Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal diseases are identified as the second greatest cause of disability throughout the world and include conditions such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia and arthritis. Researchers are part of cross-functional and collaborative teams to study conditions related to disorders of the bone, muscle and joint for improvement in disease prevention and evidence-based care.

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
@AgeMelbourne Professor Andrea B Maier
Medicine and Radiology
A computer-aided decision system for gait analysis Project Leader Dr Morgan Sangeux Paediatrics
Advanced Limb Reconstruction Head of Department of Surgery,
St. Vincent's Hospital,
Professor Peter Choong

Surgery
An ultrasensitive assay to detect aggrecan degradation products in patient fluids Project Leader Professor Amanda Fosang Paediatrics
Arthritis Research Group Laboratory Head Professor Amanda Fosang
Professor Amanda Fosang
Paediatrics
Biological mechanisms underpinning the social gradient of health Senior Research Fellow Dr Sharon Brennan-Olsen
Western Health
Bone and Mineral Research Group Group Leader Professor John D Wark
Medicine and Radiology
Bone strength in young healthy females, older patients with low-trauma fracture and older healthy adults: peripheral quantitative computed tomography based finite element analysis Group Leader Prof. John D Wark Medicine and Radiology
Cognitive Health Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Community engagement and policy discourse: Musculoskeletal disease Senior Research Fellow Dr Sharon Brennan-Olsen
Western Health
Development of a Minimally Invasive Chronic Neural Interface Group Leaders Dr Nicholas Opie and Dr Thomas Oxley Medicine and Radiology
Evaluating the impact of obesity on knee load over time in those who have undergone optimal surgical re-alignment after total knee replacement Professor Peter Choong Surgery
Healthy Ageing Program Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Medicine and Radiology
Hugh Williamson Gait Laboratory/Orthopaedic Department Research Group Leader Professor Kerr Graham
Professor Kerr Graham
Paediatrics
Identifying novel cartilage proteins with new functions Project Leader Professor Amanda Fosang Paediatrics
Imaging Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
In Vivo Tibiofemoral Biomechanics in Healthy Adults During Functional Activity Dr Hans Gray Surgery
Investigating the neural mechanisms of androgen action in the regulation of the musculoskeletal system. Project Lead Associate Professor Rachel Davey Medicine and Radiology
Is muscle surgery or bone surgery better for young children with cerebral palsy who have hip displacement? The Cerebral Palsy Hip Interventions Project (CP-HIP) Project Leader Dr Kate Willoughby Paediatrics
Lifestyle and Prevention Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Mental Health Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Mice resistant to collagen degradation teach us about skeletal development and arthritis Project Leader Professor Amanda Fosang Paediatrics
Mindfulness, cognitive processes and coping in chronic illness: insights from a study of joint replacement surgery Professor Peter Choong Surgery
Molecular Endocrinology and Musculoskeletal Research Group Group Leader A/Prof Rachel Davey
Medicine and Radiology
Multimedia (MyStay) Intervention for managing patient experience (MIME) following total hip replacement surgery: a cluster randomised trial. Ms Jo McDonall Surgery
Multimorbidity in Ageing Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Musculoskeletal and Bone Health Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Outcomes of Hip Interventions for Children with Cerebral Palsy – An International, Multi-Centre Prospective, Comparative Cohort Study Project Leader Dr Kate Willoughby Paediatrics
Postoperative Quality of Recovery Co-director Colin Royse
Surgery
Quality of Life Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Reproductive Steroids Research Group Group Leader Prof Mathis Grossmann, MD, PhD, FRACP
Medicine and Radiology
Research at Epworth Professor Richard de Steiger
Rheumatology Group Leader Associate Professor Keith Lim
Medicine and Radiology
Single Event Multilevel Surgery in Bilateral Spastic Cerebral Palsy: A Multi-centre, Long-term, Follow-up Study Project Leader Dr Pam Thomason Paediatrics
Social determinants of musculoskeletal disease across the lifecourse Senior Research Fellow Dr Sharon Brennan-Olsen
Western Health
Surgery Research Surgery
Synovial Knee Arthritis Research (SKAR) Professor John Hamilton Surgery
The actions of the male sex hormone, testosterone, to decrease fat mass. Project Lead Associate Professor Rachel Davey Medicine and Radiology
The Arthroplasty and Bariatric Surgery (ABS) Study: a randomised controlled trial of laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding prior to total knee arthroplasty Professor Peter Choong Surgery
The CGA Study: Development of an evidence based Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment Professor Andrea B Maier Medicine and Radiology
The Gait Outcomes Assessment List (GOAL): Validation of a new measure of gait function for children with cerebral palsy Project Leader Dr Pam Thomason Paediatrics
The MARKA Study: Maximum Acceptable Risk of complication in total Knee Arthroplasty Dr Michelle Dowsey Surgery
The role of an aggrecan 32mer fragment in developing osteoarthritis Project Leader Professor Amanda Fosang Paediatrics
The SHAPE Study: Nutritional Needs, Physical Function and Sarcopenia in Geriatric Outpatient Project Lead Professor Andrea B Maier Medicine and Radiology
The Vascular Bionics Laboratory Group Leaders Dr Nicholas Opie and Dr Thomas Oxley
Medicine and Radiology
Understanding the effect of lower limb torsional deformities in typically developing children and adolescents Project Leader Dr Morgan Sangeux Paediatrics
Vascular Health Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Women's Healthy Ageing Project Group Leader Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
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