Current Research and Scholarly Interests
Athlete's shoulder: Dynamic open MRI evaluation of "peel-back" SLAP lesions of the shoulder.
Elbow MCL: Biomechanical comparison of two techniques for reconstruction of the elbow MCL with palmaris autograft.
Athlete's knee articular cartilage: Investigation of articular cartilage replacement techniques
Scaphoid fractures: CT and arthroscopic study of effect of pronation-supination on scaphoid fractures. Also investigating placement of percutaneous screw fixation of screw.
Elbow arthroscopy: Arthroscopy lab set up in Anatomy building (both wrist and elbow). Looking at lateral ligament complex of the elbow and its role in stability.
Rotator cuff: Rabbit study in which massive rotator cuff tears are simulated and grafted with either fascia lata alone, or fascia lata with a deltoid flap procedure. Histological and Biomechanical analysis of specimens at 3 and 6 months post-operatively.