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Andy Carr

FRCS; FMedSci

Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedics

  • Head of the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedics, Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Sciences

My research aims are to develop and evaluate surgical technologies including joint replacement, arthroscopy, minimally invasive surgery and tissue engineering. My research group investigates cellular and molecular mechanisms of soft tissue ageing and failure and we have developed novel woven and electrospun tissue engineering scaffolds for soft tissue repair which are now entering clinical trials. We also investigate the role of central pain sensitisation in orthopaedic disorders.

With colleagues in Oxford I pioneered the involvement of patients in assessing the outcome of orthopaedic operations and inventing a series of patient reported outcome measures (PROMS). The Oxford Scores are now used worldwide in clinical trials and by national joint replacement registries.  Currently, I am the chief investigator on national multi-centre randomised trials of shoulder surgery (UKUFF and CSAW trials) and early phase experimental trials of growth factors (PARot trial).

I am a fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences, and have received the Robert Jones Gold medal of the British Orthopaedic Association and a Hunterian Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. I also have a long standing interest in the relationship of Art and Literature to medicine and I am a consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary and a Curator of the University of Oxford, Bodleian Libraries.

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