Wishbone Orthopaedic Research Foundation Grants 

Applications for the 2022 funding round have now closed.    

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:

Reece Joseph

Working with:
Jillian Cornish, Simon Swift, Brya Matthews, Haemish Crawford (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Identifying Bacterial Factors that Account for Poor Outcomes in Paediatric Osteomyelitis
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
Project lead:

Helen Ingoe

Working with:
Alex Malone, Joy Adamson, David Annison, Joanna Gibson, Allan Pang, Kenneth Cutbush, Lucy Kottam, Amar Rangan (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Consensus on the Outcomes Measured Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries and Lateral Clavicle Fractures
Project lead:

Andrew Kim

Working with:
Jillian Lee (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Static Versus Free Gliding Screws in SCFE Fixation: A Randomised Controlled Trial
Project lead:

Jian-Sen Ng

Working with:
Bill Farrington, Grace Taylor, Lance Nicholson, Simon Young (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
VOLT Study: Intraosseous Regional Administration of Voltaren™ in Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty
Project lead:

Alex Gibson

Working with:
Joe Baker, Jillian Lee (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Fertility and Female Doctors - The Impact of Career Choice
Project lead:

David Kieser

Working with:
Chris Frampton, Michael Wyatt, Michael Woodhouse, Jonathan Evans, Gary Hooper (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Factors associated with implant survival following total hip replacement surgery: A study of data from the NZJR
Project lead:

Yushy Zhou

Working with:
Christopher Schilling, Michael English, Michelle Dowsey, Peter Choong, Marc Hirner (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Improving Patient Selection in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
Project lead:

Jack Parker

Working with:
Tim Woodfield, Khoon Lim, Ian Calhaem, Gary Hooper (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Hypochlorous acid: A novel surgical sterilisation agent
Project lead:

Phil Blyth

Working with:
Joyce Guo, Kari Clifford, Nikki Hooper, Haemish Crawford (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Transfer validity of an augmented reality supracondylar humeral fracture simulator
Project lead:

Warren Leigh

Working with:
Matthew Brick, Richard Davis, Jordan Davis, Catherine Sorensen, Catherine Bacon (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Platelet-rich plasma compared to corticosteroid for treatment of adhesive capsulitis: A randomised controlled trial.
Project lead:

Rachel Besavi

Working with:
Margi Olds, Ilia Elkinson, Justin Chou, Francis Ting, Andrew Glenny, Stewart Walsh, Michael Rosenfeldt, Robert Elliott, Adam Dalgleish, Ritwik Kejriwal (Supervisor)
Research base:
Not Specified
Topic:
Predicting succesful return to play following anterior shoulder surgical stabilisation