The Total Joint Arthroplasty (TJA) group undertakes clinical and health services research to improve the care and outcomes of patients with arthritis including those who have had total joint arthroplasty (replacement). TJA is a surgical procedure removing and replacing a damaged joint with a device called a prosthesis.
How do we improve patient care and outcomes?
- Identifying factors that affect recovery from surgery
- Evaluating new interventions, both surgical and non-surgical
- Examining different models of patient care to improve patient access and care delivery
- Educating patients/families, clinicians, researchers and decision-makers in our
research planning and evaluation
Primary Areas of Interest
- Total joint arthroplasty rehabilitation and reablement
- Health services delivery across the care continuum including those patients living with arthritis
- Surgical management of total joint arthroplasty