MSK conditions resulting from trauma (e.g. injuries) or a disease (e.g. arthritis) effects the quality of life (e.g. pain, mobility restrictions, disability, depression, and fatigue) of over 1.7 billion people worldwide.
MSK conditions have the highest total direct costs to the healthcare system and have substantial indirect cost for patients, families, and society.
Western invested in the Bone and Joint Institute (BJI) - mobilizing over 260 members with diverse perspectives, skills and infrastructure - to maximize and accelerate research impact.
With a special focus on arthritis, trauma and spine research, BJI is mobilizing key members to champion flagship projects that will accelerate research and increase potential for impact. Members bring different perspectives to the table including:
For more detail on research topics and areas click here.