Looking for runners after a total hip or total knee replacement for research [in United Kingdom only]

Hi all,

I am Bernard, a Senior Lecturer from the University of Essex in the United of Kingdom. I am conducting a piece of research on the biomechanical safety of high-impact exercises, like running, on hip and knee replacement implants. As part of this project, I want to collect high-resolution biomechanics data of various high-impact activities (running, jumping, landing from a height, various agility drills) in people who have successfully returned to high-impact sports after a total hip or total knee replacement.

A detailed set of eligibility criteria to be suitable to participate, can be found in the information sheet, but basically you must be 1) < 85 years, 2) 12 months after a total hip or total knee replacement , and 3) already returned to high-impact activities (running, tennis, etc) for 3 months.

What is involved? A single full day of biomechanics testing in our state of art laboratory, filling out questionnaires, muscle strength testing, and wearing an activity monitor for seven days at home. Full details in the information sheet below.

Location: Colchester, Essex.

Reimbursement: We will fully reimburse you for your travels (car, train, etc), and up to 2 nights of stay on our on-campus Wivenhoe Hotel, plus food during the stay. If you are staying far from Essex, travelling can be tiring and will interfere with testing. Depending on where you are travelling from, day 1 (arrival) may be a detailed briefing, day 2 will be the testing, and day 2 or 3 may be the departure.

Testing period: We plan to collect data on 20 people (10 hips and 10 knees) from September 2024 to September 2025. This means if you had a hip/knee replacement but not gone back to running yet as it is still too early, you may still be eligible later, so still do contact me.

Interested or have any questions? My full contact details are in the information sheet, but drop me an email at bl19622@essex.ac.uk . I will set up a time to have a chat over Zoom/Teams/Telephone with you to answer all your questions.

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