Professor Michael Tonkin

Professor
Surgery, Northern Clinical School

Telephone +61 2 9926 7778
Fax +61 2 9926 6311

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Selected grants

2013

  • Can activated protein C reverse the aggressive properties of rheumatoid synoviocytes; Xue M, Jackson C, March L, Tonkin M; The Lincoln Centre/Research Support.

Selected publications

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Book Chapters

  • Gilbert, A., Tonkin, M., Hovius, S. (2002). Thumb polydactyly. In Steven Hovius, Guy Foucher & Piero Raimondi (Eds.), The Pediatric Upper Limb, (pp. 75-89). London: Staempfli Publishers Ltd.

Journals

  • Tonkin, M., Chew, E., Ledgard, J., Al-Sultan, A., Smith, B., Lawson, R. (2015). An assessment of 2 objective measurements of web space position. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 40(3), 456-461. [More Information]
  • Bellity, J., Tonkin, M. (2015). Combined tendon avulsion and fracture in a mallet finger injury in a juvenile. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 40(8), 870-870. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2015). Reply. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 40(4), 427-428. [More Information]
  • Trist, N., Tonkin, M., Van Der Spuy, D., Yoon, A., Singh, H., Lawson, R. (2015). Stability of the basal joints of the new thumb after pollicization for thumb hypoplasia. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 40(7), 1318-1326. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M., Boyce, D., Fleming, P., Filan, S., Vigna, N. (2015). The results of pollicization for congenital thumb hypoplasia. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 40(6), 620-624. [More Information]
  • Xue, M., Shen, K., McKelvey, K., Li, J., Chan, Y., Hatzis, V., March, L., Little, C., Tonkin, M., Jackson, C. (2014). Endothelial protein C receptor associated invasiveness of rheumatoid synovial fibroblasts is likely driven by group V secretory phospholipase A2. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 16(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Patel, A., Tonkin, M., Smith, B., Alshehri, A., Lawson, R. (2014). Factors affecting surgical results of Wassel type IV thumb duplications. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 39(9), 934-943. [More Information]
  • Tolerton, S., Lawson, R., Tonkin, M. (2014). Management of flexor tendon injuries - Part 1: Australian contributions. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 19(2), 297-303. [More Information]
  • Tolerton, S., Lawson, R., Tonkin, M. (2014). Management of flexor tendon injuries - part 2: current practice in australia and guidelines for training young surgeons. Hand Surgery, 19(2), 305-310. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2014). On the classification of congenital thumb hypoplasia. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 39(9), 948-955. [More Information]
  • Ledgard, J., Tonkin, M. (2014). Simultaneous four finger metacarpophalangeal joint fusions - indications and results. Hand Surgery, 19(1), 69-76. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M., Tolerton, S., Quick, T., Harvey, I., Lawson, R., Smith, N., Oberg, K. (2013). Classification of Congenital Anomalies of the Hand and Upper Limb: Development and Assessment of a New System. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 38A, 1845-1853. [More Information]
  • Lawson, R., Tonkin, M. (2013). Technical considerations in microsurgical treatment of paediatric hand injuries. Injury, 44(3), 327-330. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2012). Thumb Duplication: Concepts and Techniques. Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery, 4(1), 1-17. [More Information]
  • Palti, R., Horwitz, M., Smith, N., Tonkin, M. (2011). Early combined neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery in neonatal brachial plexus palsy. Hand Surgery, 16(2), 155-159. [More Information]
  • Tolerton, S., Tonkin, M. (2011). Keloid formation after syndactyly release in patients with associated macrodactyly: Management with methotrexate therapy. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 36(6), 490-497. [More Information]
  • Okazaki, M., Al-Shawi, A., Gschwind, C., Warwick, D., Tonkin, M. (2011). Outcome of axillary nerve injuries treated with nerve grafts. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 36E(7), 535-540. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2011). Pollicization for congenital thumb aplasia using the second dorsal metacarpal artery as the vascular pedicle: Case report. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 36(3), 502-506. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2011). Surgical reconstruction of congenital thumb hypoplasia. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 44(2), 253-265. [More Information]
  • Hettiaratchy, S., Tonkin, M., Edmunds, I. (2010). Spiralling of the neurovascular bundle in dupuytren's disease. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 35E(2), 103-108. [More Information]
  • Ansari, U., Lawson, R., Peterson, J., Appleyard, R., Tonkin, M. (2009). Effect of partial versus complete circumferential repair on flexor tendon strength in cadavers. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 34(10), 1771-1776. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2009). Failure of differentiation part I: Syndactyly. Hand Clinics, 25(2), 171-193. [More Information]
  • Lau, Y., Tonkin, M. (2009). Reverse Kirner's deformity: case report. Journal of Hand Surgery, 34(3), 463-466. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2008). Classification of congenital hand anomalies [Classification des anomalies congĂ©nitales de la main]. Chirurgie de la Main, 27(Suppl 1), S27-S34. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M., Willis, K., Lawson, R. (2008). Keloid formation resulting in acquired syndactyly of an initially normal web space following syndactyly release of an adjacent web space. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 33(1), 29-31. [More Information]
  • Jones, M., Tonkin, M. (2007). Plexiform neurofibroma with dual nerve origin within the palm: a case report. Hand Surgery, 12(3), 173-6. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M., Bulstrode, N. (2007). The Bilhaut-cloquet procedure for wassel types III, IV and VII thumb duplication. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 32E(6), 684-693. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2006). Description of congenital hand anomalies: a personal view. Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh Lothian), 31. [More Information]
  • Jones, M., Rider, M., Hughes, J., Tonkin, M. (2006). The use of a proximally based posterior interosseous adipofascial flap to prevent recurrence of synostosis of the elbow joint and forearm. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 32, 143-147. [More Information]
  • Mennen, U., van Heest, A., Ezaki, M., Tonkin, M., Gericke, G. (2005). Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh Lothian), 30(5), 468-74. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M., Deva, A., Filan, S. (2005). Long Term Follow-Up of Composite Non-Vascularized Toe Phalanx Transfers for Aphalangia. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 30(5), 452-458. [More Information]
  • Strick, M., Filan, S., Hile, M., McKenzie, C., Walsh, W., Tonkin, M. (2004). Adhesion Formation After Flexor Tendon Repair: A Histologic And Biomechanical Comparison Of 2- And 4-Strand Repairs In A Chicken Model. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 29(1), 15-21. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2004). An Introduction to Congenital Hand Anomalies. Handchirurgie Mikrochirurgie Plastische Chirurgie, 36(2-3), 75-84. [More Information]
  • Strick, M., Bremner-Smith, A., Tonkin, M. (2004). Antenna Procedure For The Correction Of Hook Nail Deformity. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 29(1), 3-7. [More Information]
  • Lawson, R., Tonkin, M. (2003). Surgical management of the thumb in cerebral palsy. Hand Clinics, 19(4), 667-677.
  • Tonkin, M. (2003). Thumb deformity in the spastic hand: classification and surgical techniques. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 7(1), 18-25.
  • Hargreaves, D., Pajkos, A., Deva, A., Vickery, K., Filan, S., Tonkin, M. (2002). The role of biofilm formation in percutaneous kirschner-wire fixation of radial fractures. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 27B(4), 365-368.
  • Tonkin, M., Nanchahal, J., Kwa, S. (2002). Ulnar-sided Cleft Hand. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 27(3), 493-497.

2015

  • Tonkin, M., Chew, E., Ledgard, J., Al-Sultan, A., Smith, B., Lawson, R. (2015). An assessment of 2 objective measurements of web space position. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 40(3), 456-461. [More Information]
  • Bellity, J., Tonkin, M. (2015). Combined tendon avulsion and fracture in a mallet finger injury in a juvenile. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 40(8), 870-870. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2015). Reply. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 40(4), 427-428. [More Information]
  • Trist, N., Tonkin, M., Van Der Spuy, D., Yoon, A., Singh, H., Lawson, R. (2015). Stability of the basal joints of the new thumb after pollicization for thumb hypoplasia. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 40(7), 1318-1326. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M., Boyce, D., Fleming, P., Filan, S., Vigna, N. (2015). The results of pollicization for congenital thumb hypoplasia. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 40(6), 620-624. [More Information]

2014

  • Xue, M., Shen, K., McKelvey, K., Li, J., Chan, Y., Hatzis, V., March, L., Little, C., Tonkin, M., Jackson, C. (2014). Endothelial protein C receptor associated invasiveness of rheumatoid synovial fibroblasts is likely driven by group V secretory phospholipase A2. Arthritis Research & Therapy, 16(1), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Patel, A., Tonkin, M., Smith, B., Alshehri, A., Lawson, R. (2014). Factors affecting surgical results of Wassel type IV thumb duplications. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 39(9), 934-943. [More Information]
  • Tolerton, S., Lawson, R., Tonkin, M. (2014). Management of flexor tendon injuries - Part 1: Australian contributions. The Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 19(2), 297-303. [More Information]
  • Tolerton, S., Lawson, R., Tonkin, M. (2014). Management of flexor tendon injuries - part 2: current practice in australia and guidelines for training young surgeons. Hand Surgery, 19(2), 305-310. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2014). On the classification of congenital thumb hypoplasia. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 39(9), 948-955. [More Information]
  • Ledgard, J., Tonkin, M. (2014). Simultaneous four finger metacarpophalangeal joint fusions - indications and results. Hand Surgery, 19(1), 69-76. [More Information]

2013

  • Tonkin, M., Tolerton, S., Quick, T., Harvey, I., Lawson, R., Smith, N., Oberg, K. (2013). Classification of Congenital Anomalies of the Hand and Upper Limb: Development and Assessment of a New System. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 38A, 1845-1853. [More Information]
  • Lawson, R., Tonkin, M. (2013). Technical considerations in microsurgical treatment of paediatric hand injuries. Injury, 44(3), 327-330. [More Information]

2012

  • Tonkin, M. (2012). Thumb Duplication: Concepts and Techniques. Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery, 4(1), 1-17. [More Information]

2011

  • Palti, R., Horwitz, M., Smith, N., Tonkin, M. (2011). Early combined neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery in neonatal brachial plexus palsy. Hand Surgery, 16(2), 155-159. [More Information]
  • Tolerton, S., Tonkin, M. (2011). Keloid formation after syndactyly release in patients with associated macrodactyly: Management with methotrexate therapy. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 36(6), 490-497. [More Information]
  • Okazaki, M., Al-Shawi, A., Gschwind, C., Warwick, D., Tonkin, M. (2011). Outcome of axillary nerve injuries treated with nerve grafts. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 36E(7), 535-540. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2011). Pollicization for congenital thumb aplasia using the second dorsal metacarpal artery as the vascular pedicle: Case report. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 36(3), 502-506. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2011). Surgical reconstruction of congenital thumb hypoplasia. Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery, 44(2), 253-265. [More Information]

2010

  • Hettiaratchy, S., Tonkin, M., Edmunds, I. (2010). Spiralling of the neurovascular bundle in dupuytren's disease. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 35E(2), 103-108. [More Information]

2009

  • Ansari, U., Lawson, R., Peterson, J., Appleyard, R., Tonkin, M. (2009). Effect of partial versus complete circumferential repair on flexor tendon strength in cadavers. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 34(10), 1771-1776. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2009). Failure of differentiation part I: Syndactyly. Hand Clinics, 25(2), 171-193. [More Information]
  • Lau, Y., Tonkin, M. (2009). Reverse Kirner's deformity: case report. Journal of Hand Surgery, 34(3), 463-466. [More Information]

2008

  • Tonkin, M. (2008). Classification of congenital hand anomalies [Classification des anomalies congĂ©nitales de la main]. Chirurgie de la Main, 27(Suppl 1), S27-S34. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M., Willis, K., Lawson, R. (2008). Keloid formation resulting in acquired syndactyly of an initially normal web space following syndactyly release of an adjacent web space. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 33(1), 29-31. [More Information]

2007

  • Jones, M., Tonkin, M. (2007). Plexiform neurofibroma with dual nerve origin within the palm: a case report. Hand Surgery, 12(3), 173-6. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M., Bulstrode, N. (2007). The Bilhaut-cloquet procedure for wassel types III, IV and VII thumb duplication. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 32E(6), 684-693. [More Information]

2006

  • Tonkin, M. (2006). Description of congenital hand anomalies: a personal view. Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh Lothian), 31. [More Information]
  • Jones, M., Rider, M., Hughes, J., Tonkin, M. (2006). The use of a proximally based posterior interosseous adipofascial flap to prevent recurrence of synostosis of the elbow joint and forearm. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 32, 143-147. [More Information]

2005

  • Mennen, U., van Heest, A., Ezaki, M., Tonkin, M., Gericke, G. (2005). Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita. Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh Lothian), 30(5), 468-74. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M., Deva, A., Filan, S. (2005). Long Term Follow-Up of Composite Non-Vascularized Toe Phalanx Transfers for Aphalangia. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 30(5), 452-458. [More Information]

2004

  • Strick, M., Filan, S., Hile, M., McKenzie, C., Walsh, W., Tonkin, M. (2004). Adhesion Formation After Flexor Tendon Repair: A Histologic And Biomechanical Comparison Of 2- And 4-Strand Repairs In A Chicken Model. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 29(1), 15-21. [More Information]
  • Tonkin, M. (2004). An Introduction to Congenital Hand Anomalies. Handchirurgie Mikrochirurgie Plastische Chirurgie, 36(2-3), 75-84. [More Information]
  • Strick, M., Bremner-Smith, A., Tonkin, M. (2004). Antenna Procedure For The Correction Of Hook Nail Deformity. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 29(1), 3-7. [More Information]

2003

  • Lawson, R., Tonkin, M. (2003). Surgical management of the thumb in cerebral palsy. Hand Clinics, 19(4), 667-677.
  • Tonkin, M. (2003). Thumb deformity in the spastic hand: classification and surgical techniques. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 7(1), 18-25.

2002

  • Hargreaves, D., Pajkos, A., Deva, A., Vickery, K., Filan, S., Tonkin, M. (2002). The role of biofilm formation in percutaneous kirschner-wire fixation of radial fractures. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume), 27B(4), 365-368.
  • Gilbert, A., Tonkin, M., Hovius, S. (2002). Thumb polydactyly. In Steven Hovius, Guy Foucher & Piero Raimondi (Eds.), The Pediatric Upper Limb, (pp. 75-89). London: Staempfli Publishers Ltd.
  • Tonkin, M., Nanchahal, J., Kwa, S. (2002). Ulnar-sided Cleft Hand. Journal Of Hand Surgery (American volume), 27(3), 493-497.

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