Antony Palmer

Clinical Non-Stipendiary Lecturer; NIHR Academic Clinical Lecturer

Antony graduated from Oxford University Medical School in 2006 and commenced Higher Surgical Training in Trauma and Orthopaedics in 2010. Having previously completed the Oxford Academic Foundation Programme and an Academic Clinical Fellowship, he is now an Academic Clinical Lecturer.

During his training he spent three years out of programme working towards a DPhil in Musculoskeletal Sciences in Oxford supervised by Professor Glyn-Jones and Professor Carr. His thesis explored how activity levels during adolescence effect hip development and the future risk of osteoarthritis.

Antony currently has three main research interests:

1) Blood Management in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery. Blood conservation is essential for the care of surgical patients. He is working to optimise each step of the patient pathway and investigating how tranexamic acid is best delivered to reduce intra-operative blood loss. This work is a collaboration with Professor Mike Murphy from the NHS Blood and Transplant Unit.

2) Understanding how activity levels influence joint injury and osteoarthritis. This research compares the joint structure and function of elite athletes with general population cohorts. He is investigating the effect of physical activity and exploring interventions that may prevent injury and osteoarthritis. This research is in collaboration with Southampton Football Club.

3) Musculoskeletal MRI for detecting early osteoarthritis. Novel MRI sequences are able to provide information on the biochemical composition of joint structures. He is working on the clinical translation of these imaging techniques to facilitate development of new treatment strategies for joint disease. This research is in collaboration with Professor Neal Bangerter at Imperial College, London


Hip replacement.
Journal article
Ferguson RJ. et al, (2018), Lancet, 392, 1662 – 1671

Physical activity during adolescence and the development of cam morphology: a cross-sectional cohort study of 210 individuals.
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Palmer A. et al, (2018), Br j sports med, 52, 601 – 610

Arthroscopic hip surgery compared with physiotherapy and activity modification for the treatment of symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement: multicentre randomised controlled trial.
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Palmer AJR. et al, (2019), Bmj, 364

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Glyn-Jones S. et al, (2015), Lancet, 386, 376 – 387

Preoperative Anemia in Primary Arthroplasty Patients—Prevalence, Influence on Outcome, and the Effect of Treatment
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Bailey A. et al, (2021), The journal of arthroplasty

Measuring 3DGrowth Plate Shape: Methodology and Applicationto Cam Morphology.
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Horenstein RE. et al, (2020), J orthop res

Childhood overweight and obesity and back pain risk: a cohort study of 466 997 children.
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Palmer AJ. et al, (2020), Bmj open, 10

Peri-operative administration of tranexamic acid in lower limb arthroplasty: a multicentre, prospective cohort study.
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Lloyd TD. et al, (2020), Anaesthesia, 75, 1050 – 1058

The Response of Hip Joint Cartilage to Exercise in Children: An MRI Study Using T2-Mapping.
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Fernquest S. et al, (2020), Cartilage

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