Andrew Foster

Improving the Management of Fracture-Related Infection through Local Antibiotic Therapy: a Translational Approach from Bench to Bedside

Andrew Foster is an Orthopaedic registrar (unaccredited) pursuing a PhD to improve the management of infection following surgery. His thesis uses both preclinical and clinical research methodologies to develop a novel antibiotic loaded hydrogel for local administration. A large epidemiological study on the burden of fracture-related infection in Queensland is also being conducted to define the clinical and health economic burden of this condition, and therefore the need for innovative solutions. This research work has been conducted through fellowships at the AO Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland, and the Jamieson Trauma Institute, Metro North Hospital and Health Service. A list of published works can be seen at:

Thesis

Improving the Management of Fracture-Related Infection through Local Antibiotic Therapy: a Translational Approach from Bench to Bedside

Principal Supervisor

Anjali Jaiprakash

Associate Supervisors

Ross Crawford and Michael Schuetz