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Intra-articular Injection Administration in UK Ex-professional Footballers During Their Playing Careers and the Association with Post-career Knee Osteoarthritis (2020)
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Fernandes, G. S., Parekh, S. M., Moses, J. P., Fuller, C. W., Scammell, B. E., Batt, M. E., …Doherty, M. (2020). Intra-articular Injection Administration in UK Ex-professional Footballers During Their Playing Careers and the Association with Post-career Knee Osteoarthritis. Sports Medicine, https://doi.org/10.1007/s40279-019-01255-x

© 2020, The Author(s). Background: The long-term risk from knee intra-articular (KIA) injections in professional athletes such as ex-footballers remains unknown. The use of KIA injections is controversial and remains anecdotally prolific as it is per... Read More about Intra-articular Injection Administration in UK Ex-professional Footballers During Their Playing Careers and the Association with Post-career Knee Osteoarthritis.

Formulating injectable pastes of porous calcium phosphate glass microspheres for bone regeneration applications (2019)
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Matamoros-Veloza, A., Hossain, K. M. Z., Scammell, B. E., Ahmed, I., Hall, R., & Kapur, N. (2020). Formulating injectable pastes of porous calcium phosphate glass microspheres for bone regeneration applications. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 102, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2019.103489

Current trends in regenerative medicine treatments for bone repair applications focus on cell-based therapies. These aim to deliver the treatment via a minimally invasive injection to reduce patient trauma and to improve efficacy. This paper describe... Read More about Formulating injectable pastes of porous calcium phosphate glass microspheres for bone regeneration applications.

Do antibiotic impregnated calcium sulphate beads improve the healing of neuropathic foot ulcers with osteomyelitis undergoing surgical debridement? (2019)
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Dekker, A., Uzoho, C., & Scammell, B. (2019). Do antibiotic impregnated calcium sulphate beads improve the healing of neuropathic foot ulcers with osteomyelitis undergoing surgical debridement?. Wounds, 31(6), 145–150

Background: Neuropathic foot ulcers are common and difficult to treat. Calcium sulphate has been used for antibiotic delivery with success in treating osteomyelitis. Recent case series suggest success in treating osteomyelitis of the foot with a mean... Read More about Do antibiotic impregnated calcium sulphate beads improve the healing of neuropathic foot ulcers with osteomyelitis undergoing surgical debridement?.

Porous phosphate-based glass microspheres show biocompatibility, tissue infiltration and osteogenic onset in an ovine bone defect model (2019)
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McLaren, J. S., Macri-Pellizzeri, L., Zakir Hossain, K. M., Patel, U., Grant, D. M., Scammell, B. E., …Sottile, V. (2019). Porous phosphate-based glass microspheres show biocompatibility, tissue infiltration and osteogenic onset in an ovine bone defect model. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 11(17), 15436–15446. doi:10.1021/acsami.9b04603

Phosphate-based glasses (PBG) are bioactive and fully degradable materials with tailorable degradation rates. PBGs can be produced as porous microspheres through a single-step process, using changes in their formulation and geometry to produce varyin... Read More about Porous phosphate-based glass microspheres show biocompatibility, tissue infiltration and osteogenic onset in an ovine bone defect model.

Risk Factors for Knee Osteoarthritis in Retired Professional Footballers: A Cross-Sectional Study (2019)
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Parekh, S. M., Fernandes, G. S., Moses, J. P., Fuller, C. W., Scammell, B. E., Batt, M. E., …Doherty, M. (2019). Risk Factors for Knee Osteoarthritis in Retired Professional Footballers: A Cross-Sectional Study. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1097/JSM.0000000000000742

Objective: To determine risk factors for three knee osteoarthritis (KOA) outcomes, knee pain (KP), radiographic KOA (RKOA) and total knee replacement (TKR), in professional footballers. Design: This was a cross-sectional study involving a postal que... Read More about Risk Factors for Knee Osteoarthritis in Retired Professional Footballers: A Cross-Sectional Study.

In vitro cellular testing of Strontium/Calcium substituted phosphate glass discs and microspheres shows potential for bone regeneration (2019)
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Patel, U., Macri-Pellizzeri, L., Hossain, K. M. Z., Scammell, B. E., Grant, D. M., Scotchford, C. A., …Sottile, V. (2019). In vitro cellular testing of Strontium/Calcium substituted phosphate glass discs and microspheres shows potential for bone regeneration. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, 13(3), 396-405. doi:10.1002/term.2796

Phosphate glasses (PBG) are ideal materials for regenerative medicine strategies since their composition, degradation rates and ion release profiles can easily be controlled. Strontium has previously been found to simultaneously affect bone resorptio... Read More about In vitro cellular testing of Strontium/Calcium substituted phosphate glass discs and microspheres shows potential for bone regeneration.

Molecular expression patterns in the synovium and their association with advanced symptomatic knee osteoarthritis (2018)
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Wyatt, L. A., Nwosu, L. N., Wilson, D., Hill, R., Spendlove, I., Bennett, A. J., …Walsh, D. A. (2018). Molecular expression patterns in the synovium and their association with advanced symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, doi:10.1016/j.joca.2018.12.012

Objective: Osteoarthritis (OA) is a major source of knee pain. Mechanisms of OA knee pain are incompletely understood but include synovial pathology. We aimed to identify molecular expression patterns in the synovium associated with symptomatic knee... Read More about Molecular expression patterns in the synovium and their association with advanced symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

Comparison of different human tissue processing methods for maximization of bacterial recovery (2018)
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Askar, M., Ashraf, W., Scammell, B., & Bayston, R. (2019). Comparison of different human tissue processing methods for maximization of bacterial recovery. European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, 38(1), 149-155. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10096-018-3406-4

Tissues are valuable microbiological samples that have proved superiority over swabs. Culture of tissue samples is used in the diagnosis of a variety of infections. However, as well as factors such as the site of obtaining the sample, the number of s... Read More about Comparison of different human tissue processing methods for maximization of bacterial recovery.

Preoperative neuropathic pain like symptoms and central pain mechanisms in knee osteoarthritis predicts poor outcome 6 months after total knee replacement surgery (2018)
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Kurien, T., Arendt-Nielsen, L., Petersen, K. K., Graven-Nielsen, T., & Scammell, B. E. (2018). Preoperative neuropathic pain like symptoms and central pain mechanisms in knee osteoarthritis predicts poor outcome 6 months after total knee replacement surgery. Journal of Pain, doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2018.05.011. ISSN 1526-5900

Preoperative pain characteristics in osteoarthritis (OA) patients may explain persistent pain after total knee replacement (TKR). Fifty patients awaiting TKR and 22 asymptomatic controls were recruited to evaluate the degree of neuropathic pain sympt... Read More about Preoperative neuropathic pain like symptoms and central pain mechanisms in knee osteoarthritis predicts poor outcome 6 months after total knee replacement surgery.

Early motion and directed exercise (EMADE) versus usual care post ankle fracture fixation: study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial (2018)
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Matthews, P. A., Scammell, B. E., Ali, A., Coughlin, T., Nightingale, J., Khan, T., & Ollivere, B. J. (in press). Early motion and directed exercise (EMADE) versus usual care post ankle fracture fixation: study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial. Trials, 19(1), doi:10.1186/s13063-018-2691-7

Background: Following surgical fixation of ankle fractures, the traditional management has included immobilisation for 6 weeks in a below-knee cast. However, this can lead to disuse atrophy of the affected leg and joint stiffness. While early rehabil... Read More about Early motion and directed exercise (EMADE) versus usual care post ankle fracture fixation: study protocol for a pragmatic randomised controlled trial.

Factors associated with pain and osteoarthritis at the hip and knee in Great Britain's Olympians: a cross sectional study (2018)
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Cooper, D. J., Scammell, B. E., Batt, M. E., & Palmer, D. (2018). Factors associated with pain and osteoarthritis at the hip and knee in Great Britain's Olympians: a cross sectional study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 52(17), (1101-1108). doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-098315. ISSN 0306-3674

Background: Knowledge of the epidemiology and potentially modifiable factors associated with musculoskeletal disease is an important first step in injury prevention among elite athletes. Aim: This study investigated the prevalence and factors asso... Read More about Factors associated with pain and osteoarthritis at the hip and knee in Great Britain's Olympians: a cross sectional study.

Translation of remote control regenerative technologies for bone repair (2018)
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Markides, H., McLaren, J. S., Telling, N. D., Alom, N., Al-Mutheffer, E. A., Oreffo, R., …El-Haj, A. (in press). Translation of remote control regenerative technologies for bone repair. npj Regenerative Medicine, 3(9), doi:10.1038/s41536-018-0048-1

The role of biomechanical stimuli, or mechanotransduction, in normal bone homeostasis and repair is understood to facilitate effective osteogenesis of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in vitro. Mechanotransduction has been integrated into a multitude of... Read More about Translation of remote control regenerative technologies for bone repair.

Porous calcium phosphate glass microspheres for orthobiologic applications (2018)
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Hossain, K. M. Z., Patel, U., Kennedy, A. R., Macri-Pellizzeri, L., Sottile, V., Grant, D. M., …Ahmed, I. (2018). Porous calcium phosphate glass microspheres for orthobiologic applications. Acta Biomaterialia, 72, doi:10.1016/j.actbio.2018.03.040

Orthobiologics is a rapidly advancing field utilising cell-based therapies and biomaterials to enable the body to repair and regenerate musculoskeletal tissues. This paper reports on a cost-effective flame spheroidisation process for production of no... Read More about Porous calcium phosphate glass microspheres for orthobiologic applications.

Live quantitative monitoring of mineral deposition in stem cells using tetracycline hydrochloride (2018)
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Macri-Pellizzeri, L., De Melo, N., Ahmed, I., Grant, D. M., Scammell, B., & Sottile, V. (2018). Live quantitative monitoring of mineral deposition in stem cells using tetracycline hydrochloride. Tissue Engineering Part C Methods, 24(3), https://doi.org/10.1089/ten.TEC.2017.0400

The final stage of in vitro osteogenic differentiation is characterized by the production of mineral deposits containing calcium cations and inorganic phosphates, which populate the extracellular matrix surrounding the cell monolayer. Conventional hi... Read More about Live quantitative monitoring of mineral deposition in stem cells using tetracycline hydrochloride.

Home-based pre-surgical psychological intervention for knee osteoarthritis (HAPPiKNEES): a feasibility randomised controlled trial (2018)
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das Nair, R., Mhizha-Murira, J. R., Anderson, P., Carpenter, H., Clarke, S., Groves, S., …Lincoln, N. B. (2018). Home-based pre-surgical psychological intervention for knee osteoarthritis (HAPPiKNEES): a feasibility randomised controlled trial. Clinical Rehabilitation, 32(6), 777-789. doi:10.1177/0269215518755426

Objective: To determine the feasibility of conducting a trial of a pre-surgical psychological intervention on pain, function, and mood in people with knee osteoarthritis listed for total knee arthroplasty. Design: Multi-centre, mixed-methods feasibi... Read More about Home-based pre-surgical psychological intervention for knee osteoarthritis (HAPPiKNEES): a feasibility randomised controlled trial.

Development and validation of self-reported line drawings of the modified Beighton score for the assessment of generalised joint hypermobility (2018)
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Cooper, D. J., Scammell, B. E., Batt, M. E., & Palmer, D. (in press). Development and validation of self-reported line drawings of the modified Beighton score for the assessment of generalised joint hypermobility. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 18(1), doi:10.1186/s12874-017-0464-8

Background: The impracticalities and comparative expense of carrying out a clinical assessment is an obstacle in many large epidemiological studies. The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a series of electronic self-reported line drawi... Read More about Development and validation of self-reported line drawings of the modified Beighton score for the assessment of generalised joint hypermobility.

Principles of bone and joint injuries and their healing (2017)
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Nyary, T., & Scammell, B. E. (2018). Principles of bone and joint injuries and their healing. Surgery (Oxford), 36(1), doi:10.1016/j.mpsur.2017.10.005

This article describes the mechanisms of fracture healing (direct and indirect), general fracture management, the influence of the surgeon on the biology and biomechanical environment of bone healing, the management of articular fractures, and disord... Read More about Principles of bone and joint injuries and their healing.

Prevalence of knee pain, radiographic osteoarthritis and arthroplasty in retired professional footballers compared to men in the general population: a cross-sectional study (2017)
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Fernandes, G. S., Parekh, S. M., Moses, J., Fuller, C., Scammell, B. E., Batt, M. E., …Doherty, M. (2017). Prevalence of knee pain, radiographic osteoarthritis and arthroplasty in retired professional footballers compared to men in the general population: a cross-sectional study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, doi:10.1136/bjsports-2017-097503. ISSN 0306-3674

Objectives: To determine the prevalence of knee pain, radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA), total knee replacement (TKR) and associated risk factors in male ex-professional footballers compared to men in the general population (comparison group).... Read More about Prevalence of knee pain, radiographic osteoarthritis and arthroplasty in retired professional footballers compared to men in the general population: a cross-sectional study.