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The Hand/Upper Extremity and Trauma teams in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine were awarded a grant to help fund their multicenter prospective study on the treatment of proximal humerus fractures.  This grant was sponsored by the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons) in conjunction with the ASES (American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons) and was only awarded to two institutions in the country.

The UF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine recently had the privilege of presenting its research (6 oral presentations and over 20 poster presentations) at the 2023 International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (ICSES), the world’s largest meeting focused on research in shoulder and elbow surgery. The meeting was held in Rome, Italy from September 5th to 8th with around 2000 surgeons in attendance from around the globe.

Modern footwear has been implicated as a contributor to foot pathology and changes in the biomechanics of gait. In addition to footwear, the investigators propose that the lack of terrain variation may directly contribute to the development of common foot pathologies, resulting from decreased intrinsic foot muscle function. This study will examine the current understanding of terrain variation on foot musculature strength and its possible correlation with structural and functional changes within the foot.

Researchers at University of Florida Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Biomechanics Laboratory are studying how a corrective foot lift affects walking mechanics with walking boot.


Adults aged 18-40 with no prior history of lower extremity injuries and free of spinal, hip, or other musculoskeletal pathology that may alter walking mechanics.

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