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Academic work


Publications

Mr Sivakumar has published in numerous international peer-reviewed journals. He has also contributed chapters to books focusing on congenital hand surgery.

These include

Congenital Hand Surgery

Bran Sivakumar, Jonathan Adamthwaite, Paul Smith

In Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery

Publisher Wiley Press

Constriction Ring Syndrome

Bran Sivakumar, Paul Smith

In Disorders of the Hand: Diagnosis and Treatment

Publisher Springer-Verlag

Flexor tendon repairs in children: Outcomes from a specialist tertiary centre.

Cooper L, Khor W, Burr N, Sivakumar B

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 May;68(5):717-23.

Blauth II thumb hypoplasia: a management algorithm for the unstable MCP joint

Smith P, Sivakumar B, Hall R, Fleming A.

J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2012 Oct;37(8):745-50.

A quantitative comparison of psychological and emotional health measures in 360 plastic surgery candidates: is there a difference between aesthetic and reconstructive patients?

Cordeiro CN, Clarke A, White P, Sivakumar B, Ong J, Butler PE

Ann Plast Surg. 2010 Sep;65(3):349-53.

A Morphometric Analysis of the Human Ear

Alexander S, Stott D, Sivakumar B, Kang N

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 May 5

The psychological impact of facial changes in scleroderma

Amin K, Clarke A, Sivakumar B, Puri A, Fox Z, Brough V, Denton CP, Peter EM, Butler P.

Psychol Health Med. 2011 May;16(3):304-12.

‘Systemic Sclerosis as a Model of Chronic Rejection in Facial Composite Tissue Transplantation’

Sivakumar B, Haloob N, Puri A, Latif A, Ghani S, Brough V, Molloy J, Clarke A, Denton CP, Butler PE

Journal of Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery. Epub 2009 Sep 18.

Hypoxia upregulates angiogenesis and synovial cell migration in rheumatoid arthritis

Akhavani MA, Madden L, Buysschaert I, Sivakumar B, Kang N, Paleolog EM.

Arthritis Res Ther. 2009;11(3):R64. Epub 2009 May 8.

‘Modulating Angiogenesis – More Vs Less’

Sivakumar B, Harry L, Paleolog E.

JAMA 2004 Aug 25; 292(8): 972-7

Angiogenesis and Arthritis: A potential therapeutic target?

Grosjean J, Sivakumar B, Paleolog E

Arthritis Research and Therapy 2004. 6(Suppl 3):21

Immunotherapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis: Past, Present and Future

Sivakumar B, Paleolog E.

Current Opinions in Drug Discovery and Development. 2005 Mar;8(2): 169-76

Angiogenesis and Hypoxia in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Taylor P, Sivakumar B.

Current Opinions in  Rheumatology. 2005 May; 17(3): 293-8.

Angiogenesis As A Therapeutic Target In Arthritis: Lessons From Oncology

Bainbridge J, Sivakumar B, Paleolog E.

Current Pharmaceutical Design 2006;12(21):2631-44

Intra-lesional Injections of Collagenase to Treat Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars

Kang N, Sivakumar B, Gault D, Nduka C, Sanders R.

Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. 2006 April; (59): 693-9

The Use Of The Triquetrum As Bone Graft In Total Wrist Arthrodesis

Sivakumar B, Belcher HR

Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 2008 August; (8):979-81

Synovial Hypoxia As A Cause Of Tendon Rupture In Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sivakumar B, Akhavani M, Winlove P, Paleolog E, Kang N

Journal of Hand Surgery (American), Jan 2008 ;33(1):49-58

Angiogenesis and Plastic Surgery

Akhavani M, Sivakumar B, Paleolog E, Kang N

Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, 2008 December ;61 (12):1425-37

MD Research Project – Imperial College London                              

Awarded 2007

RAFT Institute and Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology

The Role Of Low Oxygen Tension (Hypoxia) In Rheumatoid Tendon Disease.

Presentations

Mr Sivakumar has presented his work at numerous national and international hand, plastic and reconstructive meetings. He has also been on the faculty for several international meetings focusing on congenital hand surgery, including the European and World Congresses on Congenital Anomalies of the Upper Limb.

World Congress in Congenital Hand Surgery

Faculty Moderator – Vascular Anomalies of the Upper Limb 

Erasmus University

Rotterdam

May 2015

Symposium for Congenital Anomalies of the Upper Limb

Faculty Member

Chatel, France

March 2015

European Symposium of Paediatric Hand Surgery

Scientific Committee Member – January 2015

British Society of Surgery of the Hand

Institute of Child Health

Great Ormond Street Hopsital

London

 European Symposium of Paediatric Hand Surgery – January 2015

Flexor tendon repairs in children: Outcomes from a specialist tertiary centre.

Sivakumar B,  Cooper L, Khor W, Burr N

Early Management of Radial Club Hand

Management of Polydactyly

Management of Clinodactyly

Sivakumar B

Invited Faculty

Congress of Congenital Malformations of the Upper Limb

Institute of Hand Surgery

Rome, Italy

November 2013

What do we mean by Centralisation in the treatment of Radial Club Hand

Sivakumar B

World Symposium of Congenital Hand Surgery

Texas Rite Childrens Hospital

Dallas

March 2012

 World Congress of Congenital Hand Surgery 2012

Faculty Member

Texas Rite Hospital For Children

Dallas, Texas

USA

 Advanced Skills in Hand and Wrist Surgery

Faculty Member 2012 – to date

Royal College of Surgeons

London

Masterclass in Congenital Hand Surgery

May 2013

Conference Organiser

Royal Society of Medicine

London

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery MSc

University College London

Congenital and Paediatric Hand Surgery

Lecturer 2012 – to date

Royal Free Hospital

UCL Partners

London

 

Systemic Sclerosis :A Model of Chronic Rejection in Hand Composite Tissue Transplantation

Sivakumar B, Puri A, Haloob N, Clarke A, Denton CP, Butler

Society of Academic Research Meeting (SARS)   Royal Free Hospital – January 2010

Scleroderma as a Model of Chronic Rejection in Composite Tissue Transplantation

Sivakumar B, Clarke A, Brough V, Molloy J, Denton C, Butler P

1st American Conference on Reconstructive Transplant Surgery – Philadelphia July 2008

The Role of Hypoxia In Rheumatoid Tendon Disease

Sivakumar B, Paleolog E, Taylor P, Kang N

Federation of the European Societies for Surgery of the Hand 10th Congress,

Gothenburg 2005

Synovial Invasion Leads To Tendon Rupture: Is Hypoxia The Key?

Sivakumar B, Paleolog E, Taylor P, Kang N

British Association of Plastic Surgeons, Winter Meeting November 2005

Hypoxia and Angiogenesis in Rheumatoid Hand Disease

Sivakumar B, Paleolog E, Taylor P, Kang N

European Association of Plastic Surgeons, Istanbul May 2006

Presentation of ‘Best Paper ECSAPS Leuven September 2005