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"An understanding that dedicated scientific and clinical research is at the forefront of all medical discoveries"

The knee joint is one of the most complex in the human body. It experiences loads ranging from repetitive and regular, to sudden and extreme, making it highly prone to injury. The complexity of the joint lends directly to the complexity in effectively treating associated disorders. Although many quality treatments are currently in use for common knee disorders such as osteoarthritis and ligament injuries, these are far from optimal. Furthermore, the variety of treatments available and lack of controlled studies to compare their effectiveness relative to each other, results in the choice of treatment being based on a surgeon’s choice and experience rather than strong scientific evidence of superiority.

Despite the powerful claims made by some large manufacturers of orthopaedic devices, a gold standard of treatment for above-mentioned knee disorders remains unclear. It is only through independent, controlled scientific and clinical research that better understanding of a given pathology and its associated treatment can be achieved. This, exactly, is what SORI is all about - independent and controlled research which extends our knowledge of common knee disorders and treatments, and aims to benefit the community at large.

We hope our website provides you with some insight into SORI, our people and projects. We would welcome your questions, comments or feedback.

Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute (SORI)

Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute (SORI) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the study and research of orthopaedic disorders, in particular those associated with the knee joint.

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