We are looking for people (including teenagers and their parents) who have had a previous kneecap dislocation to advise on a study of physiotherapy treatment for this injury.
After a kneecap dislocation, most patients are referred to physiotherapy to help them recover. It is unclear what is the best type of physiotherapy for this injury and unfortunately, not everyone makes a full recovery. Finding out the best physiotherapy treatment could help people recover better.
We want to compare two physiotherapy treatments to see which one is better. To find out which physiotherapy treatment is better, we would need to complete a large study. To justify a large study, we need to do a smaller study to see if a larger study would work and how we could make this better. I plan to do this small study as part of a PhD.
I want to work with people who have had a kneecap dislocation to make my PhD application better. I would first ask people to discuss their experience of having a kneecap dislocation. This would be by phone or video call and last around 30 minutes. At a later date, I would then ask people to attend a group discussion (or video call if a face-to-face discussion is not possible) with other members of the public to discuss how the study plan can be improved.
People will be reimbursed for time spent reading material and attending any meetings (face-to-face or remote) at current INVOLVE rates.
Physiotherapy Department, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust