Trauma and Orthopaedic Research

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The Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit (TORU) has capacity to undertake clinical and laboratory studies in the field of musculoskeletal disease.

This includes clinical aspects of arthroplasty, trauma and fractures, medical imaging and joint kinematics. Specific targeted studies are welcomed and supported.

Collaborative laboratory facility


TORU has established a collaborative laboratory facility with laboratories at Canberra Hospital and at the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the ANU.

Dr Rachel Li is the director of the laboratory research program. Through this collaborative laboratory TORU has an extensive capacity to investigate over a wide field.

Mission statement

To provide research and educational environments for students, orthopaedic registrars and researchers via promoting active, multidisciplinary cooperation among orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, engineers, pathologists, biologists, mathematicians and physicists.

To develop novel surgical modalities and therapeutic concepts by conducting translational medicine that bridge basic science and clinical practice.

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Contact us

Trauma & Orthopaedic Research Unit
Building 6, Level 1
The Canberra Hospital

PO Box 11
Woden, ACT, 2606

Tel: +61 (0)2 6244 3858
Fax: +61 (0)2 6205 2157