Southampton Musculoskeletal Research Unit
Injuries, disorders and inflammation of the muscles, bones and joints limit movement and quality of life for millions of people. We combine award-winning clinical services with cutting edge research to better prevent and treat these conditions, and to improve rehabilitation after injury.
A European Centre of Excellence
Southampton is designated as a centre of excellence in musculoskeletal care and research by the European League Against Rheumatism, recognising the quality of the collaborative work between our hospital rheumatology department, Musculoskeletal Research Unit and Medical Research Council Lifecourse Epidemiology Unit.
Led by Professor Christopher Edwards and Professor Maria Stokes, our Musculoskeletal Research Unit focuses the work of these teams through four key themes: