Presentations

Dr Dona has given numerous lectures to specialist surgeons at national and international conferences describing improved methods of dealing with hand injuries.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • American Orthopaedic Research Society meeting, Washington, February 2005 – “Cyclical Testing of Micro-Mitek suture anchors in FDP Tendon Fixation”
  • American Orthopaedic Research Society meeting, San Francisco, March 2004 – “The biomechanical performance of different suture materials used in flexor tendon surgery”
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting, London, October 2003 – “Optimising performance of the cruciate four-strand tendon repair”
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting, London, October 2003 – “The biomechanical performance of different suture materials when subject to active mobilisation protocols”
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting, London, October 2003 – “V-Y plasty of flexor tendon pulleys’
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting, London, October 2003 – “Four-strand flexor tendon repairs: How important is technique?”
  • International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Congress, Sydney, Australia, August 2003 – “Flexor tendon pulley V-Y expansion: An alternative to ‘venting’ or partial resection”
  • International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Congress, Sydney, Australia, August 2003 – “Biomechanical properties of various four-strand flexor tendon repairs”
  • International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Congress, Sydney, Australia, August 2003 – “Are bicortical screws necessary in metacarpal fracture plating?”
  • International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Congress, Sydney, Australia, August 2003 – “The cruciate four-strand tendon repair: optimising performance”
  • International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Congress, Sydney, Australia, August 2003 – “Pullout sutures vs micro-Mitek suture anchors in FDP tendon fixation”
  • International Confederation for Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Congress, Sydney, Australia, August 2003 – “The biomechanical performance of different suture materials used in flexor tendon surgery”
  • European Orthopaedic Research Society meeting, Helsinki, Finland, June 2003 – “Plating of metacarpal fractures: Are bicortical screws worth the trouble?”
  • American Orthopaedic Research Society meeting, New Orleans, USA, February 2003 – “Guided tissue regeneration and the use of periosteal grafts in mandibular defects”
  • American Orthopaedic Research Society meeting, New Orleans, USA, February 2003 – “Assessing repair site gap formation during biomechanical testing of tendon repairs – a new technique”
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1st November 2002 – “Cyclical testing of pull-through sutures and micro-Mitek suture anchors in FDP tendon fixation”
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1st November 2002 – “Biomechanical properties of two circumferential flexor tendon repair techniques”
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, 31st October 2002 – “Biomechanical testing of tendon repairs – a new technique for assessing repair site gap formation during”
  • British Society for Surgery of the Hand meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, 31st October 2002 – “Biomechanical properties of unicortical and bicortical screws in metacarpal fracture plating”
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association meeting, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 23rd October 2002 – “Plating of metacarpal fractures: unicortical or bicortical screws?”
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association meeting, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 23rd October 2002 – “Cyclical testing of the micro-Mitek suture anchor used for FDP tendon fixation”
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association meeting, Palmerston North, New Zealand, 23rd October 2002 – “Biomechanical properties of two new circumferential flexor tendon suture techniques”

NATIONAL CONFERENCES

  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, October 2003 – “The cruciate four-strand tendon repair: making a good technique better”
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, October 2003 – “The biomechanical performance of different suture materials used in flexor tendon surgery”
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, October 2003 – “V-Y plasty of flexor tendon pulleys: a simple solution to an often difficult problem”
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, Adelaide, October 2003 – “Flexor tendon repair techniques: Does it need to be complicated?”
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Brisbane, May 2003 – “Four-strand tendon repairs: finding a balance between simplicity and mechanical integrity”
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Congress, Brisbane, May 2003 – “Four-strand tendon repairs: Properties of different suture materials when subject to active mobilisation protocols”
  • 2003 Australasian Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Training Conference, Perth, March 2003 – “Four-strand flexor tendon repairs: Does technique matter?”
  • 30th Anniversary TOW Research Meeting, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, November 2002 – “Plating of metacarpal fractures: are bicortical screws worth the trouble”
  • 30th Anniversary TOW Research Meeting, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, November 2002 – “Biomechanical properties of two new circumferential flexor tendon suture techniques”
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association meeting, Melbourne, 13th October 2002 – “Plating of metacarpal fractures: unicortical or bicortical screws?”
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association meeting, Melbourne, 13th October 2002 – “Biomechanical properties of two new circumferential flexor tendon suture techniques”
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association meeting, Melbourne, 13th October 2002 – “Assessing repair site gap formation during biomechanical testing of tendon repairs – a new technique”
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association meeting, Melbourne, 13th October 2002 – “Cyclical testing of the micro-Mitek suture anchor used for FDP tendon fixation”
  • The Sir Edward Hughes Memorial Research Prize in Surgery, Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne, 12th October, 2002 – “Plating of metacarpal fractures: are bicortical screws worth the trouble?”

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