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Professor Matt Costa





WMS - Warwick Clinical Trials Unit
University of Warwick
Tel: 02476-150925


I am Professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the Warwick Clinical Trials Unit. My research interest is in clinical and cost effectiveness of musculoskeletal interventions. I am Chief Investigator for a series of randomised trials and associated studies supported by grants from the National Institute of Health Research and Musculoskeletal Charities. My clinical practice is at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, which is a Major Trauma Centre and tertiary referral unit for orthopaedic surgery. I specialise in orthopaedic trauma surgery.

Research Projects

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  • Clarke, Aileen, Pulikottil-Jacob, Ruth, Grove, Amy L., Freeman, Karoline, Mistry, Hema, Tsertsvadze, Alexander, Connock, M., Court, Rachel A., Kandala, Ngianga-Bakwin, Costa, Matthew L., Suri, Gaurav, Metcalfe, David, Crowther, Michael, Morrow, Sarah, Johnson, Samantha J., Sutcliffe, P., 2015. Total hip replacement and surface replacement for the treatment of pain and disability resulting from end-stage arthritis of the hip (review of technology appraisal guidance 2 and 44) : systematic review and economic evaluation. Health Technology Assessment, Volume 19 (Number 10), pp. 1-668, View

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Post Graduate Supervision

  • Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis
  • Functional outcome following fracture of the distal radius
  • AR UK AHP Fellowship: An Investigation into accelerated rehabilitation strategies following an Achilles tendon rupture
  • Issues pertaining to resurfacing arthroplasty of the hip.
  • Furlong Charitable Research Fellowship: Biological Interventions to Accelerate Physiological Fracture Healing

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