ABOUT

Derek Cawley MMedSc MCh FRCS Orth

Derek started his surgical training in Ireland in 2005 and specialised in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery from 2011-2016. His specialist spinal surgery training has taken him to world renowned centres abroad including :-

Having previously studied medicine at NUI Galway, Derek completed a Masters Degree in Medical Sciences and a Masters Degree in Surgery. As a result of his extensive experience in musculoskeletal trauma, he is the editor and creator of the popular patient website www.myorthoclinic.com.

Derek also works in close collaboration with the Department of Physiotherapy at University College Dublin and he is a Programme Director for the Spinal Studies module on the UCD Masters Degree in Physiotherapy. Derek is the chairperson of the PatientLine working group with the European Spine Society and remains an active contributor for the Patient Line resource for spine patients at https://www.eurospinepatientline.org. He has published widely in international surgical journals, see below

BOOK AUTHORSHIP/EDITORSHIP

Book Editor

  • Spinal Anatomy: Modern Concepts. Editors: Vital, Jean Marc, Cawley, Derek T. (Eds.) 1st ed. 600 pages. Springer 2020.


Book Chapters (Author)

  • Sagittal Balance Concept Applied To The Cranio-Vertebral Junction (With Ibrahim Obeid MD). Surgery of the Cranio-Vertebral Junction by Enrico Tessitore. Springer 2019
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis and Severe Kyphosis (With Ibrahim Obeid MD). P Roussouly et al. Thieme Publishers In Press
  • Surgical Correction of Congenital Spinal Deformity (With Ibrahim Obeid and Louis Boissiere) by L Lenke. Thieme 2019.

Derek Cawley MMedSc MCh FRCS Orth

Derek started his surgical training in Ireland in 2005 and specialised in Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery from 2011-2016. His specialist spinal surgery training has taken him to world renowned centres abroad including :-

Having previously studied medicine at NUI Galway, Derek completed a Masters Degree in Medical Sciences and a Masters Degree in Surgery. As a result of his extensive experience in musculoskeletal trauma, he is the editor and creator of the popular patient website www.myorthoclinic.com.

Derek also works in close collaboration with the Department of Physiotherapy at University College Dublin and he is a Programme Director for the Spinal Studies module on the UCD Masters Degree in Physiotherapy. Derek is the chairperson of the PatientLine working group with the European Spine Society and remains an active contributor for the Patient Line resource for spine patients at https://www.eurospinepatientline.org. He has published widely in international surgical journals, see below

BOOK AUTHORSHIP/EDITORSHIP

Book Editor

  • Spinal Anatomy: Modern Concepts. Editors: Vital, Jean Marc, Cawley, Derek T. (Eds.) 1st ed. 600 pages. Springer 2020.


Book Chapters (Author)

  • Sagittal Balance Concept Applied To The Cranio-Vertebral Junction (With Ibrahim Obeid MD). Surgery of the Cranio-Vertebral Junction by Enrico Tessitore. Springer 2019
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis and Severe Kyphosis (With Ibrahim Obeid MD). P Roussouly et al. Thieme Publishers In Press
  • Surgical Correction of Congenital Spinal Deformity (With Ibrahim Obeid and Louis Boissiere) by L Lenke. Thieme 2019.

Selected Publications

  • D Cawley, R Dhokia, J Sales, N Darwish, S Molloy. Ten techniques for improving navigated spinal surgery The Bone & Joint Journal 102 (3), 371-375
  • DT Cawley, V Rajamani, M Cawley, S Selvadurai, A Gibson, S Molloy. Using lean principles to introduce intraoperative navigation for scoliosis surgery. The Bone & Joint Journal. 2020 102 (1), 5-10
  • Fujishiro T, Boissière L, Cawley DT, Larrieu D, Gille O, Vital JM, Pellisé F, Pérez-Grueso FJ, Kleinstück F, Acaroglu E, Alanay A. Clinical performance and concurrent validity of the adult spinal deformity surgical decision-making score. Spine. 2020 Feb 20.
  • Kieser DC, Boissiere L, Cawley DT, Larrieu D, Yilgor C, Takemoto M, Yoshida G, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Kleinstück F, Pellisé F. Validation of a Simplified SRS-Schwab Classification Using a Sagittal Modifier. Spine deformity. 2019 May 1;7(3):467-71.
  • Cawley DT, Barrett P, Moran B, McGoldrick NP, Gillham C, Codd M, O’Toole GC, Kieser DC. Primary appendicular soft‐tissue sarcoma resection: What tumour parameters affect wound closure planning?. International wound journal. 2019 Oct 13.
  • Cawley DT. Severe displaced fracture of the coccyx or sacrococcygeal junction causes trauma to the thecal sac: Author’s reply to” Letter to editor: Cerebrospinal fluid leak after fracture of the sacrum or coccyx.”. The spine journal: official journal of the North American Spine Society. 2019 Dec;19(12):2045.
  • Kieser DC, Wyatt MC, Boissiere L, Hayashi K, Cawley DT, Yilgor C, Larrieu D, Fujishiro T, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Kleinstueck F. The effect of increasing body mass index on the pain and function of patients with adult spinal deformity. Journal of Spine Surgery. 2019 Dec;5(4):535.
  • Fujishiro T, Boissière L, Cawley DT, Larrieu D, Gille O, Vital JM, Pellisé F, Pérez-Grueso FJ, Kleinstück F, Acaroglu E, Alanay A. Adult spinal deformity surgical decision-making score. Part 2: development and validation of a scoring system to guide the selection of treatment modalities for patients above 40 years with adult spinal deformity. European Spine Journal. 2019 Jul 1:1-9.
  • Bourghli A, Boissiere L, Larrieu D, Kaissar F, Cawley D, Fujishiro T, Kieser D, Gille O, Vital JM, Alanay A, Pellisé F, Acaroglu E, Perez-Grueso FJ, Kleinstück F, Obeid I. Opioids and analgesics use after adult spinal deformity surgery correlates with sagittal alignment and preoperative analgesic pattern.
    European Spine Study Group. Eur Spine J. 2019 Sep 6. doi: 10.1007/s00586-019-06141-8.
  • Derek T Cawley, AbdulmajeedAlzakri, Takashi Fujishiro, David C Kieser, Celeste Tavalaro, Louis Boissiere, Ibrahim Obeid, Vincent Pointillart, Jean Marc Vital, Olivier Gille. Carbon-fibre cage reconstruction in anterior cervical corpectomy for multilevel cervical spondylosis: mid-term outcomes. Journal of Spine Surgery, 2019
  • Ahern DP, Welch-Phillips A, Cawley DT, Butler JS. Is Multilevel Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF) Superior to Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy (PSO) for Degenerative Lumbar Deformity? Clin Spine Surg. 2019 Mar 29.
  • Fujishiro T, Boissière L, Cawley DT, Larrieu D, Gille O, Vital JM, Pellisé F, Pérez-Grueso FJS, Kleinstück F, Acaroglu E, Alanay A, Obeid I; European Spine Study Group, ESSG. Adult spinal deformity surgical decision-making score : Part 1: development and validation of a scoring system to guide the selection of treatment modalities for patients below 40 years with adult spinal deformity. Eur Spine J. 2019 Mar 7
  • Chevillotte T, Coudert P, Cawley D, Bouloussa H, Mazas S, Boissière L, Gille O. Influence of posture on relationships between pelvic parameters and lumbar lordosis: Comparison of the standing, seated, and supine positions. A preliminary study. OrthopTraumatolSurg Res. 2018 Sep;104(5):565-568.
  • Cawley DT, Shenoy R, Benton A, Muthian S, Selvadurai S, Johnson JR, Molloy S. The evolution of partial undercutting facetectomy in the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. J Spine Surg. 2018 Jun;4(2):451-455.
  • Kieser DC, Cawley DT, Fujishiro T, Tavolaro C, Mazas S, Boissiere L, Obeid I, Pointillart V, Vital JM, Gille O. Anterior Bone Loss in Cervical Disc Arthroplasty. Asian Spine J. 2018 Oct 18.
  • Cawley DT, Butler JS, Benton A, Altaf F, Rezajooi K, Kyriakou C, Selvadurai S, Molloy S. Managing the cervical spine in multiple myeloma patients. Hematol Oncol. 2018 Oct 17. doi: 10.1002/hon.2564.
  • Flanagan M, Cawley DT, Cassidy N. Cervical spine fracture through a cervical disc replacement. International journal of surgery case reports. 2018 Mar 29;47:80.
  • Kieser DC, Cawley DT, Fujishiro T, Mazas S, Boissière L, Obeid I, Pointillart V, Vital JM, Gille O. Risk factors for anterior bone loss in cervical disc arthroplasty. Journal of neurosurgery. Spine. 2018 May 25:1.
  • Kieser DC, Cawley DT, Roscop C, Mazas S, Coudert P, Boissiere L, Obeid I, Vital JM, Pointillart V, Gille O. Spondylolisthesis adjacent to a cervical disc arthroplasty does not increase the risk of adjacent level degeneration. European spine journal: 2018 Jun;27(6):1440.
  • Cawley DT. Differing Age Represents Differing Underlying diagnoses in Adult Spinal Deformity: Why
    Include Them in the Same Cohort? Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Mar 9.
  • Fujishiro T, Boissière L, Cawley DT, Larrieu D, Gille O, Vital JM, Pellisé F, Pérez-Grueso FJS, Kleinstück F, Acaroglu E, Alanay A, Obeid I; European Spine Study Group, ESSG. Decision-making factors in the treatment of adult spinal deformity. Eur Spine J. 2018 Mar 30.
  • Kieser DC, Mazas S, Cawley DT,Fujishiro T, Tavolaro C, Boissiere L, Gille O. Bisphosphonate therapy for spinal aneurysmal bone cysts. European Spine Journal, 1-8 (2018).
  • Bourghli A, Cawley D, Novoa F, Rey M, Alzakri A, Larrieu D, Vital JM, Gille O, Boissiere L, Obeid I. 102 lumbar pedicle subtraction osteotomies: one surgeon’s learning curve. European spine journal: 2018 Jan 30.
  • Cawley DT, Larrieu D, Fujishiro T, Kieser D, Bossiere L, Acaroglu E, Alanay A, Kleinsteück F, Pellisé F, Pérez-Grueso FS, Vital JM, Gille O, Obeid I. NRS20: Combined Back and Leg Pain Score: A simple and Effective Assessment of Adult Spinal Deformity. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Mar 9.
  • Kieser DC, Cawley DT, Fujishiro T, Roscop C, Boissiere L, Obeid I, Gille O, Vital JM, Pointillart V. Cerebral ischaemia following anterior upper thoracic spinal surgery utilizing a partial manubrial resection. Eur Spine J. 2018 Jan;27(1):231-235.
  • Alzakri A, Boissière L, Cawley DT, Bourghli A, Pointillart V, Gille O, Vital JM, Obeid I. L5 pedicle subtraction osteotomy: indication, surgical technique and specificities. Eur Spine J. 2018 Mar;27(3):644-651.
  • Kieser DC, Coudert P, Cawley DT, Gaignard E, Fujishiro T, Farah K, Boissiere L, Obeid I, Pointillart V, Vital JM, Gille O. Identifying the superior and inferior gluteal arteries during a sacrectomy via a posterior approach. Journal of Spine Surgery. 2017 Dec 18;3(4):624-9.
  • Cawley DT, Lee CS, Kang KC. Response. Letter to the Editor. Lumbar muscle strength changes after fusion: only due to rehabilitation exercises? Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2017 May 26:1-2.
  • Cawley DT, McCabe JP, Hoppe S, Benneker LM. Response. Lordoplasty: contribution of many factors in vertebral cement augmentation procedures. Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. 2017 Mar;26(6):768-9.
  • Pointillart V, Castelain JE, Coudert P, Cawley DT, Gille O, Vital JM. Outcomes of the Bryan cervical disc replacement: fifteen year follow-up. Int Orthop. 2017 Dec 29.
  • Kieser DC, Cawley DT, Tavolaro C, Cloche T, Obeid I, Pointillart V, Vital JM, Gille O. Delayed post-operative tension pneumocephalus and pneumorrhachis. European spine journal. 2017 Sep 4.
  • Obeid I, Diebo BG, Boissiere L, Bourghli A, Cawley DT, Larrieu D, Pointillart V, Challier V, Vital JM, Lafage V. Single Level Proximal Thoracic Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy for Fixed Hyperkyphotic Deformity: Surgical Technique and Patient Series. Operative neurosurgery 2017 Jul 22.
  • Lee MJ, Cawley DT, Ng JP, Kaar K. Mortality and morbidity associated with farmyard injuries in Ireland: A 10-year National Study. Irish Medical Journal, January 2017.
  • Power FR, Cawley DT, Curtin PD. Simultaneous bilateral total hip arthroplasties in nonagenarians. Irish Journal of Medical Science. 2017 Feb 9.
  • JP Ng, DT Cawley, SM Beecher, JF Baker, JP McCabe. The Reverse Thomas Position for Thoracolumbar Fracture Height Restoration: Relative Contribution of Patient Positioning in Percutaneous Balloon Kyphoplasty for Acute Vertebral Compressions. Int J Spine Surg. 2016 May 18.
  • Cawley D, Power F, Murphy M. CSF leak after coccyx fracture. The Spine Journal 16 (11), e735-e736
  • Ng JP, Cawley DT, Beecher SM, Lee MJ, Bergin D, Shannon FJ. Focal intratendinous radiolucency: A new radiographic method for diagnosing patellar tendon ruptures. The Knee. 2015 Online
  • DT Cawley, Olan Carmody, Michael K Dodds, Damian McCormack. Early Instrumentation Of Scoliosis With Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy: Is A Single Rod Construct Sufficient? The Spine Journal 2015 (10), 2166-2171.
  • Cawley DT, Helen Barrett, Paul Harrington. Obliteration of the medullary canal in an atypical bisphosphonate-related femoral fracture. BMJ Case Reports 2015.
  • Cawley DT, Michael Alexander, Seamus Morris. Multifidus innervation and muscle assessment post-spinal surgery. European Spine Journal (2014): 23:2 320-327.
  • Aljabi Y, El-Shawarby A, Cawley DT, Aherne T. Effect of epidural methylprednisolone on post-operative pain and length of hospital stay in patients undergoing lumbar microdiscectomy. Surgeon. 2014: S1479-666X(14)
  • Cawley DT, Guerin SJ, Walsh J, Simpkin A, Masterson EL. The significance of hand dominance in hip osteoarthritis. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2014. pii: S0049-0172(14)275-3.
  • O Carmody, D Cawley, M Dodds, P Connolly. Acute Haematogenous Osteomyelitis in Children. Irish Medical Journal 2014;107(9) 269-270.
  • Cawley DT, Kelly N, McGarry JP, Shannon FJ. Cementing techniques for the tibial component in primary total knee replacement. Bone Joint Journal. 2013; 95-B (3):295-300.
  • N Kelly, DT Cawley, FJ Shannon, and JP McGarry. “An investigation of the inelastic behaviour of trabecular bone during the press-fit implantation of a tibial component in total knee arthroplasty.” Med Eng. Phys. 2013 35(11): 1599-606
  • Cawley DT, Kelly N, Simpkin A, Shannon FJ, McGarry JP. Full and surface tibial cementation in total knee arthroplasty: A biomechanical investigation of stress distribution and remodelling in the tibia. Clinical Biomechanics. 2012; 27(4): 390-7.
  • Cawley DT, Paul Curtin, and John P. McCabe. “Hypokalaemic paralysis secondary to thiazide diuretic abuse: an unexpected outcome for cauda equina syndrome.” Evidence-Based Spine-Care Journal 2.04 (2012): 51-54.
  • Cawley D, Hennessy A, Curtin P, Shannon F. ‘Ready-Access’ CT Imaging for an Orthopaedic Trauma Clinic. Irish Medical Journal. 2011;104(3):81-3.
  • D Cawley, P Sexton, T Murphy, JP McCabe. Optimal Patient Positioning in Ligamentotaxis during balloon kyphoplasty of the Thoracolumbar and Lumbar Spine. J Clinical Neuroscience. 2011;18(6):834-6.
  • D Cawley, PD Curtin, D Lohan, M O’Sullivan, W Curtin. The Corail® Stem for the Treatment of Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures- A Viable Alternative? Hip International. 2011 21(2): 243-250.
  • D Cawley, B Lenehan, A Devitt. Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Practices in Orthopaedic Arthroplasty Patients. Irish Medical Journal . 2010;103(9):269-72.
  • Flannery T, Cawley D, Zulfiger A, Alderazi Y, Heffernan J, Brett F, Farrell M, O’Brien DF. (2008) ‘Familial occurrence of oligodendroglial tumours’. British Journal of Neurosurgery, 22:3, 436-438
  • O’Brien J, Thornton J, Cawley D, Farrell M, Keohane K, Kaar G, McEvoy L, O’Brien DF. Extraskeletal myxoid chondrosarcoma of the cerebellopontine angle presenting during pregnancy. (2008), British Journal of Neurosurgery, 22:3, 429-432