Professor Rami Abboud, along with two academics and a group of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Physiotherapists and Orthotists studying on the MCh (Orth) course, Orthopaedic Science and Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology courses made a visit to Kare Orthopaedics in Port Glasgow today, today 1st October 2015.
Kare Orthopaedics was founded in 1996 and manufactures and supplies health professionals throughout Europe with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation support equipment. Kare works closely with many Clinicians in order to improve product quality and have been very supportive of our courses hosting our students yearly over the past three years. Professor Abboud made the journey today for the first time to explore collaboration with the company through its Managing Director, Mr Alan Paterson, translating our innovative research models into practice and the development of bespoke orthopaedic devices. As a consequence a Non-Disclosure Agreement was signed by both. The group, including Dr Tim Drew and Dr Graham Arnold, from the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery at the TORT Centre, were shown around the company, its products and its manufacturing processes by Mr Paterson.
Professor Abboud stated: “It is a fantastic opportunity for our students to be able to see the expertise which still remains in this country in producing high-quality orthopaedic products. I am actually personally amazed that we have such a facility at our door step and this is my first time to visit. It is like taking a boy to a toy shop, I can spend hours looking at the different materials there thinking of different research ideas to test. I can sincerely see a long working partnership with Kare Orthopaedics. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Kare who also laid on a nice lunch for everybody which was much appreciated.”
Seeing as the late September weather was glorious Dr Arnold decided to make a slight detour on the way back to Dundee and stopped off at the banks of Loch Lomond to show the students how beautiful a country Scotland can be.
A sunglasses-wearing Dr Arnold and the group at Loch Lomond