University Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery - UDOTS

A world-leading research, education, and clinical facility.

About us

The University Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery (UDOTS) is a world-renowned orthopaedic and rehabilitation Centre that prides itself in teaching and supervising students from across the world on various programmes. We are based in a purpose-built unit, with a unique blend of surgeons, bioengineers, and allied healthcare professionals.

We have a long tradition of research in the field of mechanisms of disease, treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, biomechanics, biomedical engineering, gait and motion analysis, and sports and rehabilitation. Our Gait and Motion Analysis labs are state-of-the-art and we have close links with the NHS Orthopaedic Department and Tayside Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Centre (TORT) at Ninewells Hospital.

The current Director of UDOTS is Professor Arpit Jariwala, a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at NHS Tayside.


The courses we offer are written and taught by experts in their fields. Topics include: orthopaedic surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, motion, and gait analysis.

An overview of our research areas and publications.

Clinical audit

Information about our partnership with NHS Tayside to manage major long-term outcome studies.

Clinical audit
Research facilities

Information about the Motion and Gait Analysis Labs that we use.


General Enquiries
01382 383500 

MChOrth Enquiries

Sports Enquiries

Clinical Audit Services
01382 383512

Research Volunteers
01382 383513