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Arthritis Research UK Biomechanics and Bioengineering Centre

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This centre is based at the University of Cardiff and brings together experts in engineering, biomedical science, orthopaedics, rheumatology and physiotherapy to apply engineering solutions and basic science to the many problems caused by arthritis.

Research at this centre is focussed on investigating whether altering joint biomechanics can reduce excessive stresses on the joint, preventing or reversing the development of arthritis.

The centre also hopes to identify indicators of rapid onset of arthritis following injury, develop interventions to prevent disease development and progression, and develop tools to predict treatment outcomes, allowing the right treatment to be given to the right patient.

The outcomes of this research will inform and direct diagnosis and rehabilitation and identify new therapies for the treatment of osteoarthritis and back pain.

Treatment at an earlier stage should reduce the damage to joints affected by arthritis and benefit patients with joint injuries by developing new methods to prevent repeat injuries and aid recovery.

This centre was originally awarded in 2009 and renewed for a second term of five years in 2015.

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