Foundation for Orthopaedic Research & Education (FORE)
Over the years, advances in orthopedic medicine have allowed patients with orthopedic problems to maintain active lifestyles by decreasing their pain and increasing their function. However, current treatment approaches are far from perfect, as can be seen in the rates of device failures, revision surgeries, complications, and continued use of narcotics after treatment.
Founded by Florida Orthopaedic Institute surgeons in 1999, the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education (FORE), was created for the sole purpose of addressing these issues by engaging in orthopedic research and education to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and care of all patients with musculoskeletal disorders.
In addition, FORE focuses on the development and improvement of surgical techniques and instrumentation, medical devices, biomaterials, and rehabilitation protocols—advances that can only be accomplished through a concerted effort by teams of research scientists and orthopedic physicians.
For more information about the Foundation for Orthopaedic Research and Education, visit its Web site at www.foreonline.org.