Stuart Callary

Stuart Callary

Senior Medical Scientist

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


I have worked as a researcher within the field of Orthopaedics and Trauma for 15 years. During this time I have developed a broad knowledge and skill set within all aspects of clinical research. I have become a passionate advocate for translating research findings into improved clinical outcomes that benefit both the health care system and individual patients. Working alongside clinicians, nurses, allied health, scientists and students, I have been actively involved in all facets of multi-disciplinary projects within the Quality Assurance and Research Program.

I have worked as a researcher within the field of Orthopaedics and Trauma for 15 years. During this time I have developed a broad knowledge and skill set within all aspects of clinical research. I have become a passionate advocate for translating research findings into improved clinical outcomes that benefit both the health care system and individual patients. Working alongside clinicians, nurses, allied health, scientists and students, I have been actively involved in all facets of multi-disciplinary projects within the Quality Assurance and Research Program.

We have a number of research projects available for students and clinicians to participate in, please contact us for further details.

 

Project 1

Title: Improving early identification of patients at risk of implant failure after total hip arthroplasty.

Description: Long-term success in hip replacement surgery relies on stable fixation of implants within the patient’s bone. Complex cases, such as revision hip replacements, are at relatively high risk of failure from aseptic loosening. Detection of small amounts of component migration over time, which would indicate loosening, is possible from radiographic measurements. Thresholds have recently been established beyond which catastrophic failure can be predicted, making early intervention possible. This project aims to develop more efficient systems for routine surveillance of radiographs using those thresholds after hip arthroplasty in order to identify patients at risk of implant failure.

Projects available for: Year 3, Honours, Masters and HDR

Location: Royal Adelaide Hospital

Start Date: Semester 1 or 2

 

Project 2

Title: Pre-operative patient parameters could predict long term outcomes in hip arthroplasty 

Description: Total hip replacement (THR) is regarded as a cost-effective surgical procedure for people with end-stage arthritis. Long term outcomes of THR are monitored in Australia with the use of the Australia Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR). However, this Registry is limited in that it has limited information that could be used to identify risk factors for a patient before a surgeon operates. The AOANJRR has patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) only spanning a year. The aim of this project would be to use an established Registry developed at the Royal Adelaide Hospitalthat collects pre-operative information, to identify pre-operative risk factors in patients undergoing hip arthroplasty. By identifying people at risk, strategies and treatments can be put in place to reduce early complications that can impact long term outcomes in hip arthroplasty.

Projects available for: Year 3, Honours, Masters and HDR

Location: Royal Adelaide Hospital

Start Date: Semester 1 or 2

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2019 Co-Supervisor Assessment of soft tissue damage through posterior approach to total hip artroplasty Master of Philosophy (Surgery) Master Part Time Mr Ross Gregory Hamilton
    2018 Co-Supervisor Use of DLBSA to Analyse Fracture Motion During Healing Master of Clinical Science Master Part Time Dr Samuel Henri Benveniste
    2017 Co-Supervisor Acetabular Component migration in revision total Hip Replacement Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time John Matthew Abrahams
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2009 - 2015 External Supervisor A Comparison of Wear of 36mm and 28mm Metal-on-Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene Articulations in Primary Total Hip Replacements Master of Surgery Master Part Time Dr Mario Giuseppe Tedesco Zotti
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Measuring acetabular coverage on supine and standing radiographs in dysplastic hips The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Medical Research Project Other Part Time Amey Bahnushali
    2018 - ongoing Principal Supervisor Retrospective review of peri-prosthetic femoral fractures following primary total hip replacement The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Medical Research Project Other Part Time Darcy Noll
    2016 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Migration of highly porous acetabular components The University of Adelaide Undergraduate Medical Research Project Other Part Time Thomas Robertson
  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    2018 - ongoing Radiographic loosening definitions used following revision total hip replacement surgery Royal Adelaide Hospital Sung Won Jang
  • Position: Senior Medical Scientist
  • Phone: 7074227
  • Email: stuart.callary@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Royal Adelaide Hospital, floor 5E
  • Room: 5E 349
  • Org Unit: Surgical Specialties

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