Fondren Orthopedic Research Institiute


The Fondren Orthopedic Research Institute (FORI) is a leading institution dedicated to orthopedic research. We are committed to advancing the field of orthopedics and improving patient care. Through our research, we aim to drive innovation and discoveries that benefit individuals with musculoskeletal conditions. We recognize the transformative impact of data in orthopedic research, and we are harnessing the power of big data, data analytics, and machine learning to accelerate the way research is conducted and increase its relevance in clinical practice.

We actively collaborate with industry partners, academic institutions, and healthcare organizations to advance data collection and analysis. By working together, we drive progress in orthopedic research and enhance patient care.

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That Benefit Individuals with Musculoskeletal Conditions

In addition to our research activities, FORI provides training to a range of students from high school to clinical fellows. Our studies are designed to help students develop the knowledge and skills they need to pursue careers in orthopedics, while encouraging them to ask thought provoking, scientific, questions. We believe that by providing high-quality training to students of all levels, we can help to ensure that the next generation of orthopedic researchers and clinicians are well-equipped to meet the challenges of the future.

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Corey Hryc, PhD – Chief Scientist

Warren Dunn, MD, MPH – Chief of Clinical Research

T. Bradley Edwards, MD – Chairman of the Board


Stocks GW, Odoemene M, Gex J, Vidal EA, Sawyer K, Jones SL, et al. Quadriceps Strain and TKA: Contribution of the Tourniquet and Intramedullary Rod to Postoperative Thigh Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2023;Publish Ahead of Print.

Walch A, Edwards TB, Kilian CM, Boileau P, Walch G, Athwal GS. Hemi-reverse revision arthroplasty in the setting of severe glenoid bone loss. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2022;31:1859–73.

Suleiman LI, Tucker K, Ihekweazu U, Huddleston JI, Cohen-Rosenblum AR. Caring for Diverse and High-Risk Patients: Surgeon, Health System, and Patient Integration. The Journal of Arthroplasty 2022;37:1421–5.

Sheth MM, Heldt BL, Spell JH, Vidal EA, Laughlin MS, Morris BJ, et al. Patient satisfaction and clinical outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty: a minimum of 10 years’ follow-up. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2022;31:875–83.

Loftis CM, Kruse K. Single Medial-Row Anchor With Biceps Tenodesis in a Transosseous Double-Row Construct for Massive Rotator Cuff Tear. Arthrosc Tech 2022;11:e1447–52.

Elkousy HA, Khoriaty JD, Vidal EA, Vincent SJ, Buras BA, Laughlin MS. Adverse events after mRNA vaccine administration from a busy orthopedic practice: a series of four cases. JSES Reviews, Reports, and Techniques 2022;2:186–9.

Burnett RA, Ihekweazu U, Stambough JB, Plancher KD, Moskal JT, Karas V. Adult Reconstruction Fellowship: What is Important to the Applicants? Arthroplasty Today 2022:S2352344122001595.

Brophy RH, Dunn WR, MOON Shoulder Group, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Bollier MJ, et al. Factors Associated With Shoulder Activity Level at Time of Surgery and at 2-Year Follow-up in Patients Undergoing Shoulder Stabilization Surgery. Am J Sports Med 2022;50:1503–11.

Brinker MR, Loftis CM, Khoriaty JD, Dunn WR. The devastating effects of humeral nonunion on health-related quality of life. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2022;31:2578–85.

Sheth MM, Morris BJ, Laughlin MS, Cox JL, Jones SL, Elkousy HA, et al. Early to midterm outcomes of anatomic shoulder arthroplasty performed on dysplastic glenoids. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2021;30:S77–83.

Poondla RK, Sheth MM, Heldt BL, Laughlin MS, Morris BJ, Elkousy HA, et al. Anatomic and reverse shoulder arthroplasty in patients 70 years of age and older: a comparison cohort at early to midterm follow-up. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2021;30:1336–43.

Morris BJ, Kiser CJ, Laughlin MS, Sheth MM, Dunn WR, Elkousy HA, et al. A localized laminar flow device decreases airborne particulates during shoulder arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2021;30:580–6.

Laughlin MS, Vidal EA, Drtil AA, Goytia RN, Mathews V, Patel AR. Mortality After Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. The Journal of Arthroplasty 2021:S0883540321000401.

Brinker MR, Amirian A, O’Connor DP, Laughlin MS. Efficacy of PRECICE Nail in Treatment of Adult Patients With Posttraumatic Femoral Leg Length Discrepancy. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2021;35:e304–8.

Bender MJ, Morris BJ, Laughlin MS, Sheth MM, Budeyri A, Le RK, et al. Early Complication Rates Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Instability Arthropathy With a Prior Coracoid Transfer Procedure. Orthopedics 2021;44.

Aziz H, Amirian A, Dabash S, Dunn WR, Bloome D. Ankle Arthroscopy as an Adjunct to the Management of Ankle Fractures. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics 2021;6:247301142110021.

Aziz H, Amirian A, Dabash S, Dunn WR, Bloome D. Ankle Arthroscopy as an Adjunct to the Management of Ankle Fractures. Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics 2021;6:247301142110021.

Vemulapalli KC, Davis SL, Mathews V, Goytia RN, Stocks GW, Dunn WR, et al. Treatment of Periprosthetic Nonunions of the Lower Extremity. Orthopedics 2020;43:209–14.

Sheth MM, Morris BJ, Laughlin MS, Cox JL, Jones S, Elkousy HA, et al. Outcomes of anatomic shoulder arthroplasty performed on B2 vs. A1 type glenoids. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2020;29:2571–7.

Sheth MM, Morris BJ, Laughlin MS, Elkousy HA, Edwards TB. Lower Socioeconomic Status Is Associated With Worse Preoperative Function, Pain, and Increased Opioid Use in Patients With Primary Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2020;28:287–92.

Interested in Orthopedic Research Opportunities?

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