Nicola Maffulli

Summary

Affiliation: Keele University
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Tendon healing: can it be optimised?
    N Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Staffordshire, UK
    Br J Sports Med 36:315-6. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Equivalent clinical results of arthroscopic single-row and double-row suture anchor repair for rotator cuff tears: a randomized controlled trial
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Longoni, 83 Rome, Italy
    Am J Sports Med 35:1254-60. 2007
  3. pmc Long term sport involvement and sport injury rate in elite young athletes
    N Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Keele University School of Medicine, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent ST4 7QB, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:525-7. 2005
  4. pmc Vitamin D and oestrogen receptor polymorphisms in developmental dysplasia of the hip and primary protrusio acetabuli--a preliminary study
    Birender Kapoor
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Arrowe Park Hospital, Upton, Wirral, UK
    J Negat Results Biomed 6:7. 2007
  5. pmc Anteroposterior glide versus rotating platform low contact stress (LCS) knee arthroplasty: a randomised controlled trial
    Gayle Walley
    University of Keele, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Keele University Medical School, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7QB, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:87. 2007
  6. pmc Subcutaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon and ipsilateral fracture of the medial malleolus
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:59. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Patellar tendinopathy in master track and field athletes: influence of impact profile, weight, height, age and gender
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Via Longoni, 83, 00155, Rome, Italy
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 19:508-12. 2011
  8. doi request reprint Synthetic augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Trigoria Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:360-5. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Surgery for chronic Achilles tendinopathy produces worse results in women
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1714-20. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Single- and double-row repair for rotator cuff tears - biology and mechanics
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Rome, Italy
    Med Sport Sci 57:122-41. 2012

Detail Information

Publications88

  1. pmc Tendon healing: can it be optimised?
    N Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Staffordshire, UK
    Br J Sports Med 36:315-6. 2002
  2. ncbi request reprint Equivalent clinical results of arthroscopic single-row and double-row suture anchor repair for rotator cuff tears: a randomized controlled trial
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Longoni, 83 Rome, Italy
    Am J Sports Med 35:1254-60. 2007
    ..A double row of suture anchors increases the tendon-bone contact area, reconstituting a more anatomical configuration of the rotator cuff footprint...
  3. pmc Long term sport involvement and sport injury rate in elite young athletes
    N Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Keele University School of Medicine, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent ST4 7QB, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:525-7. 2005
  4. pmc Vitamin D and oestrogen receptor polymorphisms in developmental dysplasia of the hip and primary protrusio acetabuli--a preliminary study
    Birender Kapoor
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Arrowe Park Hospital, Upton, Wirral, UK
    J Negat Results Biomed 6:7. 2007
    ..No such correlations were found in the group with PPA...
  5. pmc Anteroposterior glide versus rotating platform low contact stress (LCS) knee arthroplasty: a randomised controlled trial
    Gayle Walley
    University of Keele, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Keele University Medical School, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7QB, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:87. 2007
    ..Therefore we feel that a study is required to investigate and compare the effects of two types of LCS total knee arthroplasty on joint proprioception and range of motion...
  6. pmc Subcutaneous rupture of the Achilles tendon and ipsilateral fracture of the medial malleolus
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 7:59. 2006
    ..Although ankle fractures and an Achilles tendon rupture are relatively frequent in isolation, their association in the same injury is uncommon...
  7. doi request reprint Patellar tendinopathy in master track and field athletes: influence of impact profile, weight, height, age and gender
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Via Longoni, 83, 00155, Rome, Italy
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 19:508-12. 2011
    ..The purpose of this cross-sectional study is to evaluate the influence of age, gender, weight, height and impact profile on developing patellar tendinopathy in master track and field athletes...
  8. doi request reprint Synthetic augmentation for massive rotator cuff tears
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Trigoria Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:360-5. 2011
    ..Benefits and limitations of the available synthetic scaffolds for augmentation of rotator cuff tears are reported in the present review...
  9. doi request reprint Surgery for chronic Achilles tendinopathy produces worse results in women
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1714-20. 2008
    ..To report the middle term outcome in male and female patients who underwent surgery for chronic recalcitrant Achilles tendinopathy...
  10. doi request reprint Single- and double-row repair for rotator cuff tears - biology and mechanics
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Rome, Italy
    Med Sport Sci 57:122-41. 2012
    ..We critically review the existing studies comparing the features of single- and double-row repair, and discuss suggestions about the surgical indications for the two repair techniques...
  11. doi request reprint Anteromedial portal versus transtibial drilling techniques in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: any clinical relevance? A retrospective comparative study
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Rome, Italy
    Arthroscopy 29:1330-7. 2013
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Tibial inlay for posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo 200, Rome, Italy
    Knee 17:264-9. 2010
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Arthroscopic salvage of failed arthroscopic Bankart repair: a prospective study with a minimum follow-up of 4 years
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Sports Med 36:1330-6. 2008
    ..Data on arthroscopic salvage of failed arthroscopic Bankart repair are lacking...
  14. doi request reprint Remplissage repair--new frontiers in the prevention of recurrent shoulder instability: a 2-year follow-up comparative study
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Sports Med 40:2462-9. 2012
    ..An engaging Hill-Sachs lesion is a defect of the humeral head, large enough to cause locking of the humeral head against the anterior corner of the glenoid rim when the arm is at 90° of abduction and more than 30° of external rotation...
  15. doi request reprint A biomechanical comparison of the primary stability of two minimally invasive techniques for repair of ruptured Achilles tendon
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, 200, 00128, Rome, Italy
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 20:1392-7. 2012
    ..To compare the primary stability of two minimally invasive procedures of Achilles tendon (AT) repair, namely a modified percutaneous repair of ruptured AT and the Achillon suture configuration...
  16. doi request reprint Double row repair: is it worth the hassle?
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:342-7. 2011
    ..The scientific basis for recommending single or double row repair as preferred treatment for patients with rotator cuff tear is questionable, as minimal differences have been measured on clinical and functional rating scales...
  17. doi request reprint Operative management of partial- and full-thickness rotator cuff tears
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Rome, Italy
    Med Sport Sci 57:100-13. 2012
    ..Different surgical options are available. The present review describes the current evidence about diagnosis and management of partial and complete rotator tears...
  18. doi request reprint Subscapularis tears
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Rome, Italy
    Med Sport Sci 57:114-21. 2012
    ..At intermediate follow-up, improvement in functional scores and patient satisfaction has been reported. Outcomes are comparable to that of open repair, with a very low complication rate and no major intraoperative complications...
  19. ncbi request reprint Scoring systems for the functional assessment of patients with rotator cuff pathology
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Trigoria, Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:310-20. 2011
    ....
  20. pmc Less invasive Achilles tendon reconstruction
    Michael R Carmont
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, ST7 4QG UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:100. 2007
    ..Reconstruction of the Achilles tendon using peroneus brevis has been widely reported. Classically, these procedures involve relatively long surgical wounds in a relatively hypovascular area which is susceptible to wound breakdown...
  21. doi request reprint Results of surgical management of symptomatic shoulders with partial thickness tears of the rotator cuff
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Rome, Italy
    Br Med Bull 99:141-54. 2011
    ..The optimal management of partial thickness tears of the rotator cuff (PTRCT) is still controversial...
  22. pmc Supination-external rotation ankle fractures: stability a key issue
    Nikolaos Gougoulias
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey, UK
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:243-51. 2010
    ..4%. A medial malleolus fracture, female gender, older age, higher American Society of Anesthesiologists grade, smoking, and lower educational level negatively influenced general health outcome, physical function, and pain...
  23. doi request reprint RC-QOL score for rotator cuff pathology: adaptation to Italian
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo 200, Rome, Italy
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 18:1417-24. 2010
    ..The Italian and the English versions of the RC-QOL questionnaire evaluate the same aspects of clinical severity in patients with rotator cuff tears...
  24. pmc Favorable outcome of percutaneous repair of achilles tendon ruptures in the elderly
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK
    Clin Orthop Relat Res 468:1039-46. 2010
    ..The data suggest that percutaneous repair of the AT is a suitable option for patients older than 65, producing similar outcomes when compared to percutaneous repair in younger patients of previous reports...
  25. doi request reprint Eccentric calf muscle training in athletic patients with Achilles tendinopathy
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1677-84. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effects of eccentric strengthening exercises (ESE) in athletic patients with Achilles tendinopathy...
  26. pmc Minimally invasive dynamic hip screw for fixation of hip fractures
    Michael Ho
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK
    Int Orthop 33:555-60. 2009
    ..The minimally invasive DHS technique produces better outcome measures in the operating time, length of hospital stay, and blood loss compared to the conventional approach while maintaining equal fixation stability...
  27. pmc Articular-sided rotator cuff tears: which is the best repair? A three-year prospective randomised controlled trial
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Rome, Italy
    Int Orthop 37:1487-93. 2013
    ..To compare two groups of patients who underwent two different arthroscopic procedures for repair of articular-sided partial-thickness rotator cuff tears (PTRCTs)...
  28. doi request reprint The FIFA 11+ program is effective in preventing injuries in elite male basketball players: a cluster randomized controlled trial
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, UniversityCampus Bio Medico of Rome, Italy
    Am J Sports Med 40:996-1005. 2012
    ..Recently, structured training programs for sports injury prevention ("The 11" and "The 11+") have been validated in soccer. The FIFA 11+ program has not been evaluated in basketball...
  29. doi request reprint Repair of partial tears of the rotator cuff
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:401-8. 2011
    ..There is a need for randomized clinical trails formulating and testing guidelines of management and for further studies on imaging or intraoperative measures and methods to assess the thickness of the rotator cuff to inform management...
  30. doi request reprint Management of postoperative shoulder stiffness
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:420-7. 2011
    ....
  31. doi request reprint The low-profile Roman bridge technique for knotless double-row repair of the rotator cuff
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, 200, Trigoria, Rome, 00128, Italy
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 131:357-61. 2011
    ..This technique allows us to perform a low-profile (single pulley-suture bridges) repair for knotless double-row repair of the rotator cuff...
  32. ncbi request reprint Management of acute and chronic ankle instability
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Stoke on Trent, UK
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg 16:608-15. 2008
    ..Tenodesis procedures are not recommended because they may disturb ankle and hindfoot biomechanics...
  33. doi request reprint Biomechanics of the rotator cuff: European perspective
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Rome, Italy
    Med Sport Sci 57:10-7. 2012
    ..Progressive tears of the rotator cuff compromise glenohumeral stability and determine superior translation of the humeral head...
  34. doi request reprint VISA-P score for patellar tendinopathy in males: adaptation to Italian
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1621-4. 2008
    ..To translate and adapt the English VISA-P questionnaire to Italian and to perform reliability and validity evaluations of the Italian VISA-P version in patients with patellar tendinopathy...
  35. ncbi request reprint No advantages in repairing a type II superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) lesion when associated with rotator cuff repair in patients over age 50: a randomized controlled trial
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Sports Med 36:247-53. 2008
    ..Arthroscopic management has been recommended for some superior labrum anterior and posterior (SLAP) lesions, but no studies have focused on patients over 50 years of age with rotator cuff tear and a type II SLAP lesion...
  36. doi request reprint Arthroscopic transosseous rotator cuff repair
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Rome, Italy
    Med Sport Sci 57:142-52. 2012
    ..Clearly, studies of higher levels of evidence, including large randomized trials, should be conducted. Future trials should use validated functional and clinical outcomes, adequate methodology, and be sufficiently powered...
  37. pmc The Roman Bridge: a "double pulley - suture bridges" technique for rotator cuff repair
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, ST4 7LN UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:123. 2007
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones in hallux valgus
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 103:208-12. 2013
    ..We investigated the prevalence of accessory ossicles and sesamoid bones in a population of Italian women with hallux valgus...
  39. pmc Femoroacetabular impingement syndrome management: arthroscopy or open surgery?
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Rome, Italy
    Int Orthop 36:903-14. 2012
    ....
  40. doi request reprint Metalloproteases and rotator cuff disease
    Angelo Del Buono
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 21:200-8. 2012
    ..Further studies are needed to better define the mechanism of action, and whether these new strategies are safe and effective in larger models...
  41. doi request reprint Sport activity following joint arthroplasty: a systematic review
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Br Med Bull 101:81-103. 2012
    ..Although the clinical and functional outcomes of patients undergoing knee arthroplasty have widely been investigated, there is little information on the postoperative sport activity status...
  42. doi request reprint Bilateral consecutive rupture of the quadriceps tendon in a man with BstUI polymorphism of the COL5A1 gene
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Trigoria Rome, Italy
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 18:514-8. 2010
    ..The COL5A1 (the variant rs12722, BstUI RFLP) can be a candidate gene associated with the development of bilateral quadriceps tendon rupture...
  43. doi request reprint Simultaneous arthroscopic implantation of autologous chondrocytes and high tibial osteotomy for tibial chondral defects in the varus knee
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, 200, 00128 Rome, Italy
    Knee 15:309-13. 2008
    ..2 to 2.0). In conclusion, the association of arthroscopic implantation of autologous chondrocytes with a medial opening wedge osteotomy of the proximal tibia is a viable option for the management of chondral defects in varus knees...
  44. doi request reprint Synthetic augmentation in massive rotator cuff tears
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Rome, Italy
    Med Sport Sci 57:168-77. 2012
    ....
  45. pmc Ipsilateral free semitendinosus tendon graft transfer for reconstruction of chronic tears of the Achilles tendon
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, ST4 7LN, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:100. 2008
    ..Many techniques have been developed for the reconstruction of the Achilles tendon in chronic tears. In presence of a large gap (greater than 6 centimetres), tendon augmentation is required...
  46. pmc Soft tissue tenodesis of the long head of the biceps tendon associated to the Roman Bridge repair
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, 200, 00128 Trigoria, Rome, Italy
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 9:78. 2008
    ..Rotator cuff tears are frequently associated with pathologies of the long head of the biceps tendon (LHBT). Tenotomy and tenodesis of the LHBT are commonly used to manage disorders of the LHBT...
  47. ncbi request reprint Arthroscopic knots and strength sutures for rotator cuff repair
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Trigoria, Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:251-65. 2011
    ..The strength of the repair is also influenced by the suture material used. In this study, we review the state-of-the-art of arthroscopic knots and suture materials being used for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair...
  48. doi request reprint Ankle instability
    Nicholas A Ferran
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Lincoln County Hospital, Lincoln, UK
    Sports Med Arthrosc 17:139-45. 2009
    ..The role of arthroscopic reconstruction is evolving. Ankle arthroscopy should be performed at the time of repair or reconstruction and should address any other intra-articular causes of pain...
  49. ncbi request reprint Light microscopic histology of supraspinatus tendon ruptures
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Longoni, 83, 00155 Rome, Italy
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 15:1390-4. 2007
    ....
  50. doi request reprint Minimally invasive osteosynthesis of distal tibial fractures using locking plates
    Mario Ronga
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Insubria, Ospedale di Circolo, Viale L Borri 57, 21100 Varese, Italy
    Orthop Clin North Am 40:499-504, ix. 2009
    ..In this review, the rationale for the use of LPs and a description of the technique of minimally invasive LP osteosynthesis of distal tibia fractures are presented...
  51. doi request reprint Tissue engineered biological augmentation for tendon healing: a systematic review
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Trigoria, Rome, Italy
    Br Med Bull 98:31-59. 2011
    ..Tendon injuries give rise to significant morbidity. In the last few decades, several techniques have been increasingly used to optimize tendon healing...
  52. doi request reprint Acute achilles tendon rupture in athletes
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, 200, Trigoria, Rome 00128, Italy
    Foot Ankle Clin 18:319-38. 2013
    ..Open surgery is the most common option for AT ruptures, but there are risks of superficial skin breakdown and wound problems. These problems can be prevented with percutaneous repair...
  53. pmc Two-stage procedure in anterior cruciate ligament revision surgery: a five-year follow-up prospective study
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Rome, Italy
    Int Orthop 37:1369-74. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to show that this two-stage procedure for ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) revision surgery could be straight-forward and provide satisfactory clinical and functional outcomes...
  54. doi request reprint Adhesion and collagen production of human tenocytes seeded on degradable poly(urethane urea)
    Laura Ruzzini
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Center for Integrated Research, Università Campus Bio Medico, Via A Del Portillo, 200, Rome, Italy
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 21:1834-40. 2013
    ..Scaffold colonization and collagen production after different culture periods were analyzed to understand whether tenocytes from ruptured tendons are able to colonize these biodegradable scaffolds...
  55. doi request reprint Scaffolds for partial meniscal replacement: an updated systematic review
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo 200, Rome, Italy
    Br Med Bull 107:19-40. 2013
    ..We systematically review the literature on clinical outcomes following partial meniscal replacement using different scaffolds...
  56. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of single-bundle versus double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Trigoria, Rome, Italy
    Br Med Bull 103:147-68. 2012
    ..However, no definitive data on the superiority of DB reconstruction have been shown when compared with single-bundle (SB) ACL reconstruction...
  57. doi request reprint Creatinine and nonprotein nitrogen plasma levels: possible etiopathogenetic factors in rotator cuff tears
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Phys Sportsmed 39:127-32. 2011
    ..To determine the plasma levels of nonprotein nitrogen (NPN) and creatinine in healthy patients with rotator cuff tears...
  58. doi request reprint Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer for massive irreparable rotator cuff tears: a systematic review
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Trigoria Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:428-37. 2011
    ..Randomized prospective control studies are still awaited on this subject...
  59. doi request reprint Biological resurfacing for early osteoarthritis of the shoulder
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Trigoria Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:380-94. 2011
    ..Further prospective studies with long follow-up are necessary to provide data that will help to define the role of biological glenoid resurfacing in young patients with glenohumeral arthritis...
  60. doi request reprint Epidemiology, genetics and biological factors of rotator cuff tears
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Rome, Italy
    Med Sport Sci 57:1-9. 2012
    ..Preliminary reports introduced the possible role of glucose as a risk factor for rotator cuff tear. Further studies are required to fully clarify the genetic and biological factors involved in rotator cuff tears...
  61. doi request reprint Italian translation of the VISA-A score for tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1635-9. 2008
    ..Conclusions. Italian and the English versions of the VISA-A questionnaire evaluate the same aspects of clinical severity in patients with tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon...
  62. ncbi request reprint Surgery for chronic Achilles tendinopathy yields worse results in nonathletic patients
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, and Department of Orthopaedics, The Royal London Hospital Trust, Whitechapel, London, England
    Clin J Sport Med 16:123-8. 2006
    ..To report the outcome of surgery for chronic recalcitrant Achilles tendinopathy in nonathletic and athletic subjects...
  63. doi request reprint Glenohumeral osteoarthritis after arthroscopic Bankart repair for anterior instability
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, the University Campus Bio Medico of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Am J Sports Med 39:1653-9. 2011
    ..Few data on shoulder arthropathy in patients undergoing arthroscopic repair for glenohumeral instability are available...
  64. ncbi request reprint Chronic rupture of tendo Achillis
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent ST4 7QB Staffs, England, UK
    Foot Ankle Clin 12:583-96, vi. 2007
    ..Allografts and synthetic grafts are also employed. There are no comparative studies and no randomized controlled trials to guide clinicians toward an evidence-based approach to management...
  65. ncbi request reprint Animal models for translational research on shoulder pathologies: from bench to bedside
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:184-93. 2011
    ..The various animal models already used to study shoulder pathologies are presented in this article. However, there is a lack of validation for these animal models, which provides challenge to the further research in this field...
  66. ncbi request reprint Similar histopathological picture in males with Achilles and patellar tendinopathy
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, Keele, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:1470-5. 2004
    ..To ascertain whether there are differences in the histopathological appearance of tendinopathic Achilles and patellar tendons...
  67. ncbi request reprint Selective Kirschner wiring for displaced distal radial fractures in children
    Karen L Luscombe
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, North Staffordshire University Hospitals NHS Trust, Staffordshire, England
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 44:117-23. 2010
    ..This study was designed to evaluate our departmental policy of plaster immobilization and selective Kirschner (K) wiring for the management of displaced distal radius fractures in children...
  68. doi request reprint Effect of pulsed electromagnetic fields on human tenocyte cultures from supraspinatus and quadriceps tendons
    Vincenzo Denaro
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Phys Med Rehabil 90:119-27. 2011
    ..To investigate the effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) on human tenocyte cultures and to assess whether PEMFs could represent a viable therapeutic option in tendon pathologies...
  69. ncbi request reprint Quadriceps tendon-patellar bone autograft for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a technical note
    Francesco Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy
    Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis 66:120-23. 2008
    ..The advantages of this technique are related to the increase in stiffness of the graft, the achievement of a more anatomic fixation, and a reduction in synovial fluid leakage...
  70. ncbi request reprint The future: rehabilitation, gene therapy, optimization of healing
    Pankaj Sharma
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Highcroft, Romsey Road, Wessex Deanery, Winchester, SO22 5DH, UK
    Foot Ankle Clin 10:383-97. 2005
    ..This article outlines the stages of tendon healing, and reviews the possible strategies for optimizing tendon healing and repair, such as cytokine therapy, gene therapy, and tissue engineering...
  71. ncbi request reprint Histopathology of rotator cuff tears
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Trigoria Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:227-36. 2011
    ..Histologic changes indicative of repair and inflammation lead to consider biological options in addition to biomechanical treatment of the rotator cuff tears...
  72. doi request reprint Oxygen species and overuse tendinopathy in athletes
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Longoni, Rome, Italy
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1563-71. 2008
    ..To review the current concepts on tendon damage and reactive oxygen species (ROS). We suggest that tendons are subject to reactive oxygen generated both within the vicinity of the tendon and from the tenocytes themselves...
  73. doi request reprint Meniscectomy as a risk factor for knee osteoarthritis: a systematic review
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Rome, Italy
    Br Med Bull 99:89-106. 2011
    ..This review defines the recognized risk factors responsible for the development of knee osteoarthritis after surgical management of meniscal tears...
  74. doi request reprint Tendinopathy of the tendon of the long head of the biceps
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Trigoria, Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:321-32. 2011
    ..This article provides an overview on biomechanical function of the LHB and current strategies for treatment of LHB disorders...
  75. ncbi request reprint Rupture of the Achilles and patellar tendons
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Keele University School of Medicine, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill ST47QB, UK
    Clin Sports Med 22:761-76. 2003
    ..Sports physicians should be able to identify both conditions early in their presentation, but still hold a high index of suspicion for these problems in athletes who have an acute exacerbation of ongoing tendinopathy...
  76. doi request reprint Arthroscopic removal of an intraarticular osteoid osteoma of the distal tibia
    Giacomo Rizzello
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy
    J Foot Ankle Surg 49:398.e17-21. 2010
    ..Arthroscopy allowed minimally invasive complete excision of the osteoid osteoma, with a short postoperative rehabilitation and excellent functional results...
  77. doi request reprint Basic science and clinical aspects of achilles tendinopathy
    Mohammad Saqib Zafar
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital Wales, Heath Park Cardiff, UK
    Sports Med Arthrosc 17:190-7. 2009
    ..It often results in chronic pain and discomfort along with failure to regain full function. It can be complicated by partial tears or complete rupture causing long-term burden on healthcare system and making treatment quite difficult...
  78. doi request reprint Acute ruptures of the achilles tendon
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 17:127-38. 2009
    ..However, such novel interventions are unlikely to be in routine clinical use for some time...
  79. doi request reprint Surgical management of tendinopathy of biceps femoris tendon in athletes
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1602-7. 2008
    ..To report on the clinical features and results of surgical management of 11 athletes who were operated on for tendinopathy of the tendon of the biceps femoris...
  80. ncbi request reprint Clinical tests for the diagnosis of rotator cuff disease
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Trigoria, Rome, Italy
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:266-78. 2011
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  81. ncbi request reprint Histopathology of the supraspinatus tendon in rotator cuff tears
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy
    Am J Sports Med 36:533-8. 2008
    ..Causes of rotator cuff pathology are poorly understood...
  82. doi request reprint ACL reconstruction: Can the transtibial technique achieve optimal tunnel positioning? A radiographic study
    Nikolaos Gougoulias
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, ST4 7QB Staffordshire, UK
    Knee 15:486-90. 2008
    ..Standardized surgical technique and anatomical landmarks can achieve optimal tunnel positioning using the transtibial technique for ACL reconstruction...
  83. doi request reprint Conservative treatment and rotator cuff tear progression
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Rome, Italy
    Med Sport Sci 57:90-9. 2012
    ..To date, few randomized controlled trials are available on conservative management of rotator cuff tears, and therefore further studies are required to clarify its role in such patients...
  84. ncbi request reprint Bilateral tibial hallux sesamoid agenesis and fibular hallux sesamoid hypoplasia in a patient with bilateral hallux valgus
    Andrea Marinozzi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Bio Medico University, Trigoria, Rome, Italy
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 101:452-5. 2011
    ..Our patient was managed operatively with good clinical results. Combined tibial sesamoid agenesis and fibular sesamoid hypoplasia do not seem to negatively influence the management of hallux valgus...
  85. ncbi request reprint Intermittent pneumatic compression in fracture and soft-tissue injuries healing
    Anil Khanna
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, ST47QB Staffs, UK
    Br Med Bull 88:147-56. 2008
    ..Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC), one such modality, is used in the management of both fractures and soft-tissue injuries...
  86. doi request reprint Rating systems for evaluation of the elbow
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo, 200, 00128 Trigoria Rome, Italy
    Br Med Bull 87:131-61. 2008
    ..Many scoring systems have been used for elbow disorders. However, only few of these have been validated, and many assess only few aspects of elbow function...
  87. ncbi request reprint Percutaneous plating of the distal tibia
    Andrew D Toms
    Department of Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, North Staffordshire Hospital, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire ST4 7QB, England, UK
    J Foot Ankle Surg 43:199-203. 2004
  88. doi request reprint Traumatic patellar tendinopathy
    Giorgio Garau
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Cagliari, Ospedale Marino, Cagliari, Italy
    Disabil Rehabil 30:1616-20. 2008
    ..We describe the history and management of patients with traumatic patellar tendinopathy...