Together we can make a difference.

Our community of professionals

We are academics, clinical researchers and healthcare professionals specialising in musculoskeletal health.

We are MSK trade associations, grant givers, GPs, physiotherapists, nurses and other HCPs involved in diagnosis and treatment.

We are entrepreneurs, engineers and investors who bring new ideas and innovation.

We are the MSK Community.

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What our community has to offer

Opportunity to share knowledge and ideas.

Access to patient groups.

Opportunity to meet multi-disciplinary experts.

Access to educational resources.

Networking opportunities.

Access to potential sources of investment.

Our research funding opportunities

We fund innovative research projects in the UK that expand knowledge, improve patient outcomes and pioneer new forms of orthopaedic treatment. We invite applications to our three annual research grants:

  • The ORUK Early-career Research Fellowships
  • The ORUK Inspiration Fund
  • The Ronald Furlong Fund


We also jointly fund research with our strategic partners.

Get notified about out latest events and online training courses

Our workshops, training courses, lectures, seminars and symposia are designed to improve understanding of diagnosis and treatment of patients and develop the next generation of MSK talent.

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Our next event:

17 spaces remaining
To ST3 and Beyond: Principles and Skills in Orthopaedics | 12 July 2024
Littlewood Hall, Leeds General Infirmary
26 spaces remaining
Orthopaedic Evaluation of X-Rays (Radiographs) Course | 19 July 2024
The Gordon Museum of Pathology
30 spaces remaining
Orthopaedic and trauma course for emergency medicine | 28 — 29 September 2024
Queen’s Hospital, Romford, Essex

What our community has to say

ORUK impressed us with their enthusiasm and shared vision of expanding this programme to involve as many people as possible.  They have been highly supportive.

Professor Mike Hurley

Creator of the ESCAPE-pain programme.

ORUK is playing a big role in the development process and connecting us to sources of funding.

Dr Deepak Kalaskar

Associate Professor of Bioengineering, UCL

ORUK has been very supportive of early career researchers like me.

Dr Jennifer Paxton

Senior Lecturer in Anatomy, University of Edinburgh

ORUK has been instrumental in introducing us to people from very different backgrounds but with shared interests.

Steve Smith

CEO, Novara Therapeutics

Not only is ORUK providing funding to help us get to the next stage in our development, but it has also opened-up multiple links to industry professionals, clinicians and in the future also patient groups.

Dr Agnieszka Janeczek

Co-founder / CEO, Renovos

ORUK is a very progressive organisation, proactive and easy to communicate with. They listen and if I have ideas that fit within their strategy, they’re very happy to take them on. I also like how their focus is always on improving the quality of courses, rather than on commercial considerations.’

Mr Firas Arnaout

Founder of the Orthopaedic Academy

ORUK does great work creating opportunities across the MSK community to exchange ideas and insights and encourage collaboration.

Dr Arash Moavenian

Chief Executive, Embryo Ventures

Our corporate memberships

Becoming a corporate member of ORUK not only helps your company achieve its business and CSR objectives but will also help us provide support for people affected by musculoskeletal (MSK) conditions.

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