The nonprofit Cincinnati SportsMedicine Research and Education Foundation was founded in 1985 by Frank R. Noyes, M.D., President and Medical Director of the Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center. The Foundation was established to promote clinical, biomechanical, bioengineering, and neuromuscular research efforts.
The Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center is a unique private practice in its commitment to patient care, research, and education of medical professionals. The physicians of the Center strive through research and clinical practice to develop surgical techniques and treatment options that represent the most advanced procedures available in the United States. The Foundation’s physicians and researchers have conducted 60 clinical research studies involving thousands of patients, published over 280 articles in peer-reviewed medical journals and orthopaedic textbooks, trained over 100 sportsmedicine physician fellows, developed a scientifically proven female knee injury prevention program, and sponsored the longest running physician-therapist annual course in the country, the Advances on the Knee and Shoulder.
Dr. Noyes is considered one of the leading sportsmedicine physicians in the United States and is a pioneering researcher for knee operations such as meniscus repair and transplantation, articular cartilage restoration, posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, and knee ligament revision procedures. He has a reputation for surgical excellence by his peers and receives referrals from physicians from all over the world.
The clinical research studies conducted by the Foundation provide patients with realistic success rates of the operations and treatments offered. In addition, the surgeons have received nearly every national and international award possible in orthopaedic research. These include honors from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
The Noyes Tissue Engineering and Biomechanics Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati is one of the premier laboratories in the country working on cartilage problems. Currently, Dr. Noyes and Dr. Galloway are leading innovative research in the laboratory to grow a patient’s own cells to strengthen ligaments which will hopefully improve the results of knee and shoulder operations. The commitment and skills of our physicians explain why Cincinnati has become a medical haven to so many patients in need of the finest care available in orthopaedics and sports medicine.