Scientific Research Poster Presentations

The College of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing's annual Research Symposium was held at Crieff Hydro on the 26-27th February 2015. The Symposium has an extended poster session to which one PhD student and one member of staff from the Department of Orthopaedic & Trauma Surgery, TORT Centre presented their current research.

Sheila Gibbs presented her PhD research topic ‘Reversing the roles of impact and push off in gait’ while Qidong Guo did likewise with his PhD on ‘Local delivery of LV‐BMP‐6 improves diabetic fracture healing in rats’.

Professor Rami Abboud, Head of Department, stated:

“It is vitally important for all staff and postgraduate students to embrace this yearly symposium as it offers the opportunity to highlight to the College and the University as a whole the terrific ground-breaking research that is continually being conducted within IMAR at the TORT Centre. The symposium is always a success as it is consistently well organised with outstanding Discovery Lectures.”

Additionally Mr Rob Lawton, Orthopaedic Registrar (co-authors, Jun Lim, David Ridley and Ben Clift), is presenting a research poster entitled ‘Functional Outcomes & Dislocation Rate after Primary & Revision Hip Surgery: Does Approach Matter?’ at the British Hip Society Meeting in London, 2-3rd March 2015. This research used data from the Tayside Audit & Arthroplasty Group which is collected and analysed at the Clinical Audit Services at the TORT Centre.

TAAG provides vital data for monitoring the outcome of arthroplasty surgery in Tayside. All patients admitted for primary total hip arthroplasty, primary total knee arthroplasty, hip resurfacing, unicompartmental knee replacement, revision hip and revision knee surgery are encouraged to participate. Baseline information is collected by independent practitioners in each participating hospital in Tayside. Patients are then followed up for the lifetime of their prosthesis according to the study protocol.