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The Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research (COTR) is an internationally renowned centre of excellence in orthopaedic research with activities encompassing adult and paediatric musculoskeletal disease and injury.

Research is undertaken in the fields of clinical and experimental orthopaedic surgery, joint replacement surgery, upper and lower limb trauma, spinal injuries, metabolic bone disease, congenital and developmental musculoskeletal deformities, rehabilitation medicine, studies of bone structure, cell and molecular biology of bone, and bone cancer.

Undertaking a higher degree with the COTR will provide an opportunity to interact with clinicians, engineers, biologists, and epidemiologists and use state of the art facilities and technologies. You will work with multidisciplinary research teams that aim to improve the treatment and outcomes of persons with musculoskeletal conditions through a better understanding of the biology of bone and bone lineage tissues, proposing innovations in technology, surgery and rehabilitation models and investigating the evidence for these through comprehensive clinical research programs.

Further information about postgraduate research degrees are available at the University's Graduate Centre website.


For details on specific research programs and locations, and who to contact in each area, please see the Research section of this website.


Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research

Level 4
Bice Building
Royal Adelaide Hospital


T: +61 8 8222 5661
F: +61 8 8232 3065


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