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.
9TH NIHR OTS MUSCULOSKELETAL TRAUMA TRIALS EVENT
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
5 May 2021
Older patients with hip fractures recover better if they receive treatment under the supervision of both a surgeon and a specialist in elderly care; are checked to avoid future falls; and are assessed for memory problems.
9 February 2021
The results of the WHiTE Four clinical trial for the treatment of fragility hip fractures have been published in The Bone and Joint Journal.
11 February 2020
A new method of treating wounds after major trauma costing nearly £150 per dressing is no more effective in reducing surgical infection rates than a standard wound dressing priced under £2, potentially saving the NHS millions.