Wishbone Orthopaedic Research Foundation Grants 


Applications are now invited for the 2024 funding round.  Download the application form here.  Applicants should ensure they have read the funding criteria and provided all requested information before sending in their application.  Applications close Friday 26 July 2024.  

Applicants for Wishbone funding 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 and 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:

Rokaya Islam

Working with:
Jillian Lee (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Pyrocarbon versus Metal prosthesis in Radial Head Replacements: A Retrospective Study
Project lead:

Richard Lloyd

Working with:
Zohreh Jafarian Tangrood
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Comparing Nail versus locking plate in displaced three-part proximal humerus fractures
Project lead:

Rushi Penumarthy

Working with:
Angus Jennings (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty: Influence of Obesity on functional outcomes and re-revisions
Project lead:

Blair Mason

Working with:
Rowan McComish, Zohreh Jafarian Tangrood, Jonathan Sharr, Andrew Powell (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Comparing immediate weightbearing versus delayed weightbearing after ankle open reduction and internal fixation
Project lead:

Ampz Matthews Jain

Working with:
Mark Zhu, Carissa Murugesh, Carrie Lobb (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Imposter Syndrome in New Zealand Orthopaedic Non-Trainee Registrars
Project lead:

Jillian Lee

Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Fertility in Female Doctors – the impact of career choice on fertility and pregnancy complications
Project lead:

Sarah Hunter

Working with:
Braden Te Ao, Paula Lorgelly, Haemish Crawford (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
The cost of childhood bone and joint infection in New Zealand
Project lead:

Sarah Hunter

Working with:
Cameron Grant, Vanessa Selak, Braden Te Ao, John Mutu-Grigg, Haemish Crawford (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Host, Pathogen, and Environment in Childhood Bone and Joint infection
Project lead:

Ryan Gao

Working with:
Cole Fleet, James Johnson, George Athwal, Ken Faber
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
The Kouvalchouck Procedure v Distal tibial allograft for Posterior Shoulder Instability
Project lead:

Kong Koh

Working with:
Tom Ward, George Grammatopoulus, Paul Monk (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Which proximal femur total hip replacement periprosthetic fracture should we fix and which one should we revise?
Project lead:

Kong Koh

Working with:
Jaeha Lee, Andrew Suchowersky, George Grammatopoulus, Tom Ward, Paul Monk (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Does Dual Mobility implant reduce hip dislocation in acute total hip replacement?
Project lead:

Neil Broom

Working with:
Peter Robertson, Ashvin Thambyah, Tom Allan, Vonne van Heeswijjk
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Structural Investigations of Mechanically Induced Failure in Ovine Double Spinal Motion Segments