritis, and more.

The IRM Program in Musculoskeletal Regeneration is nationally recognized for contributions to the development of new biomaterials used to repair cartilage, bone, disc, and tendons and ligaments. Our researchers work across the developmental spectrum, seeking to understand how musculoskeletal tissues develop early in life and applying this knowledge to tissue engineering and the creation of constructs for treating tissues affected by age and injury.

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