Research and Publications

Mr Nolan has published his work extensively in international journals and presented widely in Europe and North America. His specialist area of interest is bone graft and artificial bone graft substitutes.

  1. Nolan PC, Templeton P, Mollan RAB and Wilson DJ. Osteoinductive potential of human demineralised bone and a bioceramic in the abdominal musculature of the rat. Journal of Anatomy 1991; 174: 97-100
  2. Nolan PC, Hankey DP, Mulholland BJ, Nicholas RM, Mollan RAB, Wilson DJ. Repopulation of demineralised human bone by cultured human osteoblasts. Connective Tissue Research 1992; Vol 27, No 2-3: 184
  3. Nolan PC, Nicholas RM, Mulholland BJ, Mollan RAB, Wilson DJ. Culture of human osteoblasts on demineralised bone: A possible means of graft enhancement. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1992; 74-B: 284-286
  4. Nolan PC, Mollan RAB, Wilson DJ. Living bone grafts. British Medical Journal 1992; Editorial, Vol 304: 1520-1521
  5. Nolan PC, Wilson DJ, Mollan RAB. Calcium phosphate ceramics as a delivery system for antibiotics. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1993; 75-B (2): 334-335.
  6. Nolan PC, Hankey DP, Mulholland BJ, Mollan RAB, Nicholas RM, Wilson DJ. The culture of human osteoblasts: A potential for complete biological bone replacement in conditions of bone loss. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1993; 74-B (S III): 320.
  7. Nolan PC, Hankey DP, Doherty MJ, Fearon PV, Mollan RAB, Wilson DJ. Culture of human osteoblasts in media supplemented by autologous human serum. A biocompatible system for tissue expansion prior to reimplantation. Calcified Tissue International 1993; 52 (1): S90.
  8. Doherty MJ, Schlag G, Schwarz N, Mollan RAB, Nolan PC, Wilson DJ. The biocompatability of xenogeneic bone, commercially available coral, a bioceramic and tissue sealant for human osteoblasts. Biomaterials 1994; 15(8): 601-608.
  9. Nolan PC, Hankey DP, Mollan RAB, Wilson DJ. Large bony defects: can bone cell culture fill the gap? Cell Transplantation 1994; 3(4): 351-353.
  10. Nolan PC, McCoy GF. The changing pattern of paramilitary punishments in Northern Ireland. Injury 1996; 27(6): 405-406.
  11. Nolan PC, Dilworth R. Irreducible femoral neck fracture in a child - A case report. Injury 1996. 27(9): 675-676.
  12. Nolan PC. Obesity and quality of life after primary total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 1996. 78(5): 855-856.
  13. Nolan PC. "You can but try". British Medical Journal 1999; Vol 304: 1050
  14. Nolan PC, McPherson J, McKeown R, Diaz H, Wilson D. The Price of Peace. The Personal and Financial Cost of Paramilitary Punishment in Northern Ireland. Injury 2000. 31(1): 41-45.
  15. Dogra A, Ruiz A, Thompson N, Nolan PC. Dia-metaphyseal distal tibial fractures – treatment with a shortened intramedullary nail. A review of 15 cases. Injury 2000. 31(10): 799-804.
  16. Kim M, Nolan P, Finkelstein JA. Evaluation of the 11th rib extra-pleural retroperitoneal approach to the thoracolumbar junction – Technical note. Journal of Neurosurgery 2000. 93:168-174.
  17. Teachers quest for a 35 hour week. Paul C Nolan. The Times. Saturday April 6. 2002. P 27.
  18. Kim MY, Reidy DP, Nolan PC, Finkelstein JA. Transverse sacral fractures. Case series and literature review. Canadian Journal of Surgery 2001. Oct 44(5). 359-363.
  19. Evaluation of electromyographic monitoring during insertion of thoracic pedicle screws. DP Reidy, D Houlden, PC Nolan, M Kim and JA Finkelstein. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2001. British Volume. Vol 83-B. Issue 7. 1009-1014.
  20. Antegrade intramedullary fixation of displaced metacarpal fractures – a new technique. Mockford BJ, Thompson NS, Nolan PC, Calderwood JW. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 111(1):351-4, 2003 Jan.
  21. Obtaining medico-legal reports – a medical perspective. Nolan PC. The Writ. Issue 175. June 2006.
  22. Stem the flow of highly-paid NHS managers. The Times. Wednesday April 14. 2010. P21.
  23. Diagnosis of Vertebral Fractures in post-ictal patients. RJ Napier and PC Nolan. Emergency Medical Journal 2011. 28. 169-170.

Teaching and Presentation

Mr Nolan has presented his work widely in Europe and North America. He continues to be actively involved in teaching medical students and surgical trainees.

  1. Fourth International Conference on Mineralised Tissues, San Diego, California. February 1992.
    "Repopulation of demineralised human bone by cultured human osteoblasts".
  2. Spring Meeting of The British Orthopaedic Research Society, Nottingham. March 1992.
    "The culture of human osteoblasts: A potential for complete biological bone replacement in conditions of bone loss"
  3. Twenty-third European Symposium on Calcified Tissues, Heidelburg, April 1993.
    "Culture of Human Osteoblasts in media supplemented by Autologous Human Serum-A biocompatible system for tissue expansion prior to reimplantation"
  4. British Orthopaedic Association, 23rd Instructional Course, Chester. January 1994, invited speaker on "The biology of bone grafting"
  5. Combined meeting of the British and European Orthopaedic Research Societies, London. April 1994.
    "Healing of a segmental non-union defect in the rat radius by a composite of demineralised bone and cultured osteoblasts".
  6. Smith and Nephew, Thirteenth Annual Orthopaedic Residents Conference, Memphis. August 1995.
    "An investigation into the healing of a segmental bone defect by a composite of demineralised bone and cultured osteoblasts - towards a clinical trial".
  7. American Orthopaedic Association, Twenty-ninth Annual Residents' Conference, Baltimore. March 1996.
    "Peace brings a change in paramilitary punishment in Northern Ireland - Shootings stop, beatings begin, injuries increase"
  8. Smith and Nephew, Fourteenth Annual Orthopaedic Residents' Conference, Memphis. August 1996.
    Invited Speaker and Member of Faculty.
  9. British Trauma Society, Annual Clinical Meeting, Belfast. October 1996
    "The supracondylar femoral nail for fractures proximal to total knee replacements"
  10. Minimally Invasive Traumatology Symposium, Salzburg. February 1997
    "The supracondylar femoral nail for fractures proximal to total knee replacements"
  11. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 64th Annual Meeting, San Francisco. February 1997
    "An investigation into the healing of a segmental bone defect by a composite of demineralised bone and cultured osteoblasts - towards a clinical trial".
  12. British Association of Sports Medicine, Belfast, March 1999.
    "Indications for Surgery in the Sporting Spine".
  13. Recent Advances in Spine Surgery, Miami, November 1999.
    "EMG monitoring for placement of thoracic pedicle screws".
  14. How to get the best your of your medical expert. Belfast 2006. Belfast Law Society
  15. Whats new in Spinal Surgery? Belfast 2008 – Northern Ireland Pain Society

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