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Musculoskeletal

New research challenges our understanding of tendon suitability for knee reconstructions.

With an increasing number of people suffering anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, researchers at the Kolling Institute say a broader range of tendon grafts could be successfully adopted by surgeons undertaking knee reconstructions. The research, which is the second-largest human tendon study ever published, is prompting calls for tissue banks to review current age restrictions and.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Research expertise on show.

The diverse range of exciting research underway across the Northern Health Precinct was profiled during a recent showcase, highlighting the impact of research throughout Northern Sydney Local Health District. The event directed the spotlight to a range of disciplines driving research including nursing, midwifery, and pharmacy, as well as allied health and public health. Precinct Academic.....
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Category: Presentations, Research Excellence

World Arthritis Day directs focus to the latest research and clinical trial opportunities .

Arthritis is the third most prevalent long-term health condition in Australia affecting more than 12 per cent of Australians. There is no cure for arthritis, with treatment options largely focused on alleviating pain, including pain relief medication, arthroscopy or joint replacement. Australia is at the forefront of clinical research and trials, which is helping the community better man.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Kolling researcher recognised with prestigious international award.

We would like to congratulate Professor Chris Little who has received a highly coveted award for his outstanding commitment to orthopaedic research. Professor Little has been elected a Fellow of International Orthopaedic Research at a key international conference in Edinburgh Scotland. The award is only presented every three years, with around 20 people across the globe receiving the acc.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Presentations, Research Excellence

New robot driving innovation in joint surgery .

A $400,000 robot which may hold the key to significant improvements in hip and knee replacements is now operational at the Kolling Institute. Known as KOBRA or the Kolling Orthopaedic Biomechanics Robotic Arm, the new technology delivers an advanced testing facility, while greatly increasing research capabilities. It is the largest of its kind in Australia and one of just two SimVitro ro.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence, World-leading technology

Kolling researchers present at international congress.

Kolling Institute researchers have helped map out exciting future developments for the rehabilitation of hip and knee replacement patients. A team of researchers from Sydney Musculoskeletal Health – a partnership between the University of Sydney, Sydney Local Health District and Northern Sydney Local Health District - recently attended the International Society for Technology in Arthropl.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Presentations, Research Excellence

New Academic Director shares vision for research success.

Ambitious leadership, functional wellbeing and a passion for collaboration An international healthcare destination celebrated for its collaborative spirits and dedication to human health and wellbeing. This is Professor Jim Elliott’s vision for how the collaboration between the Kolling Institute, the Faculty of Medicine and Health and the Northern Sydney Local Health District will evolve.....
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Category: Research Excellence

Researchers investigate if stem cells can reverse osteoarthritis damage .

Our researchers are seeking participants for a large-scale clinical trial pioneering the use of stem cells to treat and potentially cure osteoarthritis. The disease is now one of the leading causes of disability in the world, affecting around three million people in Australia alone. Royal North Shore Hospital rheumatologist Professor David Hunter is leading the two-year trial which is re.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, New Treatment

Researchers seeking closer ties with industry .

Researchers at the Kolling Institute are increasingly forging partnerships with industry, with the collaborative efforts accelerating improvements in patient care. One team which has particularly benefitted from a strong relationship with industry partners is the diverse group from the Murray Maxwell Biomechanics Laboratory. Director, Associate Professor Liz Clarke is encouraging others .....
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Category: Funding support, Research Excellence

Championing precision medicine for children living with arthritis.

The largest study in Australia into the treatment of juvenile arthritis may pave the way for a unique approach to care for those with the disabling condition and dramatically improve outcomes. The Medical Research Future Fund will invest $2.5 million in the A3BC for Kids project which will involve researchers from the Kolling Institute and the University of Sydney in collaboration with t.....
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Category: Funding support, Musculoskeletal Research