The Brisbane Hand & Upper Limb Research Institute was established in 2010 to facilitate and coordinate upper limb clinical and basic science research across the private and public health-care sectors in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Our team of researchers are involved in over 30 projects dedicated to improving the quality of health care, surgery and outcomes of people with upper limb conditions. See our current projects.
You can contribute to a range of work that helps us to provide safer and better-quality care to patients who experience Hand and Upper Limb conditions:
• Expert knowledge and skill
• Donation (tax deductible)
Please contact our Research Manager via firstname.lastname@example.org.
In March, the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Research Institute gave a number of presentations at the 12th Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand and the [...]
Recruitment Finalised: Prediction of post-operative cognitive decline following shoulder surgery in the beach chair position: the value of cerebral oximetry
Surgery to the shoulder may be performed with patients seated upright in a position known as the beach chair position (BCP). We have recently recruited our 200th and final participant [...]
In vitro comparison of wear characteristics of PyroCarbon & metal on bone: Shoulder hemiarthroplasty
Prof Mark Ross, previous fellow Dr Noel Peter and other collaborators have published results showing that PyroCarbon hemiarthroplasty implants cause significantly less damage to bone than conventional cobalt chromium implants [...]
Study participants are now completing electronic questionnaires. Going digital will reduce data entry time, allowing the research team to spend more time on experimental design and data analysis. It will [...]
Professor Mark Ross and Visiting Shoulder Fellow Dr Kieran Hirpara (MB, BCh, BAO, MD, FRCSOrth) contributed to a book chapter describing the "Anterior Shoulder Approaches to the Shoulder." The text [...]
Potter JA, Ross M. The Dorsal Periosteal Curtain for Distal radius Osteotomy via the Volar Approach. Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. 2020. AbstractVolar wedge osteotomy and angle stable [...]
Logan J, Peters SE, Strauss R, Manzanero S, Couzens GB, Ross M. Pyrocardan Trapeziometacarpal Joint Arthroplasty – Medium Term Outcomes. Journal of Wrist Surgery. 2020 Dec; 9(6): 509–517. Published online 2020 Aug 21.PMCID: PMC7708026 [...]
Whittle JH, Peters SE, Manzanero S, Duke PF. A systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures used in shoulder instability research. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020;29(2):381-391. doi:10.1016/j.jse.2019.07.001 Abstract Background: Shoulder instability is extremely [...]
Health-care providers’ perspectives on factors influencing return-to-work after surgery for nontraumatic conditions of the upper extremity
Peters SE, Coppieters MW, Ross M, Johnston V. Health-care providers' perspectives on factors influencing return-to-work after surgery for nontraumatic conditions of the upper extremity. J Hand Ther. 2020;33(1):87-95.e1. doi:10.1016/j.jht.2018.09.011
The Lister’s tubercle trapdoor: a minimally invasive technique for harvesting cancellous bone from the distal radius
Ross M, McKenzie J, Couzens G. The Lister's tubercle trapdoor: a minimally invasive technique for harvesting cancellous bone from the distal radius. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2020;30(1):179-182. doi:10.1007/s00590-019-02523-2 Bone graft [...]