Quentin Fogg recognised for Anatomical research excellence

A/Prof Quentin Fogg (Dept of Anatomy & Physiology) receives the AACA Clinical Anatomy Senior Faculty Research Award.

Image: Associate Professor Quentin Fogg receiving the Clinical Anatomy Senior Faculty Research Award from AACA President, Professor R. Shane Tubbs.

At the recent conference of the American Association of Clinical Anatomists (AACA) in Orlando, USA, Quentin was awarded the Clinical Anatomy Senior Faculty Research Award for his presentation “A combination of bones and soft tissue features accurately determine scaphoid functional type”. This detailed his latest work in a long series of projects that explore how the human wrist really works.

Consensus on specific details of this complicated area have eluded anatomists and clinicians for decades. And this work brings us closer to a clear and clinically useful means of determining the normal subtype of a wrist. There are at least two completely normal and common variations in wrist anatomy. Both appear to enable the same movements, but through different structural interactions. Knowing how a particular person achieves the normal movements we can see in action can inform more specific treatment for a dysfunctional wrist. This work has the potential to influence treatment pathways for advanced wrist disorders and will continue to explore this exciting area of clinical anatomy.

Image: Hosted by Quentin Fogg in February this year, international visitors viewed digital, interactive cross-section of the human body, learnt about advancements of prosthetic hands and discovered anatomy of hands, wrists and fingers.

Associate Professor Quentin Fogg, heads up the Surgical Anatomy Lab in the Department of Anatomy and Physiology and the Melbourne Academy of Surgical Anatomy.

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