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May 2022 Research Update
Over 200 medial epicondyles recruited &

..the BOSS papers (are you an author?)!

The Headlines

Ongoing NIHR Trials Progress
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SCIENCE - Medial Epicondyles
Fix or not to fix? Recruitment continues strong!
 
202 patients randomised (60% recruited).
 
70 hospitals recruiting (including nearly every major children's hospital in the UK - 2 are missing!) - and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland too. If you aren't recruiting - why not? 
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CRAFFT - Distal Radius Fractures
Reduce or not reduce? This is booming! 44 hospitals recruiting so far, and more joining...
 
352 patients randomised (47% recruited)
 
The perfect study to release theatre space!
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CPinBOSS - Multilevel Surgery
A cohort study to understand the frequency and outcomes of SEMLS surgery in the UK.
 
Recruitment finished - in follow-
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SBoCK - Simple Bone Cysts
Bone graft or no bone graft? This is a super simple trial led from Canada - 117 now recruited.  (55 from the UK!). The UK is easily leading the world! Oxford, Alder Hey and Sheffield are fighting for top-spot internationally.
 
Recruitment extended to 2023.
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BASIS - Night Bracing in Scoliosis.
An 'overcorrection' brace worn only at night vs. connectional bracing in AIS.  This is a newly funded £2.5m NIHR study.
 
Recruitment has started - Sheffield are in the lead!
 
 
 
Funded studies in set-up....
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ODD Socks - Distal Tibial SHII Fractures
Reduce (+/- fix) or not reduce? This is a newly funded £1.2m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting soon...
 
 
 
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Big BOSS - Stable SCFE likely to have significant impingement
Intracapsular Osteotomy or Not? This is a newly funded £1.2m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting soon...
 
 
 
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What is the utility of MRI and Ultrasound in the diagnosis of MSK infection? A newly funded commissioned NIHR study. Lead by Tim Theolo
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OSTRICH - Painful flat feet
Insoles vs. no insoles. Recruiting any day.
 
New collaboratives....
 
 
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Toe Walking Studies
The Toe Walking Collaborative are doing a survey of practice - Complete it here - CLICK!
 

There is even more....

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March 2022 Research Update
BOSS publications coming.....
BJJ April 2020

..don't let medial epicondyles escape!

The Headlines

Ongoing NIHR Trials Progress
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SCIENCE - Medial Epicondyles
Fix or not to fix? Recruitment continues strong!
 
176 patients randomised (53% recruited).
 
70 hospitals recruiting (including nearly every major children's hospital in the UK - 2 are missing!) - and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland too.
 
If you aren't recruiting - why not? 
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CRAFFT - Distal Radius Fractures
Reduce or not reduce? This is booming! 44 hospitals recruiting so far, and more joining...
 
352 patients randomised (47% recruited)
 
The perfect study to release theatre space!
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CPinBOSS - Multilevel Surgery
A cohort study to understand the frequency and outcomes of SEMLS surgery in the UK.
 
1 MONTH TO GO!
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SBoCK - Simple Bone Cysts
Bone graft or no bone graft? This is a super simple trial led from Canada - 119 now recruited.  (55 from the UK!). The UK is easily leading the world! Oxford, Alder Hey and Sheffield are fighting for top-spot internationally.
 
They are asking for a 4-year extension - so they may be asking for more sites soon!
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BASIS - Night Bracing in Scoliosis.
An 'overcorrection' brace worn only at night vs. connectional bracing in AIS.  This is a newly funded £2.5m NIHR study.
 
Recruitment has started - Sheffield are in the lead!
 
 
 
Funded studies in set-up....
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ODD Socks - Distal Tibial SHII Fractures
Reduce (+/- fix) or not reduce? This is a newly funded £1.2m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting April 2022.
 
 
 
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Big BOSS - Stable SCFE likely to have significant impingement
Intracapsular Osteotomy or Not? This is a newly funded £1.2m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting April 2022.
 
 
 
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OSTRICH - Painful flat feet
Insoles vs. no insoles. Recruiting any day.
 
 
New collaboratives....
 
 
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Toe Walking Studies
The Toe Walking Collaborative are doing a survey of practice - Complete it here - CLICK!
 

There is even more....

Don't forget to do GCP training....

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February 2022 Research Newsletter
Love reseach this valentines day....

..by getting involved and recruiting!

 
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The Headlines

Ongoing NIHR Trials Progress
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SCIENCE - Medial Epicondyles
Fix or not to fix? Recruitment continues strong!
 
173 patients randomised (52% recruited).
 
70 hospitals recruiting (including nearly every major children's hospital in the UK - 2 are missing!) - and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland too.
 
If you aren't recruiting - why not? 
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CRAFFT - Distal Radius Fractures
Reduce or not reduce? This is booming! 44 hospitals recruiting so far, and more joining...
 
337 patients randomised (45% recruited)
 
The perfect study to release theatre space!
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CPinBOSS - Multilevel Surgery
A cohort study to understand the frequency and outcomes of SEMLS surgery in the UK.
 
170 recruited.
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SBoCK - Simple Bone Cysts
Bone graft or no bone graft? This is a super simple trial led from Canada - 119 now recruited.  (55 from the UK!). The UK is easily leading the world! Oxford, Alder Hey and Sheffield are fighting for top-spot internationally.
 
They are asking for a 4-year extension - so they may be asking for more sites soon!
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BASIS - Night Bracing in Scoliosis.
An 'overcorrection' brace worn only at night vs. connectional bracing in AIS.  This is a newly funded £2.5m NIHR study.
 
Recruitment has started - Sheffield are in the lead!
 
 
 
Funded studies in set-up....
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ODD Socks - Distal Tibial SHII Fractures
Reduce (+/- fix) or not reduce? This is a newly funded £1.2m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting April 2022.
 
 
 
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Big BOSS - Stable SCFE likely to have significant impingement
Intracapsular Osteotomy or Not? This is a newly funded £1.2m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting April 2022.
 
 
 
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OSTRICH - Painful flat feet
Insoles vs. no insoles. Recruiting any day.
 
 
New collaboratives....
 
 
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Toe Walking Studies
The Toe Walking Collaborative are doing a survey of practice - Complete it here - CLICK!
 

There is even more....

Don't forget to do GCP training....

More updates coming soon. If there is anything we've missed - let us know.
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December 2021 Research Newsletter
All we want for Christmas, is........

....you to find a medial epicondyle fracture each and recruit it to SCIENCE!

 
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The Headlines

Ongoing NIHR Trials Progress
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SCIENCE - Medial Epicondyles
Fix or not to fix? Recruitment continues strong!
 
167 patients randomised (50% recruited).
 
70 hospitals recruiting (including nearly every major children's hospital in the UK - 2 are missing!) - and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland too.
 
If you aren't recruiting - why not? 
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CRAFFT - Distal Radius Fractures
Reduce or not reduce? This is booming! 44 hospitals recruiting so far, and more joining...
 
319 patients randomised.
 
The perfect study to release theatre space!
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CPinBOSS - Multilevel Surgery
A cohort study to understand the frequency and outcomes of SEMLS surgery in the UK.
 
137 recruited.
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SBoCK - Simple Bone Cysts
Bone graft or no bone graft? This is a super simple trial led from Canada - 116 now recruited.  (55 from the UK!). The UK is easily leading the world! Oxford, Alder Hey and Sheffield are fighting for top-spot internationally.
 
We don't think that they are looking for new hospitals at the moment.
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BASIS - Night Bracing in Scoliosis.
An 'overcorrection' brace worn only at night vs. connectional bracing in AIS.  This is a newly funded £2.5m NIHR study.
 
Sheffield is open and have recruited 1. Who is joining next?
 
 
 
Funded studies in set-up....
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ODD Socks - Distal Tibial SHII Fractures
Reduce (+/- fix) or not reduce? This is a newly funded £1.2m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting April 2022.
 
 
 
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Big BOSS - Stable SCFE likely to have significant impingement
Intracapsular Osteotomy or Not? This is a newly funded £1.2m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting April 2022.
 
 
 
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OSTRICH - Painful flat feet
Insoles vs. no insoles. This is a newly funded £2m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting any day.
 
 
Study looking for collaborators....
 
 
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Toe Walking Studies
There is general agreement that we don't know how to treat toe walking!
 
A group of us (led by Yael Gelfer, Alpesh Kothari and John Cashman) would like to put some evidence into the pathways and ultimately apply for a proper trial.
 
We are planning on forming a group to define the problem, and plan a trial - and are hoping that more people will be keen. E-mail us to join the meeting.

There is even more....

Don't forget to do GCP training....

More updates coming soon. If there is anything we've missed - let us know.
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November 2021 Research Newsletter
We've come along way in the last 5 years - now with about £20m of funding.

NIHR have invested MILLIONS more thanks to YOU!
BIG Answers to BIG questions in SMALL people.

 
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😀 Highlights in the last few months....

Ongoing NIHR Trials Progress
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SCIENCE - Medial Epicondyles
Fix or not to fix? Recruitment continues strong!
 
163 patients randomised.
 
70 hospitals recruiting (including nearly every major children's hospital in the UK - 2 are missing!) - and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland too.
 
If you aren't recruiting - why not? 
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CRAFFT - Distal Radius Fractures
Reduce or not reduce? This is booming! 44 hospitals recruiting so far, and more joining...
 
310 patients randomised.
 
The perfect study to release theatre space!
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CPinBOSS - Multilevel Surgery
A cohort study to understand the frequency and outcomes of SEMLS surgery in the UK.
 
137 recruited.
Image
SBoCK - Simple Bone Cysts
Bone graft or no bone graft? This is a super simple trial led from Canada - 116 now recruited.  (55 from the UK!). The UK is easily leading the world! Oxford, Alder Hey and Sheffield are fighting for top-spot internationally.
 
We don't think that they are looking for new hospitals at the moment.
 
Funded studies in set-up....
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BASIS - Night Bracing in Scoliosis.
An 'overcorrection' brace worn only at night vs. connectional bracing in AIS.  This is a newly funded £2.5m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting any day....
 
 
 
Image
ODD Socks - Distal Tibial SHII Fractures
Reduce (+/- fix) or not reduce? This is a newly funded £1.2m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting April 2022.
 
 
 
Image
Big BOSS - Stable SCFE likely to have significant impingement
Intracapsular Osteotomy or Not? This is a newly funded £1.2m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting April 2022.
 
 
 
Image
OSTRICH - Painful flat feet
Insoles vs. no insoles. This is a newly funded £2m NIHR study in setup. Recruiting any day.
 
 
Study looking for collaborators....
 
 
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Toe Walking Studies
There is general agreement that we don't know how to treat toe walking!
 
A group of us (led by Yael Gelfer, Alpesh Kothari and John Cashman) would like to put some evidence into the pathways and ultimately apply for a proper trial.
 
We are planning on forming a group to define the problem, and plan a trial - and are hoping that more people will be keen. E-mail us to join the meeting.

There is even more....

Don't forget to do GCP training....

More updates coming soon. If there is anything we've missed - let us know.
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May 2021 Research Newsletter
It really is awesome!
Regular goings on in the world of research from the BSCOS research committee.
The research committee want to help - whether you want to participate in the big ongoing NIHR trials, start your own NIHR trial or do the local study that would really make a difference in your practice.
 
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The NIHR Trial Portfolio
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SCIENCE - Medial Epicondyles
Fix or not to fix? Recruitment continues strong with Belfast leading the way (though Leicester, Alder Hey, Norwich and Royal Berks close behind). 110 patients randomised... 60 hospitals recruiting (including nearly every major children's hospital) - Glasgow and Edinburgh have struggled to open with COVID interfering with research teams.
 
We are soon to start in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Auckland too!
 
CRAFFT - Distal Radius Fractures
Reduce or not reduce? This is booming! On average 1 recruit per day at the moment across the UK. Alder Hey and Sheffield are leading the pack - though others (Bristol, Stoke, Leeds, Plymouth) are catching up quickly! 101 patients randomised...
 
We have 31 hospitals participating so far, and many more in the process of joining...
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SBoCK - Simple Bone Cysts
Bone graft or no bone graft? This is a super simple trial led from Canada. It is the easiest trial to recruit to - as patients don't really mind which they get! However, recruitment is really slow (because it is rare), though the UK is easily leading the world! Oxford, Alder Hey and Sheffield are fighting for top-spot internationally. We don't think that they are looking for new hospitals at the moment.

Kids Research Day
Optimising recruitment to trials

Morning - 13th July 2021

Funded by the BOA and RCSEng and open to everyone - surgeons, trainees and research teams.

 

How to overcome the challenge of patients (and colleagues) that don't want to randomise....delivered by experts who teach surgeons how to do this (based one their work across a range of trials, such as appendicectomy vs. no appendicectomy!).

 

Led by Prof Jenny Donovan who has made a career of making really tough surgical trials a success, through the QuinteT group. She is an international legend in the trials world! CPD applied for from RCS Eng.

 

9.30am - 1pm Online. Click for programme. 

 

Register here

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Click here to join the conversation, and add your name and ideas to a research list. So far we have....

 

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  • DDH,
  • Clubfoot
  • Perthes
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  • Add your own research area now.....

Also we share things that the research committee find useful (so you may too!).

  • Podcasts, Courses and Papers useful in research.
 

What's funded and starting soon...

And there is even more....

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  • Nottingham 'Core Kids' consensus meeting is on 12th July (in person and virtual). They are keen for people to participate to define the best outcomes in children's trauma. Contact Ben.Marson@nottingham.ac.uk

 

  • FORCE and BOSS results are now complete, and their publication is imminent. 

 

 

 

WARNING......
 
Team USA got $7m from the NIH this week to copy the SCIENCE and CRAFFT trials in North America....we must win! Recruit now!
More updates coming soon
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