Hosted by the ORS Media Relations and Communications Committee, the goal of the ORS Photo Competition is to use images to highlight musculoskeletal research. Winning images will be featured on the ORS website and on ORS Social Media outlets.

Select your favorite photos from the gallery below and submit your vote!

Click on each photo to view a larger image.

The last chance to vote for your favorite is Friday, February 8!

ORS Photo #1

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

ORS Photo #2

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

ORS Photo #3

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

ORS Photo #4

External fixator for bone healing studies in mice

ORS Photo #5

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

ORS Photo #6

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)

ORS Photo #7

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

ORS Photo #8

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

ORS Photo #9

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)

ORS Photo #10

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

ORS Photo #11

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