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Orthopaedic Surgery Research

The Orthopaedic Surgery Department provides a comprehensive range of services on an inpatient, ambulatory and outpatient basis. The department provides services for both trauma and elective procedures. 

The Department aims to foster multidisciplinary research and education across surgical, nursing and allied health disciplines. Cross-specialty collaborations include the Geriatric Medicine, Emergency, Anaesthetics and Radiology Departments. We are researching patient and family experience of upper and lower limb trauma, arthroplasty, reconstructive and sports medicine disciplines.

Our Research Team

Dr Peter Walker   Orthopaedic Surgeon, Head of Department
Professor Warwick Bruce   Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Researcher
Dr Doron Sher   Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Researcher
Dr Bernard Zicat   Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Researcher
Dr Jai Sungaran   Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Researcher
Dr John Trantalis   Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Researcher
Dr Paul Della Torre   Orthopaedic Surgeon, Director of Surgery and Clinical Researcher
Dr Alice Chang   Orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Researcher
Sania Wai Ki Tsiu Clinical Nurse Consultant and Clinical Researcher

Our Publications


Combined Randomised and Observational Study of Surgery for Fractures in the Distal Radius in the Elderly (CROSSFIRE) Study Group, Lawson A, Naylor J, Buchbinder R, Ivers R, Balogh ZJ, Smith P, Xuan W, Howard K, Vafa A, Perriman D, Mittal R, Yates P, Rieger B, Smith G, Adie S, Elkinson I, Kim W, Sungaran J, Latendresse K, Wong J, Viswanathan S, Landale K, Drobetz H, Tran P, Page R, Beattie S, Mulford J, Incoll I, Kale M, Schick B, Li T, Higgs A, Oppy A, Harris IA.  Plating vs Closed Reduction for Fractures in the Distal Radius in Older Patients: A Secondary Analysis of a Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Surgery. 157(7):563-571, 2022 07 01.
Dimmick S, Lin JL, Linklater J, Sher D.  Traumatic irreducible anterior dislocation of the radio-capitellar joint due to entrapment of the brachialis tendon lateral to the radial head: A case report. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Oncology. 66(6):805-808, 2022 Sep.
Xu J, Pierrepont J, Madurawe C, Shimmin A, Bruce W.  The effect of varus stem placement on joint offset during total hip arthroplasty: a virtual study. Hip International. 32(5):620-626, 2022 Sep.