Welcome to BART

Belfast Arthroplasty Research Trust (BART) was formed in 2002 by surgeons from Musgrave Park Hospital and a mechanical engineer from Queen’s University Belfast. The aim of the charity is to provide funding for various research projects in joint replacement for the benefit of patients in Musgrave Park Hospital and further afield. Since the charity has been established it has raised over £2 million for joint replacement research. The main areas of research are: improvement of the patient experience from first contact to discharge, restoration of leg length during hip replacement, patient satisfaction following knee replacements, blood loss, complications during and after joint replacement and general measures of how our patients do following surgery. BART is interested in any type of research which is of potential benefit to patients.

Musgrave Park Hospital is the regional orthopaedic and rehabilitation centre for Northern Ireland. The hospital performs around 2,500 hip and knee replacements each year, although numbers must increase over the coming years to meet the demands of our population. This makes it one of the largest joint replacement units in the UK.

BART has been involved in the completion of 83 peer reviewed publications since it was established, (View Here), 31 within the last 5 years, and over 250 conference presentations. The research that is carried out at Musgrave Park Hospital would not be possible without the contributions from BART.

2019 Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon

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You can run, walk, relay or wheel and if you #TakePart4BART you can help support our world leading research.

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Latest News

Alzheimer’s Research UK conference in Harrogate

Alzheimer’s Research UK conference in Harrogate
25 March 2019
Dr Emma Cunningham presented her research in collaboration with BART. The poster describes differences in very small molecules in blood between people...

Mayo Arthroplasty Conference 2019

Mayo Arthroplasty Conference 2019
25 March 2019
Prof David Beverland was speaking at the 2019 Mayo Arthroplasty Conference about his views on sciatic nerve palsy – one of the potential complications...

Roslyn will #TakePart4BART in the 8-mile Walk event

Roslyn will #TakePart4BART in the 8-mile Walk event
07 March 2019
 I'm taking part in the Belfast Marathon 2019 for BART on Sunday 5th May.Three years ago a close family member had a hip replacement, the improvement...
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Address Details

Outcomes Assessment Unit
Musgrave Park Hospital
Stockman’s Lane

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Tel: 028 9068 3530

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