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22nd May 2024 Latest News Surgery Outcomes

Celebrating international success for hip replacement research

A man in a suit standing in front of an x-ray machine with another man lying on the bed ready for his mock scan

An international leader in his field, Dr Stuart Callary is once again hitting major milestones in improving outcomes for hip replacement patients.

Dr Callary and the orthopaedics team across the Royal Adelaide Hospital, University of Adelaide and Flinders University are one of the few groups in the world to use accurate software measurements of implant stability that identifies poor-performing hip implants earlier, which then allows for earlier interventions.

His work, proudly supported by The Hospital Research Foundation Group, has been globally recognised after receiving the 2024 Orthopaedic Research Society’s Harris Award in California, an incredible achievement for life-changing research!

Dr Callary said the award was special to his team because the Orthopaedic Research Society is the largest dedicated group focussed on improving musculoskeletal health in the world.

“For our team to be recognised with this award is extremely encouraging for our ongoing studies,” Dr Callary said.

“This award generated a lot of interest when we were in California, and it was fantastic to hear that many people are keenly awaiting results of our larger cohort.

“A constant point of discussion was the unique multidiscipline approach of our team which is made up of clinicians, scientists, biomechanical and engineering experts.

“Without this collaborative expertise, our study simply would not be possible.”

So far, the team has over 200 patients enrolled in their clinical trials of primary and revision hip replacements.

The results of the teams’ trial enhances the implant performance and longevity for over 50,000 hip replacement patients per year in Australia alone.

The team have exciting plans in the future and will be using their unique collaboration of experts to build patient specific computer models that can be used to test the effectiveness of new implants.

“Testing the performance of hip implants before its used reduces the risk of patients receiving poor performing implants and in more complex cases, may improve the longevity of the implant.”

We look forward to keeping you updated on Dr Callary’s research progress!