Research

Research is an important component of SOTRS. We aim to provide up to date, evidenced based treatment and care to our patients and being actively involved in research allows us to do this.

The research arm of the practice, SOTRS Research, was established in 2007.  It is not for profit, and is dedicated to improving patient outcomes.  With the help of a full time research assistant, we perform high quality research through partnerships with clinicians, hospitals and device companies.  Our core activities are collection, management and reporting of clinical data, research and research training, as well as translating and communicating our findings to the public.

For information on the studies currently running at SOTRS Research, click here.

For information regarding being involved in a clinical trial, click here.

Recent publications:

Chang A, Hughes A, du Moulin W, Mukerjee C, Molnar R. Randomised comparison of two skin preparation methods in foot and ankle surgery. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2015; In Press.

Collins DJ, Khatib YH, Parker DA, Jenkin DE, Molnar RB. Tibial rotation kinematics subsequent to knee arthroplasty. J Orthopaedics 2015;12-1:7-10.

Molnar RB, Jenkin DE, Millar MJ, Campbell D, Harris IA. The Australian arthroplasty thromboprophylaxis survey. J Arthroplasty 2012;27-2:173-9.

Hogg M, Molnar R, Shidiak L, Gillies M. Comparison of a 3-Hole Locking Plate With Angled Screws to a Standard 4-Hole Hip Plate: A Finite Element Study. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, British Volume 2012;94-B-SUPP XXIII:217.

Small T, Cairns P, Proctor J, Molnar R. A Pilot Study to Assess a Multimodal Approach to Short Stay Arthoplasty. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, British Volume 2012;94-B-SUPP XXIII:44.

Recent Presentations:

How Stable is a Hip Brace:  Do we really know where we are putting the cup? The Annual Australian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, October 2015, Brisbane.  Presented by Dr Francis Connon.

Randomised Comparison of Two Skin Preparation Methods in Foot and Ankle Surgery.  The Annual Australian Orthopaedic Association State Scientific Meeting, November 2014, Canberra.  Presented by Dr Alice Chang.

Ionising Radiation Doses Detected at the Eye-level of the primary Surgeon During Orthopaedic Procedures.  The Annual Australian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, October 2014, Melbourne.  Presented by Dr Deepak Cheriachan.

Patellofemoral Contact Pressure Following Iliotibial Band Release. The Annual Australian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, October 2013, Darwin.  Presented by Dr Bruce Caldwell.

Iliotibial Band Release: A 10 Year Postoperative Review. The Annual Australian Orthopaedic Association Scientific Meeting, October 2013, Darwin.  Presented by Dr Bruce Caldwell.

Computer Navigated Total Hip Arthroplasty – Can It Be Simple And Accurate? The Annual Scientific Meeting of the Arthroplasty Society, June 2012, Melbourne.  Presented by Dr Robert Molnar.