Our practitioners consider that good medical practice depends on continued monitoring of outcome measures and forward thinking research. At St Luke's we employ a full time research co-ordinator who has a Masters degree in medical ethics and also is vice chair of one of the NHS Oxfordshire Research Ethics Committees. At St Luke's we have several active research programmes studying clinical and physiological subjects. We manage research grants from the National Institute of Health in the USA and work in close collaboration with overseas sites including several European Universities, the Mayo Clinic and other US academic institutes.
Autologous Blood injection for Tendon Disease - randomised controlled trial - now recruiting: if you have a chronic Achilles problem let us know!
Cement Augmentation versus Radiotherapy in Myeloma associated vertebral fractures - randomised controlled trial - planning phase.
BMJ leading article on Vertebroplasty bmj.d3470.full_.pdf
European Radiology - facet joint injections versus vertebroplasty EurRadiolOnlineMay2011.pdf