About Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI)

Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) is dedicated to keeping people of all ages physically active through orthopaedic research and education. With an enduring focus on applied clinical translation, SPRI is dedicated to discovering new therapies, treatments and cures that can be brought to patients in a clinical setting. SPRI utilizes the latest regenerative medicine techniques—basic science studies at the cellular level—to investigate the causes and effects of degenerative arthritis, techniques of musculoskeletal regeneration and healing processes. SPRI also uses state-of-the-art Biomotion and Robotics technologies, magnetic resonance imaging and over thirty years of patient outcomes data in its bench-to-bedside approach to research.

SPRI is funded by federal grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DoD), industry and foundation grants, and philanthropy. With its partner, The Steadman Clinic, SPRI is underway on several federally funded clinical trials focused on accelerating the healing process and treating orthopaedic conditions like osteoarthritis. Founded in 1988, SPRI holds the longest standing orthopaedic outcomes database in the world. The 501(c)(3) charitable organization is one of the most published organizations in sports medicine research and education.