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 The Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University.

Orthopaedic Research Center

The Orthopaedic Research Center at Colorado State University was founded by renowned equine arthroscopic surgeon and orthopaedic researcher Dr. C. Wayne McIlwraith and is known worldwide for joint problem prevention and healing research in the horse with some recently expanded work in human athletes. A dedicated group of senior scientists, graduate and post-doctoral students continue to answer critical questions about orthopaedic health in horses and humans.

ORC News

  • tmi, translational medicine institute
    A topping out ceremony was held Nov. 10 for the C. Wayne McIlwraith Translational Medicine Institute.​​
  • orc, stem cell research, john and leslie malone, wayne mcilwraith
    ​Researchers at the Orthopaedic Research Center discuss stem cell research and how it can help the healing process in equine patients in this article by the Denver Post.
  • Translational Medicine Building
    ​Colorado State's newest state-of-the-art research facility becomes a reality starting June 2, when the university officially breaks ground for an institute that promises medical innovations by harnessing the body's healing powers.​​​
  • McIlwraith in surgery, TMI
    Dr. Wayne McIlwraith is namesake of CSU’s new Translational Medicine Institute. In this Q&A, he describes his career as a pioneer in equine arthroscopic surgery and novel therapies for joint injuries and disease.​​​
  • $20 million gift, ORC
    Thank you to an anonymous racehorse breeder who has pledged $20 million for a new CSU research facility! The gift fulfills a matching challenge from lead donors John and Leslie Malone. We’re galloping to the future of regenerative medicine.​

 Open Positions

Resarch horse with inertial measurement system

Read about research updates and other news in Arthros, the annual ORC newsletter.

Equine sports medicine researchers with horse

​ORC faculty in collaboration with the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital have developed an ambulatory Equine Sports Medicine service, targeting equine athletes throughout Colorado, and beyond.

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