Roopam Dey

Roopam Dey
University of Cape Town | UCT · Department of Human Biology

Ph.D.
Clinical research fellow.

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Introduction
Biomedical researcher focused on innovative medical devices and musculoskeletal analysis. Core skills lie in shoulder biomechanics, computerized fracture fixation, orthopaedic research, and clinical trial development.
Additional affiliations
October 2019 - March 2020
University of Cape Town
Position
  • Fellow
April 2019 - October 2019
University of Cape Town
Position
  • PostDoc Position
February 2019 - April 2019
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Brest
Position
  • Engineer
Education
April 2015 - April 2019
University of Cape Town
Field of study
  • Biomedical Engineering
September 2011 - September 2012
University of Leeds
Field of study
  • Medical Engineering
April 2007 - June 2011
VIT University
Field of study
  • Biomedical Engineering

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Publications (34)
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Background This study focused on the unique aspect of investigating shoulder morphometric differences between 2 distinct populations. Methods We used 90 computed tomography images of cadaveric shoulders for this study; 45 scans belonged to the South African (SA) cohort (49.74 ± 15.4 years) and the rest were Swiss (CH; 53.8 ± 21 years). The articul...
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Background The success of the modified Latarjet procedure depends on proper sizing of the coracoid graft. There is no information available regarding the morphometric relationship between the glenoid cavity and the coracoid process for South African population. This study aims at measuring the relationship between the glenoid and coracoid morphomet...
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Introduction: Surgical treatment of displaced acromial and scapula spine fractures may be challenging due to the bony anatomy and variable fracture patterns. This difficulty is accentuated by the limitations of the available scapular plates for fracture fixation. This study compares the quantitative fitting of anatomic scapular plates and clavicle...
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Background: Scapular fracture fixation and implant selection are guided by the fracture pattern and classification, which requires accurate understanding and interpretation of the fracture lines. Three-dimensional (3D) computed tomography (CT)-based fracture pattern analysis enhances a more accurate understanding of the scapular fracture patterns....
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Introduction: Primary osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of knee pain. Appropriate management of knee OA is based on clinical and radiological findings. Pain, deformity, and functional impairments are major clinical factors considered along with radiological findings when making management decisions. Differences in management strategies might e...
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Surgical fixation is a recommended procedure for displaced and unstable scapular fractures to restore anatomical alignment and articular congruency of the fracture fragments. Anatomically Precontoured scapular plates are designed to guide the fracture reduction, used as a template, and stabilize the fixation. However, anatomical variation of the sc...
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Background: Arthroplasty procedures in low-income countries are mostly performed at tertiary centers, with waiting lists exceeding 12 to 24 months. Recently, this is further exacerbated by the impact of the Covid Pandemic on elective surgeries. Providing arthroplasty services at other levels of healthcare aims to offset this burden, however there i...
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Background: Arthroplasty procedures in low-income countries are mostly performed at tertiary centers, with waiting lists exceeding 12 to 24 months. Recently, this is further exacerbated by the impact of the Covid Pandemic on elective surgeries. Providing arthroplasty services at other levels of healthcare aims to offset this burden, however there i...
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Purpose Cost-saving strategies are important, especially in a resource-constrained environment. One such strategy well supported in the literature is the reuse of temporary monolateral external fxator components, a strategy we utilize at our institution. The aim of the study was to determine the safety and cost saving associated with the reuse of d...
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Background The surgical management of scapula body, neck and glenoid fractures remains a challenge. This study focuses on templating an available anatomical pre-contoured plating system using three-dimensional (3D)-printed scapulae to assess the ability of these plates to address the aforementioned fractures and to determine consensus on classifyin...
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BackgroundIntramedullary nail fixation is an option to manage highly comminuted fractures of the radius shaft resulting from gunshot wounds. However, complications including nail migration and malunion are well documented. We have noticed some patients presenting to our clinic with radiological shortening following nail fixation. This may result in...
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BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Enormous Group A rotavirus (RVA) strains with distinct G- and P- genotypes combinations have been reported globally. Two distinct genotype constellations are Wa-like (I1-R1-C1-M1-A1-N1-T1-E1-H1) and DS-1-like (I2-R2-C2-M2-A2-N2-T2-E2-H2) sustain rotavirus infection in humans globally. In this study, we report the genetic...
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Background: Initial local and global evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2-infected patients who undergo surgery, and those who become infected perioperatively, have an increased mortality risk post surgery. Objectives: To analyse and describe the 30-day mortality, presurgical COVID-19 status and hospital-acquired SARS-CoV-2 infection rates of patie...
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Background The use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) for knee pathology may be affected by socioeconomic factors, language barriers and time constraints in busy outpatient clinics. The squat-and-smile test (SST) is an example of such a test that has previously been validated for femur fractures. The aim of this study was to validate the...
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Background. COVID-19 national lockdown measures in South Africa (SA) have been under scrutiny since they were implemented in March 2020. Currently there are no studies showing the effect of the first lockdown on hospital admissions in the northern provinces of SA. Objectives. To evaluate the impact of national lockdown restrictions on musculoskele...
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Purpose: Great variety and controversies surround the management strategies of acute multiligament knee injuries (aMKLIs) and no established guidelines exist for resource-limited practices. The aim of this study was to compare the management approach of acute knee dislocations (AKDs) by orthopedic surgeons from nations with different economic stat...
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Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on the global surgery landscape. Objectives: To analyse and describe the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on orthopaedic surgery at Groote Schuur Hospital, a tertiary academic hospital in South Africa. Methods: The number of orthopaedic surgical cases, emergency theatre patient waiting time...
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Background: The aim of this study was to design and test a device to guide medial patellofemoral reconstruction surgeries. Materials and methods: A three-dimensional (3D) printed, modular and cost-effective medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction guide, Pat-Rig, was designed with parallel holes running in the medio-lateral direction. T...
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Background: This study aims to analyse the accuracy of the Vertical Measurement System™ (VMS) in assessing the leg length correction (LLC) during total hip arthroplasty (THA) by comparing the intra-operative measurements to the radiographic measurements obtained six weeks post-operatively. Patients and methods: A prospective cohort study was conduc...
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Background: High-energy Lisfranc injuries are relatively uncommon but can lead to severe disability and morbidity. Primary fusion is a treatment option that can improve outcomes and reduce the reoperation rate. The aim of this study was to evaluate our series of primary fusions for high-energy Lisfranc injuries, looking specifically at type of fusi...
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There are few surgical options available to manage complex talar pathology that result in predictably acceptable functional and patient satisfaction scores. Recently, total talar replacement has gained popularity as a viable option. This study presents the clinical outcomes of a case series of total talar replacements in South Africa. A review of d...
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Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) of scapula fractures have increased in numbers recently. This is due to better functional outcomes achieved post-ORIF than non-operative management techniques. In South Africa, there is only one available supplier for anatomical contoured scapula plates used in the ORIF. This study examines the fit of the...
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Radiopaque scales have numerous uses in the field of surgery, especially orthopaedic surgery. Scales of this nature can be used to guide surgeons by taking intra-operative measurements, pinpoint insertion points on bones and detect locations of deformations and tumours inside the body. Despite this, these scales are not used widely enough because o...
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Background: Scapula fractures are challenging to treat surgically. Bony anatomy, uncommonly used approaches, implant limitations and morphological variance of fracture patterns may lead to difficulty achieving favorable outcomes. Three-dimensional (3D) models can help with a better understanding of fracture patterns and reduction maneuvers required...
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Medial Patello Femoral Ligament (MPFL) is the main stabilizer of the patellar bone in the knee complex. This fan shaped ligament prevents lateral dislocations of patella, especially during the initial 30° of knee flexion as there is minimal bony support from femur on the lateral aspect of the patella [1–2]. Patella dislocations are one of the commo...

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Projects (4)
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To quantitatively analyze the performance of commercial scapular plates during ORIF of scapular fractures.
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The aim of this project is to reduce the chances of post-operative complications caused due to the overloading of the glenoid prosthesis.