Together we can make a difference.
A supportive community of change
We believe that the wider MSK community can have a significant impact on the lives of millions of people. We can share ideas and expertise, champion and celebrate innovation and speak with a common voice in the interests of those who need our help.
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Please register your details with us so that we can keep you updated with relevant news and information.
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.
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.
Access to potential sources of investment.
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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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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.
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.