Arthritis affects more than 3.9 million adults and children in Australia.
The chronic pain experienced by people with arthritis has a huge impact on their everyday lives. The need for intervention to relieve people of this chronic and debilitating pain is a constant focus for researchers.
Developing artificial intelligence technologies to analyse X-rays and MRI to detect juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA)-related changes such as joint damage.
Bringing VR technology into physiotherapy clinics across Australia through ready-to-use, clinician/patient-friendly devices to improve osteoarthritis pain.
Developing a system for ‘living evidence’ in musculoskeletal health, so that new information about treatments for arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases is easy for doctors to access as soon as it becomes available.
When children with rheumatic disease (such as arthritis, lupus and dermatomyositis) reach adulthood, they transition from paediatric to adult healthcare. This can be challenging and individualised support is required.
Establishing a musculoskeletal biobank and rheumatology database to better understand risk factors in rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and vasculitis.
Investigating whether leaky gut syndrome affects the immune response in rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Helping the Rheumatology Unit at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital find new treatments for painful knee and hand osteoarthritis through trial of new drugs.
Trialling the use of rocker sole footwear in treating painful midfoot osteoarthritis.