TRIA Institute

TRIA Institute


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.


At TRIA, we balance measuring patient outcomes, which can be considered small continuous improvements, with innovative research studies, which are those grand advancements in orthopedic care. These research studies explore the latest in medical devices, instruments, implants, methods and procedures. In clinical research, our continued focus on moving the triple aim forward allows us to seek unique clinical trial opportunities. 


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. 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. Results from our outcomes program are regularly reviewed and updated annually and are published on our website. 

Graduate Medical Education

TRIA provides educational opportunities for fellows, residents, medical students, and students in multiple medical educational programs to spend time in our clinic and surgery center. 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 orthopedic education of students, medical students, residents, and fellows.


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.

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, offering a simulated operating room environment for fellows, residents, and other health professionals to learn and refine their surgical skills. 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.


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