Orthopedics Engineering Lab

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Welcome to the Orthopedics Engineering and 3D musculoskeletal Imaging Lab


logoOrthopedic Engineering aims to deliver patient specific treatment by quantifying the patient's condition. Our research quantifies the variation in clinically measurable parameters as the surrogate measurements of the underlying condition to characterize the intra-patient differences in development and progression of the musculoskeletal condition. To do so, we use multi-modal medical imaging, image processing, computer simulation, and mathematical and statistical modeling to identify subtle differences in the current stage and progression pattern of disease and accordingly recommend treatment options and predict possible outcomes.

Our research is partially funded by national and international orthopedic associations such as Scoliosis Research Society,Pediatric Orthopedics of North America, and industrial partners.

The orthopedic engineering lab, headed by Dr Saba Pasha,  focuses on several projects related to pediatric orthopedics medical device design, software development, end to end image processing for diagnosis, and establishing quantitative guidelines for treatment outcome prediction using machine learning and artificial intelligence. This effort at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia brings together scientists and physicians from several national and international universities and hospitals. 



Dr Pasha receives a research grant from the Pediatric Orthopedics of North America (POSNA) to study the underlying biomechanics associated with the brace effectiveness in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.

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