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Bones, Joints & Muscles

Participate in Research is designed to connect potential volunteers with open research studies. We are looking for volunteers just like you to help answer important questions about bones, joints, and muscles. This page lists bones, joints, and muscles studies that may apply to you or someone you know. If you find a study that you’d like to participate in, you can contact the study team with questions or to volunteer. Join us to improve the health of others.

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UW Medicine Foot & Ankle Institute
UW Medicine

​​The Sigvard T. Hansen Jr. Foot and Ankle Institute in Seattle specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of traumatic injuries, overuse syndromes, genetic anomalies, deformities and arthritis.

UW Medicine Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Center
UW Medicine

The UW Medicine Hand, Elbow & Shoulder Center team includes specially trained highly experienced orthopedic and plastic surgeons, rehabilitation medicine physicians and physical and occupational therapists.

UW Medicine Hip & Knee Center
UW Medicine

The UW Medicine Hip & Knee Center provides comprehensive care of simple and complex disorders of hip and knee joints, with a specialty in the surgical treatment of these joints.

UW Medicine Spine Center
UW Medicine

​The UW Medicine Spine Center represents state-of-the-art clinical care, teaching and research, bringing together an array of board certified specialists to provide a cost effective, multidisciplinary approach to spine care.

Active Studies

Chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia metabolomics

The purpose of the study is to investigate the metabolic profiles of people with chronic low back pain and fibromyalgia. We are looking for individuals with chronic low back pain. Study participants will fill out a questionnaire about their medical history and demographic information before…

The MATCH Study

Chronic pain is a significant problem affecting millions of Americans. Research has shown that psychological treatments can help people with chronic pain manage their pain and improve their quality of life. Three psychological treatments shown to be effective for chronic pain include Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy…

Painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (PDPN) Study

The EN 21-01 study is testing a new investigational medication, called NRD135S.E1, to see if it is helpful and safe for patients with painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy. NRD135S.E1 showed a decrease in pain after 3 weeks of study treatment when compared to a placebo in…

Testosterone in cancer survivors

The Testosterone in Cancer Survivors study is a research study in men, ages 18-54, who have received chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy for their cancer and are now off-treatment and in remission for at least 1 year. The purpose of this study is to evaluate whether…

Delivery of Enhance Fitness Trial (DEFT)

Arthritis is a common condition in the United States, and a leading cause of pain and disability. Physical exercise is recommended for managing arthritis, but access to evidence-based exercise programs is limited, particularly in rural areas. Therefore, the investigators propose to evaluate remote delivery of…

The MIGHT Trial

The main purpose of this study/trial is to test whether patients with HMGCR myopathy can be safely and effectively treated with IVIG as their only medication for this condition. Participant Eligibility Potential subjects must meet the following: – Have a positive Anti-HMGCR antibody lab result…

Seattle Children’s Power Training study for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP) experience walking limitations which negatively influence their ability to physically participate in day to day life. The investigators propose that impaired muscle power generation is the key limiting factor affecting walking activity and participation. This proposal represents a combined…

Seattle Children’s Orthotic Study for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP) demonstrate altered lower limb biomechanical alignment in walking (e.g. excessive hip/knee flexion or equinus during stance) and experience walking activity limitations that negatively influence their ability to participate in day to day life. Ankle Foot Orthoses (AFO) are a…


The PACIFIC Study is testing whether group exercise in combination with education on aging and health or behavioral health improves pain and physical function in older adults with knee arthritis. Participant Eligibility 65 years or older Have a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis Have knee pain…