I am interested in the pathophysiology of bone and joint disease and repair. I am a Research Fellow in the Division of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge where I work with Professor Andrew McCaskie in addition to providing a clinical orthopaedic service for equine patients at the Cambridge Equine Hospital.
My particular areas of active research interest at the current time include the use of biosynthetic scaffolds and biological factors to repair mensical, osteochondral and chondral defects (with Prof McCaskie, Dr Wardale and Dr Howard), the response of cartilage to load (with particular emphasis on the response of the serine protease HtrA1) (with Dr Paula Hernandez), the role of the wnt signalling pathway inhibitor, sclerostin, in osteochondral repair (with Dr Wardale and Dr Hyvonen) and the aetiopathogenesis of stress fractures in racing horses (with Drs Power and Singer).
Power J, Hernandez P, Guering H, Getgood A and Henson FMD. (2014) Intra-articular injection of rhFGF-18 improves the healing in microfracture treated chondral defects in an ovine model. J Orthop Res.32(5);669-76
Getgood A, Henson FMD, Skelton C, Herrera E, Brooks R, Fortier LA, Rushton N. (2012) The augmentation of a collagen/glycosaminoglycan biphasic osteochondral scaffold with platelet-rich plasma and concentrated bone marrow aspirate for osteochondral defect repair in sheep: A pilot study. Cartilage, 3(4); 351-363.
Henson FMD, Getgood AM, Caborn DM, McIlwraith CW, Rushton N. (2012) Effect of a solution of hyaluronic acid-chondroitin sulfate-N-acetyl glucosamine on the repair response of cartilage to single-impact load damage. Am J Vet Res, 73(2); 306-312.
Enea D, Henson FMD, Kew S, Wardale J, Getgood A, Brooks R, Rushton N. (2011) Extruded collagen fibres for tissue engineering applications: effect of crosslinking method on mechanical and biological properties. J. Mater. Sci: Mater Med. 22(6); 1569-78
Getgood A, Henson FMD, Brooks R, Fortier LA, Rushton N. (2011) Platelet-rich plasma activation in combination with biphasic osteochondral scaffolds- conditions for maximal growth factor production. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 19 (11); 1942-7.
Areas of expertise
cartilage osteochondral defects, joint surface repair, stem cells, animal models