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Mr. Joseph Butler
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Surgery

Biography

I am a consultant orthopaedic surgeon, with a special interest in academic spine surgery. I completed clinical fellowship training in complex spine deformity and tumour surgery at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, UK; spine trauma and degenerative spine surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; and spine trauma and degenerative spine surgery at the Rothman Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA.

I am a Clinical Principal Investigator at the Trinity Centre for Bioengineering. My h-index is 20, i10-index is 30 and I have 1272 citations of my research work to date. I have published 87 original articles, 24 book chapters and edited 1 book. I was awarded a PhD in Bone Biology by University College Dublin (UCD). I am have been an editor for 7 international journals and a reviewer for 13 journals. I have over 100 presentations at national and international scientific meetings and have 28 national and international awards for my research work.

I am a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), a Senior Specialist Registrar (SpR) Mentor and Trainer for the Irish Institute of Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery (IITOS) and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). I am a Final Medical Year Examiner for both Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD).

I am the Clinical Lead of the Back Pain Screening Clinic at Tallaght University Hospital. I am the Secretary to the Irish Spine Society (ISS) and sit on the Biologics & Basic Research Committee and Robotics & Navigation Committee of the North American Spine Society (NASS). I also have a Masters Degree in Healthcare Management from the Institute of Public Administration (IPA).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Spinal Trauma in, Fundamentals of Neurosurgery: A Guide for Clinicians and Medical Students, New York, USA, Springer-Verlag, 2019, [Amin S, Warnick E, Lendner M, Butler JS, Vaccaro AR] Book Chapter, 2019

Lui DF, Yu HM, Butler JS, Malhotra K, Selvadurai S, Benton A, Agu O, Molloy S , Neurologic injury in complex adult spinal deformity surgery: Multilevel oblique lumbar interbody fusion (MOLIF) using hyperlordotic tantalum cages versus pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO)., Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Chapter 15: Surgical management for thoracolumbar spinal injuries in, Spinal Cord Medicine (3rd Edition). , New York, USA, Demos Medical Publishing, 2019, [Fried TB, Murphy HA, Butler JS, Schroeder GD, Vaccaro AR] Book Chapter, 2019

Surgery of the thoracolumbar spine in, Operative Orthopaedics: The Stanmore Guide (2nd Edition). , Boca Raton, Florida, USA, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019, [Ahern DP, Butler JS, Molloy S] Book Chapter, 2019

Treatment of a persistent lumbar dural tear in, Revision Spine Surgery: Pearls and Pitfalls, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019, [Butler JS, Woods BI] Book Chapter, 2019

Postoperative Spine Infections in, Current and Advanced Neurosurgical Concepts and Techniques Volume II: Complex Spinal Lesions (1st Edition). , Stuttgart, Germany, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2019, [Lendner M, Murphy H, Chatterji R, Sandhu H, Przybylski G, Butler JS, Vaccaro AR] Book Chapter, 2019

Pyogenic Spinal Infections in, Wikipaedics: British Orthopaedic Association eLearning Project, London, UK, British Orthopaedic Association, 2019, [Hughes A, Butler JS] Book Chapter, 2019

Ahern D, Gibbons D, Dodds M, Timlin M, Cassidy N, Morris S, Synnott K, Butler JS, Operative management of perinatal lumbar disc herniation and cauda equina syndrome: a case series. , Irish Journal of Medical Science, 2019 Journal Article, 2019

Chapter 53: Minimally invasive spine surgery complications with implant placement and fixation in, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Surgical Techniques and Disease Management (2nd Edition), New York, USA, Springer-Verlag, 2019, [Butler JS, Kurd MF] Book Chapter, 2019

Welch-Phillips AR, O'Leary J, Carmody O, Butler JS. , Is minimally invasive tubular discectomy better than conventional open microdiscectomy for the treatment of symptomatic lumbar disk herniation? , 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Butler JS, Wagner SC, Morrissey PB, Kaye ID, Sebastian AS, Schroeder GD, Radcliff K, Vaccaro AR. , Strategies for the prevention and treatment of surgical site infection in the lumbar spine. , 31, (8), 2018, p323 - 330 Journal Article, 2018

Butler JS, Lendner M, Fang T, Vaccaro AR. , Surgical treatment of ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament. , Contemporary Spine Surgey, 19, (10), 2018, p1 - 8 Journal Article, 2018

Kaye ID, Sinensky A, Wagner S, Sebastian AS, Butler JS, Morrissey P, Schroeder GD, Kepler CK, Kurd MF, Anderson DG, Rihn JA, Woods BI, Radcliff KE, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS, Changes in radiographic alignment do not influence the development of postoperative C5 palsy, Spine J, North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting 2018, Los Angeles, USA, 26-29 September 2018, 18, (8), 2018, ppS194 - S195 Conference Paper, 2018

Kaye ID, Wagner SC, Butler JS, Sebastian A, Morrissey PB, Kepler C. , Risk factors for adverse cardiac events following lumbar spine fusion. , International Journal of Spine Surgery, 12, (5), 2018, p638 - 643 Journal Article, 2018

Butler JS, Lui DF, Malhotra K, Suarez-Huerta ML, Yu H, Selvadurai S, Agu O, Molloy S. , 360-Degree complex primary reconstruction using porous tantalum cages for adult degenerative spinal deformity. , Global Spine Journal, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Sebastian A, Wagner S, McKenzie JC, Kaye I, Morrissey PB, Butler J, Kepler C, Sarcopenia does not affect clinical outcome following lumbar fusion, AAOS Meeting Proceedings 2008, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting 2018, New Orleans, USA, 06-10 March 2018, 2018, pp332:P0874 Conference Paper, 2018

Chapter 15: Postoperative spondylodiscitis in, AOSpine Masters Series, Volume 10: Spinal Infections, New York, USA, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2018, [Ledner M, Green J, Radcliffe KE, Butler JS, Murphy H, Vaccaro AR] Book Chapter, 2018

Cawley DT, Butler JS, Benton A, Altaf F, Rezajooi K, Kyriakou C, Selvadurai S, Molloy S., Managing the cervical spine in multiple myeloma patients. , Haematological Oncology, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Sebastian AS, Rihn JA, Wagner SC, Butler JS, Kepler CK. , Should TLIF be routinely used in a 60-year-old male with a degenerative spondylolisthesis? , Clinical Spine Surgery, 30, (10), 2018, p429 - 432 Journal Article, 2018

Sebastian A, Wagner S, Butler J, Morrissey PB, Kaye I, Hillibrand AS, Vaccaro A, Kepler C, Favorable prognosis for significant preoperative upper extremity weakness following elective anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, AAOS Meeting Proceedings, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting 2018, New Orleans, USA, 06-10 March 2018, 2018, pp281:P0379. Conference Paper, 2018

Venkatesh PK, MacSuibhne PA, Butler JS. , Should non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs be contraindicated in the perioperative period after spinal fusion surgery. , Clinical Spine Surgery, 31, (6), 2018, p223 - 224 Journal Article, 2018

Wagner S, Sebastian AS, Butler JS, Kayer ID, Morrissey P, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Kepler CK, C5 palsy after single- and multi-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, Spine J, North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting 2018, Los Angeles, USA, 26-29 September 2018, (18), 8, 2018, ppS121 - S122 Conference Paper, 2018

Wagner SC, Butler JS, Kaye ID, Sebastian A, Morrissey PB, Kepler C. , Risk factors for and complications after surgical delay in elective single-level lumbar fusion. , Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 43, (3), 2018, p228 - 233 Journal Article, 2018

Kaye ID, Wagner SC, Sebastian A, Morrissey PB, Butler J, Kepler C, Risk factors for adverse cardiac events following lumbar spine fusion, AAOS Meeting Proceedings 2008, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting 2018, New Orleans, USA, 06-10 March 2018, 2018, pp164:P560. Conference Paper, 2018

Morrissey P, Wagner S, Sebastian AS, Kaye ID, Butler JS, Kepler CK, Routine microscope use does not increase operative time or affect short term outcomes in single-level lumbar microdecompression, Spine J, North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting 2018, Los Angeles, USA, 26-29 September 2018, 18, (8), 2018, ppS55 - S56 Conference Paper, 2018

Butler JS, Sebastian AS, Kaye ID, Wagner SC, Morrissey PB, Schroeder GD, Kepler CK, Vaccaro AR. , Understanding traditional research impact metrics. , Clinical Spine Surgery, 30, (4), 2018, p164 - 166 Journal Article, 2018

Wagner SC, Morrissey PB, Kaye ID, Sebastian A, Butler JS, Kepler CK. , Intraoperative pedicle screw navigation does not significantly affect complication rates after spine surgery. , Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 47, 2018, p198 - 201 Journal Article, 2018

Pisano AJ, Butler JS, Sebastian A, Wagner SC, Wanderman N. , Does surgically managed grade I degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis require fusion? , Clinical Spine Surgery, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Wagner SC, Sebastian AS, Butler JS, Kaye ID, Morrissey PB, Hilibrand AS, Vaccaro AR, Kepler CK., C5 motor palsy after single- and multi-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: A retrospective review. , Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Section Two Trauma, Chapter 12: Fractures of the Odontoid Process of the Axis in, 50 Landmark Papers Every Spine Surgeon Should Know, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018, [Butler JS, White AP] Book Chapter, 2018

Wagner S, Sebastian AS, McKenzie J, Butler JS, Kaye ID, Morrissey P, Kepler CK, Severe lumbar disability is associated with decreased psoas cross-sectional area in degenerative spondylolisthesis, Spine J, North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting 2018, Los Angeles, USA, 26-29 September 2018, 18, (8), 2018, ppS103 - S104 Conference Paper, 2018

Ahern DP, Gibbons D, Dodds M, Timlin M, Cassidy N, Morris S, Synnott K, Butler JS, Operative management of perinatal lumbar disc herniation and cauda equina syndrome: A case series, Irish Spine Society Annual Meeting 2018, Dublin, Ireland, 13 October 2018, Ir J Med Sci, 2018, ppS324 Conference Paper, 2018

Butler JS, Morrissey PB, Wagner SC, Kaye ID, Sebastian AS, Schroeder GD, Vaccaro AR, Hilibrand AS., Surgical strategies to prevent adjacent segment disease in the cervical spine. , 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Gibbons D, Ahern DP, Curley A, Butler JS, Sarcopenia as a primary cause of lower back pain and screening for sarcopenia in the secondary prevention of lower back pain, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Spine Society Annual Meeting 2018, Dublin, Ireland, 13 October 2018, 187, (10), 2018, ppS320 Conference Paper, 2018

Hughes AJ, Dodds M, Timlin M, Cassidy N, Morris S, Synnott K, Butler JS, Managing Risk - Introducing the O-arm to an Irish spinal unit, Ir J Med Sci, Irish Spine Society Annual Meeting 2018, Dublin, Ireland, 13 October 2018, 187, (10), 2018, ppS321 Conference Paper, 2018

Sebastian AS, Wagner S, Butler JS, Morrissey P, Kaye ID, Kepler CK, Favorable prognosis for significant preoperative upper extremity weakness following elective anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, Spine J, North American Spine Society (NASS) Annual Meeting 2018, Los Angeles, USA, 26-29 September 2018, 18, (8), 2018, ppS187 Conference Paper, 2018

Wagner S, Morrissey PB, Kaye I, Sebastian A, Butler J, Kepler CK, Intraoperative pedicle screw navigation does not significantly decrease complications after spine surgery. , AAOS Meeting Proceedings 2008, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting 2018, New Orleans, USA. , 06-10 March 2018, 2018, pp332:P0870 Conference Paper, 2018

Kaye ID, Butler JS, Morrissey PB, Sebastian AS, Wagner SC, Vaccaro AR. , Spine registries: where do we stand? , 31, (9), 2018, p389 - 394 Journal Article, 2018

Wagner S, Sebastian A, McKenzie JC, Butler J, Kaye I, Morrissey PB, Kepler C, Decreased psoas cross-sectional surface area is associated with increased lumbar disability, AAOS Meeting Proceedings 2008, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting 2018, New Orleans, USA, 06-10 March 2018, 2018, pp330:P0853 Conference Paper, 2018

Chapter 2: Spine neuroanatomy and physiology in, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Spine 5, Rosemont, Illinois, USA, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2018, [Butler JS, Kurd MF] Book Chapter, 2018

Wagner SC, Sebastian AS, McKenzie JC, Butler JS, Kaye ID, Morrissey PB, Vaccaro AR, Kepler CK. , Severe lumbar disability is associated with decreased psoas cross-sectional area in degenerative spondylosis., 8, (7), 2018, p716 - 721 Journal Article, 2018

Butler JS, Kaye ID, Sebastian AS, Wagner SC, Morrissey PB, Schroeder GD, Kepler CK, Vaccaro AR. , The evolution of current research impact metrics: From bibiometrics to altmetrics? , Clinical Spine Surgery, 30, (5), 2018, p226 - 228 Journal Article, 2018

Chapter 19: Spine Oral Core Topics in, Postgraduate Orthopaedics: The Candidate's Guide to the FRCS (Tr & Orth) Examination (Third Edition), Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press, 2017, [Butler JS, Baker ADL] Book Chapter, 2017

Butler JS, Harrod CC, Poynton AR, Operative techniques for the management of traumatic instability in the cervical spine. , Seminars in Spine Surgery, 29, (1), 2017, p50 - 59 Journal Article, 2017

Dolan RT, Butler JS, Wilson-MacDonald J, Reynolds J, Cogswell L, Critchely P, Giele H, Quality of life and surgical outcomes following soft tissue reconstruction of complex oncologic defects of the spine and sacrum, J Bone Joint Surg Am, 98, (2), 2016, p117 - 126 Journal Article, 2016

Malagelada F, Butler JS, Rajput L, Iliadis A, Mansouri R, Saifuddin A, Gibson A, Presentation and outcome of patients treated operatively or non-operatively for Copenhagen Disease: a 30-year experience, Eur Spine J, 25, (3), 2016, p919 - 927 Journal Article, 2016

Dolan RT, Butler JS, O'Byrne JM, Poynton AR, Mechanical and cellular processes driving cervical myelopathy, World J Orthop, 7, (1), 2016, p20 - 29 Journal Article, 2016

A new extensile anterolateral retroperitoneal approach for lumbar interbody fusion from L1 to S1: a prospective series with clinical outcomes, Molloy S, Butler JS, Benton A, Malhotra K, Selvadurai S, Agu O, 16, (6), 2016, p786 - 791 Journal Article, 2016

Gokaraju K, Butler JS, Benton A, Suarez-Huerta ML, Selvadurai S, Molloy S, Multiple myeloma presenting with acute bony spinal cord compression and mechanical instability successfully managed non-operatively, Spine J, 16, (8), 2016, pe567 - e570 Journal Article, 2016

Malhotra K, Butler JS, Yu HM, Selvadurai S, D'Sa S, Rabin N, Kyriakou C, Yong K, Molloy S, Spinal disease in myeloma: cohort analysis of patients presenting at a spinal surgery specialist centre indicates benefit of early surgical augmentation or bracing, BMC Cancer, Jul 11, (16), 2016, p444 Journal Article, 2016

Malhotra K, Butler JS, Benton A, Molloy S, Progressive foot drop caused by below-knee compression stocking after spinal surgery, Oxf Med Case Reports, Sep 8, (9), 2016, pomw075 Journal Article, 2016

Malhotra K, Lui D, Butler JS, Selvadurai S, Molloy S, Successful non-surgical treatment for highly unstable fracture-subluxation of the spine secondary to myeloma, Spine J, 16, (8), 2016, pe547 - e551 Journal Article, 2016

Butler JS, Anwar HA, Molloy S, Reply to letter concerning 'Segmental Pelvic Correlation (SPeC): a novel approach to understanding sagittal plane spinal alignment' , Spine J, 16, (9), 2016, p1159 - 1160 Journal Article, 2016

McGoldrick NP, Butler JS, Lavelle M, Sheehan S, Dudeney S, O'Toole GC, Resection and reconstruction of pelvic and extremity soft tissue sarcomas with major vascular involvement: current concepts, World J Orthop, 7, (5), 2016, p293 - 300 Journal Article, 2016

Yu H, Malhotra K, Butler JS, Patel A, Sewell MD, Li YZ, Molloy S, The relationship between spinopelvic measurements and patient-reported outcome scores in patients with multiple myeloma of the spine, Bone Joint J, 98-B, (9), 2016, p1234 - 1239 Journal Article, 2016

O'Neill SC, Butler JS, Daly A, Lui DF, Kenny P. , Effect of body mass index on functional outcome in primary total knee arthroplasty - a single institution analysis of 2180 primary total knee replacements. , World Journal of Orthopedics, 7, (10), 2016, p664 - 669 Journal Article, 2016

Chapter 13: Psychological problems associated with cervical spine injury in, Cervical Spine Injuries: Epidemiology, Long-term Outcomes and Complications, Hauppaugh, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers, 2015, [Butler A, Butler JS, Synnott K, Sheehan J] Book Chapter, 2015

Gokaraju K, Butler JS, Benton A, Selvadurai S, Molloy S, Spinal fusion from non-operative management of lytic myelomatous vertebrae, Spine J, Apr 30, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Chapter 1: Epidemiology of cervical spinal cord injury in, Cervical Spine Injuries: Epidemiology, Long-term Outcomes and Complications, Hauppaugh, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers, 2015, [McGoldrick NP, Butler JS] Book Chapter, 2015

Chapter 5: Traumatic adult cervical nerve root avulsion injuries: incidence, assessment, outcomes and novel surgical strategies in, Cervical Spine Injuries: Epidemiology, Long-term Outcomes and Complications, Hauppaugh, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers, 2015, [Dolan RT, Butler JS, Hynes DE, Cronin KC] Book Chapter, 2015

Ryan KM, O'Brien K, Regan I, O'Byrne JM, Moore D, Kelly PM, Noel J, Butler J, Nolan B, Kiely PJ, The prevalence of abnormal preoperative coagulation tests in pediatric patients undergoing spinal surgery for scoliosis, Spine J, 15, (6), 2015, p1217 - 1222 Journal Article, 2015

Chapter 9: The management of thromboembolic events following cervical spine injuries in an acute and rehabilitation setting in, Cervical Spine Injuries: Epidemiology, Long-term Outcomes and Complications, Hauppaugh, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers, 2015, [Dunning EC, Butler JS, Wood KB, Synnott K] Book Chapter, 2015

Chapter 8: Respiratory complications associated with cervical spinal injuries in, Cervical Spine Injuries: Epidemiology, Long-term Outcomes and Complications, Hauppaugh, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers, 2015, [McGoldrick NP, Butler JS] Book Chapter, 2015

Chapter 11: Muscle tone and contractures in cervical spine injuries in, Cervical Spine Injuries: Epidemiology, Long-term Outcomes and Complications, Hauppaugh, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers, 2015, [O'Neill SC, Butler JS, Synnott K] Book Chapter, 2015

Dawson P, Daly A, Lui D, Butler JS, Cashman J, Postoperative complications in a dedicated elective orthopaedic hospital: transfers requiring specialist critical care support, Ir Med J, 108, (5), 2015, p153 - 154 Journal Article, 2015

Chapter 12: Pain management in cervical spine injuries in, Cervical Spine Injuries: Epidemiology, Long-term Outcomes and Complications, Hauppaugh, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers, 2015, [O'Neill SC, Butler JS, Synnott K] Book Chapter, 2015

Kwok IHY, Butler JS, Selvadurai S, Molloy S, The utility of SPECT/CT fusion imaging in the diagnosis of a vertebral compression fracture in multiple myeloma, 15, (7), 2015, p1682 - 1683 Journal Article, 2015

Butler JS, Malhotra K, Patel A, Sewell M, Benton, Kyriakou C, Molloy S, Pathologic sternal involvement is a potential risk factor for severe sagittal plane deformity in multiple myeloma with concomitant thoracic fractures, Spine J, 15, (12), 2015, p2503 - 2508 Journal Article, 2015

Anwar HA, Butler JS, Yarashi T, Rajakulendran K, Molloy S , Segmental pelvic correlation (SPeC): A novel approach to understanding sagittal plane spinal alignment, Spine J, 15, (12), 2015, p2818 - 2823 Journal Article, 2015

Chapter 3: Outcomes of cervical spine injuries following non-operative management in, Cervical Spine Injuries: Epidemiology, Long-term Outcomes and Complications, Hauppaugh, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers, 2015, [Yoong-Leong JO, HT Hee, Butler JS] Book Chapter, 2015

Yu HM, Malhotra K, Butler JS, Wu SQ, Anterior and posterior fixation for delayed treatment of posterior atlantoaxial dislocation without fracture, BMJ Case Rep, Oct 29, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Chapter 15: Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injuries in, Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete: Getting Back in the Game, Philadelphia, PA, USA, Elsevier Saunders, 2015, [Dolan RT, Butler JS, Harford J, Cronin KJ, Shin AY] Book Chapter, 2015

Chapter 7: Pressure ulcer management in spinal injury patients: pathophysiology, treatment and prevention in, Cervical Spine Injuries: Epidemiology, Long-term Outcomes and Complications, Hauppaugh, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers, 2015, [Flannery A, Dolan RT, Butler JS, Carroll SM, Synnott K] Book Chapter, 2015

Chapter 6: The incidence and management of acute neurologic complications following complex adult deformity surgery in, AOSpine Masters Series, Volume 4: Adult Spinal Deformities, New York, USA, Thieme Medical Publishers, 2015, [Butler JS, Lenke LG] Book Chapter, 2015

O'Neill SC, Butler JS, McGoldrick N, O'Leary R, Synnott K, The 100 most cited papers in spinal deformity surgery: a bibiometric analysis, Orthop Rev (Pavia), 6, (4), 2014, p5584 Journal Article, 2014

Harris E, Butler JS, Cassidy N, Aggressive plasmablastic lymphoma of the thoracic spine presenting as acute spinal cord compression in a case of asymptomatic undiagnosed HIV infection, Spine J, 14, (7), 2014, pe1 - e5 Journal Article, 2014

Dolan RT, Butler JS, Murphy SM, Hynes D, Cronin KJ, Reply: To PMID 22178751, J Hand Surg Eur Vol, 38, (2), 2013, p218 Journal Article, 2013

Butler JS, Dunning EC, Murray DW, Doran PP, O'Byrne JM, HIV-1 protein induced modulation of primary human osteoblast differentiation and function via a Wnt/ß-catenin-dependent mechanism, J Orthop Res, 31, (2), 2013, p218 - 226 Journal Article, 2013

Murphy CG, Butler JS, Green C, Egan BM, Sparkes J, Lower limb impalement injury with reinforced steel cables, Am Surg, 79, (2), 2013, pE63 - E64 Journal Article, 2013

Memon AR, Butler JS, O'Riordan MV, Guerin E, Dimitrov BD, Harty JA, Comparison of serum Dkk1 (Dickkopf-1) and bone mineral density in patients on bisphosphonate treatment vs no treatment, J Clin Densitom, 16, (1), 2013, p118 - 124 Journal Article, 2013

Kavanagh RG, Butler JS, O'Byrne JM, Poynton AR, Operative techniques for cervical radiculopathy and myelopathy, Adv Orthop, 2012, 2012, p794087 Journal Article, 2012

Dolan RT, Al Khudairy A, McKenna P, Butler JS, O'Beirne J, Quinlan JF, The upper hand on compartment syndrome, Am J Emerg Med, 30, (9), 2012, p2084 Journal Article, 2012

Green C, Butler J, Eustace S, Poynton A, O'Byrne JM, Non-operative modalities to treat symptomatic cervical spondylosis, Adv Orthop, 2012, 2012, p908324 Journal Article, 2012

Kelly JC, Groarke PJ, Butler JS, O'Byrne JM, Poynton AR, The natural history and clinical syndromes of degenerative cervical spondylosis, Adv Orthop, 2012, 2012, p393642 Journal Article, 2012

Dolan RT, Butler JS, Murphy SM, Cronin KJ, Health-related quality of life, surgical and aesthetic outcomes following microvascular free flap reconstructions: an 8-year institutional review, Ann R Coll Surg Engl, 94, (1), 2012, p43 - 51 Journal Article, 2012

Dunning EC, Butler JS, Morris S, Complications in the management of metastatic spinal disease, World J Orthop, 3, (8), 2012, p114 - 121 Journal Article, 2012

Butler JS, Öner FC, Poynton AR, O'Byrne JM, Degenerative cervical spondylosis; natural history, pathogenesis and current management strategies, Adv Orthop, 2012, 2012, p916987 Journal Article, 2012

Dolan RT, Butler JS, Murphy SM, Hynes D, Cronin KJ, Health-related quality of life and functional outcomes following nerve transfers for traumatic upper brachial plexus injuries, J Hand Surg Eur Vol, 37, (7), 2012, p642 - 651 Journal Article, 2012

Galbraith JG, Butler JS, Dolan AM, O'Byrne JM, Operative outcomes for cervical myelopathy and radiculopathy, Adv Orthop, 2012, 2012, p919153 Journal Article, 2012

Dolan RT, Butler JS, Hynes DE, Cronin KJ, The nerve to delay: The impact of delayed referrals in the management of traumatic brachial plexus injuries in the Republic of Ireland, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 6, (8), 2012, p1127 - 1129 Journal Article, 2012

Dolan RT, Butler JS, McEntee GP, Byrne M, Phaeochromocytoma presenting as recurrent urinary tract infections: a case report, J Med Case Reports, 5, (1), 2011, p6 Journal Article, 2011

Butler JS, Burke JP, Dolan RT, Fitzpatrick P, O'Byrne JM, McCormack D, Synnott K, Poynton AR, Risk analysis of blood transfusion requirements in emergency and elective spinal surgery, Eur Spine J, 20, (5), 2011, p753 - 758 Journal Article, 2011

Galbraith JG, Butler JS, Browne TJ, Mulcahy D, Harty JA, Infection or metal hypersensitivity? The diagnostic challenge of failure in metal-on-metal bearings, Acta Orthop Belg, 77, (2), 2011, p145 - 151 Journal Article, 2011

Butler JS, Murray DW, Hurson CJ, O'Brien J, Doran PP, O'Byrne JM, The role of Dkk1 in bone mass regulation; correlating serum Dkk1 expression with bone mineral density, J Orthop Res, 29, (3), 2011, p414 - 418 Journal Article, 2011

Galbraith JG, Butler JS, McGreal GT, Opioid toxicity as a cause of spontaneous urinary bladder rupture, Am J Emerg Med, 29, (2), 2011, p239 Journal Article, 2011

Memon AR, Butler J, Guerin S, Galbraith J, Flanagan O, Harty J, Proximal femoral anatomy in total hip arthroplasty. A tri-planar computed tomographic assessment, Acta Orthop Belg, 77, (4), 2011, p488 - 493 Journal Article, 2011

Burke NG, Devitt BM, Baker JF, Butler JS, Cousins G, McCormack D, O'Byrne JM, Outcome of periacetabular osteotomy for the management of acetabular dysplasia: experience in an academic centre, Acta Orthop Belg, 77, (1), 2011, p33 - 40 Journal Article, 2011

Galbraith JG, Butler JS, Memon AR, Dolan AM, Harty JA, Cost analysis of a falls-prevention program in an orthopaedic setting, Clin Orthop Relat Res, 469, (12), 2011, p3462 - 3468 Journal Article, 2011

Galbraith JG, Butler JS, Blake SP, Kelleher G, Sacral insufficiency fractures: an easily overlooked cause of lower back pain in the ED, Am J Emerg Med, 29, (3), 2011, p359.e5-6 Journal Article, 2011

Galbraith JG, Butler JS, Harty JA, Recurrent spontaneous hip dislocation in neurofibromatosis type I: a case report, J Med Case Reports, 5, (1), 2011, p106 Journal Article, 2011

Butler JS, Cervical Spine Injuries: Epidemiology, Long-term Outcomes and Complications, Hauppaugh, New York, USA, Nova Science Publishers, 2010 Book, 2010

Butler JS, Queally JM, Devitt BM, Murray DW, Doran PP, O'Byrne JM, Silencing Dkk1 expression rescues dexamethasone-induced suppression of primary human osteoblast differentiation, BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 11, (1), 2010, p210 Journal Article, 2010

Devitt BM, Queally JM, Vioreanu M, Butler JS, Murray D, Doran PP, O'Byrne JM, Cobalt ions induce chemokine secretion in a variety of systemic cell lines, Acta Orthop, 81, (6), 2010, p756 - 764 Journal Article, 2010

Chapter 11: Head Injuries in, Sports Emergencies: Management Scenarios, London, UK. , Churchill Livingstone, 2010, [Butler JS, Bolger C] Book Chapter, 2010

Kiely P, Baker JF, O'hEireamhoin S, Butler JS, Ahmed M, Lui DF, Devitt B, Walsh A, Poynton AR, Synnott KA, The evaluation of the inverted supinator reflex in asymptomatic patients, Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 35, (9), 2010, p955 - 957 Journal Article, 2010

Galbraith JG, Butler JS, Pead M, Twomey A, H1N1 infection in emergency surgery: a cautionary tale, Int J Surg Case Rep, 1, (1), 2010, p4 - 6 Journal Article, 2010

Chapter 12: Facial Injuries in, Sports Emergencies: Management Scenarios, London, UK, Churchill Livingstone, 2010, [Butler JS, Coffey F, Kearns F] Book Chapter, 2010

Dolan RT, Butler JS, Kell MR, Gorey TF, Stokes MA, Nipple discharge and the efficacy of duct cytology in evaluating breast cancer risk, Surgeon, 8, (5), 2010, p252 - 258 Journal Article, 2010

Butler JS, Collins CG, McEntee GP, Perforated jejunal diverticula: a case report, J Med Case Reports, 4, (1), 2010, p172 Journal Article, 2010

Galbraith JG, Butler JS, Harty JA, Falls prevention in the inpatient setting, BMJ, 2010 Journal Article, 2010

Butler JS, Dolan RT, Burbridge M, Hurson CJ, O'Byrne JM, McCormack D, Synnott K, Poynton AR, The long-term functional outcome of type II odontoid fractures managed non-operatively, Eur Spine J, 19, (10), 2010, p1635 - 1642 Journal Article, 2010

Queally JM, Devitt BM, Butler JS, Malizia AP, Murray D, Doran PP, O'Byrne JM, Cobalt ions induce chemokine secretion in primary human osteoblasts, J Orthop Res, 27, (7), 2009, p855 - 864 Journal Article, 2009

Butler JS, Collins CG, Behan M, McEntee GP, Caecal enterolith presenting as a right iliac fossa mass, 102, (10), 2009, p344 Journal Article, 2009

Butler JS, Devitt BM, Poynton AR, Hong HS, Chang MC, Liu CL, et al. Is aggressive surgery necessary for acute postoperative deep spinal wound infection? Spine. 2008;33:2473-8. , Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 34, (7), 2009, p751 - 752 Journal Article, 2009

Ni Mhaolain AM, Butler JS, Magill PF, Wood AE, Sheehan J, The increased need for liaison psychiatry in surgical patients due to the high prevalence of undiagnosed anxiety and depression, Ir J Med Sci, 177, (3), 2008, p211 - 215 Journal Article, 2008

Butler JS, Burke JP, Poynton AR, Focused road-safety initiatives urgently required, Lancet, 369, (9580), 2007, p2160 Journal Article, 2007

Butler JS, Shelly MJ, Queally JM, Synnott K, O'Byrne JM, Urgent need for serious injury registry in rugby union, BMJ, 2007 Journal Article, 2007

Hurson CJ, Butler JS, Keating DT, Murray DW, Sadlier DM, O'Byrne JM, Doran PP, Gene expression analysis in human osteoblasts exposed to dexamethasone identifies altered developmental pathways as putative drivers of osteoporosis, BMC Musculoskelet Disord, 8, (1), 2007, p12 Journal Article, 2007

Butler JS, Fitzpatrick P, Ni Mhaolain AM, Synnott K, O'Byrne JM, The management and functional outcome of isolated burst fractures of the fifth lumbar vertebra, Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 32, (4), 2007, p443 - 447 Journal Article, 2007

Butler JS, Burke JP, Healy DG, Stephens MM, McManus F, McCormack D, O'Byrne JM, Poynton AR, Trends in RTA related spinal injuries: the post penalty points era, Ir J Med Sci, 175, (1), 2006, p20 - 23 Journal Article, 2006

Butler JS, Shelly MJ, Timlin M, Powderly WG, O'Byrne JM, Nontuberculous pyogenic spinal infection in adults: a 12-year experience from a tertiary referral center, Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 31, (23), 2006, p2695 - 2700 Journal Article, 2006

Shelly MJ, Butler JS, Timlin M, Walsh MG, Poynton AR, O'Byrne JM, Spinal injuries in Irish rugby: a ten-year review, J Bone Joint Surg Br, 88, (6), 2006, p771 - 775 Journal Article, 2006

Butler JS, Walsh A, O'Byrne J, Functional outcome of burst fractures of the first lumbar vertebra managed surgically and conservatively, Int Orthop, 29, (1), 2005, p51 - 54 Journal Article, 2005

Butler JS, Walsh A, O'Byrne J, Functional outcome of burst fractures of the first lumbar vertebra managed surgically and conservatively, Int Orthop, 29, (1), 2005, p51 - 54 Journal Article, 2005

Butler JS, Smith AM, Sundaram M, Sperling JW, What's your diagnosis: chronic displaced greater tuberosity fracture of the proximal humerus, Orthopedics, 27, (10), 2004, p1114 - 1116 Journal Article, 2004

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Butler JS, My experience as the RCSI Colles Travelling Fellow in Surgery at the Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) Charter Day Meeting 2010, Dublin, Ireland, 9 February 2019, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019

Research Expertise

Keywords

Bioengineering; BONE; BONE REGENERATION; bone remodelling and repair; Navigation & Guidance Systems; PATHOGENESIS OF SPINAL DEFORMITY; ROBOTICS; Spinal Cord Injury; SPINE

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Winner (PhD Supervisor), Welcome-Health Research Board (HRB) Irish Clinical Academic Training (ICAT) Programme 2018

Winner, OMeGA Fellowship in Spine Surgery 2016

Winner, British Orthopaedic Association Soli Lam Spinal Fellowship 2016

Winner, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Colles Travelling Fellowship in Surgery 2016

Winner, Royal Society of Medicine Ellison-Cliffe Travelling Fellowship 2016

Winner, American College of Surgeons International Guest Scholarship 2016

Winner, British Association of Spine Surgeons & British Scoliosis Society Presidents' Fellowship 2015

Oral Prize, British Scoliosis Society Annual Meeting 2014

Winner, Kennedy Irish Orthopaedic Association Travelling Fellowship 2014

Winner, Ethicon Foundation Travel Award 2014

Winner, Irish Times UCD Michael Smurfit MBA Bursary 2011

Finalist, 31st Annual Cappagh Prize Meeting 2010

Invited Speaker, RCSI Charter Day Meeting 2010

Finalist (co-author), 30th Annual Cappagh Prize Meeting 2009

Winner, IHSTG Astra-Zeneca Travelling Fellowship 2009

Invited Speaker, Dutch Spine Society Annual Meeting 2007

Winner, American Society of Bone & Mineral Research Young Investigator Travel Award 2007

Finalist, Irish Journal of Medical Science Doctor Awards 2007

Finalist, Sir Peter Freyer Surgical Symposium 2007

Winner, International Osteoporosis Foundation World Congress on Osteoporosis Travel Award 2006

Winner, UCD Medical Trainee Scholarship in Human Anatomy 2006

Finalist, Sylvester O'Halloran Surgical Scientific Meeting 2006

Finalist (co-author), 26th Annual Cappagh Prize Meeting 2006

Winner, UCD Medical Trainee Scholarship in Human Anatomy 2005

Winner, Mater College Postgraduate Research & Education Grant 2005

Finalist, Gallagher Orthopaedic Surgery Gold Medal 2004

Finalist, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital Radiology Gold Medal 2004

Winner, Mater Foundation Summer Research Award 2003

Winner, Mater Foundation Summer Research Award 2002

Memberships

Irish Spine Society (Secretary) 2016 – 2019

North American Spine Society (NASS) (Biologics & Basic Research Committee; Robotics & Navigation Committee) 2014 – 2019

AOSpine (Subaxial Fracture Classification Working Group) 2012 – 2019

EuroSpine 2012 – 2019

British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) 2013 – 2019

Cervical Spine Research Society - European Section (CSRS-ES) 2014 – 2019

International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) 2014 – 2019

Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SICOT) 2016 – 2019

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) 2012 – 2019

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) 2012 – 2019

Irish Institute of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (IITOS) 2017 – 2019

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) 2008 – 2019

Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) - Orthopaedics Section 2012 – 2019

Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (RCPI & RCSI) 2013 – 2019