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Arthritis & arthroplasty

We are working to understand the differences in access to care for total joint replacement throughout Ontario. We are looking to change the model of care by using alternate care providers better to offer more comprehensive arthritis therapy.

Clinical research activities

  • Developing multidisciplinary clinical practice and pain management guidelines
  • Studying safety, follow up, services and outcomes following total joint replacement
  • Working to understand the best treatments for and to prevent arthritis

Basic sciences research activities

  • Studying the relationships between mechanics and biology in the spine
  • Developing novel tissue-engineered constructs to prevent and treat degenerative disc disease early