The Alberta Hip & Knee Clinic believes research is an essential part of improving care for our patients. Our clinic is a teaching and research facility and our staff and surgeons are committed to leading research to improve care for patients living with osteoarthritis
Research studies can help us improve how we manage care for our patients. Whether you take part or not your will always receive the best available care.

Research Team

The Alberta Hip & Knee Clinic has a dedicated Research Team on site responsible for oversight of all clinic research activities.

Current Initiatives

The Alberta Hip & Knee Clinic is currently engaged in over 30 active research studies. During your visit with us, we may talk to you about being part of one of our health research studies. We also invite you to ask about being part of a study. To learn more about how to participate in this work, talk to a member of your care team.


  1. Sharma R, Abdulla I, Fairgrieve-Park L, Mahdavi S, Burkart B, Bakal J.

    Surgical Approaches in Total Hip Arthroplasty Cost Per Case Analysis: A Retrospective, Matched, Micro-costing Analysis in a Socialised Healthcare System.

    Hip Int. 2020 Jul;30(4):391-397. doi: 10.1177/1120700019839039. Epub 2019 Apr 2. PMID: 30938177.
  2. Taneja A, El-Bakoury A, Khong H, Railton P, Sharma R, Johnston KD, Puloski S, Smith C, Powell J.

    Association between Allogeneic Blood Transfusion and Wound Infection after Total Hip or Knee Arthroplasty: A Retrospective Case-Control Study.

    J Bone Jt Infect. 2019 Apr 20;4(2):99-105. doi: 10.7150/jbji.30636. PMID: 31192107; PMCID: PMC6536767.
  3. Abdulla I, Mahdavi S, Khong H, Gill R, Powell J, Johnston KD, Sharma R.

    Does body mass index affect the rate of adverse outcomes in total hip and knee arthroplasty? A retrospective review of a total joint replacement

    database. Can J Surg. 2020 Mar 27;63(2):E142-E149. doi: 10.1503/cjs.006719. PMID: 32216250; PMCID: PMC7828962.
  4. Joly DA, Ludwig T, Mahdavi S, Khong H, Piroozfar SG, Sharma R.

    Does Age Influence Patient-Reported Outcomes in Unilateral Primary Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty?

    J Arthroplasty. 2020 Jul;35(7):1800-1805. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2020.02.053. Epub 2020 Mar 4. PMID: 32241648.
  5. Saini R, Powell J, Sharma R, Puloski S, Mahdavi S, Smith C, Johnston K.

    One-stage versus 2-stage bilateral total joint arthroplasty: a matched cohort study.

    Can J Surg. 2020 Apr 17;63(2):E167-E173. doi: 10.1503/cjs.001019. PMID: 32302083; PMCID: PMC7828957.
  6. M S Mastel, A El-Bakoury, A Parkar, R Sharma, K D Johnston,

    Outcomes of femoral de-rotation osteotomy for treatment of femoroacetabular impingement in adults with decreased femoral anteversion

    Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, 2021; hnab031,
  7. Kooner S, Kubik J, Mahdavi S, Piroozfar SG, Khong H, Mohan K, Batuyong E, Sharma R.

    Do psychiatric disorders affect patient reported outcomes and clinical outcomes post total hip and knee arthroplasty?

    SAGE Open Med. 2021 Apr 29;9:20503121211012254. doi: 10.1177/20503121211012254. PMID: 33996082; PMCID: PMC8107666.

Research Funding

The Alberta Hip & Knee Clinic has partnered with the University of Calgary to advance the scientific knowledge of Orthopaedic Surgery, in the field of joint reconstruction, by conducting quality research projects in an effort to improve care to patients with osteoarthritis. If you are interested in donating to this work