British Olympic sprinter James Ellington, the first professional athlete to have a trauma composite technology implant. Read about his journey.
James Ellington, a British double Olympian, European goal medalist and world-class athlete, suffered severe fractures including his tibia after a horrific road-traffic accident. James chose a composite trauma nail for its enhanced healing potential1,2 in his ultimate goal of recovery and competing again.
James Ellington: on choosing a composite device rather than metal, his recovery process and milestones
5 WEEKS, IN A WHEELCHAIR
not 12 as expected
19 weeks to treadmill walking
32 weeks to 10m indoor sprint
Mr.James Youngman, James Ellington’s surgeon and a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, specializes in the lower limb. Having graduated from Middlesex and University College School of Medicine, he has worked at several major trauma centers including Whipps Cross and the Royal London before taking up a consultancy post at UCLH. Working both with adult and pediatric trauma, he has a broad experience of the non-operative and surgical treatments of the full range of trauma cases.
Mr Youngman: The challenges in treating complex fracture and the option of carbon fibre technology to achieve relative stability
Mr Youngman: on the advantages of the continuous, carbon fibre composite and his first case, a metastatic tumor patient
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The benefits of Carbofix implants compared to metal:
Non-metal fracture fixation technology with PEEK-OPTIMA™ Ultra-Reinforced polymer, a carbon fiber composite that, compared to metal, provides tailored stiffness to deliver optimal strength and greater fatigue resistance, which may increase the potential for healing.