Research

BESS supports upper limb orthopaedic research through its pump priming grants and survey circulation. In addition to this, we are proud to support two James Lind Alliance projects: common shoulder problems; and elbow conditions. BESS members have also been involved in several multi-centred national surgical trials. You can find out more these activities below.

James Lind Alliance

Elbow conditions

Common shoulder problems

Research surveys

National clinical trials

PROFHER

PROximal Fracture of Humerus: Evaluation by Randomisation Trial

CI: Prof Amar Rangan

Trial publication link-1

Trial publication link-2

This trial is complete

UKUFF

United Kingdom Rotator Cuff Trial

CI: Prof Andrew Carr

Trial publication link

This trial is complete

CSAW

Can Shoulder Arthroscopy Work? Trial

CI: Prof David Beard

Trial protocol publication link

Clavicle

Clavicle trial

CI: Mr Philip Ahrens

Trial protocol publication link

This trial is complete

UKFROST

United Kingdom FROzen Shoulder Trial

CI: Prof Amar Rangan

Trial weblink

PROFHER-2

PROximal Humeral Fracture: Evaluation by Randomisation – 2

CI: Prof Amar Rangan

Trial in final stages of commissioning, trial due to start January 2018

PARCS

Patch Augmented Rotator Cuff Surgery

CI: Prof Jonathan Cook

Trial weblink

BESS Summary Page

UKTASH-D

UK Traumatic Anterior SHoulder Dislocation Study

CI: Prof Jonathan Rees

Trial weblink

GRASP

Getting it Right Addressing Shoulder Pain

CI: Prof Sally Hopewell

Trial weblink