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.

Collaborative laboratory facility

ANU

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

TORUís mission is to conduct excellent research which meaningfully impacts on the clinical practice of orthopaedics and the well-being of patients.

This includes the development of novel surgical modalities and therapeutic concepts by conducting translational medicine that bridges basic science and clinical practice. We aim to create a rich research environment by promoting active, multidisciplinary cooperation among orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, physiotherapists, engineers, pathologists, biologists, mathematicians and physicists. Fundamental to our research endeavour is the provision of an educational hub for students, orthopaedic registrars and researchers.

TORU Newsletter

  • November 2014 Volume 7
Download: 2014 Newsletter (PDF File - 3382k)
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Contact us

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

PO Box 11
Woden, ACT, 2606
AUSTRALIA

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