Overview

My research interests range from studies involving paediatric hip, lower limbs, feet, trauma and bone tumours. I am specifically interested in advancing research around paediatric bone health and mobility. In addition to looking at the clinical outcomes, I am also interested in looking at the outcomes reported directly by the patients or caregivers of patients, specifically their quality of life. By studying these outcomes, I am aiming to look at the effectiveness of treatments I use in clinic and to explore ways to improve the quality of life of my patients. I also collaborate with biomechanical engineers to generate computerised models of the hip in order to imitate different deformities around the hip joint.

Publications

Southwick angle measurements and SCFE slip severity classifications are affected by frog-lateral positioning.
Skeletal radiology
DOI: 10.1007/s00256-017-2761-z
PubMed: 28840319
01/2018

Qualitative Insights to Health Related Quality Of Life among US and Canadian based Children with Lower Limb Deformities
Quality of Life Research
10/2017

Comparison of self-reports and parent proxy-reports on the quality of life and function of children with lower limb deformities
Quality of Life Research
10/2017

Relationships Between Severity of Deformity and Impingement in Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis.
Journal of pediatric orthopedics
DOI: 10.1097/bpo.0000000000000641
PubMed: 26356312
06/2017

Quality of life of children with lower limb deformities: A systematic review of patient-reported outcomes and development of a preliminary conceptual framework
Journal of Limb Lengthening & Reconstruction
Anthony Cooper, Harpreet Chhina, Anne Klassen, Jacek Kopec, Sujin Park, Cadi Fortes
DOI: 10.4103/jllr.jllr_33_16
2017

Coxa Vara
Paediatric and Adolescent Hip: Essentials and Evidence
2017

Quantifying Dynamic Assessment of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
2017

Automatic evaluation of scan adequacy and dysplasia metrics in 2D ultrasound images of the neonatal hip
The Bone & Joint Journal
12/2016

Evidence-Based Treatment for Congenital Femoral Deficiency
Paediatric Orthopaedics
Anthony Cooper and James A. Fernandes
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-41142-2_7
11/2016

Development of a patient-reported outcome instrument to measure quality of life of children with lower limb deformities: preliminary results
Quality of Life Research
10/2016

Standing weight bearing MRI for evaluation of Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease: a pilot study
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
09/2016

A Reliable Automatic 2D Measurement for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
04/2016

Arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement following slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
The bone & joint journal
DOI: 10.1302/0301-620x.98b1.35831
PubMed: 26733511
01/2016

Lower limb deficiency syndromes
Orthopaedics and Trauma
Anthony Cooper, James A. Fernandes
DOI: 10.1016/j.mporth.2016.09.007
2016

Management of displaced supracondylar fractures of the humerus using lateral versus cross k wires: a prospective randomised trial
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
2016

What clinimetric evidence exists for using hip-specific patient-reported outcome measures in pediatric hip impingement?
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
DOI: 10.1007/s11999-014-4027-6
PubMed: 25367111
04/2015

The Multiplier Method for Predicting Limb Length Discrepancy in Patients with Vascular Anomalies in the Lower Limb
Journal of Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction
2015

A novel method for assessing postoperative femoral head reduction in developmental dysplasia of the hip.
Journal of children's orthopaedics
DOI: 10.1007/s11832-014-0600-5
PubMed: 24993902
08/2014

The contralateral foot in children with unilateral clubfoot, is the unaffected side normal?
Gait & posture
DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2014.05.004
PubMed: 25001577
07/2014

Evidence-based management of developmental dysplasia of the hip.
The Orthopedic clinics of North America
DOI: 10.1016/j.ocl.2014.03.005
PubMed: 24975762
07/2014

The oblique plane deformity in slipped capital femoral epiphysis.
Journal of children's orthopaedics
DOI: 10.1007/s11832-014-0559-2
PubMed: 24554127
03/2014

Foot disorders in childhood
Surgery (Oxford)
Anthony Cooper, Stanley Jones
DOI: 10.1016/j.mpsur.2013.11.004
01/2014

Foot and Ankle
Postgraduate Paediatric Orthopaedics
Anthony Cooper and Stan Jones
DOI: 10.1017/cbo9781107415065.008
2014

Rotator cuff tears
Surgery (Oxford)
Anthony Cooper, Amjid Ali
DOI: 10.1016/j.mpsur.2013.01.017
04/2013

The treatment of severe slipped capital femoral epiphysis via the Ganz surgical dislocation and anatomical reduction: a prospective study.
The bone & joint journal
DOI: 10.1302/0301-620x.95b3.30113
PubMed: 23450032
03/2013

Outcomes of hip arthroscopy. A prospective analysis and comparison between patients under 25 and over 25 years of age.
British journal of sports medicine
DOI: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091028
PubMed: 22797420
03/2013

Redislocation and the computerised tomography evaluation of developmental dysplasia of the hip
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
2012

Service Evaluation of Work Performed by Non-Consultant-Grade Doctors at Night
The Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
K Hassan, L McGrath, K Thomas, L Henderson, S Thangiaraj, A Kocheta, B Wilson, S Royston, A Cooper
DOI: 10.1308/147363510x514154
07/2010

Routine intra-operative microbiological samples in direct exchanges of total hip replacements. A retrospective analysis of 100 consecutive cases with minimum 1 year follow up
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
2010

Voriconazole-impregnated beads in the treatment of candidal prosthetic joint infection
Clinical Microbiology and Infection
04/2009

A rare example of pseudodislocation of the acromioclavicular joint in a 12 year old boy
Journal of Orthopaedics
2008

Research

Preventative Multimodal Analgesia for Children Undergoing Lower Limb Reconstruction with External Fixators: A Prospective Study of Postoperative Pain
Objective: To assess the peri-operative analgesia regimen that has been previously developed for children undergoing limb reconstruction surgery at BC Children’s Hospital, during the acute and long-term post-operative recovery phase. This study is being conducted in collaboration with the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics.

Multicentre Pin Site Infection Study
Objective: To measure and document pin site infection rate and pin site care across Canada, US and UK through a multi-centre pin site infection database. This study involving ten surgeons (BCCH being the primary site) across various sites will provide important information for limb lengthening and reconstruction services across the world, as well as parents/primary caregivers of children in external fixation devices (EFDs). By identifying the factors contributing to pin site infections, this study will take another step towards improving clinical care for children in EFDs.

Health-related Quality of Life in Children with Lower Limb Deficiency
Objectives: a) To develop and validate a patient-reported quality of life tool for children with lower limb deficiency; b) To establish the baseline health-related quality of life in these children using the newly developed tool; c) To investigate the quality of life of caregivers of children with lower limb deficiency.

Grants

Title: Development of a Patient Reported Quality of Life Questionnaire for Children with Lower Limb Deformities Funding Agency: Canadian Orthopaedic Research Legacy (CORL) Year: 2017-2019

Title: Evaluating the Accuracy of the Paley Multiplier Method for Predicting Limb Length Discrepancy in Populations with Vascular Anomalies Funding Agency: UBC Plastic Surgery Academic Grant Year: 2016-2017

Title: Paediatric Limb Reconstruction Funding Agency: CFRI Investigator Grant Award Program (IGAP) Year: 2016-2021

Honours & Awards

Getty Plate for best academic project 2011 (Runner up)

Investigator Grant Award, CFRI, 2016

Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Society Traveling Fellowship, 2016

Research Group Members

Susan Ramiscal
Harpreet Chhina