Muscle mass, metabolic quality and physical function in frail older people with non-weight bearing fractures.

“No decline with age is as dramatic or potentially more significant than the decline in lean body mass” (1). In 1989 Rosenberg published this observation and coined the term sarcopenia, a description that has subsequently been extended to incorporate the associated loss of muscle strength and function (2, 3). Muscle loss begins in the fifth …

Communication Co-ordinator at the Nottingham BRC MSK Theme

As part of the School of English Work Placement Scheme, I was given the opportunity to work at the NIHR Nottingham Biomedical Research Centre MSK Theme. The best part was writing MSK articles for the Nottingham BRC website. I wrote on last year’s Musculoskeletal Conference, as well as hearing-loss poetry. It was great seeing my …

The Musculoskeletal Theme Annual Science Day

The Musculoskeletal Theme Annual Science Day took place on the 14th January and brought together students, researchers, clinicians, academics and all those interested in MSK research in Nottingham. The opening session was led by the Phenotyping Research Area which featured a presentation on the Investigating Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing Cohort Study, a 5 year longitudinal …