In 2014, The Joint Studio welcomed Samantha Haebich as their Research Manager. Our current studies investigate adductor canal blocks for pain relief, a new rehabilitative technique for hip dysfunction, and the use of technology to monitor rehabilitation performance and, to better educate patients about surgical results they hope to achieve. Sam can be contacted at


  1. Circumferential Ceramic Liner Fracture in a Squeaking Hip. Calvert N, Punwar S, Keogh C, Kop A, Khan R. Ortho & Rheum Open Access J. 2017; 4 (5):1-3.
  2. Tibial tubercle osteotomy in revision knee arthroplasty. Punwar S, Fick D, Khan R. J Arthroplasty. 2017; 32(3):903-907.
  3. Bilateral prosthetic hip joint infections associated with a Psoas abscess. A Case Report. Gunaratne GDR, Khan RJK, Tan C, Golledge C. J Orthop Case Rep2016: 6(3):3-6.
  4. Patient-specific instrumentation does not improve radiographic alignment or clinical outcomes after total knee arthroplasty. Huijbregts HJTAM, Khan RJK, Sorensen E, Fick DP, Haebich S.Acta Orthop. 2016; 87(4):386-94.
  5. A Review of the Physiological and Histological Effects of Laser Osteotomy. Gunaratne GDR, Khan R, Fick D, Robertson B, Dahotre N & Ironside C.J Med Eng Technol. 2016;41(1), 1-12.
  6. The lateral parapatellar approach with computer navigation for uncorrectable valgus knees requiring arthroplasty orthopaedics. Khan RJ, Aldous A, Wall S, Moe, A. Tech Orthop. 2015; 30(4) 275-280.
  7. Component alignment and clinical outcome following total knee replacement: a randomised controlled trial comparing an intramedullary alignment system with patient-matched instrumentation. Huijbregts H, Khan R, Fick D, Hall M, Punwar SA, Sorensen E, Reid M, Velle Dedove S, Haebich S. Bone Joint J. 2016;98-B(8):1043–9.
  8. Prosthetic alignment after total knee replacement is not associated with dissatisfaction or change in Oxford Knee Score; a multivariable regression analysis. Huijbregts H, Khan R, Fick D, Jarrett O, Haebich S. Knee. 2016; 23(3):535-9.
  9. Case Report: Eumycetoma and myoctic arthritis of the knee caused by Arthrographis kalrae. Onga DC, Khan RJK, Golledge C, Carey-Smith R. J Orthop. 2015; 12 (Suppl 1): S140–S144.
  10. Using Tactile-Exploration with the Unscented Kalman Filter for High Precision On-line Shape and Pose Estimation of a 3D Workpiece. Monteath I, Sheh R, Fick D, Khan R, Robertson B. Australian Conference on Robotics and Automation. 2015.
  11. Exposure in Revision Knee Arthroplasty. Odutola MA, Khan RJK, Fick D. Orth Trauma. 2015; 29(3): 211-8.
  12. MRI and clinical analysis of hip abductor repair. McGonagle L, Haebich S, Breidahl W, Fick D. Hip Int. 2015; 25(1):24-7.
  13. The effect of cobalt on the human eye. Lim CA, Khan J, Chelva E, Khan R, Unsworth-Smith T. Doc Ophthalmol. 2015; 130(1):43-8.
  14. Cluster hole versus solid cup in total hip arthroplasty: A randomized control trial. Blakeney W, Khan H, Khan RJK. J Arthroplasty. 2015; 30(2): 223-229.
  15. A New Technique in Revision Hip Arthroplasty for Vancouver B Periprosthetic Fractures. Khan RJK, McGonagle L, Wallis A; Sidhu A, Fick D, Nivbrant B. Tech Orthop 2015; 30(1), 49-53.
  16. Recurrent atraumatic anterior hip dislocation: Treated by dual mobility system. Xu JX, Meyerkort D, Khan RJK. J Orthop. 2015; 12(Suppl 1):S62-64.
  17. Patellar Eversion during Total Knee Replacement A Prospective, Randomized Trial. Reid MJ, Booth G, Khan RJK, Janes G. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb; 96:207-13.
  18. Functional outcomes following total knee arthroplasty: a randomised trial comparing computer-assisted surgery with conventional techniques. Blakeney W, Khan RJK, Palmer J. Knee, 2014; 21(2): 364–368.
  19. Surgical anatomy of the piriformis tendon, with particular reference to total hip replacement. A Cadaver study. Roche J, Jones CDS, Khan RJK, Yates P. Bone Joint J 2013; 95B (6): 764-9.
  20. Patient expectations of hip and knee arthroplasty – further opinion. McMurray D, Khan RJK. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2012; 94-B:974-81.
  21. A comparison of bone loss at total knee arthroplasty: posterior stabilized versus cruciate retaining. Wragg R, Khan RJK, Damasena ITW, Wimhurst J. J Orthopaedics 2012; 9(1):e1.
  22. Surgical interventions for treating acute Achilles tendon ruptures: Key findings from a recent Cochrane review. Jones MP, Khan RJ, Carey Smith RL. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012;94(12):e88.
  23. The Influence of Obesity on Early Outcomes in Primary Hip Arthroplasty. Michalka PKR, Khan RJK, Scaddan MC, Haebich S, Chirodian N, Wimhurst JA. J Arthroplasty. 2012; 27(3): 391-6.
  24. MRI Features of preserved vs divided and repaired Piriformis during total hip arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Khan RJ, Lam LO, Breidahl W, Blakeney WG. J Arthroplasty. 2012; 27(4): 551-8.
  25. Knee joint preservation with combined neutralising high tibial osteotomy (HTO) and Matrix-induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (MACI) in younger patients with medial knee osteoarthritis: a case series with prospective clinical and MRI follow-up over 5 years. Bauer S, Khan RJK, Ebert JR, Robertson WB, Breidahl W, Ackland, TR, Wood D J. Knee. 2012; 19(4): 431-9.
  26. A comparison of a less invasive Piriformis-sparing approach versus the standard posterior approach to the hip: A randomised controlled trial. Khan RJK, Maor D, Hofmann M, Haebich S. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2012; 94B (1): 43-50.
  27. Computer-Assisted Techniques Verses Conventional Guides for Component Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Blakeney WG, Khan RJK, Wall SJ. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011; 93(15): 1377 -1384 [LEAD ARTICLE].
  28. Surgical interventions for treating acute Achilles tendon ruptures. Khan RJK, Carey Smith RL. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2010;(9).
  29. Motivation to quit smoking among hospitalised individuals with and without mental health disorders. Siru R, Hulse G, Khan RJ, Tait RJ. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2010; 44(7): 640–647.
  30. The natural history of metallosis from catastrophic failure of a polyethylene liner in a total hip. Khan RJK, Wimhurst J, Foroughi S, Toms A. J Arthroplasty. 2009; 24 (7): 1144 e1-4.
  31. Patella resurfacing in total knee arthroplasty (Protocol). Khan RJK, Khoo P, Fick DP, Gupta RR, Jacobs W, Wood DJ. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004: (2).
  32. Effect of flexion / extension splinting post total knee arthroplasty on blood loss and range of motion – a randomised controlled trial. Ma T, Khan RJK, Carey Smith R, Nivbrant B, Wood D J. Knee. 2008; 15(1); 15-19.
  33. MRI and clinical evaluation of collagen-covered autologous chondrocyte implantation (CACI) at two years. Robertson WB, Fick D, Wood DJ, Linklater JM, Zheng MH, Ackland TR. Knee. 2007; 14(2):117-27.
  34. Laser scanning confocal arthroscopy of a fresh cadaveric knee joint. Jones CW, Smolinski D, Willers C, Yates PJ, Keogh A, Fick D, Kirk TB, Zheng MH. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2007; 15(12):1388-96.
  35. Capsular-enhanced repair of the short external rotators after total hip arthroplasty. Khan RJ, Yao F, Li M, Nivbrant B, Wood DJ. J Arthroplasty. 2007; 22 (6): 840-843.
  36. The constrained acetabular component for hip instability. Khan RJ, Fick D, Alakeson N, Li M, Nivbrant B, Wood DJ. J Arthroplasty 2007; 22 (3): 377-382.
  37. Less invasive total hip arthroplasty: description of a new technique. Khan RJ, Fick D, Khoo P, Yao F, Nivbrant B, Wood DJ. J Arthroplasty 2006; 21(7): 1038-1046.
  38. A constrained acetabular component for recurrent dislocation. Khan RJ, Fick D, Alakeson R, Haebich S, de Cruz M, Nivbrant B, Wood DJ. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006; 88(7): 870-876.
  39. A comparison of three methods of wound closure following arthroplasty – a prospective randomised controlled trial. Khan RJ, Fick D, Yao F, Tang K, Hurworth M, Nivbrant B, Wood DJ. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006; 88(2): 238-42.
  40. Compartment syndrome following total knee arthroplasty: a report of seven cases. Haggis P, Yates P, Blakeway C, Fick D, Morgan DA, Holt M, Wood D. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2006; 88(3):331-4.
  41. Patellar instability- can the TT-TG distance be measured clinically? Shakespeare D, Fick D. Knee. 2005 Jun; 12(3):201-4.
  42. Treatment of Achilles’ tendon ruptures. A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Khan RJ, Fick D, Keogh A, Crawford J, Brammar T and Parker MJ. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005; 87(10): 2202 – 2210.
  43. Reverse obliquity and transverse fractures of the trochanteric region of the femur; a review of 101 cases. Brammar TJ, Kendrew J, Khan RJ, Parker MJ. Injury. 2005; 36 (7): 851-7.
  44. Operative and non-operative treatment options for dislocation of the hip following THR (Protocol). Khan R, Fick D, Alakeson N, Nivbrant B, Wood D.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005; (2).
  45. Acute paraspinal compartment syndrome. Khan RJ, Fick D, Guier C, Menolascino M, Neale M. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005; 87 (5): 1126 – 1128.
  46. Surgical approaches in total knee arthroplasty (Protocol). Khan RJK, Keogh A, Fick D, Wood D. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005; (2)
  47. Patellar resurfacing in total knee arthroplasty (Protocol). Khan RJK, Khoo P, Fick D, Gupta RR, Wood DJ. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004; (2).
  48. Interventions for the treatment of acute Achilles’ tendon ruptures. Khan RJ, Fick D, Brammar TJ, Crawford J, Parker MJ. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2004(3).
  49. Early management and outcome following soft tissue injuries of the neck – a randomised controlled trial. Crawford JR, Khan RJ, Varley GW.Injury. 2004; 35(9): 891-5.
  50. A comparison of bilateral vs. unilateral total knee arthroplasty mobilized using a flexion regime. Fick D, Crane T, Shakespeare D. Knee. 2002; 9(4):285-9.
  51. Hemiarthroplasty versus internal fixation for displaced intracapsular hip fractures in the elderly: a randomised trial of 455 patients. Parker MJ, Khan RJ, Crawford J, Pryor GA. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2002; 84(8): 1150-5.
  52. Ridged reinforcement of the plaster slab. Khan RJK, MacDowell A, Hopkinson-Woolley JA. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2002; 84(5): 359.
  53. Cemented or uncemented hemiarthroplasty for displaced intracapsular femoral neck fractures – a comparative study. Khan RJ, MacDowell A, Crossman P, Jallali N, Datta A and Keene GS. Int Ortho [SICOT] 2002; 26: 229-32.
  54. A survey of the treatment of displaced intracapsular femoral neck fractures in the UK. Crossman P, Khan RJ, MacDowell A, Reddy S, Gardner A, Keene GS. Injury. 2002; 33(5): 383-6.
  55. Cemented or uncemented hemiarthroplasty for displaced intracapsular fractures of the hip – a systematic review. Khan RJ, MacDowell A, Crossman P, Keene GS. Injury. 2002; 33(1): 13-17.
  56. An uncommon case of fracture-dislocation of the ankle: traction revisited. Khan RJ, MacDowell A, Lloyd C, Bayliss S. Injury. 2000; 31(8); 644-647.
  57. Primary intraosseous malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumour: A Case Report and Review of the Literature Khan RJ, Asgher J, Sohail T, Chughtai AS J Pathol. 1998; 30(3): 237-241.
  58. 1. Self-expanding metal stents for the palliation of dysphagia due to inoperable oesophageal carcinoma. Ellul JPM, Watkinson A, Khan RJK, Adam A, Mason RC. Br J Surg. 1995; 82(12): 1678-1681