The Local Research Team finished recruitment for two long-running studies at the beginning of the year.

An anaesthetic study – Post-operative pain relief for Total Knee Replacement: The LIFT Knee Trial (CI – Dr Fiona Martin) opened in 2014 with a target recruitment of 200 patients. Furthermore an orthopaedic knee feasibility study – Radiological Follow-up of Alternative Reconstruction Technique study (RAF) study (CI- Mr Vipul Mandalia) opened in mid-2016 with a target recruitment of 50 patients.

Both studies are now closed to recruitment and are in the follow-up and data collection stages, having successfully recruited the number of patients needed.

Once the data analysis is complete, we hope for changes in practice within the hospital and larger, main studies to follow.