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ISPO UK NMS Osseointegration Workshop -  18 January 2018
Challenges and Perceptions: – Direct Skeletal Fixation Following Amputation Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

 Downloadable documents:-

Workshop Programme (PDF)
Workshop report (PDF)
Evidence – References – Soori 2018  (PDF)
Osseointegration for Lower-Limb Amputation A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes – JBJS REVIEWS 2017;5(10): e10 · http: / /dx.doi.o rg /10.2106 / JB JS.RVW.17.00037 (PDF)
Bazian Report - Rapid review of osseointegration/ direct skeletal fixation:  A report for NHS England 2016 (PDF)

Research in O & P:  A Practical Approach to Generating Research and Clinical Evidence

Friday 14th July 2017    10.00 am – 4.00 pm   Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ

This course is suitable for all disciplines under the remit of ISPO.  

Course Contributors

Dr John Head, Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Salford
Dr Michael McGrath, Research Scientist – Clinical Evidence, Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd

Dr David Moser, Head of Research & Principle Research Engineer, Chas A Blatchford & Sons Ltd
Dr Imad Sedki, Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine, RNOH, Stanmore

Course Aim and Outline

This course aimed to provide the tools and information required to encourage rehabilitation professionals to disseminate their knowledge, work and experience. With limited clinical evidence available in the field of P & O rehabilitation to support current practice, the course was designed to encourage active participation and facilitate a logical approach to the dissemination and presentation of clinical evidence to support best practice.  Topics for discussion included:-

  • What is evidence?

  • Forms of evidence?

  • Why is evidence so important?

  • Defining research and the process
  • Getting started, formulating research aims and objectives
  • Formulating a hypothesis

  • Study design and planning
  • What to measure and why?

  • Analysis and dissemination of research
  • Appropriate formats and forums – case studies, free papers, poster presentations, peer reviewed journals
  • Barriers and pitfalls

  • Seeking support

  • Disseminating research

  • Discussion and the role of ISPO in this area