April Featured Editorial Board Members

Michael R. Carmont, MBBS, FRCS (Tr&Ortho)
Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

District General Hospital
Telford, UK

Mike Carmont is a full time Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon working in a District General Hospital in the United Kingdom. He did specialist training at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt/Stoke rotation learning from physicians including Dai Rees and Nicola Maffulli. He did Fellowships with the Foot & Ankle Team at the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield and with Tim Spalding and Pete Thompson in Coventry & Warwickshire before becoming a Consultant in Shropshire. Mr. Carmont is interested in sports medicine and works with the Northampton Saints Rugby Union Football Club and has also been a doctor with the Great Britain team at many multi sports events. 

Mr. Carmont stays busy looking after his wife, daughters, and dog. He also tries to get in as much mountain running as possible. His primary research interest is Achilles tendon research. He completed his PhD in Achilles tendon rupture in 2017 with supervisors Jon Karlsson, Karin Grävare Silbernagel, and Katarina Nilsson Helander. He continues to work with his colleagues to tackle complex Achilles tendon reconstruction cases together in Gothenburg and have many discussions with Achilles enthusiasts from all over the world!

Selected Published Work

Carmont MR, Morgan F, Fakoya K, Heaver C, Brorsson A, Nilsson-Helander K. The influence of the COVID pandemic on the epidemiology of Achilles tendon ruptures in east Shropshire, United Kingdom. J ISAKOS. 2022 Nov 12:S2059-7754(22)00095-5.

Larsson E, Brorsson A, Carling M, Johansson C, Carmont MR, Nilsson Helander K. Sex differences in patients’ recovery following an acute Achilles tendon rupture – a large cohort study. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2022 Oct 13;23(1):913.

Larsson E, Helander KN, Falkheden Henning L, Heiskanen M, Carmont MR, Grävare Silbernagel K, Brorsson A. Achilles tendon resting angle is able to detect deficits after an Achilles tendon rupture, but it is not a surrogate for direct measurements of tendon elongation, function or symptoms. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2022 Dec;30(12):4250-4257.

Nilsson N, Gunnarsson B, Carmont MR, Brorsson A, Karlsson J, Nilsson Helander K. Endoscopically assisted reconstruction of chronic Achilles tendon ruptures and re-ruptures using a semitendinosus autograft is a viable alternative to pre-existing techniques. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2022 Jul;30(7):2477-2484.

De la Fuente C, Henriquez H, Carmont MR, Huincahue J, Paredes T, Tapia M, Araya JP, Díaz N, Carpes FP. Do the heel-rise test and isometric strength improve after Achilles tendon repair using Dresden technique? Foot Ankle Surg. 2022 Jan;28(1):37-43.

Carmont MR. Outcomes of open “crown” type v. percutaneous Bunnell type repair of acute Achilles tendon ruptures. Randomized control study. Foot Ankle Surg. 2020 Dec;26(8):946.

Carmont MR, Zellers JA, Brorsson A, Nilsson-Helander K, Karlsson J, Grävare Silbernagel K. Age and Tightness of Repair Are Predictors of Heel-Rise Height After Achilles Tendon Rupture. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Mar 25;8(3):2325967120909556.

Carmont MR. Achilles tendon rupture: the evaluation and outcome of percutaneous and minimally invasive repair. Br J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;52(19):1281-1282.

Carmont MR, Zellers JA, Brorsson A, Olsson N, Nilsson-Helander K, Karlsson J, Silbernagel KG. Functional Outcomes of Achilles Tendon Minimally Invasive Repair Using 4- and 6-Strand Nonabsorbable Suture: A Cohort Comparison Study. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Aug 23;5(8):2325967117723347.

Mei-Dan O, Carmont MR, Laver L, Mann G, Maffulli N, Nyska M. Platelet-rich plasma or hyaluronate in the management of osteochondral lesions of the talus. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Mar;40(3):534-41.

Halit Pınar, MD
Dokuz Eylül University

School of Medicine
İzmir, Turkey

Halit Pınar is a professor at The Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, School of Medicine, Dokuz Eylül University in İzmir, Turkey. He also has a private practice. Dr. Pınar’s clinical practice is confined to Knee Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Ankle, and related sports injuries.

During his residency training at The Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, İstanbul School of Medicine, İstanbul University (1985 – 1991), with a fellowship from the Swedish Institute, he studied with Jan Gillquist in Linköping, Sweden for four months in 1988. Upon completion of his residency training, he started his career where he is currently employed.

Between 1991 and 1993, he observed surgeries related to sports traumatology, arthroscopy and knee in various centers for two-week periods: Hannover School of Medicine, Southern California Orthopaedic Institute, Van Nuys, Southern California Center for Sports Medicine, Long Beach, The Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital, Salt Lake City, and the University of Pittsburgh. In 1999, he studied ten days at The Hospital for Special Surgery in NYC.

Dr. Pınar was one of the winners of The ESSKA – APOA Travelling Fellowship in 2000. He has been member of various committees of ISAKOS for more than twenty years.

He served as the president of Turkish Society of Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy and Knee Surgery (TUSYAD) in 2012 – 2014. He was the president of Turkish Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (TOTBİD) in 2019 – 2021.

Selected Published Work

Eroğlu ON, Asma A, Armağan M, Pınar H. Ipsilateral chondral lesions worsen the long-term prognosis following arthroscopic partial medial meniscectomy. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 31, 229–234, 2023.

Pınar H, Boya H, .Satoğlu İ.S.,  Öztekin, H.H. A contribution to Pisani’s sign for     diagnosing  lateral  meniscal cysts: A technical report. Knee Surg Sports Traum Arthrosc. 17: 402-404, 2009.

Akseki D, Özcan Ö, Boya H, Pınar H. A new weight-bearing meniscal test and a comparison with McMurray’s test and joint line tenderness. Arthroscopy 20: 951-958, 2004.

Boya H, Pınar H, Gülay Z, Oktay G, Özer E. Clinical and arthroscopic features of meniscal tears and a search for the role of infection in histologically confirmed meniscal mucoid degeneration. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 12: 294-299, 2004.

Tandoğan R, Taşer Ö, Kayaalp A, Taşkıran E, Pınar H, Alparslan B, Alturfan A. Analysis of       meniscal and chondral lesions accompanying anterior cruciate ligament tears: Relationship with age, time from injury, and level of sport. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc  12: 262-270, 2004.

Akseki D, Pınar H, Yaldiz K, Akseki NG, Arman C. The anteriorinferior tibiofibular ligament and talar impingement: A cadaveric study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 10: 321-326. 2002.

Akseki D, Pınar H, Bozkurt M, Yaldız K, Araç Ş. The distal fascicle of the anterior inferior tibiofıbular ligament as a cause of anterolateral ankle impingement. Results of arthroscopic resection. Acta Orthop Scand 70: 478-482, 1999.

Pınar H, Akseki D, Bozkurt M, Karaoğlan O. Dislocating anterior horn of the medial meniscus. Arthroscopy 14: 246-249, 1998.

Pınar H, Akseki D, Kovanlıkaya İ, Araç Ş, Bozkurt M. Bone bruises detected by MRI following lateral ankle sprains. Knee Surg. Sports Traum. Arthroscopy 5:113-117,1997.

Pınar H, Akseki D, Karaoğlan O, Genç İ. Kinematic and dynamic axial computed tomography in patients with anterior knee pain. Knee Surg. Sports Traum. Arthroscopy 2:170-173,1994.Pınar H, Gillquist J. Dacron augmentation of a free patellar tendon graft: A biomechanical study. Arthroscopy 5: 328- 330, 1989.


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