Hosted by the ORS Scientific Communications Committee, the goal of the ORS Scientific 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.

Submissions are now closed. 

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ORS Photo #1

MALDI-IMS images of N-glycans in the canine intervertebral disc, presented as heat maps of selected ion’s demonstrating the distribution of glycosylation motifs

ORS Photo #2

Monocyte internalizing 1 um latex beads upon activation with osteoarthritic synovial conditioned media

ORS Photo #3

When stars are born in the finite element mesh of the shoulder glenoid cartilage!

ORS Photo #4

Lectin labeled vascular structures within the anterior fat pad and synovium of a naive and arthritic murine joint

ORS Photo #5

A synovial fluid-bacteria floating biofilm, characteristic of those found in polymicrobial joint infections by S. aureus and E. coli: note the biofilm slim layer, and fibrinous connections between the S. aureus, both contributing to the high antibiotic tolerance of these aggregates

ORS Photo #6

3D reconstructed Synchrotron micro-CT images of human subchondral bone microstructure (grey), osteocyte lacunar density (pink) and vascular canal density (red), below regions with severely degraded cartilage (top panels) and below regions with macroscopically intact cartilage (lower panels)

ORS Photo #7

Taking inspiration from the Dusky Arion slug, we engineered a new bioadhesive with applications to diverse wet tissue surfaces including tendon, skin, and heart. pc: Max Rousseau/Wyss Institute at Harvard University

ORS Photo #8

3D reconstruction of micro-computed tomography of porcine cartilaginous endplates with a heat map showing local plate thickness

ORS Photo #9

Polarised-light microscopy of human tendons revealing variations in crimp wavelength

ORS Photo #10

Expression of type VI Collagen (green) in primary human chondrocytes. Shown are monolayer-expanded chondrocytes (left) and alginate-encapsulated chondrocytes (right) both cultured with ascorbate. DNA marker (blue) 

ORS Photo #11

SEM of Stable and Instable Crack Regions of a Notched Femur

ORS Photo #12

Slice of bovine knee meniscus under uniaxial tension in a saline bath, viewed edge-on with the near edge in focus, showing its layered fibrous inner structure

ORS Photo #13

T cell infiltration into the synovium and osteophyte of WT mice after cyclic tibial compression

ORS Photo #14

An axial view of a healing mouse flexor tendon, showing the different cell populations involved (Scx-lineage in magenta, S100a4-expressing in yellow)

ORS Photo #15

In situ hybridization for Sost (red) and Ctsk (blue) in the murine tibia

ORS Photo #16

Machine “learning” to identify the design of a total hip replacement implant from a given x-ray