www.hipandkneesurgery.org.uk

Mr Robert U Ashford MD FRCS (Tr. & Orth.)

Consultant Orthopaedic and Musculoskeletal Tumour Surgeon

 

Publications


Books

Surgical Critical Care.
Ashford RU, Evans TN.
Greenwich Medical Media (London):2001

Key Questions in Surgical Critical Care.
Evans TN, Ashford RU, Archbold RA.
Greenwich Medical Media (London):2002
 


Book Chapters

Prevention of Bone Loss. Ashford RU, McCloskey EV, Kanis JA. Textbook of Bone Metastases (Editors: Jasmin C, Capanna R, Coia, Coleman R, Saillant G): Wiley (Chantilly): 2004

Cost Implications of Bisphosphonates. McCloskey EV, Guest JF, Ashford RU, Kanis JA. Textbook of Bone Metastases (Editors: Jasmin C, Capanna R, Coia, Coleman R, Saillant G): Wiley (Chantilly): 2004


Review Article (invited article)

The management of metastatic disease of the appendicular skeleton
Ashford RU, Pendlebury S, Stalley PD
Current Orthopaedics (2006): 20; 299 - 315
 


Peer Reviewed Publications:

1. Metacarpal Morphometry Using a Semi-Automated Technique in the Assessment
of Osteoporosis and Vertebral Fracture Risk.
Dey A, McCloskey EV, Taube T, Cox R , Pande KC , Ashford RU, et al. Osteoporosis International (2000); 11(11): 953-958

2. Current practice on the re-use of trauma instrumentation: results of a
postal questionnaire survey.
Ashford RU, Pande KC, Dey A.
Injury (2001); 32(1): 37-40

3. Studies of Bone density, quantitive ultrasound and vertebral fractures in relation
to collagen type I alpha 1 alleles in elderly women.
Ashford RU, Luchetti M, McCloskey EV et al.
Calcified Tissue International (2001); 68: 348-351

4. The role of surgery in the management of chondrosarcoma of the sternum.
Ashford RU, Stanton J, Khan F , Pringle JAS , Cannon SR , Briggs TWR
Sarcoma (2001); 5(4) :209-214

5. Hip replacement in patients younger that 65 years: Results of the CLS prosthesis. Radcliffe GS, Wilson JI, Ashford RU, De Boer PG.
Hip International (2003); 13: 133 - 141

6. Counting Health Care: Is there an F in CE?
Ashford RU, Howell FR.
The Surgeon Journal of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of Edinburgh and Ireland (2003); 1: 302 - 303

7. Selected Internet Viewings: Soft Tissue Sarcoma.
Scollay JM, Ashford RU.
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2003); 85: 369

8. Performance of clinical referral criteria for bone densitometry in patients under 65 years of age assessed by spine bone mineral density.
Kayan K, De Takats D, Ashford R, et al.
Postgraduate Medical Journal (2003); 79: 581-584

9. Differences in attitudes to analgesia in post-operative limb surgery may put
patients at risk of compartment syndrome.
Thonse R, Ashford RU, Williams TIR, Harrington P.
Injury (2004); 35(3): 290-295

10. Delayed presentation is no barrier to satisfactory outcome in the management of open tibial fractures.
Ashford RU, Mehta JA, Cripps R.
Injury (2004); 35(4): 411- 416

11. Delays in open fracture management: where do they occur.
Ashford RU, Frasquet-Garcia A, Patel KK, Campbell P.
Injury (2004); 35(11): 1107-1109

12. “The YORKIE”: shedding light on foggy x-rays (Technical Tip).
Frasquet-Garcia A, Ashford RU, King DG, Campbell P.
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (2004); 86: 225-226

13. Muller straight stem total hip arthroplasty for fractured neck of femur
Patel KK, Ashford RU, Frasquet Garcia A, Booth C, Joseph S, DeBoer PG
Injury (2006); 37(8): 727-733

14. Surgical biopsy with intra-operative frozen section: An accurate and cost-
effective method for diagnosis of musculo-skeletal sarcomas
Ashford RU, McCarthy SW, Scolyer RA, Bonar SF, Karim RZ, Stalley PD
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery (2006); 86-B(9); 1207-1211

15. Primary bone tumours of the spine: A 42 year survey of the Leeds Bone Tumour
Registry.
Kelley SP, Ashford RU, Rao AS, Dickson RA
European Spine Journal (2007); 16(3): 405-409

16. Clodronate reduces the incidence of fractures in community dwelling elderly
women unselected for osteoporosis – results of a double blind, placebo controlled randomised study
McCloskey EV, Beneton M, Charlesworth D, Kayan K, deTakats D, Dey A, Orgee J, Ashford R, et al.
Journal of Bone and Mineral Research (2007); 22(1): 135-141


Publications (Case Reports):

1. Septic arthritis of the knee caused by Edwardsiella tarda after a catfish puncture wound.
Ashford RU, Sargeant P, Lum G.
Medical Journal of Australia (1998) ; 168; 443 - 444

2. Recurrent Compartment Syndrome after Open Tibial Fracture.
Ashford RU, Plaha HS , Thakkar DH.
European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology (2000); 10(2); 131-132

3. Insufficiency Fracture of the Calcaneum: an unusual cause of heel pain.
Pande KC, Ashford RU, Dey A, et al.
The Foot (2000);10(3);169-171

4. Atypical familial Paget’s disease of bone.
Pande KC, Ashford RU, Dey A, Kayan K , McCloskey EV, Kanis JA.
Joint Bone Spine (2001): 69(3): 267-271

5. Ten-year follow up of a patient with metastatic Ewing’s sarcoma of the pelvis
Ashford RU, McCloskey EV, Purohit OP, Ingram CE, Grimer RJ, Coleman RE
Sarcoma (2002):6(4);131-133

6. An unusual cause of post-operative dyspnoea (GI Snapshot).
Cadet B, Ashford RU, Joseph S, Miller GV, DeBoer PG.
Gut (2004): 1278,1286

7. Three level tibial fracture treated by minimally invasive techniques
Frasquet-Garcia A, Ashford RU, DeBoer PG
Injury Extra (2006): 37(2); 60-63
 


Correspondence:

Shin splints are symptoms not a diagnosis. Ashford RU.
Br Med J (1999); 318; 1560

Improved use of day-case lists is the key to improved efficiency. Ashford RU. Health Serv J (2000); 110(5707) ; 16-17

Who will do these operations in the private sector. Ashford RU.
www.bmj.com

Obtaining Informed consent. Ashford RU, Scollay JM, Harrington PF.
Hospital Medicine (2002): 63(6):374

Multiple Myeloma & Intramedullary Nailing. Ashford RU, Thonse R,
Sherman KP.
Eur J Orthop Surg & Traumatol (2002);12(3): 164

Surgical management of compartment syndrome of the leg. Garcia AF,
Ashford RU, Campbell P.
www.bmj.com

Oral clodronate as treatment of osteogenesis imperfecta. Ashford RU, Dey A, Kayan K , McCloskey EV, Kanis JA.
Arch Dis Child (2003): 88; 945
 


Published Abstracts

1. Forearm BMD by Digital X-ray Radiogrammetry: Preliminary Comparison of UK and US Reference Data. Ashford RU, McGurk C, Ball A, Arnbjerg D, Kanis JA, McCloskey EV.J Bone Miner Res (2000);15(Suppl1):S531
2. Disability Associated with Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures. Pande KC, Ashford RU, McCloskey EV, Kanis JA. Eur Spine J (2000);9(4):287

3. Comparative predictive ability of skeletal measurements for fragility fractures. McCloskey EV, DeTakats D, Bernard J, Pande KC, Ashford RU, et al. Osteoporosis Int (2000); 11(Suppl 2): S100

4. Clinical referral criteria for bone densitometry and prevalence of osteoporosis in older women. Kayan K, De Takats D, McCloskey EV, Ashford RU , Kanis JA. Age & Ageing (2000); 29(Suppl 2): 46

5. Social and geographical factors influencing local referrals for bone mineral densitometry. De Takats D, Richardson A, Kayan K, Ashford RU, Dey A, McCloskey EV. Osteoporosis Int (2000); 11(Suppl 5): S1

6. Clinical referral criteria for bone densitometry in younger women. Kayan K, De Takats D, Ashford RU, Dey A, McCloskey EV. Osteoporosis Int (2000); 11(Suppl 5): S1-2

7. Automated versus descriptive assessment of hand radiographs in
dialysis patients. De Takats D, Dugar N, Barrington A, McCloskey EV, Ashford RU, et al. Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation (2000); 15(9): A46

8. Hip axis length predicts hip fracture in elderly women. Kayan K, Ashford RU, Dey A, Charlesworth D, Bostock JE, McCloskey EV. J Bone Miner Res (2001); 16: 1182

9. Body sway test performance as a predictor of hip fractures in older women. Kayan K, Ashford RU, Dey A, Kanis JA, McCloskey EV. Age & Ageing(2001); 30(Suppl 2):17

10. Digital x-ray radiogrammetry predicts hip fractures in elderly women. Ashford RU, Dey A, Kayan K et al. J Bone Miner Res (2001);16(Suppl1):S194

11. BMD independent risk factors for hip fractures in elderly women in England. Kayan K, Ashford RU, Dey A et al. J Bone Miner Res (2001);16(Suppl1):S213

12. BMD at diagnosis of primary operable breast cancer doesn’t influence the incidence of skeletal metastases. Ashford RU, Powles T, Paterson S et al. J Bone Miner Res (2001);16(Suppl1):S455

13. Diagnosis and Management of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy in the North Trent Region. Dey A, Pande KC, McCloskey EV, Ashford RU, Kanis JA. Injury (2001); 32: 663

14. Offset of action of Clodronate (Bonefos) after 3 years of treatment in women with osteoporosis. Bal S, McCloskey EV, Selby P, Davies M, Robinson J, Francis RM, Adams J, Dey A, Ashford RU et al. J Bone Miner Res (2003);18(Supp 1):S

15. Six hours to debride open fractures: fact or fiction. Ashford RU, Mehta JA, Cripps R. Injury (2003); 34:600-601

16. Hip axis length predicts hip fracture in elderly women. Kayan K, Ashford RU, Dey A, Charlesworth D, Bostock JE, McCloskey EV. J Bone Joint Surg (2003); 85B(Supp 2): 122

17. Differences in attitudes to analgesia in post-operative limb surgery may put patients at risk of compartment syndrome. Thonse R, Ashford RU, Harrington P. Injury (2003); 34: 614

18. Delays in open fracture management: where do they occur. Ashford RU, Frasquet-Garcia A, Patel KK, Campbell P. Injury Extra (2004); 34(11-12): 17

19. Muller straight stem total hip arthroplasty for fractured neck of femur. Patel KK, Ashford RU, Frasquet Garcia A, Booth C, Joseph S, DeBoer PG. Injury Extra (2004); 34(11-12): 22

20. Outcome of Pi plating of distal radial fractures. Taylor DM, Ashford RU, Collier AM. Injury Extra (2005) 36: 147

21. Internal fixation of fractures of the distal radius. Taylor DM, Ashford RU, Collier AM. Injury Extra (2005) 36: 147-148

22. Bone tumours in the elderly population. Abou-Shameh M, Ashford RU, Cruickshank JL, Rao A. J Bone Joint Surg (2006); 88B(Supp 2): 294-295

23. Primary bone tumours in the bones of the feet. Abou-Shameh M, Ashford RU, Cruickshank JL, Rao A. J Bone Joint Surg (2006); 88B(Supp 2): 299


Presentations to Learned Societies

Invited Presentations

1. Epidemiology and clinical features of soft tissue sarcomas
Ashford RU
Australian Sarcoma Group, Sydney 2005
 


Oral Presentations:

1. The Land of the Big Hit : Management of open tibial fractures in Outback Australia. Ashford RU, Cripps R
Australian Orthopaedic Association, Brisbane 1999

2. Presenting features and subsequent skeletal events in metastatic breast Cancer. Ashford RU, Kayan K, Dey A, McCloskey EV, Body JJ, Kanis JA
International Congress on Bone Metastases, Paris 2000

3. Bisphosphonate usage by oncologists: results of a postal questionnaire Survey. Ashford RU, Kayan K, McCloskey EV
International Congress on Bone Metastases, Paris 2000
4. Disability Associated with Osteoporotic Vertebral Fractures
Pande KC, Ashford RU, McCloskey EV, Kanis JA
Eurospine Congress, Antwerp 2000

5. Surgical management of chondrosarcoma of the sternum
Ashford RU, Stanton J, Khan F, Pringle JAS , Cannon SR , Briggs TWR
British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, London 2001

6. Hip axis length predicts hip fracture in elderly women.
Kayan K, Ashford RU, Dey A, Charlesworth D, Bostock JE, McCloskey EV.
British Orthopaedic Association, Birmingham 2001

8. Versatility of massive allografts in the treatment of tumours of the proximal humerus
Ashford RU, Harper WM
British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, Birmingham 2002

9. Six hours to debride open fractures: fact or fiction
Ashford RU, Mehta JA, Cripps R
British Trauma Society, Leeds 2002

10. The development of best practice for suspected lower limb primary bone tumours
Ashford RU, Nag D, Davies AM
European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Valencia 2002

11. Catastrophic failure of the Wagner hip resurfacing and its impact on subsequent surgery
Ashford RU, Frasquet-Garcia A, DeBoer PG, Campbell P
British Orthopaedic Association, Birmingham 2003

12. Delays in open fracture management: where do they occur?
Ashford RU, Frasquet-Garcia A, Patel KK, Campbell P
British Trauma Society, London 2003

13. Muller straight stem total hip arthroplasty for fractured neck of femur
Patel KK, Ashford RU, Frasquet Garcia A, Booth C, Joseph S, DeBoer PG
British Trauma Society, London 2003

14. Surgeon led biopsy with intra-operative frozen section is an accurate and cost-effective method for initial evaluation of musculoskeletal sarcomas
Ashford RU, McCarthy SW, Scolyer RA, Bonar SF, Karim RZ, Stalley PD
Connective Tissue Oncology Society, Venice, 2006
8th EFORT Congress, Florence, 2007

15. The role of PET-CT scanning in the management of carcinoma of unknown primary metastatic to bone
Ashford RU, Gooden BR, Tattersall MHN, Fulham MJ, Stalley PD
British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, Stanmore 2007

16. Oncological and functional outcome of vascularised fibular-carpal arthrodesis after resection of tumours of the distal radius
Ashford RU, Saravanja DD, Pollock RC, Lee K, Stalley PD
British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, Stanmore 2007

17. Metastatic Bone Disease: Financial Implications for Sarcoma Units
Ashford RU, Park DH, Pollock RC, Skinner JA, Briggs TWR, Cannon SR
British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, Stanmore 2007
 


Poster Presentations:

1. The role of surgery in malignant tumours of the sternum
Ashford RU, Khan F, Pringle JAS, Cannon SR, Briggs TWR
EFORT 1999 Brussels

2. Clinical referral criteria for bone densitometry and prevalence of osteoporosis in older women
Kayan K, De Takats D, McCloskey EV, Ashford RU, Kanis JA
British Geriatric Society 2000, Warwick

3. Measurement of scoliosis on DXA image: A study of observer variation
Pande KC, Ashford RU, Dey A, Kayan K, McCloskey EV, Kanis JA
International Society for Clinical Densitometry 2000, Rio de Janeiro

4. Comparative predictive ability of skeletal measurements for fragility fractures
McCloskey EV, DeTakats D, Bernard J, Pande KC, Ashford RU, et al
World Congress on Osteoporosis, Chicago 2000

5. Current practice on the re-use of trauma instrumentation
Ashford RU, Pande KC, Dey A
British Orthopaedic Association, London 2000

6. Forearm BMD by Digital X-ray Radiogrammetry: Preliminary Comparison of UK and US Reference Data
Ashford RU, McGurk C, Ball A, Arnbjerg D, Kanis JA, McCloskey EV
American Society of Bone & Mineral Research, Toronto 2000

7. Automated versus Descriptive Assessment of Hand Radiographs in Dialysis Patients
DeTakats DL, Dugar N, Barrington A, McCloskey EV, Ashford RU, et al
European Renal Association, Nice 2000

8. Total Hip Arthroplasty in Pagetic Bone
Ashford RU, Hamer AJ, Pande KC, McCloskey EV
EFORT 2001, Rhodes

9. The internet & orthopaedic surgery: Osteosarcoma web resources
Ashford RU
EFORT 2001, Rhodes

10. Differences in attitudes to analgesia in post-operative limb surgery put patients at risk of compartment syndrome
Thonse R, Ashford RU, Harrington P, Williams TIR
EFORT 2003, Helsinki

11. Arthroplasty for peri and subtrochanteric femoral fractures associated with hip arthritis
Hafez MA, Srinivasan K, Ashford RU, Howell FR
EFORT 2003, Helsinki

12. Outcome of Pi Plating of Distal Radial Fractures
Taylor DM, Ashford RU, Collier AM
British Trauma Society, Leeds 2004

13. Primary bone tumours in the bones of the feet.
Abou-Shameh M, Ashford RU, Cruickshank JL, Rao A.
British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, Oxford 2005

14. Primary bone tumours of the spine: A 42 year survey of the Leeds Bone Tumour Registry.
Kelley SP, Ashford RU, Rao AS, Dickson RA
British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, Edinburgh 2006

15. Surgeon led biopsy with intra-operative frozen section is an accurate and cost-effective method for initial evaluation of musculoskeletal sarcomas
Ashford RU, McCarthy SW, Scolyer RA, Bonar SF, Karim RZ, Stalley PD
British Orthopaedic Association, Glasgow 2006

16. The role of PET-CT scanning in the management of carcinoma of unknown primary metastatic to bone
Ashford RU, Gooden BR, Tattersall MHN, Fulham MJ, Stalley PD
British Orthopaedic Association, Glasgow 2006
Connective Tissue Oncology Society, Venice 2006
8th EFORT Congress, Florence 2007

17. Oncological and functional outcome of vascularised fibular-carpal arthrodesis after resection of tumours of the distal radius
Ashford RU, Saravanja DD, Pollock RC, Lee K, Stalley PD
Connective Tissue Oncology Society, Venice 2006
8th EFORT Congress, Florence 2007

18. Primary bone tumours of the sacrum: A 42 year survey of the Leeds Regional Bone Tumour Registry.
Kelley SP, Ashford RU, Rao AS, Dickson RA
8th EFORT Congress, Florence 2007
British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, Stanmore 2007

19. Sarcomatous mimics of giant-cell tumours of the distal radius
Ashford RU, Stalley PD
British Orthopaedic Oncology Society, Stanmore 2007

 

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