Outcomes Based Research

Vail-Summit Orthopaedic Foundation is devoted to advancing knowledge in the field of orthopaedic medicine for the public benefit. The primary function of VSOF is to conduct and disseminate medical research. Most of our research takes the form of clinical outcomes investigations, or outcomes-based research.


Understanding how orthopaedic sports medicine treatment decisions and the overall health care process affect patients’ health and well being leads us all – patients, physicians, health care practitioners and policy makers – to optimal treatment choices.


To gather the information and data necessary to conduct our outcomes research, VSOF interacts with the medical clinics of Vail-Summit Orthopaedics, PC, and other local medical clinics in Eagle and Summit Counties, Colorado.


VSOF presents and publishes our findings in order to share with the public information that is imperative in determining best outcomes for orthopaedic patients.  This reporting includes local, regional, national and international meetings, conferences and publications.


Learn more about our current research projects.