Medical Research

Tom Cosker: Medical Research

Tom Cosker has had a wide range of articles published, with many more in the pipeline already submitted for publication.

Published

Talonavicular ligament: prevalence of injury in ankle sprains, histological analysis and hypothesis of its biomechanical function
De Dea M, L Loizou C, Allen GM, Wilson DJ, Athanasou N, Uchihara Y, Cooke P, Cosker T
Br J Radiol. 2017 Mar;90(1071):20160816

Surgical management of primary bone sarcomas Cosker T, Gibbons C
Orthopaedics and Trauma. 2017 Apr;31(3)

The vascularised fibular graft for limb salvage after bone tumour surgery: a multicentre study
Hilven PH, Bayliss L, Cosker T, Dijkstra PD, Jutte PC, Lahoda LU, Schaap GR, Bramer JA, van Drunen GK, Strackee SD, van Vooren J, Gibbons M, Giele H, van de Sande MA.
Bone Joint J. 2015 Jun;97-B(6):853-61

Use of the composite pedicled pectoralis minor flap after resection of soft tissue sarcoma in reconstruction of the glenohumeral joint
van de Sande MA, Cosker T, McDonnell SM, Gibbons CL, Giele H
Case Rep Orthop. 2014;2014:937342

Surgical treatment of recurrent proximal tibio-fibular joint ganglion cysts
Gulati A, Lechler P, Steffen R, Cosker T, Athanasou N, Whitwell D, Gibbons CL 
Knee. 2014 Oct;21(5):932-5

Surgical outcome of malignant primary bone tumours in elderly and very elderly patients Cosker T, Lechler P, Gulati A, Whitwell D, Giele H, Trent S, Athanasou N, Gibbons C
Int Orthop. 2014 Oct;38(10):2149-54

Anatomical variations of the deltoid artery: relevance to the deltopectoral approach to the shoulder
Bunker TD, Cosker TD, Dunkerley S, Kitson J, Smith CD
Bone Joint J. 2013 May;95-B(5):657-9

ST Application Guide 2010

Commissioned by the Medical Protection Society
ISBN 978-1-873671-00-9

Working in Medicine and Dentistry (book)

Cosker TDA et al; Department for Education and Employment
ISBN 0-86110-764-0

Preparation for the next major incident – are we ready?
Emerg Med J. 2006 Sep;23:709-12
– presented on BBC Radio 5 live, Today on Radio 4
– presented on >20 local radio stations
– live interviews on BBC News, BBC World, ITV News and Channel 4 news

Pelvic Ramus fractures in the elderly

Cosker TDA, Gupta SJ, Tayton KJJ
Acta Scandinavica Acta Orthop. 2005 Aug;76(4):513-6

Vacuum-assisted closure to aid wound healing in foot and ankle surgery
Mendonca D, Cosker T, Makwana NK
Foot Ankle Int Sep;26(9):761-6

Self-inflicted burns: a rising tide?
Mendonca D, Cosker T
Burns. 2005 Mar;31(2):245

Pressure for beds; does it put our Orthopaedic patients at risk?
Elsayed S, Cosker TDA, Grant AJ
Injury. 2005 Jan;36(1):86-7.

The correct choice of post-operative wound dressing has a significant effect on orthopaedic wound outcome
Cosker TDA, Elsayed S, Mendonca AD, Gupta S, Tayton KJJ
International Journal of Wound Care Dec 2004 pp 48-55

Vacuum injury caused by suction (case report)
Cosker TDA, Gupta S, Tayton KJ;
Injury. 2004 Nov;35(11):1194-5.

Staff Satisfaction in a changing NHS
Cosker TDA, Elsayed S, Prabhu V, Kulkarni R
Annals R Coll Surg Eng 2004 (S); 86; 102-104

A two tier health system? Life in the Australian medical system
Cosker TDA
BMA News; Feb 8, 2003; p11

Does it matter whom you see? – a fracture clinic audit

Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 2006 Oct;88(6):540-2

Immediate application of improvised pelvic binder as first step in extended resuscitation from life threatening hypovolaemic shock in conscious patients with unstable pelvic injuries

Injury. 2007 Jan;38(1):125-8

Experience of the T2 supracondylar nail in distal femoral fractures
Injury 2006 Oct;37(10):1019-25

Day case surgery from the wards or a dedicated unit; do the same standards apply?

Cosker TDA, Elsayed S, Mendonca AD, Preece M
J Clinical Governance; June 2006; pp923-926

Epidural Abscess : The Importance of Re-Imaging

A. Ardolino, T.D.A. Cosker, S. Blagg
The Internet Journal of Surgery. 2007. Vol 13 Number 1.

Awaiting Publication


All you need to know about Shoulder Surgery : Mini guide

Cosker TDA, Elsayed S, Dunkerley S, Miller M
To be published as accompanying mini guide for Miller UK (ISBN to be allocated)

All you need to know about Arthroplasty : Mini guide

Cosker TDA, Elsayed S, Dunkerley S, Miller M
To be published as accompanying mini guide for Miller UK (ISBN to be allocated)

The Financial Impact of Sarcoma

Cosker TDA, Taylor C, Oehringer, G, Gibbons M
Submitted to the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons

13 year follow up of Liposarcoma of the Posterior thigh

Cosker TDA, Athanisou N, Whitwell D, Gibbons M
Submitted to the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Streptococcus Milleri represents a dangerous pathogen in cases of epidural abscess

Cosker TDA, Ardolino T, Blagg S
Submitted to European Journal of the Spine

Optimising the management of warfarinised patients requiring emergency orthopaedic surgery

Cosker TDA, Visvakumar K, Chatterji S
Submitted to the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons

Is an on-site MRI scanner an essential facility for any hospital receiving an acute trauma on call?

Cosker TDA, James N, Basu K, Chatterji S
Submitted to the Bulletin of the Royal College of Surgeons

Poster Presentations


The impact of the NICE guidelines on GP referrals for suspected sarcoma 

(Winner Best Poster 2011)
Cosker TDA, Athanisou N, Whitwell D, Gibbons M
Presented at the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, Oswestry 2011

How good are GP’s at diagnosing possible sarcoma?
Cosker TDA, Athanisou N, Whitwell D, Gibbons M
Presented at the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, Oswestry 2011

Factors influencing outpatient discharge
Finlay AY, Cosker TDA, Davies RW, et al.
Presented at the British Dermatology Association, London 2000

Staff Satisfaction in a changing NHS
Cosker TDA, Elsayed S, Prabhu V, Kulkarni R Welsh Orthopaedic Society, May 2004

Optimising the management of warfarinised patients requiring emergency orthopaedic surgery
Cosker TDA, Visvakumar K, Chatterji S Welsh Orthopaedic Society, June 2005

Podium Presentations

13 year follow up of Liposarcoma of the Posterior thigh (Winner, Gold Medal)
Cosker TDA, Athanisou N, Whitwell D, Gibbons M
Presented at the British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, Oswestry 2011 and International Society of Limb Salvage, Beijing

Are we ready for the next major incident?
Cosker TDA, Wong K, Turner P, Blagg S
Presented at the Bomb and Blast Conference, London 2005 and the British Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, London 2009

There remains a poor understanding of the red flag symptoms in acute back pain
Wong K, Cosker TDA, Turner P, Blagg S
Presented at the British Asscoiation of Spinal Surgeons, June 2006

Access to urgent MRI scanning facilities remains variable across units in the UK
Cosker TDA, Basu K, Ghandour A, Chatterji S
Presented at the British Association of Spinal Surgeons, June 2006

There is a significant biomechanical difference in different brands of screw fixation in the SCARF osteotomy
Cosker TDA, Prasad V, Evans S, Fanarof H
Presented at the PanCeltic orthopaedic meeting, June 2006

Do innocuous fractures of the pelvic rami really exist?
Winner of the 2004 Welsh Orthopaedic Society Gold Medal
Cosker TDA, Gupta SJ, Tayton KJJ
British Orthopaedic Association (Main Hall, Birmingham) 2003 & Welsh Orthopaedic Society, May 2004

Management of Warfarinised Patients requiring Emergency Orthopaedic Surgery

Cosker TDA, Jacobs J et al
British Orthopaedic Association (Main Hall, Birmingham) 2005

Pressure for beds – is it putting our orthopaedic patients at risk?
Elsayed S (presenter), Cosker TDA, Grant AJ
British Trauma Society (London 2003) and Australian Trauma Society (Adelaide 2003)

General Practice as part of the Medical school curriculum

Cosker TDA
Welsh Association of General Practitioners (Builth Wells) May 2000

Optimising the management of warfarinised patients requiring emergency orthopaedic surgery

Cosker TDA, Visvakumar K (presenter), Chatterji S
Presented at Trauma in the 21st Century, September 2004