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Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research (COTR)

The Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research located in Adelaide  conducts world-class research to improve outcomes for people with musculoskeletal conditions.

The multidisciplinary research centre, with campuses at Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the Women's and Children's Hospital, Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre and Lyell McEwin Hospital, conducts basic and clinical research into osteoporosis, fractures, arthritic joint disease and joint replacement, spine pathology and bone cancer. The key research areas for the COTR include:

  • investigating the cell, molecular and genetic basis of bone pathologies;
  • novel applications of orthopaedic imaging;
  • development of improved trauma management;
  •  seeking improvements in fracture management in osteoporotic individuals; and
  •  seeking improvements in joint replacement, reconstruction spinal pathology, surgery and rehabilitation.

COTR's work has attracted continuous funding from NHMRC and other bodies such as the Australian Research Council, Australian Osteopathic Association and the cancer funding bodies. COTR also works closely with industry to ensure the translation of findings into clinical practice.

Address Royal Adelaide Hospital, Dept Orthopaedics & Trauma, 5G581
Adelaide WA 5005
Tel +61 8 7074 1997
Website www.adelaide.edu.au/ortho-trauma/