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 researchmanager@upperlimb.com.

Recent News

In vitro comparison of wear characteristics of PyroCarbon & metal on bone: Shoulder hemiarthroplasty

A/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 [...]

BHULRI digitalisation

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 [...]

Recent contribution to Textbook – “Normal and Pathological Anatomy of the Shoulder”

Recently, Associate 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." [...]

Use of Low-profile Palmar Internal Fixation in Digital Replantation

Associate Professor Mark Ross, Dr Gregory Couzens and a previous fellow of the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Research Institute, Dr Christof Bollman have recently published on their surgical technique [...]

Recently published protocol of a randomised trial of conservative treatments for base of thumb osteo

We have recently published the study protocol for a randomised controlled trial we are conducting examining the effectiveness of various conservative management treatments used to managed base of thumb osteoarthritis. [...]

Recent Publications

Pyrocarbon arthroplasty for Kienböck’s disease

Bellemère P, Al-Hakim W, Le Corre A, and Ross M. In: Lichtman DM, Bain GI, editors. Kienböck’s Disease: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer International Publishing; 2016. ISBN: 978-3-319-34226-9

Total wrist fusion in the management of Kienböck’s disease

Ross M, Marchalleck S, and Bain A. In: Lichtman DM, Bain GI, editors. Kienböck’s Disease: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment. Springer International Publishing; 2016. ISBN: 978-3-319-34226-9

Scapho-luno-triquetral tenodesis

Ross M, Peters SE, and Couzens GB. In: Day CS, Shin AY, editors. Advances in scapholunate ligament treatment [Internet]. Chicago, IL, United States: American Society for Surgery of the Hand; [...]

Shoulder arthrodesis utilising autologous growth factors

Ross M, Duke PFR, Cutbush K, and Jhamb A. In: Zuckerman JD, editor. Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow: An International Perspective. 1st ed. Illinois, United States: American Academy of [...]

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for lateral epicondylitis

Ross M, Duke PFR, Cutbush K, and Jhamb A. In: Zuckerman JD, editor. Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow: An International Perspective. 1st ed. Illinois, United States: American Academy of [...]