Mr Alister J Hart | Action Medical Research

Mr Alister J Hart

Action Medical Research Chair of Orthopaedics

University College London and the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London

Alister Hart holds the Action Medical Research Chair of Orthopaedics at UCL and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, London.

“The aim of my research is to improve the lives of people who are suffering from arthritis in their hips or knees, particularly through the best surgical techniques, the best implants and best patient rehabilitation techniques. Frequently, this involves using state-of-the-art imaging,” says Professor Hart.

“People with hip and knee problems face daily challenges. Treatment can involve major operations to replace damaged joints with an artificial implant. After surgery, people need their implant to last their lifetime and allow them to undertake all of life’s activities and sports. If implants mal-function, people often say it’s difficult to get a diagnosis and find someone who understands their problems.”

“The funding from Action Medical Research has enabled us to improve the diagnosis of implant mal-function, identify which implant is best suited to individual patients, and recommend methods to surgeons and designs to engineers that make surgery more successful and implants last longer.”

Previous holders

Professor D Marsh 2005 – 2012
Professor G Bentley 1982 – 2004


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