Orthopaedic trainee led collaborative research in the North East and Cumbria

CORNET is a Collaborative Orthopaedic Research Network which is organise and administered by Northern Deanery Orthopaedic trainees in the UK. The Collaborative was founded in January 2013 and has grown year on year in the range and quality of research conducted.

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We currently have a number of projects ongoing. For more information, see our projects page.

For those of you training in the North, CORNET will be delivering the first teaching session of the new year (9th Jan). It looks to be a great programme focussed on basic science research and how to set up projects.

The multi-centre UK FROST Trial compared two surgical treatments and physiotherapy in the management of frozen shoulder has been published in the Lancet. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31965-

Find Your Place North East, in collaboration with HEE, have launched a handy road and body map that guides you through how to get involved with research and research collaboratives. In the video above, Helen Ingoe, long time CORNET committee member, beautifully describes the benefits of pursuing research opportunities.


SWIFFT is the largest clinical trial of its kind about treating a fracture of the waist of the scaphoid. It was funded by the NIHR and led by Professor Joseph Dias in collaboration with University of York Trials Unit. The authors concluded that adult patients with scaphoid waist fractures displaced by 2 mm or less should have initial cast immobilisation, and any suspected non-unions should be confirmed and immediately fixed with surgery.