Analysis of the Acromioclavicular Joint Architecture

Study level

Honours

Vacation research experience scheme

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.

Supervisors

Dr David Forrestal
Position
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty

External supervisors

  • Dr Kevin Tetsworth, RBWH
  • Mr Nick Green, RBWH

Overview

Acromioclavicular (AC) dislocation is a common injury, but treatments are varied and controversial.

To better understand why the joint is dislocating, the Orthopaedic clinical program of the Herston Biofabrication Institute is looking to conduct a study to observe anatomical differences between patients who suffer from recurrent A/C dislocation and patients with healthy shoulders.

Research activities

As part of the research project, you will be involved in:

  • carrying out computed tomography (CT) image segmentation
  • measuring the scanned 3D anatomical structures.

Outcomes

The aim of the project is to perform a 3D anatomical morphology study to assess the differences between patients the healthy shoulders and those with recurring dislocation.

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Contact

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