Prof (Dr) Ujjwal K Debnath : Experimental Researches
In vivo performance of a novel polymer (Poly-ε-Caprolactone) composite material
I worked on the project “In vivo performance of a novel polymer (Poly-ε-Caprolactone) composite material” for 18 months. I set up the experimental project with rabbits as the animal model. This polymer was developed at the University of Nottingham, through a 4-year EPSRC project. Due to the poor quality of the re-enforcing absorbable glass fibre material used to make the matrix for the polymer, the pins failed biomechanical testing.
Clinical Research – Nottingham
‘Evaluation of young sporting population with lumbar stress injuries or spondylolysis – at the Centre of Spinal Studies and Surgery, at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
Following papers were published while doing the research:
‘The Clinical outcome and return to sport following surgical treatment of spondylolysis in young athletes’ – Debnath UK, Freeman BJC
‘Role of SPECT imaging in posterior lumbar stress injuries’ – Debnath UK, Webb JK (IJO)
‘Symptomatic unilateral lumbar spondylolysis’ – Debnath UK, Freeman BJC, Grevitt M, Webb JK (Spine)
‘Lumbar pars injury or spondylolysis – diagnosis and management’ –Debnath UK et al (Orthopaedics & Trauma)
DM in University of Nottingham, 2003 -2008
‘Factors Predicting the Outcome following treatment for Lumbar Spondylolysis’ –dissertation for DM (Doctor of Medicine) in Orthopaedics in the University of Nottingham. Supervised by Ms B Scammell (Head of Dept of Trauma & Orthopaedics, University of Nottingham, UK) and Mr B J C Freeman, FRCS (Orth). (Prof of Orthopaedics at Adelaide University Hospital).
U K Debnath et al: Clinical Outcome and Return to Sport after the Surgical Treatment of Spondylolysis in Young Athletes. In: Year Book of Orthopaedics 2004. (Eds) Morrey, Beauchamp, Peterson, Swiontkowski, Trigg and Yaszemski.Mosby Inc. Philadelphia, PA. Chapter 7: 193-194.
Freeman BJC, Debnath UK. The management of spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis. In: Surgery for Low Back Pain? Controversies in Etiopathogenesis, Management and Costs.Edited by Robert Gunzburg, Marek Szpalski& Bjorn Rydevik Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2008.
Lumbar Disc disease (Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Limited)