Why Orthopaedic Research UK

Why Orthopaedic Research UK

Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) aims to improve the lives of millions of adults and children affected by bone and joint disease through funding high quality research, training and education.

Currently, 8.8 million people in the UK, of all ages, are affected by orthopaedic complaints including trauma injuries, degenerative diseases such as arthritis and osteoporosis, infections, bone tumours and congenital disorders such as muscular dystrophy.

Our research projects promote collaboration between surgeons, scientists and engineers. They have helped develop new artificial limbs and joints, led to improved pain relief, increased insights into conditions such as bone tumours, arthritis and osteoporosis and improved the treatment of sporting and trauma injuries.

We are one of the most significant funders of orthopaedic research in the UK, but much more needs to be done to achieve our ultimate vision of eliminating bone and joint disease.

ORUK is a registered charity (CC No. 1111657) and a member of both the Association of Medical Research Charities (AMRC) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).