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Ramez Ailabouni ProfileClinical Senior Lecturer

MBChB, FRACS Ortho, PG Cert CLINED

Email ramez.ailabouni@otago.ac.nz

Professional interests

  • Paediactric orthopaedic surgery with a focus on the hip and lower limb
  • Hip preservation surgery
  • Hip and knee arthroplasty with enabling technologies
  • Clinical education targeting both undergraduate and postgraduate specialist training

Research interests

Ramez's research interests are wide, incorporating both clinical orthopaedics and medical education/training. These include:

  • Impact of paediatric orthopaedic conditions on child and family
  • Optimising outcomes following management of paediatric hip conditions such as Perthes, slipped upper femoral epiphysis, and DDH
  • The utilities of enabling technology in orthopaedic surgery, such as computer assisted planning, 3D modelling, and guided surgery
  • Culture in surgery and surgical education training
  • Optimising learning of orthopaedics and musculoskeletal medicine

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Publications

Kieser, D. C., Ailabouni, R., Kieser, S. C. J., Wyatt, M. C., Armour, P. C., Coates, M. H., & Hooper, G. J. (2018). The use of an Ossis custom 3D-printed tri-flanged acetabular implant for major bone loss: Minimum 2-year follow-up. HIP International, 28(6), 668-674. doi: 10.1177/1120700018760817

Suen, K., Keeka, M., Ailabouni, R., & Tran, P. (2018). Synovasure 'quick test' is not as accurate as the laboratory-based α-defensin immunoassay. Bone & Joint Journal, 100-B(1), 66-72. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.100B1.BJJ-2017-0630.R1

Ailabouni, R., & Lander, R. (2017). Opinion: Who did my surgery? Modern day issues of consent in surgical education. New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 24, 14-16. [Commentary].

Kempthorne, J. T., Ailabouni, R., Raniga, S., Hammer, D., & Hooper, G. (2015). Occult infection in aseptic joint loosening and the diagnostic role of implant sonication. BioMed Research International, 2015, 946215. doi: 10.1155/2015/946215

Ailabouni, R., Jennings, A., & Hooper, G. (2015). Peri-prosthetic infection: An algorithmic approach to diagnosis and management. Orthopaedics & Trauma, 29(1), 69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.mporth.2014.11.005

Journal - Research Article

Kieser, D. C., Ailabouni, R., Kieser, S. C. J., Wyatt, M. C., Armour, P. C., Coates, M. H., & Hooper, G. J. (2018). The use of an Ossis custom 3D-printed tri-flanged acetabular implant for major bone loss: Minimum 2-year follow-up. HIP International, 28(6), 668-674. doi: 10.1177/1120700018760817

Suen, K., Keeka, M., Ailabouni, R., & Tran, P. (2018). Synovasure 'quick test' is not as accurate as the laboratory-based α-defensin immunoassay. Bone & Joint Journal, 100-B(1), 66-72. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.100B1.BJJ-2017-0630.R1

Kempthorne, J. T., Ailabouni, R., Raniga, S., Hammer, D., & Hooper, G. (2015). Occult infection in aseptic joint loosening and the diagnostic role of implant sonication. BioMed Research International, 2015, 946215. doi: 10.1155/2015/946215

Ailabouni, R., Jennings, A., & Hooper, G. (2015). Peri-prosthetic infection: An algorithmic approach to diagnosis and management. Orthopaedics & Trauma, 29(1), 69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.mporth.2014.11.005

Koning, M., Ailabouni, R., Gearry, R. B., Frampton, C. M. A., & Barclay, M. L. (2013). Use and predictors of oral complementary and alternative medicine by patients with inflammatory bowel disease: A population-based, case-control study. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, 19(4), 767-778. doi: 10.1097/MIB.0b013e31827f27c8

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Journal - Research Other

Ailabouni, R., & Lander, R. (2017). Opinion: Who did my surgery? Modern day issues of consent in surgical education. New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 24, 14-16. [Commentary].

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Kempthorne, J. T., Ailabouni, R., Raniga, S., Hammer, D., & Hooper, G. (2011). The role of occult infection in the aetiology of aseptic loosening using ultrasonic sonification and conventional sampling techniques. Proceedings of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association (NZOA) and Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Combined Annual Scientific Meeting: Orthopaedic Education: The E-future. Retrieved from http://www.aoanzoa2011.co.nz/

Barclay, M. L., Ailabouni, R., Shirley, P. M., & Gearry, R. B. (2007). Pattern of medication use in a population-based inflammatory bowel disease cohort in New Zealand. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 22(Suppl. 3), (pp. A288). doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2007.05159.x

Barclay, M. L., Shirley, P. M., Ailabouni, R., & Gearry, R. B. (2007). High immunomodulator use in inflammatory bowel disease in New Zealand. Gut. 56(Suppl. III), (pp. A151). [Abstract]

Barclay, M. L., Ailabouni, R., & Gearry, R. B. (2007). Complementary and alternative medicine use in IBD is determined by age, sex and socioeconomic status and is no different than in controls without IBD. Gut. 56(Suppl. III), (pp. A151). [Abstract]

Barclay, M. L., Ailabouni, R., Gearry, R. B., & Frampton, C. (2006). Complementary and alternative medicine use in IBD is determined by age, sex and socioeconomic status and is no different than in controls without IBD. Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, 21(Suppl. 4), (pp. A251). doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1746.2006.04686.x

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Barclay, M. L., Ailabouni, R., Gearry, R. B., & Frampton, C. (2006, August-September). Complementary and alternative medicine use in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is determined by age, sex and socioeconomic status and is no different than in controls without IBD. Verbal presentation at the Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists & Toxicologists (New Zealand) Annual Scientific Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand.

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