Members of the ARC Training Centre for Joint Biomechanics and QUASR had the privilege of attending the 15th International Congress on Shoulder and Elbow Surgery (ICSES) in Rome, held from September 5th to 8th, 2023. 

The ICSES Conference is one of the centre’s key events to share and promote the innovative and impactful biomechanical and biomedical engineering research at the centre that is transforming the orthopaedic industry, and to get direct input from medical industry giants and clinical end-users. Our clinical team and surgical fellows exhibited their exceptional dedication and expertise through a series of presentations and posters, underscoring the profound impact of the centre’s work on the future of orthopedic surgery and patient care.  

Notably, centre affiliate researcher and surgical fellow Dr Jomaa Mohammad presented “Short-term Revision Rates of Different Types of Shoulder Replacements in Patients under 55 Years with Primary Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis: Analysis of the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry.” This comprehensive investigation explored a comparison of Range of Motion between 2-year Clinical Outcomes and Predictions of Preoperative Planning Software for Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. Additionally, the findings of clinical outcomes for arthroscopic Brachial Plexus neurolysis in cases of Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome were also presented. 

Clinical Chief Investigator, Adjunct Professor Dr Ashish Gupta, delivered an informative presentation on the developments in Akunah management and planning software ‘Reflect Complex.’ This software was developed in collaboration with remarkable alumni from the centre , and it was discussed during his presentation on “Shoulder Registry: Data-Driven Care with AI.” We are honoured to be part of the translational success of our research, extending its impact on the orthopedic industry.  

In addition to these presentations, our team displayed a series of posters, each contributing significantly to the advancement of knowledge in the field: 

Notable Posters: 

  • ‘Comparison of Shoulder Range of Motion between those estimated using a mobile phone (2D) and motion capture (3D)’  
  • “Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty in Acute Proximal Humeral Fractures – The DFER Approach.” 
  • “The Onlay Grammont – Metaphysical Fixation with Undersized Stems Reduces Humeral Stress Shielding in Reverse Shoulder Replacement.” 
  • “The New Muscle Coordination Following a Latarjet Procedure Increases Joint Stability: A Theoretical Study.” 
  • “All-Arthroscopic Muscle Advancement Procedure for Massive Retracted Rotator Cuff Tears – Clinical and Radiological Outcomes.” 
  • “Three-Dimensional Morphometric Analysis of Glenoid and Coracoid Process in an Australian Population.” 
  • “Quantifying the Difference in Glenoid Component Position Between Total Shoulder Arthroplasty and Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty.” 
  • “Deep Transfer Learning Approach for Shoulder Abnormalities Detection Using X-Ray Images.” 

We take immense pride in our clinical team and surgical fellows for their unwavering dedication and innovation, as their contributions continue to pave the way for a brighter future in orthopedics. Congratulations to the team members representing the centre, including Adj. Prof. Dr Ashish Gupta, Dr Kenneth Cutbush, Dr Mohammad Jomaa, Sarah Dr Whitehouse, Dr Freek Hollman, Dr Roberto Pareyon, Dr Kristine Italia, Dr Laith Alzubaidi, Dr Maxence Lavaill, Dr Marco Branni, Dr Asma Salhi, Luke Gililland, Marine Launay, Dr Jashint Maharaj, Angus Lane, Dr Helen Ingoe, Prof Peter Pivonka, Prof Graham Kerr, A/Prof Saulo Martelli, Xiaolong Fan, Prof Yuantong Gu, and Dr Wolbert van den Hoorn. 

Participation in world-class clinical conferences such as the International Congress on Shoulder and Elbow Surgery is a key collaborative and networking opportunity for our academic experts to meet leading clinicians and industry partners in their field, such as the opportunity for Dr Wolly can den Hoorn to present his Range of Motion and MyMobility app progress with centre industry partner, Zimmer Biomet. Clinical conferences provide an opportunity to share high-quality work and facilitate engagement with the global scientific community. These interactions, discussions, and presentations encourage collaboration that leads to further development within the field, benefiting the medical system and patients who require joint and muscle procedures.   

Together we hope to enhance the strength of orthopaedic and MedTech research and development, bringing our insights back to Australasia and to forge ahead with new and exciting translational project ideas.