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Paediatric Orthopaedics: An exciting new research horizon

4th May 2021, 19:00 to 20:00 BST


Recently, there has been a dramatic increase in interest in prospective research studies (including RCTs) into Children’s Orthopaedic diseases  (elective and trauma).

  1. This has been led by the BOSS (British Orthopaedic Surgery Surveillance) prospective studies into Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SUFE/SCFE) and Perthes Disease of the Hip.
  2. The NIHR/University of Oxford studies: SCIENCE (Medial epicondyle fractures of the elbow) CRAFFT (displaced fractures of the distal radius and ulnar
  3. Research in the DGH: What to do and what not to do to be successful


To show the varied and successful Paediatric Orthopaedic research being undertaken in the UK (elective and trauma) and to highlight the opportunities to become involved

Learning Objectives

  1. Be aware of BSCOS, BOSS research studies
  2. Be aware of NIHR trauma studies in
  3. Advice on how to become involved in research at hospital level

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Fergal Monsell

Fergal Monsell has been a Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Hospital for Children Bristol since 2005. He has a broad-based practice with a special interest in the management of patients with congenital limb abnormally and deformity following trauma and septicaemia. He is active in all aspects of paediatric trauma, He is involved in education at all levels, is Visiting Professor at Cardiff University, Director of the Avon Centre for Musculoskeletal Education and Projector at the Grand Academy. Has an active clinical and basic science research portfolio and is widely published.

Daniel Perry

Consultant Children's Orthopaedic Surgeon at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Dan specialises in Children’s Hip Disease (Perthes’ Disease, Hip Dysplasia and Slipped Epiphysis), Bone Cysts and Trauma. He trained in Liverpool and Warwick, before completing a children’s orthopaedic fellowship at SickKids Hospital, Toronto, Canada. He then became an NIHR Clinician Scientist, before being appointed as an Associate Professor at the University of Oxford, and Fellow at Wolfson College Oxford. Dan’s major research interests are in epidemiology and effectiveness research. He has an international portfolio of clinical trials.

Robin Paton

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with a strong research record in the diagnosis and treatment of Development Dysplasia of the Hip. NIPE medical advisor for the national hip screening programme. An Honorary Professor at the Medical School, UCLAN.


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