Our research is focused on a number of key areas related to the treatment and prevention of knee disorders. These areas progress from prevention of knee injuries to total joint replacement. For many people, injuries lead to the onset and progression of osteoarthritis years later. Often these injuries lead to such degeneration that in the long-term a replacement with a prosthetic is necessary. To intervene effectively and restore optimal function of affected knees, it is critical to generate new methods of diagnosis and understand the long-term effects of injuries. Advancing knowledge and techniques to diagnose injury and monitor a person’s recovery provides a foundation to restore the biological knee joint.
In this way, we endeavour to delay and ultimately remove the need for joint replacement. Nevertheless, partial and total replacements using prosthetic devices still remain necessary to treat knees too painful and stiff to function due to osteoarthritis. However, numerous gaps remain in the current body of knowledge about how best to identify patients at risk of poor outcomes and optimise recovery. By underpinning our efforts with objective measures of knee structure and function using the latest technologies, our ultimate aim is to prevent injuries and degeneration of the knee within the wider community.
Find out more about any of our research projects by clicking on the links below.
Knee Realignment Surgery
Total Knee Replacements
Patient Driven Technology