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Musculoskeletal conditions

The Ottawa Hospital is conducting cutting-edge research to improve our understanding of musculoskeletal conditions and develop better treatments. This page includes selected news stories about our musculoskeletal research, links to researchers working in this area and related resources. Learn more below.

Research News

New scientist profile: Dr. Paul E. Beaulé aims to improve hip surgery
August 18, 2021 - As an orthopedic surgeon specialized in preserving and replacing hips, Dr. Paul Beaulé has seen first-hand how these surgeries can dramatically improve his patients’ quality of life. An overarching motivation for his research is understanding wh
New scientist aims to harness stem cells to repair bone and cartilage
July 4, 2018 - Could stem cells be harnessed to help broken bones heal faster? Could they repair damage due to osteoarthritis and sports injuries? Speed healing in people having joint replacement surgery? These are just some of the questions that Dr. Daniel Coutu w
Stem cell researchers tackle muscle weakness in older people
May 30, 2018 - For most people, muscle loss is a normal part of aging that makes daily tasks harder. Muscle loss called sarcopenia happens more quickly, leading to falls and decreased mobility. One reason for this muscle loss is that stem cells that help repair dam
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Name Scientific appointment Diseases, conditions and populations of interest Research and clinical approaches
Campbell, Mark
Clinician Investigator
(Regenerative Medicine)
Bone and joint degeneration, Musculoskeletal conditions, Stroke Basic research, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation, Translational research
Coutu, Daniel
(Regenerative Medicine)
Aging, Arthritis, Autoimmune disease, Bleeding disorders, Blood cancer, Bone and joint degeneration, Bone and joint injuries, Chronic disease, Musculoskeletal conditions, Osteoporosis 3D printing, Basic research, Bioinformatics, Biomaterials, Cell therapy, Gene expression, Gene therapy, Genetics, Genomics, Imaging, Immunotherapy, Molecular and cellular biology, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Surgery, Systems biology, Transgenic/knockout models, Translational research
Finestone, Hillel
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Chronic pain, Musculoskeletal conditions, Pain, Stroke Rehabilitation
Lemaire, Edward
Affiliate Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Aging, Bone and joint degeneration, Bone and joint injuries, Concussion, Global health, Musculoskeletal conditions, Spinal cord injury, Traumatic brain injury, Traumatic injuries 3D printing, Big data, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Health research methods, Quality Improvement, Rehabilitation, Health technology
Perkins, Theodore
Senior Scientist
(Regenerative Medicine)
Brain and neuromuscular disease, Cancer, Muscular dystrophy, Musculoskeletal conditions, Neuromuscular disease Artificial intelligence and data science, Basic research, Big data, Bioinformatics, Biomarkers, Biostatistics, Epigenetics, Gene expression, Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, Regenerative medicine, Stem cells, Systems biology, Translational research
Poulin, Patricia
C. Psych.
Associate Scientist
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Addiction, Anxiety, Cancer, Chronic pain, Depression, Health equity, Musculoskeletal conditions, Pain Anesthesiology, Behaviour, Biomarkers, Clinical research, Clinical trials, Emergency medicine, Epidemiology, Health professional behaviour change, Health services research, Knowledge translation and implementation research, Palliative care, Patient decision aids, Patient safety, Peri-operative medicine, Pragmatic trials, Psychology, Qualitative methods, Quality Improvement, Systematic reviews
Trudel, Guy
Clinician Investigator
(Clinical Epidemiology)
Bone and joint degeneration, Musculoskeletal conditions Basic research, Biomarkers, Molecular and cellular biology, Regenerative medicine, Rehabilitation