Past projects

T+O Response to COVID

The response of Trauma & Orthopaedic Departments to the first four weeks of lockdown for the COVID-19 pandemic – A trainee-led analysis of the East of England

One of the first papers to evaluate the impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic on Training Opportunities for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeons.

ORCA Collaborative The Surgeon 2021 Feb; 19(1): e14–e19.

Training Possibilities in the Independent Sector

Access and feasibility of orthopaedic training in the independent sector - A Deanery's experience

Independent sector operating for orthopaedic trainees is feasible on scale and should be embedded to supplement training in the future. In their current state independent sector facilities are not easily and universally accessible to fulfil training needs

Lenihan J, Ngu A and Orca Collaborative The Surgeon 2022 Oct;20(5):291-296 PubMed Link


Assessment of reduction methods for dislocated THRs across the region. Closed reduction success is increased in younger patients with less comorbidities following use of propofol sedation. Following sedation, patients have a significantly shorter hospital stay. Increasing uptake of closed reduction of THR dislocation within the ED will maximise patient outcomes whilst allowing efficient resource utilisation.

Waseem S, Ngu A, Patel J; ORCA Research Collaborative. Emergency Department closed reduction of dislocated THR: the REDDTHR Prospective Multi-centre Study. Hip Int. 2024 May 31: Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38817115. Pub Med Link


Management of closed both bone forearm fractures in the paediatric population  Find out more...

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