Injury Burden and Outcomes Program

Program Leader


The aim of the Injury Burden and Outcomes Program is to facilitate and conduct research focused on quantifying the burden of orthopaedic trauma, and validating and improving methods for measuring burden and outcomes. We encourage and facilitate investigator driven research relating to measuring and quantifying the burden of orthopaedic trauma.

Current projects include:

  • Tracking physical activity and sedentary behavior following serious orthopaedic injury 
  • Examination of the role of compensation systems in pain after injury
  • The role of fault attributions in transport injury outcomes 
  • Modelling the population impact of injury 
  • Zimmer Study: Incidence and costs of non union, delayed and malunion 2 years following tibia, femur and proximal humerus fractures
  • Mental health outcomes of orthopaedic trauma patients
  • Validation of ICD-10-AM comorbidity coding in orthopaedic trauma
  • Impact of regionalised trauma care on access to services and patient outcomes following road trauma 
  • Validating measures of pain outcomes in orthopaedic trauma