LSO launches the new Research and Outcomes Centre

Last Thursday 18th January London Sports Orthopaedics held a grand launch event to officially open the new Research & Outcomes Centre at 31 Old Broad Street.  

LSO is the only private orthopaedic practice in The City with a dedicated Research & Outcomes Centre, and includes a range of highly innovative diagnostic and assessment equipment for patients with orthopaedic conditions or sports injuries. The clinic has undergone a major refurbishment, which has been designed to improve orthopaedic care for patients and to drive clinical audit, research, training and education.

The centre was officially opened on Thursday by ex-patient, The Honorary Mr John Baron MP, alongside Mr Ian McDermott, Specialist Knee Surgeon at London Bridge Hospital and Managing Partner of London Sports Orthopaedics, and Mike Neeb, President and Chief Executive of HCA Healthcare UK.

Supported by HCA Healthcare and the Sports Orthopaedics Research Foundation (SORF), the new Research & Outcomes Centre is the centrepiece of the clinic. The centre has been equipped with cutting-edge high-tech kit to allow detailed assessment of patients’ performance and outcomes measures, including pre- and post-op testing to assess the effectiveness of treatments, including a brand new top-of-the-range Biodex Isokinometer, for highly accurate and reproducible testing of strength, speed and power.

The Research & Outcomes Centre is also the first in the UK to have a KneeKG unit for 3D video gait analysis. The centre is staffed by a dedicated team, including a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Research Physiotherapists, backed up by senior orthopaedic consultants with extensive experience in research.

Janene Madden, Chief Executive Officer of London Bridge Hospital, commented “This new and improved centre represents a major milestone for orthopaedic care in the City of London. It will benefit patients significantly, and they will receive care from some of the country’s leading orthopaedic consultants as well access to the very latest in diagnostic equipment.”

Over one hundred guests attended the opening last Thursday which included medical demonstrations from companies leading in orthopaedic innovation, including ConforMIS (providing custom-made knee replacements), Symbios (who make custom-made hip prostheses), Episealer (who make the Episurf custom-made focal knee resurfacing implant), Sanguine Medical (who distribute Vivostat PRF biological glue in the UK), Stryker (who provide top-end kit for sports surgery) and Arthrex (who provide a range of ‘orthobiologic’ products for joint injections).

Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon and Managing Partner of London Sports Orthopaedics said “Our new Research & Outcomes Centre at 31 Old Broad Street is dedicated to measuring patient outcomes and gathering the most detailed and comprehensive dataset possible, which will facilitate clinical audit and prospective clinical research. Our research team will be undertaking a range of projects, which will ultimately help improve patient care and ensure that we provide the very best and most effective cutting-edge treatments for our patients. Patients seen at 31 Old Broad Street will benefit from an enhanced package of care, including detailed data-driven pre-op performance assessments and post-operative reviews following major procedures such as anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the knee, knee replacements and hip replacements”.

“To facilitate research at the centre, the newly-founded Sports Orthopaedics Research Foundation (SORF) has been established as an independent body that is currently going through what are hopefully the final stages of the registration process with The Charities Commission for the foundation to become a formal registered charity. SORF has been set up as an entity to help generate funding to support projects and to support training and educational initiatives, which will help make the centre a busy focal point for innovation and excellence in clinic care.”

The SORF website is www.sorf.org.uk.

For further information about the LSO Research & Outcomes Centre and the Sports Orthopaedics Research Foundation, please e-mail us at info@sorf.org.uk

We look forward to welcoming you soon.

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24 January 2018

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