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We would like to congratulate Mr Simon Abram on his NIHR Doctoral Research Fellowship. Simon’s successful project proposal aims to address the unanswered questions and uncertainty surrounding the treatment of degenerative meniscal tears in the knee.

Meniscal tears are very common and annually, worldwide, over 2 million people undergo surgical treatment of meniscal tears which are associated with pain and other debilitating symptoms. The latest evidence, however, suggests that many of these patients do not benefit from surgery in comparison to non-surgical treatments, such as exercise therapy. Simon’s work aims to reduce the rate of unnecessary surgery being performing by developing an evidence-based treatment pathway for the NHS.

Commenting on his award, Simon said “I am extremely grateful to the NIHR for supporting this project which I believe has the potential to be highly beneficial to the health service and the large number of patients affected by this condition each year”.

Simon will undertake the project with the supervision of Prof Andrew Price, Prof David Beard, Associate Prof Sally Hopewell and Prof Andrew Judge.

 

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