Wishbone Foundation Research Grants 

Applications have now closed for the 2021 grant funding round.  A link to the form will appear on this page once applications open in July 2022.

Applicants are expected to be either Registrars or emerging new clinical researchers with an NZOA member as part of the project team.

The Wishbone Foundation is supported by the NZOA & all applications are evaluated by the Wishbone Orthopaedic Research Committee.

While grants are mainly smaller in nature, they can lead to larger projects with potentially major benefits for patients.

Below are summaries of the recently completed and ongoing research funded by Wishbone. Log in first to view the individual research reports.

Further Enquiries
E: grants@nzoa.org.nz  P: NZOA +64 (4) 913 9891

Ongoing Research

Project lead:

Keith Lee

Working with:
Michael Foster, Amy Wang, Shirley Collocott & Christin Coomarasamy
Research base:
Auckland City Hospital
Topic:
Driving in a Below Elbow Cast Study: Is It Safe?
Project lead:

Nigel Willis

Working with:
Shea Timoko-Barnes & Nicholas Keddell
Research base:
Wellington Hospital
Topic:
Lateral Ankle Ligament Augmentation Trial (LALA)
Project lead:

Matt D'Arcy

Working with:
Angus Jennings
Research base:
Christchurch Hospital
Topic:
Management of the Absolutely Ligamentous Lisfranc injury – Early fusion versus fixation treatment

Completed Research

Project lead:

Paul Monk

Working with:
Matthew Lim, Daniel McCormick & Ee Jin Goh
Research base:
Auckland City Hospital
Topic:
Smart Feeler Gauge for Uni-compartment Knee Arthroplasty
Project lead:

Vikesh Gupta

Working with:
Jonathan Manson & James Watt
Research base:
Whangarei Hospital
Topic:
Spine adipose index (SAI) is an independent predictor of deep infection of the spine
Project lead:

Mike Wyatt

Working with:
Chris Frampton, David Kieser & Michael Whitehouse
Research base:
Christchurch Hospital
Topic:
Assessing the non-inferiority of prosthesis constructs in (i) primary total hip replacement and (ii) primary total knee replacement surgery using data from the New Zealand Joint Registry: a benchmarking study.
Project lead:

Scott Bolam

Working with:
Jillian Cornish, Paul Monk & Jacob Munro
Research base:
Auckland City Hospital
Topic:
Evaluating lactoferrin in the prevention of prosthetic joint infections
Project lead:

Matthew Bowman

Working with:
Simon Young & Zanazir Alexander
Research base:
Auckland City Hospital
Topic:
Noise exposure and noise induced hearing loss in orthopaedics