It is our belief that an active academic interest is one of the foundation stones underlying a sound, safe, effective clinical practice. The fields of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine are developing rapidly, and a thorough knowledge of both the historical and contemporary literature is essential if one is to be able to make the best possible decisions for one’s patients.

The consultants linked to our Research Foundation have an extensive academic track record, with a large number of scientific publications in peer reviewed medical journals:-

Mr I D McDermott

“The ABC of Physical Activity for Health: A consensus statement from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences.”
G O’Donovan, AJ Blazevich, C Boreham, AR Cooper, H Cranks, U Ekelund, KR Fox, P Gately, B Giles-Corti, JMR Gill, M Hamer, I McDermott, M Murphy, N Mutrie, JJ Reilly, JM Saxton, E Stamatakis
Journal of Sports Sciences, 2010 Apr; 28(6):573-91.

“Anatomy of the meniscus.”
ID McDermott, SD Masouros, AMJ Bull and AA Amis.
In The Meniscus Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2010, pp 11-18 (Book Chapter)

“Biomechanics of the meniscus.”
SD Masouros, ID McDermott, AMJ Bull and AA Amis.
In The Meniscus Springer-Verlag, Berlin 2010, pp 29-38 (Book Chapter)
What tissue bankers should know about the use of allograft meniscus in orthopaedics.
Ian D. McDermott
Cell and Tissue Banking 2010 11:75-85

Meniscal tears, repairs and replacement: a cutting edge view.
McDermott ID & Robertson A
Orthopaedic Product News 2009(August): 32-34

Prevention of intra-operative contamination from surgical gown cuffs.
Grice J, Haleem S, McDermott I
Injury, Int. J. Care Injured 2009; 40(4): 458

The Meniscus 2007 – Reconstruction and Regeneration.
McDermott ID, van Arkel E, Warwick R, Holsten D
The Knee 2008; 15(5): II – VI

Biomechanics of the menisci of the knee.
McDermott ID, Masouros SD and Amis AA
Current Orthopaedics 2008; 22(3): 193 – 201
Building a successful practice – I.T. matters.
McDermott ID
Orthopaedic Product News 2007; May: 48 – 50

The consequences of meniscectomy.
McDermott ID & Amis AA
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2006; 88-B(12): 1549 – 1556

Meniscal tears.
McDermott ID
Current Orthopaedics 2006; 20(2): 85 – 94

Human meniscal allograft transplantation.
McDermott I & Thomas NP
The Knee 2006; 13(1): 69 – 71

The effects of lateral menical allograft transplantation techniques on tibio-femoral contact pressures.
McDermott ID, Lie DTT, Edwards A, Bull AMJ & Amis AA
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2008; 16(6): 553 – 560

Management of suspected scaphoid fractures in accident and emergency departments – time for new guidelines.
Tai CC, Ramachandran M, McDermott ID, Ridgeway S, Mirza Z
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2005; 87(5): 353 – 357

An anatomical study of meniscal allograft sizing.
McDermott ID, Sharifi F, Bull AMJ, Gupte CM, Thomas RdeW & Amis AA
Knee Surgery, Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2004; 12(2): 130-135

A Biomechanical study of 4 different meniscal repair systems, comparing pullout strengths and gapping across the repair site under cyclical loading.
McDermott ID, Richards S, Hallam P, Tavares S & Amis AA
Knee Surgery, Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2003; 11 (1): 23-29

The Role of Re-hydration in the prevention of Fat Embolism Syndrome.
McDermott ID, Culpan P, Clancy M, Dooley J
Injury 2002; 33: 757-759

Meniscofemoral ligaments revisited. Anatomical study, age correlation and clinical implications.
Gupte CM, Smith A, McDermott ID, Bull AMJ, Thomas RDeW & Amis AA
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 2002; 84-B: 846-851

The Internet – friend or foe? A questionnaire study of orthopaedic out-patients.
Gupte CM, Hassan A, McDermott ID, Thomas RDeW
The Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 2002; 84: 187-192

Biomechanical function of the ligaments and menisci of the knee.”
Amis AA, Bull AMJ, McDermott ID
Pathologie ligamentaire du genu. Ph Landreau, P Christel, P Djian Eds. Springer Verlag Pub, 2001.

Day case anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a feasibility study.
McDermott ID, Hobbs C, Gupte C & Hollingdale J
The Journal of One-Day Surgery 2001; 10(4): 8-9

Does the addition of morphine to intra-articular bupivacaine injection improve pain relief after knee arthroscopy ?
McDermott ID, Crowhurst E, Crawfurd EJP and Tordoff SG
The Knee 1999; 6: 17-19


Mr Henry Atkinson

Tibial tubercle advancement osteotomy with bone allograft for patellofemoral arthritis: a retrospective cohort study of 50 knees.
Atkinson HD, Bailey CA, Anand S, Johal P, Oakeshott RD.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2011 Nov 24. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 22113435

The treatment of scaphoid nonunion using the Ilizarov fixator without bone graft, a study of 18 cases.
Bumbaširevic M, Tomic S, Lešic A, Bumbaširevic V, Rakocevic Z, Atkinson HD.
J Orthop Surg Res. 2011 Nov 8;6:57. PMID: 22067958

Meniscal Regeneration: A Cause of Persisting Pain following Total Knee Arthroplasty.
Matar HE, Dala-Ali B, Atkinson HD.
Case Report Med. 2011;2011:761726. Epub 2011 Sep 20. PMID: 21941562

Pseudogout Associated Hip Pain in a Patient with HIV Infection.
Dala-Ali BM, Welck M, Lloyd MA, Atkinson HD.
Case Report Med. 2010;2010:842814. Epub 2010 Dec 20. PMID: 21209737

Thalassemia major. A report of two cases with severe skeletal involvement.
Lesic A, Bogdanovic A, Sudjic V, Suvajdzic-Vukovic N, Atkinson HD, Bumbasirevic M.
Acta Chir Iugosl. 2010;57(2):99-102.PMID: 20949709

Bilateral hip arthroplasty: is 1-week staging the optimum strategy?
Atkinson HD, Bailey CA, Willis-Owen CA, Oakeshott RD.
J Orthop Surg Res. 2010 Nov 6;5:84.PMID: 21054889

Bone mineral density in the femoral neck increases after hip resurfacing: a cohort with five-year follow-up.
Willis-Owen CA, Atkinson HD, Oakeshott RD.
Int Orthop. 2010 Aug 22. PMID: 20730585

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation following soft tissue surgery of the knee,
HDE Atkinson, JM Laver, E Sharp.
Orthopaedics and Trauma 2010; 24(2):129-38.

Pre- and postoperative gait analysis following conversion of tibiotalocalcaneal fusion to total ankle arthroplasty.
Atkinson HD, Daniels TR, Klejman S, Pinsker E, Houck JR, Singer S.
Foot Ankle Int. 2010 Oct;31(10):927-32. PMID: 20964976

Differences in hip morphology between the sexes in patients undergoing hip resurfacing
Atkinson HD, Johal KS, Willis-Owen C, Zadow S, Oakeshott RD.
J Orthop Surg Res. 2010 Oct 15;5(1):76. PMID: 20950444

A case report of a septic hip secondary to a psoas abscess. Dala-Ali BM, Lloyd MA, Janipireddy SB, Atkinson HD.
J Orthop Surg Res. 2010 Sep 16;5(1):70. PMID: 20846379

Granuloma debridement and the use of an injectable calcium phosphate bone cement in the treatment of osteolysis in an uncemented total knee replacement.
Atkinson HD, Ranawat VS, Oakeshott RD.
J Orthop Surg Res. 2010 Apr 27;5:29.PMID: 20423519

An aggressive chondroblastoma of the knee treated with resection arthrodesis and limb lengthening using the Ilizarov technique.
Tomic S, Lesic A, Bumbasirevic M, Sopta J, Rakocevic Z, Atkinson HD.
J Orthop Surg Res. 2010 Jul 28;5:47.PMID: 20667131

The challenge of osteo-articular tuberculosis in the twenty-first century: a 15-year population-based study.
Lesic AR, Pesut DP, Markovic-Denic L, Maksimovic J, Cobeljic G, Milosevic I, Atkinson HD, Bumbasirevic M.
Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2010 Sep;14(9):1181-6.PMID: 20819266

Bone mineral density in the femoral neck increases after hip resurfacing: a cohort with five-year follow-up.
Willis-Owen CA, Atkinson HD, Oakeshott RD.
Int Orthop. 2010 Aug 22. [Epub ahead of print]PMID: 20730585

Adductor Tenotomy. Its role in the management of sports-related chronic groin pain.
HDE Atkinson, P Johal, M Falworth, VS Ranawat, B Dala-Ali, DK Martin.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2009 Dec 24.

Validation of orthopaedic bench models for trauma surgery.
JJH Leong, DR Leff, A Das, R Aggarwal, P Reilly, HDE Atkinson, RJ Emery, AW Darzi
JBJS Br. 2008;90(7):958-65.

Nonunion-pseudoarthrosis of the scaphoid bone treated with percutaneous fixation with compression and distraction.
MZ Bumbarisevic, SM Tomic, AR lesic, HDE Atkinson.
Acta ChirIugo. 2009 Mar 1;55(4):75-80. DOI:10.2298/ACI0804075B

Verrucous carcinoma of the foot a case report.
A Lesic, M Nikolic, J Sopta, B Starcevic, M Bumbarisevic, HDE Atkinson
J Orthop Surg. 2008 16(2):251-3.

Plastic Deformity of the talar dome due to osteochondral defect a case report.
D Trigkilidas, HDE Atkinson, P Rosenfeld
Foot Ankle Int. 2008; 29(6):630-2.

The Epidemiology of hip fractures in Belgrade, SCG, 1990-2000
A.Lesic, M. Jarebinski, T.Pekmezovic, M. Bumbarisevic, HDE Atkinson.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2007127(3):179-83.

A radiographic and clinical comparison of two soft-tissue procedures for paralytic subluxation of the hip in cerebral palsy.
G Cobelic, Z Bajin, A Lesic, M Bumbarisevic, HDE Atkinson
Int Orthop. 2009 Apr;33(2):503-8. Epub 2007 Sep 26.

Ilizarov frame fixation without bone graft for atrophic humeral shaft non-union: 28 patients with a minimum 2-year follow-up.
S Tomic, A. Lesic, M. Bumbarisevic, M. Mitkovic, HDE Atkinson
J Orthop Trauma, 2007; 21(8):549-556.

Arthroscopic appearances of the meniscofemoral ligaments: introducing the meniscal tug test.
CM Gupte, HDE Atkinson, AMJ Bull, RD Thomas, RK Strachan, AA Amis
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 2006; 14(12):1259-65.

Malignant intraosseous peripheral nerve sheath tumor of the proximal femur-a case report.
A Lesic, M Bumbarisevic, HDE Atkinson, R Maksimovic, J Sopta, M Atanackovic
J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong),14(1):84-89, 2006.

A Comparison of Thoracoplastic Techniques in the Treatment of Rib Prominence.
M Filipovic, HDE Atkinson, ZB Milinkovic, Z Poleksic, V Basara.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (BR), Vol. 80-B, Suppl. III: 238, 1998.

Mr Vipin Asopa

Are Chromosomes the future in cartilage injuries?
V. Asopa, G. Keene.
In-Touch, Australian Physiotherapy Association. In Touch 4, November 2013.

Spot Diagnosis: Carpometacarpal Fracture Dislocation.
Monsell, V. Asopa.
BMJ. 2015 Jul 3;351:h3388. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h3388.

Patellectomy for osteoarthritis: A new surgical technique to reconstruct the extensor mechanism with retrospective review of long-term follow-up.
Asopa, C. Willis-Owen, G. Keene.
J. Orth Surg & Res. 2015, 10:107. DOI: 10.1186/s13018-015-0237-1

Staged VTE Prophylaxis with LMWH Followed by Aspirin is Safe and Effective After Arthroplasty.
V. Asopa, W. Cobain, D. Martin, G. Keene, A. Bauze.
ANZ J Surg. 2015 May 21. doi: 10.1111/ans.13174.

Sciatic Nerve Palsy following Total Hip Replacement via Direct Anterior Approach after Recommencement of Warfarin for Prophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation.
V. Asopa, S Al-Nammari, T. Spriggins, T. Menz and A. Bauze.
Case Reports in Orthopedics, vol. 2014, Article ID 810481, 3 pages, 2014.

The inadequacy of musculoskeletal knowledge in graduating medical students in the United Kingdom.
S. Al-Nammari, I. Pengas, V. Asopa, A. Jawad, M. Rafferty, M. Ramachandran.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2015 Apr 01; 97 (7): e36

Clinical Quiz: It’s just de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis.
V. Asopa, R. Douglas, A. Nguyen, A. Saies.
South African Family Practice 2014; 56(4):220-221.

A description of the Intracapsular Atraumatic Arthroscopic Technique (ICAAT) for closure of the hip capsule.
V. Asopa, P. Singh.
Arthrosc Tech. 2014 Mar 21;3(2):e245-7.

A description of the Rigid Curette Technique (RCT) for the application of fibrin bio-adhesive during hip arthroscopy for articular cartilage lesions.
V. Asopa, P. Singh.
Arthrosc Tech. 2014 Mar 21;3(2):e249-50

A misdiagnosis of traumatic hypersupination of the distal radioulnar joint.
V. Asopa, S. Church.
Case Rep Orthop. 2013;2013:209675. Epub 2013 Dec 10.

Diagnosing Snapping Sartorius Tendon Secondary to a Meniscal Cyst Using Dynamic Ultrasound Avoids Incorrect Surgical Procedure.
V. Asopa, R. Douglas, J. Heysen, D. Martin.
Case Reports in Radiology, vol. 2013, Article ID 813232, 3 pages, 2013.

A Novel Way to Reconstruct the Neglected Achilles Tendon Rupture.
V. Asopa, R. Douglas, J. Clayton.
Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Mar;35(3):304-6.

Keinbock’s Disease: A review of current treatment strategies.
V. Asopa.
E-publication. Synapse, London Deanery. February 2012

Technical note: Avoiding incorrect level lumbar discectomy.
V. Asopa, G. Ellis, R. Shetty.
Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Jul;94(5):359.

Primary TB of the elbow joint managed by two stage revision arthroplasty.
V. Asopa, A. Wallace.
J. Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2004. 13(3): 364-5

Is the re-excision rate higher if breast conservation surgery is done by surgical trainees?
K. Moorthy, V. Asopa, E. Wiggins, M. Callam.
Am. J. Surgery 2004: 188(1): 45-48.

Prognosis following a second whiplash injury.
S. Khan, G. Bannister, M. Gargan, V. Asopa, A. Edwards.
Injury 2000. 31(4): 249-25

Infantile Septic Arthiritis.
V. Asopa.
Royal College of Surgeons of England Bulletin 2000. 83

Immunoglobulin-like domains define the nerve growth factor binding site of the TrkA receptor.
P. H. Holden, V. Asopa, A. G. S. Robertson et. al.
Nature Biotechnology 1997. 15 July.

Expression, purification, refolding and characterisation of the immunoglobulin-like sub-domains of the nerve growth factor receptor (TrkA).
V. Asopa, P. H. Holden, A. G. S. Robertson, S. Tyler, S. J. Allen, S. K. F Smith, D. Dawbarn.
Abstract. British Journal of Pharmacology 119, Oct 1996 (1996-10), page 273.