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ODP students benefit from VR surgical simulation training at ORI

ORI was delighted to welcome third year BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice students to the Virtual Reality Training Lab for a series of workshops last week. The workshops were the first step in a growing collaboration between ORI and Debora Almeida and her colleagues from the Operating Department Practice team. Professor Tom Wainwright introduced the… Read more »

ORI present three papers on robotic hip surgery at the European Hip Society Meeting

The ORI team were delighted to present three research papers on robotic assisted hip surgery at the European Hip Society Meeting in Lille, France earlier this month.  Former ORI clinical fellow, Mr Joe Pagkalos (now Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham) presented the work, having helped to complete the… Read more »

Buckingham Healthcare Glideboard Transfer Board available on the market

ORI have been working in partnership with Buckingham Healthcare Ltd to design an innovative transfer board to increase the independence of wheelchair users. Transfer boards are used to form a temporary bridge between two surfaces, enabling people with restricted mobility to slide safely from one position to another, e.g. from a wheelchair to a toilet…. Read more »

ORI delighted to re-launch NIHR funded CLEAT study

ORI are delighted to confirm the re-start of the NIHR funded CLEAT study, a randomised controlled trial to compare the CHAIN programme with usual physiotherapy care in the treatment of hip osteoarthritis. The purpose of the CLEAT study is to investigate whether people who receive an 8-week education and static cycling treatment have an improvement… Read more »

Prof Middleton completes 500th Mako Robotic Assited Hip Replacement

Congratulations to Professor Robert Middleton, who this week performed his 500th Mako Robotic Assisted Hip Replacement at Bournemouth Nuffield Health. This fantastic achievement makes Prof Middleton the first surgeon in Europe to achieve this milestone. Prof Middleton remarked “This is a massive team effort. I would like to thank colleagues from Stryker and the whole… Read more »

Congratulations to Prof Middleton on his recent publication with colleagues from Leeds, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Southampton, Oxford, and Wrightington.

His study “Risk factors influencing fracture characteristics in postoperative periprosthetic femoral fractures around cemented stems in total hip arthroplasty” was published in the Bone and Joint Open journal. The full-text can be accessed here Hip fractures are extremely common in our elderly population here in Dorset. This research shows how these can be best treated… Read more »

Kirstie Cobb joining the ORI team

Kirstie started working as Professor Middleton’s private secretary in 2017 and we now welcome her to our team at the Orthopaedic Research Institute. She is currently collaborating with the Orthopaedic Research Institute to evaluate the health outcomes after a Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip replacement (HELLO Study Trial). Kirstie on joining the ORI team: “I… Read more »

New publication: The quality of intervention reporting in trials of therapeutic exercise for hip osteoarthritis

Congratulations to Tom Wainwright and Louise Burgess, who have had their article “The quality of intervention reporting in trials of therapeutic exercise for hip osteoarthritis: A secondary analysis of a systematic review” published in Trials. Tom and Louise collaborated with Professor Maura Iverson (Northeastern University), Dr Johan von Heideken (Karolinska Institute) and Khara James (Northeastern… Read more »

PhD student Ranti Samaratunga has her first journal article published

Congratulations to PhD student Rantilini Samaratunga who has had her first peer-reviewed journal article “A review of participant recruitment transparency for sound validation of hip surgery simulators: a novel umbrella approach” published in the Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology. Ranti collaborated with Professor Christos Gatzidis, Professor Ian Swain, Professor Robert Middleton, Associate Professor Tom Wainwright,… Read more »

ORI delighted to start a new wearable technology study to monitor activity levels after knee replacement surgery

ORI have launched a new wearable technology study in collaboration with Professor Henrik Kehlet of the University of Copenhagen and Professor Mike Reed at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to examine activity levels of patients after total knee replacement surgery. The study will take place at the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, an exemplar Enhanced… Read more »