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.

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.