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Achilles’ Tendon Rupture Rehab Survey

Take part in a UK FERRARI survey and help answer the question:
‘What is current management in the NHS after an acute rupture of the Achilles tendon?’

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Achilles’ Tendon Rupture Rehab Workshop

Take part in a UK FERRARI virtual workshop and help answer the question:
‘In a patient population who have sustained a primary acute Achilles tendon rupture, what are the RCT design considerations for evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of different rehabilitation protocols?’

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PACT Survey

The PACT team at the University of Central Lancashire are currently investigating the psychosocial wellbeing of patients after major trauma. Help them out by taking a short survey.

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Haemodynamic Management Survey

Perioperative monitoring is fundamental to optimising hip fracture outcome and novel technologies add to this. This survey is intended to help Simon Davies and David Yates at the York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust understand how a new intervention, looking at the haemodynamic management of high-risk hip fracture patients, might be delivered in a clinical trial setting within current care frameworks. The intended audience are stakeholders involved in the direct clinical care of hip fracture patients within NHS institutions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, including:

  • Surgeons
  • Anaesthetists
  • Care of the Elderly Physicians

Suspected Scaphoid Fracture Study

This study aims to assess current practice in terms of the local guidance and the management of the suspected scaphoid fracture.

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Research Priorities for MSK Disorders

The MSK Disorders Research Advisory Group is carrying out an online research prioritisation exercise. They are seeking opinions on the top priorities for musculoskeletal disorders research.

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Prevention and Management of Fragility Fractures Online Meeting

This Global Fragility Fracture Network event will look at how best to manage, rehabilitate and prevent future fragility fractures, with a focus on the use of multidisciplinary alliances to shape national healthcare policy.

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The Lisfranc REMOVER Study

The Hampshire Hospitals NHS Trust are collating data on variation in practice regarding the management of acute Lisfranc injuries deemed ‘reconstructable’ and amenable to anatomic reduction and fixation. This information will be invaluable in the planning of a future clinical trial. Your time in answering this brief survey is greatly appreciated. Please only complete the survey if you have not already done so.



The IMPACT Survey is an international multicentre collaborative audit set up as an emergency research response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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JLA Complex Fractures

We want to reach out to patients affected by these injuries as well as their carers and relatives and the healthcare professionals who treat these injuries to get their views through completing a simple survey.

We are also seeking local champions to drive patient participation in the process. The ideal person would have contact with affected patients, perhaps working in a specialist clinic or those involved with patient groups.


The TrAFFix Feasibility RCT

Retrograde intramedullary nail fixation compared with fixed-angle plate fixation for fracture of the distal femur.

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Pay for performance and hip fracture outcomes

This study provides evidence that a pay-for-performance programme improved the outcomes after a hip fracture in England.

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Intramedullary nails versus distal locking plates for fracture of the distal femur.

This study of fracture fixation with nails compared with plates aimed to assess the feasibility of a future definitive trial, and perform a process evaluation to understand the generalisability and likely success of a future trial.

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Intramedullary Fixation for Hip Fracture Survey

I’d be extremely grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes of your time to complete a short survey on intramedullary fixation of hip fractures. I’m preparing a NIHR funding bid pertaining to a comparison of short and long nails and having the perspectives of a wide range of Society members would be invaluable in doing this. Please do also get in touch if you think your centre might be interested in participating in a trial!
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FFN UK Update

An update on the Fragility Fracture Network UK and news of two meetings in 2019.

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WHiTE4: 1,000th Patient Follow-Up

The 1,000th patient has completed one-year of follow-up in the multi-centre RCT known as World Hip Trauma Evaluation 4 (WHITE4).

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High-tech treatment of open leg wounds no better than using regular dressings.

A new study of open leg fractures suggests there is no difference to patient recovery whether high-tech negative pressure wound therapy devices are used, compared to standard dressings.

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OTA Annual Meeting 2020

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