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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 in simulated shoulder function testing. View this article in Shoulder & Elbow.

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 also reduce our carbon footprint by approximately five trees per year.

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

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 book "Normal and Pathological Anatomy of the Shoulder" is edited by Dr Gregory Bain, Dr Eiji Itoi, Dr Giovanni Di Giacomo and Dr Hioyuki Sugaya [...]

Use of Low-profile Palmar Internal Fixation in Digital Replantation

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 describing the use of low profile palmar internal fixation in digital replantation. This technique was published in the peer-reviewed journal Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity [...]

Published protocol of a randomised trial of conservative treatments for base of thumb osteoarthritis

We have 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. The publication can be found in the international "Hand Therapy" journal, Volume 20, Issue 12 published in 2015.

New publication in Joint Replacement Technology

Associate Professor Mark Ross and Drs Greg Couzens and Chris James, with Dr Jerry Klawitter (Integra Life Sciences) have recently completed a book chapter in the professional textbook, Joint Replacement Technology, 2nd Edition. The text, edited by Dr PA Revell overviews the latest technologies in joint replacement. As international experts on the topic, Associate Professor [...]

New publication in Journal of Wrist Surgery

Our publication on Residual Radial Translation as an occult cause of DRUJ instability, and the new parameter our Institute developed is available online today. The Journal of Wrist Surgery is one of the leading journals in the field of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery. Associate Professor Mark Ross and Dr Greg Couzens were the primary [...]

New publication in Journal of Wrist Surgery

Researchers at the Brisbane Hand and Upper Limb Research Institute have recently published on a new surgical technique used to treat people who have scapholunate ligament dissociations. To read more about this technique and our other publications, go to our publications page.


We currently have a new vacancy for the fellowship for July 2014. Applications for this position will close 31st July 2013. To apply please go to the applications portal on the fellowship webpage. (LINK TO NEW SITE)

Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting 2012

A number of our investigators recently presented the findings of a number of our research projects at the recent Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting held in Brisbane in October. Associate Professor Mark Ross, Phil Duke, Kenneth Cutbush and Ben Hope contributed a number of papers on research related to recent advances in shoulder surgery.