Bone and Joint Disease, Development and Function
Research at PCOM
Diseases of bone and cartilage are progressive and debilitating. Treatments mainly
focus on symptomatic relief. Eventually patients may require joint replacement.
Our researchers study the development, morphology and function of the skeletal system
and related disease processes, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis,
osteomyelitis and peri-prosthetic infection. Their work has identified novel targets
for the development of drugs that may prevent or limit bone and joint degeneration.