Clara de Campos Azevedo, MD
Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Hospital dos SAMS de Lisboa
Dr. Clara Azevedo is a Consultant Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgeon at Hospital dos SAMS in Lisbon, Portugal. She completed her residency in Orthopedics and Traumatology and is a board-certified Orthopedics and Traumatology Surgeon practicing at the Orthopedics and Traumatology Department of the Western Lisbon University Hospital since 2008. She was introduced into the fascinating field of sports medicine by her first mentor, the shoulder surgeon Dr. Jacob Frischknecht, and worked as Team Doctor of the Portuguese Judo Federation from 2004 to 2006. She was fellowship trained in Shoulder Surgery at the Shoulder Unit led by Dr. Thierry Joudet at the Clinique Chirurgicale du Libournais, in Libourne, France, in 2007. She was Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at NOVA Medical School in Lisbon from 2009 to 2014.
Dr. Clara Azevedo has been the Head of the Shoulder Surgery Unit of the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology of the Western Lisbon University Hospital since 2017. She was Board Certified as a Consultant in Orthopedics and Traumatology in 2018. She is very enthusiastic about research in orthopedic surgery and is a PhD in Medicine student at the School of Medicine of the University of Minho since 2019. She is currently conducting research on arthroscopic superior capsular reconstruction using the minimally invasivelly harvested mid-thigh fascia lata autograft for irreparable rotator cuff tears. Dr. Clara Azevedo is a member of the Board of Directors of the Portuguese Shoulder and Elbow Society (SPOC) for the biennium of 2021-22 and is an active member of the Scientific Workgroup of the European Shoulder Associates of the European Society for Sports traumatology, Knee surgery and Arthroscopy (ESA–ESSKA) for the biennium of 2020-21. She is a reviewer for several journals, is a Principal Reviewer of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) since 2020 and is on the AJSM Electronic Media Editorial Board (AJSM EMEB) since 2021.
Selected Published Work
de Campos Azevedo CI, Ângelo ACLPG, Vinga S. Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction with a Minimally Invasive Harvested Fascia Lata Autograft Produces Good Clinical Results. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018;6(11):2325967118808242.
Ângelo, ACLPG. and de Campos Azevedo, CI. Minimally invasive fascia lata harvesting in ASCR does not produce significant donor site morbidity. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. Aug 1 2018.
Azevedo C, Angelo A. Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction or Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Irreparable Bilateral Rotator Cuff Tear. A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2018;8(4):e96.
de Campos Azevedo CI, Andrade R, Angelo AC, Espregueira-Mendes J, Ferreira N, Sevivas N. Fascia Lata Autograft versus Human Dermal Allograft in Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: A Systematic Review of Clinical Outcomes. Arthroscopy. 2020; 36:576-588.
de Campos Azevedo CI, Angelo AC, Campos-Correia D, Delgado L, Ferreira N, Sevivas N. Clinical Importance of Graft Integrity in Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction using a Minimally Invasively Harvested Mid-Thigh Fascia Lata Autograft. 3-year Clinical and MRI Outcomes. Am J Sports Med. 2020: 48(9), 2115–2128.
de Campos Azevedo C and Angelo AC. All-suture Anchor Dynamic Anterior Stabilization Produced Successful Healing of the Biceps Tendon. A Report of Three Cases. JBJS Case Connect. 2021;11(1).
de Campos Azevedo CI, Angelo AC, Quental C, Gonçalves S, Folgado J, Ferreira N, Sevivas N. Fascia lata graft constructs used for arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction show equivalent biomechanical properties. An in vitro human cadaver study. JSES Int. 2021; 5(3):439-446.
David A. Parker, B MED SCI, MBBS (Hons)
The University of Sydney
Associate Professor Parker is a nationally and internationally recognized specialist in disorders and surgery of the knee joint. He has particular interests in computer assisted and robotic knee replacement surgery, sports injuries, and ligament reconstruction surgery, as well as surgery to realign and restore the knee joint. His elective surgical practice focuses exclusively on the knee joint, and he also has a strong interest in nonsurgical management of knee arthritis, and has recently established a multidisciplinary clinic for this in Sydney.
Associate Professor Parker completed his orthopaedic training in Sydney and spent 2 years studying overseas in world-renowned institutions to further his knowledge and training, specifically in the area of knee surgery. He began practice in Sydney in late 2001.
Having established the Sydney Orthopaedic Research Institute in 2002, Associate Professor Parker has subsequently become known internationally for his research into surgery of the knee joint. He has given over 100 original research presentations and invited presentations at national and international conferences. He has over 100 publications, including peer reviewed articles in prestigious orthopaedic journals, and chapters for orthopaedic textbooks. He is on the editorial board for several journals including JISAKOS, AJSM, OJSM, and AP-SMART.
Associate Professor Parker is actively involved in a number of international orthopaedic and sports medicine organisations, including being the current 2nd vice-president of the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS), Past President of the Asia Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society (APKASS), and a board member of the International Anterior Cruciate Ligament Study Group. He is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Sydney.
Selected Published Work
Grasso S, Linklater J, Li Q, Parker DA. Validation of an MRI Protocol for Routine Quantitative Assessment of Tunnel Position in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018;46(7):1624-1631. doi: 10.1177/0363546518758950.
Putnis SE, Oshima T, Klasan A, Grasso, S, Neri, T, Fritsch, BA, Parker DA. Magnetic Resonance Imaging 1 Year After Hamstring Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Can Identify Those at Higher Risk of Graft Failure: An Analysis of 250 Cases. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2021;49(5):1270-1278. doi:10.1177/0363546521995512.