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Platelet rich plasma found to be of no benefit in treating torn Achilles tendon

New research from the University of Oxford has shown that platelet rich plasma (PRP) is not effective in treating acute Achilles tendon ruptures.

Two NDORMS researchers receive Versus Arthritis Fellowships

Two Versus Arthritis Fellowships have been awarded to NDORMS researchers for the study of frozen shoulder and for management of osteoarthritis among the oldest adults.

New Cochrane review on exercise for prevention of falls in older people

New research published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes.

CBT-O protocol published

Protocol for an overview of systematic reviews into the effectiveness of CBT

New clinical tool will help patients with acute ankle sprain

Patients arriving at hospital emergency departments with acute ankle sprains can expect more timely advice and follow-up care in future after researchers in Oxford developed a new tool that will aid clinical decisions on treatment.

Dr Lesley Ward is awarded Scientific Article Prize 2017-18

Higher standards for yoga research. The prestigious ISCMR Scientific Article Prize in Complementary and Integrative Medicine is awarded for Lesley's research into yoga for the management of pain and sleep in rheumatoid arthritis.

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive decline in people with dementia

Moderate to high intensity exercise does not slow cognitive (mental) impairment in older people with dementia, finds a trial published by The BMJ today.

Study confirms close contact casting offers alternative to surgery in unstable ankle fractures in older people

A study has confirmed that a new form of casting offers an alternative to invasive surgery in older people who have unstable ankle fractures.

Medical statistician wins best presentation at RSS Young Statisticians Meeting

Usama Ali, medical statistician at the Centre for Statistics in Medicine (CSM) wowed the crowd at the Royal Statistical Society’s (RSS) 2017 Young Statisticians Meeting, winning best presentation for his work preventing falls in hospitals.

OPAL study reaches 2,000 participants!

Oxford Pain, Activity and Lifestyle (OPAL) study

Elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures could avoid surgery

Elderly patients with unstable ankle fractures could avoid surgery, according to research by a UK team led by NDORMS at the Oxford University.

Honours for Professor Sallie Lamb

NDORMS Professor Sallie Lamb has been elected Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences and been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by Brunel University.

2016 OxTALENT prize for RRIO researcher

Dr Cynthia Srikesavan received a runner-up prize in the Academic Podcasting category at the 2016 OxTALENT awards for her voluntary work in translating Cochrane Collaboration podcasts and web pages into Tamil.

Early Career Researcher award for Amanda Hall

RRIO researcher Dr Amanda Hall wins Early Career Research award by the journal Complementary Therapies in Medicine.

NDORMS researchers shine a spotlight on the quality of fall prevention research

Trials Journal showcases a new study by NDORMS researchers showing that fall injury prevention trials fail to use a core outcome set.

Platelet-rich plasma not suitable for routine use in clinical practice

BMJ publication on platelet-rich plasma injections for musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries advises against routine use in clinical practice and highlights the need for high quality research.

AOCP Best Research Project award for NDORMS physiotherapist

Jacqueline Thompson, Research Physiotherapist at the Centre for Rehabilitation Research in Oxford, was awarded the "Best Research Project" at the Association of Orthopaedic Chartered Physiotherapists (AOCP) Annual Conference.

A BOOST for lower back pain treatment

The Centre for Rehabilitation Research in Oxford (RRIO) led by Professor Sallie Lamb of NDORMS has been awarded £2 million by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to look at improving the management of lower back pain in older people.

Clinical trial starts to test new treatment for Dupuytren’s disease

A clinical trial to test a new treatment for Dupuytren’s disease has commenced at the Kennedy Institute and Botnar Research Centre. Affecting 4% of the UK population, this disease causes fingers to curl into the palm and can be extremely disabling.

Hand exercises improve function in rheumatoid arthritis patients

A new study led by NDORMS researchers, Oxford University and the University of Warwick, and published in The Lancet today, and shows a tailored hand exercise programme improves function and quality of life for patients living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).