The Orthopaedic Institute has funded several new research projects during 2016 – 2017.  The Research Panel meet on a quarterly basis to evaluate projects based on time, available resources and costings. 

Examples of departments/projects considered for funding over the last year include:

Department for Rheumatology and metabolic medicine

  • Rheumatology research
  • Metabolic medicine and bone

Mobility Group

  • The Wolfson Centre for Inherited Neuromuscular Disease (CIND)
  • The Orthotic Research and Locomotor Assessment Unit (ORLAU)

Joint Surgery and Cell Therapies

  • Cartilage Research Group & Research Projects
  • The Ascot Trial

 Biomechanics and Orthopaedic Interventions

  • Biomechanics Laboratory
  • Fused Ankle Shoe Study (FAST)
  • Talipes Study
  • TEPIS Study
  • Greater Trochanteric GTPS Study
  • FSHD Study
  • KARMA Study
  • Toe Fusion - Optimal Positioning of Memory Staples to Maximise Stability 
  • Arm Cycling in Facioscapulohumeral Dystrophy (FSHD) Study

Spinal Studies

  • Research Group
  • Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries Research

The Orthopaedic Institute has continued to support consultants, registrars, nurses, physiotherapists and academic staff with fellowships to further their research in the UK and abroad, it has also supported visitors bringing their expertise to our research departments.

For further information on submitting a request for financial support please contact the Institute Administrator:


Tel                01691 404391