Kids Research Institute is based at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney and has a vision to become a world leading translational research centre for children. By discovering new insights into how diseases behave and by developing innovative diagnostic methods and treatment, KRI will work collaboratively at all levels – locally, nationally and internationally – to improve children’s health. The institute has received acknowledgment for its world-class research, with a number of resident professors granted prestigious awards and accolades in acknowledgment of professional achievement. Hyundai Help for Kids is proudly supporting the institute’s Bone Injury Project.
A future in which children recover faster from broken bones and without the need for more surgery is being aided by remarkable 3D-printed bone implants.
The Bone Injury Project, established by the Kids Research Institute and located at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney, is currently undertaking ground-breaking research to improve outcomes for children with bone injury and disease. The Bone Injury Project’s revolutionary aim is to reduce the time it takes a child to begin mobilising from a fracture from an average of three to four weeks to just three or four days.
If the bio-absorbable, 3D-printed bone implants being trialled are a success, they will reduce the need for metal rods to be surgically installed in children’s bodies after complex bone injuries, and will remove the need for another anaesthetic and operation for removal of implants.
As a proud Premier Partner of the Bone Injury Research Project, Hyundai Help for Kids will provide financial support to purchase new equipment for the Orthopaedic Implant 3D Design Laboratory at Westmead.