Wishbone Orthopaedic Research Foundation 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:

Yushy Zhou

Working with:
Christopher Schilling, Michael English, Michelle Dowsey, Peter Choong, Marc Hirner (Supervisor)
Research base:
Whangarei Hospital
Topic:
Improving Patient Selection in Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)
Project lead:

Warren Leigh

Working with:
Matthew Brick, Richard Davis, Jordan Davis, Catherine Sorensen, Catherine Bacon (Supervisor)
Research base:
Orthosports North Harbour
Topic:
Platelet-rich plasma compared to corticosteroid for treatment of adhesive capsulitis: A randomised controlled trial.
Project lead:

Phil Blyth

Working with:
Joyce Guo, Kari Clifford, Nikki Hooper, Haemish Crawford (Supervisor)
Research base:
Dunedin Hospital
Topic:
Transfer validity of an augmented reality supracondylar humeral fracture simulator
Project lead:

Jack Parker

Working with:
Tim Woodfield, Khoon Lim, Ian Calhaem, Gary Hooper (Supervisor)
Research base:
Christchurch Hospital
Topic:
Hypochlorous acid: A novel surgical sterilisation agent
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:
Taranaki Base Hospital, Wellington Hospital, Auckland City Hospital
Topic:
Predicting succesful return to play following anterior shoulder surgical stabilisation
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