Mr Simon W. Young undertakes rigorous research to make the best treatment decisions and to stay ahead of the game. His doctoral thesis is on prevention of infection in knee replacement surgery.

To find out more about Simon’s published work to date, click on a title below.

The John N. Insall Award. Higher Tissue Concentration of Vancomycin Achieved With Intaosseous Regional Prophylaxis in revision TKA: A Randomised Controlled Trial

Young SW, Zhang M, Moore GA, Pitto RP, Clarke HD, Spangehl MJ

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2018.  476 (1), 66-74

Unexplained Pain following Total Knee Arthroplasty: Is Rotational Malalignment the Problem?

Young SW, Saffi M, Spangehl MJ, Clarke HD

Knee.  2018 Mar 8

Surgeon Personal Protection: An Underappreciated Benefit of Positive-Pressure Exhaust Suits

Makovicka JL, Bingham JS, Patel KA, Young SW

Clin Orthop Relat Res.  2018 Feb [Epub ahead of print]

The Impact of Patient and Surgical Factors on the Rate of Postoperative Infection After Total Hip Arthroplasty - A New Zealand Joint Registry Study

Smith JO, Frampton CMA, Hooper GJ, Young SW

J Arthroplasty.  2018 Jan 31.  doi 10.1016/j.arth.2018.01/021.  [Epub ahead of print]

A Comparison of Walking Gait Following Mechanical and Kinematic Alignment in Total Knee Joint Replacement

McNair PJ, Boocock MG, Dominick ND, Kelly RJ, Farrington BJ, Young SW

J Arthroplasty.  2018 Feb; 33 (2):  560-564

Arthroscopic, open and mini-open approach for rotator cuff repair: no difference in pain or function at 24 months

Bond EC, Hunt L, Brick MJ, Leigh WB, Maher A, Young SW, Caughey MA

ANZ J Surg.  2018 Jan; 88 (1-2):  50-55

Do surgical helmet systems affect intraoperative wound contamination? A randomised controlled trial

Shirley OC, Bayan A, Zhu M, Dalton JP, Wiles S, Young SW

Arch Orthop trauma Surg.  2017 Nov; 137 (11):  1565-1569

In vitro and ex vivo characterisation of an in situ gelling formation for sustained lidocaine release with potential use following knee arthroplasty

Young SW, Sharma M, Chandramouli K, Curley L, Pontre B, Reilly K, Munro J, Hill A, Svirskis D

Drug Deliv Transl Res.  6 Feb 2018

BMI is a key risk factor for early periprosthetic joint infection following total hip and knee arthroplasty

Jung P, Morris AJ, Zhu M, Roberts SA, Frampton C, Young SW

NZMJ 2017, Sep 1: 130(1461):  24-34

The role of acromioplasty when repairing rotator cuff tears - no difference in pain or functional outcomes at 24 months in a cohort of 2,441 patients

Bond EC, Maher A, Hunt L, Leigh W, Brick M, Young SW, Caughey M

NZMJ 2017, 130(1458), 13-20

Gender, ethnicity and smoking affect pain and function in patients with rotator cuff tears

Maher A, Leigh W, Brick M, Young SW, Millar J, Walker C, Caughey M

ANZ J Surg 2017, Jul 12.  doi 10.1111/ans.13921

Periprosthetic Joint Infection Is the Main Cause of Failure for Modern Knee Arthroplasty: An Analysis of 11,134 Knees

Koh CZ, Zeng I, Ravi s, Zhu M, Vince KG, Young SW

Clin Orthop Relat Res 2017, epub 1-10

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Repair Versus Reconstruction for Recurrent Patellar Instability: Two-Year Results of an Algorithm Based Approach

Dragoo JL, Nguyen M, Gatewood CT, Taunton JD, Young SW

Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine 2017, 5(3), 2325967116689465

Antibiotic resistance in early periprosthetic joint infection

Ravi s, Zhu M, Luey C, Young SW

ANZ J Surg 2016, Dec; 86(12):  1014-1018

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery in Female Professional Tennis Players: Ability and Timing to Return to Play

Young SW, Dakic J, Stroia K, Nguyen ML, Safran MR

Clin J Sport Med 2016, JUne 22 (Epub ahead of print)

New Zealand Joint Registry data underestimates the rate of prosthetic joint infection

Zhu M, Ravi S, Frampton C, Luey C, Young SW

Acta Orthopaedica 2016, 87(4), 346-350

Injectable thermosensitive gelling delivery system for the sustained release of lidocaine

Svirskis D, Chandramouli K, Bhusal P, Wu Z, Alphonso J, Chow J, Young SW

Therapeutic Deliver 2016 Jun; 7(6):  359-68

The impact of patient and surgical factors on the rate of infection after primary total knee arthroplasty: an analysis of 64 566 joints from the New Zealand Joint Registry

Tayton ER, Frampton C, Hooper GJ, Young SW

Bone & Joint J 2016, 98-B(3), 334-340

Mechanoreceptor Reinnervation of Autografts Versus Autografts After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Young SW, Valladares RD, Lo F, Dragoo JL

Ortho J Sports Med 2016 4(10)

No Difference in 2-Year Functional Outcomes Using Kinematic versus Mechanical Alingment in TKA: A Rondomized Controlled Clinical Trial

Young SW, Walker ML, Bayan A, Briant-Evans T, Pavlou P, Farrington

Clinic Orthop Relat Res 2017, Jan; 475 (1): 9-20

Do Surgical Helmet Systems Increase Contamination and Deep Infection Rates in Arthroplasty? A Systematic Review.

Young SW, Zhu M, Shirley S, Spangehl MJ.
J Arthroplasty 2015 (In Press).

Regional Intraosseous Administration of Prophylactic Antibiotics is More Effective Than Systemic Administration in a Mouse Model of TKA

Young SW, Roberts T, Johnson S, Dalton JP, Coleman B, Wiles S.Regional Intraosseous in a Mouse Model of TKA.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Nov; 473(11): 3573–3584.

Does Computer Assisted Navigation Improve Functional Outcomes and Implant Survivability after Total Knee Arthroplasty?

Roberts T, Frampton C, Clatworthy M, Young SW.
J Arthroplasty 2015 (Epub ahead of print)

High Incidence of Infraspinatus Muscle Atrophy in Elite Professional Female Tennis Players.

Young SW, Dakic J, Stroia K, Nguyen ML, Harris AH, Safran MR.
Am J Sports Med  2015 (Epub May 2015)

The Gown-glove Interface Is a Source of Contamination: A Comparative Study.

Fraser JF, Young SW, Valentine KA, Probst NE, Spangehl MJ.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Dec 9 (Epub ahead of print)

Higher Rate of Revision in PFC Sigma Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty With Mismatch of Femoro-Tibial Component Sizes.

Young SW, Clarke HD, Graves SE, Liu YL, de Steiger RN.
J Arthroplasty. 2014 Nov 29. (Epub ahead of print)

Greater Trochanter Apophysitis in the Adolescent Athlete.

Young SW, Safran MR.
Clin J Sports Med. 2014 Jun 17. 

Functional outcome and the structural integrity of arthroscopic Bankart repair: a prospective trial.

Zhu, M, Young SW, Pinto C, Poon PC.
Shoulder & Elbow, 2014 1758573214550839.

Hip Range of Motion and Association With Injury in Female Professional Tennis Players.

Young SW, Dakic J, Stroia K, Nguyen ML, Harris AH, Safran MR
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Sep 11. [Epub ahead of print]

A comparison of concentric and eccentric glenospheres in reverse shoulder arthroplasty: a randomized controlled trial.

Poon PC, Chou J, Young SW, Astley T.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Aug 20  96(16):e138.

Determination of Vancomycin in Human Plasma, Bone and Fat by Liquid Chromatography/Tandem Mass Spectrometry.

Zhang M, Moore GA, Young SW
J Anal Bioanal Tech 2014. 5: 196.

Does Speed Matter? Revision Rates and Functional Outcomes in TKA in Relation to Duration of Surgery.

Young SW, Mutu-Grigg J, Frampton C, Cullen C.
J Arthroplasty. 2014 Jul;29(7):1473-1477

Weight-bearing in the Non-Operative Treatment of Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures - a Randomised Controlled Trial.

Young SW, Patel A, Van Dijick S, McNair P, Bevan W, Tomlinson M.
J Bone Joint Surg Am.  2014 Jul 2;96(13):1073-1079.

Comparison of functional outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty with those of hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of cuff-tear arthropathy: a matched-pair analysis.

Young SW, Zhu M, Walker CG, Poon PC.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 May 15;95(10):910-5.

The Mark Coventry Award: Higher Tissue Concentrations of Vancomycin With Low-dose Intraosseous Regional Versus Systemic Prophylaxis in TKA : A Randomized Trial.

Young SW, Zhang M, Freeman JT, Mutu-Grigg J, Pavlou P, Moore GA.
Clin Orthop Relat Res.  2014 Jan;472(1):57-65. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3038-z.

Biomechanical Properties of the Plantar Flexor Muscle-Tendon Complex 6 Months Post-Rupture of the Achilles Tendon.

McNair P, Nordez A, Olds M, Young SW, Cornu C.
J Orthop Res. 2013 May 6. doi: 10.1002/jor.22381.

Triceps Split and Snip approach to the elbow: surgical technique and biomechanical evaluation.

Poon PC, Foliaki S, Young SW, Eisenhauer D.
ANZ J Surg. 2013 Oct;83(10):774-8. doi: 10.1111/ans.12131.

Applications of computer navigation in sports medicine knee surgery: an evidence-based review.

Young SW, Safran MR, Clatworthy M.
Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2013 Jun;6(2):150-7.

Total Hip Arthroplasty with Bulk Femoral Head Autograft for Acetabular Reconstruction in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.

Pizarro FC, Young SW, Blacutt JH, Mojica R, Cruz CJ.
ISRN Orthopedics 2013; Sep 18:794218,. doi:10.1155/2013/794218

Intraoperative contamination and space suits: a potential mechanism.

Young SW, Chisholm C, Zhu M.
Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2013 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Higher cefazolin concentrations with intraosseous regional prophylaxis in TKA.

Young SW, Zhang M, Freeman JT, Vince KG, Coleman B.
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Jan;471(1):244-9.

Comparison of functional outcomes of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty versus Hemiarthroplasty in the primary treatment of acute Proximal Humerus Fracture.

Young SW, Segal B, Turner PC, Poon PC.
ANZ J Surg 2010 Nov;80(11):789-93

The SMR Reverse Shoulder prosthesis in the treatment of cuff deficient shoulder conditions.

Young SW, Everts NM, Ball CM, Astley TM, Poon PC.
Journal Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2009 Jul-Aug;18(4):622-6

Acute Exercise Induced Compartment Syndrome of the Leg.

Insull P, Young SW.
New Zealand Medical Journal. 2009 May; 122(1295):67-72

Speed of onset of ‘Corner pocket supraclavicular’ and infraclavicular ultrasound guided brachial plexus block: a randomised observer blinded comparison.

Fredrickson MJ, Patel A, Young SW, Chinchanwala S.
Anaesthesia. 2009 Jul;64(7):738-44.

Functional outcome of femoral periprosthetic fracture and revision hip arthroplasty: a matched-pair study from the New Zealand Registry.

Young SW, Walker CG, Pitto RP.
Acta Orthopaedica. 2008 Aug;79(4):483-8.

Foot pumps without graduated compression stockings for prevention of deep-vein thrombosis in total joint replacement: efficacy, safety and patient compliance. A comparative, prospective clinical trial.

Pitto RP, Young S.
International Orthopaedics. 2008 Jun;32(3):331-6.

Attitudes to blood transfusion post arthroplasty surgery in the United Kingdom: a national survey.

Young SW, Marsh DJ, Akhavani MA, Walker CG, Skinner JA.
International Orthopaedics. 2008 Jun;32(3):325-9.

Periprosthetic femoral fractures after total hip arthroplasty.

Young SW, Pandit S, Munro JT, Pitto RP.
ANZ J Surg. 2007 Jun;77(6):424-8.

Unusual cause of deep vein thrombosis following dynamic hip screw fixation.

Tai CC, Ramachandran M, Young SW, Nathan SS.
Hip International, Dec 2004; 14: 262 – 264