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The orthopaedic surgeon is well supported in the development of surgical practice with key scientific collaborators across areas of biochemistry, genetics, bioengineering and epidemiology. This chapter presents the current trends of orthopaedic research, which may now be considered to span areas of disease prevention, early disease strategies based on tissue repair and late disease treatments based on palliation of symptoms and restoration of function. In addition to these areas, there is active interest in improving treatment delivery and surgical training/assessment. © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010.

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Journal article

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913 - 922