2007 Explor Radial Head Replacement – Funding agreement signed with Biomet
2006 Distal Humerus Fractures Congruent Plating
2005 – 2008 Wrist Arthroscopy – Retrospective Outcomes Study- reviewed 212 wrist arthroscopies
2005 – present Primary Motion of the Wrist in Sports and Patterns of Injury
2003 – present Interposition Arthroplasty for the DRUJ
2003 – present Function of Brachioradialis
2003 – present Cartilage Restoration in the Wrist and Hand – Development of Microfracture with Arthrex. See Intellectual Property Section below
2003 – present Forearm Motion Frame – Stage 1 – Intellectual Property Filed
2003 – present Total Distal Radial Ulnar Joint Replacement
2003 – present Distal Interphalangeal Joint Fusion Device – Intellectual Property Filed
2003 – present 2003 – present Wrist Kinematics in Tennis Players – Subject Methodology and Results Complete Statistical Analysis Proceeding
1993 Suture Type/Growth Factor in Sheep Flexor Tendon Repair
1994 Scapula and Clavicle Fractures
1996 K-wire fixation in Distal Radial Fractures
2000 Phylogeny of the Distal Ulna
2000 Dynamic Suspension-Sling Arthoplasty
2000 – present Anatomy of the Distal Radioulnar Joint
2000 – present Biomechanics of the Forearm and DRUJ


National Award- First Place Poster Hand/Wrist Classification. Boland MR; The Relationship Between Muscle Length and Function in the Forearm During Pronosupination. Presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, 2008.

University of Kentucky Clinical Research Organisation Researcher of the Month – July 2007

University of Kentucky Research Spotlight – July through September 2007

Number 1 User of Explor Radial Head Replacement in the USA – 2006 and 2007

Rusty Hip Award for Best Resident Presentation-.Boland MR, Wilson RH; Distal Radioulnar Joint Arthroscopy. Presented at the Kentucky Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, Louisville KY. 2006

Grant Applications

Kentucky Science and Engineering Foundation Grant Application, KSEF-1681-RDE-011

Date January 14, 2008 – Total Amount Requested for Project: $78,922

A Mathematical Model of the Human Forearm Using the Finite Element Method

University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedics Grant Application, Date: October 1, 2006 Total Amount Requested for Project: $30,000

Forces Occurring at the Distal Radioulnar Joint: An In-Vivo Biomechanical Analysis Grant $20,000

Basic Science Research Grant for American Hand Surgery Foundation May 1 2006 “Analysis of distal radio-ulnar joint biomechanics” Total Amount Requested for Project: $20,000 Denied

University of Kentucky Department of Orthopaedics Grant Application, Date: October 1, 2007 Total Amount Requested for Project: $30,000

Muscles Forces Acting on the Distal Radioulnar Joint: An In-Vivo Biomechanical Analysis Grant $20,000

Acumed LLC Research Grant- DRUJ Implanted Prosthesis Research- June 2005- Total Amount Requested for Project: $39,626.08 Granted $10,000

Biomet Reseearch Grant- Clinical Analysis of ExploR Radial Head Replacement- October 2007- Amount Requested for Project: $25,000

University of Kentucky General Clinical Research Center Protocol Application- Requested $2500, Granted $2500 June 2003

Professional Memberships

Secretary of the New Zealand Society for Surgery of the Hand

Member of the Executive of the Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand

Member of the American Association for Hand Surgery

Fellow of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons

Corresponding Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Fellow of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow

Associate of the Australian Orthopaedic Association

Member of the Kentucky Medical Association

Member of the Kleinert Society for Hand Surgery

Administrative Experience

2008 to present Member of the Hospital Clinical Medical Committee Southern Cross North Harbour Hospital and the Northern Surgical Center
2008 Member, Task Force to Evaluate Research Investigator Training Needs
2007 Faculty Representative on Workers Compensation Committee
2006 Invited Representative on Surgeon Preoperative Requirements and Processes Committee and Orthopaedic Representative, Operating Room, Product User Committee
2006-2008 Member, Orthopaedic Research Committee
2006 – 2008 Member, Cartilage Restoration Center committee
2005 Chairman, Academic Program Organizing Committee for Thomas D. Brower Visiting Professor Meeting
2005 – 2008 Orthopaedic Liaison to the UK Clinical Research Organization
2004 Chairman, Orthopaedic Mission Statement Committee
2004 Chairman, Orthopaedic Clinical Research Nurse Committee
2003 – 2008 Orthopaedic Representative on Orthopaedic Radiology Liaison Committee
2003 Orthopaedic Representative on Retained Instruments Advisory Committee
1999 Author, Orthopaedic Undergraduate Curriculum at the recently established James Cook University Medical School
1999, 2000, 2002 Member of the following Committees Townsville Hospital and James Cook University:OR Management Committee, Curriculum Development Committee, Surgical Clinical Services Committee, Clinical Training Committee, Clinical Advisory Committee