Orthopaedic / Sports Medicine Research
“Concussion in Sport”, is a recently launched collaboration between Beacon Hospital Research Institute and The Concussion Foundation. The study aims to better understand the long-term effects of concussion in athletes. The study will initially recruit retired jockeys and will expand to include other contact sports such as rugby, GAA, boxing and soccer.
Testing Novel Sensor Technology in Osteoarthritis
The purpose of this trial is to establish a simpler way of measuring the forces applied to the knee during walking, to understand how these forces are affected by arthritis, and how they change with treatment. The study aims to recruit 40 participants over the coming weeks.
Muscle Recovery Following Knee Replacements
Using nerve conduction studies, this study will compare the degree and rate of recovery of muscle groups in patients who have had either a partial knee replacement versus a total knee replacement. In collaboration with our partners in Tallaght University Hospital and the Royal College of Surgeons this study aims to recruit 90 patients over a 2 year period.
The PLAVOCS Trial: PLAtelet-rich Plasma vs High Volume CorticoSteroid Injection for Gluteal Tendinopathy
This trial will investigate treatments for hip pain using injected anti-inflammatory drugs compared to a booster injection of growth factors using the patients own “platelet enriched plasma”. Participant outcomes will be measured using a Biodex rehabilitation system. Conducted by our top team of orthopaedic surgeons in Beacon Hospital, this study aims to recruit 60 participants over the coming months.