The  COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many research studies unfortunately having to put a hold on their patient recruitment including University of Oxford’s SCIENCE study. The SCIENCE Study is trying to improve the treatment of children who have a broken bone in the elbow called an ‘epicondyle fracture’. 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, surgeons throughout the UK (and the world) are uncertain about the best way to treat this injury and are not sure whether one way of treating them is better than the other because it has never been researched.  Almost every children’s surgeon in the UK has agreed to be part of this study. 

BART research team are delighted to report that this study is once again up and running and we look forward to continuing our work with the Royal Hospital for Sick Children within the Belfast Trust.

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