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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. 1.    Sagi A, Asopa V, Getachew F, Sochart D, Field R. The digital divide between primary and secondary care: an analysis using SARS-CoV-2 hospital admissions. Accepted for publication: April 2024

    2.     Shah OA, Spence C, Kader D, Clement ND, Asopa V, Sochart DH. Patellar resurfacing and kneeling ability after total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review. Arthroplasty. 2023 Jun 3;5(1):32. doi: 10.1186/s42836-023-00184-5. PMID: 37268994; PMCID: PMC10238242.

    3.     Is success written in the stars? The effect of zodiac sign on the outcome of total knee arthroplasty. Peacock CJ, Afzal I, Asopa V, Clement ND, Sochart DH.N Z Med J. 2023 Mar 24;136(1572):36-45.

    4.     The effect of BMI and other factors on post-operative length of stay: A multivariable regression analysis of 860 patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty. Fu H, Wang C, Afzal I, Kader D, Asopa V, Sochart D. Knee. 2023 Mar 14;42:82-89. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2023.02.016. 

    5.     Factors associated with a clinically significant improvement in health-related quality of life after total knee arthroplasty. Clement ND, Radha S, Afzal I, Gurung B, Asopa V, Caplan N, Kader D. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2022 Dec 24:1-10. doi: 10.1007/s00590-022-03460-3. 

    6.     The composition of cell-based therapies obtained from point-of-care devices/systems which mechanically dissociate lipoaspirate: a scoping review of the literature. Liu P, Gurung B, Afzal I, Santin M, Sochart DH, Field RE, Kader DF, Asopa V. J Exp Orthop. 2022 Oct 9;9(1):103. doi: 10.1186/s40634-022-00537-0.

    7.     The outcomes of total hip arthroplasty in rapidly progressive osteoarthritis: a systematic review. Baryeh K, Asopa V, Field R, Sochart DH. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2022 Sep 23:1-10. doi: 10.1007/s00590-022-03396-8. 

    8.     The effect of Nickel hypersensitivity on the outcome of total knee arthroplasty and the value of skin patch testing: a systematic review. Peacock CJH, Fu H, Asopa V, Clement ND, Kader D, Sochart DH. Arthroplasty. 2022 Sep 2;4(1):40. doi: 10.1186/s42836-022-00144-5.

    9.     Environmental sustainability in orthopaedic surgery : a scoping review. Phoon KM, Afzal I, Sochart DH, Asopa V, Gikas P, Kader D. Bone Jt Open. 2022 Aug;3(8):628-640. doi: 10.1302/2633-1462.38.BJO-2022-0067.R1.

    10.   The Oxford Knee Score is a reliable predictor of patients in a health state worse than death and awaiting total knee arthroplasty. Clement ND, Afzal I, Liu P, Phoon KM, Asopa V, Sochart DH, Kader DF. Arthroplasty. 2022 Aug 3;4(1):33. doi: 10.1186/s42836-022-00132-9.

    11.   Artificial intelligence for image analysis in total hip and total knee arthroplasty : a scoping review. Gurung B, Liu P, Harris PDR, Sagi A, Field RE, Sochart DH, Tucker K, Asopa V. Bone Joint J. 2022 Aug;104-B(8):929-937. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.104B8.BJJ-2022-0120.R2.

    12.   Mapping analysis to predict the associated EuroQol five-dimension three-level utility values from the Oxford Knee Score : a prediction and validation study. Clement ND, Afzal I, Peacock CJH, MacDonald D, Macpherson GJ, Patton JT, Asopa V, Sochart DH, Kader DF. Bone Jt Open. 2022 Jul;3(7):573-581. doi: 10.1302/2633-1462.37.BJO-2022-0054.R1.

    13.   Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty in patients under the age of 60 years provides excellent clinical outcomes and 10-year implant survival: a systematic review : A study performed by the Early Osteoarthritis group of ESSKA-European Knee Associates section. Kyriakidis T, Asopa V, Baums M, Verdonk R, Totlis T. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2023 Mar;31(3):922-932. doi: 10.1007/s00167-022-07029-9. Epub 2022 Jun 28.

    14.   The British Orthopaedic Surgery Surveillance study: slipped capital femoral epiphysis: the epidemiology and two-year outcomes from a prospective cohort in Great Britain. Perry DC, Arch B, Appelbe D, Francis P, Craven J, Monsell FP, Williamson P, Knight M; BOSS collaborators. Bone Joint J. 2022 Apr;104-B(4):519-528. doi: 10.1302/0301-620X.104B4.BJJ-2021-1709.R1.

    15.   Comparison of the accuracy of 2D and 3D templating methods for planning primary total hip replacement: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Bishi H, Smith JBV, Asopa V, Field RE, Wang C, Sochart DH. EFORT Open Rev. 2022 Jan 11;7(1):70-83. doi: 10.1530/EOR-21-0060.

    16.   The safe resumption of elective orthopaedic services following the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic : a review of 2,316 consecutive cases and implications for recovery following further waves. Asopa V, Sagi A, Bishi H, Getachew F, Afzal I, Vyrides Y, Sochart D, Patel V, Kader D. Bone Jt Open. 2022 Jan;3(1):42-53. doi: 10.1302/2633-1462.31.BJO-2021-0138.

    17.   The accuracy and reliability of preoperative digital 2D templating in prosthesis size prediction in uncemented versus cemented total hip arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Smith JBV, Bishi H, Wang C, Asopa V, Field RE, Sochart DH. EFORT Open Rev. 2021 Nov 19;6(11):1020-1039. doi: 10.1302/2058-5241.6.210048.

    18.   Nickel hypersensitivity and skin patch testing in total hip replacement surgery: a systematic review. Bogdanova-Bennett A, Sagi A, Asopa V, Field RE, Sochart DH. EFORT Open Rev. 2021 Oct 19;6(10):825-838. doi: 10.1302/2058-5241.6.210051.

    19.   Cell-based therapies for the treatment of sports injuries of the upper limb. Baryeh K, Asopa V, Kader N, Caplan N, Maffulli N, Kader D. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2021 Dec;21(12):1561-1574. doi: 10.1080/14712598.2021.1928630. Epub 2021 May 31.

    20.   Cell-based therapy in soft tissue sports injuries of the knee: a systematic review. Kader N, Asopa V, Baryeh K, Sochart D, Maffulli N, Kader D. Expert Opin Biol Ther. 2021 Aug;21(8):1035-1047. doi: 10.1080/14712598.2021.1872538. Epub 2021 Jan 19.

    21.   The effects of age and cell isolation on collagen II synthesis by articular chondrocytes. V Asopa, T Vincent, J Saklatvala. Biomedical Research International. Accepted for publication April 2020.

    22.   Defining Success after Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: What is a Good Outcome? H Searle, V Asopa, S Coleman, I McDermott. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2020.

    23.   Complications in Knee Surgery. V Asopa, H Atkinson. Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2019

    24.   Are trunnions in hip hemiarthroplasties exempt from high wear? R Pradhan, G Grammatopoulos, H Wilson, V Asopa, T Andrade. Orthopaedic Proceedings 2018.

    25.   Spot Diagnosis: Carpometacarpal Fracture Dislocation. A. Monsell,  V. Asopa. BMJ 2015

    26.   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 Ortho Surgery & Res. 2015.

    27.   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 Surg 2015.

    28.   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, A Bauze. Case Reports in Orthopaedics 2014.

    29.   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. JBJS Am 2015

    30.   Clinical Quiz: It’s just de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. South African Family Practice 2014.

    31.   A description of the Intracapsular Atraumatic Arthroscopic Technique (ICAAT) for closure of the hip capsule. V Asopa, P Singh. Arthroscopy Tech. 2014

    32.   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. Arthroscopy Tech. 2014

    33.   A misdiagnosis of traumatic hypersupination of the distal radioulnar joint. V. Asopa, S. Church. Case Rep Orthop 2013

    34.   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.

    35.   A Novel Way to Reconstruct the Neglected Achilles Tendon Rupture. V Asopa, J Clayton. Foot and Ankle Int. 2014

    36.   Technical note: Avoiding incorrect level lumbar discectomy. V Asopa, G Ellis, R Shetty. Ann R Coll Surg 2012.

    37.   Primary TB of the elbow joint managed by two stage revision arthroplasty. V Asopa, A Wallace. J Shoulder & Elbow 2004

    38.   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 Surg 2004

    39.   Resection of renal metastases to the pancreas: A surgical challenge. D. Zaacharoulis, V Asopa, E Karvounis, R C N Williamson. J Hepatobilliary Surg 2003

    40.   Hepatectomy using intra-operative ultrasound guided radiofrequency ablation. D Zacharoulis, V Asopa, N Habib. Int Surg 2003

    41.   Mucous Cystadenoma and cause of right iliac fossa pain. G Navarra, V Asopa, Jones. Surgical Endoscopy 2003

    42.   Is the re-excision rate higher if breast conservation surgery is done by surgical trainees? K. Moorthy, V. Asopa. European J Surg Oncology 2001

    43.   Prognosis following a second whiplash injury. S Khan, G Bannister, M Gargan, V Asopa, A Edwards.  Injury 2000.

    44.   Infantile Septic Arthiritis. V Asopa. RCS Bulletin 2000.

    45.   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.

    46.   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. British Journal of Pharmacology 1996.


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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