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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

Technology to deliver support to those with back pain during the pandemic.

While the COVID-19 pandemic is interrupting access to some healthcare services, an innovative approach may hold the key to support for those with low back pain. Researchers at the University of Sydney and the Kolling Institute have launched a study to measure the effectiveness of a mobile health program which offers self-management strategies via text messages. Study lead Professor Manue.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, New Treatment

Researchers partner with industry for innovative study into osteoarthritis  .

Regeneus, a clinical-stage regenerative medicine company, has announced an exciting research collaboration with Professor Christopher Little and the Raymond Purves Bone and Joint Research Laboratory at the Kolling Institute. The study will further explore the disease modifying effects of Progenza™ and assess its effect in modulating the inflammatory and immune responses in a pre-cl.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence

Expertise at the Kolling recognised .

Congratulations to Professor David Hunter who’s been announced as a finalist for Research Australia’s annual Health and Medical Research Awards. The prestigious awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals and teams who drive innovative health and medical research. They aim to recognise excellence across the sector, and encourage future generations of researchers. Profess.....
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Category: Awards, Musculoskeletal Research

Research directs spotlight onto the effectiveness of spinal surgery.

New research has found that while the majority of Australian spinal surgeons expect large improvements from common spinal procedures, they say there is only poor quality scientific evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of surgery compared with non-surgical approaches like physiotherapy. A team from the Kolling Institute’s Back Pain Research group and the University of Sydney sur.....
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Category: Musculoskeletal Research, Research Excellence