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Arthroscopy Journal Editorial Board Appointment
Professor Saithna was appointed to the Editorial Board of Arthroscopy Journal, a leading resource in global education for sports injury surgeons.
King James IV Professorship
Professor Saithna was honoured to receive the King James IV Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK. Further details are available via this news article
Honorary Professorship, Nottingham Trent University
Adnan was appointed to the position of Honorary Professor in the School of Science and technology at Nottingham Trent University. His University profile is available here
Professor Saithna presented further research on combined ACL and ALL reconstruction to the ISAKOS Congress in Shanghai, China (One of the largest orthopaedic sports medicine conferences in the world with over 3000 delegates). Several other lectures were also presented on this topic but this study from Professor Saithna and the SANTI study group remains the only large clinical series and therefore represents very important work showing significantly improved graft rupture rates and return to pre-injury levels of sport compared to other contemporary techniques of ACL reconstruction
Richard O'Connor Award
Professor Saithna was awarded the Richard J O'Connor Award from the Arthroscopy Association of North America in Denver for his work with Dr Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet and the SANTI (Scientific ACL NeTwork International) Study Group. Further details are available in this news article
Dr Saithna was honoured to be invited to join the faculty of the highly recognised Liverpool Shoulder Masterclass. Dr Saithna presented his tips and tricks for improving the biology of rotator cuff repair, an update of the pathophysiology of tendinopathy and calcific tendinitis.
Dr Saithna is working with Professor John Hunt at the University of Liverpool as a PhD co-supervisor. The PhD project aims to develop new instruments, implants and technology based on 3D printing to improve the outcomes of patients undergoing orthopaedic sports injury surgery
Dr Saithna was invited as guest editor for a special issue sports medicine update of the prestigious journal, Current Orthopaedic Practice. The special issue focused on improving the outcomes of ACL reconstruction surgery and rotator cuff repair.
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"Best of the Best" at the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting
Mr Saithna's research investigating the role of external rotation bracing for shoulder dislocations was selected for presentation at the "Best of the Best" session at the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. A link to the presentation is available here
British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association Travelling Fellowship Award 2016
Mr Saithna was awarded the prestigious 2016 Travelling Fellowship Award sponsored by Arthrex for his research on biceps tendon pathology presented at the British Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting in Liverpool.
European Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting
Mr Jordan presented a systematic review entitled "The Role of Intramedullary Nailing for Distal Radius Fractures" on behalf of Mr Saithna's Research Group. The main conclusion of this research was that volar plating is a safer procedure and that intramedullary nailing had no clear advantage. A link to the slideshare presentation is available here
Honorary Visiting Lectureship, University of Manchester
Mr Saithna was appointed an Honorary Visiting Lectureship at The University of Manchester. He will be working closely with Dr Lei Ren's research Group in the School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences. The collaboration seeks to improve outcomes of orthopaedic surgery by evaluating and improving implant design.
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Lyon, France
The link provides access to the presentation given entitled "The radiological work up of patients with patellofemoral pathology: Should the TT-TG distance be measured on MRI and what is its relationship to the TT-PCL distance"
British Elbow and Shoulder Society Annual Meeting, Sheffield
Mr Saithna presented work performed in collaboration with the Pan Am Clinic, Canada that described a new technique for visualising the Long Head of Biceps Tendon. He demonstrated how current techniques result in a high rate of missed diagnoses and how this may technique may serve to improve outcomes for patients.
Best Poster Prize, European Society for Surgical Research Annual Meeting, Liverpool
Mr Saithna's Research Group collaborating with Professor John Hunt, University of Liverpool, presented and chaired at a number of sessions at this European meeting. Mr Ed Gee did particularly well in representing the Group as he was awarded the 2015 ESSR Best Poster Prize for his work on the role of tantalum in ligament and tendon injuries.
UK Society for Biomaterials
The Research Group presented a systematic review of surgical outcomes of soft tissue re-attachment using porous metal. The meeting proved an excellent forum for collaboration between clinicians and scientists.
European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Annual Meeting, Amsterdam
Cameron presented the following study which has now been published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine (link to ResearchGate abstract). C Anley*, A Saithna, G Morris, S James, M Snow. The Tibial Tubercle–Posterior Cruciate Ligament Distance: An independent review of this new measurement.