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Explore our ongoing research undertakings within our clinical interventions to enhance function and quality of life project.

The Origin Study: A randomised control trial comparing functional recovery after custom or standard total knee replacement

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The Origin Study is an industry funded randomised controlled trial exploring the influence of custom made and conventional implants upon functional recovery following total knee replacement. Specifically, the project compares lower limb joint angle and loading patterns during walking and activities of daily living between patients following custom and conventional total knee replacement, and healthy controls.

The project is a collaboration between academics at Edge Hill University and consultant orthopaedic surgeons from Wrightington Hospital.

Exploring the validity and reliability of markerless motion capture using the myRecovery Deep Vision Platform

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Current assessments of joint mobility rely upon costly and time consuming in-person healthcare appointments. The Deep Vision Platform developed by Msk.ai, a markerless motion capture technology housed within a smartphone or tablet application, has the potential to facilitate remote patient monitoring and moves towards virtual outpatient appointments in line with the NHS Long Term Plan.

This project aims to determine the validity and reliability of Deep Vision Platform based assessments of hip, knee, ankle, spine and elbow motion during isolated range of motion tests, and spine and lower limb movement during walking.

Functional Recovery of the HAPY Elbow: Quantifying functional recovery of elbow motion after novel pyrocarbon interposition arthroplasty of the elbow, in young patients with severe arthritis

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While total elbow replacement is a common surgical procedure, concerns have been raised about its use with younger patients who require greater functionality. Interposition arthroplasty, placing a “spacer” within the joint, has been proposed as an alterative to total elbow replacement for younger patients. This study, which is a part of a larger project, looks to explore the influence of interposition arthroplasty, using a spherical pyrocarbon implant, upon elbow function in younger patients with advanced arthritis.

The project is a collaboration between the Department of Sport and Physical Activity and the Medical School internally at Edge Hill University, and partners at Wrightington Hospital.