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Laboratories

  • MedStar Health Musculoskeletal Research Center is home to the six degree of freedom (6DOF) spine simulator, designed by mechanical engineer, Jeff Gordon, MS and Bryan Cunningham, PhD. This allows for the recreation of natural spinal kinematics.
  • This lab processes a variety of tissue samples for work being conducted at the MedStar Health Musculoskeletal Research Center. This includes bone defects, bone implants, intervertebral cage devices, and vertebral motion segments.
  • The radiographic research laboratory has the capability to process a large number of x-rays. It is supported by a technically-advanced system which ensures the safety of all original materials that are processed by the lab.