Research

Research is how new knowledge is gained and how new treatments are developed which allow us provide patients with the best possible care. Evidence suggests that patients receiving treatment in research-active NHS organisations have better outcomes.

We believe that every ROH patient should be given the chance to participate in clinical research and by doing so contribute to improving the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes for patients with orthopaedic conditions.

Research studies can range from simple questionnaires to laboratory studies using donated surplus tissues or clinical trials of new therapies and medical devices.

We are working closely with world-leading academic and industry partners to ensure that our patients have access to the latest innovations in orthopaedic care. The Trust has a vibrant research portfolio of clinical trials, observational studies and laboratory studies including studies exploring:

  • new approaches to improve physiotherapy rehabilitation,
  • advanced therapies to regenerate diseased bone tissue,
  • new prosthetic devices to restore normal joint function
  • pharmaceutical treatments which aim to reduce the need for invasive surgery and speed up recovery.

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