Dr Carlos Wigderowitz

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon / Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer

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Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
Tayside Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology (TORT) Centre
Ninewells Hospital and Medical School
University of Dundee

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Mr Wigderowitz graduated from medical school in Brazil in December 1982, with his first registration being in January 1983. He then engaged in a general surgery training programme and took the general surgery exam of the Brazilian College of Surgeons in 1985, followed by four years of training in Orthopaedics and the exam of the Brazilian Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery; passed in 1988. He continued with training undergoing a Master by research including a thesis on Microarterial anatomosis of the femoral artery in rats by two different techniques, which investigated the differences of the telescoping technique. The practical work was done in the University of Sao Paulo, a world class micro surgery centre and the viva for this work took place at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 1992. During this period Mr Wigderowitz was working with services in Brazil largely dedicated to upper limb reconstruction, having participated in several Brachial plexus reconstructions, free flaps and replantations.

In 1993 Mr Wigderowitz came to Dundee to pursue a PhD, which eventually concluded with the thesis “Spectral Analysis of Cancellous Bone X-rays for the Study of Bone Structure, Strength and Aging” with the Viva conducted in 1997. Following this successful conclusion he was invited by Professor David Rowley to stay and by February 1997 had started working as a clinical lecturer under the supervision of Mr. John Dent, then Senior Clinical Lecturer. In 1999 he had his qualifications fully accepted and was included in the specialist register of the GMC. In 2001 he was promoted to Senior Clinical Lecturer with an honorary consultant post with the NHS.

Since then Mr Wigderowitz has been working on the upper limb service, with on-call service for hand trauma and elective Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He is a member of the BESS and BSSH, where he is currently an examiner for the diploma. In 2003 Carlos became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, where he currently contributes to the Research Committee. He is also the Chairman of the local medical research Ethics Committee and the Program Director for the Trauma and Orthopaedic Postgraduate Program of the East of Scotland Deanery. Mr Wigderowitz has also supervised over 40 master students in the past 10 years and several PhDs and MDs.

For many years Carlos’ main hobby is photography which he likes to integrate with his passion for travel. He also plays tennis “badly”. Examples of his photography skills can be seen at www.wigderphoto.co.uk

Outcome analysis of cubital tunnel decompression
Scottish Medical Journal (2015), Jariwala A, Bansal N, Nicol GM, Shelton J, Wigderowitz CA..


Medium term outcomes of primary and revision Coonrad-Morrey total elbow replacement
Indian J Orthopaedics (2015), 49(2): 233–238. Kiran M, Jariwala A, Wigderowitz CA.


Evaluation of the cementation index as a predictor of failure in Coonrad-Morrey Total Elbow Arthroplasty
Advances in Orthopedic Surgery (2014), vol.2014,4-pages Kiran M, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA.


Medium term results of the Outerbridge Kashiwagi procedure in the management of elbow osteoarthritis
Bone Joint Journal (2013), vol. 96-B no. (Supp 18) 21 Kiran M, Pujar S, Jariwala A, Wigderowitz CA.


Mid term results of revision of the Soutar-Strathclyde total elbow prosthesis to a Conrad-Morrey prosthesis
Shoulder and Elbow (2013), Volume 5, Issue 4, pages 276-294 Kiran M, Jariwala A, Wigderowitz CA.


Cementation index in total elbow arthroplasty: does it help?
J Bone Joint Surg (2013), Vol. 95-B (Supp 20), 4 Kiran M, Jariwala A, Wigderowitz CA.


Assessing the variability of injectate distribution following carpal tunnel injection: a cadaveric study
Hand Surgery (2013), 18(3):313-316 Jariwala A, Zaliunaite R, Soames R, Wigderowitz CA.


The use of bone adhesive as a principal modality for long bone fracture fixation
Career in Surgery Conference. (2013), The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK. Lim JW, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA, Drew TS.


The use of bone adhesive as a principal modality for long bone fracture fixation
British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS) / Bone Research Society (BRS) Joint Meeting. (2013), Examination School, Oxford, UK. Lim JW, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA, Drew TS.


Mid-term results of revision of the Soutar-Strathclyde total elbow prosthesis to a Coonrad-Morrey prosthesis
Indian Orthopaedic Surgeons of UL (IOSUK), Huddersfield, UK (2013), Kiran M, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA.


Management of scaphoid non-union: case series and literature review
Int J Surg. Oct;11(8):667-8 (2013), Epub 2013 Nove 1. Yapp L, Wigderowitz C.


Medium term results of total elbow replacement with the Coonrad-Morrey Prosthesis
Shoulder and Elbow (2012), Volume 4, Issue 4, October, Pages: 296-3 Kiran M, Jariwala A, Wigderowitz CA.


Exploring the anatomy of dorsal radiocarpal ligament of the wrist and its ulnar part: a cadaveric study
Hand Surgery (2012), Vol.17,No.3,1-4 Jariwala A, Khurjekar K, Whiton S, Wigderowitz CA.


The use of biological osteoconductive adhesive in fixation of long bone fracture: a pilot study
Tayside Orthopaedic Research Club (T.O.R.C) Meeting. (2012), University of Dundee, UK. Winner of Best Poster. Lim JW, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA, Drew TS.


Objective assessment of the alterations in wrist mobility with the Fastrak® system following dorsal capsulodesis
Hand Surgery (2010), 15(3):237-41 Jariwala AC, Scott I, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.


Determination of the EC50 of Levobupivacaine for femoral and sciatic perineural infusion after total knee arthroplasty
British Journal of Anaesthesia (2009), 102(4):528-33 McLeod GA, Dale J, Robinson D, Checketts M, Columb MO, Luck J, Wigderowitz C, Rowley DI.


Automated assessment of polyethylene wear in cemented acetabular components using anteroposterior radiographs of total hip replacements
Computerized Medical Imaging Graphics Journal (2008), 32(3):221-38 Kerrigan SC, McKenna SJ, Ricketts IW, Wigderowitz CA.


Adapting the Fastrak® system for three-dimensional measurement of the wrist motion for clinical use
The Journal of Hand Surgery (2007), 32(6):700-4 Wigderowitz CA, Scott I, Jariwala AC, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ.


Learning active shape models for bifurcating contours
IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging (2007), 26(5):666-77 Seise M, McKenna SJ, Ricketts IW, Wigderowitz CA.


Biomechanical testing of the fractured distal radius treated with a new bone cement: is it strong enough?
Journal of Hand Surgery (Br.) (2006), 31(4):385-9 Sripada S, Rowley DI, Saito M, Shimada K, Nakashima T, Wigderowitz CA.


Dorsal capsulodesis for scapholunate instability: effect on patient disability and wrist pain
Journal of Hand Surgery (British Volume) (2006), 31(3):311-6 Konduru RS, Scott I, Mehdi R, Dent JA, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.


Influence of bone quality on the strength of internal and external fixation of tibial plateau fractures
Journal of Orthopaedic Research (2006), 24(11):2080-6 Ali AM, Saleh M, Eastell R, Wigderowitz CA, Rigby AS, Yang L.


Three-dimensional measurement of wrist movement: adaptation and calibration of the Fastrak® system
Journal of Biomechanics (2006), (Suppl 1), 79 Scott I, Arnold GP, Jariwala A, Cochrane L, Wigderowitz CA, Abboud RJ.


Continuous interscalene infusion and single injection using Levobupivacaine for analgesia after surgery of the shoulder: a double-blind, randomised controlled trial
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (2006), 88(9):1173-7 Kean J, Wigderowitz CA, Coventry DM.


Prescribing a website
Scottish Medical Journal (2005), 50(4):169-71 Jariwala AC, Paterson CR, Cochrane L, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.


Patients and the Internet: a demographic study of a cohort of orthopaedic out-patients
The Surgeon, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh & Ireland (2004), 103-106 Jariwala AC, Kandaswamy MS, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.


Peripheral bone mineral density in patients with distal radial fractures
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (2003), Vol. 85B, 423-425 Wigderowitz CA, Cunningham T, Rowley DI, Mole PA, Paterson CR.


Computerised analysis of radiographs in Colles fractures
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research (2001), 217-224 Wigderowitz CA, Sadaiyappan V, McGurty DW, Rowley DI.


Computerised measurement of tibiofemoral alignment
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (2001), 819-824 Prakash U, Wigderowitz CA, McGurty DW, Rowley DI.


Bone mineral density of the radius in patients with Colles fracture
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (2000), Vol. 82-B, No. 1, 87-89 Wigderowitz CA, Rowley DI, Mole PA, Paterson CR, Abel EW.


Computerised evaluation of bone strength
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (2000), Vol. 82B p169 Wigderowitz CA, Rowley DI.


Prediction of bone strength from cancellous structure of the distal radius: can we improve on DXA
Osteoporosis International (2000), 11:840-846 Wigderowitz CA, Paterson CR, Dashti H, McGurty DW, Rowley DI.


Evaluation of cancellous structure in the distal radius using spectral analysis
Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research (1997), Feb 335, 152-61 Wigderowitz CA, Abel EW, Rowley DI.


The use of radiological phantom to identify the frequencies related to cancellous structure in the distal radius
Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing Journal (1996), 217-218 Wigderowitz CA, Abel EW, Rowley DI, Arora N.


Humeral Head replacement does it work? A kinematic study of shoulder motion following copeland shoulder resurfacing arthroplasty
International Society of Biomechanics Conference, Glasgow. (2015), Jariwala AC, Hyndman I, Johnston LR, Wang W, Arnold GP, Wigderowitz CA, Abboud RJ.

The use of bone adhesive for fracture fixation in long bones: a biomechanical study
Frontiers of Biological and Life Sciences (2014), 2(2): 29-33 Lim JW, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA, Drew TS.

The use of Kryptonite osteoconductive adhesive in fracture fixation: a biomechanical study
Scottish Musculoskeletal Meeting, Dunblane, Scotland, UK. (2013), First Prize - Research Section Lim JW, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA, Drew TS.

The use of Kryptonite osteoconductive adhesive in fracture fixation: a biomechanical study
5th SCALPEL Undergraduate Surgical Conference, University of Manchester, UK (2013), Lim JW, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA, Drew TS.

Medium term results of primary total elbow arthroplasty using the Coonrad Morrey prosthesis
British Elbow and Shoulder Society Conference, Torquay (2012), Kiran M, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA.

Medium term outcomes of revision total elbow elbow replacement with the Coonrad-Morrey prosthesis
British Elbow and Shoulder Society Conference, Torquay (2012), Kiran M, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA.

Cementation index in total lbow arthroplasty: can it predict failure
14th annual IOS UK conference, Glasgow (2012), Kiran M, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA.

Adapting the Fastrak® system for 3D measurement of wrist motion
XI Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand Congress, Glasgow, Scotland (2006), Jariwala A, Scott I, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.

Clinical measurement of wrist motion using a three-dimensional electromagnetic goniometer
British Orthopaedic Research Society, Southampton, England (2006), Jariwala A, Scott I, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.

The development of a simple biomechanical model for the rotator cuff
5th World Congress of Biomechanics (2006), Wadha M, Drew TS, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.

Diagnosis of carpal instability: a review of 25 cases
9th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Budapest, Hungary (2004), El-Mahdy, Scott I, Abboud RJ, Dent JA, Wigderowitz CA.

Three-dimensional post-operative evaluation of BlattÂ’s dorsal capsulodesis
9th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Budapest, Hungary (2004), Scott I, El-Mahdy R, Dent JA, Abboud RJ, Wigderowitz CA.

A new method of 3D assessment of wrist motion
9th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Budapest, Hungary (2004), Scott I, Dent JA, Abboud RJ, Konduru S, Wigderowitz CA.

Assessment and prevention of diabetic foot ulceration: the way forward
4th European Association for the Study of Diabetes (2004), Rajput B, Arnold GP, Gibbs S, Leese G, Wigderowitz CA, Abboud RJ.

Biomechanical evaluation of the wrist using the Fastrak® system
PPP Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland (2003), Scott I, Wigderowitz CA, Abboud RJ.

Three-dimensional assessment of wrist motion with the Fastrak® system
British Society for Surgery of the Hand, London (2003), Wigderowitz CA, Scott I, El-Mahdy R, Konduru S, Abboud RJ.

Diagnostic analysis of carpal instability: a review of 25 cases
British Society for Surgery of the Hand, London (2003), Wigderowitz CA, El-Mahdy R, Sandeep KR, Scott I, Abboud RJ.

BlattÂ’s capsulodesis with mini-miteks: is it worthwhile?
British Society for Surgery of the Hand, London (2003), Wigderowitz CA, Konduru S, Scott I, Sokhi K, El-Mahdy R, Abboud RJ.

Mid-term results of revision of the Soutar-Strathclyde total elbow prosthesis to a Coonrad-Morrey prosthesis
Indian Orthopaedic Surgeons of UL (IOSUK), Huddersfield, UK (2013), Kiran M, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA.


The use of bone adhesive as a principal modality for long bone fracture fixation
Career in Surgery Conference. (2013), The Royal Society of Medicine, London, UK. Lim JW, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA, Drew TS.


The use of bone adhesive as a principal modality for long bone fracture fixation
British Orthopaedic Research Society (BORS) / Bone Research Society (BRS) Joint Meeting. (2013), Examination School, Oxford, UK. Lim JW, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA, Drew TS.


The use of biological osteoconductive adhesive in fixation of long bone fracture: a pilot study
Tayside Orthopaedic Research Club (T.O.R.C) Meeting. (2012), University of Dundee, UK. Winner of Best Poster. Lim JW, Jariwala AC, Wigderowitz CA, Drew TS.