Endorsed Trials

1 A Combined Randomised and Observational Study of Surgery for Fractures In the distal  Radius in the Elderly (CROSSFIRE).
Chief Investigator: Professor Ian Harris, University of New South Wales
Trial registration: ACTRN12616000969460
2 Targeting pro-nociception to prevent chronic pain after whiplash injury
Chief Investigator: Professor Michele Sterling, The University of QLD
 Trial registration: ACTRN12617000059369 (feasibility study)
3 Effectiveness of an electronic patient-centred self-management tool for Gout sufferers:a Cluster randomised controlled trial
Chief Investigator: Professor Richard Day, University of New South Wales
Trial registration: ACTRN12616000455460
4  SUcceSS: SUrgery for Spinal Stenosis – a randomised placebo-controlled trial
Chief Investigator: Professor Manuela Ferreira, The University of Sydney
Trial registration: ACTRN12617000884303
5 Preventing Falls in Older Aboriginal people: The IRONBARK Trial
Chief Investigator: Professor Rebecca Ivers, The University of New South Wales
6 DICKENS – A randomised controlled trial of DIaCerein to treat KneE osteoarthritis with effusioN-Synovitis
Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Dawn Aitken, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Tasmania
Trial registration: ACTRN12618001656224
7 CRISTAL: A randomised, crossover, non-inferiority trial of aspirin compared to low molecular weight heparin for venous thromboembolism prophylaxis and safety in hip or knee arthroplasty, a registry nested study
Chief Investigator: Professor Ian Harris, University of New South Wales
Trial registration: ACTRN12618001879257
8 Expedited cataract surgery to prevent falls: the BRIGhT trial – Best pRactIce surGical and refractTive management for cataract
Chief Investigator: Professor Lisa Keay, UNSW, The George Institute
Trial registration number: ACTRN12618002018291
9 OASIS – Oral Steroids for Acute Sciatica
Chief Investigator: Professor Christine Lin, The University of Sydney
Trial registration: ACTRN12619001716156
10 Sydney Health Partners Emergency Department (SHAPED) trial: Implementation of an evidence-based model of care for low back pain in emergency departments
Dr Gustavo Machado, Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, The University of Sydney
Trial registration: ACTRN12617001160325 
11 COaching Exercise Better wAlKing”: Physical activity coaching for adults with physical disability: The COmEBAcK pragmatic randomised controlled trial
Professor Cathy Sherrington, Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, The University of Sydney
Trial registration number: ACTRN12618001983291
12 OPAL – OPioids for Acute spinaL pain
Chief Investigator: Professor Christine Lin, The University of Sydney
Trial registration number: ACTRN12615000775516
13 Effects of an intensive diet program in addition to exercise in people with hip osteoarthritis who are overweight or obese: a randomised controlled trial
Chief Investigator: Professor Kim Bennell, University of Melbourne
Trial registration number: ACTRN12619001045101
14 Autologous Protein Solution (APS)– the BIOlogical symptom management of HIP osteoarthritis. The BIOHIP Trial
Associate Professor Jane Fitzpatrick, The University of Melbourne
15 WalkBack: Preventing recurrence of low back pain
Chief Investigator: Professor Mark Hancock, Macquarie University
Trial registration number: ACTRN12619001134112
16 The ARC (Australian Rotator Cuff) Trial, a placebo controlled randomised trial of repair of degenerative rotator cuff tears
Chief Investigator: Professor Ian Harris, University of New South Wales
17 Technology versus tradition: a non-inferiority trial comparing video to face-to-face consultations with a physiotherapist for people with knee osteoarthritis
Chief Investigator: Professor Rana Hinman, The University of Melbourne
Trial registration number: ACTRN12619001240134
18 A randomised trial of denosumab to treat Modic associated low back pain
Chief Investigator: Dr Laura Laslett, Menzies Institute for Medical Research, Tasmania
19 The efficacy of high-dose exercise for rotator cuff disease: a randomised placebo controlled trial
Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Peter Malliaras, Monash University
20 Evaluating a patient decision aid for people with knee osteoarthritis considering arthroscopic surgery: a randomised controlled trial
Chief Investigator: Dr  Denise O’Connor, Monash Univerity & Cabrini Institute
21 Preventing falls in older age with yoga-based exercise: effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and implementation
Chief Investigator: Associate Professor Anne Tiedemann, The University of Sydney
22 Hip Osteoarthritis and foot Orthotics Trial (HOOT)
Chief Investigator: Dr Adam Semciw, La Trobe University
23 NUDG-ED: Trial of a behavioural ‘nudging’ intervention to reduce unnecessary imaging of low back pain in the Emergency Department
Chief Investigator: Dr Adrian Traeger, Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, The University of Sydney
24 Novel Education and Exercise, multi-modal physical Therapy or brief advice for patellofemoral pain: a randomized clinical trial (The NEET trial)
Professor Bill Vicenzino, The University of Queensland
25 Reducing the burden of knee osteoarthritis through community pharmacy: a randomised controlled trial of Care for Osteoarthritis through Community Pharmacy Education and Referral (COPER)
Associate Professor Ben Darlow, University of Otago