Our Research

Dr. David Scott is very active in the field of orthopaedic surgery and joint replacement research. He believes that research is critical to the advancement of medicine and necessary for improving the care and solutions we offer our patients.

Dr. Scott is a leader in the research field and is one of the most active physicians in joint replacement research in the region. He initiates many of his own studies, which is unique among his peers. He recognizes that physician-driven research is critical for finding new and better ways to serve patients. Dr. Scott has a strong team supporting this important research. The full team at OSC maintains certifications with The National Institute of Health and The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative. In addition, Dr. Scott has been a leader in technology design and continues to help design some of the tools that are shaping orthopaedics today. Some of his work has included development of a state-of-the-art knee replacement system. His commitment to research expands into the academic world and helps shape the future of the profession. He is on the academic staff at both the University of Utah and the University of Washington.

Read more about our research and how it can impact your care here. 

Current Research (Actively Enrolling)

  • Medacta GMK Sphere Medial-Pivot, Cruciate Substituting vs. Medacta GMK PS Posterior Stabilized Knee Outcomes Study.
  • Medacta GMK Sphere Medial-Pivot, Cruciate Substituting Multi-Center, Post-Market Outcomes Study.
  • Antero-Posterior Knee Stability with Medial-pivot, Cruciate-Substituting, and Posterior-Stabilized Total Knee Arthroplasty.  A Retrospective Study.
  • An Open-Label, Non-Controlled Study to Evaluate Outcomes of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) Therapy in Subjects with Various Pain Etiologies.

Ongoing Studies (Enrollment is Closed)

  • A Prospective Comparison of Total Knee Arthroplasty with the OMNI Apex Ultracongruent vs. the Triathlon CS Tibial Insert vs. the Triathlon PS Tibial Insert.
  • A DXA Evaluation of Bone Density Changes After Hip Replacement.  Performance of the OMNI Apex Modular Hip Stem and the OMNI Apex Arc Stem in Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty.  Five Year Clinical and DXA Analysis.
  • A Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Comparison of Periprosthetic Bone Loss Between Patients Undergoing Hip Resurfacing Surgery and Total Hip Arthroplasty.

Past Research Projects














Publications by Dr. David F. Scott

Posterior Stabilized Versus Cruciate-Substituting Total Knee Arthroplasty: Midterm Results. David F. Scott, MD. The Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol 29, No 9, 2014: 179-181. (Presentation to AAHKS.)

Femoral Bone Mineral Density Loss After Short Stem Neck-Sparing, Resurfacing, and Conventional Hip Arthroplasty. David F. Scott, MD. J Bone Joint, vol. 95-B no. SUPP 34, 2013: 525.

Posterior Stabilized Versus Cruciate-Substituting Total Knee Arthroplasty: Midterm Results. David F. Scott, MD. J Bone Joint vol. 95-B no. SUPP 34, 2013: 526.

Effect of Zoledronic Acid on Reducing Femoral Bone Mineral Density Loss following Total Hip Arthroplasty. Preliminary Results of a Prospective Randomized Trial. David F. Scott, Jennifer N. Woltz, Rachel R. Smith. The Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol 28, No. 4, 2013: 671-675.

Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty Handbook, Surgical Techniques in Total Knee and Revision Arthroplasty. Aaron A. Hofmann, David F. Scott. Editors, Giles R. Scuderi, Alfred J. Tria, Jr. Springer, 2006 Chapter 1.

Cementless Total Knee Arthroplasty, Fixation: Cementless. Aaron A. Hofmann, David F. Scott. Surgical Techniques in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Giles R. Scuderi and Alfred J. Tria, Editors, Springer-Verlag, 2002 Chapter 35. New York, due 1/99, ISBN 0-387-98389-9.

Long-Term Follow-Up of High Tibial Osteotomy with a Calibrated Osteotomy Guide, Rigid Internal Fixation and Early Motion. Annette Billings, David F. Scott, Marcelo P. Camargo, Aaron A. Hofmann. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2000 Jan: 82(1): 70-9.

The Effect of Surface Roughness on the Stress Adaptation of Trabecular Architecture Around a Cylindrical Implant. Luo, G.M., Sadegh, A.M., Alexander, H., Jaffe, W., Scott, D., Cowin, S.C. Journal of Biomechanics, 32, 1999: 275-284.

Postmortem Retrieval Analysis of Metal-Backed Patellae in Total Knee Replacements. Roy D.
Bloebaum, Kent N. Bachus, Jennifer W. Jensen, David F. Scott, Aaron A. Hofmann. Journal of Bone and
Joint Surgery, Vol. 80-A, 1998: 518-528.

Total Hip Arthroplasty with Hydroxyapatite – Coated Prosthesis. Current Concepts Review. William L. Jaffe, David F. Scott. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Vol. 78-A, 1996: 1918-1935.

Host Bone Response to Porous – Coated Cobalt-Chrome and Hydroxyapatite-Coated Titanium Femoral Components in Hip Arthroplasty. Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Analysis of Paired Bilateral Cases of Five to Seven Years. David F. Scott, William L. Jaffe. Journal of Arthroplasty, Vol. 11, No. 4, 1996: 429-437.

A Comparison of Blood Loss and Transfusion Requirements in Total Knee Arthroplasty with and without Arterial Tourniquet. Kenneth L. Jarolem, David F. Scott, William L. Jaffe, Kenneth Shuben Stein, Fredrick F. Jaffe and Ted Atik. American Journal of Orthopedics, Vol. 24, No. 12, 1995: 906-909.

Fracture Blister Formation: A Laboratory Study. Carl P. Giordano, David F. Scott, Kenneth J. Koval, Frederick Kummer, Ted Atik, Panna Desai. Journal of Trauma, Vol. 38, No. 6, 1995: 907-909.

Effects of Texturing Techniques on Surface Composition of Metal Orthopaedic Implants. John L. Ricci, Fred J. Kummer, David F. Scott, David I. Pedowitz, Robert S. Casar, Harold Alexander. Surface Modification Technologies VII, Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference, Sanjo, Niigata, Japan, edited by T.S. Sudarshan, K. Ishizaki, M. Takata and K. Kamata, The Institute of Materials, 1994.

Rationale and Clinical Application of Hydroxyapatite Coatings in Pressfit Total Hip Arthroplasty. William L. Jaffe, David F. Scott. Seminars in Arthroplasty, Vol. 4, No. 3 (July) 1993: 159-166.

Read all articles credited to Dr. Scott on Pub Med (227)

Helpful Links

If you’re interested in reading about other orthopaedic research, these resources may be useful.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
AAOS is your source for the latest legislative, educational, healthcare policy, and research information.

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
This professional organization comprises more than 900 surgeons in the U.S. and Canada who devote fifty percent or more of their practice to total joint replacement.

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
The official peer-reviewed journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Read abstracts of articles online.

Arthritis Foundation
The largest private, not-for-profit contributor to arthritis research in the world, providing public health education, pursuing public policy and legislation, and conducting evidence-based programs.

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
Promoting, encouraging, supporting, and fostering the development and dissemination of knowledge in the discipline of arthroscopic surgery through continuing medical education functions.

International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery
A non-profit organization bringing together individuals throughout the world who have indicated or are indicating interest in computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery.

Joint Implant Surgery & Research Foundation
Specializing in clinical and surgical orthopedic study groups, and product development for the advancement of total hip, knee, and shoulder surgery.

Journal of Arthroplasty
The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons’ peer-reviewed journal which publishes original research and manuscripts from all areas relating to joint replacement or the treatment of its complications.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Journal covering topics related to bone and joint surgery. Read abstracts of articles online.

Orthopaedic Research Society
Read the organization’s newsletter, past and current issues of the Journal of Orthopaedic Research and more.

Orthopedics Today
Read current and back issues of Orthopedics Today written for orthopedic surgeons.