About Us

The NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit was originally [...]

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Facilities and Infrastructure

Leeds BRC is based at Chapel Allerton Hospital where the majority [...]

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Our Research

Leeds BRC has a broad portfolio of translational research in musculoskeletal [...]

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Information for Patients

Here you can find links to organisations and information to give [...]

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Ongoing Studies

Typically the BRC will be involved in approximately 50 actively [...]

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Related Research

Emerging research includes muscle pathologies, cardiovascular comorbidity, [...]

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About the PPI Group

The Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group was established in [...]

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Resources for Researchers

Support and Development MSc in Health Research Applied Health Cooperative Leeds [...]

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Recent News

 July 22, 2019

Periodontal disease increase in patients at risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Research from the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine and the School of Dentistry at the University of Leeds has found increased prevalence of Periodontal Disease and Periodontopathic Bacteria in patients who have the Anti–Cyclic [...]

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 July 5, 2019

Oral steroids put patients with inflammatory disease at high risk of infection

In a large study of almost 40 000 adult patients with polymyalgia rheumatica or giant cell arteritis in England, researchers found higher absolute risks of infection when patients were taking oral steroids than when they were not taking them. The full [...]

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Recommended Publications

 January, 01 2019


PEEK-OPTIMA™ is being considered as an alternative bearing material to cobalt chrome in the femoral component of total knee replacement to provide a metal-free implant. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of lubricant temperature [...]

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 November, 01 2018

Representing the Effect of Variation in Soft Tissue Constraints...

As life expectancy and activity levels of patients increase so does the demand on total knee replacements (TKRs). Abnormal mechanics and wear of TKRs can lead to implant loosening and early failure. Polyethylene inserts of varying design and conformity [...]

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