The LSU Integrated Musculoskeletal Biobank to Find Solutions for Orthopaedic Diseases

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health – New Orleans is spearheading a new effort to investigate and rectify disparities in orthopaedic diseases and their treatment.

The LSU Integrated Musculoskeletal Biobank (LIMB), led by Vinod Dasa, M.D., Luis Marrero, Ph.D., Jessica Rivera, M.D., Ph.D., and Jennifer Simkin, Ph.D., is a repository that is focused on solutions to today’s most pressing questions about orthopaedic diseases, refining the standard of care, and improving the outcomes of intervention strategies that combat health care disparities.

Approved by the LSU Health Institutional Review Board to harvest biological samples with clinical data sets from 1000 consented patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the LIMB, has already secured sample sets from over 300 patients.

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