Bournemouth University

Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI)

We are driven by the needs of our patients, clinical colleagues and wider society to produce high quality academic outputs, which lead to better patient care across the fields of orthopaedic surgery and related diseases.

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It ran from 9:30 AM, 2 January 2018 to 9:30 AM, 2 January 2018

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Amount raised

£500

Donations

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    Helping

Location

  • We will be working closely with local hospitals and practitioners to ensure that our research is tackling the issues they face on a daily basis.

    — Assoc. Prof. Tom Wainwright

  • There is huge potential for our research to make a real difference to clinical practice and patients in the UK.

    — Prof. Rob Middleton

  • There is huge potential for our research to make a real difference to clinical practice and patients in the UK.

    — Prof. Rob Middleton

  • We will be working closely with local hospitals and practitioners to ensure that our research is tackling the issues they face on a daily basis.

    — Assoc. Prof. Tom Wainwright

Situation

The UK’s population is getting older and as life expectancy increases, there is a corresponding rise in the need for orthopaedic intervention. Surgery is not risk free and there is still a high death rate from injuries such as a broken hip. By reducing falls in the elderly, and by optimising care and recovery for those who do fall and require surgery, we can help to save lives and greatly improve quality of life.

Solution

ORI will run a series of research projects with NHS hospitals and industry partners to improve patient care. This research will translate directly into improved training for surgeons; improved surgical and rehabilitation techniques; and the introduction of the latest technologies and medical devices for orthopaedic patients. These measures will drastically improve care for patients, by speeding up recovery, preventing complications, and reducing surgery induced morbidity and mortality.