About Bones, Joints and Muscles
Bones, joints, and muscles act as scaffolding for the body. Bones are a living part of the body that anchor the softer organs while also shielding them from harm. Some conditions, like scoliosis, can twist the spinal column. Joints are the connections between bones, held together by ligaments. Muscles are attached to bones by tendons which allows them to move joints. If muscles, ligaments, and tendons are put under too much tension or irritation, they can become torn, strained, or inflamed. When children are physically active or involved in a sport, they often face an increased risk for these injuries. Research that helps learn more about bones, joints and muscles could provide children with improved support, flexibility and movement.
Women's Health Concussion Study - Teen 15-17 minor orthopedic injury
Are you the parent of a 15 to 17-year-old female not currently on birth control? Has your teen had a minor orthopedic injury in the past 30 days? Your child may be eligible for a research study to evaluate how concussion affects women’s menstrual cycles and health. Compensation is provided.
Pain Emotion Adolescent Relationship (PEAR) Study - Teen 14-17 years old
Are you the parent of a 14-17 year old? Do they experience musculoskeletal pain (pain in the neck, limbs, shoulders, and back)? Your child may be able to participate in a research study to better understand how pain, mood, and mental health are related in youth. Compensation is provided.
Spinal Cord Stimulation for the treatment of motor deficits in people with Spinal Muscular Atrophy – Age 16-17
Are you or your child affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy? You may be able to participate in a research study using spinal cord stimulation (SCS), an approved clinical therapy for pain syndromes that do not respond to drugs. Unexpectedly, SCS has shown the ability to promote the recovery of leg motor function in people with complete motor paralysis