Opportunity details

Improving hand fracture fixation with K wires

Trial of burying or not burying wires following hand fracture fixation.

Link to organisation:

http://reconstructivesurgerytrials.net/

Full description:

Hand fractures are very common. Many need an operation to improve the position. Metal wires are often passed to hold the fracture. It is unclear whether these wires should be left exposed or buried beneath the skin.

Date from

5th December 2017

Date to

15th January 2018

Organisation

University of Oxford

A collaborative group of hand surgeons from Oxford and London. We have completed a national patient and clinician survey and have been awarded money for further feasibility work to design a randomised controlled trial.


Details

Topic:

Muscles, joints and bones

Location:

UK wide

Involvement type:

Designing and managing

What support is offered?

Mentoring

Payment:

Yes (as per INVOLVE)

Expenses:

Yes (as per INVOLVE)

Can the work be done from home?

Yes

Suitable for a beginner?

Yes


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