Bournemouth University

Revolutionising the treatment of hip arthritis

Bournemouth University’s Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI) has improved the quality of healthcare in Dorset and beyond.

Set up in October 2015, the institute works across the university and with hospitals, industry partners and academics to conduct research that directly impacts on patients.

Specialising in osteoarthritis, it is currently conducting a trial comparing standard NHS physiotherapy therapy for hip arthritis to an innovative, eight-week community-based exercise and educational programme, focused on using cycling to reduce hip pain.

The outcomes of this trial are set to influence the treatment of hip arthritis around the world.

The institute is also set to carry out one of the first studies in the world to evaluate the outcomes of  robotic hip surgery using the facilities at its world-class centre.