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We are delighted to be working with the University of Oxford’s SCIENCE study team.

This study is trying to improve the treatment of children who have a broken bone in the elbow called an ‘epicondyle fracture’. About one thousand children sustain this injury in the UK each year. Doctors treat these injuries in different ways. Half of doctors advise to rest the elbow in a cast or splint and allow it to heal by itself, whilst the other half advise surgery to fix the bone.

Despite the number of these injuries, doctors are not sure whether one way of treating them is better than the other because it has never been researched. 

The study is funded by the Department of Health and is the work of children’s Bone Specialists across the UK, with research support from The University of Oxford. The University of Oxford is the lead centre for the study, and the day to day running of the study is being completed by Oxford Trauma, a research group of the Nuffield Department of Rheumatology, Orthopaedics and Musculoskelatal Sciences.


The research team is qualified to do this study because they have all the specialties and skills needed. The team has a lot of experience in caring for children and young people with injuries and are active in health research. Parents and children have been involved in the development of this study, and are involved in the management.


Our research would not be possible without the important donations we receive throughout the year. So please help us further our work by sending a donation today.

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