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Going straight to surgery found to be better than undergoing rehabilitation first for longstanding anterior cruciate ligament injury

OCTRU

New research, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), shows initial surgery to be more successful and cost effective than undergoing treatment with rehabilitation first to treat longstanding anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Oxford receives NIHR funding to test anti-TNF on post operative delirium

OCTRU

Researchers at the University of Oxford have been awarded a grant from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) to investigate whether anti-tumour necrosis factor (TNF) therapy can reduce or prevent post operative delirium/cognitive deficit.

Emergency departments to use the FORCE pathway for wrist fractures in children

OCTRU

New research from the University of Oxford has shown that doctors can simplify treatment for the most common fracture in children, reducing NHS costs.

Taking a break from immune-suppressing medicines doubles the antibody response to COVID-19 booster vaccination

OCTRU

The Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit (OCTRU) at NDORMS played a key role in the VROOM study which found that pausing immune-suppressing medicines such as methotrexate can increase the response to COVID-19 booster jabs.

Celebrating Clinical Trials Day at NDORMS

OCTRU

To mark Clinical Trials Day we take a look at some of the recent developments at NDORMS and celebrate the teams that make this important area of our research programme possible.

Breakthrough in treatment for Dupuytren’s disease

OCTRU

Injection of the anti-TNF drug adalimumab into Dupuytren’s disease nodules is effective in reducing nodule hardness and nodule size.

Liposomal bupivacaine found to be no more effective than current treatments for post-operative knee pain

OCTRU

A new study published in JAMA, has found that a drug recently licensed in the UK has no effect on post-operative knee replacement recovery or pain, compared to the current treatment when administered at site of surgery.

Cemented hip replacement improves quality of life for patients over 60

OCTRU

The White 5 trial compared implants fixed with bone cement against uncemented implants for hip fractures treated with hemiarthroplasty.

FUTURE-GB looking ahead to 2022

OCTRU

FUTURE-GB has bounced into 2022 ahead of both predicted recruitment into Stage 2 (the Randomised Controlled Trial), and the sites open in Stage 2! Congratulations to all our sites for their hard work so far.

Plaster cast or metal pins to treat a broken wrist? The results are in.

OCTRU

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.

SCIENCE spreads across the world

OCTRU

Oxford Trauma are pleased to open their first overseas site for the SCIENCE study.

Treatment choice for rotator cuff disorders could create efficiency and savings for the NHS

OCTRU

A trial that evaluated the clinical and cost effectiveness of physiotherapy treatments for rotator cuff disorders suggests cost savings can be made while maintaining positive patient outcomes.

PRoCuRe opens to recruitment

OCTRU

The Partial Rotator Cuff Tear Repair Trial (PRoCuRe) is open to recruitment at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust after achieving OCTRU Green Light approval!

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