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Mr. Asopa has carried out both clinical and basic science research. He has also published a number of important articles relating to sporting injuries of the hip, knee, foot and ankle.


  1. The effects of age and cell isolation on collagen II synthesis by articular chondrocytes. V. Asopa, T. Vincent, J. Saklatvala. BioMed Research International. May 2020. 
  2. Complications in Knee Surgery. V. Asopa, H. Atkinson. Complications in Orthopaedics. Vol 33, Issue 6, P372-377, Dec 01, 2019.
  3. The results of meniscal allograft transplantation: what is success? H. Searle, V.Asopa, Simon Coleman, I. McDermott. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders volume 21, Article number: 159 (2020).
  4. Are trunnions in hip hemiarthroplasties exempt from high wear? R. Pradhan, G. Grammatopoulos, H. Wilson, V. Asopa, T. Andrade. Orthopaedic Proceedings. Feb 2018, Vol. 99-B, No. SUPP_12
  5. Spot Diagnosis: Carpometacarpal Fracture Dislocation. A. Monsell,  V. AsopaBMJ. 2015 Jul 3;351:h3388. doi: 10.1136/bmj.h3388.
  6. Patellectomy for osteoarthritis: A new surgical technique to reconstruct the extensor mechanism with retrospective review of long-term follow-up. V. Asopa, C. Willis-Owen, G. Keene.  J. Orth Surg & Res. 2015, 10:107. DOI: 10.1186/s13018-015-0237-1
  7. Staged VTE Prophylaxis with LMWH Followed by Aspirin is Safe and Effective After  Arthroplasty. V. Asopa, W. Cobain, D. Martin, G. Keene, A. Bauze.  ANZ J Surg. 2015 May 21. doi: 10.1111/ans.13174.
  8. Sciatic Nerve Palsy following Total Hip Replacement via Direct Anterior Approach after Recommencement of Warfarin for Prophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation. V. Asopa, S Al-Nammari, T. Spriggins, T. Menz and A. Bauze. Case Reports in Orthopedics, vol. 2014, Article ID 810481, 3 pages, 2014.
  9. The inadequacy of musculoskeletal knowledge in graduating medical students in the United Kingdom. S. Al-Nammari, I. Pengas, V. Asopa, A. Jawad, M. Rafferty, M. Ramachandran. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2015 Apr 01; 97 (7): e36
  10. Clinical Quiz: It’s just de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. V. Asopa, R. Douglas, A. Nguyen, A. Saies. South African Family Practice 2014; 56(4):220-221.
  11. A description of the Intracapsular Atraumatic Arthroscopic Technique (ICAAT) for closure of the hip capsule. V. Asopa,P. Singh. Arthrosc Tech. 2014 Mar 21;3(2):e245-7.
  12. A description of the Rigid Curette Technique (RCT) for the application of fibrin bio-adhesive during hip arthroscopy for articular cartilage lesions. V. Asopa, P. Singh. Arthrosc Tech. 2014 Mar 21;3(2):e249-50
  13. A misdiagnosis of traumatic hypersupination of the distal radioulnar joint. V. Asopa, S. Church. Case Rep Orthop. 2013;2013:209675. Epub 2013 Dec 10.
  14. Are Chromosomes the future in cartilage injuries? V. Asopa, G. Keene. In-Touch, Australian Physiotherapy Association. In Touch 4, November 2013.
  15. Diagnosing Snapping Sartorius Tendon Secondary to a Meniscal Cyst Using Dynamic Ultrasound Avoids Incorrect Surgical Procedure.  V. Asopa, R. Douglas, J. Heysen, D. Martin. Case Reports in Radiology, vol. 2013, Article ID 813232, 3 pages, 2013. 
  16. A Novel Way to Reconstruct the Neglected Achilles Tendon Rupture. V. Asopa, R. Douglas, J. Clayton. Foot Ankle Int. 2014 Mar;35(3):304-6.
  17. Technical note: Avoiding incorrect level lumbar discectomy. V. Asopa, G. Ellis, R. Shetty. Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2012 Jul;94(5):359.
  18. Primary TB of the elbow joint managed by two stage revision arthroplasty. V. Asopa, A. Wallace. J. Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2004. 13(3): 364-5
  19. Is the re-excision rate higher if breast conservation surgery is done by surgical trainees? K. Moorthy, V. Asopa, E. Wiggins, M. Callam. Am. J. Surgery 2004: 188(1): 45-48.
  20. Resection of renal metastases to the pancreas: A surgical challenge. D. Zaacharoulis, V. Asopa, E. Karvounis, R. C. N. Williamson. Journal of Hepatobilliary Surgery 2003; 5(3): 137-41.
  21. Hepatectomy using intra-operative ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation. D. Zacharoulis, V. Asopa, N. Habib. International Surgery 2003. 88(2): 80-2
  22. Mucous Cystadenoma and cause of right iliac fossa pain. G. Navarra, V. Asopa, Jones. Surgical Endoscopy 2003. 17(5): 833-4
  23. Is the re-excision rate higher if breast conservation surgery is done by surgical trainees? K. Moorthy, V. Asopa. European Journal Of Surgical Oncology 2001. 27(8)787.
  24. Prognosis following a second whiplash injury. S. Khan, G. Bannister, M. Gargan, V. Asopa, A. Edwards. Injury 2000. 31(4): 249-25.
  25. Infantile Septic Arthiritis. V. Asopa. Royal College of Surgeons of England Bulletin 2000. 83
  26. Immunoglobulin-like domains define the nerve growth factor binding site of the TrkA receptor. P. H. Holden, V. Asopa, A. G. S. Robertson et. al. Nature Biotechnology 1997. 15 July.
  27. Expression, purification, refolding and characterisation of the immunoglobulin-like sub-domains of the nerve growth factor receptor (TrkA). V. Asopa, P. H. Holden, A. G.  S. Robertson, S. Tyler, S. J. Allen, S. K. F Smith, D. Dawbarn. Abstract. British Journal of Pharmacology 119, Oct 1996 (1996-10), page 273P.


Mr. Asopa’s PhD thesis was a laboratory based investigation into the difference in type II collagen synthesis between adult and young articular cartilage.

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