RNOH conducts a wide range of studies from simple observational studies to new innovative highly interventional treatment studies. Our studies are usually only opened to patients who are treated at the RNOH.

The list below provides some examples of studies taking place locally, it is not an exhaustive list of all our studies.

We support locally developed as well as externally developed studies, both commercial and academic. Many of our studies are included on the National Institute of Health Research Gateway.

What is the future of virtual physiotherapy practice after COVID-19?
Stephanie O'Neill, Lucy Dove and Anthony Gilbert

Investigating transcutaneous neuromodulation for reduction of bladder, bowel and spasticity in SCI as an alternative to pharmacological treatment: Towards wearable devices
Dr S Knight and Sean Doherty

Educational text messaging for pressure ulcer prevention in people with spinal cord injury who are newly discharged from hospital: A pilot study
Dr L Liu, Dr A Gall, Dr S Knight and Rachel Deegan

Analysis of specimens from patients with painful metal on metal hip replacements (MOM)
Prof Alister Hart
Funder: Various

Development and testing of an FES bike for an experiment in functional recovery after spinal cord injury (FES Cycling project)
Dr Angela Gall, Kate Roberts
​Funder: The INSPIRE Foundation

Autologous Stem Cells in Achilles Tendinopathy (ASCAT)
Mr Andy Goldberg

Total Ankle Replacement Versus Ankle Arthrodesis trial: A pragmatic, randomised controlled trial to assess clinical and cost effectiveness, with an internal feasibility phase (TARVA)
Mr Andy Goldberg

Prevalence of gastrocnemius contracture in persons with and without foot and ankle pathology
Mr Dishan Singh, Simon Chambers

INFORM - surgery for hip infection project
​Mr Jonathan Miles

A Natural History, Non-Interventional, Two-Part Study in Subjects with Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) (Clementia Pharmaceuticals Inc. Study)
Dr Richard Keen, Jacqueline Vinton

Does surgery followed by physiotherapy improve short and long term outcomes for patients with atraumatic shoulder instability compared with physiotherapy alone? 

Issues of virtual consultation use in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic care due to COVID-19 - Participant Information Sheet
Anthony Gilbert, Gregory Booth, Andy Goldberg

Patient information Sheet.
Miss Anju Jaggi

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