Our basic, translational, and clinical research has made a significant impact on the understanding of paediatric bone health and this has directly translated into treatment for children with complex medical illness and orthopaedic conditions.
We research genetic bone diseases, fracture healing and orthopaedic injuries, secondary osteoporosis, avascular necrosis of bone, pharmaceutical therapies, and bone tissue engineering.
Our research is integrated with that of the Institute of Endocrinology & Diabetes and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery under the umbrella of the Centre for Children’s Bone and Musculoskeletal Health.
We aim to improve the bone health of children through a better understanding of bone diseases, bone healing and pharmaceutical therapies.
The opening of our new EPIC laboratory in January 2016, a state-of-the-art facility for development of Engineering Prototypes & Implants for Children, is helping us to further this aim. CCBMH research is supported by NSW Health, AusIndustry, NHMRC, Hyundai Help for Kids Foundation and the Sticks & Stones Foundation.