What is orthopaedic research?
Orthopaedic research can improve people’s lives in many ways. It helps develop artificial joints and limbs which are more comfortable and last longer. It finds better ways to relieve pain and improve quality of life. It furthers knowledge of conditions such as arthritis or osteoporosis. It can help the treatment of injuries arising from accidents or sporting activities.
There is so much still to learn about the human body. By addressing one aspect of the body – how it moves – and focusing all our funding and expertise on the musculoskeletal system which underpins movement, Orthopaedic Research UK has defined a clear role within the quest for a better life.