Musculoskeletal Diseases

The musculoskeletal system is an interconnected network of muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bones, and other connective tissue that provides overall organism structure and enables movement. At UVa we use a suite of experimental and computational techniques to identify, characterize, and exploit guiding principles of musculoskeletal design to understand and improve therapies for musculoskeletal diseases such as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and volumetric muscle loss (VML).

More about Musculoskeletal Disease Research at UVA

Multi-Scale Modeling of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

"It's really a brand new idea in the field of modeling, that we can link scales and develop models that can predict the outcome of a drug therapy."

BME Primary Faculty in this Area

BME Joint Faculty Musculoskeletal Diseases Applications