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Researchers reject the use of plasma injections for knee joint osteoarthritis.

In what will be disappointing news for many, a large-scale clinical trial has found platelet-rich plasma injections for those with osteoarthritis knee pain are no better than a placebo. This type of injection has become an increasingly popular form of treatment for knee joint arthritis, despite its prohibitive cost at around $2,000 per injection. Plasma from a patient’s own blood is inje.....
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Category: Research Excellence

Kolling researcher takes out coveted award.

Congratulations to Kolling researcher Dr Jillian Eyles who’s been named one of the inaugural research translation fellows by Sydney Health Partners. Facing tremendous competition from a large group of outstanding researchers, Jillian is one of just five people to have been awarded a fellowship, which means they’ll be able to dedicate a greater amount of their time to research. Sydney Hea.....
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Category: Awards

Game-changing research partnership to ease musculoskeletal burden.

An important new partnership has been formed to dramatically improve care for musculoskeletal conditions by speeding up the translation of research to clinical practice. The Northern Sydney Local Health District has joined with the University of Sydney and Sydney Local Health District to create Sydney Musculoskeletal Health which will link researchers from across the University with clin.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, New Treatment, Research Excellence

Talented, young Kolling researcher takes out prestigious national award.

Despite a tremendously competitive field, the Kolling Institute’s Dylan Ashton has won the 2021 Cooperative Research Australia Early Career Research competition. Dylan is part of the team investigating the effectiveness of kangaroo tendons to treat ACL injuries. He has worked on the project for several years and has welcomed the announcement. “I am extremely thankful for Cooperative Rese.....
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Category: Awards, Research Excellence

Living with Osteoarthritis.

At 16, Tom Buttel suffered a knee injury while playing rugby, and while that incident happened more than 40 years ago, it continues to impact his life today. At 60 Tom has advanced osteoarthritis in his right knee after the debilitating condition took hold in his mid-20s. Tom underwent several surgeries over a 15 year period and has now lived with osteoarthritis for many years. “It has a.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

World Spine Day: Kolling researchers challenging old concepts to improve care.

To mark World Spine Day on October 16, the Back Pain Research team at the Kolling Institute is urging those who experience the condition to adopt the latest advice and keep moving. Spinal pain is extremely common, affecting around 800 million people globally. The condition compromises social, family and work activities, and is the main reason Australians retire involuntarily. The lower b.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, New Treatment, Research Excellence

Kolling teams driving world-leading research into arthritis care  .

A Centre for Research Excellence to improve care for inflammatory arthritis will be based at the Kolling following an exciting announcement by Health Minister Greg Hunt. The minister revealed the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council funding, which will see $2.5 million invested in the centre and its related projects over the next five years. Professor Lyn March wi.....
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Category: Funding support, Research Excellence

Kolling researchers to lead national project for better back pain care.

Researchers from the Kolling Institute will strengthen their expertise in the management of low back pain following a significant funding announcement by the Federal Government. Health minister Greg Hunt revealed the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Investigator Grants, which will see $2.5 million directed to a five-year program of research led by Professor Manuela Fe.....
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Category: Funding support, Musculoskeletal Research

New technology holds the key to better care for whiplash injuries.

New research is set to revolutionise the diagnosis and treatment of whiplash injuries, one of the most common and challenging injuries following a non-catastrophic motor vehicle collision. The longitudinal study, conducted over more than five years, involved researchers from the Kolling Institute along with scientists from Northwestern University, University of Colorado and Stanford Univ.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence, World-leading technology

New fellowship to strengthen commercial research opportunities.

Dr Cindy Shu will have a key role in building commercial capabilities at the Kolling after receiving a fellowship from the REDI (Researcher Exchange and Development within Industry) program. The program provides financial support to Australian and international medical technology and pharmaceutical companies to bring the best talent in-house to work on priority medical research projects......
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence, World-leading technology