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The Irish Paediatric Orthopaedic Society held their annual conference in the Mount Conference Centre, Belfast on Friday 11th October 2019 and Saturday 12th October 2019.  We were pleased to be one of their sponsors. 

The Society share knowledge and understanding of paediatric orthopaedic disorders to advance their diagnosis and treatment.

 

Thank you to all the visitors at The Stables Coffee Shop in Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park, Belfast who donated to the BART Bookcase.

Our latest collection box raised £65.52.   Thanks also to everyone who gave books. We are a small local charity but the research work we do is becoming more important as we all get older and more of us need new hips and knees. Your support is much appreciated.

We are delighted to be working with the University of Oxford’s SCIENCE study team.

This study is trying to improve the treatment of children who have a broken bone in the elbow called an ‘epicondyle fracture’. About one thousand children sustain this injury in the UK each year. Doctors treat these injuries in different ways. Half of doctors advise to rest the elbow in a cast or splint and allow it to heal by itself, whilst the other half advise surgery to fix the bone.

Despite the number of these injuries, doctors are not sure whether one way of treating them is better than the other because it has never been researched. 

The study is funded by the Department of Health and is the work of children’s Bone Specialists across the UK, with research support from The University of Oxford. The University of Oxford is the lead centre for the study, and the day to day running of the study is being completed by Oxford Trauma, a research group of the Nuffield Department of Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Musculoskelatal Sciences.


The research team is qualified to do this study because they have all the specialties and skills needed. The team has a lot of experience in caring for children and young people with injuries and are active in health research. Parents and children have been involved in the development of this study, and are involved in the management.


Yesterday in the BART office we said good bye to our research coordinator, Nicola, as she heads off on maternity leave. She will be greatly missed by the research team!
Thanks so much to Glamorous Occasions for the fab balloons  and to Sinead for her delicious cake...it tasted as good as it looked.

Infographic showing BART's research findings.

Our research would not be possible without the important donations we receive throughout the year. So please help us further our work by sending a donation today.

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