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Cartilage Repair Centre
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|The purpose of the project is to design and implement a phase IIb study to assess the safety and efficacy of autologous (patient-derived) ACSs in the treatment of advanced OA of the knee.|
The cells will be prepared from samples of adipose tissue harvested from patients by lipoaspiration.
Cartilage Regeneration Scaffolds
Clinical Trials are also being developed for the evaluation of novel scaffolds and orthobiologics in patients with symptomatic cartilage injury. This work builds on prior laboratory research at RCSI and Surgacoll and will link laboratory research to clinical care here at Sports Surgery Clinic and Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital.
ChondroColl™ is a biomimetic, bioactive layered scaffold for use in the regeneration and repair of osteochondral defects (cartilage repair), such as those which occur due to trauma or osteoarthritis. ChondroColl™ closely matches the structure and composition of osteochondral tissue.
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Hurling is Ireland’s national sport and is among the top 4 sports for competitive participation in the country. Hurling is a sport rooted in Irish history and has been a distinct Irish pastime for at least 2000 years.
Though hurling holds the third highest attendance rate for sporting events in Ireland, little is known on the specific biomechanics unique to the hurling athlete. Much less the movement mechanics specific to the sport which typically characterize end stage rehabilitation programs or performance conditioning. Moreover, documented scientific analysis of such biomechanics may further enhance long-term athlete development within the sport. 3D motion analysis techniques have the potential to provide this insight.
The Sports Surgery Clinic, with the aid of its new state of the art 3D biomechanics assessment laboratory, is pioneering research in the athletic performance of hurlers. Initial research is underway focusing on the upper body movement involved in two of the most common hurling strikes in the game, a strike on the run and the free strike. This is aimed at establishing movement mechanics of the upper body joints in elite level inter-county hurlers.
Given that shoulder injuries are the most common non-traumatic upper body joint injury in hurling, 6.7% of whole body injuries, this research establishes the range of movement needed in each upper body joint for effective return to play. This analysis discerns the dominant joints for movement during the different hurling strikes. From an athletic development standpoint, is establishes the unique striking technique necessary for elite level hurling performance.