TRIA Research Institute is a non-profit 501(c)(3). The Institute operates within TRIA Orthopaedic Center in Bloomington and is primarily financially supported through TRIA’s operations. The governing body meets approximately eleven times per year. The Institute oversees activity in research, patient reported outcomes, and education. Each area has its own goals, objectives, and tactics. Mission Statement: To advance orthopedic care for patients through innovative research and education and measure our performance with patient centered outcomes.
2016 was a year in which the plans for TRIA to extend its extraordinary
combination of orthopaedic excellence and patient service to Maple
Grove, Woodbury, and downtown St. Paul have depended on a
recognition and reinforcement of both our mission and our brand. A
critical element of this is the powerful affirmation of TRIA’s
commitment to improve the lives of our patients through analysis and
sharing of our outcomes, creation of new knowledge through research,
and promotion of a future talented workforce through providing
educational opportunity. Housed within TRIA Orthopaedic Center, The
Research Institute is the vehicle through which the academic mission is
realized. Through the resources provided, and the focus, dedication, and
hard work of its staff, 2016 was another outstanding year for the institute.
We collect patient centered outcomes as a quality measure so we can see how our patients are doing following common surgical procedures and so that we can improve the care we provide. We are presently collecting data on eight diagnoses at baseline and identified follow-up intervals. Current diagnoses include: anterior cruciate ligament tear (knee), ankle fracture (ankle), rotator cuff tear (shoulder), distal radius fracture (wrist), hardware removal, knee replacement (knee), proximal humerus fracture (arm), and low back (spine). Results from our outcomes program are updated annually and are published on our website. Our outcome goals are (1) to set the standard on patient reported outcome collection and management and (2) to enhance patient care by measuring, evaluating, reporting, and acting on patient specific outcomes.
TRIA provides educational opportunities for fellows, residents, medical students, and students in multiple medical educational programs to rotate in our clinic and surgery center. Our BioSkills lab offers a simulated operating room environment for fellows, residents, and other health professionals to learn and refine their surgical skills. Our education goals are (1) to provide educational opportunities to the community in order to enhance musculoskeletal care, (2) to support BioSkills education of residents, fellows, surgeons, and other medical professionals, and (3) to advance orthopaedic education of students, medical students, residents, and fellows.
TRIA’s BioSkills Lab is designed as cutting edge training facility to meet the need for training of surgeons and health care professionals. On average we hold 75 labs per year; 60% are industry while 40% are educational for fellows and residents. From surgical procedure training to research development, TRIA’s BioSkills Lab is fully equipped to host your event.
TRIA is proud to offer numerous continuing education opportunities for medical professionals.
TRIA provides clinical rotation opportunities for fellows, residents, medical students, and students enrolled in various other medical programs.
TRIA offers shadowing and observational opportunities for students interested in orthopedics. You must be at least 16 years old to participate in any observation at TRIA.
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