N Maffulli

Summary

Affiliation: Queen Mary
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Biological factors in the pathogenesis of rotator cuff tears
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Hospital, London E1 4DG, England
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:194-201. 2011
  2. 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
  3. doi request reprint Treatment of transverse patellar fractures: a comparison between metallic and non-metallic implants
    Maarten H G Heusinkveld
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven 5600 MB, The Netherlands
    Br Med Bull 107:69-85. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Multiple percutaneous longitudinal tenotomies for chronic achilles tendinopathy in runners: a long-term study
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    Am J Sports Med 41:2151-7. 2013
  5. pmc Single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with non-contact soft tissue injuries in elite professional soccer players: influence on degree of injury and recovery time
    Ricard Pruna
    FC Barcelona Medical Services, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:221. 2013
  6. doi request reprint High volume image guided injections for the management of chronic tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    Phys Ther Sport 14:163-7. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Return to sports after ankle fractures: a systematic review
    Angelo Del Buono
    Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, UK
    Br Med Bull 106:179-91. 2013
  8. doi request reprint Meniscal root tears: from basic science to ultimate surgery
    Rocco Papalia
    Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, England
    Br Med Bull 106:91-115. 2013
  9. doi request reprint Minimally invasive reconstruction of chronic achilles tendon ruptures using the ipsilateral free semitendinosus tendon graft and interference screw fixation
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    Am J Sports Med 41:1100-7. 2013
  10. pmc Bovine xenograft locking Puddu plate versus tricalcium phosphate spacer non-locking Puddu plate in opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy: a prospective double-cohort study
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, E1 4DG, UK
    Int Orthop 37:819-26. 2013

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  1. doi request reprint Biological factors in the pathogenesis of rotator cuff tears
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Hospital, London E1 4DG, England
    Sports Med Arthrosc 19:194-201. 2011
    ....
  2. 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...
  3. doi request reprint Treatment of transverse patellar fractures: a comparison between metallic and non-metallic implants
    Maarten H G Heusinkveld
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven 5600 MB, The Netherlands
    Br Med Bull 107:69-85. 2013
    ..Several methods of transverse patellar fixation have been described. This study compares the clinical outcome and the occurrence of complications of various fixation methods...
  4. doi request reprint Multiple percutaneous longitudinal tenotomies for chronic achilles tendinopathy in runners: a long-term study
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    Am J Sports Med 41:2151-7. 2013
    ..Multiple percutaneous longitudinal tenotomies have been successfully undertaken in runners with isolated midportion Achilles tendinopathy (nodular lesions <2.5 cm) without any sign of paratendinopathy...
  5. pmc Single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with non-contact soft tissue injuries in elite professional soccer players: influence on degree of injury and recovery time
    Ricard Pruna
    FC Barcelona Medical Services, Barcelona, Spain
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 14:221. 2013
    ..The biological mechanisms involved in non-contact musculoskeletal soft tissue injuries (NCMSTI) are poorly understood. Genetic risk factors may be associated with susceptibility to injuries, and may exert marked influence on recovery times...
  6. doi request reprint High volume image guided injections for the management of chronic tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    Phys Ther Sport 14:163-7. 2013
    ..The present study evaluated the long term effects of high volume image guided injection (HVIGI) of normal saline, local anaesthetic and aprotinin in athletic patients with resistant tendinopathy of the main body of the Achilles tendon...
  7. doi request reprint Return to sports after ankle fractures: a systematic review
    Angelo Del Buono
    Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, UK
    Br Med Bull 106:179-91. 2013
    ..This review aims to provide information on the time athletes will take to resume sports activity following ankle fractures...
  8. doi request reprint Meniscal root tears: from basic science to ultimate surgery
    Rocco Papalia
    Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, England
    Br Med Bull 106:91-115. 2013
    ..Located into the vascularized zone of the meniscus, management is preferentially arthroscopic, aimed at repairing the lesions with arthroscopic transosseous sutures or suture anchors...
  9. doi request reprint Minimally invasive reconstruction of chronic achilles tendon ruptures using the ipsilateral free semitendinosus tendon graft and interference screw fixation
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    Am J Sports Med 41:1100-7. 2013
    ..Several techniques for the reconstruction of chronic tears of the Achilles tendon have been described, but the superiority of one technique over the others has not been demonstrated...
  10. pmc Bovine xenograft locking Puddu plate versus tricalcium phosphate spacer non-locking Puddu plate in opening-wedge high tibial osteotomy: a prospective double-cohort study
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, E1 4DG, UK
    Int Orthop 37:819-26. 2013
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  11. doi request reprint Autologous conditioned serum for the treatment of osteoarthritis and other possible applications in musculoskeletal disorders
    Antonio Frizziero
    Mile End Hospital, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, 275 Bancroft Road, London, UK
    Br Med Bull 105:169-84. 2013
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Augmentation techniques for rotator cuff repair
    Rocco Papalia
    Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, UK
    Br Med Bull 105:107-38. 2013
    ..Several strategies have proposed to augment rotator cuff repairs to improve postoperative outcome and shoulder performance. We systematically review the literature on clinical outcome following rotator cuff augmentation...
  13. doi request reprint Isolated anterior talofibular ligament Broström repair for chronic lateral ankle instability: 9-year follow-up
    Nicola Maffulli
    The Royal London Hospital Mile End, 275 Bancroft Road, London, UK
    Am J Sports Med 41:858-64. 2013
    ....
  14. doi request reprint Less-invasive semitendinosus tendon graft augmentation for the reconstruction of chronic tears of the Achilles tendon
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    Am J Sports Med 41:865-71. 2013
    ..Less-extensive and gentler exposure and dissection of deep soft tissues could reduce the times of recovery and rehabilitation after Achilles tendon reconstruction...
  15. doi request reprint Anterior cruciate ligament tears in children
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, England, UK
    Surgeon 11:59-62. 2013
    ..We recommend to reconstruct the ACL paying attention to avoid irreversible damage to the epiphyseal growth plates of the lower femur and upper tibia...
  16. pmc Pre-cooling for endurance exercise performance in the heat: a systematic review
    Paul R Jones
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, William Harvey Research Institute, Bart s and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Hospital, Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    BMC Med 10:166. 2012
    ..This systematic literature review synthesizes the current findings of the effects of pre-cooling on endurance exercise performance, providing guidance for clinical practice and further research...
  17. doi request reprint Safety and outcome of surgical debridement of insertional Achilles tendinopathy using a transverse (Cincinnati) incision
    N Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 93:1503-7. 2011
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Sparing the anterior cruciate ligament remnant: is it worth the hassle?
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Br Med Bull 104:91-111. 2012
    ..Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture is the most common surgically treated ligament injury. Many efforts have been taken to reconstruct it as anatomically as possible to restore knee stability and, possibly, prevent knee osteoarthritis...
  19. doi request reprint A systematic review of resting left ventricular systolic and diastolic function and adaptation in elite weightlifters
    Hardev Dhamu
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London E1 4DG, UK
    Br Med Bull 104:129-41. 2012
    ..This review aims to establish what effect weightlifting has on the systolic and diastolic function of the left ventricular (LV)...
  20. doi request reprint Shoulder stiffness and rotator cuff repair
    Rocco Papalia
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Br Med Bull 104:163-74. 2012
    ..Post-operative stiffness negatively affects surgical outcomes leading to a substantial comorbidity and to the failure of surgical treatment. Also, a stiff shoulder could commonly be concomitant with an rotator cuff tear (RCT)...
  21. doi request reprint Hip artroplasty: a transient reason not to be pregnant
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
    Surgeon 10:347-9. 2012
    ..The long-term biological consequences of exposure to Co-Cr particles and ions remain largely unknown...
  22. pmc Physiopathology of intratendinous calcific deposition
    Francesco Oliva
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, University of Rome Tor Vergata School of Medicine, Viale Oxford 81, Rome, Italy
    BMC Med 10:95. 2012
    ..In this review, we discuss the theories of pathogenesis behind CT. Better understanding of the pathogenesis is essential for development of effective treatment modalities and for improvement of clinical outcomes...
  23. 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...
  24. pmc Light microscopic histology of quadriceps tendon ruptures
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, England, UK
    Int Orthop 36:2367-71. 2012
    ..To assess histological changes and possible differences in the quadriceps of patients undergoing open repair of the tendon after spontaneous rupture, and subjects with no history of tendon pathology...
  25. pmc Z-shortening of healed, elongated Achilles tendon rupture
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    Int Orthop 36:2087-93. 2012
    ..The elongated structure must be shortened to restore effective push off. We report the results of a longitudinal study using Z-shortening of ruptured Achilles tendons that healed in continuity but were elongated...
  26. doi 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...
  27. doi request reprint Immediate and short-term effects of exercise on tendon structure: biochemical, biomechanical and imaging responses
    Alex Tardioli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, London, UK
    Br Med Bull 103:169-202. 2012
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Soothing suffering swimmers: a systematic review of the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries in competitive swimmers
    Trevor Gaunt
    Centre for Sports and Exercise, Mile End Hospital, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
    Br Med Bull 103:45-88. 2012
    ..Using the Coleman methodology score, we show that the methods used in obtaining and reporting clinical findings and intervention results could be improved. Where possible, we suggest improvements...
  29. doi request reprint Bilateral mini-invasive adductor tenotomy for the management of chronic unilateral adductor longus tendinopathy in athletes
    Nicola Maffulli
    Orth Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, Queen Mary University of London, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, United Kingdom
    Am J Sports Med 40:1880-6. 2012
    ..Although there have been some studies investigating the effectiveness of adductor longus tenotomy, none have investigated bilateral adductor tenotomy for unilateral tendinopathy...
  30. doi request reprint Free gracilis tendon graft for reconstruction of chronic tears of the Achilles tendon
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, England
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:906-10. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to report the long-term results of reconstruction of such chronic Achilles tendon ruptures with use of a free autologous gracilis tendon graft...
  31. doi request reprint Peroneus brevis tendon transfer for reconstruction of chronic tears of the Achilles tendon: a long-term follow-up study
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, England
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:901-5. 2012
    ..Chronic tears of the Achilles tendon can result in substantial loss of function. Those tears with a tendon gap of up to 6.5 cm can be treated surgically with use of an autologous peroneus brevis tendon graft...
  32. ncbi request reprint Expression of the two pore domain potassium channel TREK-1 in human intervertebral disc cells
    Pankaj Sharma
    Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University School of Medicine, Thornburrow Drive, Stoke on Trent, ST4 7QB, UK
    Curr Stem Cell Res Ther 7:266-71. 2012
    ..Further research is required to fully elucidate the role of the TREK-1 ion channel in intervertebral disc cells...
  33. ncbi request reprint Endothelial progenitor cells (EPCs) and mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in bone healing
    Nikolaos C Keramaris
    University of Athens, Medical School, 3rd Department of Orthopaedics, KAT General Hospital, Nikis 2 Kifissia 145 61, Athens, Greece
    Curr Stem Cell Res Ther 7:293-301. 2012
    ..The co-implantation of ECs with MSCs is more intriguing when we take into account the vast array of complex reciprocal interactions between ECs and MSCs...
  34. doi request reprint Platelet plasma rich products in musculoskeletal medicine: any evidence?
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    Surgeon 10:148-50. 2012
    ..We prompt researchers to undertake appropriately powered level I studies with adequate and relevant outcome measures and clinically appropriate follow up...
  35. doi request reprint Osteoporotic vertebral fractures: current concepts of conservative care
    Umile Giuseppe Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Trigoria Rome, Italy
    Br Med Bull 102:171-89. 2012
    ..In the USA, 10 million people over 50 suffer from osteoporosis. In these patients, 1.5 million annual fractures have been registered, and 50% of these are vertebral compression...
  36. doi request reprint Management of the greater trochanteric pain syndrome: a systematic review
    Angelo Del Buono
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Italy
    Br Med Bull 102:115-31. 2012
    ..Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a debilitating condition characterized by lateral hip pain located at or around the greater trochanter...
  37. 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...
  38. doi request reprint Ultrasound as a primary evaluation tool of bone stress injuries in elite track and field athletes
    Agapi Papalada
    National Track and Field Centre, Sports Medicine Clinic of SEGAS, Thessaloniki, Greece
    Am J Sports Med 40:915-9. 2012
    ..Little is known about therapeutic ultrasound (TUS) to diagnose bone stress injuries...
  39. doi request reprint Genetic susceptibility to aseptic loosening following total hip arthroplasty: a systematic review
    Angelo Del Buono
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Rome, Italy
    Br Med Bull 101:39-55. 2012
    ..Areas timely for developing research Research in this field could lead to better understanding of mechanisms behind aseptic osteolysis, and improve the results of THA...
  40. 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...
  41. pmc Bone lengthening osteogenesis, a combination of intramembranous and endochondral ossification: an experimental study in sheep
    Francisco Forriol
    Research Unit, FREMAP Hospital, Madrid, Spain
    Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr 5:71-8. 2010
    ..Our study provides a detailed structural characterization of the newly formed tissue in an experimental model of tibial lengthening in sheep and may be useful for further investigations on callotasis...
  42. pmc Effect of training and sudden detraining on the patellar tendon and its enthesis in rats
    Antonio Frizziero
    Department of Histology, Embryology and Applied Biology, University of Bologna, Italy
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 12:20. 2011
    ..Aim of the study was the assessment of training and especially detraining on the patellar tendon (PT) and its enthesis...
  43. pmc Protocol for the ProFHER (PROximal Fracture of the Humerus: Evaluation by Randomisation) trial: a pragmatic multi-centre randomised controlled trial of surgical versus non-surgical treatment for proximal fracture of the humerus in adults
    Helen Handoll
    Centre for Rehabilitation Sciences, Health Sciences and Social Care Institute, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley TS1 3BA, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 10:140. 2009
    ..In particular it is not clear whether surgery gives better outcomes than non-surgical management. Currently there is much variation in the use of surgery and a lack of good quality evidence to inform this decision...
  44. doi request reprint Achilles tendon ruptures in elite athletes
    Nicola Maffulli
    Queen Mary University of London, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, E1 4DG, United Kingdom
    Foot Ankle Int 32:9-15. 2011
    ..We performed a retrospective review of prospectively collected data study to evaluate the results of percutaneous repair of an acute AT rupture in elite athletes...
  45. doi request reprint Aetiology and prevention of injuries in elite young athletes
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise, Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, London, UK
    Med Sport Sci 56:187-200. 2011
    ..Active prevention measures are the main weapon to decrease the (re-)injury rate and to increase athletic performance...
  46. doi request reprint Hallux valgus: effectiveness and safety of minimally invasive surgery. A systematic review
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, UK
    Br Med Bull 97:149-67. 2011
    ..Studies of higher levels of evidence, concentrating on large adequately powered randomized trials, should be conducted to help answer these questions...
  47. doi request reprint Less-invasive reconstruction of chronic achilles tendon ruptures using a peroneus brevis tendon transfer
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, England
    Am J Sports Med 38:2304-12. 2010
    ..A less-invasive technique to reconstruct chronic Achilles tendon rupture with transfer of the tendon of peroneus brevis is suitable in patients with a tendon gap less than 6 cm...
  48. doi request reprint Non-surgical therapies for peripheral nerve injury
    Pilar Martínez de Albornoz
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, FREMAP Hospital, Ctra de Pozuelo 61, 28220 Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
    Br Med Bull 100:73-100. 2011
    ..Non-surgical approaches have been developed to enhance nerve recovery, which are complementary to surgery and are an adjunct to the reinnervation process...
  49. 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
    ..Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. See Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence...
  50. doi request reprint Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction with a divergent patellar transverse 2-tunnel technique
    Alfredo Schiavone Panni
    Molise University, Science of Health, Orthopaedic Department, Campobasso, Italy
    Am J Sports Med 39:2647-55. 2011
    ..The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is the primary passive restraint to lateral patellar dislocation and there is increasing awareness of its role in recurrent lateral patellar instability...
  51. doi request reprint Minimally invasive surgery of the achilles tendon
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    Orthop Clin North Am 40:491-8, viii-ix. 2009
    ..Future randomized controlled trials are required to address the issue of the comparison between open versus minimally invasive AT surgery...
  52. doi request reprint Achilles tendon ruptures in diabetic patients
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, UK
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 131:33-8. 2011
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the results of percutaneous repair of an acute AT rupture in diabetic patients...
  53. doi request reprint Marked pathological changes proximal and distal to the site of rupture in acute Achilles tendon ruptures
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, E1 4DG, UK
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 19:680-7. 2011
    ....
  54. doi request reprint Gracilis autograft for recurrent posttraumatic instability of the superior tibiofibular joint
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, England
    Am J Sports Med 38:2294-8. 2010
    ..Several reconstruction procedures have been proposed to manage recurrent dislocation of the superior tibiofibular joint...
  55. doi request reprint [Surgical treatment for pain syndromes of the Achilles tendon]
    N Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, London, England
    Unfallchirurg 113:721-5. 2010
    ..New minimally invasive techniques for the management of this condition, including endoscopy are also reported...
  56. doi request reprint Sport injuries: a review of outcomes
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, UK
    Br Med Bull 97:47-80. 2011
    ..To assess whether benefits from sports participation outweigh the risks, future research should involve questionnaires regarding the health-related quality of life in former athletes, to be compared with the general population...
  57. doi request reprint Novel approaches for the management of tendinopathy
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, England
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 92:2604-13. 2010
    ..Randomized controlled trials are necessary to better clarify the best therapeutic options for the management of tendinopathy...
  58. doi request reprint The evidence of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound for in vitro, animal and human fracture healing
    Pilar Martínez de Albornoz
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, FREMAP Hospital, Ctra de Pozuelo 61, 28220 Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain
    Br Med Bull 100:39-57. 2011
    ..Physical stimulation therapies are currently available to enhance fracture healing...
  59. doi request reprint Long-term health outcomes of youth sports injuries
    N Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, UK
    Br J Sports Med 44:21-5. 2010
    ..Important to this research is meticulous documentation of injuries on injury report forms that include age-appropriate designations of the type of injury and accurate determination of exposure-based injury rates...
  60. doi request reprint Free hamstrings tendon transfer and interference screw fixation for less invasive reconstruction of chronic avulsions of the Achilles tendon
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, E1 4DG, UK
    Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 18:269-73. 2010
    ..Using this approach, a wide exposure of the insertion of the Achilles tendon is possible, preserving the integrity of the skin overlying the site most prone to wound breakdown...
  61. doi request reprint Quantitative review of operative management of hallux rigidus
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, UK
    Br Med Bull 98:75-98. 2011
    ..However, the optimal management is controversial...
  62. doi request reprint Bosch osteotomy and scarf osteotomy for hallux valgus correction
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DG, England, UK
    Orthop Clin North Am 40:515-24, ix-x. 2009
    ..1-3.2 years). Patients having the osteotomy had similar AOFAS and FAOS scores with less operating time and earlier discharge. Less operative time may benefit the patients, and earlier discharge has financial implications for the hospital...
  63. doi request reprint Understanding and preventing complications in repairing rotator cuff tears
    Leonardo Osti
    Unit of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, Hesperia Hospital, Modena, Italy
    Med Sport Sci 57:178-83. 2012
    ..Stiffness, infection and failure of repair are the more frequent complications reported...
  64. doi request reprint Current treatment options for tendinopathy
    Nicola Maffulli
    Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Hospital, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, 275 Bancroft Road, London E1 4 DG, UK
    Expert Opin Pharmacother 11:2177-86. 2010
    ..Although several therapeutic options are routinely used, very few well-conducted randomised prospective, placebo, controlled trials have been performed to assist in choosing the best evidence-based management...
  65. ncbi request reprint Figure-of-four pivot shift test--a technical note
    Nicola Maffulli
    Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, Mile End Hospital, 275 Bancroft Road, London, England
    Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis 69:173-6. 2011
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Characteristics at haematoxylin and eosin staining of ruptures of the long head of the biceps tendon
    U G Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy
    Br J Sports Med 43:603-7. 2009
    ....
  67. doi request reprint Double-bundle arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament: does the evidence add up?
    U G Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Via Alvaro del Portillo 200, 00128 Trigoria, Rome, Italy
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 90:995-9. 2008
    ....
  68. doi request reprint Circulating substance P levels and shoulder joint contracture after arthroscopic repair of the rotator cuff
    F Franceschi
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy
    Br J Sports Med 42:742-5. 2008
    ..To determine the plasma levels of substance P (SP) in patients with postoperative stiffness after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair...
  69. doi request reprint Higher fasting plasma glucose levels within the normoglycaemic range and rotator cuff tears
    U G Longo
    Department of Orthopaedicand Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University, Rome, Italy
    Br J Sports Med 43:284-7. 2009
    ..To determine the plasma glucose levels in non-diabetic patients with rotator cuff tear...
  70. doi request reprint Triglycerides and total serum cholesterol in rotator cuff tears: do they matter?
    U G Longo
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, University Campus Bio Medico of Rome, Rome, Italy
    Br J Sports Med 44:948-51. 2010
    ..In this study, the serum triglycerides and total serum cholesterol levels in patients with rotator cuff tear were determined...
  71. ncbi request reprint The three in one procedure: how I do it
    K L Luscombe
    Keele University School of Medicine, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Hartshill, Thornburrow Drive, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
    Surgeon 2:32-6. 2004
    ..This is a safe, reliable procedure for patients with recurrent dislocation of the patella resulting from an imbalance of soft tissue tension around the patella, but with a normally sited patella and normal trochlea...
  72. doi request reprint In-depth imaging and quantification of degenerative changes associated with Achilles ruptured tendons by polarization-sensitive optical coherence tomography
    P O Bagnaninchi
    Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine, Keele University, and Department of Pathology, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent ST4 7QB, UK
    Phys Med Biol 55:3777-87. 2010
    ..PSOCT has the potential to explore in situ and in-depth pathological change associated with Achilles tendon rupture, and could help to delineate abnormalities in tendinopathic samples in vivo...
  73. ncbi request reprint No adverse effect of early weight bearing following open repair of acute tears of the Achilles tendon
    N Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, North Staffordshire Hospital, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 43:367-79. 2003
    ..To study the effects of early weight bearing following acute repair of ruptured Achilles tendon...
  74. ncbi request reprint Peroneus brevis tendon transfer in neglected tears of the Achilles tendon
    E Pintore
    Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Clinica Malzoni, Agropoli, Salerno, Italy
    J Trauma 50:71-8. 2001
    ..Patients with a neglected rupture are at a slightly greater risk of postoperative complications, and their ankle plantar flexion strength can be reduced...
  75. 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...
  76. ncbi request reprint Changes in knee motion following femoral and tibial lengthening using the Ilizarov apparatus: a cohort study
    N Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, School of Postgraduate Medicine, North Staffordshire Hospital, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stroke on Trent, ST4 7QB, UK
    J Orthop Sci 6:333-8. 2001
    ..After the removal of the tibial or femoral Ilizarov frames, the ROM of the knee tended to return to prelengthening values...
  77. ncbi request reprint No correlation between physicians administered elbow rating systems and patient's satisfaction
    L Capuano
    Orthopaedic Department, Ambroise Pare Hospital, West Paris University, Boulogne, France
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 51:255-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the functional outcome of patients who had undergone elbow arthroscopy, evaluating the correlation between three elbow scoring systems and the patients' subjective perception of satisfaction..
  78. 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...
  79. ncbi request reprint Osteoid osteoma mimicking overuse syndromes in athletes
    A Giombini
    Institute of Medicine and Sport Science, Rome, Italy
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 49:167-70. 2009
    ..Each injured athlete must be fully evaluated by history, physical examination and appropriate imaging investigations to minimize the rate of misdiagnosis and underestimation, unnecessary procedures, and delayed management...
  80. ncbi request reprint Tendinopathy and inflammation: some truths
    A Del Buono
    Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Campus Biomedico University of Rome, Via Alvaro del Portillo, Rome, Italy
    Int J Immunopathol Pharmacol 24:45-50. 2011
    ..Further studies may reveal novel therapeutic treatment approaches...
  81. doi request reprint Errors of level in spinal surgery: an evidence-based systematic review
    U G Longo
    Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, London, UK
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 94:1546-50. 2012
    ..Further prevention strategies need to be developed to reduce the risk of wrong-site surgery...
  82. doi request reprint Doppler ultrasound signal in Achilles tendinopathy reduces immediately after activity
    P Malliaras
    Sports and Exercise Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom
    Int J Sports Med 33:480-4. 2012
    ..05). Doppler signal in Achilles tendinopathy may decrease immediately after activities that load the calf muscle and increase heart rate, suggesting that this activity should be avoided prior to imaging to avoid false negative results...
  83. doi request reprint Achilles tendinopathy in club runners
    Z Shaikh
    Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Int J Sports Med 33:390-4. 2012
    ..Prospective studies on asymptomatic athletes are needed to define the predictive value of US signs of Achilles tendinopathy in the development of symptoms in the long-term...
  84. 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
  85. ncbi request reprint Conservative management, percutaneous or open repair of acute Achilles tendon rupture: a retrospective study
    D Miller
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent
    Scott Med J 50:160-5. 2005
    ..To ascertain the differences in patients' perceived outcomes between conservative, percutaneous or open repair of Achilles tendon ruptures...
  86. ncbi request reprint Isolated avulsion fracture of the coronoid process requiring open reduction in a paediatric patient: a case report
    A Gadgil
    North Staffordshire Hospital, Keele University, Stoke on Trent, UK
    Acta Orthop Belg 68:396-8. 2002
    ..If the fragment is seen to be significantly displaced it may have resulted from avulsion by important structures such as the medial collateral ligament and open reduction is required to stabilise the elbow...
  87. ncbi request reprint Clinical and functional results of open operative repair for Achilles tendon rupture in a non-specialist surgical unit
    A Coutts
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, North Staffordshire Hospital, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 7QB, UK
    J R Coll Surg Edinb 47:753-62. 2002
    ..The macroscopic and ultrasonographic appearance of the operated tendon remained abnormal, but this was not associated with any overt clinical disturbance..
  88. ncbi request reprint Elevated, straight-arm traction for supracondylar fractures of the humerus in children
    A Gadgil
    University Hospital of North Staffordshire and Keele University, Stoke on Trent, England, UK
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 87:82-7. 2005
    ..It can be effectively used in an environment that can provide ordinary paediatric medical care and general orthopaedic expertise. The outcomes compare with supracondylar fractures treated surgically in specialist centres...
  89. 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
  90. doi request reprint Temporal sequence of greyscale ultrasound changes and their relationship with neovascularity and pain in the patellar tendon
    P Malliaras
    Brunel University, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UK, UB8 3PH
    Br J Sports Med 44:944-7. 2010
    ..This study investigated the temporal sequence in greyscale abnormalities as well as the relationship between greyscale abnormalities, Doppler flow and pain...
  91. doi request reprint Management of chronic ruptures of the Achilles tendon
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Thornburrow Drive, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent ST4 7QB Staffs, England
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:1348-60. 2008
    ..5 cm. Compared with acute injuries, chronic injuries are associated with a higher rate of postoperative infection and more prolonged recovery...
  92. ncbi request reprint Early weightbearing and ankle mobilization after open repair of acute midsubstance tears of the achilles tendon
    Nicola Maffulli
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, North Staffordshire Hospital, Hartshill, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, England
    Am J Sports Med 31:692-700. 2003
    ..To study the effects of early weightbearing and ankle mobilization after acute repair of ruptured Achilles tendon...
  93. ncbi request reprint Neglected rupture of the Achilles tendon: reconstruction with peroneus brevis tendon transfer
    D McClelland
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Hartshill, Thomburrow Drive, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, UK, ST4 7QB
    Surgeon 2:209-13. 2004
    ..Patients with a neglected rupture are at a slightly greater risk of post-operative complications and may never fully recover their ankle plantar flexion strength...
  94. 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...
  95. ncbi request reprint Fracture strain and stability with additional locking screws in intramedullary nailing: a biomechanical study
    Murali K Sayana
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Staffordshire, England
    J Trauma 60:1053-7. 2006
    ..We studied the effect of additional locking screws on fracture strain and stability in tibial intramedullary nailing...
  96. pmc Achilles tendon rupture following surgical management for tendinopathy: a case report
    Michael R Carmont
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, ST4 6QG, UK
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 8:19. 2007
    ..Achilles tendinopathy is understood to be a failed healing response. Operative management is utilised following the failure of non-operative methods...
  97. 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...
  98. ncbi request reprint Gene expression analysis in calcific tendinopathy of the rotator cuff
    F Oliva
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Rome Tor Vergata, School of Medicine, Italy
    Eur Cell Mater 21:548-57. 2011
    ..A variation in expression of these genes could be characteristic of this form tendinopathy, since an increased level of these genes has not been detected in other forms of tendon lesions...
  99. doi request reprint Achilles tendon shape and echogenicity on ultrasound among active badminton players
    P Malliaras
    Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Mile End Hospital, London, UK
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 22:149-55. 2012
    ..Heterogeneous echogenicity with a parallel shape may be a physiological phase and may develop into heterogeneous echogenicity with a spindle shape that is more likely to be pathological...
  100. pmc Matrix metalloproteases: a role in overuse tendinopathies
    M Magra
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, UK
    Br J Sports Med 39:789-91. 2005
  101. ncbi request reprint The growing child in sport
    N Maffulli
    Department of Orthopaedics, Newham General Hospital, Plaistow, London, UK
    Br Med Bull 48:561-8. 1992
    ..Measures should be taken to modify the present structure of competitive sport to avoid the possible deleterious effects of intensive physical activity on children...