ORI would like to congratulate Prof Ian Swain, who was recently made a Life Patron of the Spinal Injuries Charity INSPIRE at a function in the House of Lords. Inspire is a charity whose aim is to use technology to improve the quality of life for people with Spinal Injuries. Prof Swain has been involved with charity… Read more » about Congratulation to Prof Ian Swain who has recently been honoured as a Life Patron of the Spinal Injuries Charity INSPIRE
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The Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI) works across the university and with hospitals, industry partners and academia to produce high quality research and educational outputs that have a proven impact for patients, clinicians and society.
Prof Ian Swain was recently invited to participate in an IFESS expert panel on Functional Electrical Stimulation. Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is the application of tiny electrical impulses to restore or enhance function in people with a wide range of neurological or musculoskeletal disabilities. This can include correction of foot drop following a stroke, restoring… Read more » about Prof Ian Swain invited to participate in IFESS expert panel on Functional Electrical Stimulation
In the Bone and Joint Journal this month, Prof Middleton and colleagues from across the UK, have had their paper titled “A multicentre comparative analysis of fixation versus revision surgery for periprosthetic femoral fractures following total hip arthroplasty with a cemented polished taper-slip femoral component” published. ORI Hip fellow, Seb Crosswell has summarised the research and it’s… Read more » about New publication from Prof Middleton looking at revision hip surgery
Last week Professor Rob Middleton and Professor Tom Wainwright were delighted to be invited by Bournemouth University to deliver an online public lecture. The lecture was aimed at patients and members of the public who were interested to learn more about recovery from a hip or knee replacement, and also those with an interest in self-managing… Read more » about ORI delivers online public lecture on ‘Improving recovery from surgery’
In December, Prof Tom Wainwright was invited to give a keynote lecture at the 16th Annual Conference of the Mongolian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. The lecture was on “Enhanced Recovery in Orthopaedics” and showcased the work of ORI along with an update on the current research evidence in the field. Prof Wainwright commented… Read more » about From Bournemouth to Mongolia!
Our Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI) welcomed the Mayor of Bournemouth, Robert Lawton to our research facilities. The Mayor was hosted by Professor Rob Middleton and Professor Tom Wainwright on a tour to meet staff and learn more about the research conducted at ORI. Mayor Lawton was a participant in one of ORI’s research studies, funded… Read more » about ORI leading research to cure hip pain with exercise
Last week, ORI was delighted to welcome third year BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice (ODP) students to ORI’s Virtual Reality Training Lab for a series of workshops. The workshops were a follow-up from last year’s highly successful collaboration between ORI, Debora Almeida and her colleagues from the ODP team. Over a period of 3 days,… Read more » about VR surgical simulation workshops at ORI for BU ODP students
Last month, ORI were delighted to feature in Bournemouth University’s “Research in action” campaign, that aims to showcase research projects that are impacting society. The University’s motto, to learn is to change, runs through all aspects of education, research, professional practice and public engagement, and means that when you join BU, you become part of… Read more » about ORI feature in Bournemouth University’s Research in action campaign
Bournemouth University and the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (now part of University Hospitals Dorset, UHD) have published a study on the clinical outcomes of new materials used in hip replacements. Professor Middleton in Bournemouth and collaborating with hospitals around the UK started a clinical study 10 years ago to see the effects of using two new… Read more » about New study published by Prof Middleton looking at wear rates in total hip arthroplasty
Over the past 2 months, the ORI team has been delighted to welcome Matteo Briguglio, a visiting researcher from Milan, Italy. Matteo collaborated with Prof Wainwright remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic on an article looking at the role of optimising the nutritional status of patients prior to orthopaedic surgery. During his visit he was able to continue… Read more » about ORI welcomes Matteo Briguglio, a visiting researcher from Milan, Italy.