Over the years, through different charitable vehicles, the British Orthopaedic Association has granted in excess of £5.7 million to support orthopaedic research. As a charity, it relies on voluntary donations from members of the orthopaedic community and members of the general public alike. Support has been given for basic, clinical and health services research. Grants have ranged from small one-off pump priming grants, to support for major three year projects and beyond. Both departments and individuals have been supported throughout the UK.
The results of the research from many projects have been published in leading medical journals and several projects have led directly to improved treatment methods for patients. The document below outlines the range of work undertaken.