A Bournemouth University (BU) professor will undertake the first in-depth analysis of using robotic-assisted technology in hip replacements. The Mako robotic-arm technology will provide hip replacements to Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital’s patients from October 2017, led by leading orthopaedic consultant Professor Robert Middleton, who is the head of the Orthopaedic Research Institute at Bournemouth University… Read more »
Welcome to Orthopaedic Research Institute
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.
Having just completed my second year BSc Sport Psychology and Coaching Sciences, I started a Student Research Assistantship with the Orthopaedic Research Institute (ORI) at Bournemouth University. I worked closely with the lead researcher Dr James Gavin alongside the Orthopaedic Research Institute team: Tom Wainwright, Tikki Immins and Shay Bahadori; PhD Researchers and Research Fellows…. Read more »
This year at Bournemouth University’s Festival of Learning, ORI are delighted to be hosting two fantastic events for the public to attend. The evening begins with a demonstration of Orthopaedics in Action, where we will be showcasing our brand new Gait Real-time Analysis Interactive Laboratory (GRAIL). There are only three other GRAILs in the country,… Read more »
A particular area of expertise for ORI is osteoarthritis – a condition which clinicians in Dorset are frequently faced with, owing to the high numbers of older people living in the region. By producing high quality research and teaching in this area, ORI has the potential to make a real impact on local and national… Read more »
Tom Wainwright attended the UCSF Digital Orthopaedic Conference San Francisco (DOCSF) in January. DOCSF aimed to create a platform for inventors and health care leaders to implement real solutions in orthopaedic care. Emphasising the importance of patient focused care, DOCSF outlined the factors as to why the orthopaedic sector can be a prime driver of digital… Read more »
Last week Head of ORI and Professor of Orthopaedics, Rob Middleton gave an inaugural lecture on ‘Performing Hip Replacements in Space’. Attendees also had a chance to practice on the latest virtual reality surgical simulators as well as looking at the state-of-the-art motion capture system currently used in ORI laboratory for research and practice. With… Read more »
After completing a URA placement at ORI during summer 2016, I applied for a full time position back at the research institute. Working at ORI as an Undergraduate Research Assistant gave me an insight into a career as a researcher which I found really interesting. My new role is entitled “Orthopaedic Research Assistant” and although… Read more »
We had good news this week as another paper from the Orthopaedic Research Institute was accepted for publication in Microvascular Research Journal. The effect of calf neuromuscular electrical stimulation and intermittent pneumatic compression on thigh microcirculation article was Shay Bahadori’s first publication as a first author in collaboration with Tikki Immins and Tom Wainwright. Article was… Read more »
This week ORI was featured in DigitalHealth.net which is a leading online magazine for healthcare professionals, experts, and associated businesses who have interest in digital health. News reporter Laura Stevens joined us to get some “hands-on experience” of the virtual reality hip and knee arthroscopy simulator, as well as our total knee replacement simulator. The article has already… Read more »
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