Project Details


LOAD (Lund Osteoarthritis Division) is a multi-disciplinary network of highly merited osteoarthritis researchers at Lund University. The LOAD members cover expertise in clinical orthopedics, epidemiology, extracellular matrix biology and proteomics, physical therapy, biomechanical engineering and imaging. The network frequently collaborates with prominent international researchers within the osteoarthritis field.

The above-mentioned competencies, together with our access to non-invasive and highly sensitive methods of cartilage analysis as well as clinical expertise and patient cohorts, provides LOAD with unique opportunities to answer questions at the molecular as well as at the clinical level in the field of osteoarthritis. The overall goal of the network is to develop better means to diagnose, prevent and treat osteoarthritis and thus provide better quality of life for patients living with the disease.
Short titleLOAD
Effective start/end date2010/11/04 → …

UKÄ subject classification

  • Orthopedics
  • Medical Image Processing
  • Materials Engineering
  • Physiotherapy
  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Biomedical Laboratory Science/Technology
  • Medical Biotechnology

Free keywords

  • LOAD
  • Osteoarthritis