TRIA Institute

TRIA Institute


2015 Scholarly Activity Pages - TRIATRIA 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.


Ten years ago, we were united to strengthen TRIA’s vision of integrating research and education into all that we do. Clinical research, education, and outcomes are key components of the TRIA mission. We continue to educate the next generation of providers as well as offer ample opportunities for continuing medical education for our staff and the community. In clinical research, our continued focus on moving the triple aim forward allows us to seek unique clinical trial opportunities. In 2018, we saw continued growth in the research team at TRIA resulting in an increase in publications and presentations over 2017. We hope you enjoy our fifth annual year in review for the TRIA Institute and we are excited for what 2019 has in store!

TRIA Orthopaedic Center Research Institute – A Year in Review 


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:  knee replacement, hip replacement, spine discectomy/laminotomy, spinal fusion, knee surgery, shoulder surgery, hand & wrist surgeries, foot & ankle surgeries.  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 Surgical Skills 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 Surgical Skills education of residents, fellows, surgeons, and other medical professionals, and (3) to advance orthopaedic education of students, medical students, residents, and fellows.

Surgical Skills Lab

TRIA’s Surgical Skills 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 Surgical Skills Lab is fully equipped to host your event.

Continuing medical education

TRIA is proud to offer numerous continuing education opportunities for medical professionals.

Clinical rotations

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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