Nicola Maffulli, MD, MS, PhD, FRCP, FRCS

Queen Mary University of London, London, UNITED KINGDOM

Professor Nicola Maffulli is widely recognised as one of the world’s most eminent Consultant Orthopaedic and Sports Injury Surgeons. He is responsible for pioneering several revolutionary new procedures and techniques in foot and ankle surgery regularly taking care of elite and professional athletes in many sports including soccer, rugby, track and field, martial arts and cricket. Professor Maffulli practises in The Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic at TMCK, and specialises in lower limb tendon and ligament problems.

Professor Maffulli is the Professor of Sport Medicine at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he is Director of The Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine. His NHS practice is based at Newham University Hospital, where he sees larger numbers of Patients with sport injuries of the lower limb, acute and chronic tendon injuries, knee and foot and ankle surgery ailments. He takes care of Patients with anterior cruciate ligament surgery and of young athletic Patients with osteoarthritis of the knee, foot and ankle.

Professor Maffulli carries out much of his surgery using minimally invasive techniques, including arthroscopy and percutaneous surgery of the foot, using techniques that he has researched and developed.

He has been published widely in highly regarded international medical journals and has led several clinical trials in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. Professor Maffulli has published 12 books and has won 13 national and international prizes for his work in this specialist area, including the Smith and Nephews Richards Research and Travel Award for the British Orthopaedic Association, 22nd Instructional Course in 1993 for his work on Patterns of meniscal tears in anterior cruciate deficient knees in athletes. Recent publications include Tendon Injuries : Basic Science and Clinical Medicine.