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Clinical Research

In addition to our commitment to improve our patient’s clinical outcomes, at South Bend Orthopaedics we strive to make an impact on improving the future of orthopaedics through clinical research. The physicians at South Bend Orthopaedics are involved in many clinical studies in nutrition, medical devices, and procedures.

Clinical trials currently being conducted include:

Dr. Jeffrey Yergler

  • Orthopedic Nutrition
  • Persona IQ the Smart Knee
  • Persona Revision Knee System
  • G7 Vivacit-E and Longevity Hip Arthroplasty
  • Remote Therapeutic Monitoring Outcomes

Dr. Deepak Reddy

  • Spinal Fusion and Stimulation

Dr. A.J. Mencias

  • Distal Interphalangeal Joint Fusion

For questions regarding any clinical research currently underway at South Bend Orthopaedics, please contact Derek Yocum, PhD at

For questions regarding the Persona IQ Smart Knee, please contact Derek Yocum, PhD at

  • Unity
  • South bend Lions
  • University of Notre Dame
  • Saint Joseph Health System
  • Beacon Health System
  •  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics
  • American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • American Board of Medical Specialties
  • American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • North American Spine Society
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Zimmer Biomet
  • Stryker Corporation
  • Arthrex
  • Breg
  • Smith+Nephew
  • DePuy Synthes