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HFRC Centre of Excellence for Musculoskeletal Research


HFRC is committed to improving healthcare in the community through innovation and research. We collaborate with academic institutions, hospitals, allied health and medical professionals, and the wider orthopaedic community on research that seeks to optimise treatment and rehabilitation pathways for patients.

HFRC Centre of Excellence assessment

Current Research by HFRC staff:


Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)

  • Efficacy of rehabilitation delivered via telehealth compared to usual care.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR)

  • Accelerated rehabilitation after ACLR.

  • ACLR with dual or single hamstrings grafts (DOSTAR Study).

  • Patient outcomes after ACLR undertaken with a hamstrings or quadriceps tendon graft.

  • Functional recovery and return to sport after ACLR. 


Knee (General)

  • Different methods of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction in paediatric patients.

  • Meniscal repair in  paediatric patients.


Hip and Pelvis

  • Patient outcome after intra-articular injection, exercise rehabilitation and/or arthroscopic surgery in patients with non-arthritic hip pain.

  • Accelerated rehabilitation after surgical repair of proximal hamstring ruptures (PHARRLAP Study).



  • Surgical repair versus scaffold augmentation in patients with rotator cuff tears.

  • Pain management pathways after rotator cuff repair.

  • Patient outcome and return to sport after shoulder stabilisation surgery.

Over the past 20 years, HFRC has been involved in over 100 peer reviewed publications.

Download a summary of our recently published research below. To find out more about any of this research, or how it can assist you and your condition, please contact us for more information.

Published Research Summaries:

Which hop tests can best identify functional limb asymmetry after ACL reconstruction?

Exercise improves outcomes for hip replacement (THA) patients.

Hip Abductor Tendon (HAT) repair is a successful surgical procedure for patients with gluteal tendon tears.

Patient outcome following an intra-articular injection and adjunctive rehabilitation program for symptomatic non-arthritic hip pain.

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