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Steadman Philippon Research Institute 2002 Annual Report.
The year will be remembered as a period of progress and excit- ing development in our Basic Science research. Our collaborative effort with the Equine Science Center at Colorado State University has been devoted to unlocking the promise of gene therapy in treating cartilage defects. We are encouraged by these findings this year which indicate that by combining growth factors with gene therapy we can control the quality of cartilage repair tissue.
One of the important objectives of our research is to develop highly replicable surgical procedures that are minimally invasive.
We have been involved in pioneering a system that helps simplify rotator cuff repair while aiming to match the outcomes of open proce- dures. Thanks to a series of groundbreaking biomedical innovations, this arthroscopic procedure has shown great promise.
Through our clinical research, we continue to learn from our patients. Our focus has been on determining predictors of disability and satisfaction, patient expectations, and patient outcomes from sur- gical procedures. In 2002, we completed several studies, such as those on Microfracture and Healing Response, that investigated the outcome of techniques developed here in Vail. In both cases, findings showed that patient activity level had increased and the patients were highly satisfied. We hope these and other outcomes will help establish future guidelines and expectations in the treatment of patients.
The quality of our research has attained a level of excellence rec- ognized throughout the world. The American Society of Biomechanics selected an abstract authored by Biomechanics Research Laboratory Staff Scientist Kevin Shelburne, Ph.D., and Director Michael Torry, Ph.D., as winner in the 2002 Journal of Biomechanics Award competition. This is one of the most prestigious international awards conferred in Biomechanics.
This report includes:
1 The Year in Review
2 History and Mission
3 Governing and Advisory Boards
5 Friends of the Foundation
13 Corporate and Institutional Friends
14 Bode Miller: The Healing Response (Microfracture) and the Comeback Kid
17 Basic Science Research: Understanding Joint Disease 20 Judy Collins: Shouldering on
22 Clinical Research: “Outcomes” and “Process” Research
32 Biomechanics Research Laboratory (Biomechanical Resesarch)
36 Major John Tokish, M.D.
41 Presentations and Publications
48 Knee Ligament Forces During Walking (ACL Functions)
50 In the Media
53 Independent Accountants’ Report
54 Statements of Financial Position
55 Statements of Activities
57 Statements of Cash Flow
58 Statements of Functional Expenses
60 Notes to Financial Statements