Peter Jokl, MD

Emeritus Faculty; Department Vice Chair

Research Interests

Aging; Contusions; Knee Injuries; Ligaments; Musculoskeletal Physiological Phenomena; Orthopedics; Rehabilitation; Athletic Performance

Research Organizations

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Office of Cooperative Research

Research Summary

In conjunction with the bioengineering section of the Yale Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, we have established an animal model which creates a reproducible muscle contusion injury. At this stage, we are assessing various treatment strategies of this injury which is a common cause of morbidity among athletes; Knee ligament injury model. We are establishing an animal model to establish a reproducible knee ligament injury model. This model will allow us to assess biomechanical parameters involved in causing specific types of knee injuries. In conjunction with this, anatomical and histological sequela of specific injury patterns will be assessed. The model will also be used to study physiologic response to injury and mechanisms of healing; Aging and athletic performance; Future of athletic records; Non surgical factors influencing surgical outcomes in heathy patients.

Speciailzed Terms: Musculoskeletal pathophysiology and the effect of rehabilitation and stress on surgical outcomes; Muscle injury and repair; Psychosocial impact on surgical outcome

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Contact Info

Peter Jokl, MD
Patient Care Locations
Yale Orthopaedics/Sports MedicineYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste 1st floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Yale Orthopaedics/Sports Medicine1445 Boston Post Road
Guilford, CT 06437
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Mailing Address
Orthopædics and RehabilitationP.O. Box 208071
New Haven, CT 06520-8071