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Kuopio Musculoskeletal Research Unit (KMRU)

Research group
01.05.2003 -
Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences


Kuopio Musculoskeletal Research Unit (KMRU) headed by Prof. Heikki Kröger, is a multidisciplinary research organization located at the Kuopio campus. In our interdisciplinary study group work specialists from several departments (orthopedics, gynaecology, internal medicine) and our study nurses have long-term experience in performing large clinical trials.

Our research interests include pathophysiology, genetics, epidemiology, exercise physiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis (and related fractures) and osteoarthritis. KMRU is closely linked with Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology and Hand Surgery, Kuopio University Hospital. The core of the KMRU is the globally recognized Kuopio OSTPRE Study.

We also offer national and international bone and cartilage research services covering the whole chain from basic research to clinical trials.