MCh (Orth) graduate presents at BSSH 2017

Dr Sangram Belagodu Sundresh, a MCh (Orth) Dundee graduate from 2017, presented his research paper “Do we routinely need nerve conduction tests to diagnose carpal tunnel syndrome?” at the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Trainees’ Day Meeting in Edinburgh on November 8th 2017. Dr Sangram’s research was supervised by Mr Arpit Jariwala, himself an MCh (Orth) alumni from 2003, who was also in attendance at the meeting (pictured top right).

The BSSH initiated this new trainees’ (Registrars’) day prior to the Autumn meeting to allow trainees to present papers and receive feedback, have talks directed specifically at their needs and provide an opportunity for trainees with an interest in hand surgery to meet in a smaller group.

Dr Sundresh stated:

"I was delighted that my MCh (Orth) project 2016-2017 was accepted for presentation at the British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) this year. This is the main national meeting and I couldn't have asked for a better platform to present my study and to show the benefits it can have in the management of carpal tunnel syndrome. It was a wonderful experience, where I got the opportunity to interact with the elite hand surgeons and learnt a lot during the meeting as well. I would like to thank Mr Jariwala, whom I met again in Edinburgh, for all his continued support and also the physiotherapy team without whom this research study would not have been possible. I would also take the opportunity to thank Professor Rami Abboud and all TORT staff for their guidance and support during my wonderful MCh (Orth) time last year."

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Left: Professor Abboud presenting Dr Sundresh with the Department's Scientific Communication award 2017; Right: Dr Sangram, far right, at Summer Graduation 2017

Mr Jariwala (Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon/Honorary Clinical Senior Teacher) added:

“I am very pleased that Sangram’s MCh (Orth) project was accepted for presentation at the British Hand Meeting (BSSH). It was well received and based on the results from his study we are presently amending our local Carpal Tunnel pathway in NHS Tayside. It just shows that when students put in the right effort in research and have brilliant support platform like MCh (Orth) Dundee research team, excellent pieces of research are possible with ability to inform and amend current practices. I and I am sure Professor Abboud will join me in congratulating Sangram and the whole MCh (Orth) team for this most recent success.’’

Professor Rami Abboud (Head of Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery/MCh Orth Course Director) stated:

“I am delighted to read of this instant success, which I am sure will soon be submitted as a full paper to help improve clinical assessment and approaches. My heartfelt congratulations to Sangram and his supervisor Mr Jariwala for the excellent outcome. The success has come as no surprise to me as Sangram was previously awarded the Ian Kelly Award Scientific Communication Award for 2016-2017.”