David Hamilton

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Dr David Hamilton

   

Biography

David Hamilton is a lecturer in physiotherapy at Edinburgh Napier University and honorary fellow in orthopaedics at the University of Edinburgh.

His research interests are in measuring and assessing physical function, patient outcomes, clinical trials and medical devices. Wider interests transcend musculoskeletal sciences and rehabilitation, from muscle stem cells and regeneration to kinematics and biomechanics. David has active research collaborations with colleagues in orthopaedics (Edinburgh), epidemiology (Aberdeen), biomechanics (Cardiff), and outcomes methodology (Innsbruck and Zurich).

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • co-lead Council for Allied Health Professional Research (CAPHR) South and East Scotland hub
  • honorary treasurer (elect), British Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Local organising committee: ICORS World Congress of the Orthopaedic Research Societies [Edinburgh 2022]

 

Editorial Activity

  • Editor of special issue: Frontiers in Digital Health (2020-21)
  • Editorial Board Member: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (2017-current)

 

Grant Reviewer

  • grant reviewer (EPSRC, 2020)
  • grant reviewer (MRC, 2020)
  • grant reviewer (Versus Arthritis, 2019)
  • grant reviewer (EPSRC, 2019)
  • grant reviewer (Versus Arthritis, 2018)
  • grant reviewer (Versus Arthritis, 2018)
  • grant reviewer (NIHR, 2017)
  • grant reviewer (Versus Arthritis, 2017)

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapists
  • Heath Care Professions Council

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External examining (PhD, University of Edinburgh, 2021)
  • External examining (PhD, Glasgow Caledonian University, 2020)
  • External examining (PhD, Salford University, 2019)

 

Date


80 results

Meaningful values in the Forgotten Joint Score after total knee arthroplasty: minimal clinical important difference, minimal important and detectable changes, and patient-acceptable symptom state

Journal Article
Clement, N., Scott, C., Hamilton, D., MacDonald, D., & Howie, C. (2021)
Meaningful values in the Forgotten Joint Score after total knee arthroplasty: minimal clinical important difference, minimal important and detectable changes, and patient-acceptable symptom state. Bone and Joint Journal, 103B(5), 846-854. https://doi.org/10.1302/0301-620X.103B5.BJJ-2020-0396.R1
Aims The aim of this study was to identify the minimal clinically important difference (MCID), minimal important change (MIC), minimal detectable change (MDC), and patient-acc...

The use of pedobarographic analysis to evaluate movement patterns in unstable total knee arthroplasty: a proof of concept study

Journal Article
Seghal, A., Burnett, R., Howie, C. R., Simpson, A. H. R., & Hamilton, D. (2021)
The use of pedobarographic analysis to evaluate movement patterns in unstable total knee arthroplasty: a proof of concept study. The Knee, 29, 110-115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.knee.2021.01.010
Background Definition and clinical diagnosis of instability in TKA is challenging. Sensitive and objective biomechanical tools to aid diagnosis are currently lacking. This pro...

Robotic- arm assisted versus manual total hip arthroplasty: a propensity score matched cohort study

Journal Article
Clement, N. D., Gaston, P., Bell, A., Simpson, P., Macphearson, G., Hamilton, D. F., & Patton, J. T. (2021)
Robotic- arm assisted versus manual total hip arthroplasty: a propensity score matched cohort study. Bone and Joint Research, 10(1), 22-30. https://doi.org/10.1302/2046-3758.101.BJR-2020-0161.R1
Aims The primary aim of this study was to compare the hip-specific functional outcome of robotic assisted total hip arthroplasty (rTHA) with manual total hip arthroplasty (mTH...

Technological developments enable measuring and using patient-reported outcomes data in orthopaedic clinical practice

Journal Article
Hamilton, D., Giesinger, K., & Giesinger, J. (2020)
Technological developments enable measuring and using patient-reported outcomes data in orthopaedic clinical practice. World Journal of Orthopaedics, 11(12), 584-594. https://doi.org/10.5312/wjo.v11.i12.584

Role of microRNA in muscle regeneration and diseases related to muscle dysfunction in atrophy, cachexia, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis

Journal Article
Brzeszczyńska, J., Brzeszczyński, F., Hamilton, D. F., McGregor, R., & Simpson, A. H. R. (2020)
Role of microRNA in muscle regeneration and diseases related to muscle dysfunction in atrophy, cachexia, osteoporosis, and osteoarthritis. Bone and Joint Research, 9(11), 798-807. https://doi.org/10.1302/2046-3758.911.BJR-2020-0178.R1
MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of small non-coding RNAs that have emerged as potential predictive, prognostic, and therapeutic biomarkers, relevant to many pathophysiological ...

Targeting rehabilitation to improve outcomes after total knee arthroplasty in patients at risk of poor outcomes: randomised controlled trial

Journal Article
Hamilton, D. F., Beard, D. J., Barker, K. L., Macfarlane, G. J., Tuck, C. E., Stoddart, A., …Simpson, A. H. R. W. (2020)
Targeting rehabilitation to improve outcomes after total knee arthroplasty in patients at risk of poor outcomes: randomised controlled trial. BMJ, 371, m3576. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3576
Objective: To evaluate whether a progressive course of outpatient physiotherapy offers superior outcomes to a single physiotherapy review and home exercise based intervention ...

Epidemiology of American Football Injuries at Universities in the United Kingdom

Journal Article
Bayram, J. M., Hamilton, D. F., & Saunders, D. H. (2020)
Epidemiology of American Football Injuries at Universities in the United Kingdom. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 8(10), https://doi.org/10.1177/2325967120960206
Background: College-level American football injury data are routinely collected; however, data relating to American football injuries at universities in the United Kingdom hav...

Responsiveness and ceiling effects of the English version of the 12-item International Hip Outcome Tool following hip arthroscopy at minimum one-year follow-up

Journal Article
Robinson, P. G., Maempel, J. F., Murray, I. R., Rankin, C. S., Hamilton, D. F., & Gaston, P. (2020)
Responsiveness and ceiling effects of the English version of the 12-item International Hip Outcome Tool following hip arthroscopy at minimum one-year follow-up. Bone and Joint Journal, 102-B(8), 1010-1015. https://doi.org/10.1302/0301-620x.102b8.bjj-2020-0074.r1
Aims Responsiveness and ceiling effects are key properties of an outcome score. No such data have been reported for the original English version of the International Hip Outco...

The forgotten joint score-12 is a valid and responsive outcome tool for measuring success following hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome

Journal Article
Robinson, P. G., Rankin, C. S., Murray, I. R., Maempel, J. F., Gaston, P., & Hamilton, D. F. (2021)
The forgotten joint score-12 is a valid and responsive outcome tool for measuring success following hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 29, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-020-06138-7
Purpose The forgotten joint score-12 (FJS-12) is an outcome questionnaire designed to evaluate joint awareness. The responsiveness and validity of the English language version...

Minimal important differences for the WOMAC osteoarthritis index and the Forgotten Joint Score-12 in total knee arthroplasty patients

Journal Article
Holtz, N., Hamilton, D. F., Giesinger, J. M., Jost, B., & Giesinger, K. (2020)
Minimal important differences for the WOMAC osteoarthritis index and the Forgotten Joint Score-12 in total knee arthroplasty patients. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 21(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12891-020-03415-x
Background Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is an effective treatment for end-stage osteoarthritis. Patient reported-outcome measures (PROMs) capture the patients’ perception of ...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • "We don't care about pain" OATech+ network / EPSRC
  • Performance of Triathlon TS cones in bone of varying quality in revision knee surgery
  • Osteoarthritis Preoperative Package for care of Orthotics, Rehabilitation, Topical and oral agent Usage and Nutrition to Improve ouTcomes at a Year (OPPORTUNITY)
  • ROBotic-assisted Outcomes of Total joint Arthroplasty (ROBOTA)
  • Can Arthroplasty Stem INfluence Outcome (CASINO): A randomised controlled trial of 125mm vs 150mm Exeter stems
  • Targeted Rehabilitation to Improve Outcome following total knee replacement (TRIO)

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • MSc by research supervision: Patrick Robinson (University of Edinburgh, 2020)
  • MSc by research supervision: Emma Moon (University of Edinburgh, 2020)
  • MSc by research supervision: Rachel Penman (University of Edinburgh, 2019)
  • PhD supervision: Alexandria Sehgal (University of Edinburgh, current)
  • PhD supervision: Maurice Griffin (University of Edinburgh, 2019)