AOA ASM 2015
•Please use this form to submit abstracts for all papers and poster presentations.
•After completing this form, please upload it to the Abstracts area of the conference website:
•Paper or facsimile copies will not be accepted.
•Abstract submissions must be received electronically by midnight (EST) on 30 May 2015.
•All abstract submissions must include a declaration of interest – see question 6.
•All podium presentations must show a slide declaring conflicts of interest immediately following
the title slide. Failure to include a slide declaring conflicts of interest will result in cancellation of
•The abstract must not exceed 400 words (excluding title, authors and institution) – see
•Projection type: 16:9 Ratio
•Computers will be provided running Powerpoint for PC / Keynote & Powerpoint for Mac.
Speakers Prep room will be available to upload presentations.
•If a work is not accepted for presentation, you may be offered a e-poster presentation – see
Instructions on the format of e-poster displays will be sent to authors of the accepted abstracts.
Recording of Your Presentation
Recording of Your Presentation
•All successful abstracts will be audio recorded at the event (audio only – no visual recording)
and matched up to your PowerPoint presentation for publishing on the AOA eProceedings
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AOA ASM 2015 Abstract Submission 1
Section One: Applicant Details
1. Applicant’s name
Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre
3. Preferred email address
4. Preferred mailing address
31 Outram Street ,West Perth ,6005
5. Preferred phone number
6. Declaration of interest
Please choose one: Mark with Y
a) None of the authors has received any payment or consideration
from any source for the conduct of this study.
b) In relation to the conduct of this study, one or more of the authors
is in receipt of a research grant from a non-commercial source.
c) In relation to the conduct of this, one or more of the authors is in receipt
of a research grant or fellowship funding from a commercial source.
d) In relation to the conduct of this study, one or more of the authors
have received, or are likely to receive directmaterial benefits.
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Section Two: Abstract Details
7. Title of project
Maximum 50 words
RETURN TO SPORT TIMES IN HIGH COMPETITIVE AND ELITE ATHLETES, A
COMPARITIVE STUDY OF DOUBLE HAMSTRING AND LARS AUGMENTED DOUBLE
BUNDLE HAMSTRING GRAFT PATIENTS AFTER ANTERIOR CRUCIATE
Surname and initials only – eg Smith J Y. Presenter’s name in CAPITALS
Do not include titles, degrees or awards
Are you a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association Y/N
If you are not a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association please provide details of an
Orthopaedic Association you a member of
Are you an Registrar / Resident / Medical Student Y/N
If you answered yes to the above please name a senior author of the paper who will be present
at your presentation in order to answer questions if required. The name you provide will be
featured in brackets next to your name on the scientific program.
9. Presenter’s CV
This information will be printed and provided to the Chairman of your session
Maximum 50 words
I am orthopaedic surgeon from Perth with a 18 year career interest in soft tissue
knee surgery. Of recent particular interest is the study of LARS augmented ACLR
and its affect on speeding recovery times.
My practice is shared between a private sports clinic and public hospital paediatric
sports knee service .
1–4 centres where the work originated
Give only institution name and city – eg Westmead Hospital, Sydney
Perth Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre, Perth
Princess Margaret Hospital, Perth
University of Western Australia
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11. Paper type
Is the work suitable for a e-poster presentation? Y/N
Would you accept a e-poster position if the application for podium Y/N
presentation is not successful?
Please choose the ONE category you would like to present in:
Mark with Y
a) Arthroplasty ______
b) Trauma _______
c) Hand _______
d) Shoulder/elbow _______
e) General _______
f) Foot/Ankle _______
g) Sports Knee __Y_____
h) Paediatrics _______
i) Spine _______
j) Medico legal _______
k) Tumour _______
l) Outreach _______
m) Hip Reconstruction _______
14. Body of Abstract
Maximum 400 words, excluding headings but including references
Do not include graphs or diagrams
Use abbreviations only for common terms; for uncommon terms give abbreviation in brackets
after first full use of the term.
Introduction & aims – Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction (ACLR) surgery
often requires 12 months before patients can return to sport. Improving recovery
times without compromising other outcomes is a particularly important goal for
athletes. Adding a prosthetic graft to standard autograft offers intrinsic graft
strength and stiffness which may allow high load rehabilitation without graft stretch
or failure in athletes. This study aims to compare the recovery times and 2 year
outcome measures of athletes who received a hamstring double bundle graft
ACLR and a standard rehabilitation to those athletes who received a prosthetic
augmented graft (hybrid) with accelerated rehabilitation.
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Method – maximum 100 words
From August 2008 to June 2011 patients in a single surgeon practice sustaining an
isolated ACL rupture were offered either a standard double bundle hamstring or a
LARS augmented double bundle hamstring autograft ACLR. A small polyethylene
terephthalate ligament was doubled alongside the semitendinosus tendon on a
shared endobutton to constitute the “hybrid” anteromedial bundle in the augmented
group. Patients chose their graft. Hybrid graft patients had accelerated
Athletes achieving post–operative Tegner activity levels of 8-10 were studied from
Knee scores, instrumented laxity, return to sport times activities and complications
were compared at minimum 2 years.
Results – maximum 200 words
The results will compare the two groups of athletes and their post ACL
reconstruction outcomes. Patient demographics will be presented. Two year KT
1000 arthrometry and IKDC, Tegner, Lysholm, Cincinnati and ACL Quality of Life
knee scores will be reported. Graft failure and re-operation rates will also be
Factors affecting return to sport post ACL reconstruction will be reviewed.
Risks relating to early return to sport will be discussed.
This paper will assess whether a prosthetically augmented hamstring ACL graft
reconstruction surgery with accelerated rehabilitation can allow athletes safe early
return to sport when compared with a standard hamstring graft and rehabilitation
15. Confirm wordcount – must not exceed 400 words
Body of abstract only, excluding headings and including references
16. Guidelines to Presenters
The following guidelines are suggested to podium presenters at the ASM. Some uniformity of
presentations is required for recording in the AOA e-proceedings.
1. Title of Presentation – This should highlight the key finding of your study.
2. Allow the audience a moment to read the Declaration of Interests slide. All Presenters
should list their interests and state if a Conflict of Interest is relevant to the presentation.
3. One slide per 20-30 seconds.
4. Avoid busy slides. Excessive script or images distract the audience from what you are
5. Visual appeal. Gold or white script on a blue background has high readability.
6. Ensure embedded video is compatible. Rehearse with AV staff in the Speaker Set-up Room
7. Structure your presentation: Introduction and statement of study objectives, brief Methods,
Results: Including analysis of data, Conclusions and how has the study added to the
literature/take home message.
8. Rehearse and please stick to time.
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9. Free papers are 7 minutes with 3 minutes Discussion
17. Guidelines to Chairman’s Role
The Chairman’s role is crucial in ensuring the success of the session. The following guidelines may
help in managing the session:
Please arrive 10 minutes before the session is due to begin and introduce yourself to the
1. If Presenters are registrars/residents or Scientists or International Speakers, please
briefly introduce them to the audience, using their mini CV.
2. Please ensure the session starts on time and each Presenter keeps strictly to time
3. Please encourage questions and audience interaction with the Presenter .
4. Consider inviting a member of the audience to comment on the paper and guide the
discussions as appropriate.
5. Have a back-up question should there be no questions from the floor.
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