Trauma and injury generate significant impact and burden on the injured and the community. Trauma can affect all age groups and range from simple soft tissue sprains to complex multiple fractures.
The effects of injury impact on all ages and in particular affect those working and supporting families. Therefore, critical research is needed to identify the most cost efficient and effective surgical treatments to allow patients to return their usual activities with minimal disability as soon as possible.
Previous B-CORE areas of research interest and publication have covered a wide area from shoulder and clavicle fractures, elbow injuries, wrist and scaphoid fractures and hip fractures and their outcomes.
Further research is underway investigating joint replacements as a treatment for trauma around a variety of joints, scaphoid and radius fixation techniques, injuries in contact sports and enhancement of simple fracture care by General Practitioners in the community.
B-CORE is currently partnering with the AFL to conduct Australia’s largest study investigating female Aussie Rules players and the type and impact of injuries they sustain.