Hosted by the ORS Scientific Communications Committee, the goal of the ORS Photo Competition is to use images to highlight musculoskeletal research. Below are the images from the 2019 competition. (Click on each image for a larger view.)

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Carly Lockard

3D models of a scapula bone with mesh quality color-map applied

Feini Qu

A rare long non-coding RNA (lncRNA) detected by fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) during digit regeneration

Paula Hernandez

Rat intervertebral disc, showing aggregan staining in nucleus pulposus area in red, nuclei in grey

Lutz Duerselen

External fixator for bone healing studies in mice

Matthew Koff

The insidious longitudinal growth of an adverse local tissue reaction (ALTR) in a subject with a hip resurfacing arthroplasty, reconstructed from annual MRI examinations that use novel imaging techniques to reduce metallic susceptibility artifact for full visualization of the ALTR

Amy McNulty

Meniscus-derived matrix, a biomaterial scaffold, allows for effective delivery of genetically modified stem cells into meniscus defects to promote integration, healing, and regeneration (lentivirus-transduced stem cells (green), meniscus cell nuclei (blue), extracellular matrix proteins (red)

Grace Mosley

An intervertebral disc visualized by three different imaging processes. From left to right: polarized light microscopy of picrosirus red/alcian blue staining; second-harmonic generation imaging via two-photon microscopy; brightfield microscopy of picrosirus red/alcian blue staining

Ryan Locke

Light microscope image of the mouse teres minor tendon-bone attachment stained with Masson’s trichrome

Sarah Pownder

A horse of a different color: 3D segmentation of magnetic resonance images of a horse foot with blood vessels, wall layers, and collagen structures (left to right)

Shannon Brown

Maintaining and creating healthy cartilage is a unique and pressing challenge; shown here is what is commonly called “pristine” cartilage, quintessentially known for its smooth, glistening, milky white appearance

Michael Harris

We investigate how the abnormal bone shape of hip dysplasia alters surrounding muscle function; shown is a 3D reconstruction from MRI of the bones and selected muscles of one patient with hip dysplasia