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JLA Complex Fractures

We want to reach out to patients affected by these injuries as well as their carers and relatives and the healthcare professionals who treat these injuries to get their views through completing a simple survey.

We are also seeking local champions to drive patient participation in the process. The ideal person would have contact with affected patients, perhaps working in a specialist clinic or those involved with patient groups.


The TrAFFix Feasibility RCT

Retrograde intramedullary nail fixation compared with fixed-angle plate fixation for fracture of the distal femur.

NIHR Report

Pay for performance and hip fracture outcomes

This study provides evidence that a pay-for-performance programme improved the outcomes after a hip fracture in England.

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Intramedullary nails versus distal locking plates for fracture of the distal femur.

This study of fracture fixation with nails compared with plates aimed to assess the feasibility of a future definitive trial, and perform a process evaluation to understand the generalisability and likely success of a future trial.

Open Access Paper

Intramedullary Fixation for Hip Fracture Survey

I’d be extremely grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes of your time to complete a short survey on intramedullary fixation of hip fractures. I’m preparing a NIHR funding bid pertaining to a comparison of short and long nails and having the perspectives of a wide range of Society members would be invaluable in doing this. Please do also get in touch if you think your centre might be interested in participating in a trial!
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FFN UK Update

An update on the Fragility Fracture Network UK and news of two meetings in 2019.

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WHiTE4: 1,000th Patient Follow-Up

The 1,000th patient has completed one-year of follow-up in the multi-centre RCT known as World Hip Trauma Evaluation 4 (WHITE4).

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High-tech treatment of open leg wounds no better than using regular dressings.

A new study of open leg fractures suggests there is no difference to patient recovery whether high-tech negative pressure wound therapy devices are used, compared to standard dressings.

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OTA Annual Meeting 2020

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