21st Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics
Four students from the University Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery (UDOTS) presented their research at the 21st Staffordshire Conference on Clinical Biomechanics on 18-20 May 2023.
UDOTS has encouraged and supported students in representing the School of Medicine and the University of Dundee at this event since 2014 with 42 students having presented over the past decade. The following students, studying Intercalated BMSc in Applied Orthopaedic Technology, presented their research in person at the event (pictured left to right):
- Evie Brown - Outcomes of barbotage technique of treatment for calcific tendonitis of the shoulder: a systematic review. Project supervised by Professor Arpit Jariwala and Dr Tim Drew.
- Paul Ritter - Is careful self-extrication inferior to the current standard of care following motor vehicle collisions? Project supervised by Dr Tim Drew and Mr Brodie Paterson.
- Charlotte Cobb - Investigating the validity and reliability of inertial measurement units for biomechanical assessment of athletic movement. Project supervised by Dr Andrew J. Murphy.
- Ben Kelly - Quantifying the biomechanics of two football passing techniques using 3D motion analysis. Project supervised by Mr Sadiq Nasir and Dr Graham Arnold.
Also presenting their research remotely was Joy Itodo (MSc Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Technology 2021-2022) whose research investigated the effect of prehabilitation on pain and physical activity in individuals awaiting hip replacement surgery: a systematic review. Joy’s research was supervised by Dr Andrew J. Murphy. Joy is currently a PhD student at the University of Illinois, Chicago where she is investigating osteoarthritis and kinesiology of falls.
The conference focussed on musculoskeletal biomechanics and assistive technology, with a series of sessions covering various topics from movement analysis in clinical practice and sport and exercise to rehabilitation and assistive technology for mobility, and issues regarding biomechanics of the diabetic foot. The conference featured keynote speakers who outlined the latest developments in the area and highlighted the role of technology in understanding biomechanical principles with a focus on the diagnosis and management of patients.
Dr Tim Drew, UDOTS Intercalated BMSc lead commented:
“Congratulations to our students for firstly being accepted to present their biomechanical research and secondly for doing such a good job presenting. It was good to see them attending the event in person again after the three-year hiatus necessitated by the pandemic. Our students are consistently invited to speak at this prestigious biomechanics conference which highlights the extremely high standard of research carried out at UDOTS. I’d like to thank the conference organiser, Professor Nachiappan Chockalingam (Professor of Clinical Biomechanics, Staffordshire University), for allowing Abstract submissions from our students again this year.”