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Bones, Joints & Muscles

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

  • 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......

  • This is a study to demonstrate the clinical efficacy, safety and tolerability of bimekizumab administered subcutaneously (sc) compared with placebo in the treatment of tumor necrosis factor alpha-inadequate responders (TNFα-IR) subjects with active Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA). The overall study design consists of a Screening Period......

  • Researchers at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) are interested in the experiences of couples where one individual has a chronic musculoskeletal pain condition. The individual with chronic pain and their relationship partner (e.g., partner, spouse, significant other) are each invited to participate in 15-30 minute......

  • Sham-controlled, multi-center and remote patient-centered randomized controlled clinical trial to investigate the efficacy of a novel non-invasive, unobtrusive study device in reducing symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Daily wear of the study device is expected to significantly reduce symptom severity (evaluated by the Boston......

  • This is a phase 2 study to evaluate safety and efficacy of ABBV-105 and ABBV-599 (ABBV-105 plus upadacitinib) vs placebo on a background of conventional synthetic disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (csDMARDS) for the treatment of signs and symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) at 12 weeks in......

  • Chronic pain is a common and costly condition affecting millions of Americans. Different types of treatment such as mindfulness meditation, cognitive therapy, and activation skills have been used to treat chronic pain in the general population with success, but little is known as to how......

  • Human interaction with the physical world is increasingly mediated by automation – planes assist pilots, robots assist surgeons, and cars assist drivers. Automation is introduced in such systems to assist the human and improve performance. However, performance improvement is not guaranteed, since the human may......

  • This is a community-based, mixed-methods study looking at the impacts of adapted ride-on car use as a form of early powered mobility and socialization in children with cerebral palsy or developmental delay and their families. The study spans 12 months and involves intermittent contact with......

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