Orthopedics/Regenerative Medicine

The Orthopedic market produces strong annual revenues of about $45.5 billion globally, with an overall growth of 4%. Orthopedics at Mass General Brigham has a successful reputation among industry players. From new surgical techniques, devices, joint implant designs, and joint implant materials being created at places such as the Harris Orthopaedics Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) to the successful growth of cartilage using a polymer base at the Regenerative Medicine Center of Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Mass General Brigham is associated with leading industry innovations.

The Orthopedic Market Sector leads investments in Mass General Brigham-derived devices and techniques to advance the expedition from discovery to development. From sprains and strains to limb-sparing oncology procedures; from carpal tunnel syndrome to complex spinal reconstruction. This Market Sector also covers Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine in collaboration with the world-leading doctors and researchers at MGH and BWH.

Unique Strengths

  • Enhancing the durability of joint implants with simple, cost-effective polymers for extended wear
  • Novel technology for small joint implants in the foot, ankle and shoulder
  • Joint implants designed to mimic natural kinematics

Cross Disciplinary Initiatives

Landmark discoveries by Mass General Brigham researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) have expanded the realm of orthopedic innovation and restored mobility to countless patients around the world.

Brigham and Women's Hospital
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery excels in clinical care, ranging from cartilage repair to joint replacement to orthopedic oncology.

Researchers at the Regenerative Medicine Center at the BWH Brigham Research Institute (BRI) have successfully grown cartilage using a polymer base.

The Orthopedic Nanotechnology Research Program aims to formulate high-performance biomaterials for use in orthopedic implants. The program also explores strategies to lengthen the lifespan of total joint replacement prostheses.

Massachusetts General Hospital
The Department of Orthopedic Surgery is a driving force behind innovation in joint implant design and clinical care.

Innovations arising from the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital have benefited professional athletes and elderly patients alike.

The Harris Orthopaedics Lab, founded by former Harvard researcher William Harris, is a self-sustaining enterprise that illustrates how successful innovations fuel further discovery. A portion of Mass General Brigham’s investments are used to fund cutting-edge polymer science research in the Harris Lab.