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Research for Clinicians
The basic concept of our unit is to promote our clinicians, students and investigators to follow intriguing and unanswered research questions they have. We also want to make these answers available to our community to be able to improve their health care and change their lives.

Our mission
To develop future leaders who will have a positive impact in the Orthopaedic world.

Our focus
Trauma care and help to prevent trauma
Management of patients with TB, HIV and other infections
Care for elderly patients, women and children
Education in Orthopaedic Surgery
Innovations improving the care for our patients

Our Setup
Our research facilities are both embedded within the hospital and integrated with Child Health, Infectious Disease, NHLS, and Biomechanics research institutes of UCT. The resulting platform enables experimental musculoskeletal research, translational research, clinical trials and healthcare delivery to be undertaken in close proximity. The partnership is underpinned by one of the most productive academic research environments in Africa. Clinical medicine research activity has more than doubled over the last five years at the Orthopaedic Department. Basic science is further supported by internationally leading departmental programmes, such as Microbiology, Pathology, Genetics, and Biomedical Engineering. This creates an ideal setting for the dynamic inter-thematic research and encouraging a network within which to conduct musculoskeletal research.

International Collaborators

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Prof Lalloo

OA foundation

Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health (University fo Oxford)

Institute for Global Orthopaedics and Traumatology - IGOT (University of California San Francisco) 

Harvard Medical Education Program