McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center

The McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center, housed within the Larner College of Medicine’s Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, provides opportunities for research experiences with the Department of Rehabilitation on Movement Science,  the Department of Physical Therapy, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Electrical and Biomedical Engineering, and Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation faculty.The laboratory’s resources include a new, state-of-the-art biplanar, dual fluoroscopy motion analysis lab equipped with a ten-camera Vicon motion capture system for the analysis of human joint arthrokinematics, kinetics, and biomechanics. Additional research equipment used in these labs:

  • computerized isokinetic dynamometer
  • isometric strength testing equipment
  • force plates
  • Electromyograph (EMG) collection equipment
  • instrumented knee arthrometer (KT-1000)
  • diagnostic ultrasound

The McClure Musculoskeletal Research Center also has a radiography lab that includes two portable X-ray machines, a portable C-arm fluoroscope and radiation-shielding equipment. Assay lab equipment includes standard equipment for performing biochemical assays and immunohistochemistry, as well as dedicated space for fluorescence microscopy, and microscopy, MRI, and gait image post-processing.

Musculoskeletal System

Director of Research: Bruce Beynnon, PhD