CROSSFIRE research in the spotlight
Professor Harris is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of New South Wales, South Western Sydney Clinical School, Director of the Injury Research Stream at the Ingham Institute and Director of the Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre. Professor Harris, and his new clinical trial, the CROSSFIRE study, were featured on Nine News on Friday 27th January.
The CROSSFIRE study is a combined randomised and observational study of surgery for fractures in the distal radius in the elderly.
The study will compare two common treatment methods that are used for common wrist fractures in older patients.
The first method, surgery, involves using plates and screws to immobilise the broken joint whereas the second method, plaster, utilises a non-surgical treatment to achieve immobility.
Up to 500 patients from hospitals across Australia and New Zealand will be recruited.
The study is designed to inform clinical recommendations and practice guidelines about treatment options for wrist fractures.
For more information about the CROSSFIRE study, read here.
To see the story on Nine News, click here.
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Professor Ian Harris is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of New South Wales, South Western Sydney Clinical School, Director of the Injury Research Stream at the Ingham Institute and Director of the Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre. He is also affiliated with South Western Sydney Local Health District and the Agency for Clinical Innovation. The University of NSW, Ingham Institute, and South Western Sydney Local Health District are all members of South West Sydney Research.
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