March 21, 2019
Dr. Jorge Chahla was awarded the Young Investigator Grant. He is leading an investigation to re-evaluate the microvasculature of the meniscus while also assessing the resident stem cell population of the previously considered avascular zone. Dr. Chahla and his team are utilizing fresh menisci and advanced techniques and 3D technologies to gain an understanding of the regenerative potential of the meniscus that was previously considered unrepairable to facilitate better treatment of meniscal tears.
Dr. Nikhil Verma is conducting a randomized controlled trial to improve data collection from patients using electronic and web-based methods. Dr. Verma is assessing three experimental groups, pre-operative education about the importance of PROs plus e-mail reminders, pre-operative PRO education plus post-operative PRO reviews at six months plus e-mail reminders, and monetary incentives plus e-mail reminders. With all the hallmarks of a methodologically rigorous randomized controlled trial, this study will offer a unique perspective on the long-term completion of PROs.