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Teresa Street, Nicholas Sanderson, Bridget Atkins, Andrew Brent, Kevin Cole, Dona Foster, Martin McNally, Sarah Oakley, Leon Peto, Adrian Taylor, Tim Peto, Derrick Crook, David Eyre. Molecular diagnosis of orthopaedic device infection direct from sonication fluid by metagenomic sequencing" J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Aug;55(8):2334-2347. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00462-17. Epub 2017 May 10.

George Grammatopoulos, Ben Kendrick, Nick Athanasou, Bridget L Atkins, Martin McNally, Peter McLardy-Smith, Adrian Taylor, Roger Gundle. Outcome following Debridement, Antibiotics and Implant Retention (DAIR) In Hip Peri-Prosthetic Joint Infection - An 18-year experience", accepted for publication in The Journal of Arthroplasty, Feb 17.

Kümin M, Scarborough M. Laminar flow ventilation during surgery. Lancet Infect Dis. 2017 Jun;17(6):581.

G. Grammatopoulos, M-E. Bolduc, B. L. Atkins, B. J. L. Kendrick, P. McLardy-Smith, D. W. Murray, R. Gundle, A. H. Taylor. Functional outcome of debridement, antibiotics and implant retention in periprosthetic joint infection involving the hip. A case-control study. Bone Joint J 2017;99-B:614–22.


Artus M, Fairbank J, Scarborough M, Foster N. Infection and low back pain: seeking evidence or fear of exploring new indications for antibiotics? Eur Spine J. 2016 Dec;25(12):3859-3861

Sendi P, Brent A. Mycobacterium tuberculosis and prosthetic joint infection. Lancet Infectious Diseases Vol 16 August 2016

Kendall J, McNally MA. Septic arthritis of the shoulder with proximal humerus osteomyelitis, treated by Ilizarov shoulder arthrodesis. J Bone Joint Infect 2017; 2: 90-95.

Ferguson J, Diefenbeck M, McNally M. Ceramic biocomposites as biodegradable antibiotic carriers in the treatment of bone infections. J Bone Joint Infect 2017; 2: 41-54.

Olsen UK, Pedersen NJ, Eckardt H, Lykke-Meyer L, Bonde CT, Singh UM, McNally M. The cost of infection in severe open tibial fractures treated with a free flap. Intern Orthop 2016.

McNally MA. Decision-making in infected nonunion: is the surgery more important than the condition? [Invited Editorial] Bone Joint J 2016; 98-B: 435-436.

Sendi P, McNally MA. Wound irrigation in initial management of open fractures. Letter N Engl J Med 2016; 374;18; 1788-1790.

Stravinskas M, Horstmenn P, Ferguson J, Hettwer W, Nilsson M, Tarasevicius S, Petersen MM, McNally MA, Lidgren L. Pharmacokinetics of gentamicin eluted from a regenerating bone graft substitute. Bone Joint Res 2016; 5: 427-435.

McNally MA, Ferguson JY, Lau ACK, Diefenbeck M, Scarborough M, Ramsden AJ, Atkins BL. Single-stage treatment of chronic osteomyelitis with a new absorbable, gentamicin-loaded, calcium sulphate/hydroxyapatite biocomposite. Bone Joint J 2016; 98-B: 1289-1296.

Raina DB, Guptaz A, Petersen MM, Hettwer W, McNally MA, Tägil M, Zheng M-H, Kumar A, Lidgren L. Muscle as an osteoinductive niche for local bone formation with the use of a biphasic calcium sulphate/hydroxyapatite biomaterial. Bone Joint Res 2016; 5: 500-511.


Li HK, Scarborough M, Zambellas R, Cooper C, Rombach I, Walker AS, Lipsky BA, Briggs A, Seaton A, Atkins BL, Woodhouse A, Berendt A, Byren I, Angus B, Pandit H, Stubbs D, McNally MA, Thwaites G, Bejon P. Oral versus intravenous antibiotic treatment for bone and joint infections (OVIVA): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials 2015; 16:583.

Li HK, Agweyu A, English M, Bejon P. PLoS Med. 2015 May 19;12(5):e An unsupported preference for intravenous antibiotics.

Lammens J, Oschner PE, McNally MA. "Infected Non-union" In: Manual of Infection. AO Trauma in press publication in 2016

McNally MA "Infection after Fracture" In: Manual of Infection. AO Trauma in press publication in 2016

McNally MA, Sendi P. "Implant-associated osteomyelitis of long bones" In: Bone and Joint Infections: from microbiology to diagnostics and treatment. Wiley & Sons 2015: 303-323.

McNally MA Decision-making in infected nonunion: is the surgery more important than the condition? Invited Editorial Bone Joint J 2016 in press

Olesen UK, Juul R, Bonde CT, Moser C, McNally MA, Jensen LT, Elberg JJ, Eckardt H. A review of 45 open tibial fractures covered with free flaps: analysis of complications, microbiology and prognostic factors. Intern Orthop 2015 39(6): 1159-1166.

Bose D, Kugan R, Stubbs DA, McNally MA. Management of infected non-union of the long bones by a multidisciplinary team. Bone Joint J 2015 97-B: 814-17.

AM Ali, JM McMaster, D Noyes, AJ Brent, LK Cogswell. Experience of managing open fractures of the lower limb at a major trauma centre. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2015; 97: 287–290

Angela Minassian, Bridget Atkins, Ivor Byren, Martin McNally, David Stubbs, Alexander Ramsden, Anthony Berendt. Pubic osteomyelitis following radiation osteonecrosis: a chronic, complex and co-morbid case series. Accepted by J.Urology. Jan 2015.

Earlier (2002 - 2014)

Publications list 2002 - 2014 (pdf, 450 KB)