Research Papers for December

The Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery at the TORT Centre ended 2015 strongly by having two research papers accepted for publication in the month of December in ‘Nanotechnology & Precision Engineering’ and in ‘Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery’, respectively.

This is a great example of the ongoing multidisciplinary research and external collaboration undertaking at our department, which is a great credit to all involved. I am sure that 2016 will pick up from where we left in 2015 with more success stories to come”, stated Professor Rami Abboud.

A lower limb biomechanical model without using wand-markers for motion analysis during walking and running - Ghaffar M, Raza S, Arnold GP, Abboud RJ, Wang W.

This study proposed a lower limb model without the use of wand-markers which can calculate joint angle, force, moment and power. The model was compared with a traditional model using wand-markers which is widely used in clinical gait laboratories to process running and walking data.

Suture repair of simple transverse olecranon fractures and chevron olecranon osteotomy - Das AK, Jariwala A, Watts AC.

In this study tension band wiring of simple transverse olecranon fractures results in a high reoperation rate due to hardware problems. A technique using high-strength braided polyester and polyethylene suture through a bone tunnel has been piloted.