Welcome to Oxford Trauma and Emergency Care
Trauma and emergencies are huge issues for patients, the NHS and society more broadly. Oxford Trauma and Emergency Care seeks to improve patient care by designing and testing new treatments and new treatment pathways. We aim to deliver better outcomes for patients and more efficient care within the NHS and other healthcare system worldwide.
We run a number of clinical trials and related studies in trauma and emergency care to guide best practice in the field. Our work informs practice and policy in the NHS and internationally through bodies such as the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines.
Oxford Trauma and Emergency Care is based in the Kadoorie Centre located at the John Radcliffe Hospital, but has collaborations across the University and outside.
Our research focuses on the clinical and cost effectiveness of orthopaedic surgery.
DECEMBER TRIAL STATS
WHiTE 11 FRUITI:
Queens Hosptial, Burton on Trent
Luton & Dunstable University Hospital
John Radcliffe Hospital
Whipps Cross University Hospital
Royal Victoria Infirmary (Newcastle)
Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Hull University Teaching Hospitals
Musgrove Park Hospital
Site with the most recruits in December
Royal London - 6 recruits
Please see below talks from Professor Matt Costa:
- New Trial Evidence
- NPWT (Negative Pressure Wound Therapy) - The Evidence
- Bone Protection Medicine after Hip Fracture - What is the evidence and do they take it?
- Falls, Broken Hips and Research
19 January 2022
An Oxford study published in The BMJ has found the use of metal K-wires (commonly known as ‘pins’) to hold broken wrist bones in place while they heal are no better than a traditional moulded plaster cast.