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Biography

Bill Ribbans is a Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Northampton. His main surgical interests are Foot and Ankle, Knee and Sports Injuries. He undertook Fellowships in Sheffield and at Harvard before becoming a Consultant at the Royal Free, London in 1991. Five years later he returned to his home town in Northampton where he continues to work. Since 2012, he has been in full-time private practice.

He joined the University of Northampton in 2005 as a Visiting Porfessor in Surgical Sciences. In 2010, he was awarded a Personal Chair in Sports Medicine.

He has been involved in the medical care of elite Sports people since 1981. He is Chief Medical Officer to Northamptonshire CCC, Honorary Surgeon to Northampton Town FC and the English National Ballet. He has worked with numerous sports organisations and international teams as both Surgeon and pitch-side Physician during that time.

Bill has over 140 scientific publications and lectures widely both nationally and internationally.  He has an eclectic range of research interests including outcomes in foot and ankle surgery, the genetics of ligament and tendon injury, Vitamin D activity in the musculoskeletal sphere, cryotherapy in recovery and rehabilitation, the ethics of sports medicine and sports injury surveillance.

Research Interests

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Sports Injuries

Musculoskeletal Genetics

Achilles Tendon

Cryotherapy

Medical Ethics in Sport

Vitamin D

Supervision

Charlotte Brookes. PhD. Sports, Exercise and Life Science.

Does variations within the NOS2 gene influence risk of Achilles tendon pathology in a British Cohort

2017-

 

Supervision

Adnan Haq; PhD. Sports, Exercise and Life Science.

An Evaluation of the Effects of Whole Body Cryotherapy (WBC) Treatment for Sports Recovery.

2015-

Supervision

Rebecca Rickaby. PhD (completed). Faculty of Health and Society.

Genetic basis of human soft tissue pathology.

2012-2016

 

Supervision

Louis El Khoury. PhD (completed). Faculty of Health and Society.

An investigation into genetic variants that might predispose to musculoskeletal sfot tissue injuire with emphasis on Achilles tendon pathology

2011-2015

Supervision

Paul Beeson. PhD (completed). Faculty of Health and Society.

An evidence based classification of hallux rigidus.

2005-2009

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Glamorgan

… → 2003

Master, University of Liverpool

… → 1990

Bachelor, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine

19861987

Bachelor, Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine

19731980

External positions

Chief Medical Officer, Northamptonshire County Cricket Club

Sep 2013 → …

Medical Director, Chris Moody Rehabilitation Centre, Moulton College. Northamptonshire.

2011 → …

Director, The County Clinic

2011 → …

Member of the Court of Examiners, The Royal College of Surgeons of England

2003 → …

Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon, Northampton Town FC

1999 → …

Honorary Orthopaedic Surgeon, English National Ballet

1996 → …

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Research Output

Variability within the human iNOS gene and Achilles tendon injuries: Evidence for a heterozygous advantage effect

Brookes, C., Ribbans, B., Raleigh, S. M. & El Khoury, L., 1 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 23, 4, p. 342-346 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

  • Foreword by Dr. Bill Ribbans

    Ribbans, B., 12 Mar 2019, Musculoskeletal Injections and Alternative Options: A practical guide to 'what, when and how?'. Bhatia, M. (ed.). 1st ed. CRC, p. xix

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportForeword/Postscript

    Open Access
    File

    Vitamin D and Foot and Ankle Trauma: An individual or societal problem?

    Ribbans, W., Aujla, R., Allen, P., Ashour, R. & Wood, E., 1 Jun 2019, In : The Foot. 39, p. 100-105 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
    File
  • Open Access
    File
  • Ligament Augmentation with the Internal Brace

    MacKay, G. & Ribbans, W., 1 Mar 2018, Foot and Ankle Surgery: Tricks of the Trade. Thieme Publishing, Vol. 1. p. 297

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Variation within the iNOS Gene influences risk of Achilles Tendon Pathology in a British cohort.

    Brookes, C., El Khoury, L., Rickaby, R., Ribbans, B. & Raleigh, S. M., 27 Sep 2018.

    Research output: Contribution to ConferencePoster

    File

    Bilateral arthrodesis of the distal tibiofibular joint for deforming osteochondromatas

    Ribbans, W., Chadwick, J. & Natarajan, R., 1 Aug 2017, In : Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Open. 8, 8, p. 1-4 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access

    Activities

    • 15 Invited talk
    • 6 Organising a conference or workshop
    • 4 Participating in a conference or workshop
    • 3 Examination

    Management of Early Arthritis in the Athlete - Injecting Techniques

    William Ribbans (Speaker)

    17 Sep 2019

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkTeaching

    The Epidemiology, Management, and Outcome of Acute Fractures in Team Sports

    William Ribbans (Examiner)

    30 Jan 2019

    Activity: ExaminationsExaminationResearch

    MRCS OSCE Examinations

    William Ribbans (Examiner)

    23 May 201924 May 2019

    Activity: ExaminationsExaminationResearch

    The Sharp End of Sport. Injections and the Athlete

    William Ribbans (Speaker)

    9 Mar 2019

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkTeaching

    Northampton Sports Medicine and Science Meeting

    William Ribbans (Participant)

    18 Jun 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopOrganising a conference or workshopTeaching

    Foot and Ankle Surgical Techniques

    William Ribbans (Speaker) & Rajan Natarajan (Speaker)

    27 Sep 2019

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkTeaching

    Northampton Sports Medicine and Science Group Meeting

    William Ribbans (Participant)

    19 Mar 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising a conference or workshopOrganising a conference or workshopTeaching

    Syndesmosis Injury Management

    William Ribbans (Speaker)

    18 Jan 2018

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkTeaching