The Centre undertakes world-class research to improve outcomes for people with musculoskeletal conditions, with a multi-disciplinary, multi-campus approach that encompasses clinical management, basic and clinical research and education.

The Centre’s world-class work encompasses all aspects of orthopaedic research, including clinical management, basic science, bioengineering, pathology and epidemiology.

COTR’s multidisciplinary, multi-campus approach builds on a history of excellence in bone and joint research at the University, and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading academic centres in orthopaedics.Our research is undertaken across various campuses of the Adelaide Central Health Network, including the Royal Adelaide Hospital, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, the Women's and Children's Hospital, the Lyell McEwin Hospital and Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre, as well as at affiliated private institutions.

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New paper by Thomas Grace - a semiautomated method to measure osteolytic lesion volume and bone mineral density

A paper describing a new semiautomated method to measure osteolytic lesion volume and bone mineral density within regions of interest of the acetabulum using CT segmentation



Professor Lucian Bogdan Solomon | Finalist | Excellence in Service Delivery

Congratulations to Professor Bogdan Solomon for being a Finalist in the Premier's Excellence Awards 2021



Relationships between BMD in knee and joint loading in healthy people

This new publication found significant relationships between bone mineral density in the knee and joint loading in healthy people. This was a result  of Andrew Waters' honor project in 2020.