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Dr. Adnan Saithna

Dr. Adnan Saithna, MD, FAANA

Orthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Specialist
  • Internationally recognized expert in orthopedic sports medicine (knee and shoulder)
  • Adjunct clinical professor of orthopedic surgery with over 200 publications
  • National and international leadership roles in orthopedic sports medicine
  • Outstanding patient feedback

Dr Adnan Saithna is an orthopedic surgeon specialising in arthroscopic (keyhole) and minimally invasive surgery of the knee and shoulder, based in Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona. He qualified from the University of Birmingham Medical School in 2001 and performed his Residency training in the West Midlands, UK. During this time he was awarded a Diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine and a Masters Degree in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. He was also awarded the FRCS (Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons) and subsequently undertook further highly specialised training at International Centres of Excellence including The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital Arthroscopy Fellowship (Birmingham, UK) and the Sports Injury and Upper Extremity Reconstruction Fellowship at The Pan Am Clinic (Winnipeg, Canada).

Clinical Appointments

  • Orthopedic Surgeon, AZBSC Orthopedics, Dec 2020 – current
    • privileges at Banner Estrella Surgery Center, Surgery Center of Scottsdale, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center of Paradise Valley & OASIS hospital

Faculty Appointments

  • Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Adjunct Clinical Faculty and Resident Teaching Program, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, Aug 2019 – current
  • Adjunct Clinical Professor, Kansas Health Science Center’s proposed Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine, Feb 2020 - current
  • Honorary Professor, School of Science & Technology, Medical Technologies and Innovation Facility, Nottingham Trent University, UK, Oct 2017 - current
  • Doctoral Project Content Expert, College of Health Sciences, University of Indianapolis, Aug 2019 - current
  • Honorary Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor), PhD and Post-doctoral Co-supervisor, Department of Musculoskeletal Biology, The University of Liverpool, UK, Dec 2015 - current
  • Associate Clinical Teacher, The University of Warwick, UK, Feb 2007 - Aug 2012  

Summary of Education

  • Certificate of Completion of Training, General Medical Council, UK, 2012
  • Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons, Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery, UK, 2013
  • MSc Health Sciences, Trauma & Orthopedic Surgery, Warwick University, 2010
  • Diploma in Sports & Exercise Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2009
  • Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, 2002
  • Medical Degree (MBChB), Birmingham Medical School, University of Birmingham, UK, 2001
  • Pre-Med Degree, BMedSci(Hons), University of Birmingham, UK, 1999

Fellowship Training

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine Fellowship, The Royal Orthopedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK, August 2012 - July 2013
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity Reconstruction Fellowship Pan Am Clinic, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, July 2013-July 2014

Medical Licenses

  • Arizona, USA. Active. License Number 59590, Renewal date 29th December 2020
  • Kansas, USA. Exempt. License Number 04-41213, Renewal date 31st July 2021
  • GMC, United Kingdom. Registration number 6025369 (no expiry date)

Awards/Honors/Prizes (*denotes presenting author if not me)

  • Traveling Fellowship, Arthroscopy Association North America, June 2021
  • Best Research Paper Award, 3rd Prize, German Arthroscopic Society 2019. *Rosentiel N, Praz C, Blakeney WG, Ouanezar H, Kandhari V, Vieira, TD Saithna A, Sonnery Cottet B. Epidemiological Evaluation of Meniscal Ramp Lesions in 3214 ACL-Injured Knees from the SANTI Database: A Risk Factor Analysis Including Study of Secondary Meniscectomy Rates Following 769 Ramp Repairs
  • King James IV Professorship, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, 2018
  • Excellence in Knee Surgery Award, Brazilian Knee Surgery Congress, 2018. Helito CP*, Ferretti A, Monaco E, Redler A, Argento G, de Carli A, Saithna A, Helito VP. Poster: MRI Demonstrates a High Prevalence of ALL Abnormalities in Acutely Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injured Knees: A Case-Control Series Comparing Against the Contralateral Uninjured Knee,
  • Clinical Excellence Award, National Health Service, UK, 2016 and 2018
  • Richard J O’Connor Award. Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting, Denver, 2017. Saithna A, Cavalier M, Kajetanek, Temponi E, Daggett M, Helito CP, Thaunat M, Sonnery-Cottet B. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction is Associated with Significantly Reduced Graft Rupture Rates at 2 Years.
  • British Orthopedic Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association Travelling Fellowship, 2016
  • Best Poster Prize. European Society for Surgical Research, Liverpool, 2015. Gee E*, Hunt J, Saithna A. Tantalum and Cellular Interactions.
  • Lipmann Kessel Prize. Imperial College, London, 2011. Kundra R, *Newman S, Saithna A, Srinivasan S, Srinivasan K. Absorbable or non-absorbable sutures? A prospective randomized evaluation of aesthetic outcomes in patients undergoing day case hand and wrist surgery.
  • 2nd Prize (poster category). European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Milan, Italy, 2011. Baraza N*, Saithna A, Krkovic M. Acute Persistent Traumatic Anterior Dislocation of the Fractured Radial Head - Case Report and Surgical Technique.
  • 1st Prize Harry Hollier Fellowship Award, Good Hope Hospital, UK, 2009. Saithna A, Spalding T. Cartilage Repair in the Knee: Searching for the holy grail.
  • 1st Prize, Oxford Unicompartmental Knee Course, Keeble College, Oxford, 2008
  • 1st Prize (Young Surgeon in training category - 1000 Euros). European Vascular Surgery Society, Prague, 2006. Peravali R*, Saithna A, et al. Positive microbiological cultures in patients undergoing arterial reconstruction - a basis for antimicrobial chemoprophylaxis.
  • 1st Arthur Guest Presentation. Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, 2004
  • 1st Prize (£100). Junior Doctors Presentation. University Hospital, Birmingham, 2002

Professional Memberships

Publications

Publications in 2021

  • Saithna A, Helito CP, Vieira TD, Sonnery-Cottet B, Muramatsu K. The anterolateral ligament has limited instrinsic healing potential. A serial 3D-MRI study from the SANTI Study Group. AJSM May 2021, doi: 10.1177/03635465211013015
  • Tahir M, Malik S, Jordan R, Kronberga M, D'Alessandro P, Saithna A. Arthroscopic bone block stabilisation procedures for glenoid bone loss in anterior glenohumeral instability: A systematic review of clinical and radiological outcomes. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2021 Apr 28:102949. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2021.102949.
  • Pioger C, Saithna A, Rayes J, et al. Influence of Preoperative Tunnel Widening On the Outcomes of a Single Stage-Only Approach to Every Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: An Analysis of 409 Consecutive Patients From the SANTI Study Group. Am J Sports Med. 2021 May;49(6):1431-1440. doi: 10.1177/0363546521996389.
  • Saithna A, Helito CP, Carrozzo A, Kim JG, Sonnery-Cottet B. Regarding "The Effect of Combined Anterolateral and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction on Reducing Pivot Shift Rate and Clinical Outcomes: A Meta-analysis". Arthroscopy. 2021 Mar;37(3):787-789. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2020.12.200.
  • Franck F, Saithna A, Vieira TD, Pioger C, Vigne G, Le Guen M, Rogowski I, Fayard JM, Thaunat M, Sonnery-Cottet B. Return to Sport Composite Test After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (K-STARTS): Factors Affecting Return to Sport Test Score in a Retrospective Analysis of 676 Patients. Sports Health. 2021 Feb 6:1941738120978240.
  • Temponi EF, Saithna A, Gonçalves MBJ, Soares LFM, Carvalho RB, de Carvalho Júnior LH. Combined Reconstruction of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament and Medial Quadriceps Tendon-Femoral Ligament. Arthrosc Tech. 2021 Jan 20;10(1):e193-e198. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2020.09.026. PMID: 33532228; PMCID: PMC7823114.
  • Pioger C, Saithna A, Kandhari V, et al. Risk Factors for Rapid Chondrolysis After Partial Lateral Meniscectomy: A Scoping Review of the Literature. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. February 2021. doi:10.1177/2325967120981777
  • Haidar I, Billières J, Saithna A, et al. Outside-In Drilling Allows Avoidance of Two-Stage Surgery in Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction, Arthroscopy Techniques, 2021. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2020.10.057.
  • Daggett M, Busch K, Ferretti A, Monaco E, Bruni G, Saithna A. Percutaneous Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair With Needle Arthroscopy and Biological Augmentation. Arthroscopy Techniques, 2021, doi:10.1016/j.eats.2020.10.006.

Publications in 2020

  • Rangan A, Brealey SD, Keding A, et al, including UK FROST Study Group. Management of adults with primary frozen shoulder in secondary care (UK FROST): a multicentre, pragmatic, three-arm, superiority randomised clinical trial. 2020 Oct 3;396(10256):977-989.
  • Ferretti A, Monaco E, Carrozzo A, Gaj A, Annibaldi A, Andreozzi V, Sonnery-Cottet B, Saithna A. Risk Factors for Grade 3 Pivot Shift in Acute ACL-Injured Knees: A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Importance of Osseous & Soft-Tissue Parameters From The SANTI Study Group. AJSM (online ahead of print, July 2020) doi:10.1177/0363546520935866
  • Florent Franck F, Charles Pioger C, Delaloye JR, Saithna A, Vieira TD, Sonnery-Cottet B. Book Chapter: Anterolateral Ligament and the Anterolateral Corner in Evidence-Based Management of Complex Knee Injuries: Restoring the Anatomy to Achieve Best Outcomes edited by Rob LaPrade and Jorge Chahla, Elsevier Oct 2020:127-134
  • Monaco E, Bruni G, Daggett M, Saithna A, Cardarelli S, Proietti L, Ferretti A. Patellar Fracture Fixation Using Suture Tape Cerclage. Arthroscopy Techniques 2020 (9):6:e783-789
  • Sonnery-Cottet B, Saithna A. Editorial Commentary: Let’s ALL Agree—Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Outcomes Need to Be Improved and Extra-Articular Procedures Have an Essential Role. Arthroscopy, 2020 June;36(6):1702-5
  • Saithna A. Editorial Commentary: Current and Emerging Concepts in the Management of Rotator Cuff Tears. Annals of Joint, 2020 July, 5:24 doi:10.21037/aoj-2020-rct-06
  • Daggett M, Stepanovich B, Geraghty B, Saithna A. Office-Based Needle Arthroscopy: A Standardized Diagnostic Approach to the Shoulder. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2020 April 9(4)e521-525
  • Sonnery-Cottet B, Pioger C, Vieira TD, Franck F, Kajetanek C, Fayard JM, Thaunat M, Saithna A. Combined ACL and Anterolateral Reconstruction is Not Associated With A Higher Risk of Adverse Events. Preliminary Results from the SANTI Randomized Controlled Trial. OJSM 2020 org/10.1177/2325967120918490
  • Monaco E, Bruni G, Lo Torto S, Carrozzo A, Daggett M, Annibaldi A, Saithna A, Ferretti A. Non-invasive computer navigation can quantify the pivot shift maneuver with good to excellent reliability in healthy volunteers. J Exp Orthop. 2020 Apr 17;7(1):22.
  • Sonnery-Cottet B, Serra Cruz R, Vieira TD, Goes RA, Saithna A. Ramp Lesions: An Unrecognized Posteromedial Instability? Clin Sports Med. 2020 Jan;39(1):69-81
  • Daggett M, Tucker T, Monaco E, Redler A, Pettegre J, Bruni G, Saithna A. Partial Medial Meniscectomy Using Needle Arthroscopy and a Standardized Local Anaesthetic Protocol. Arthroscopy Techniques, 2020, May (9):5:e593-598
  • Saithna A, Jordan RW. Magnetic resonance arthrography is insufficiently accurate to diagnose biceps lesions prior to rotator cuff repair. KSSTA. 2020 28(2), 660-661
  • Delaloye JR, Murar J, Vieira TD, Franck F, Pioger C, Helfer L, Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B. Knee Extension Deficit in the Early Post-Operative Period Predisposes to Cyclops Syndrome Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Risk Factor Analysis in 3633 Patients from the SANTI Database. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Mar;48(3):565-572
  • Daggett M, Stepanovich B, Geraghty B, Meyers A, Whetstone J, Saithna A. Office-Based Needle Arthroscopy: A Standardized Diagnostic Approach to the Shoulder. Accepted in Arthroscopy Techniques, 2020
  • Kandhari V, Vieira T, Ouanezar N, Rosenstiel N, Pioger C, Frank F, Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B. Clinical Outcomes of Arthroscopic Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair: A Systematic Review from the SANTI Study Group. Accepted in Arthroscopy, 2020
  • Saithna A, Delaloye JR, Vieira TD, Thaunat M, Sonnery-Cottet B. Combined ACL and Anterolateral Reconstruction is Not Associated with a higher Risk of Adverse Outcomes: Preliminary Results from the Santy Randomized Controlled Trial. Accepted in OJSM, 2020
  • Saithna A, Daggett M, Helito CP, Monaco A, Franck F, Vieira T, Pioger C, Kim JG, Sonnery-Cottet B. Clinical Results of Combined ACL and Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction: A Narrative Review from the SANTI Study Group. Journal of Knee Surgery, 2020. doi: 10.1055/s-0040-1701220
  • Saithna A, Jordan RW. Letter to Editor: Magnetic resonance arthrography is insufficiently accurate to diagnose biceps lesions prior to rotator cuff repair. KSSTA, 2020, online ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s00167-019-05698-7
  • Sonnery-Cottet B, Serra Cruz R, Vieira TD, Goes RA, Saithna A.Ramp Lesions: An Unrecognized Posteromedial Instability? Clin Sports Med. 2020 Jan;39(1):69-81. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2019.08.010
  • Vieira TD, Blakeney WG, Canuto S, et al. Effect of Meniscal Ramp Lesion Repair on Knee Kinematics, Bony Contact Forces, and In Situ Forces in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Letter to Editor. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Feb;48(2):NP23-NP25. doi: 10.1177/0363546519897010.

Publications in 2019

Publications in 2018

  • Y Blache, R Dumas, J de Guise, A Saithna, B Sonnery-Cottet, M Thaunat. Technical considerations in lateral extra-articular reconstruction coupled with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A simulation study evaluating the influence of surgical parameters on the control of knee stability. Clinical Biomechanics 2018;61:136-143
  • Monaco E, Fabbri M, Redler A, Gaj E, De Carli A, Argento G, Saithna A, Ferretti A. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is associated with greater tibial tunnel widening when using a bioabsorbable screw compared to an all-inside technique with suspensory fixation. KSSTA 2018 Nov 7. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-5275-x.
  • Publications in 2017

    • Ounezar H, Thaunat M, Saithna A et al. Suture Repair of Full Radial Posterior Lateral Meniscus Tears Using a Central Midline Portal. Arthroscopy Techniques, October 2017. doi: 1016/j.eats.2017.06.054
    • Monaco E, Sonnery-Cottet, Daggett M, Saithna A, Helito C, Ferretti A. Elimination Of The Pivot-Shift Sign After Repair Of An Occult Anterolateral Ligament Injury In An ACL Deficient Knee. Accepted OJSM Sep 2017. doi: 10.1177/2325967117728877
    • Sonnery-Cottet B, Barbosa NC, Vieira TD, Saithna A. Clinical outcomes of extra-articular tenodesis/anterolateral reconstruction in the ACL injured knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Jun 12. doi: 10.1007/s00167-017-4596-5.
    • Thaunat M, Clowez G, Saithna A, Cavalier M, Choudja E, Vieira T, Fayard J, Sonnery-Cottet B. Re-Operation Rates after Combined ACL and ALL Reconstruction: A Cohort Study of 548 patients with minimum two years follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jun 1:363546517708982. doi: 10.1177/0363546517708982.
    • Vieira TD, Thaunat M, Saithna et al. Surgical Technique For Arthroscopic Resection of Painful Bipartite Patella. Arthroscopy Techniques, June 2017. doi: 1016/j.eats.2017.02.007
    • Temponi EF, de Carvalho Júnior LH, Saithna A, Thaunat M, Sonnery-Cottet B. Incidence and MRI characterization of the spectrum of posterolateral corner injuries occurring in association with ACL rupture. Skeletal Radiol. Skeletal Radiol. 2017 Aug;46(8):1063-1070.
    • Buscaryet F, Temponi EF, Saithna A, Thaunat M, Sonnery-Cottet B. 3D-CT  Evaluation Of Tunnel Positioning In ACL Reconstruction Using The Single Anteromedial Bundle Biological Augmentation Technique. OJSM May 2017. doi:1177/2325967117706511
    • Sonnery-Cottet B, Saithna A, Cavalier M, Kajetanek, Frois Temponi CE, Daggett M, Helito CP, Thaunat M. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction is Associated with Significantly Reduced ACL Graft Rupture Rates at a Minimum Follow Up of 2 Years: A Prospective Comparative Study of 502 Patients from the SANTI Study Group. AJSM Feb 2017. doi: 10.1177/0363546516686057
    • Sonnery-Cottet B, Saithna A, Azeem A, Choudja E, Baptiste Pic J, Cabaton J, Thaunat Mathieu. Hamstring donor site block provides equivalent pain relief to intra-articular injection following ACL reconstruction: A prospective non-randomized trial. OTSR, 2017 Apr;103(2):235-238. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2016.11.011
    • Sonnery-Cottet B, Saithna A, Azeem A, Choudja E, Baptiste Pic J, Cabaton J, Thaunat Mathieu. Analgésie après reconstruction du ligament croisé antérieur : infiltration du site de prélèvement des ischio-jambiers versus injection intra-articulaire. Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique 103(2):156-159 · April 2017 doi: 10.1016/j.rcot.2016.12.016

    Publications in 2016

    • Sonnery-Cottet B, Saithna A, Helito C, Daggett M, Thaunat M. Regarding “Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee, Fact or Fiction?”. Arthroscopy. 2016 Sep;32(9):1740-1. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.07.001.
    • Saithna A, Old J, MacDonald P. Re: A 70 Degree Arthroscope Significantly Improves Visualization of the Bicipital Groove in the Lateral Decubitus Position. Arthroscopy. Dec 2016. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.09.012
    • Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald PM. Biceps Tenoscopy: Arthroscopic Evaluation of The Extra-Articular Portion of The Long Head of Biceps Tendon. Arthroscopy Tech, Dec 2016.. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2016.08.018
    • Improving the diagnostic quality and adequacy of shoulder radiographs in a District General Hospital. Richards B, Riley J, Saithna A. BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2016 Aug 11;5(1). doi: 10.1136/bmjquality.u209855.w3501. 2016.
    • Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald PM. Safety of the “inside-out” electrocautery technique for rapid localization of the biceps tendon in the subacromial space. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery June 2016;17(2):98–99
    • Saithna A. Current Concepts and Strategies for Reducing Rates of Persistent Rotatory Instability and Improving Return to Sport After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. COP, May 2016;27(3):239-240
    • Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald PM. Transillumination of the bicipital groove: a novel technique for localization of the long head of biceps tendon in the subacromial space. Current Orthopedic Practice April 2016;27(2):212-214
    • Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald PM. Shoulder Arthroscopy Does Not Adequately Visualize Pathology Of The Long Head Of Biceps Tendon. OJSM 2016 Jan 8;4(1):2325967115623944.
    • Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald PM. A cadaveric assessment of the risk of nerve injury during open subpectoral biceps tenodesis using a bicortical guidewire. KSSTA Jan 2016, published online ahead of print. doi:10.1007/s00167-015-3972-2
    • Uppal H, Dhadwal A, Downham C, Dean B, Saithna A. Predicting Intra-Operative Periprosthetic Fracture during Uncemented Hemiarthroplasty for Intracapsular NOF Fractures. EC Orthopedics 2016;3(3):303-310.

    Publications in 2015

    • Jordan RW, Saithna A, Published sensitivities and specificities for physical examination tests and imaging studies of the long head of biceps tendon are invalid. Published online ahead of print KSSTA Nov 2015. DOI 10.1007/s00167-015-3862-7
    • Jordan RW, Saithna A. Defining the role of intramedullary nailing for fractures of the distal radius. A systematic review. Bone Joint J October 2015 vol. 97-B no. 10 1370-1376. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.97B10.35297
    • Gee E, Jordan RW, Hunt JA, Saithna A. Current evidence and future directions for research into the use of tantalum in soft tissue re-attachment surgery. J. Mater. Chem. B, 2016,4, 1020-1034 
    • Saithna A, Jordan RW. External Rotation and Abduction Bracing in the Management of First-Time Anterior Shoulder Dislocation: Letter to the Editor. AJSM 43(8):NP23-NP24, Aug 2015 DOI: 10.1177/0363546515597219
    • Gee E, Hanson E, Saithna A. Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Systematic Review. Open Orthop J. 2015 Jul 31;9:237-45.
    • Saithna A, Chizari M, Morris G, Anley C, Wang M, Snow M. An Analysis of the Biomechanics of Interference Screw Fixation and Sheathed Devices for Biceps Tenodesis. Clin Biomech. 2015 Jul;30(6):551-7.
    • Jordan RW, Saithna A, Old J, MacDonald P. Does External Rotation Bracing for Anterior Shoulder Dislocation Actually Result in Reduction of the Labrum? A systematic review. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Aug;43(8):NP23-4.
    • Saithna A, MacDonald PM. Book Chapter: Combined Posterior Cruciate Ligament and Posteromedial Reconstruction in Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries A Practical Guide To Management, edited by Gregory C Fanelli, Springer. March 2015:209-219; ISBN: 978-3-319-12071-3
    • Anley C, Morris G, Saithna A, James S, Snow M. Using both the TT-TG and TT-PCL distances in the work up of patients with patellofemoral pathology. AJSM March 26, 2015 ; published online before print March 26, 2015, doi:10.1177/0363546515576128
    • Jordan RW, Saithna A, Smith N, Norris R, Sprowson A, Foguet P. Does intra-operative tissue sample enrichment help or hinder the identification of micro-organisms in prosthetic joint infection? Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2015 May;25(4):731-6.
    • Roberts S, Saithna A, Bethune R. Improving theatre efficiency and utilization through early identification of trauma patients and enhanced communication between teams. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports BMJ Qual Improv Rep. 2015 Feb 27;4(1)

    Publications in 2014 and earlier

    • Jordan R, Saithna A, Paxton JZ, Grover LM, Thompson P, Krikler S. Early failure of tantalum patellar augments in the post-patellectomy knee. Current Orthopedic Practice 2014; 25(5):472-477. doi: 10.1097/BCO.0000000000000139
    • Jordan RW, Smith NA, Saithna A, Sprowson AP, Foguet P. Sensitivities, specificities, and predictive values of microbiological culture techniques for the diagnosis of prosthetic joint infection. Biomed Res Int. 2014;2014:180416. doi: 10.1155/2014/180416.
    • Modi CS, Karthik K, Marks A, Saithna A, Rai S, Drew S. Accuracy of abduction-external rotation versus standard magnetic resonance arthrography in the diagnosis of intra-articular shoulder pathology. Orthopedics 2013;36(3):337-342
    • Saithna A, Kundra R, Getgood A, Spalding T. Opening wedge distal femoral varus osteotomy for lateral compartment osteoarthritis in the valgus knee. 2013 Aug 29. PMID: 24041521
    • Chahal GS, Saithna A, Brewster M, Gilbody J, Lever S, Khan WS, Foguet P. A comparison of complications requiring return to theatre in hip and knee arthroplasty patients taking enoxaparin versus rivaroxaban for thromboprophylaxis. Ortop Traumatol Rehabil. 2013 Mar-Apr;15(2):125-9. PMID: 23652532
    • Gee E, Saithna A, Hill C, Van Der Ploeg I. Treatment of deformational plagiocephaly and torticollis using a weight distribution ring – a report of three cases. JPOB 2013 May;22(3):275-81 PMID: 23358241
    • Saithna A, Gogna R, Baraza N, Modi C, Spencer S. Eccentric exercise protocols for Patella Tendinopathy: Should we really be withdrawing athletes from sport? A systematic review. Open Orthop J. 2012;6:553-7. PMID: 23248727
    • Saithna A, Kundra R, Modi CS, Getgood A, Spalding T. Distal femoral varus osteotomy for lateral compartment osteoarthritis in the valgus knee. A systematic review of the literature. Open Orthop J. 2012;6:313-9. 2012. PMID:22905074
    • Spencer S, Carmont M, Saithna A, Dhillon M, Thompson P, Spalding T. Meniscal Scaffold Implants. Early Experience and Review of the Literature. Knee. 2012 Dec;19(6):760-5.
    • Baraza N, Saithna A, Krkovic M. Acute Persistent Traumatic Anterior Dislocation of the Fractured Radial Head - Case Report and Surgical Technique. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Apr;21(4):e5-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2011.07.035. PMID: 21963388
    • Modi C, Saithna A, Wainwright W. The OK technique for fixation of a trans-articular coronal shear fracture of the distal humerus. Shoulder & Elbow. 2011;3(4):228-231.
    • Saithna A, Arbuthnot J, Carey-Smith R, Spalding T. Simultaneous bilateral ACL reconstruction: A safe option. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010, Volume 18, Number 8, Pages 1071-1074. PMID: 19847401
    • Kundra RK, Newman S, Saithna A, Lewis AC, Srinivasan S, Srinivasan K. Absorbable or non-absorbable sutures? A prospective, randomized evaluation of aesthetic outcomes in patients undergoing elective day-case hand and wrist surgery. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2010 Nov;92(8):665-7. PMID: 20659358
    • Saithna A. The influence of hydroxyapatite coating of external fixator pins on pin loosening and pin track infection: A systematic review. 2010 Feb;41(2):128-32. PMID: 19486974
    • Saithna A, Boer R, Costa M, Drew S. Is extracorporeal shockwave therapy for calcifying tendonitis of the rotator cuff associated with a significant improvement in the Constant-Murley score? A systematic review. COP. 20(5):566-571, October 2009.
    • Saithna A, Moody W, Jenkinson E, Almazedi B, Sargeant I. The influence of timing of surgery on soft tissue complications in closed ankle fractures. EJOST 2009;19(7):481-484
    • Saithna A, Dekker A. The influence of computer navigation on trainee learning in hip resurfacing arthroplasty. Computer Aided Surgery. 2009;4:117-122 PMID: 20121591
    • Carmont, R. Carey-Smith, A. Saithna, M. Dhillon, P. Thompson, T. Spalding. Delayed Incorporation of a TruFit Plug: Perseverance Is Recommended. Arthroscopy 2009(25):810-814.PMID:19560648
    • Saithna A, Ajayi OO, Davis ET. The quality of internet sites providing information relating to hip resurfacing. Surgeon 2008;6(2):85-7. PMID: 18488773
    • Saithna A, Pynsent PB, Grimer RJ. Retrospective analysis of the impact of symptom duration on prognosis in soft tissue sarcoma. Int Orthop. 2008 Jun;32(3):381-4. PMID: 17377790
    • Saithna A, Scriven M. Severe tricuspid regurgitation presenting with lower limb venous hemorrhage. Int J Clin Pract. 2008 Apr;62(4):651-2. PMID: 18324954
    • Peravali R, Saithna A, Adam DJ, Wilmink AB. Positive microbiological cultures in patients undergoing arterial reconstruction - a basis for peri-operative antimicrobial chemoprophylaxis. European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery Extra 2006(12):38-41.
    • Saithna A, Barsoum G, Faizal A. Hemorrhagic disruption of the Spleen: A previously un-reported complication of Churg-Strauss syndrome. Gastroenterology Today, 2006;38-41
    • Ford S, Saithna A, Grimer RJ, Picci P. Comparison of the outcome of osteosarcoma at two specialist international orthopedic oncology centers. Sarcoma 2004;8(1):13-18. PMID: 18521388

Published Abstracts

  • Saithna A, Rosenstiel N, Praz C, Ouanezar H, Thaunat M, Sonnery-Cottet B. Clinical Outcomes of Combined Anterior Cruciate and Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction in A Series of Seventy Professional Athletes. Arthroscopy 35(12):e3, Nov 2019
  • Saithna A, Ouanezar H, Vieira TD, Blakeney W, Praz C, Kandari V, Rosenstiel N, Sonnery-Cottet B. Epidemiological Evaluation of Meniscal Ramp Lesions in 3214 ACL-Injured Knees: A Risk Factor Analysis and Study of Secondary Meniscectomy Rates. Arthroscopy 35(12):e4-e5, Nov 2019
  • Sonnery-Cottet B, Praz C, Rosentiel N, Blakeney WG, Ouanezar H, Kandhari V, Vieira, TD Saithna A. Epidemiological Evaluation of Meniscal Ramp Lesions in 3214 ACL-Injured Knees. Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique Nov 2018
  • Sonnery-Cottet B, Delaloye JR, Blakeney W, Saithna A et al. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction Protects The Repaired Medial Meniscus: A Comparative Study of 383 ACL Reconstructions from the SANTI Study Group with a Minimum Follow Up of Two Years. Arthroscopy Dec 2018
  • Ounezar H, Blakeney WG, Latrobe C, Saithna A et al. The popliteus tendon provides a safe and reliable location for all-inside meniscal repair device placement. Arthroscopy Dec 2018
  • Praz C, Viera TD, Saithna A, Rosenstiel N, Kandhari V, Nogueira H, Sonnery-Cottet B. Risk factors for Lateral Meniscus Posterior Root Tears in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injured Knee: An Epidemiological Analysis of 3956 Patients. Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique Dec 2018
  • Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Jean Romain Delaloye, William Blakeney, Adnan Saithna et al. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction Protects The Repaired Medial Meniscus: A Comparative Study of 383 ACL Reconstructions from the SANTI Study Group with a Minimum Follow Up of Two Years. SMW, July 2018
  • Choudja E, Gillain L, Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B. Combined anatomic anterior cruciate and anterolateral ligament reconstruction with quadriceps tendon autograft and a gracilis allograft through a single femoral tunnel. Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique Nov 2018
  • Nikolaus Rosenstiel, Cesar Praz, Hervé Ouanezar, Adnan Saithna, Mathieu Thaunat, MD, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Combined Anterior Cruciate and Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction in the Professional Athlete: Clinical Outcomes from the SANTI Group in a Series of Seventy Patients With a Minimum Follow Up of Two Years. Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique Dec 2018
  • Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Jean Romain Delaloye, William Blakeney, Adnan Saithna et al. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction Protects The Repaired Medial Meniscus: A Comparative Study of 383 ACL Reconstructions from the SANTI Study Group with a Minimum Follow Up of Two Years. Revue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique Nov 2018
  • Muramatsu K, Saithna A, Watanabe H, Sasaki K, Yokosawa K, Hachiya Y, Banno T, Helito CP, Sonnery-Cottet B. Three-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee: An Evaluation of Intact and Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Knees From the Scientific Anterior Cruciate Ligament Network International (SANTI) Study Group. KSSTA April 2018
  • Thaunat M, Clowez G, Saithna A, Cavalier M, Choudja E, Vieira T, Fayard J, Sonnery-Cottet B. Re-Operation Rates after Combined ACL and ALL Reconstruction: A Cohort Study of 548 patients with minimum two years follow-up. KSSTA April 2018
  • Ounezar H, Blakeney WG, Latrobe C, Saithna A et al. The popliteus tendon provides a safe and reliable location for all-inside meniscal repair device placement. KSSTA, April 2018.
  • Jordan RW, Malik S, Saithna A. The importance of horizontal stability in the treatment of acromioclavicular instability. Shoulder and Elbow, Oct 2018
  • Buscaryet F, Temponi EF, Saithna A, Thaunat M, Sonnery-Cottet B. 3D-CT  Evaluation Of Tunnel Positioning In ACL Reconstruction Using The Single Anteromedial Bundle Biological Augmentation Technique. KSSTA April 2018
  • Greenhalgh T, Saithna A et al. Return to Pre-Injury Level of Sport in an Elite Age-Group Triathlete after Non-Operative Treatment of Combined Complete Obturator Internus and Partial Hamstring Tendon Tears. NHCCR August 2017:2
  • Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B et al. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction is Associated with Significantly Reduced Graft Rupture Rates at 2 Years. Arthroscopy The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery 33(6):e5 2017. doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2017.04.034
  • Jordan RW, Saithna A. Intramedullary nailing for distal radial fractures: a systematic review. Bone and Joint Journal 99-B:64 · April 2017
  • Jordan RW, Saithna A. Arthroscopy is an inadequate gold standard for diagnosing biceps pathology. Bone and Joint Journal 99-B:86 · April 2017
  • Old J, Saithna A, et al. Shoulder arthroscopy does not adequately visualize pathology of the long head of biceps tendon. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 26(5):e173 · April 2017
  • Jordan RW, Saithna A, Published sensitivities and specificities for physical examination tests and imaging studies of the long head of biceps tendon are invalid – a systematic review. KSSTA 2016;24(S1)174
  • Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald PM. A cadaveric assessment of the risk of nerve injury during open subpectoral biceps tenodesis using a bicortical guidewire. KSSTA 2016;24(S1)174
  • Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald PM. Proposing the need for a new gold standard for assessment of long head of biceps pathology. Shoulder & Elbow 10/2015; 7(4):309.
  • Gee E, Hunt J, Saithna A. Tantalum and Cellular Interaction. European Surgical Research. June 2015; 55(1):167
  • Gee E, Hunt J, Saithna A. Surgical Outcomes of tendon reattachment to porous metal – Is tantalum and appropriate biomaterial. European Surgical Research. June 2015; 55(1):167
  • Saithna A, Anley C, Paxton J, Grover L, Snow M. An evaluation of amniotic membrane allograft as a potential agent for biological augmentation of rotator cuff repair in an in vitro model. KSSTA May 2014; 22(1):S403
  • Anley C, Saithna A, Morris G, James S, Snow M. The tibial tubercle - posterior cruciate ligament distance: An independent review of this new measurement. May 2014; 22(1):1-5. DOI: 10.1007/s00167-014-2916-6
  • Modi C, Saithna A, Wainwright W. The OK technique for fixation of a trans-articular coronal shear fracture of the distal humerus. JBJS Br Proceedings July 2012 94-B: 34
  • Saithna A, Dekker AP. The influence of computer navigation on trainee learning in hip resurfacing arthroplasty. JBJS Br Proc, Jul 2011; 93-B: 386
  • Saithna A, Carey-Smith R, Thompson P, Dhillon M, Spalding T. Bone marrow stimulation cartilage repair surgery in the knee without prolonged non weight bearing – it’s now a lot easier. JBJS Br Proc, Jan 2011; 93-B: 13.
  • Saithna A, Dunne K, Kuchenbecker T, Thompson P, Dhillon M, Spalding T. Qualitative MRI related to clinical results following cartilage repair using Trufit plugs. JBJS Br Proceedings July 2010;Vol 92-B, Issue SUPP_III, 423.
  • Saithna A, Arbuthnot J, Almazedi B, Spalding T. Does ACL reconstruction with accelerated rehabilitation influence the outcome of concomitant meniscal repair? JBJS Br Proceedings July 2010;Vol 92-B, Issue SUPP_III, 423.
  • Boer R, Modi C, Ho K, Saithna A, Krkovic M. Clinical experience with VAC-Instill treatment for septic-arthritis and infected implants. Injury Extra 2009 Oct; 40(10):216
  • Saithna A, Arbuthnot J, Carey Smith R, Thomas M, Spalding T. Bilateral Simultaneous Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. JBJS Br Proc, Sep 2009; 91-B: 418.
  • Saithna A, Carey Smith R, Thomas M, Thompson P, Spalding T. Opening Wedge Distal Femoral Varus Osteotomy. Is It Good Enough? JBJS Br Proc, Sep 2009; 91-B: 416.
  • Saithna A, Carey Smith R, Thompson P, Dhillon M, Spalding T. Successful results following cartilage repair in the knee using a novel synthetic osteochondral scaffold. JBJS Br Proceedings, Sep 2009; 91-B: 415.
  • Saithna A, Feras Y, Moody W, Sargeant I. The influence of timing of surgery on soft tissue complications in closed ankle fractures. JBJS Br Proc, Mar 2009;91-B: 115.
  • Saithna A, Pynsent P, Grimer R. Retrospective analysis of symptom duration in soft tissue sarcoma: Does a delay in diagnosis affect outcome? JBJS Br Proc, Jul 2008; 90-B: 397.
  • Yaish F, Saithna A, Stephen C, Cooper JP, Rajaratnum V, Craigen MAC. Peripheral Nerve Injuries; A new objective clinical assessment tool. Injury Extra 38(4) April 2007;125
  • Peravali R, Saithna A, Adam DJ, Bradbury AW, Gossain S, Wilmink AB. Positive microbiological cultures in patients undergoing arterial reconstruction - a basis for peri-operative antimicrobial chemoprophylaxis. EJVES 32(5) November 2006;603
  • Ford S, Saithna A, Grimer RJ, Picci P. Comparison of the outcome of osteosarcoma at two specialist international orthopedic oncology centers. JBJS 2003;85B:II;112.
  • Ford S, Saithna A, Grimer RJ, Picci P. Comparison of the outcome of osteosarcoma at two specialist international orthopedic oncology centers. Sarcoma 2001;5:222-223.
  • Saithna A, Keen M. The effect of stimulators of differentiation on 5HT3 and muscarinic receptor expression in NG108-15 cells. British Journal of Pharmacology: Proceedings Supplement October 1999;128:158P

Podium Presentations (*denotes presenting author if not me)

  • Surgical Techniques for Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction. ISAKOS Webinar, July 2020
  • Surgical Tehcniques and Clinical Outcomes of Combined ACL and ALL reconstruction. AOSSM ICL, June 2020
  • Saithna A, Helito C, Muramatsu K, Sonnery-Cottet B. Partial but not complete injuries of the anterolateral ligament have intrinsic healing potential. KCUMB, April 2020
  • Saithna A, Pioger C, Sonnery-Cottet B et al. Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Isolated Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Grafts Versus Combined Hamstring Tendon ACL and Anterolateral Ligament Grafts: Preliminary Results Focusing on Adverse Outcomes after ACL Reconstruction, AAOS March 2020, e-presentation due to COVID-19
  • *Landreau P, Catteeuw A, Hamie F, Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B, Smigelski R. Anatomic study and reanalysis of the nomenclature of the anterolateral complex of the knee focusing on the distal iliotibial band. Identification and description of the condylar strap. SICOT, Oman, 2019
  • Saithna A, Praz C, Sonnery-Cottet B et al. Combined Anterior Cruciate and Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction in Professional Athletes: Clinical Outcomes from the SANTI Group in a Series of Seventy Patients. AANA, Orlando 2019
  • Saithna A, Praz C, Rosentiel N, Blakeney WG, Ouanezar H, Kandhari V, Vieira, TD Sonnery-Cottet B. Epidemiological Evaluation of Meniscal Ramp Lesions in 3214 ACL-Injured Knees. AANA, Orlando 2019
  • *Delaloye JR, Saithna A, Blakeney, W, Sonnery-Cottet B et al. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction Protects the Repaired Medial Meniscus: A Comparative Study of 383 ACL Reconstructions with a Minimum Follow-Up of Two Years. ISAKOS, Cancun 2019
  • Saithna A. King James IV Professorship Lecture. British Orthopedic Sports Trauma Association, Annual Meeting, Dec 2018
  • *Sonnery Cottet B, Praz C, Rosentiel N, Blakeney WG, Ouanezar H, Kandhari V, Vieira, TD Saithna A. Epidemiological Evaluation of Meniscal Ramp Lesions in 3214 ACL-Injured Knees. SOFCOT, Paris, Nov 2018
  • *Praz C, Viera TD, Saithna A, Rosenstiel N, Kandhari V, Nogueira H, Sonnery-Cottet B. Risk factors for Lateral Meniscus Posterior Root Tears in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injured Knee: An Epidemiological Analysis of 3956 Patients. SFA, Strasbourg, Dec 2018
  • Choudja E, *Gillain L, Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B. Combined anatomic anterior cruciate and anterolateral ligament reconstruction with quadriceps tendon autograft and a gracilis allograft through a single femoral tunnel. SFA, Strasbourg, Dec 2018
  • *Nikolaus Rosenstiel, Cesar Praz, Hervé Ouanezar, Adnan Saithna, Mathieu Thaunat, MD, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Combined Anterior Cruciate and Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction in the Professional Athlete: Clinical Outcomes from the SANTI Group in a Series of Seventy Patients With a Minimum Follow Up of Two Years. SOFCOT Paris, Nov 2018
  • *Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet, Jean Romain Delaloye, William Blakeney, Adnan Saithna et al. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction Protects The Repaired Medial Meniscus: A Comparative Study of 383 ACL Reconstructions from the SANTI Study Group with a Minimum Follow Up of Two Years. SOFCOT Paris, Nov 2018
  • Saithna A, Muramatsu K, Watanabe H, Sasaki K, Yokosawa K, Hachiya Y, Banno T, Helito CP, Sonnery-Cottet B. Three-dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee: An Evaluation of Intact and Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Deficient Knees From the Scientific Anterior Cruciate Ligament Network International (SANTI) Study Group. ESSKA Glasgow April 2018
  • Saithna A, Thaunat M, Clowez G, Cavalier M, Choudja E, Vieira T, Fayard J, Sonnery-Cottet B. Re-Operation Rates after Combined ACL and ALL Reconstruction: A Cohort Study of 548 patients with minimum two years follow-up. ESSKA, April 2018
  • Saithna A, Ounezar H, Blakeney WG, Latrobe C, Sonnery-Cottet. The popliteus tendon provides a safe and reliable location for all-inside meniscal repair device placement. ESSKA, Glasgow, April 2018.
  • Saithna A, Buscaryet F, Temponi EF, Thaunat M, Sonnery-Cottet B. 3D-CT  Evaluation Of Tunnel Positioning In ACL Reconstruction Using The Single Anteromedial Bundle Biological Augmentation Technique. ESSKA Glasgow April 2018
  • Jordan RW*, Malik S, Saithna A. The importance of horizontal stability in the treatment of acromioclavicular instability - a systematic review. British Elbow and Shoulder Society, Glasgow June 2018.
  • Saithna A. Surgical Management of the ACL-injured elite athlete – current concepts in 2018. ISKSAA, Leeds, June 2018
  • *Delaloye JR, Blakeney W, Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B, et al. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction Protects The Repaired Medial Meniscus: A Comparative Study of 383 ACL Reconstructions from the SANTI Study Group  with a Minimum Follow Up of Two Years. AANA, Chicago, 2018
  • Saithna A, Thaunat M, Clowez G, Cavalier M, Choudja E, Vieira T, Fayard J, Sonnery-Cottet B. Re-Operation Rates after Combined ACL and ALL Reconstruction: A Cohort Study of 548 patients with minimum two years follow-up. AANA, Chicago, 2018.
  • Saithna A. Clinical, MRI and Ultrasound diagnosis of Injury to the Anterolateral Corner of the Knee. SRATS, Bucharest, Romania, March 2018
  • Saithna A. Clinical Outcomes of Combined ACL and ALL Reconstruction. SRATS, Bucharest, Romania, March 2018
  • Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B et al. Re-operation rates after combined ACL and ALL reconstruction in 548 patients. AAOS, New Orleans, March 2018
  • *Jordan RW, Saithna A, Modi C, Drew S, Lawrence T. Total elbow arthroplasty versus internal fixation in the management of acute distal humeral fractures- a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Trauma Society Birmingham November 2017 
  • *Jordan RW, Saithna A. Biomechanical considerations for strategies to improve outcomes following volar plating of distal radius fractures. British Trauma Society Birmingham November 2017
  • *Greenhalgh T, Saithna A et al. Return to Pre-Injury Level of Sport in an Elite Age-Group Triathlete after Non-Operative Treatment of Combined Complete Obturator Internus and Partial Hamstring Tendon Tears. NHCCR, August 2017:28
  • Hirst T*, Gee E, Hunt J, Saithna A. The effects of tantalum on cellular proliferation and behavior: An analysis of its appropriateness as a biomaterial for soft tissue re-attachment in orthopedic surgery. ESSR, Amsterdam, June 2017
  • Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B et al. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction is Associated with Significantly Improved Graft Rupture and Return to Sport Rates at 2 Years. ISAKOS, Shanghai, China, June 2017
  • Sonnery-Cottet B*, Saithna A, Fernandes L , Ouanezar H, Thaunat M. Understand the hamstrings, Understand the future of football medicine. International Conference of Sport Rehabilitation and Traumatology, Football Medicine Strategies. Barcelona, 13-15 May 2017
  • Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B et al. Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction is Associated with Significantly Reduced Graft Rupture Rates at 2 Years. AANA, Denver, May 2017
  • Saithna A. Do we require another fundamental shift in the way we think of tendinopathy? A review of theories brought up to date. Liverpool Shoulder Masterclass, May 2017
  • Saithna A. Can we improve tendon biology and is augmentation helpful? Liverpool Shoulder Masterclass, May 2017
  • Saithna A. Calcific Tendinopathy: Do we understand the cause yet? Liverpool Shoulder Masterclass, May 2017
  • Saithna A. Combined ACL and ALL reconstruction. Minimally Invasive Surgery Conference, London, March 2017.
  • Saithna A. Translational Research in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. Institute of Ageing and Chronic Disease Seminar Series, Liverpool University, Feb 2017.
  • Old J*, Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, MacDonald PM. Shoulder Arthroscopy Does Not Adequately Visualize Pathology of the Long Head of Biceps Tendon, American Shoulder and Elbow Society, Boston, Oct 2016
  • Jordan RW, Saithna A, Modi C, Drew S, Lawrence T. Total Elbow Arthroplasty in the Management of Acute Distal Humeral Fractures. A retrospective case series and systematic review. 13th Meeting of the Combined Orthopedic Associations. Cape Town April 2016
  • Jordan RW, Saithna A. Physical examination tests and imaging studies based on arthroscopic assessment of the long head of biceps tendon are invalid. 13th Meeting of the Combined Orthopedic Associations. Cape Town April 2016
  • Saithna A. British Orthopedic, Sports Trauma and Arthroscopy Association Travelling Fellowship Report, Belfast, Sep 2016
  • Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald PM. Shoulder Arthroscopy is an Inadequate Gold Standard for diagnosis of LHB Pathology. Canadian Orthopedic Association, Quebec, June 2016
  • Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald PM. Biceps Tenoscopy: A Novel Strategy For Reducing the Rate of Missed Diagnoses of LHB Pathology. Canadian Orthopedic Association, Quebec, June 2016
  • Uppal H, Dhadwal A*, Dean B, Bose P, Saithna A. Predicting Intra-operative Periprosthetic Fracture During Uncemented Hemiarthroplasty for Intracapsular Neck of Femur Fractures. British Trauma Society Annual Meeting, November 2015
  • Jordan RW*, Saithna A. Intramedullary nailing for fractures of the distal radius. British Society for Surgery of the Hand, London, October 2016.
  • Jordan RW*, Saithna A, Old J, MacDonald P. Does External Rotation Bracing for Anterior Shoulder Dislocation Actually Result in Reduction of the Labrum? A systematic review. Presented in the “Best of the Best” session at the BOA, Liverpool, September 2015
  • Jordan RW*, Saithna A, Published sensitivities and specificities for physical examination tests and imaging studies of the long head of biceps tendon are invalid. European Orthopedic Research Society, Bristol, September 2015.
  • Jordan RW*, Saithna A. Defining the role of intramedullary nailing for fractures of the distal radius. A systematic review. European Orthopedic Research Society, Bristol, Sept 2015.
  • Gee E*, Hunt J, Saithna A. Tantalum in soft tissue reattachment surgery. UK Society for Biomaterials, Dublin, June 2015
  • Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald PM. Proposing the need for a new gold standard in the diagnosis of LHB pathology. BESS, Sheffield, June 2015
  • Gee E*, Hunt J, Saithna A. Tantalum and Cellular Interaction. European Society for Surgical Research. Liverpool, June 2015
  • Gee E, Hunt J, Saithna A. Surgical Outcomes of tendon reattachment to porous metal – Is tantalum and appropriate biomaterial. European Society for Surgical Research, Liverpool, June 2015
  • Anley C* Morris G, Saithna A, James S, Snow M. The Radiological Work Up Of Patients With Patellar Femoral Pathology: Should The TT-TG Distance Be Measured On MRI And What Is Its Relationship To The TT-PCL Distance? ISAKOS, Lyon, June 2015
  • Gee E*, Saithna A. Defining The Role Of Tantalum For Soft Tissue Reattachment In Orthopedic Surgery. EFORT, Prague, May 2015
  • C Anley*, A Saithna, G Morris, S James, M Snow. The Tibial Tubercle–Posterior Cruciate Ligament Distance: An independent review of this new measurement. ESSKA, Amsterdam, May 2014
  • Saithna A, Anley C, Paxton J, Grover L, Snow M. An evaluation of amniotic membrane allograft as a potential agent for biological augmentation of rotator cuff repair in an in vitro model. BESS, Leicester, June 2013
  • Saithna A, Spencer S, Carmont M, Crane T, Thompson P, Spalding T. Early experience with meniscal scaffolds for post meniscectomy knee pain. Naughton Dunn Club. Royal Orthopedic Hospital, Dec 2011
  • Saithna A. The Harry Hollier Travelling fellowship. Prize winner’s presentation. Good Hope Hospital, April 2011
  • Krkovic M*, Baraza N, Saithna A. Acute traumatic instability of the elbow joint. Kranjska Gora, Slovenia, Jan 2011
  • Saithna A, Dekker AP*. The influence of computer navigation on trainee learning in hip resurfacing arthroplasty. British Society of Computer Aided Surgery, London, Nov 2009
  • Saithna A. Searching for the holy grail: Cartilage repair in young patients. Harry Hollier Travelling Fellowship Award. Good Hope Hospital, May 2009. 1st Prize
  • Boer R, Modi C*, Ho K, Saithna A, Krkovic M. Clinical experience with VAC-Instill treatment. British Trauma Society, Newcastle, May 2009
  • Saithna A, Carey Smith R, Radovanovic J, Thompson P, Dhillon M, Spalding T. Bone marrow stimulation cartilage repair surgery in the knee without prolonged non-weight bearing: it’s now a lot easier.
  • BOA, Liverpool, Sept 2008
  • Saithna A, Carey-Smith R, Thompson P, Dhillon M, Spalding T. Successful results following cartilage repair in the knee using a novel synthetic osteochondral scaffold. BASK, Bournemouth, April 2008
  • Saithna A, Carey-Smith R, Thomas M, Thompson P, Spalding T. Distal femoral opening wedge osteotomy: Are we good enough? BASK, Bournemouth, April 2008
  • Saithna A, Arbuthnot J, Carey-Smith R, Spalding T. Bilateral simultaneous ACL reconstruction: A safe option? BASK, Bournemouth, April 2008
  • Saithna A, Pynsent PB, Grimer RJ. The effect of delay on outcome in soft tissue sarcoma. EFORT, Florence, Italy, May 2007
  • Saithna A, Ajayi O*, Thomas ET. The quality of internet sites providing information relating to hip resurfacing. The Naughton Dunn Club, May 2007
  • Yaish F*, Saithna A, Stephen C, Cooper JP, Rajaratnum V, Craigen MAC Peripheral Nerve Injuries; A new objective clinical assessment tool. BTS, Leeds 2006
  • Peravali R*, Saithna A, Adam DJ, Bradbury AW, Gossain S, Wilmink AB. Positive microbiological cultures in patients undergoing arterial reconstruction - a basis for peri-operative antimicrobial chemoprophylaxis. Eur Vasc Surg Society, Prague, Sept 2006
  • Saithna A, Pynsent PB, Grimer RJ. The effect of diagnostic delay on outcome in soft-tissue sarcoma. British Orthopedic Oncology Society, Edinburgh, July 2006
  • Saithna A, Yaish F, Moody W, Sargeant I. The influence of timing of surgery on wound complications in closed ankle fracture. The Naughton Dunn Club, May 2006.
  • Saithna A, Pynsent PB, Grimer RJ. The effect of diagnostic delay on outcome in soft-tissue sarcoma. British Sarcoma Group Conference, Birmingham, Dec 2005
  • Saithna A, Pynsent PB, Grimer RJ. The effect of diagnostic delay on outcome in soft-tissue sarcoma. The Naughton Dunn Club, Nov 2005
  • Saithna A. Trauma audit: Unexpected trauma outcomes. The Arthur Guest Prize, Heart of England Foundation Trust, June 2004, 1st Prize
  • Saithna A. Blunt subclavian artery trauma and post-operative chylothorax. Junior Doctors Prize, University Hospital Birmingham, June 2002. 1st
  • Ford S, Saithna A, Grimer RJ, Picci P. Comparison of the outcome of osteosarcoma at two specialist international orthopedic oncology centers. International Society of Limb Salvage, Birmingham, Oct 2001
  • Ford S, Saithna A, Grimer RJ, Picci P. Comparison of the outcome of osteosarcoma at two specialist international orthopedic oncology centers. European Musculoskeletal Oncology Society, Pamplona, Spain, May 2001
  • Ford S, Saithna A, Grimer RJ, Picci P. Comparison of the outcome of osteosarcoma at two specialist international orthopedic oncology centers. British Orthopedic Oncology Society, London, March 2001

Poster Presentations

  • Saithna A, Franck F, Sonnery-Cottet et al. Factors Influencing the Outcomes of a Validated Return to Sports Test Battery after ACL Reconstruction: A Retrospective Analysis of 676 Patients. AAOS, e-poster due to COVID-19, March 2020
  • Saithna A, Pioger C, Sonnery-Cottet et al. Professional Athletes are at Higher Risk of Septic Arthritis after ACL Reconstruction: An Evaluation of 4,421 Consecutive Patients from the SANTI Study Group and a Pooled Data Analysis of Published Studies. AAOS, e-poster due to COVID-19, March 2020
  • Saithna A, Franck F, Sonnery-Cottet et al. Extension Deficit in the Early Post-Operative Period is a Major Risk Factor for Cyclops Syndrome: A Risk Factor Analysis in 3633 Patients Following ACL Reconstruction AAOS, e-poster due to COVID-19, March 2020
  • Saithna A, Sonnery Cottet B, Praz C, Rosentiel N, Blakeney WG, Ouanezar H, Kandhari V, Vieira, TD. Epidemiological Evaluation of Meniscal Ramp Lesions in 3214 ACL-Injured Knees from the SANTI Database: A Risk Factor Analysis Including Study of Secondary Meniscectomy Rates Following 769 Ramp Repairs. AAOS, Las Vegas, April 2019
  • Monaco E, Fabbri M, Redler A, Gaj E, De Carli A, Argento G, Saithna A, Ferretti A. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction is associated with greater tibial tunnel widening when using a bioabsorbable screw compared to an all-inside technique with suspensory fixation. AAOS, Las Vegas, April 2019
  • Ferretti A, Monaco E, Redler A, Argento G, De Carli, A, Saithna A, et al. 1.5 Tesla Magnetic Resonance Imaging Demonstrates a High Prevalence of Anterolateral Ligament Abnormalities in Acutely Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injured Knees
  • Saithna A, Cavalier M, Thaunat M, Clowez G, Choudja E, Vieira T, Fayard J, Sonnery-Cottet B. Re-Operation Rates after Combined ACL and ALL Reconstruction: A Cohort Study of 548 patients with minimum two years follow-up. ESSKA, Glasgow, May 2018
  • Jordan RW, Saithna A. London Shoulder Annual Meeting, Poster presentation: Should We Avoid Shoulder Surgery In Wheelchair Users? A Systematic Review of Outcomes and Complications. London, May 2018.
  • Jordan RW, Saithna A. London Shoulder Annual Meeting, Poster presentation: Transtendinous Repair of PASTA lesions is Associated With Inferior Early Functional Scores Than Tear Completion and Repair: A Systematic Review. London, May 2018.
  • European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology (EFORT) 19th Congress. Poster presentation: Stiffness And Slower Functional Recovery, Neglected Outcomes Of PASTA Lesions Treated By Transtendinous Repair Versus Completion And Repair - A Systematic Review. Barcelona June 2018.
  • Ouanezar H. (France), Blakeney W, Latrobe C, Saithna A, Reina FL, Delaloye J, Thaunat M, Sonnery-Cottet B. ESSKA Poster: The Popliteus Tendon Provides a Safe and Reliable Location for Anchor Placement: Outcome of 200 Posterior Horn Lateral
  • Thaunat M, Fayard JM, Jan N, Saithna A, Sonnery-Cottet B. Repair of Meniscal Ramp Lesions Through a Posteromedial Portal During ACL Reconstruction: Outcome Study with a Minimum 2-Year Follow Up. ISAKOS, Shanghai, China 2017
  • Sonnery-Cottet B, Saithna A, Azeem A, Choudja E, Baptiste Pic J, Cabaton J, Thaunat M. Hamstring donor block provides equivalent pain relief to intra-articular injection following ACL reconstruction: A prospective non-randomized trial. ISAKOS, Shanghai, China 2017
  • Greenhalgh T, Iyengar K, Ramteke S, Saithna A. Return to pre-injury level of sport in an Age-Group Triathlete after Non-Operative Treatment of Complete Obturator Internus and Partial Hamstring Tendon Tears. European Congress of Clinical Case Reports. Vienna, March 2017
  • Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald PM. Safety of the “inside-out” electrocautery technique for rapid localization of the biceps tendon in the subacromial space. Canadian Orthopedic Association, Quebec, June 2016
  • Jordan RW, Saithna A, Published sensitivities and specificities for physical examination tests and imaging studies of the long head of biceps tendon are invalid – a systematic review. ESSKA, Barcelona, May 2016
  • Saithna A, Longo A, Leiter J, Old J, MacDonald PM. A cadaveric assessment of the risk of nerve injury during open subpectoral biceps tenodesis using a bicortical guidewire. ESSKA, Barcelona, May 2016
  • Richard B, Saithna A. Improving the Adequacy of Shoulder X-Rays at a District General Hospital: A Quality Improvement and Medical Student Leadership Training Project. FMLM. Cambridge QI Nov 2015
  • Gee E, Hunt J, Saithna A. Tantalum and Cellular Interaction. European Society for Surgical Research. June 2015 Liverpool
  • Jordan R, Saithna A, Paxton J, Grover L, Krikler S, Thompson P. Tantalum Patellar Augments in the Post Patellectomy Knee: Are They Doomed To Failure? BASK, Telford 10-11.3.2015
  • Snow M, Saithna A, Anley C, Paxton J, Grover L. An evaluation of amniotic membrane allograft as a potential agent for biological augmentation of rotator cuff repair in an in vitro model. ESSKA, Amsterdam, May 2014
  • Anley C, Saithna A., Morris G., James S., Snow M. Measurement of the tibial tubercle – trochlear groove distance on computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): Are they equivalent? ESSKA, Amsterdam, May 2014.
  • Saithna A, Udebwe U, Paxton J, Snow M, Grover L. Using Amniotic Membrane Allograft to Augment Properties of Tissue-engineered Bone to Tendon Interfaces in vitro. UKSB, Birmingham, June 2013
  • Anley C, Saithna A, Morris G, James S, Snow M. The Radiological Work Up Of Patients With Patellar Femoral Pathology: Should The TT-TG Distance Be Measured On MRI And What Is Its Relationship To The TT-PCL Distance? ISAKOS, Toronto, May 2013
  • Gee E, Hill C, Saithna A, Van der Ploeg I. Treatment of deformational plagiocephaly and torticollis using a weight distribution ring – a report of three cases. EFORT, Istanbul, June 2013
  • Saithna A, Spencer S, Bird J, Thompson P, Spalding T. Early experience with meniscal scaffolds for the treatment of post meniscectomy knee pain. British Orthopedic Association, Dublin, Sept 2011.
  • Baraza N, Saithna A, Krkovic M. Acute Persistent Traumatic Anterior Dislocation of the Fractured Radial Head: Case Report and Novel Surgical technique. 2nd Prize for Posters. European Congress of Trauma and Emergency Surgery, Milan, Italy, April 2011. 2nd Prize
  • Modi CS, Saithna A, Wainwright D. An OK Technique for Mini-Invasive Fixation of a Trans-Articular Coronal Shear Fracture of the Distal Humerus. British Trauma Society, May 2011
  • Dekker A, Saithna A, Wicks L, Bryan A. Safety and Cost Effectiveness of Removable Splintage for Buckle Fractures of the Distal Radius: A Systematic Review and Cost Minimization Analysis. EFORT, Madrid 2010
  • Boer R, Modi C, Ho K, Saithna A, Krkovic M. Clinical experience with VAC-Instill treatment for septic- arthritis and infected implants. EFORT, Vienna, June 2009
  • A Saithna, T Crane, K Dunn, T Kuchenbecker, P Thompson, M Dhillon, T Spalding. Qualitative MRI data related to clinical results following cartilage repair using TruFit plugs: A two-year follow up study. BASK, Edinburgh, April 2009
  • Saithna A, Arbuthnot J, Almazedi B, Thompson P, Spalding T. Does ACL reconstruction with accelerated rehabilitation influence the outcome of concomitant meniscal repair? BASK, Edinburgh, April 2009
  • Saithna A, Carey-Smith R, Thompson P, Spalding T. Distal femoral opening wedge osteotomy: Are we good enough? BOA, Liverpool 2008
  • Saithna A, Arbuthnot J, Spalding T. Simultaneous bilateral ACL reconstruction. EFORT, 2008.
  • Saithna A, Ajayi O, Thomas ET. The quality of internet sites providing information relating to hip resurfacing. EFORT, Florence, May 2007
  • Saithna A, Pynsent PB, Grimer RJ. The effect of diagnostic delay on outcome in soft-tissue sarcoma. BOA Annual Congress, Glasgow 2006
  • Yaish F*, Saithna A, Stephen C, Cooper JP, Rajaratnum V, Craigen MAC. Peripheral Nerve Injuries; A new objective clinical assessment tool. FESSH, Glasgow, June 2006
  • Saithna A, Keen M. The effect of stimulators of differentiation on 5HT3 and muscarinic receptor expression in NG108-15 cells. British Pharmacological Society, Nottingham, 1999

Interests and Activities Outside Medicine

I held a National Lottery funded Sports Scholarship for triathlon between 1997-1999 and 2000-2001 at The University of Birmingham. In addition to captaining the university triathlon squad I represented the university at athletics, cross country and cycling. The scholarship provided funding for international competition, physiotherapy, physiological testing and coaching. My highest placed international result was 13th at Ironman California 2001 (Swim 2.4M, Cycle 112.6M, Run 26.2M) in the age group category M18-24. I continue to compete and am the 2011 and 2013 Solihull Time Trial Champion. I did not compete in the 2012 championships as instead I cycled the full route of the 2012 Tour de France in order to raise money for Lymphoma and Leukemia Research. My team and I were humbled and honored to be named in the Independent on Sunday 2013 Happy List which names “100 outstanding people whose volunteering, caring, fundraising, mentoring, charity founding, or selflessness makes Britain a more contented, supportive, better-adjusted and happier place”.

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Dr. Adnan Saithna
  • Stridewell Neck and Spine Clinic
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • ESSKA
  • The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • British Orthopaedic Sports Trauma & Arthroscopy Association
  • British Elbow and Shoulder Society