The Orthopaedic Research Center (ORC), located on the UCLA Westwood campus, was constructed in 2007. The five-story, 95,000-square-foot facility is another result of the cooperative effort with UCLA.
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Hours: 5:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
It is here that the research activities of Luskin Orthopaedic Institute for Children and UCLA combine to create the largest collaborative and coordinated orthopaedic research effort in the United States. The partnership enables OIC to greatly expand its musculoskeletal research activities to explore and develop new technologies for the discipline of orthopaedic surgery, in addition to new developments in gene therapy, musculoskeletal oncology, tissue engineering and biomedical engineering.
With the establishment of the Orthopaedic Research Center, scientists have the ideal setting and resources to find new treatments and cures for traumatic and non-traumatic injury to the musculoskeletal system. This includes research on arthritis and arthropathies; developmental diseases such as Muscular Dystrophy, cerebral palsy and dwarfism; hip, knee, shoulder, ankle and spine replacement; musculoskeletal cancer; musculoskeletal tissue repair and regeneration; and pediatric and adult fracture syndromes, among others.