Orthopaedic research

Our aims are:

  • To develop a research network of trauma and orthopaedic physiotherapists.

  • To disseminate information to share the latest evidenced based practice.

  • To generate and foster collaboration to develop research capacity amongst physiotherapists.

Please let us know if you are participating in any research or would like us to promote relevant trials within our newsletter. Below are some examples of recently completed and ongoing RCTs:

Recently Completed:

  • AIM: Ankle Injury Management (results)
  • DRAFFT: Distal Radius Acute Fracture Fixation Trial (ISRCTN 31379280: results)


We would also like to inform members of the upcoming ICA HEE/NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme for non-medical healthcare professions. These are personal training awards for healthcare professionals who wish to develop careers that combine clinical research and research leadership with continued clinical practice. 

Take Part: 

BASK Revision Knee Replacement Priority Setting Partnership (PSP)

Help us guide future research about problematic knee replacements

The British Association for Surgery of the Knee (BASK) are running a PSP in partnership with the James Lind Alliance (JLA). The aim of this process is to bring patients, carers together with a range of healthcare professionals. We want all groups to highlight uncertainties relating to the assessment, management and rehabilitation of ‘patients with a problematic knee replacement’. We will thereby identify future research questions and ultimately publish a list of ‘top 10 research priorities’. This will guide funders for future research. 

What can you do to help?

If you have experience of problematic knee replacements as a patient, carer or professional: 

TELL US THE TOP 3 QUESTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ANSWERED BY FUTURE RESEARCH at www.jlarevisionknee.com. The survey goes live on Monday 10thSeptember 2018 and we are hoping to get as many responses within the first month as possible.

For any queries or please email jlarevisionknee@gmail.com

Thank you in advance,

Johnny Mathews BASK Research Fellow