Marios Tryfonidis

Clinical Associate Professor


Marios Tryfonidis is Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Nicosia Medical School

Dr Tryfonidis holds a MB ChB from the University of Manchester, UK, an MBA form the University of Cyprus, a PgDip in Trauma Surgery from the University of Swansea, UK, and a DIploma in CC in Children’s Orthopaedics from the  European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society .  He is a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

His research covers the areas of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Children’s Orthopaedics.

Full Biography

Selected Publications

Identification of a novel 15.5 kb SHOX deletion associated with marked intrafamilial phenotypic variability and analysis of its molecular origin.  Alexandrou A, Papaevripidou I, Tsangaras K, Alexandrou I, Tryfonidis M, Christophidou-Anastasiadou V, Zamba-Papanicolaou E, Koumbaris G, Neocleous V, Phylactou LA, Skordis N, Tanteles GA, Sismani C.  J Genet. 2016;95(4):839-845

The Ilizarov method for the treatment of complex tibial fractures and non-unions in a mass casualty setting: the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan. Tilkeridis K, Chari B, Cheema N, Tryfonidis M, Khaleel A.  Strategies Trauma Limb Reconstr. 2015 Apr;10(1):13-20.

Distal radial and ulnar landmarks used in percutaneous pin fixation: anatomical relationship to the superficial radial and ulnar nerves. Tryfonidis M, Charalambous CP, Mills SP, Jass GK, Jacob S, Stanley JK, Hayton MJ. Hand Surg. 2010;15(3):161-4.

Temporal and spatial expression of TGF-b1 in an Achilles tendon section model after application of platelet rich plasma. Lyras DN, Kazakos K, Tryfonidis M, Agrogiannis G, Botaitis S, Kokka A, Drosos G, Tilkeridis K, Verettas D. Foot Ankle Surg. 2010;16(3):137-41

Experimental study of tendon healing early phase: is IGF-1 expression influenced by platelet rich plasma gel? Lyras DN, Kazakos K, Agrogiannis G, Verettas D, Kokka A, Kiziridis G, Chronopoulos E, Tryfonidis M. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2010;96(4):381-7

Anatomical relationship of dorsal wrist arthroscopy portals and superficial nerves; a cadaveric study. Tryfonidis M, Charalambous C P , Jass GK, Jacob S, Hayton MJ, Stanley JK
Arthroscopy. 2009;25(12):1387-90

The influence of platelet rich plasma on angiogenesis during the early phase of tendon healing. Lyras DN, Kazakos K, Veretas D, Polychronidis A, Tryfonidis M, Botaitis S, Agrogiannis G, Simopoulos C, Kokka A, Patsouris E. Foot Ankle Int. 2009;30(11):1101-6

Long term results of Mitchell’s procedure for Hallux Valgus deformity; A 5- to 20-year follow-up in 204 cases. Dermon A, Tilkeridis C, Lyras D, Tryfonidis M, Petrou C, Tzanis S, Kazakos K, Petrou G. Foot Ankle Int. 2009;30(1):16-20

The use of autologous platelet-rich plasma gel as an aid in the management of acute trauma wounds. Kazakos K, Lyras DN, Verettas D, Tilkeridis K, Tryfonidis M.  Injury. 2009;40(8):801-5

The distance between the sural nerve and ideal portal placements in lateral subtalar arthroscopy; a cadaveric study. Tryfonidis M, Whitfield CG, Charalambous CP, Baraza W, Blundell CM, Sharp RJ. Foot Ankle Int. 2008;29(7):842-4

Posterior ankle arthroscopy portal safety regarding proximity to the tibial and sural nerves. Tryfonidis M, Whitfield CG, Charalambous CP, Zubairy AI, Blundell CM.  Acta Orthopaedica Belgica 2008;74(3):370-3

 Acquired adult flat foot due to isolated plantar calcaneonavicular (spring) ligament insufficiency with a normal Tibialis Posterior Tendon. Tryfonidis M, Jackson WFM, Mansour R, Cooke PH, Teh J, Ostlere S, Sharp RJ. Foot and Ankle Surgery 2008;14(2):89-95

 Greenstick fracture of the scapula; an unusual cause of winging of the scapula. Tryfonidis M, Raynolds J, Ostlere S, Matthews S. Injury Extra 2008;39:130-33

Inter- and intra-observer variation of the Schatzker and AO / OTA classifications of tibial plateau fractures and a proposal of a new classification system.  Charalambous CP, Tryfonidis M, Alvi F, Moran M, Fang C, Hirst P. Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2007;89(4):400-4

Arthrodesis of the hindfoot for valgus deformity: an entirely medial approach. Jackson WFM, Tryfonidis M, Cooke PH, Sharp RJ. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2007;89(7):925-7

Purely intra-articular versus general anaesthesia for proposed arthroscopic partial meniscectomy of the knee: a randomised controlled trial. Charalambous CP, Tryfonidis M, Alvi F, Kumar R, Hirst P. Arthroscopy 2006;22(9):972-77

Has the assessment of isolated ankle injuries altered since 1993? Locker T, Tryfonidis M, Mason S. Emerg Med J 2005;22(12):863-6

Availability of Orthopaedic trauma lists in the United Kingdom. Charalambous CP, Paschalides K, Gunendran T, Tryfonidis M, Hirst P. Injury 2005;36(10):1156-8

Operating out of hours in acute orthopaedics. Variations amongst surgeons and regions in the United Kingdom. Charalambous C, Tryfonidis M, Paschalides C, Lamprianou I, Samarji R, Hirst P. Injury 2005;36(11):1306-10

Superficial branch of the radial nerve piercing the brachioradialis tendon to become subcutaneous: an anatomical variation with clinical relevance.  Tryfonidis M, Jass GK, Charalambous CP, Jacob S. Hand Surgery 2004;9(2):191-6

Foot Pump Prophylaxis for Deep Venous Thrombosis – Rate of effective usage following knee and hip arthroplasty. Charalambous C, Cleanthous S, Tryfonidis M, Goel A, Swindell R, Ellis D. Int Orthop. 2003;27(4):208-10

Septic Arthritis Following Intra-articular Steroid Injection of the Knee – A Survey of Current Practice regarding antiseptic technique used during Intra-articular Steroid Injection of the Knee. Charalambous CP, Tryfonidis M, Sadiq S, Hirst P, Paul AS. Clin Rheumatol. 2003;22(6):386-90

Management of osteoporosis in an orthopaedic department – Audit improves practice. Charalambous CP, Kumar S, Tryfonidis M, Rajkumar P, Hirst P.  Int J Clin Pract 2002;56(8):620-1

Weight bearing following intra-articular steroid injection of the knee: survey of current practice and review of the available evidence. Charalambous C, Paschalides C, Sadiq S, Tryfonidis M, Hirst P, Paul AS. Rheumatol Int 2001;22:185-7   

Picture Quiz: Falling on an outstretched arm. Tryfonidis M, Charalambous CP. StudentBMJ 2002;11:278

The value of radio-anatomical features on non-contrast CT scans in localizing the source in aneurysmal subarachnoid haemorrhage. Tryfonidis M, Evans AL, Coley SC, Hodgson TL, Connolly DJ, Romanowski CA, Patel  UJ. Clin Anat 2007;20(6):618-23

When should old therapies be abandoned? A modern look at old studies on topical ampicillin. Charalambous C, Tryfonidis M, Swindell R, Lipsett AP. J Infect 2003;47(3):203-9

Are waiting times for coronary artery bypass surgery longer than they should be? Implications of the NICE guidelines for coronary stents. Tryfonidis M, Prendergast B, Curzen N. Br J Cardiol (Acute and Interventional Cardiology) 2002;9(1):13-7

Picture Quiz: Stable AnginaTryfonidis MG, Zipitis CS, Curzen NP. StudentBMJ 2002;10:186

Hospital experience as a patient. Tryfonidis M. Postgrad Med J 2002;78(925):640

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