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Making A Historic Difference

Our Purpose

The Concordia Arthroplasty Research team is dedicated to advancing patient experiences and access to research. We are located on the Concordia Hospital Campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Our campus includes clinical arthroplasty (joint replacement) clinical care and a clinic were these patients are seen. We work in two state-of-the-art labs, including a high-tech simulation centre and testing centre.

Throughout a person’s life, they face many health challenges. The advancement of medicine through research directly results in breakthroughs to solve these health challenges. Each year, more Manitobans are affected by joint diseases who are still working, raising a family and playing an active role.

Orthopaedic research at the Concordia Campus aims to continue pushing the boundaries of how medicine improves the lives of people suffering from joint pain, and who experience poor joint function, and limited mobility.

Our research helps us meet our patients’ growing needs while invigorating the community, growing Manitoba’s economy, and advancing orthopaedic care globally. The need for arthroplasty research will persist beyond where we are now.

New technologies, procedures, devices, care delivery methods, and external pressures will continually come up as joint replacement volumes continue to grow and patients continue to live longer and more active lives. We expect to meet new challenges and address them with science, by developing data and evidence to inform our best practices and implement those into care at Concordia.

In the next 3-5 years, we will focus on achieving additional grant funding and industry support to sustain the continuation of Concordia’s research program in partnership with the Concordia Foundation.

Our Focus

  • Continuous Improvement
  • Immersive training
  • Experiential Learning
  • Better Outcomes
  • Applied Research
  • Scholarship Fund for Health Care Professionals


  • Provide and develop the best care possible
  • Continually push boundaries of how medicine improves the lives of people.
  • Meet the growing needs of our patients while invigorating the community.
  • Growing Manitoba’s economy while advancing orthopaedic care on a global scale.
  • Research that directly impacts those suffering from arthritis and other musculoskeletal diseases.

Focus 2023-2025

Completed and Future Goals


  1. Appointment of Dr. Christiaan Righolt as Director of Clinical Research, after a year-long national search to fill this pivotal position. Funding for this position was acquired for five years by a private grant.
  2. Continue to increase our research committee membership to build support and use the considerable expertise available to us from professionals, experts and supporters.
  3. Forge stronger connections with Manitoba’s universities and engage new talent in research as part of their education.
  4. Accelerate the dissemination of research to focus on pushing the boundaries of the program.
  5. Maintain the financial viability of the Chair with a view to establishing an endowment and continue to pursue financial support through private donations, grants and funding opportunities in partnership with the Concordia Foundation.
  6. Form a Centre of Excellence for Arthroplasty. With a $2 Million endowment, we anticipate establishing a “Centre of Excellence for Arthroplasty” in 2024.