Research Day

 18th Annual Research Day - Friday 28th April 2017


 The 18th Annual Research Day was held on Friday 28th April.  This has become one of the most important dates on the teaching calendar and is the occasion when Specialty Registrars present their research projects, many of which are supported financially by the Orthopaedic Institute Ltd,  and for our Scientific Colleagues to showcase the excellent research projects they undertake. 



Following the successful format of previous years parallel sessions were held during the morning; a scientific session was held in the ARC seminar room, whilst a clinical session ran concurrently in the Lecture Theatre.  Both groups joined together during the afternoon for the podium presentations. 

As usual we are indebted to our judges who give up their    valuable time.  The Scientific Programme was judged by:  Professor Andrew Metcalfe, Associate Professor in Trauma and Orthopaedics, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit and Professor Eustace Johnson from the Biological Sciences Department at the University of Chester. Guest Speaker for the Scientific Session was Professor Tim Hardingham, from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Cell-Matrix Research at the University of Manchester, who gave a very interesting lecture on the "Stratification of Osteoarthritis".

                            Pictured:  Professor Eustace Johnson and Professor Andrew Metcalfe                          

The posters were of their usual high standard and the judges had a hard time selecting a winner.  Eventually the winner of the best scientific poster was announced as Dr Jan Herman Kuiper with his poster entitled “Long-term Health Economic Outcomes of Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation”.                           

Winner of the best clinical poster, as adjudged by Mr Marck van Liefland, Mr Richard Potter and Mr Peter Gallacher, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, was Mr Maulik Gandhi  with his poster entitled “Formulating an Arthroscopic Simulation Curriculum – Trainees’ View on a Pilot Course”.  

Presentations during the clinical oral session were judged by Mr Christopher Evans and Mr Nigel Kiely both Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons at RJAH and Mr Johnathan Stevenson, Specialist in Oncology & Arthroplasty at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham.  

Mr Gandhi completed a very successful day by also winning the Director’s Trophy for the most entertaining presentation “The Angry Score (TAS) – An Objective Tool to Guide the Young Surgeon of Home Stresses”.                                                         

Winner of the “Golden Test Tube” for the second consecutive year for the best scientific oral presentation was Major Neil Eisenstein with his presentation entitled “Left of Bang” Interventions in Trauma: A Conceptual Exploration of Trauma Prophylaxis in the Military Setting.” 

The final prize winner of the afternoon was Mr Peter Craig who was awarded the prestigious Professor’s Medal for his presentation “Kneeling After Knee Replacement –   Predicting the Unpredictable?”. 

Mr Craig will formally be presented with his award at the annual Old Oswestrians’ reunion on   9th June.  He will also represent the Oswestry/Stoke Training Programme in the BOA “Best of the Best” Competition at the annual congress taking place in Liverpool in September.     

Guest Lecturer for the afternoon was Mr Fergal Monsell, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, who travelled from Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children to lecture on "The Art and Science of Deformity Correction:  A Prejudiced View". 

Finally, as always, we must thank all consultant trainers for their input, dedication and support of the trainees and to the Orthopaedic Institute Ltd for the continued support of many outstanding research projects carried out within the Trust.


A Roberts                                            R D Banerjee

Director of Research                          Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

                                                                Director of Clinical Studies



Poster Al-Alzanni, W  Double Screw Fixation for Comminuted Scaphoid Nonunion
Poster  Bailey, A  The efficacy of contralateral muscle rehabilitation exercise following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A description of the trial. 
Poster     Bhachu, D  Single Centre Audit of Tip-Apex Distance of Dynamic Hip Screw Fixation.
Podium  Bhatacharjee, Atanu Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation with simultaneous bone graft in treating osteoarticular defects of the knee: outcome of the ‘Osplug’ surgical technique
Podium  Blackwell, J  Venous Thrombo-embolism (VTE) following Tranexamic Acid (TXA) in the trauma patient.
Poster Blocker, O Using Text Messaging in Long-Term Arthroplasty Follow-Up
Podium  Blocker, O Predictive factors of infection: is frozen section the gold standard?
Poster Bolt, A  Driving plastered: Who’s doing it?
Poster Brock, James Is T2 Mapping a Useful Technique in Assessing Cartilage Repair?
Podium  Brown, Ashley Do we have adequate pre-operative radiographs prior to operating on our hip fracture patients?
Poster Budithi, S  Retained dressing materials causing non healing pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury patients – A case report.
Poster Budithi, S  The International Standards for Neurological Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (ISNCSCI) knowledge among resident doctors
Poster Budithi, S  Migration of retained dressing materials causing non healing pressure ulcers in spinal cord injury patients – A case report.
Podium  Chatterton, B Mortality and Burden of Cervical Spine Fractures in Older Patients 
Podium  Craig, P  Kneeling after knee replacement – predicting the unpredictable?
Podium  Craig, P  Non operative management of massive lumbar disc prolapses, An observational study
Podium  Dhawan, R Delta® vs Forte® Ceramic components in Hip Replacement.  Is it OK to mix articulation?
Poster Dhawan, R Minimum 10 Years follow up of Ceramic on Ceramic Uncemented Total Hip Replacements - alumina Matrix Composite Delta® Ceramic
Poster Dhawan, R The outcome of pelvic fractures in the elderly in a UK Major Trauma Centre
Podium  Dhawan, R Lumbar decompression surgery – long term results and survival and comparison of                2 methods
Podium  Dover, C  Hydrodilatation for the Treatment of Post-Operative Capsulitis following Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression Surgery
Podium Eisenstein, N  Physicochemical Analysis of Human Heterotopic Ossification
Podium  Eisenstein, N  “Left of Bang” Interventions in Trauma: A Conceptual Exploration of Trauma Prophylaxis in the Military Setting
Podium Fuller, H A potential role for SMN in the maturation of the sensory motor circuit 
Poster Gandhi, M Formulating an arthroscopic simulation curriculum – trainees’ view on a pilot course
Podium Gandhi,M The Angry Score (TAS) – an objective tool to guide the young surgeon of home stresses
Podium  Garcia, John Spontaneous Healing of Articular Cartilage (SHARC)-A human study in the knee.
Poster Geddes, J Dislocation of tight trial reduction in Reverse Polarity Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
Poster Govilkar, S  A 2-year retrospective review of the appropriateness of imaging for hip fracture patients in a District General Hospital.
Podium  Heaver, C Management of Stable Ankle Fractures in a Major Trauma Centre-  Can we improve our service?
Poster Heaver, C The Use of Scaling Balls in Long Bone Trauma Radiographs
Poster Holt, I  Mutations in nesprin-1 which cause Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy disrupt its interaction with kinesin
Poster Hopkins, T  A DELPHI consensus study.
Podium  Hossain, T  First metatarsophalangeal arthrodesis- are post-operative true lateral x-rays necessary? 
Poster Hulme, C  Characterisation of cells in repair tissue following Microfracture or Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation: is there a difference between the two therapies?
Poster Hulme, C Poor clinical response to Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation is associated with a unique synovial fluid proteome profile
Poster Hulme, C  Elevated levels of MMP3 in the synovial fluid of autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) treated joints at the second stage of ACI, is associated with clinical failure.
Poster Hunter, T  Dome osteotomy with circular frame as a treatment for lower limb deformity
Poster Hunter, T  Audit of on-call registrar handover documentation
Podium Kerr, A  Anti-biotics as a cure for back pain?!
Poster Khan, S  Peri-operative management of MSSA orthopaedic patients in the West Midlands: Who knows how to do it and how well do we do it?
Poster Kuiper, Jan Herman Long-term health economic outcomes of Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
Poster Lam, Lee Thanh The MDA Monoclonal Antibody Resource for Neuromuscular Disorders. 
Poster Manoharan, G Inclusion of plain-film radiographs with GP referrals to lower limb orthopaedic clinics – a retrospective study
Podium  McCarthy, H Quality of Repair Following Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI): Is there a Correlation with Clinical Outcome?
Podium Moores, T Accuracy of Anthropometric Templating in Primary Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty
Poster Morgan, R  Uncovering the role of proteoglycans in exosome biogenesis for improved rheumatoid arthritis therapies
Poster Morris, G  Understanding the Role of Nebulin in Muscle Contraction and Nemaline Myopathy
Podium  Moulton, L Is Hand Dominance a Factor in the Outcome of Shoulder Arthroplasty?  A Systemic Review
Poster Moulton, L Surrogate markers of stress in an orthopaedic registrar
Poster Moulton, L A longitudinal review of the employment opportunities for orthopaedic trainees.
Podium Owen, S  Can Analysis of Bloods from Spinal Cord Injury Patients Indicate Their Neurology?
Podium  Perry, J  Can cell therapy with umbilical cord-derived mesenchymal stromal cells delay or prevent the progression of Osteoarthritis in pre-clinical models? 
Poster Powell, D  Bone Health Indicators for Restarting a Bisphosphonate 
Podium Powell, D  Bone Health during a Bisphosphonate Holiday
Poster Rao, P TC3 Implants for two staged revision surgery - Sixteen year survivorship.
Podium  Rao, P Revision Knee surgery in under 65 year old patients: 16 year follow up- survivorship and radiological analysis-using TC3 implants
Poster Rao, P  Does attire or type of shoes have any bearing on the sub speciality you work in?
Poster Sajid, S  Tourniquet versus no tourniquet in total knee replacements – a retrospective cohort study reviewing if there is a difference in the length of inpatient stay 
Podium Sajid, S  Radiological Knee Index to assess the soft tissue envelope around the epicondylar axis of the knee
Podium  Salar, O  Visual Screening in Hip Fracture patients: Blindingly Obvious?
Poster Sharma, N  Short-Term Outcomes of Repairing Rotator Cuff Tears using GraftJacket as an Interpositional Allograft with "Tissue-Matched Thickness"
Poster Šoltić, Darija Identification of novel genes involved in the pathogenesis of spinal muscular atrophy
Podium Stefan, Andrei  The in vitro effect of syndecan-3 gene knockout on bone marrow derived MSCs’ structure and adhesion properties
Podium   Sykes, J A new patient reported outcome measure (PROM) to assess the outcome of ankle surgery.
Poster Sykes, J  Can we increase chondrocyte proliferation without compromising cartilage quality to improve autologous chondrocyte implantation?
Poster Wales, J  Healthcare research at RJAH orthopaedic hospital in 2017: A patient and visitor survey.
Podium  Walker, M  Total Hip Replacement for Fractured Neck of Femur:  The Medium-Term Results at PRH