The Fortius Education and Research Foundation (FREF) operates in England and Wales through sponsoring and supporting research and by making grants to other individuals and organisations to carry out research. It also funds some Fellowships at Fortius Clinic which allow young surgeons, often from overseas, to carry out research and to observe and learn from the Fortius Clinicians in order to gain specialist experience and knowledge.
There are no restrictions on the type of research we support, other than being related to musculoskeletal conditions and treatments. It could include, laboratory -based studies, biomechanical investigations, the development and trials of different surgical techniques or evaluating different types of rehabilitation. Which projects to support are decided by the Trustees of the Foundation.