The Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI) works across the university and with hospitals, industry partners and academia to produce high quality research and educational outputs that have a proven impact for patients, clinicians and society.

We are driven by the needs of our patients, clinical colleagues and wider society to produce high quality academic and patient outcomes across the fields of orthopaedic surgery, related diseases, treatments, technologies and devices. World-class research, the latest professional thinking, and clinical best practice are combined to create a rich environment that stimulates new ideas, learning and thought-leadership.

What does ORI do?

ORI produces high quality research and academic outputs to advance the fields of orthopaedic surgery, related diseases, treatments and devices.  Based on this research, we are working to improve patient outcomes within the local region by engaging with clinicians, patients and the public, and involving them in our research, education and professional practice activities. On a national scale, ORI works to influence changes to policy, standards, treatment guidelines and patient expectations through the dissemination of our research.

A particular area of expertise for ORI is osteoarthritis – a condition which clinicians in Dorset are frequently faced with, owing to the high numbers of older people living in the region.  By producing high quality research and teaching in this area, ORI has the potential to make a real impact on local and national practice. To find out more about the work of ORI or to enquire about potential collaborations contact Professor Rob Middleton or Associate Professor Tom Wainwright.

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