Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Dr David Pichora

Dr. David PichoraUniversity Position:
Professor of Surgery and Mechanical Engineering
Paul B. Helliwell Chair in Orthopaedic Research

Current Appointments:
Attending Staff, Kingston General Hospital
Attending Staff, Hotel Dieu Hospital
President and CEO, Kingston Health Sciences Centre effective April 1st

Areas of Clinical Interest:
Hand and Upper Extremity, Reconstructive Microsurgery, Orthopaedic Trauma, Elbow



Areas of Research Interest:
• Computer assisted surgery
• Wrist and shoulder biomechanics
• Kinematic studies of the rheumatoid wrist
• 3D motion and imaging studies of the upper extremity
• Clinical outcome studies in orthopaedic trauma

 
Contact Information:
Department of Surgery
Kingston General Hospital, Nickle 3
Kingston, ON K7L 2V7
Tel: 613.549.6666 x. 3395
Fax: 613.548.2526
(Secretary available in the a.m. only)
 
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Fellowship:
• 1984-1985
Hand and Trauma Fellowship, Sunnybrook Medical Center, University of Toronto; Dr. R.Y. McMurtry

• 1985-1986
Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Hand Fellowship Program

 
Residency:
• 1984, Queen's University


Medical School Graduation:
• 1978, Queen's University


Certification:
• 1984, FRCSC, Certification in Orthopaedic Surgery


Professional Associate Memberships:
• Ontario Orthopaedic Association, Immediate Past President
• Canadian Orthopaedic Association
• Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
• American Society for Surgery of the Hand
• American Orthopaedic Association
• Canadian Medical Association
• Ontario Medical Association
• AO North America
• Canadian Society for Surgery of the Hand (Manus Canada)
• Little Orthopaedic Club


Other Courses:
• 2006 Shoulder Arthroscopy Course, KGH, Kingston, Ontario
• 2006 2005-6 Medical-Dental-Legal Update Certification, Whistler, BC
• 2000-05 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada MOC Program
• 2000 "Leadership for the Year 2000" Leadership Management, CMA
• 1994 "TIPS" Faculty Education Development Course, Queen's University
• 1993 Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery Course, Syracuse, NY
• 1987 AO Advanced Pelvic and Acetabular Trauma Course, Toronto
• 1986 Advanced Trauma Life Support Instructors Course, Sunnybrook, Toronto
• 1986 CO and Nd YAG Laser Course, Birmingham, Alabama
• 1983 Advanced Trauma Life Support Course, American College of Surgeons
• 1982 Basic AO Fracture Course, Toronto



PUBLICATIONS:

Refereed Papers:

1. Submitted / Under Editorial Review / Accepted:

Crookshank MC, Sellens RW, Ploeg HL, Ellis RE, Bryant JT, Pichora DR, MacIntyre NJ.  Reliable calibration of Hounsfield units to bone mineral density and effect of scanning medium. Submitted to Journal of Clinical Densitometry, 2008.

Beek M, Small C, Csongvay S, Sellens R, Ellis R, Pichora D.  Determination of three-dimensional human wrist kinematics from computed tomography scans. Submitted to Journal of Biomechanics. 

Watson D, Long W, Yen D, Pichora D.  Presenteeism and quality of life in a surgical residency program.  Submitted to JBJS Am.

2. Original Articles (Published or At Press)- Career Total 49

Beek M, Abolmaesumi P, Luenam S, Ellis RE, Sellens RW, Pichora DR: Validation of a new surgical procedure for percutaneous scaphoid fixation using intra-operative ultrasound. Med Image Anal. 2008 Apr;12(2):152-62.

Ma B, Stewart J, Pichora D, Ellis R, Abolmaesumi P. 2D/3D Registration of Multiple Bones. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2007;1:860-3.

Tyryshkin K, Mousavi P, Beek M, Ellis RE, Pichora DR, Abolmaesumi P.  A navigation system for shoulder arthroscopic surgery.  Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine. Proc Inst Mech Eng [H]. 2007 Oct;221(7):801-12.

Slagel BE, Luenam S, Pichora DR.  Management of Post-Traumatic Malunion of Fractures of the Distal Radius. Orthop Clin North Am. 2007 Apr;38(2):203-16.

Beek M, Abolmaesumi P, Luenam S, Sellens, RW, Pichora DR. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous scaphoid pinning: operator variability and comparison with traditional fluoroscopic procedure. Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv Int Conf Med Image Comput Comput Assist Interv. 2006;9(Pt 2):536-43.

Al-Ahaideb A, Drosdowech DS, Pichora DR. Fractional flexor tendon lengthening for advanced metacarpophalangeal flexion contracture in rheumatoid hands.  J Hand Surg [Am]. 2006 Dec;31(10):1690-3.

Sahajpal DT, Pichora DR.  Septal aperture: an anatomic variant predisposing to bilateral low-energy fractures of the Distal humerus.  Can J Surg, Vol 49, No. 4: 363-364, August 2006.

Papp S, Athwal G, Pichora D.  The rheumatoid wrist: evaluation and management.  Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 14:65-77, 2006.

Mayman D, Vasarhelyi E, Long W, Rudan J, Ellis R, Pichora D.  Computer-Assisted Guide Wire Insertion for Hip Fracture Fixation.  J. Orthop Trauma, Oct 1:19(9):610-5, 2005.

Chen TK, Abolmaesumi P, Pichora DR, Ellis RE.  A system for ultrasound-guided computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery.  Comput Aided Surg 2005 Sep:10(5):281-92.

Grant HJ, Arthur A, Pichora DR.  Evaluation of interventions for rotator cuff pathology: a systematic review.  J Hand Therapy 17(2):274-99, 2004.

Athwal G, Chenkin J, King G, Pichora D; Early failures with a spherical interposition arthroplasty of the thumb basal joint. Journal of Hand Surgery (AM) Nov:29(6):1080-4, 2004. 

Johnson J,  Small C, Pichora D; Mechanical properties of the scapholunate ligament correlate with bone mineral density measurements of the hand.   J Orthop Res. 2004 Jul;22(4):867-71.

Athwal G, Pichora D, Ellis R, Rudan J  A computer-assisted guidance technique for the localization and excision of osteoid osteoma.  ORTHOPAEDICS, Vol 27, No. 2, February 2004.

Athwal GS, Ellis RE, Small CF, Pichora DR.  Outcomes of computer assisted distal radius osteotomy.  Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol. 28A, No. 6, November 2003.

Carrigan SD, Whiteside RA, Pichora DR, Small CF (2003)  Development of a Three-Dimensional Finite Element Model for Carpal Load Transmission in a Static Neutral Posture.  Annals of Biomedical Engineering 31:718-725.

Robertson C, Small C, Ellis R, Goetz T, Gofton WD, Fenton PV, and  Pichora DR (2002), The Sensitivity of Carpal Bone Indices to Rotational Malpositioning.  Journal of Hand Surgery (AM) 2002 May; 27(3):435-42.

Speirs D, Small CF, Bryant JT, Pichora DR, Zee BY (2001), Three-dimensional Metacarpophalangeal Joint Kinematics Using Two Markers on the Phalanx, Proc Instn Mech Engrs Vol. 215,  H. 2001; 215(4):415-19. 

Croitoru H, Ellis RE, Prihar R, Small CF, Pichora DR (2001), Fixation-Based Surgery: A New Technique for Distal Radius Osteotomy.  Computer Aided Surgery, 6:160-169.

Dueck A, Poenaru D, Pichora DR (2001), Cost Factors in Canadian Pediatric Trauma.  Canadian Journal of Surgery, April;Vol. 44, (2):117-21.

Anglin C, Wyss UP, Pichora DR (2000), Mechanical Testing of Shoulder Prosthesis and Recommendations for Glenoid Design.  Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surg. Jul-Aug;9(4):323-31.

Carey J, Small CF, Pichora DR (2000), In Situ Compressive Properties of the Glenoid Labrum.  J. Biomed Material Research, Sept 15;51(4):711-6.

Anglin C, Wyss UP, Pichora DR (2000), Shoulder Prosthesis Subluxation: Theory and Experiment. Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surg. Marc-Apr;9(2):104-14.

Anglin C., Wyss UP, Pichora DR (2000), Glenohumeral Contact Forces. Proc Instn Mech Engrs, Vol. 214,Part  H.(6):637-44.

Anglin C, Tolhurst P, Wyss UP, Pichora DR (1999), Glenoid Cancellous Bone Strength and Modulus. Journal of Biomechanics, 00321, Vol. 32 Iss 10 pp 1091-1097.

Breault-Janicki M, Small CF, Bryant T, Dwosh IL, Lee JM Pichora DR (1998).  Mechanical Properties of Wrist Extensor Tendons are Alerted by the Presence of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 16:472-474.

Fern KT, Smith T, Zee B, Borschneck D, Pichora DR, (1998). Trauma Patients With Multiple Extremity Injuries Resource Utilization and Long-Term Outcome In Relation to Injury Severity Scores, Journal of Trauma, Vol. 45, (3):489-94.

Small CF, Ellis RE, Bryant JT, Dwosh IL, Zee B, Pichora DR (1997). Configuration Space analysis of the Rheumatoid Wrist.  Human Movement Science 16, 309-322.

Small CF, Bryant JT, Dwosh IL, Griffiths PM, Zee B, Pichora DR  (1996).  Validation of a 3D optoelectronic motion analysis system for the wrist joint.  Clinical Biomechanics, Vol. 11, 8:481-483.

Ferguson S, Pichora DR, Wyss UP.  (1996).  Finite element stress analysis of a hybrid fracture fixation plate.  Med. Eng. Phys. Vol. 18, No. 3: 241-250. 

Pichora DR,  Masear VR.  (1994).  Efficacy of direct repair to partial arterial  lacerations.  J. Hand Surgery.  19A: 552-558.

Zhang X, Wyss UP, Pichora DR, Goosen MFA.  (1994).  An investigation of poly(lactic acid) degradation.  J. Bioactive and Compatible Polymers.  Vol. 9: 80-100.

Zhang X, Wyss UP, Pichora DR, Goosen MFA.  (1994).  Biodegradable polymers for orthopaedic applications: synthesis and processability of Poly(L-Lactide) and Poly (Lactide-Co-e-Caprolactone).  J. Macromolecular Science, Pure and Applied Chemistry.  A30, 933-947.

Moore JT, Pichora DR, Bryant JT, Ellis RE, Hollister AM, Small CF  (1993).   A kinematic technique for describing wrist joint motion:  analysis of configuration space plots.  J. Eng. Med.  207:  211-218.

Zhang X, Wyss UP, Pichora DR, Goosen MFA  (1994).  Biodegradable controlled antibiotic release devices for osteomyelitis:  optimization of release properties.  J. Pharmacy and Pharmacology. Vol. 46, No. 9:718-724.

Zhang X, Wyss UP, Pichora DR, Goosen MFA, Gonzal A, Marte CI  (1993).  Controlled release of testosterone and tradiol-17B from biodegradable cylinders.  J. of Controlled Release

Zhang X, Wyss UP, Pichora DR, Amsden B, Goosen MFA.  (1993).  Controlled release of albumin from biodegradable Poly(DL-Lactide) cylinders.  J. Controlled Release.  (1993)

Small CF, Bryant JT, Griffiths PM, Pichora DR.  (1993)  Precision and accuracy of bone landmarks in characterizing hand and wrist position.  Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 15: 371-378.  Related erratum Med. Eng. Phys. (1994).  Vol. 16, p. 176.

Small CF, Bryant JT, Pichora DR.  (1992)  Rationalization of kinematic descriptors for three dimensional hand and finger motion.  J. Biomedical Engineering.  14(2): 133-141.

Masear VR, Zook E, Russell R, Kushmarty M, Pichora DR.  (1992)  Strain gauge evaluation of lunate unloading procedures.  J. Hand Surg., 17A:437-43.

Zhang X, Goosen T, Wyss UP, Pichora DR.  (1991)  An investigation of the synthesis and thermal stability of Poly(DL-lactide).  Polymer Bulletin, 27:623-629.

Small CF, Bryant JT, Pichora DR.  (1991)  Rationalization of kinematic descriptors of 3D hand and finger motion.  Journal of Biomedical Engineering, 14:133-144.

Pichora DR, Meyer RD, Masear VR.  (1990)  The rotational step cut osteotomy for metacarpal and phalangeal malunion.  J. Hand Surgery, 16A:551-555.

Birchard JD, Brown PM, Pichora DR.  (1990)  External iliac artery and lumbrosacral plexus injury secondary to an open book fracture of the pelvis:  report of a case.  J. Trauma, 30(7):906-908.

Birchard D,  Pichora DR.  (1990)  Experimental corrective osteotomy for scaphoid malunion.  J. Hand Surgery, 15A:863-868.

Cooke TDV, Pichora DR, Siu D, Scudamore RA, Bryant JT.  (1989)  Surgical implications of varus deformity of the knee with obliquity of joint surfaces.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 71B:560-565.

Masear VR, Meyer RS, Pichora DR.  (1989)  Surgical anatomy of the medial antebrachial cutaneous nerve.  J. Hand Surgery, 14A:267-271.

Pichora DR, McMurtry RY, Bell MJ, Hill RJ.  (1989)  Gamekeeper's Thumb:  a detailed prospective study of functional bracing.  J. Hand Surgery, 14A:567-573.

Cooke TDV, Pichora DR.  (1985)  Knee dysplasia, an unusual but important problem associated with progressive arthritis.  J. Bone Joint Surg. (Br), 67(2):322.



3. Refereed Conference Papers - Career Total 50

Ma B, Kunz M, Fedorak G, Rudan J, Alsanawi H, Smith B, Ellis R, Pichora D.  Computer-assisted navigation vs. customized jigs for distal radius osteotomy.  Proceedings of the 9th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery – CAOS, Boston USA, June 2009.

Kunz M, Ma B, Rudan J, Ellis RE, Pichora D.  Individual instrument guides for distal radius osteotomy.  Proceedings of the 9th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery – CAOS, Boston USA, June 2009.

Gill S, Mousavi P, Fichtinger G, Pichora D, Abolmaesumi P. Group-wise registration of ultrasound to CT images of human vertebrae. SPIE, February 2009.

Ma B, Kunz M, Ling M, Rudan J, Ellis RE, Abolmaesumi P, Pichora D. Laboratory and pilot study of customized jigs for distal radius osteotomy. Proceedings of the 8th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery – CAOS, Hong Kong, China, June 2008.

Beek M, Abolmaesumi P, Luenam S, Sellens RW, Pichora D.  In-vitro validation of computer-assisted percutaneous scaphoid fixation with intra-operative ultrasound registration. 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Seattle, Washington, September 2007.

Ma B, Athiviraham A, Huang K, Slagel B,  Luenam S, Pichora D. Assessment of distal radius osteotomy plans using digitally reconstructed radiographs, 7th Annual Meeting of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery International Proc. Frank Langlotz, Brian L Davies, Paul A Grutzner, pp 696-698, Frankfurt, Germany, June 2007.    

Beek M, Abolmaesumi P, Tyryshkin K, Huang K, Mousavi P, Pichora D. Validation of intra-operative registration for computer-assisted shoulder arthroscopy: preliminary cadaver experiments, 7th Annual Meeting of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery International Proceedings, Frank Langlotz, Brian L Davies, Paul A Grutzner, pp 749-752, Frankfurt, Germany, June 2007.

Tyryshkin K, Mousavi P, Beek M, Ellis RE, Pichora DR, Abolmaesumi P, “A navigation system for shoulder arthroscopic surgery,” Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Vol. 221, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine; Special Issue on Navigation Systems in Computer-assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, pp. 801-812, 2007.

Tyryshkin L, Mousavi P, Beek M, Pichora DR, Abolmaesumi P, “A novel graphical user interface for ultrasound-guided shoulder arthroscopy,” Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging: Visualization and Image-guided Procedures; K.R. Cleary and M.I. Miga (Eds.), Vol. 6509, pp. 65090Z-1-9, San Diego, Feb 2007 (Podium Presentation).

Beek M, Abolmaesumi P, Luenam S, Sellens R, Pichora D. Percutaneous scaphoid pinning using ultrasound guidance. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI); R. Larsen, M. Nielsen, J. Sporing (eds.);  Springer-Verlag Heidelberg, Volume 4191, pp. 536 – 543, Oct 2006.

Tyryshkin K, Mousavi P, Pichora D, Abolmaesumi P. Identification of anatomical landmarks for registration of CT and ultrasound images in computer-assisted shoulder arthroscopy.  EMBC, IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. 2006;1:416-9.

Beek M, Abolmaesumi P, Luenam S, Sellens R, Pichora DR. Intra-Operator Variability for a New Percutaneous Scaphoid Pinning Procedure Using Ultrasound Guidance. International Congress on Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery – CAOS, pp. 44-47, Montreal, Quebec, June 2006.

Jalal R, Ma B, Abolmaesumi P, Stewart J, Grant H, Pichora DR. A comparison of three radiographic indices on surface mesh models and digitally reconstructed radiographs of the distal radius. International Congress on Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery – CAOS, pp.  243-245, Montreal, Quebec, June 2006.

Quinn A, Al-Ahaideb A, Yach J, Smith E, Ellis RE, Pichora DR.  Computer-Assisted Liss Plate Placement, an In Vitro Study. International Congress on Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery – CAOS, pp. 442-443, Montreal, Quebec, June 2006.

Tyryshkin K, Mousavi P, Pichora D, Abolmaesumi P. Anatomical landmarks for optimal registration using ultrasound in navigated shoulder arthroscopy. International Congress on Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery – CAOS, pp. 543-546, June 2006.

Tyryshkin K, Mousavi P, Beek M, Chen T, Pichora D, Abolmaesumi P. Ultrasound-guided shoulder arthroscopy surgery. SPIE Medical Imaging, Vol. 6141, pp. 61412L-1-61412L-8, San Diego, Feb 2006.

Beek M, Abolmaesumi P, Chen TK, Peters C, Sellens R, Pichora DR. “Percutaneous scaphoid pinning using ultrasound guidance,” Proceedings of SPIE Medical Imaging: Visualization, Image-guided Procedures, and Display; K.R. Cleary and R.L. Galloway, Jr. (Eds.), Vol. 6141, pp. 61410P1-7, San Diego, Feb 2006 (Podium Presentation).

Richards S, Stewart JA, Rudan JF, Pichora DR.  A natural and intuitive 3D planner for orthopaedic surgery. International Congress on Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery – CAOS, pp. 378-379, Helsinki, Finland June 2005.

Beek M, Peters C, Abolmaesumi P, Sellens R, Pichora D.  Ultrasound guided scaphoid pinning.  International Congress on Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery – CAOS, pp.26-28, Helsinki, Finland, June 2005.

Peters C, Abolmaesumi P, Chen T, Pichora D, Sellens R.  A novel interface for ultrasound guided percutaneous pinning of fractured scaphoids. International Congress on Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery – CAOS, pp.360-363, Helsinki, Finland, June 2005.

Chen T, Abolmaesumi P, Ellis RE, Pichora D.  A system for ultrasound-guided computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery. International Congress on Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery – CAOS, pp. 53-55, Helsinki, Finland, June 2005.

Mayman DJ, Rudan JF, Pichora DR, Long W, Vasarhelyi TD, Ellis RE: Computer enhanced guide wire placement  For hip fracture fixation.  In Langlotz F, Davies BL, Bauer A (eds.)  Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, pp. 236-237.  Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt, 2003.

Simpson AL, Abolmaesumi P,  Ellis RE, Pichora DR, Sahajpal D:  Intraoperative imaging with B-mode ultrasound for  Scaphoid fractures.  In Langlotz F, Davies BL, Bauer A (eds.) Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, pp. 332-333.  Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt, 2003.

Zanibbi R, Ma B,  Chen Y, Pichora DR, Ellis RE: Planning correction of distal radial fractures using ICP.  In Langlotz F, Davies BL, Bauer A (eds.) Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, pp. 416-417. Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt, 2003.

Athwal GS, Leclaire S, Ellis RE, Pichora DR: Two bone fragment manipulation in computer-assisted preoperative  Planning: Restoration of the radial bos.  In Ellis RE, Peters TM (eds.) Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2003, Part II, pp. 955-956.  Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science #LNCS 2879, 2003.

Mayman DJ, Rudan JF, Pichora DR, Watson D, Ellis RE: Computer-assisted alignment of the Oxford uni-Compartmental knee arthroplasty: The Kingston experience with three techniques.  In Ellis RE, Peters TM (eds.) Medical Image  Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2003, Part II, pp. 959-960.  Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science #LNCS 2879, 2003.

Athwal GS, Leclaire S, Ellis RE, Pichora DR: Two bone fragment manipulation in computer-assisted Preoperative planning: Restoration of the radial bow.  In Langlotz F, Davies BL, Bauer A (eds.) Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, pp. 10-11. Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt, 2003.

Mayman DJ, Rudan FJ, Pichora DR, Watson D, Ellis RE: The use of fluoroguide for alignment of Oxford Unicompartmental knee arthroplasties.  In Langlotz F, Davies BL, Bauer A (eds) Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery.  Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt, 2003.

Mayman DJ, Rudan JF, Pichora DR, Long W, Vasarhelyi TD, Ellis RE: Computer assisted alignment of the Oxford Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty – The Kingston experience with three techniques.  In Langlotz F, Davies BL, Bauer A (eds.)  Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, pp. 234-235.  Steinkopff Verlag Darmstadt, 2003.

Athwal GS, Ellis RE, Small CF, Pichora DR: Outcomes of computer-assisted distal radius osteotomy.  Given at CAOS-USA (Pittsburgh, PA) on July 6, 2001.

Croitoru H, Ellis RE, Small CF, Pichora DR: Fixation-based surgery: A new technique for distal radius osteotomy.  In Medical Image  Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2000, pp. 1126-1135.  Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science #1935, 2000.

Small CF, Bryant JT, Dwosh IL, Ellis RE, Pichora DR, Zee B, (1998) Wrist Motion and Function in Progressive Rheumatoid Arthritis. 5th Int Symp on 3D Analysis of Human Movement.

Anglin C, Tolhurst P, Wyss UP, Pichora D (1997). Mechanical Properties of Glenoid Cancellous Bone, PROC 1st Conf. Int. Shoulder Group, HEJ Veeger, FCT Van der helm and PM Rozing (editor), 77-82. Shaker Publishing, Mastricht.

Anglin C, Wyss UP, Pichora D (1997). Glenohumeral Contact Forces During Five Activities of Daily Living.  PROC 1st Conf. Int. Shoulder Group, Pg 13-18.

Moore JT, Pichora DR, Bryant JT, Ellis RE, Hollister AM, Small CF.  (1994).  A kinematic technique for describing wrist joint motion:  analysis of configuration space plots. Proc. Inst., Mech. Eng. Vol 207, 211-218.

Moore JA, Pichora DR, Ellis RE, Hollister AM, Small CF.  (1993).  A kinematic technique for describing wrist motion.  Proc. of Instn. Mech. Engrs, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine, Vol. 207: 211-218.



INVITED PUBLICATIONS:
Pichora DR.   Canadian System Increases Accuracy of Distal Radius Osteotomies.  Orthopaedics Today.  January 2003.

Tetro M,  Pichora DR (1996).  Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and the Painful Upper Extremity.  Hand Clinics of North America, November 1996; 12(4):691-703. 

Tetro M,  Pichora DR (1996).  High Median Nerve Entrapments:  An Obscure Cause of Upper Extremity Pain. Hand Clinics of North America, November.1996; 12(4):665-77.  

Pichora DR  (1994).  Clinical Guidelines for Management of Kienbock's Disease.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  Clinical Guidelines Committee.

Pichora DR  (1993).  Guidelines for the management of human bites.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  Clinical Guidelines Committee.

Pichora DR.  (1993). Scaphoid Fractures: Acute, Non-Union and Malunion. Current Opinion in Orthopaedics. Vol. 4, No. 4.

Zhang X, Goosen MFA, Wyss UP, Pichora DR (1993).  Biodegradable Polymers for Orthopaedic Applications.  J. Macromolecular Science (Reviews In) 81-101.

Pichora DR, (1994).  Techniques in Thumb Arthroplasty.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Correspondence Newsletter


OTHER PUBLICATIONS:
Zhang X, Goosen MFA, Wyss UP, Pichora DR (1992).  Controlled antibiotics release from Poly (DL-lactide) cylinders.  Report of an Invention  

Pichora DR (1997) Orthopaedic Residency Training Manual, Queen’s University, 2nd Edition.


ABSTRACTS AND PRESENTATIONS (Presented, Published or Accepted) – Career Total 136

Gong RH,  Abolmaesumi P, Stewart J, Pichora D. Tracking of Bone Fragments Using 2D-3D Registration for Reduction of Complex Bone Fractures.

Beek M, Abolmaesumi P, Ling M, Huang K, Tyryshkin K, Ellis RE, Mousavi P, Pichora D. Cadaveric validation of intra-operative validation for navigated shoulder arthroscopy.  Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA), July 2008.

Szulewski A, Davidson L, Van Melle E, Pichora P.  Using Blended e-Learning to Enrich the Student Learning Experience During Clerkship. Ottawa International Conference on Clinical Competence, Melbourne, March 2008.

Fischli S, Beek M, Sellens R, Pichora D.  Simulation of wrist kinematics on the basis of a rigid body model.  Annual Meeting Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), June 2007.

Beek M, Abolmaesumi P, Luenam S, Pichora D, Sellens R.  Validation of a surgical navigation system for percutaneous scaphoid fixation.  Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA), June 2007.

Pichora D, Abolmaesumi P, Tyryshkin K, Beek M, Chen T, Mousavi P.  A novel interface for ultrasound-guided shoulder arthroscopy.  Annual Meeting Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), Chicago, IL, March 2006.

Jalal R, Ma B, Chen S, Stewart J, Abolmaesumi P, Grant HJ, Pichora DR.  A comparison of 3 radiographic indices on surface mesh models and digitally reconstructed radiographs of the distal radius. Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS).  March 2006.

Beek M, Small CF, Sellens RW, Grant H, Ellis RE, Pichora DR.  Intercarpal motion in the proximal row of the human wrist joint.  COA, June 2005.

Seary J, Kwan P, Small C, Sellens R, Linley H, Pichora D.  Utility of the dart-throwing motion in daily activities. COA, June 2005.

Peters C, Abolmaesumi P, Chen TK, Pichora D, Sellens RW. A Novel Interface for Percutaneous Pinning of Fractured Scaphoids. 2005 Orthopaedic Care Conference: Keeping Up the Pace.  Kingston, Ontario, October 21, 2005.

Beek M, Small CF, Sellens R, Grant H, Ellis RE, Pichora DR.  Intercarpal motion in the proximal row of the human wrist joint.  Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA), June 2005.

Seary J,  Kwan P, Small C, Sellens R, Linley H, Pichora D.  Utility of the dart-throwing motion in daily activities. Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA), June 2005.

Vasarhelyi EM, Athwal GS, Ellis RE, Pichora DR.  Multiple bone fragment correction in computer-assisted osteotomy to restore bow of a malunion of the distal radius.  Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, New York NY, September 2004.

Small C, Pichora D.  The Scapho-lunate Joint Exhibits a Larger Degree of Movability During Radial-ulnar Deviation than During Flexion-Extension.  Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA).  Calgary, AB, June 2004.

Small C, Pichora D.  Accuracy of Kinematical Analyses of Human Carpal Bones Using CT Data.  The Canadian Orthopaedic Association.  Calgary, AB, June 2004.

Athwal G, Vasarhelyi E, Ellis R, Pichora D.  Restoration of the Radial Bow in Computer-Assisted Osteotomy for Malunion of the Radius.  American Orthopaedic Association.  Boston, MA, June 2004.

Pichora D, et al.  Multiple Bone Fragment Correction in Computer-Assisted Osteotomy of the Radius.  Canadian Orthopaedic Association.  Winnipeg, MN, October 2003.

Vasarhelyi E, Pichora D, et al.  Computer Enhanced Guide Wire Insertion for Hip Fracture Fixation.  Canadian Orthopaedic Association.  Winnipeg, MN, October 2003.

Sahajpal D, Pichora D, et al.  A Prospective Evaluation of Function and Strength After Rotator Cuff Surgery. Canadian Orthopaedic Association.  Winnipeg, MN, October 2003.

Robertson C, Sahajpal D, Pichora D, et al.  The Accuracy and Dosing of Steroid Injection in the Treatment of Trigger Finger. Canadian Orthopaedic Association.  Winnipeg, MN, October 2003.

Chenkin J, Athwal G, King G, Pichora D, Unsatisfactory Results of the Orthosphere CMC Joint Arthroplasty.  Canadian Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.  Winnipeg MN, October 2003.

Mayman DJ, Rudan J, Pichora D, Watson D, Ellis R.  Computer assisted alignment of the Oxford unicompartmental knee arthroplasty – the Kingston experience with three techniques.  The 3rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, Marbella, Spain, June 2003.

Athwal GS, Leclaire S, Ellis RE, Pichora DR.  Two bone fragment manipulation in computer-assisted preoperative planning – restoration of the radial bow.  The 3rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, Marbella, Spain, June 2003.

Simpson AL, Abolmaesumi P, Ellis RE, Pichora DR, Sahajpal D.  Intraoperative imaging with B-mode ultrasound for scaphoid fractures.  The 3rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, Marbella, Spain, June 2003.

Johnston JD, Small CF, Pichora DR, and Bouxsein ML.  Mechanical Testing of the Scapholunate Ligament.  Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society.  Victoria BC, June 2002.

Mvilongo ES, Small CF, and Pichora DR.  Three-Dimensional Motion Tracking of the Forearm Using Surface Markers.  Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society.  Victoria BC, June 2002.

Athwal G, Pichora DR, Ellis RE, and Small CF.  Outcomes of Computer-Assisted Distal Radius Osteotomy.  Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society.  Victoria BC, June 2002.

Athwal G, Ellis R, Small C, and Pichora D.  Computer-Assisted Distal Radius Osteotomy: Long-Term Outcomes of a Clinical Feasibility Study.  57th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  Phoenix AZ, Oct 2002.

Johnston JD, Small CF, Pichora DR (2001).  Material and Constraint Properties of the Scapholunate and Lunotriquetral Ligaments: A Biomechanical Approach.  COA Association 56th Annual Meeting, June 1-4,2001, London, Ontario.

Pichora D.  Trauma: ORIF Distal Radius Fractures (Cadaver and Saw Bones Demonstration).  COA Association 56th Annual Meeting, June 1-4, 2001, London, Ontario.

Pichora D (2001).  Distal Radius Osteotomy: A Model for Fixation Based Image Guided Surgery.  COA Association 56th Annual Meeting, June 1-4, 2001, London, Ontario.

Charles, M, Pichora DR, Yach J .  A Prospective Randomized Trial Comparing Three Cannulated Screws with a Sliding Hip Screw For Fixation of Fractures of the Femoral Neck.  COA Association 56th Annual Meeting, June 1-4, 2001, London, Ontario. 

Athwal G, Pichora DR.  Outcome Evaluation of Computer Assisted Distal Radius Osteotomy, William Ersil Resident Research Day, March 30, 2001, Kingston, Ontario.

Athwal GS, Ellis RE, Small CF, Pichora DR.  Outcomes of Computer Assisted Distal Radius Osteotomy, CAOS, Switzerland.

Ellis RE, Pichora DR (2001).  Fixation-Based Surgery: A New Approach to CAS, CAOS, Switzerland.

Croitoru H, Ellis R, Small C, Prihar R, Pichora DR.  Fixation-Based Surgery: A New Technique for Distal Radius Osteotomy, MICCAI 2000 Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pichora DR, Croitoru H, Ellis R, Small C, Prihar R.  A 3-D Accuracy Analysis of a Technique for Computer-Assisted Distal Radius Osteotomy. Manus Canada  Annual Scientific Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta.

Robertson C, Davidson J, Pichora DR.  The Effect of Allopurinol on Interstitial Tissue Pressure and Flap Survival in Vascularized Free Flaps, COA Association 55th Annual Meeting, June 3-6, Edmonton, Alberta.

Theodoropoulos J, Kerr D, Pichora DR.  The Diagnostic Evaluation of Vascular Injuries in Extremity Trauma: Survey Results of Canadian Orthopaedic Surgeons (paper), COA Association 55th Annual Meeting, June 3-6, 2000, Edmonton, Alberta.

Papp S, Pichora DR.  The Outcome of Microvascular-Free Flaps for Coverage of Open Fractures or Osteomyelitis of the Lower Extremity (poster), COA Association 55th Annual Meeting, June 3-6, 2000, Edmonton, Alberta.

Pichora DR, Ellis R, Croitoru H, Prihar R, Small CV.  A 3-D Accuracy Analysis of Computer-Assisted Radius Osteotomy. COA Association 55th Annual Meeting, June 3-6, 2000, Edmonton, Alberta.

Hawley KS, Fern KT, Smith T, Zee B, Pichora DR (1998). Resource Allocation in Trauma Patients with Multiple Extremity Injuries, JBJS (British), 80-B: Supplement 1, page 3.

Fern KT, Pichora DR (1998). The Psychological Outcome and Psychological Impact of Multiple Extremity Trauma at Two-Year Follow-Up, JBJS (British), 80-B: Supplement 1, Page 3.

Dwosh, I, Pichora DR, Bryant JT, Small CF, Zee B, Kivi C (1998). Long Term Wrist Splinting in Rheumatoid Arthritis, CORS, Ottawa Ontario.

Pichora D, Bryant JT, Small CF, Speirs A, Dwosh I (1998).  Three-Dimensional Motion and Deformity in the Rheumatoid Finger: Ulnar Drift in the Zig-Zag Deformity, CORS, Ottawa, Ontario.

Carey J, Small CF, Pichora DR (1998). Compressive Characteristics of the Glenoid Labrum, CORS, Ottawa, Ontario.

Vipond G, Fern K, Hawley K, Smith T, Zee B, Pichora DR (1998). Multiple Extremity Injury, Cost of Care and Health Related Quality of Life: Outcome Correlation with Initial Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) Scores, CORS, Ottawa, Ontario.

Robertson C, Pichora DR, Gofton W, Fenton P, Ellis P (1998). The Accuracy of Radiographic Carpal Indices: An Evaluation Using Digitally Reconstructed Radiographs, CORS, Ottawa, Ontario.

Hawley K, Fern K, Smith T, Zee B, Pichora DR (1997).  Resource Utilization in Trauma Patients with Multiple Extremity Injuries, 52nd Annual Meeting of the COA, May 31-June 4, 1997, Hamilton, Ont.

Fern K, Pichora DR (1997).  The Psychological Outcome and Psychological Impact of Multiple Extremity Trauma at Two-Year Follow-Up. 52nd Annual Meeting of the COA, May 31-June 4, 1997, Hamilton, Ont.

O’Brien C, Davidson JSD, Pichora DR (1997).  A Comparison of Interstitial Fluid Pressure and Capillary Blood Flow in End to End and End to Side Microvascular Anastomosis in Free Tissue Transfers.  31st Annual Meeting of the CORS, May 31-June 4, 1997, Hamilton, Ont.

O’Brien C, Davidson JSD, Pichora DR (1997).  Comparison of Interstitial Fluid Pressures in End to End and End to Side Rat Epigastric Pedicle Flaps. 31st Annual Meeting of the CORS, May 31-June 4, 1997, Hamilton, Ont.

Pichora DR, Ellis R, Bryant JT, Dwosh I, Small C (1997).  Configuration Space Analysis of the Rheumatoid Wrist.  31st Annual Meeting of the CORS, May 31-June 4, 1997, Hamilton, Ont.

Small C, Ellis RE, Bryant JT, Dwosh IL, Kivi C, Pichora DR (1997).  Altered Patterns of Wrist Motion in Progressive Rheumatoid Arthritis.  31st Annual Meeting of the CORS, May 31-June 4, 1997, Hamilton, Ont.  

Prihar R, Pichora DR (1997).  A 10-Year Retrospective Review of all Scaphoid Fractures that went to surgery at Queen’s University.  The Annual William Ersil Resident Research Day, May 9, 1997, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont.

Fern K, Borschneck D, Lee A, Pichora DR  (1996).  Long-term outcomes and multiple extremity injury:  is there correlation between ISS resource utilization and health related quality of life?  Orthopaedic Trauma Association Meeting, September 27-29, 1996, Boston, Mass. 

Borschneck D, Davidson J, Pichora DR.  (1996)  Systemic steroid and free flap edema.  CORS Meeting, June 1995, Halifax, NS

Small CF, Bryant JT, Dwosh IL, Zee B, Pichora DR  (1996)  Hand kinematics in rheumatoid  activities: correlations with measures of disease activity.  Proc. CMBEC 22, Charlottetown, June 26-29.

Fern K, Lee A, Borschneck D, Pichora DR.  (1996)  Long-term outcomes in multiple extremity injury:  is there a correlation between ISS, resource utilization and health-related quality of life?  COA, 30th Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, May 25-29.

Schuringa P, Osinga C, Pichora DR.  (1996)  Ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition arthroplasty in osteoarthritis of the trapeziometacarpal joint.  COA, 30th Annual Meeting, Quebec City, Quebec, May 25-29. 

Anglin C, Wyss UP, Pichora DR.  (1996).  Mechanical testing of shoulder prostheses.  Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, May, Quebec.

Anglin C, Wyss UP, Pichora DR.  (1996).  Glenohumeral contact forces during five activities of daily  living.  lst Conference of the International Shoulder Group, August 26-27, Delft, The Netherlands.

Anglin C, Tolhurst P, Wyss UP, Pichora DR.  (1996).  Mechanical properties of glenoid cancellous bone.  lst Conference of the International Shoulder Group, August 26-27, Delft, The Netherlands.

Speirs A, Small CF, Bryant JT, Griffiths PM, Zee B, Dwosh IL, Pichora DR.  (1996).  3D kinematic studies of rheumatoid fingers: a case control study.  Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting,   Quebec, June.

DeVries S, Wyss UP, Smith CM, Pichora DR.  (1996).  A 3D finite element stress analysis of the glenoid with a shoulder arthroplasty.  Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, Quebec, June.

Anglin C, Wyss UP, Pichora DR.  (1996).  Mechanical testing of shoulder prostheses.  Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, Quebec, June.

Small CF, Ellis RE, Bryant JT, Dwosh IL, Zee B, Pichora DR.  (1996).  Configuration space analysis of the rheumatoid wrist.  Fourth International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement.  Grenoble, France.

Pichora DR, Small CF, Dwosh I, Bryant T, Griffiths PM, Zee B.  (1995).  Abnormal motion patterns in symptomatic RA fingers and wrists.  ASSH, 50th Annual Meeting, Sept. 13-16, San Francisco.

Goetz T, Bryant T, Small CF, Griffiths PM, Zee B, Pichora D. (1995).  Correlation of clinical, radiographic and kinematic data in rheumatoid wrists.  ASSH, 50th Annual Meeting, Sept. 13-16, San Francisco.  
   
Pichora DR, Dwosh I, Small CF, Bryant JT, Griffiths PM.  (1995).  Rheumatoid hand kinematics: correlation with multiple disease activity measures.  Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, Halifax, June 1995.

Pichora DR, Small CF, Bryant JT, Dwosh IL, Griffiths PM.  (1995).  A kinematic, stereoradiographic and functional comparison of partial and total wrist fusions in rheumatoid arthritis.  Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, Halifax, June. 1995

Goetz TG, Small CF, Dwosh IL, Bryant JT, Pichora DR.  (1995).  Correlation of clinical, radiographic and kinematic data in rheumatoid wrists.  Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, Halifax, June 1995.

Schuringa P, Osinga C, Pichora DR  (1995).  Ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition arthroplasty in osteoarthritis of the thumb metacarpal joint.  The Annual William Ersil Resident Research Day, Queen's University, May 12,  Kingston, ON

Borschneck D, Davidson J, Pichora DR (1995).  The effect of dexamethasone on interstitial pressure in the fasciocutaneous free flap.  The Annual William Ersil Resident Research Day, Queen's University, May 12, Kingston, ON.

Borschneck D, Davidson J, Pichora DR (1995).  Temperature monitoring in vascular free flaps.  The Annual William Ersil Resident Research Day, Queen's University, May 12, Kingston, ON.

Breault-Janicki MJ, Small CF, Martinovec EK, Bryant JT, Pichora DR.  (1994).  Measurement of cross-sectional areas of tendons: a comparison of several methods.  Proceedings CMBEC 20, Vancouver, pp. 86-87.

Breault-Janicki MJ, Pichora DR, Bryant JT, Lee JM, Small CF.  (1994).  Effect of freezing on mechanical properties of tendons.  Proceedings CMBEC 20, Vancouver, pp. 88-89.

Wright IC, Small CF, Pichora DR.  (1994).  An evaluation of the modeling of the wrist as a universal joint.  Proceedings CMBEC 20, Vancouver, pp. 38-39.

Pichora DR, Dwosh IL, Small CF, Bryant JT, Griffiths PM.  (1994).  Abnormal motion patterns in symptomatic fingers and wrists.  Proceedings CORS, Winnipeg.

Breault-Janicki MJ, Pichora DR, Bryant JT, Lee JM, Small CF.  (1994).  Mechanical characteristics of wrist tendons.  Proceedings CORS, Winnipeg.

Wright IC, Bryant JT, Pichora DR, Small CF.  (1994).  An evaluation of the modeling of the wrist as a universal joint.  Proceedings CORS, Winnipeg.

Pichora DR, Small CF, Bryant JT, Dwosh IL, Griffiths OM.  (1994).  A case control 3D analysis of wrist motion in rheumatoid arthritis.  Proceedings 3rd International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Motion.  Stockholm, July.

Ferguson SJ,  Goosen MFA,  Pichora DR, Wyss UP.  (1994).  A three-dimensional finite element analysis of an axially flexible internal fixation plate.  Canadian Society for Biomechanics, Calgary, August.

Breault MJ, Pichora DR, Small CF, Bryant JT  (1994).  Measurement of cross sectional area of tendons, a comparison of several methods.  May, CMBEC.

Ferguson SJ, Pichora DR, Goosen MFA, Wyss UP  (1994).  A 3-D finite element analysis of an axially flexible fixation plate.  Canadian Society of Biomaterials, Calgary, AB.

Zhang X, Goosen T, Wyss UP, Pichora D  (1993).  Biodegradable polylactide polymers:  synthesis properties and medical applications.  Ontario Center for Materials Research Annual Meeting, October 1993.

Zhang X, Wyss UP, Pichora DR, Goosen T  (1993).  Investigation of the mechanism of polylactide biodegradation.  43rd Annual Canadian Chemical Engineering Conf., Oct. 2-6, Ottawa, ON.

Drosdowech D, Pichora DR  (1993).  Fractional flexor tendon lengthening for severe metacarpal phalangeal flexion contracture in the rheumatoid hand.  48th Annual ASSH Mtg., Sept. 29-Oct. 2, Kansas City, Missouri

Birchard J, Masear V, Pichora DR (1993).  The effect of mal rotation of microvascular repairs.  9th Annual American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Meeting, Sept. 26-27, Kansas City, Missouri.

Small CF, Moore JA, Bryant JT, Hollister AM, Pichora DR  (1993).  A kinematic technique for describing wrist motion:  configuration space plots as an aid to identifying joint parameters.  Proc. 2nd Int. Symposium on 3D Human Motion Analysis, July, Poitiers, France.  

Drosdowech D, Pichora DR  (1993).  Fractional flexor tendon lengthening for advanced metacarpal phalangeal flexion contracture in rheumatoid hands.  COA; Montreal, PQ.

Zhang X, Ferguson S, Wyss UP, Pichora DR, McAuley K, Goosen T  (1993).  Tailoring biodegradable polymers to meet specific biomedical applications.  Gordon Conference on Polymers, June 27-July, New England College, Henniker, NY.

Zhang X, Wyss UP, Pichora DR, Goosen T  (1993).  An investigation of the degradation of poly lactide.  14th Annual Canadian Biomaterials Society Conference, June 2-4, McMaster University, Toronto, ON.

Breault MJ, Small CF, Bryant JT, Lee JM, SenGupta S, Pichora DR  (1993).  Standardized protocol for testing wrist extensors., June 2-4, McMaster University, Published Proc. CMBEC/COMP. May 1993.

Small CF, Bryant JT, Looke T, Dwosh IL, Griffiths PM, Pichora DR   (1993)  14th Annual Canadian Biomaterials Society Conference

Breault, MJ, SenGupta F, Small CF, Bryant JT, Pichora DR  (1993).  Histological and mechanical characterization of rheumatoid wrist extensors.  Manus Canada, May 30, Montreal, Quebec.  

Pichora DR, Drosdowech D  (1993).  Fractional flexor tendon lengthening for severe MP contracture and rheumatoid arthritis.  Manus Canada, May 30, Montreal, Quebec. 

Moore JA, Small CF, Bryant JT, Pichora DR, et al  (1993).   Kinematic description of normal rheumatoid wrist joint motion.  CORS, May 30, Montreal, Quebec. 

Small CF, Bryant JT, Zee B, Looke T, Dwosh IL, Griffiths, Pichora DR.  (1993).  Validation of a 3D motion analysis system for the hand and fingers.  CMBEC-19, Ottawa, pp. 270-272.

Breault MJ, Small CF, Pichora DR, Lee JM.  (1993).  Standardized protocol for mechanically testing rheumatoid wrist tendons and ligaments.  Manus, Montreal, May.

Small CF, Bryant JT, Looke T, Griffiths PM, Dwosh IL,  Zee B, Pichora DR.  (1993).  Validation of a 3D optoelectronic motion analysis system for the hand and fingers.  XIVth Congress of International Society for Biomechanics, Paris, July.

Breault MJ, Pichora DR, Lee PM, Small CF.  (1993).  Standardized protocol for mechanically testing rheumatoid wrist tendons and ligaments.  CMBEC-19, Ottawa, pp. 366-367.

Small CF, Bryant JT, Zee B, Looke T, Dwosh IL, Griffiths PM, Pichora DR.  (1993).  Validation of a 3D motion analysis system for the hand and fingers.  Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, Montreal, Quebec. 

Pichora DR, Small CF, Bryant JT, Griffiths PM.  (1993).  Comparison of 3D motion tracking of rheumatoid and normal wrists.   Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, Montreal, Quebec.

Pichora DR, Small CF, Bryant JT, Griffiths PM.  (1992)  Accuracy of reference landmarks:  radiographic versus noninvasive measurement of kinematics.  CORS 1992.

Zhang X, Wyss UP, Pichora DR, Smith J, Goosen T  (1992).  Controlled release of albumin from poly (DL-lactic acid) cylinders and tablets.  Canadian Society of Chemical Engineering, Oct. Toronto, ON; Canadian Biomaterials Society Meeting, August, Kingston, ON.

Zhang X, Wyss UP, Pichora DR, Goosen MFA  (1992).  An investigation of the synthesis and degradation of poly (L-lactide).  Canadian Biomaterials Society Meeting, August, Kingston, ON.

Small CF, Bryant JT, Dwosh IL, Griffiths PM, Pichora DR.  (1992)  Precision of bone landmarks in characterizing hand and wrist position.  Canadian Medical and Biological Engineering Society Conference Proceedings, Toronto, Ontario, pp.24-25.

Small CF, Bryant JT, Griffiths PM, Pichora DR.  (1992)  Accuracy of bone landmarks for kinematic evaluation of the hand and wrist.  CORS 1992, accepted for Orthopaedic Transactions.

Smith CM, Pichora DR, Wyss UP.  (1992).  A finite element analysis of stress transfer in non-cemented glenoid components.  Canadian Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting, Toronto, June.

Breault MJ, Small CF, Bryant JT, Pichora DR  (1992).  A preliminary analysis of zigzag deformity of the hand and its implication for the design of wrist implants.  CMBEC, June, Toronto, ON.

Small CF, Bryant JT, Dwosh IL, Griffiths PM, Pichora DR  (1992).  Precision of bone landmarks in characterizing hand and wrist position.  CMBEC Proceedings.

Smith CM, Pichora DR, Wyss UP  (1992).  A finite element of analysis of stress transfer in non-cemented glenoid components.  CMBEC Proceedings.

Small CF, Bryant JT, Griffiths PM, Pichora DR  (1992).  Accuracy of bone landmarks for kinematic evaluation of the hand and wrist.  CORS, June 20-21, Toronto, ON.  Accepted for Orthopaedic Transactions.

Pichora DR, Small CF  (1992).  Accuracy of reference landmarks:  radiographic versus non-invasive clinical measurement of kinematics (poster).  CORS, June 20-21, Toronto, ON.  Accepted for Orthopaedic Transactions.

Borschneck D, Pichora DR  (1992).  Study of trauma in the Kingston referral area, May 1986 to March 1991.  William Ersil Research Day, May, Queen's University, Kingston, ON. 

Drosdowech D, Pichora DR  (1992).  Fractional flexor tendon lengthening for MCP joint flexion contracture in the rheumatoid hand:  an alternative method.  May, William Ersil Research Day, Queen's University, Kingston, ON 

Birchard J, Pichora DR (1992).  The effect of mal-rotation at a microvascular anastomosis.  William Ersil Research Day, May, Queen's University, Kingston, ON.

Zhang X, Wyss UP, Pichora DR, Goosen MFA  (1992). An investigation of the synthesis and thermal stability of poly (DL-lactide).  National Student CSChE Conference, February, Montreal, Canada.

Pichora D. (1991)  The approach to scaphoid malunion.  Manus Canada, Calgary, Alberta.

Pichora, D, L. Davidson, U.P. Wyss, L. Broekhoven, T.D.V. Cooke.  (1991)  Linear and angular relationships of the glenohumeral joint.  CORS, Calgary, Alberta.

Smith CM, Pichora DR, Ploeg HL, Wyss UP.  (1991)  Challenges in glenoid implant technology:  a three-dimensional finite element analysis.  CORS, Calgary, Alberta.

Davidson L, Wyss UP, Broekhoven LH, Pichora DR.  (1991)  The surface geometry of the glenohumeral joint.  CORS, Calgary, Alberta.

Small CF, Bryant JT, Pichora DR.  (1991)  The accuracy of surface landmarks in quantifying hand motion.  CORS, Calgary, Alberta.

Smith CM, Pichora DR, Ploeg HL, Wyss UP.  (1991)  Glenoid implant technology - Part I:  development of a three-dimensional finite element model.  15th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Tempe, Arizona.

Smith CM, Wyss UP, Ploeg HL, Pichora DR.  (1991)  Advances in glenoid implant technology - a finite element study.  The Canadian Medial and Biological Engineering Society Conference, Banff, Alberta.

Davidson L, Wyss UP, Cooke TDV, Pichora DR.  (1990)  Geometric relationships between the humerus and scapula:  a morphometric analysis.  The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Small CF, Pichora DR.  (1990)  Metacarpophalangeal joint kinematics:  surface markers versus bony landmarks.  Proceedings 10th EAM, pp.11-16.

Small CF, Pichora DR.  (1989)  Surface vs. bony landmarks in analysis of joint kinematics:  preliminary results for the metacarpophalangeal joint.  15th CMBEC Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, p.3-4.

Pichora DR, Masear VR, Zook E, Russell R, Kushmarty M  (1989).  Strain gage evaluation of lunate unloading procedures.  CORS, June; ASSH, Sept. Seattle, Washington.

Pichora DR, Birchard D  (1989).  Corrective osteotomy for scaphoid mal union.  ASSH, Sept., Seattle Washington. 

Small CF, Bryant JT, Runciman JR, Pichora DR.  (1989)  Surface marker versus bony landmarks in analysis of joint kinematics:  preliminary results for the metacarpophalangeal joint.  Proceedings of the CMBEC 15, Toronto, Ontario, pp.3-4.

Pichora DR, Meyer RD, Masear MD  (1988).  Comparison of laser and biologic glueing techniques for repair of the rat sciatic nerve.  G.E.M. Peripheral Nerve Repair and Regeneration Congress, May, Cannes, France.

Pichora DR, Masear V, Gould JS  (1987).  Partial arterial laceration:  is direct repair efficacious?  ASRM, Sept., San Antonio, Texas.

Pichora DR, Meyer RD, Masear V  (1986-87).  The step cut rotational osteotomy for metacarpal and phalangeal mal unions.  Combined Meeting of the Alabama and Mississippi Orthopaedic Associations, May 1986, Point Clear, Alabama; Sunnybrook Orthopaedic Association, Truro, England, 1987;  American Association of Hand Surgeons, Nov. 1987, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Pichora DR, McMurtry RY, Bell MJ, Hill RJ  (1985).  Gamekeeper's thumb:  a detailed prospective study of functional bracing.  COA, June, Hamilton, ON; SOCFI, December, Paris, France; Accepted for Orthopaedic Transactions 1985.

Pichora DR, McMurtry RY, Pickard J  91985).  Trauma deaths in Ontario:  injury severity scoring of 640 coroner's cases.  Ontario Ministry of Health Workshop on Trauma, September, Toronto, ON.

Cooke TDV, Pichora DR  (1984).   Knee dysplasia:  an unusual but important condition.  AAOS, February, Atlanta, Georgia; COA, June, Winnipeg, Manitoba.



INVITED PRESENTATIONS & VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS:
Invited Speaker – Orthopaedic Care Conference – From Tragedy to Triumph: A Journey through Orthopaedic Trauma,  “The Impact of Extremity Injuries on the Management of the Polytraumatized Patient” – October 2008

COA/CORS, June 2008

Invited Speaker – Canadian Orthopaedic Resident Forum (CORF) Calgary, Alberta – April 2008

Visiting Professor - King Saud University, College of Medicine, Riyadh, Saudi  Arabia January 2008 – lecture topics: “Scaphoid fractures and nonunion”, “Arthroplasty for rotator cuff arthropathy”, “Distal radius malunion”, and “New imaging and planning modalities for computer assisted surgery”.

Visiting Professor – University of Toronto – January 2008.  “New imaging and planning modalities for computer assisted surgery”.

CAOS UK, March 2007.  “Technique, rationale and literature review in computer assisted osteotomy”.

CAOS UK, March 2007.  Co-Chair of Total Knee Arthroplasty Session.

CAOS UK, March 2007.  Panel member.  “Debate: Challenge the faculty”

Kingston General Hospital Trauma Rounds “Pelvic trauma and genitourinary injuries, April 25, 2007 – Invited Speaker

Annual William Ersil Educational Day in Surgery, Kingston, Ontario, April 2007.  “Locked vs. non-locked volar plate fixation for comminuted distal radius fragility fractures: A prospective RCT”. Gammon B, Pichora D, Yach J.

Annual William Ersil Educational Day in Surgery, Kingston, Ontario, April 2007.  “Buddy taping for treatment of ulnar collateral ligament injuries: A biomedical study”. Athiviraham A, Hunt S, Ma B, Luenam S, Pichora D, Watters C.

COA/CORS – Moderator for Session 10: Upper Extremity, June 2007

COA/CORS – Invited presentation, June 2007

COA/CORS – Complications in Shoulder Surgery – Panel, June 2007

Kingston Hospitals Joint Advancement.  Providence Continuing Care Centre, Kingston, Ontario.  October 2006. Presentation: Rheumatoid Hand Surgery.

AO North America – Hand and Wrist Fracture Management Course.  Marco Island, FL.  June 8-10, 2006. Invited faculty member participant.

COA Computer Assisted Symposium.  April 2006. University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.

Annual William Ersil Educational Day in Surgery, Kingston, Ontario, April 2006. “Computer Assisted LISS Plate Placement” Quinn A. Al-Ahaideb A, Yach J, Smith E, Ellis R, Pichora D.

CAOS UK, February 2006.  “Rationale and literature of computer assisted anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction”.

CAOS UK, February 2006.  “Exploring the role of ultrasound in navigation”.

CAOS UK, February 2006.  “The use of computer-assisted navigation in trauma surgery – an overview and Rationale”. 

CAOS UK, February 2006.  “Computer aided distal radius osteotomy”.

The Annual William Ersil Educational Day in Surgery, Kingston, Ontario, April 2005.  “A Mechanical Analysis of Distal Radius Locking Plates”.  Gambrel J, Pichora D, Sahajpal, D.

Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Ottawa, Canada, Oct 20-22, 2005.  Applications for IGS Osteotomies. Pichora DR.  Invited lecturer.

Annual Yabsley Day, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 26, 2005.  Pichora DR,  Visiting Professor.

Orthopaedic Research Day, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., December 2004. “CT-based Planning and guidance for computer-assisted orthopaedic surgery”.  Pichora DR.

Orthopaedic Research Day, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., December 2004. “Computer- assisted orthopaedic surgery: present and future options for imaging and information inputs”.  Pichora DR.

Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows conference, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, New York, New York, September 2004. “Multiple bone fragment correction in computer-assisted osteotomy to restore the radial bow of a malunion of the distal radius”.  Vasarhelyi EM, Athwal GS, Ellis RE, Pichora DR.

 American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Annual Meeting, June 2004. (2004) “Restoration of the Radial Bow in Computer-Assisted Osteotomy for Malunion of the Distal Radius”.  Athwal GS, Vasarhelyi T, Ellis R, Pichora D.

Invited Lecturer: 27th National Congress of Orthopaedics – CAOS Symposium, Mexico.  “Outcomes of Computer- Assisted Distal Radius Osteotomy”, May 2004.

Distal Radius Fractures, COA Symposium IV, Calgary, AB, June 2004.

Visiting Professor: Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Calgary.  Advisor on Surgical Alternate Funding Programs.  May 2002.

Visiting Professor: Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, The University of Western Ontario, External Review, London, ON, May 7-8, 2001.

Assessment of the Painful Wrist, 13th Annual Winter Symposium, Whistler, B.C., March 2001.

Invited Lecturer: Annual Canadian Orthopaedic Association Residents’ Basic Science Course, Ottawa, ON. A Clinical Examination of the Hand@, November 2000. 

Invited Speaker: Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Ortopedia Y Traumatologia, Quito, Ecuador, Presented Eight Papers related to “Hand, Microsurgery and Orthopaedic Trauma”, April 11-14, 2000.

Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery@, 12th Annual Winter Symposium, Whistler, B.C., March 2000.

Visiting Professor: Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Western Ontario, Development and Validation of a Technique for Computer Assisted Distal Radius Osteotomy@, Oct. 13, 1999.

Visiting Professor: Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Ottawa, Concepts of Carpal Instability and Scaphoid Fracture Management@, Nov. 25, 1998.

Visiting Professor: Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Toronto, Orthopaedic Residents; Basic Science Research Day, Oct. 20, 1997; adjudication of resident papers, and presentation The Rheumatoid Wrist: Clinical and Biomechanical Correlates.

Invited Speaker, 13th Annual Upper Extremity Update, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ont.
• Fusions of the Rheumatoid Wrist@, 
• Scaphoid Fractures: Concurrent Approaches to Mal union and Non union@,
• An Analysis of Various Resurfacing Designs in the Shoulder@.

Visiting Professor: Dalhousie University, Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, Multiple Extremity Injury: ISS, Resource Utilization and Health Related Quality of Life@. External Examiner Senior Orthopaedic Resident Oral Examination.

Assessment and Management of the Dysvascular Limb: Is There a Problem in the Dysvascular Limb?: The Place for Doppler Flow Studies in Trauma, 52nd Annual Meeting of the COA, May 31-June 4, 1997, Hamilton, Ont.

The Hand and Wrist (How to Examine for Common Problems). Hands-on Orthopaedics, February 12, 1997, Donald Gordon Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ont.

"The Case of the Missing Femur - Reconstruction of Massive Bone Defects in 1996", The COA 30th Annual Meeting, May 25-29, 1996, Quebec City, Quebec

"Mistakes in Trauma Care - The Top 10", Eighth Annual Queen's Winter Symposium, March 1996, Whistler, B.C. Course Organizer, Ontario Orthopaedic Association, 18th Annual General Meeting, November 3, 1995, Toronto.

"Scaphoid Fractures and Other Wrist Injuries", Seventh Annual Queen's Winter Symposium, March 1995, Whistler, B.C.

"Patellar Fractures", AO Basic Trauma Course, February 1995, Toronto, ON.

Invited Lecturer: Ontario Orthopaedic Association Annual General Meeting & Rehabilitation Symposium, November 1994, Toronto, ON.
• "Injuries and Instability of the Scaphoid";
• "Current Concepts of Rheumatoid Wrist Reconstruction"
• "Hand Trauma - A CMPA Perspective",

"Queen's AFP" Visiting Lecturer, 1994, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON.

"Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release", Sixth Annual Queen's Winter Symposium, March 1994, Whistler, B.C.

"Continuing Orthopaedic Education Needs Assessment", The Ontario Orthopaedic Association Meeting, November 5, 1993, Toronto, ON.

"Osteoarthritis of the Hand@, @Compressive Neuropathy", Regional Review Course, ASSH, September, 1993, University of Western Ontario

Visiting Professorship - The University of Calgary, September 1993, Calgary, AB.  Presentations: 
• 3D Analysis of Wrist Motion: A Case-Control Study in Rheumatoid Arthritis.
• Kinematic description of normal rheumatoid wrist joint motion. 
• Prevention of Late Trauma Deaths Due to Multi System Organ Failure  
American Society for Surgery of the Hand Regional Review Course, London, Ont., Sept. 11 & 12, 1993.

"Tailoring Biodegradable Polymers to Meet Specific Biomedical Applications", Polymer Gordon Conference, June/July 1993, Henniker, NH

"Metacarpal Fractures:  Hands and Related Sports Injuries", Canadian Orthopaedic Association Symposium, June 2,1993,Montreal, Quebec.

"Comparison of the Maintenance of Competence Project of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons with the recertification program of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Little Club Meeting, April 1993, Vancouver, B.C.

"Prevention of Late Trauma Deaths Due to Multi System Organ Failure", Fifth Annual Queen's Winter Symposium, March 1993, Whistler, B.C.

"Fractures of the Hands and Fingers - Keeping Out of Trouble", Telemedicine Canada, Royal College Rounds,  February 4, 1993, Kingston, ON.

"An Approach To Scaphoid Fractures And Other Peri Lunate Instability", Sports Medicine Symposium, October 3, 1992, Ottawa, ON.

"The MOCOMP Pilot Project:  A Progress Report" The Royal College Maintenance of Competence Program Sept. 12, 1992, Ottawa, ON.

Bryant T, Cooke TDV, Small CF, Pichora DR, "Standardized Radiographic Measurements of the Metacarpal Phalangeal Joint", Nato Advanced Research Workshop, Advances in Biomechanics of the Wrist, May 22-23, 1992, Brussels, Belgium.

"Treatment of Common Hand Injuries", Fourth Annual Queen's Winter Symposium, March 1992, Whistler, B.C.

"The Correction of Scaphoid Malunion"; "The Biomechanical Effects of Intercarpal Arthrodesis for Kienbock's Disease", The Wrist:  An International Symposium, Oct. 24-26, 1991, Montebello, Quebec.

"Microsurgery for the Non-Micro Surgeon", Third Annual Queen's Winter Symposium, March 1991, Whistler, B.C.

"Tendonitis", Second Annual Queen's CME Sports Medicine Symposium, March 1991, Kingston, ON.

"Hand Injuries", Queen's CME Lecture, January 18, 1991, Napanee, ON.

"Scaphoid Mal union:  Experimental Corrective Osteotomy", Sunnybrook Orthopaedic Association, October 1990, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.

"The Third Peak: Preventing Traumatic Death due to Multisystem Organ Failure", Second Annual Queen's Winter Symposium, March 1990, Whistler, B.C.

"Wrist and Upper Extremity Sports Injuries", First Annual Queen's CME Sports Medicine Symposium, April 1990, AO Basic Fracture & Trauma Course, Instructor, February 1990, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

"Fractures of the Hand", American Society for Surgery of The Hand:  Regional Review Course, September, 1990, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.

"Reconstruction of Upper Extremity Arthritis", The Canadian Arthritis Society, Public Lecture, Sept. 1988, Kingston, ON; May 1989, Brockville, ON; June 18, 1991, Belleville, ON.

"Acute Care of Hand Injuries", First Annual Queen's Winter Symposium, March 1989,  Whistler, B.C.

"Initial Management of Severe Traumatic Shock", Queen's University CME Lecture, January 1988, Smiths Falls, ON; April 1988, Picton ON; June 1988, Brockville, ON.

"Fractures of the Hand"; "Anatomy of the Hand"; Replantation", Regional Review Course:  American Society for Surgery of the Hand, September 1987, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

"Fractures of the Hand", McMaster University Resident's Day Upper Extremity Symposium, April 1987, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

"Hand and  Microsurgery", Queen's University CME Lecture, June 1987, Picton, ON.

AO ASIF Principles of Fracture Management Course, Montreal, Quebec, 2001

"Extremity Trauma", "Course Overview" and "Moulage Sessions", Advanced Trauma Life Support Courses, Course Director:  1991-1995; presented 1986-1995, Kingston, ON.

"The Emergency Management of the Injured Hand", UAB Emergency Medicine Update 1986, June 1986, Birmingham, Alabama.





RESEARCH STUDENTS SUPERVISED:
Undergraduate

2007 Graham Fedorak, Medical Student: Wrist studies

2007  Braedon Gammon, Orthopaedic Resident: Locked vs. non-locked volar plate fixation for comminuted distal radius fragility fractures: A prospective RCT.  Presented at the Annual William Ersil Educational Day in Surgery, Kingston, Ontario, April. Co-supervisor: J. Yach

2007 Aravind Athiviraham, Orthopaedic Resident: Buddy taping for treatment of ulnar collateral ligament injuries: A biomedical study.  Presented at the Annual William Ersil Educational Day in Surgery, Kingston, Ontario, April.  Co-supervisor C. Watters.

2006 Aravind Athiviraham, Orthopaedic Resident:  Wrist studies.

2006  Andrew Quinn, Orthopaedic Resident: Computer Assisted LISS Plate Placement.  Presented at the Annual William Ersil Educational Day in Surgery, Kingston, Ontario, April.  Co-supervisor:  J. Yach.

2005-2006 Rayhan Jalal. Medical Student: “A comparison of 3 radiographic indices on surface mechanical model.

2005  Simon Fischli.  Foreign exchange student – Mechanical Engineering:  Wrist studies. Joint supervision.

2005  Jason Gambrel, Orthopaedic Resident:  A Mechanical Analysis of Distal Radius Locking Plates.  Presented at the Annual William Ersil Educational Day in Surgery, Kingston, Ontario, April. 

2003  Peter Kwan: Background Research for CIHR / NSERC (CHRP) grant applications: 2D to 3D Registration for computer assisted surgery.

2002-2003 Ted Vaserhelyi:  Analysis of Computer-Assisted Hip Fracture Fixation in Vitro.

2002 Jordan Chenkin, Development of Computerized Database for Wrist Pain Assessment.

2001 Angela Good:  Outcome Study of Distal Radius Fractures.

2001 Sonja Mathes: Outcome Study of ORIF Femoral Neck Fractures. 

2000 Dimitri Haddad:  Avascular Necrosis of the Hip.

2000 Sonja Mathes: Prospective Trial of Hip Fracture Fixation Devices MRC Summer Studentship Awards: 3 month Clinical / Research Elective in Trauma: *Undergraduate Medical Critical Inquiry Elective. 

1997 Michael Platonov: An Evaluation of Rehabilitation Regimens Post Flexor Tendon Repair.

1997 Gregory Vipond: Correlation of AIS, ISS Scores to Clinical Indicators in Multiple Trauma.

1995-1996  Kris Hawley: Trauma patients with multiple extremity injuries II: Acute care hospital resource consumption and effects on the patient.

1994-1995 Ken Fern:  Trauma patients with multiple extremity injuries:  a prospective study of resource utilization and long-term outcome in relation to injury severity scores.  Presented at COA 1996, OTA 1996.

1994 Gord Swain: Field Triage Criteria for Air vs. Land Transport of Trauma Patients.

1994 Chris Osinga: LRTI Arthroplasty of the Thumb CMC Joint.

1992  Ambrose Lee:  "Analysis of Extremity Injury Scoring: Mortality, Morbidity, and Economic Factors".

1990 Duncan Rozario:  Modification of Registry program, data entry, clinical experience, "Analysis of a Computerized Trauma Registry".

1989 Dan Borschneck:  Establishment of computerized trauma registry.  Presented: Queen's University Surgical Resident's Day.

1989 Nadine Fletcher:  data entry and clinical experience.

1988 Michael Gibson: Establishment of criteria for a computerized trauma registry.


Postgraduate:

Orthopaedic Clinical Fellows:
Hisham Al-Sanawi, MD, Clinical Fellow 2008-2009
Ben Smith, MD, Clinical Fellow 2008-2009
Chi Meng Ling, MD, Clinical Fellow 2007
Ke Huang, MD, Clinical Fellow 2006-2007
Suriya Luenam MD Clinical Fellow 2005-2008
Abdulaziz Al-Haideb MD Clinical Fellow 2004-2005
Steve Papp MD FRCSC.  Hand Fellow 2003-2004
Steve Csongvay, MB,BS, FRACS, Hand Fellow 2002-2003
Cassandra Robertson, MD, FRCSC, Hand and Microsurgery Fellow 2001-2002   
Chris Osinga, MD, FRCSC, Hand and Microsurgery Fellow 2000-2001
Jonathan Stone, MD FRCSC, Hand and Microsurgery Fellow, 1999-2000
Rajiv Prihar, MD FRCSC, Hand and Microsurgery Fellow, 1998-1999
Peter Schuringa MD FRCSC, Hand and Microsurgery Fellow, 1997-1998
Tom Goetz MD FRCSC, Hand and Microsurgery Fellow, 1996-1997
Marc Tetro MD FRCSC, Hand and Microsurgery Fellow, 1995-1996
David Birchard, MD, FRCSC, Hand Fellow 1990-1991
Ted Chaykowski, MD, FRCSC, Hand & Microsurgery Fellow, 1989-1990.

Graduate Students:
Anton Oentoro, MSc. School of Computing, (2008-present.)  ACT navigated scaphoid fixation. Co-supervisor: R. Ellis

Kathrin Tyryshkin, MSc. School of Computing. (2004-2006.) Anatomical landmarks for optimal registration using ultrasound in navigated shoulder arthroscopy.  Co-supervisor P. Abolmaesumi, P. Mousavi.

Simon Fischli, MSc. Mechanical Engineering.  (2006- 2007) “Simulation of wrist kinematics on the basis of a rigid body model. Co-supervisor R. Sellens.

Thomas Chen, MSc. School of Computing. (2005-2006) Computer-assisted planning and surgery for complex fractures. Co-supervisor P. Abolmaesumi.

Burton Ma, Postdoctoral Fellow, Computing Science. (2005-present) Computer-assisted planning and surgery for complex fractures. Co-supervisor: P. Abolmaesumi.

Chris Peters, MSc. Mechanical Engineering. (2003-2005) Computer-Assisted, Ultrasound Guided Fixation of Scaphoid Fractures. Co-Supervisor: R Sellens.

Yvan Petit, Post Doctoral Fellow, Mechanical Engineering.  (2003-2004) Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery.  Co-Supervisor: RE Ellis.

Marten Beek PhD (Netherlands), Postdoctoral Fellow, Mechanical and Materials Engineering. (2001- 2008) Finite element analysis of carpal biomechanical properties. Co-Supervisor: CF Small. 

J.D. Johnston, MSc. Mechanical. Engineering. (2000-2002)  Mechanical Behaviour of the Scapholunate Ligament in Rheumatoid Arthritis  Co-Supervisor: CF Small.    
 
Anwar Upal, MSc. Mechanical Engineering. (2000-2002) Carpal Kinematic Studies. Co-Supervisor: CF Small.

Edding Mvilongo, MSc. Mechanical Engineering. (2000-2002) Kinematic Studies of Distal Radial Ulnar Joint. Co-Supervisor: CF Small.

Shawn Carrigan, MSc. Mechanical Engineering. (2000- 2002) Carpal Imaging Studies Co-Supervisor: CF Small.

Jenny Malone, MSc. Mechanical Engineering.  (2000-2003) Comparison of Electromagnetic and Optoelectronic Motion Tracking Studies. Co-Supervisor: CF Small.

Haniel Croitoru, MSc. Computer Science. (2000) Computer-Assisted Distal Radius Osteotomy. Co-Supervisor: RE Ellis.

Jason Carey, MSc. Mechanical Engineering. (1998-1999) Biomechanical Testing of the Glenoid Labrum. Co-Supervisor: CF Small.

Aaron Dellah, MSc. Mechanical Engineering. (1998-1999) Investigations of Non Invasive Measurement of Compartment Pressures. Co-Supervisor CF Small. 

Sape Devries, MSc. Mechanical Engineering (1995) A Three-Dimensional Finite Element Stress Analysis of the Glenoid With and Without a Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Component. Co-Supervisor: UP Wyss.

Carolyn Anglin, PhD, Mechanical Engineering, (1995->)  Studies on Shoulder Biomechanics and Stability of Total Shoulder Replacement Prostheses. Co-Supervisor: UP Wyss.

Stephen Ferguson, MSc. Mechanical Engineering, (July 1994)  A Three-Dimensional finite Element Analysis of an Axially Flexible Fracture fixation Plate. Co-Supervisor: UP Wyss.

Ian Wright, MSc. Mechanical Engineering     (1994) Studies of Intercarpal Kinematics and Biomechanics. Co-Supervisor: CF Small.

Xichen Zhang, PhD. Chemical Engineering, (1993) Biodegradable Lactide Polymers: Synthesis, Degradation, and Controlled Drug Release Properties. Co-Supervisor: T Goosen, UP Wyss.

Jennifer Moore, MSc. Mechanical Engineering (1992) Studies of Axis of Wrist Motion. Co-Supervisor:  CF Small. 

Martine Breault-Janicki, PhD. Mechanical Engineering (1994) Mechanical and Histological Characteristics of Rheumatoid Wrist Tendons and Ligaments. Co-Supervisor CF Small.

Colin Smith, MSc. Mechanical Engineering (1991) Three Dimensional Finite Element Analysis of the Resurfaced Glenoid.  Co-Supervisor: U.P. Wyss.

Lindsay Davidson, MSc. Surgery (1990) Dimensional and Geometrical Characteristics of the Glenohumeral Joint.  Supervisor: D Pichora, UP Wyss.


Postgraduate Examinations:
Simon Fischli, MSc. Mechanical and Materials Engineering, “Simulation of wrist kinematics on the basis of a rigid body”, August 2007.

Jeff Cassin, MSc. Mechanical Engineering, “Effective Low Temperature Storage on the Viscoelastic Properties and Tendons@, January 1997. 

Board of Examiners in Orthopedic Surgery, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, November 1990 - 1994

Suchita Kulkarni-Lambore, PhD. Thesis Defense, Department of Anatomy, Sept. 1992.  Analysis of Wrist and MP in Normals and RA

 Elsie Culham, PhD. candidate, Department of Anatomy, February 1992.  3 Space Isotrak Analysis of Shoulder and Spine Motion.

Jean MacDonald, MSc. Rehabilitation Therapy, May 1992, "Reliability of the Penny & Giles Angular Measurement System in Motion Analysis of the Wrist Complex"

Leonard Chandrarajan (MSc Surgery, Queen's University).  "The Anatomy of the Intrinsic Muscles of the Hand".  (1987)

Timothy Willings (MSc Mechanical Engineering, Queen's University).  "Design of a New Tibial Resurfacing Component". (1986)   



INNOVATIONS:
The Hotel Dieu Hospital – WSIB Upper Extremity Specialty Clinic

Co-Founder: iGO Technologies Inc. (Queen’s University Spin-off corporation for image guided surgery)

A Computer Assisted, Fixation-Based Technique for Distal Radius Osteotomy, Pichora, Ellis, Croitoru

Orthopaedic Needs Assessment Program.  The Maintenance of Competence Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association

Patent Application:  Controlled Antibiotics Release from Poly (D,L-lactide) Cylinders. 
 X Zhang, D Pichora, T Goosen, UP Wyss, 1993.
Founder and Director of Trauma Service.   Kingston General Hospital, June 1987-July 1997
Orthopaedic Undergraduate Seminar Program for Clinical Clerks, Family Medicine and Core Surgery Residents Queen's University Microsurgery Teaching and Research Laboratory, with Dr. JSD Davidson.
COPYRIGHT - A Trauma Registry: Computer Database and Analysis Software
D Pichora, D Borschneck, Queen's University, 1989.



EXTERNAL REVIEWS AND CONSULTING REPORTS:
November 2008 – Physicians’ Services Incorporated Foundation (PSI) Grant Review

August 2008 – Review of Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University Hospital Network (UHN), Toronto ON

2007 - Review of Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC

March 2006 - Review of Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Western Ontario, London, ON


COMMITTEES / ORGANIZATIONS EXTERNAL TO QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY:
President, International Society for the Study of Computer Assisted Surgery (CAOS International), 2005,6

Member, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Self-Governance Committees, 2006.

Grant Review Panel (Academic Promotions), Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, 2005-2006.

Past-President, Ontario Orthopaedic Association, 2001, 2002
Member, Standards Committee, Maintenance of Certification, RCPSC, 1998-2001
        
Member, Test Committee in Orthopaedic Surgery, RCPSC, July 1, 1994 - June 30, 2003
President, Ontario Orthopaedic Association, 1998-2000
President-Elect, Ontario Orthopaedic Association, 1997-98.
Grant Review Panel, (Cartilage and Bone Panel) The Arthritis Society (Canada) 1988-2001
Grant Reviewer, The Arthritis Society and Canadian Institutes for Health Research; 1995 to present
Chairman, Special Committee on Orthopaedic Education, Canadian Orthopaedic Association, 1997-2000
MOCOMP Task Force on Recertification, The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, 1997.
Annual Program Committee Co-Chair, Ontario Orthopaedic Association: 1994-9
Canadian Orthopedic Association, Specialty Committee on Orthopedic Education, 1993-9
Canadian Orthopedic Association, Training, Education and Qualification Committee, June 1993-97
Chair, MOCOMP Subcommittee, Canadian Orthopedic Association; 1993-6
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Specialty Committee Orthopedics; 1993 -98.
Clinical Guidelines Committee, The American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1993-97
 
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Maintenance of Competence Project Board of Directors 1991-93
Member, Trauma Registry Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health (Ontario) 1992-97.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Examining Board, Orthopedic Surgery, 1990 - 1994
Canadian Orthopaedic Association, Cte. on Orthopaedic Practice and Economics;
Resource Officer MOCOMP, 1991-3
Canadian Orthopedic Association, Nominating Committee 1991
Board Member, Ontario Orthopedic Association. 1989 - 2002
Membership Chairman, Ontario Orthopedic Association, November 1990-92.
 
Emergency Health Services Committee, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington District Health Council. 1986 - 90.



COMMITTEES/ORGANIZATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH QUEEN’S HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER:
Co-Director, Human Mobility Research Centre, 2006-

Member, Resource Committee, Human Mobility Research Centre, 2000- 2006

Member, Board of Directors, Human Mobility Research Centre, 2000-

Member, Board of Directors, Hotel Dieu Hospital, 2004

Co-Chair, Combined Medical Advisory Committee, Hotel Dieu and Kingston General Hospitals, 2004-

Co-Chair, Combined Medical Advisory Committee/Executive Committee, Hotel Dieu and Kingston General Hospitals, 2004-


Member, HDH/KGH Operating Room Committee, 2000-
Faculty of Medicine Promotions Committee, Queen’s University 1996-9, 2002-
Treasurer, Clinical Teachers’ Association, Queen’s University, 1994-7
Finance Committee, Department of Surgery, Kingston General Hospital, 1994-
Executive Committee, Department of Surgery, Kingston General Hospital, 1994-
Postgraduate Education Committee, Queen’s University, Department of Surgery, 1993-8
Queen’s University, Faculty of Medicine, AFP Priorities and Planning Committee, 1992-94
Queen’s University New Medical Undergraduate Curriculum; Co-chair MSK Block Committee, 1990-1993
KGH Trauma Network Committee 1986-94
Kingston General Hospital ICU Committee.  1990-92
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Nominating Committee.  1990 - 92
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine GFT, MPT Committee.  1989 - 93
Queen's University Continuing Medical Education Advisory Committee.  1988 -91
Kingston General Hospital Utilization Management Committee. 1990 -92
Queen's University Critical Care Transfer Committee 1989.
Kingston General Hospital Rehabilitation Services Committee. 1988 - 1991



Grants and Awards:

• Canada Foundation for Innovation - Leading Edge Fund Integrated technologies for bone and joint health: Multi-centre infrastructure development programme phase 4
Pichora D., Abolmaesumi P., Amsden B., Anastassiades T., Bryant JT, Docoslis A, Ellis R., Rudan J., Waldman S.,  Woodhouse K.  For 3 years  2009-2012  $1,741,201

• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Collaborative Research and Training Experience CREATE Professional Research Training Programme in Bone and Joint Health Technologies Bryant JT, Abolmaesumi P, Anastassiades T, Amsden B, Culham E, Deluzio K, Docoslis A, Ellis R, Pichora DR, Waldman S, Woodhouse K
For 6 years  2009-2015  $1,710,000

• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council/Collaborative Health Research Projects (NSERC/CIHR) Rohling R, Abolmaesumi P, Fichtinger G, Pichora DR, Kamani A, Lohser J. Over 3 years  $285,000

• Canadian Institutes of Health Research Randomized Controlled Trial Efficacy of a Physical Therapy Intervention for the Early Treatment of Acute Ankle Sprains Identified in the Emergency Brison R, Day A, Pelland L, Pickett W, Pichora D, Johnson-Massotti A, Aiken A. $232,4234.370 per year for 3 years  $703,111

• DePuy Orthopaedics Research Contract – Multi-centre Humeral Resurfacing Hemiarthoplasty versus Conventional Stemmed Hemiarthroplasty: A Canadian Multicentre Randomized Controlled Trial.  Phase 1: Pilot Feasibility Study Pichora D, Bardana D, Bicknell R, 2008-2009  $16,900

• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Research Tools and Instruments (Equipment). Improving Surgical Outcomes with an Augmented Reality Laser Projection System. Stewart J, Pichora D, Abolmaesumi P. 2007   $24,476

• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP). Real-Time Ultrasound Guided Percutaneous Pain Management. Abolmaesumi P, Pichora D, Mousavi P, Borshch Y, Borschneck D.
2007 $95,510, 2008 $110,010, 2009 $87,310  $292,830

• DePuy Research Contract.  Orthopaedic Research – HMRC. Pichora D, et al (all orthopaedic surgeons). 2004-2010 $350,000 per year: $2,100,000                               

• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Strategic Projects Grant.  Image-guided technology for articular cartilage reconstruction. Stewart J, Abolmaesumi P, Bardana D, Bryant T, Fenton P, Harrison M, Hurtig M, Pichora D, Rudan J, Stroman P, Waldman S. September 2006-August 2009 Year 1 $243,969, Year 2 $226,099, Year 3 $128,320  $598,388

• Canadian Institutes of Health Research Team Planning Grant. Timely and Effective Clinical Management of Soft Tissue Injuries: A Team Approach to Acute Care and Rehabilitation. Brison R, Brouwer B, Aiken A, Bardana D, Pelland L, Pichora D, Pickett W.
2006  $100,000
 
• IRIS-NCE Technology Gap. Development of a Novel user Interface for Enhanced Ultrasound Examination. Abolmaesumi P, Hashtrudi-Zaad K, Pichora D, Fenton P.
November 1, 2005 -October 31, 2006.  $52,492

• NSERC-Research Tools and Instruments (Equipment).
A Multi-User Ultrasound Imaging and Visualization Facility for Image-Guided
Surgery and Tissue Engineering.
Abolmaesumi P, Stewart J, Waldman S, Pichora D.   
April 4, 2006-March 31, 2007.  $88,345

• Ontario Wait Time Strategy Innovation Fund.  Expanded Role for Physiotherapists
In Orthopaedic Surgical Clinic Services.  2005-2006
Brown P, Pichora D, Zelt D, Lott J, Beckett K, Rudan J, Sobolev B, Marshall, J.                 $102,997

• Ontario Wait Time Strategy Innovation Fund.  The Identification and
Management of Choke Points within a Data Driven Wait List Management Strategy. 
Brown P, Pichora D, Zelt D, Lott J, Beckett K, Rudan J, Sobolev B, Marshall, J.       
2004-2005  $185,000

• Canadian Institutes of Health Research. (New and Emerging Groups Competition) Multi-modal Imaging and 2D and 3D Registration for Novel Techniques in Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. 2004-2009. Ellis R, Pichora D, Rudan
J, Bryant T, Sellens R, Abolmaesumi P, et al. $295,589 x 5 years $1,477,945
 
• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada / Canadian Institutes of Health Research / CHRP. Computer-Assisted Multi-fragment Fracture Fixation Surgeries. Pichora D, Abolmaesumi P, Ellis R, Fenton P, Stewart J, Sellens R. 2004-2007. Year 1 (2004) $132,610, Year 2 $125,910, Year 3 $100,000 $358,830
 
• CSA-IRIS Cooperation Program Project. Medical Ultrasound Remote Diagnostic System for Space Applications, 2004-2005. $40,000 1 year. P Abolmaesumi, K Hashtrudi-Zaad, and D Pichora.
• Evaluation of Interventions for Treatment of Rotator Cuff Diseases, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Contract Agreement. $12,500 October 2003. D Pichora.
• Communications and Information Technology Ontario, April 1, 2003 - March 31, 2005. Acquisition and visualization of 3D and 4D medical images, $315,000 3 years. D Pichora and R Ellis.
• Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS), NCE, New Opportunities Fund, 2003-2004, Computer-assisted Surgery and Telesurgery. $35,000 1 year. P Abolmaesumi and D Pichora.
• Communications and Information Technology Ontario, 2000-2002, OR2010: Information Technology for Advanced Health Care Delivery 2000 $68, 749; 2001 $100,000. Ellis R, Bryant JT, Pichora DR, Fenton P, Rudan J.

• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada 2000, Modeling and Guidance for Computer-Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery, $900,000 3 years. Ellis R, et al.
• Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), OR/2010 Laboratories and Operating Rooms for Computer-Assisted Surgery, $4,200,000. 1999-2007. Ellis R, Pichora DR, Rudan J.

• Canada Foundation for Innovation 1999-2002, Infrastructure for integrated innovations in repair, reconstruction, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal diseases, $4,100,000 1999-2008 Bryant JT, Anastassiades T, et al.
 
• Ontario Research and Development Challenge Fund 1999-2004, Integrated Technologies Centre for Enhanced Mobility: Innovations in Musculoskeletal Repair, Reconstruction, and Rehabilitation, $750,000 (5 years). Bryant JT, Anastassiades, et al.
• The Arthritis Society, Wrist Imaging and Kinematics in Vivo, Small C, Pichora D, Fenton P, Ellis R, et al. Yr 2000 - $34,953, Yr 2001 - $37,750, Yr 2002-$28,500
Total $101,203

• Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council/Collaborative, Health Research Projects (NSERC/CIHRM/MRC) Small C, Pichora D, Fenton P, Ellis R
Yr 2000 - $56,792, Yr 2001 - $93,170, Yr 2002 - $90,220
Total $240,282

• Canadian Arthritis Network, In Vivo Kinematics of the Elbow and Forearm
Pichora D, Small C, Bryant T, King G, Johnson J  2000-2001  $28,000

• Communications and Information Technology Ontario OR2010 Information Technology for Advanced Health Care Delivery, Communications and Information
Ellis R, Pichora D, Rudan J, Bryant J.  1998-2000  $120,000  NSERC Equipment Hybrid Tracking System  Ellis R, Pichora D, Rudan J  1999  $47,822

• Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems (IRIS) Technology Gap (Tgap) Award Computer enhanced treatment of common fractures. Ellis R, Pichora D, Rudan J, Fenton P.  1998  $31,138

• Communications and Information Technology Ontario (CITO) - OCE Spec Equip Grant OR/2010: Information Technology for Advanced Health Care Delivery Communications and Information.  Ellis R, Fleet D, Bryant J, Rudan J, Pichora D.  1998-99 $35,000  1998-2000  $125,000  Total $160,000

• Department of Surgery Research Award 1996, Queen's University. Presented at Resident Research Day, May 10, 1996  $500

• Bristol-Meyers-Squibb Award for "Best Undergraduate Critical Inquiry Paper Presented at National Meeting": K Fern, D Pichora et al. "Long Term outcomes and multiple extremity injury: Is there a correlation between ISS resource utilization and health related quality of life?"  1995-96  $500

• Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation ("Hip Hip Horray") Award: $500. for statistical report to K Fern, D Pichora: Long term outcomes and multiple extremity injury: is there a correlation between ISS resource utlization and health related quality of life? 1995

• MRC Program Grant - Biomechanical Basis of Osteoarthritis and Prosthetic Knee Design (received 1992) TDV Cooke, J Rudan, C Sorbie, H Wevers, B Zee, S Olney, U Wyss, D Pichora, C Small. July 1, 1992 - July 1, 1993    $200,180

• Ontario Centre for Materials Research. Development of Biodegradable Implant Materials. Goosen T, Pichora D, Wyss UP.  $50,000/yr x 3yrs (1992-95)  Total $150,000

• Canadian Arthritis Society. Standardized Method for Radiographic, Kinematic and Functional Assessment of the Rheumatoid Hand. Pichora D, Small C, Bryant T, Dwosh I, Zee B.  $37,815/yr, July 1, 1992-July 1, 1995 (received 1992)  $110,445

• Ontario Center for Materials Research. Development of Biodegradable/Antibiotic Composite Device for Primary Fixation of an Artificial Shoulder Joint.  Goosen T, Wyss U, Pichora D.  $30,000 1 year (1991) received 1992  $30,000

• Canadian Arthritis Society Standardized Method for Kinematic Assessment of Hand Function. Pichora D, Small C, Bryant J, Dwosh I.  July 1, 1990, 2 years, $41,400/yr  Total $82,800

• Nomination "PAIRO: Award for Excellence in Teaching" Department of Surgery, Queen's University Kingston, March 1990

• Queen's University Principals Development Fund, 1987, Microsurgery Lab Development Grant  $8,900

• RS MacLaughlin Foundation Scholarship, 1986 In support of UAB Hand Fellowship  $27,000

• Detweiler Traveling Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada 1986-87  $2,500


Total Funds, Grants and Awards Received:  $17,665,534.00