About Us

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OrthoGlobe– Global Orthopaedic Outcomes Collaborative
An international Orthopaedic, trauma and rheumatological research collaborative that aims at advancing musculoskeletal practice through international multicentre studies.
The initiative is founded by Professor Mohamed A. Imam and other eminent surgeons globally.

The OrthoGlobe is an international Orthopaedic network, based in London, that aims to advance musculoskeletal practice worldwide through the coordination of multicenter research studies.

Our Mission 

Our mission is to improve global health outcomes by advancing musculoskeletal practice worldwide.

Our Work

We will conduct international, multicenter studies to answer clinically relevant research questions in Orthopaedic, trauma and rheumatological disciplines. The global collaborative model will enable us to (1) compare outcomes across countries, (2) investigate determinants of surgical outcome, (3) assess areas of variability in practice, and (4) highlight needs in developed vs developing countries.

Our Team

Principal Investigator: Professor M. A. ImaM
Steering Committee: Visit the “Our team” Section.





What is new?

  • Global Scope; studies are conducted in multiple countries; any Orthopaedic, trauma and rheumatological center/hospital department around the world can take part as long as they adhere to the protocol and all study data is made available to the collaborative.
  • Clinically relevant research questions that translate to better patient outcomes
  • Collaborative authorship model

Expected outcomes

  1. Several international peer-reviewed journal articles, including a main study article as well as any secondary analyses produced from the main data set.
  2. Formation of an international network of Orthopaedic surgeons and associated trainees to further facilitate future research efforts.

Recommended model for the multicenter collaborative studies

The Framework of the global collaborative

We will use a collaborative publishing model where the manuscripts are published using a single group name as an “author” and the contribution of each collaborator is listed in the collaborator section at the end of the final manuscript. This model does not use a traditional authorship list, but rather lists the group name and a list of what everyone has done. In this way, it reduces authorship conflicts and makes all contributors equal in the final publication.

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