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
Study protocol: A multi-centre, double blind, randomised,
placebo-controlled, parallel group, phase II trial (RIDD) to
determine the efficacy of intra-nodular injection of anti-TNF to
control disease progression in early Dupuytren’s disease, with
an embedded dose response study
Nanchahal J. et al, (2017), Wellcome Open Research
Cast versus functional brace in the rehabilitation of patients treated non-operatively for a rupture of the Achilles tendon: protocol for the UK study of tendo achilles rehabilitation (UK STAR) multi-centre randomised trial.
Achten J. et al, (2017), BMJ Open, 7, e019628 - e019628
Prognostic factors for recovery following acute lateral ankle ligament sprain: a systematic review.
Thompson JY. et al, (2017), BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 18, 421 - 421
The treatment of segmental tibial fractures: does patient preference differ from surgeon choice?
Little Z. et al, (2017), Injury, 48, 2306 - 2310
Blinding in trials of interventional procedures is possible and worthwhile
Wartolowska K. et al, (2017), F1000 Research
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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.