Analysis of the Acromioclavicular Joint Architecture

Study level


Vacation research experience scheme

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


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

External supervisors

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


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.


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.



Contact the supervisor for more information.