Find a Musculoskeletal Study in your area

To find out more about current musculoskeletal studies you can view a list of studies on the NIHR Clinical Research Network Portfolio Database 

Working with the Life Sciences

The NIHR Clinical Research Network Musculoskeletal has been enormously successful in integrating clinical research into NHS clinical service provision, and both developing and delivering a large practice changing portfolio of clinical trials.

Our Studies

Musculoskeletal leg

We support a wide range of research studies into musculoskeletal diseases, disorders, surgery and therapies which include studies in: 

  • Inflammatory joint diseases – for example: rheumatoid arthritis
  • Non-inflammatory joint diseases – for example: osteoarthritis
  • Non-inflammatory connective tissue disease
  • Bone diseases including osteoporosis, vitamin D related bone disease and Paget’s disease
  • Musculoskeletal pain disorders including back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain and chronic widespread pain
  • Elective orthopaedic surgery
  • Other therapies such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, patient education and psychological

Find out how the NIHR CRN has supported companies to set-up and deliver studies here.

Learn how the CRN was integral to developing a long-term treatment for juvenile idiopathic arthritis

You can find out more about Musculoskeletal studies in your area through the UK Clinical Trials Gateway.