Welcome to the Comparative Orthopaedics Biomechanics Laboratory

The University of Florida’s Comparative Orthopaedics Biomechanics Laboratory (COBL) is an innovative laboratory where orthopaedic research is conducted on both human specimens and small animal specimens in the same location. This laboratory will allow for Orthopaedic Research to be conducted in a comprehensive and efficient manner through the collaborative efforts of the College of Medicine and the College of Veterinary Medicine.

The mission of the University of Florida’s Comparative Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab is to assist the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Medicine in the advancement of medical practice by using research that specifically aims to analyze normal and abnormal joint mechanics, prosthesis, implants and reparative methods for musculoskeletal trauma in the area of Orthopaedics. The laboratory offers a setting where faculty, undergraduate students, veterinary students, residents, fellows, medical students and post-doctorate students can develop their research interests.