Centre for Rehabilitation Research in Oxford
We carry out important applied research aiming to improve the lives of patients through musculoskeletal rehabilitation. Part of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences (NDORMS) at the University of Oxford, we work with and receive funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care (CLAHRC) Oxford and the Oxford Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit.
Founded in 2012
Varied portfolio of expertise
International impact on healthcare
Close Contact Casting vs Surgery for Initial Treatment of Unstable Ankle Fractures in Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Willett K. et al, (2016), JAMA, 316, 1455 - 1463
The mediating effect of changes in hand impairments on hand function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: exploring the mechanisms of an effective exercise programme
Hall AM. et al, (2016), Arthritis Care and Research
The Ankle Injury Management (AIM) trial: a pragmatic, multicentre, equivalence randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation comparing close contact casting with open surgical reduction and internal fixation in the treatment of unstable ankle fractures in patients aged over 60 years.
Keene DJ. et al, (2016), Health Technol Assess, 20, 1 - 158
A randomized controlled trial on rehabilitation through caregiver-delivered nurse-organized service programs for disabled stroke patients in rural china (the RECOVER trial): design and rationale.
Yan LL. et al, (2016), Int J Stroke, 11, 823 - 830
The effectiveness of tai chi for chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis
Copsey B. et al, (2016), Physical Therapy
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The Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences aims to discover the causes of musculoskeletal and inflammatory conditions to deliver excellent, innovative care that improves people’s quality of life.