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Moving Forward - Physiotherapy for Musculoskeletal Health and Wellbeing

Check out this new review from the NIHR and others on why MSK research matters. OT's this is super-relevant to hand therapy, so please ignore the physiotherapy in the title!


Do you Treat Patients with CMCJ OA?

Ben Dean, registrar in Oxford, is running an multi-centre observational study and is looking for hand therapists to take part.

For more information see the invitation to collaborate or email Ben for more details: bendean1979@googlemail.com


Digital Nerve Repair Clinical Trial - Preliminary Research

In April of this year, the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) released a call for research to evaluate whether microsurgical repair of isolated digital nerve injury offers benefit over exploration and washout. 

https://www.nihr.ac.uk/funding-and-support/funding-opportunities/1837-repair-of-digital-nerve-injury/8191

The RSTN is supporting an application for this call. To further investigate the feasibility of clinical research in this area, we are undertaking a survey on some of the key issues for designing a trial and would really appreciate it if hand therapists could give their opinions for our proposed research:

Click here to complete survey. It takes approximately 5 minutes.


Management of zone V and VI extensor tendon repairs: multinational inquiry of current hand therapy practice

Melissa Hirth (Australian hand therapist) is part of a team looking at the post-operative management of extensor tendon repairs, world-wide. They are surveying hand therapy associations in a variety of different countries, and are keen for BAHT members to contribute to their research. 

Click here to complete survey.  

View more information about the study.