Career History

  • BSc
  • MB BS
  • FRCS(Orth)
  • MD

Research interests 

  • Accelerated fracture healing; bone morphogenetic protein
  • Matrix metalloproteinases in articular cartilage and tendon 
  • Patellar instability and hypermobility syndrome
  • Outcomes of orthopaedic operations; clinical and cost effectiveness
  • Competency assessment in knee replacement

Career summary

Following undergraduate training at University College London, I undertook my basic surgical training at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. My middle grade rotation in orthopaedics was in Oxford, and Senior Registrar rotation based at St Bartholomew’s. On completion of training I became a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Orthopaedics, UCL, based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore. Since 1994 I have been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon in Norwich, and became honorary Reader at UEA in 2004.

All Publications

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Deane, K., Gray, R., Balls, P., Darrah, C., Swift, L., Clark, A., Barton, G., Morris, S., Butters, S., Bullough, A., Flaherty, H., Talbot, B., Sanders, M., Donell, S.

(2018)

Patient-directed self-management of pain (PaDSMaP) compared to treatment as usual following total knee replacement; a randomised controlled trial,

in BMC Health Services Research

18

article no. 346

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hammond, S. P., Cross, J. L., Shepstone, L., Backhouse, T., Henderson, C., Poland, F., Sims, E., MacLullich, A., Penhale, B., Howard, R., Lambert, N., Varley, A., Smith, T. O., Sahota, O., Donell, S., Patel, M., Ballard, C., Young, J., Knapp, M., Jackson, S., Waring, J., Leavey, N., Howard, G., Fox, C.

(2017)

PERFECTED enhanced recovery (PERFECT-ER) care versus standard acute care for patients admitted to acute settings with hip fracture identified as experiencing confusion: study protocol for a feasibility cluster randomized controlled trial,

in Trials

18

article no. 583

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Campos, T., Soogumbur, A., McNamara, I. R., Donell, S. T.

(2017)

The trochlear isometric point is different in patients with recurrent patellar instability compared to controls: a radiographical study,

in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Alattas, S. A., Smith, T., Bhatti, M., Wilson-Nunn, D., Donell, S.

(2017)

Greater pre-operative anxiety, pain and poorer function predict a worse outcome of a total knee arthroplasty,

in Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

25

(11)

pp. 3403–3410

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Davidson, R., Gardner, S., Jupp, O., Bullough, A., Butters, S., Watts, L., Donell, S., Traka, M., Saha, S., Mithen, R., Jeffers, M., Clegg, P., Bao, Y., Cassidy, A., Clark, I.

(2017)

Isothiocyanates are detected in human synovial fluid following broccoli consumption and can affect the tissues of the knee joint,

in Scientific Reports

7

article no. 3398

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


MacKay, J. W., Murray, P. J., Kasmai, B., Johnson, G., Donell, S. T., Toms, A. P.

(2017)

Subchondral bone in osteoarthritis: Association between MRI texture analysis and histomorphometry,

in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

25

(5)

pp. 700–707

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Liao, X., Walden, G., Falcon, N. D., Donell, S., Raxworthy, M., Wormstone, M., Riley, G. P., Saeed, A.

(2017)

A direct comparison of linear and star-shaped poly(dimethylaminoethyl acrylate) polymers for polyplexation with DNA and cytotoxicity in cultured cell lines,

in European Polymer Journal

87

pp. 458–467

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Walden, G., Liao, X., Donell, S., Raxworthy, M. J., Riley, G., Saeed, A.

(2017)

A Clinical, Biological, and Biomaterials Perspective into Tendon Injuries and Regeneration,

in Tissue Engineering Part B: Reviews

23

(1)

pp. 44-58

Full Text

(Literature review)

(Published)


Bevan, D., Baker, N., Goldring, M., Donell, S., Gavrilovic, J.

(2016)

Chondrocyte responses to neurovascular peptides, cytokines, and a 3D environment: focus on ADAMs,

in Metalloproteinases in Medicine

3

pp. 63-74

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


MacKay, J. W., Murray, P. J., Kasmai, B., Johnson, G., Donell, S. T., Toms, A. P.

(2016)

MRI texture analysis of subchondral bone at the tibial plateau,

in European Radiology

26

(9)

pp. 3034–3045

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Donell, S. T.

(2016)

Individual anatomical risk factors for patellar instability,

in Annals of Joint

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(6)

article no. 13

Full Text

(Editorial)

(Published)


Davidson, R., Jupp, O., Bao, Y., Macgregor, A., Donell, S., Cassidy, A., Clark, I.

(2016)

Can sulforaphane prevent the onset or slow the progression of osteoarthritis?,

in Nutrition Bulletin

41

(2)

pp. 175-179

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Le, L. T., Swingler, T. E., Crowe, N., Vincent, T. L., Barter, M. J., Donell, S. T., Delany, A. M., Dalmay, T., Young, D. A., Clark, I. M.

(2016)

The microRNA-29 family in cartilage homeostasis and osteoarthritis,

in Journal of Molecular Medicine

94

(5)

pp. 583-596

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


MacKay, J. W., Murray, P. J., Low, S. B. L., Kasmai, B., Johnson, G., Donell, S. T., Toms, A. P.

(2016)

Quantitative analysis of tibial subchondral bone: Texture analysis outperforms conventional trabecular microarchitecture analysis,

in Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

43

(5)

pp. 1159–1170

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Smith, T., Chester, R., Hunt, N., Cross, J., Clark, A., Donell, S.

(2016)

The Norwich Patellar Instability Score: validity, internal consistency and responsiveness for people conservatively-managed following first-time patellar dislocation,

in The Knee

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(2)

pp. 256-260

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Crowe, N., Swingler, T., Le, L., Barter, M., Wheeler, G., Pais, H., Donell, S., Young, D., Dalmay, T., Clark, I.

(2016)

Detecting new microRNAs in human osteoarthritic chondrocytes identifies miR-3085 as a human, chondrocyte-selective, microRNA,

in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage

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(3)

pp. 534-543

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(Article)

(Published)


Song, F., Brown, T., Blyth, A., Maskrey, V., McNamara, I., Donell, S.

(2015)

Identifying and recruiting smokers for preoperative smoking cessation – a systematic review of methods reported in published studies,

in Systematic Reviews

4

article no. 157

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(Article)

(Published)


McNamara, I., Bua, N., Smith, T. O., Ali, K., Donell, S. T.

(2015)

Deepening trochleoplasty with a thick osteochondral flap for patellar instability: Clinical and functional outcomes at mean 6 year follow-up,

in American Journal of Sports Medicine

43

(11)

pp. 2706-2713

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(Article)

(Published)


McNamara, I. R., Smith, T. O., Shepperd, K. L., Clark, A. B., Nielsen, D. M., Donell, S., Hing, C. B.

(2015)

Surgical fixation methods for tibial plateau fractures,

in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

(9)

article no. CD009679

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Smith, T., Chester, R., Cross, J., Hunt, N., Clark, A., Donell, S.

(2015)

Rehabilitation following first-time patellar dislocation: a randomised controlled trial of purported vastus medialis obliquus muscle versus general quadriceps strengthening exercises.,

in The Knee

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(4)

pp. 313–320

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(Article)

(Published)


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Teaching Interests

Supervisor

Current

  • PhD on Bias in Publishing
  • MD on Proprioception and imaging in ACL rupture
  • MD on Patient factors in failed total hip replacement.


Previous

  • PhD  Costa ML. Achilles tendinopathy and rupture
  • MD    Blundell C. Assessment of lower limb alignment using pedobarometry and computerised tomography
  • MD    Hing CB. A comparison of the bony morphology of the distal femur with special reference to the shape of the trochlear groove.
  • MD    Johnston P. Expression profiling of matrix metalloproteinases  and their inhibitors in Dupuytren’s disease

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Co-Editor, The Knee
  • Fellow, British Orthopaedic Association
  • Executive member, British Association Surgery Knee