ORUK joins the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA)

Orthopaedic Research UK (ORUK) has announced it has joined the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance (ARMA), the collective voice for charities and other patient organisations working in the musculoskeletal (MSK) arena.

ORUK funds breakthrough research and education programmes in bone, joint and muscle wellbeing to reduce the burden of poor musculoskeletal health on individuals, workplaces and our health system.  The charity was established in 1989 by the orthopaedic surgeon Ronald Furlong FRCS and has become one of the most significant funders of musculoskeletal research, education and innovation in the UK, working alongside many of UK’s leading MSK professionals and institutions.

Dr Arash Angadji, CEO of Orthopaedic Research UK, said:

‘We recognise the importance of mobilising and empowering the wider MSK community to work together, share knowledge and create meaningful impact for society. Musculoskeletal health does not always receive the attention or investment it merits.  By joining ARMA we can become an even stronger voice for the millions of people in the UK suffering with poor musculoskeletal health.’

Chief Executive of ARMA, Sue Brown, said,

‘I am delighted that ORUK have decided to join ARMA and add their voice to our calls for better support for the millions of people with musculoskeletal conditions. ARMA is all about collaboration and we look forward to ensuring that the valuable research they fund can inform the improvement of MSK services.’