Rush is known for outstanding research on orthopedic disorders. Physician scientists are exploring methods to treat diseased intervertebral discs by injecting biological material, transplanting tissue-engineered disc cells and performing gene therapy. Joint replacement surgeons at Rush are pioneering the next generation of hip and knee replacement prostheses, and focusing on ways to extend the longevity of total joint replacements. Physicians and scientists at Rush are investigating new methods for managing back pain. To learn more about clinical trials related to orthopedic disorders, click on the links below. If you would like to make an appointment with a physician at Rush, call (888) 352-RUSH, our toll-free referral line.