Susara Blunden joins the ORI team

We are delighted to welcome Susara as the new trial manager for the CLEAT study, a randomised controlled trial comparing standard care physiotherapy, to an 8-week intervention of cycling and education, for people with hip osteoarthritis. Susura graduated in 2014 with a BSc (Hons) in Midwifery from Bournemouth University (BU) and subsequently worked clinically as… Read more »

Prof Tom Wainwright delivers plenary lecture at the recent 17th Hong Kong International Orthopaedic Forum

Prof Tom Wainwright was an invited international speaker at the recent Combined 60th Anniversary Scientific Meeting and 17th Hong Kong International Orthopaedic Forum. He was invited to deliver a plenary lecture on “Enhanced patient recovery after joint replacement surgery” on 27th November 2021 and in addition he also delivered three other lectures on: Enhanced recovery… Read more »

Prof Robert Middleton was a keynote speaker at the recent North-South Medtech Summit

Prof Rob Middleton was the invited keynote speaker at the recent “North-South Medtech Summit” held on 26th November 2021, hosted by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Surgical MedTech Co-operative, OVHcloud start up programme and Bournemouth University. The event was held to bring together local and global healthcare and technology stakeholders to create new… Read more »

ORI hosts Innovate UK funded workshop with hospital and industry partners

As part of an Innovate UK grant with Buckingham Healthcare, ORI was delighted to host and facilitate a workshop on the 1st December 2021 to evaluate a range of prototypes for a new wheelchair to toilet transfer system. Occupational therapists from University Hospitals Dorset, Dorset Council, Salisbury Hospital, and Portsmouth City Council were joined by engineers… Read more »

Prof Wainwright delivers plenary lecture at the recent BESS/Orthopaedic Research UK conference in Manchester

Prof Tom Wainwright was invited to deliver a plenary lecture on the 25th November 2021 at a recent conference in Manchester hosted by Orthopaedic Research UK and the British Society for Elbow and Shoulder Surgery. At the “Improving outcomes for the shoulder and elbow” conference, Prof Wainwright shared his research and clinic experience of Enhanced… Read more »

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 »