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 »

ORI publish review on the use of electrical stimulation in Covid-19 patients

Professor Ian Swain, Associate Professor Tom Wainwright and Louise Burgess have been working with an international group of experts to investigate the role of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) to improve the recovery of critically ill Covid-19 patients admitted to the intensive care unit. Their narrative review, published last week in the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine,… Read more »

Implementation of Enhanced Recovery after Surgery following the Covid-19 pandemic

Associate Professor Tom Wainwright has published an article looking at how Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) should be implemented following the Covid-19 pandemic. The article highlights how implementing the quality improvement method will help to manage the large volume of patients requiring joint replacement surgery once regular operating resumes. Tom said: “This new perspective article… Read more »

Tom Wainwright co-authors ERAS Society Guidelines for Lumbar Spinal Fusion

Associate Professor Tom Wainwright has co-authored the ERAS Society guidelines for the perioperative care of patients undergoing lumbar spinal fusion, with a multidisciplinary team of experts from across the globe. The consensus statement includes a comprehensive analysis of the available literature and provides evidence-based recommendations for lumbar fusion surgery for degenerative spinal conditions. Tom said:… Read more »

ORI Response to Covid-19

We are delighted to share our latest annual report, detailing the incredible things the ORI team have been doing to mitigate the effects of Covid-19.  Professor Middleton said: “This issue describes the amazing things the team have been doing to help with the Covid-19 pandemic. Our staff were redeployed to the local hospitals. This included… Read more »

Mara Aguilera Canon successfully defends her PhD

We are delighted to share the news that Mara Aguilera Canon has successfully defended her PhD entitled “Machine learning and augmented reality for total hip replacement simulation.” Mara, who collaborated with ORI and the National Centre for Computer Animation, is now working as a virtual reality/augmented reality system developer at Bournemouth University. Mara’s role involves… Read more »