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Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Laboratory

Dr. Lee Weidauer is the director of the Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Laboratory at SDSU.  The primary focus areas of this lab are the prevention and treatment of orthopedic injuries and conditions through dietary and physical activity interventions. 

Areas of Focus/Current Research Projects

  • Identifying risk factors for post-traumatic osteoarthritis following anterior cruciate ligament injuries.
  • Dietary interventions aimed at improving recovery following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. 
  • Dietary interventions to improve outcomes following joint replacement surgery
  • A remote intervention aimed at the treatment of sarcopenia in older adults
  • Bone health throughout the lifespan
  • Repetitive use injuries

Instruments used in the lab

  • Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA)
  • Peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT)
  • Biodex System 4 Ergometer
  • Leonardo Mechanograph portable force platform

Getting Involved

Are you interested in joining the lab?  Apply for admission to the graduate school and contact Dr. Weidauer for more information regarding opportunities that exist in the lab.  Graduate research assistants work between 10 to 20 hours per week and receive tuition remission in addition to a monthly stipend.

If you’re an undergraduate student interested in gaining research experience, contact Dr. Weidauer via email to discuss potential opportunities.