Research & Awards

Clinical research is an essential part of patient care, as it forms the foundation of treatment decisions. Dr. Boyle has produced a large volume of clinical research, and is currently undertaking studies investigating anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, shoulder stabilisation surgery, rotator cuff repair, and hip preservation surgery.

Dr. Boyle's Publications:

Dr. Boyle's Presentations:

  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Hip Society Biennial Scientific Meeting, August 2017, Queenstown,New Zealand.
    • The management of symptomatic hip dysplasia in the adolescent and young adult. Boyle MJ.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Annual Meeting, March 2017, San Diego, California, USA.
    • Labral tears and developmental hip dysplasia: periacetabular osteotomy alone compared to combined periacetabular osteotomy and arthrotomy or arthroscopy. Boyle MJ, Murphy R, Millis MB, Kim Y, Yen Y.
    • Functional outcomes and return to dance after periacetabular osteotomy for developmental hip dysplasia in elite dancers. Boyle MJ, Novais E, Millis MB, Kim Y.
  • Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Society Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2016, Noosa, Queensland, Australia.
    • Return to dance after periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia in elite dancers. Boyle MJ, Novais E, Millis MB, Kim Y.
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, July 2016, Colorado Springs, CO, USA.
    • Comparison of femoral neck stress fractures in pediatric versus young adult athletes. Hayworth BE, Quinn B, Ehrlichman L, Bibby S, Ackerman K, Yen Y, Boyle MJ, Kim Y, Millis MB.
  • Nice Shoulder Course, June 2016, Nice, France.
    • Complications and outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty compared with hemiarthroplasty for acute proximal humeral fractures. Ball CM, Boyle MJ.
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, March 2016, Napier, New Zealand.
    • Full-thickness labral tears and developmental hip dyplasia: periacetabular osteotomy alone compared to combined periacetabular osteotomy and arthroscopy or arthrotomy. Boyle MJ, Murphy R, Millis MB, Kim Y, Yen Y.
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, October 2015, Wellington, New Zealand.
    • Femoral head asphericity as a predictor of slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Boyle MJ, Lirola J, Hogue GD, Yen Y, Millis MB, Kim Y.
    • Functional movement competency and dynamic balance after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in adolescent patients. Boyle MJ, Butler RJ, Queen RM.
    • Does adjustable-loop femoral cortical suspension loosen after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A retrospective comparative study. Boyle MJ, Vovos TJ, Walker CG, Stabile KJ, Roth JM, Garrett WE.
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy Annual Meeting, September 2015, Cambridge, England, UK.  
    • Full-thickness labral tears and developmental hip dysplasia: periacetabular osteotomy alone compared to combined periacetabular osteotomy and arthroscopy or arthrotomy. Boyle MJ, Murphy R, Millis MB, Kim Y, Yeng Y.
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, August 2015, Queenstown, New Zealand. 
    • Is routine syndesmotic screw removal required in adult ankle fracture patients. A randomised controlled trial. (Louis Barnett Prize Finalist) Boyle MJ, Gao R, Frampton CM, Coleman B.
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Biennial Congress, June 2015, Lyon, France. 
    • Does Adjustable-Length Loop Femoral Cortical Suspension Loosen After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction? A Retrospective Comparative Study. Boyle MJ, Stabile KJ, Vovos TJ, Walker CG, Roth JM, Garrett WE. 
    • Is Functional Movement Recovery Nine Months After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction In Adolescent Patients Adequate For A Safe Return To Sport?” Boyle MJ, Stabile KJ, Butler RJ, Queen RM.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Annual Meeting, March 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
    • Does adjustable-loop cortical suspension loosen after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? Boyle MJ, Vovos TJ, Walker CG, Stabile KJ, Roth JM, Garrett WE.
    • Functional movement recovery after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in adolescent patients. Boyle MJ, Butler RJ, Queen RM.
    • Inferior humeral head translation does not accurately diagnose rotator interval lesions. Boyle MJ, Laver L, Templeton E, Vovos TJ, Owusu-Akyaw K, Taylor DC.
  • Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Annual Meeting, December 2014, Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
    • Functional movement deficits in secondary anterior cruciate ligament tears. Roth JM, Boyle MJ, Stabile KJ, Butler RJ, Queen RM.
  • The Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, May 2014, Hollywood, California, USA.
    • Acute rheumatic fever and septic arthritis in children: the diagnostic value of serological inflammatory markers. Mistry R, Lennon DR, Boyle MJ, Chivers K, Bevan WP, Frampton CMA, Crawford HA.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Annual Meeting, March 2014, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
    • Does syndesmosis screw removal affect patient outcomes: a prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Boyle MJ, Gao R, Coleman B.
    • Acute rheumatic fever and septic arthritis in children: the diagnostic value of serological inflammatory markers. Mistry R, Lennon DR, Boyle MJ, Chivers K, Bevan WP, Frampton CMA, Crawford HA.
    • Arthroscopic management of anterior ankle impingement: a prospective study of 46 patients with five-year follow-up. Walsh SJ, Twaddle BC, Rosenfeldt MP, Boyle MJ.
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, October 2012, Dunedin, New Zealand.
    • Does ankle syndesmosis screw removal affect early patient outcomes? A prospective, randomised, controlled trial. Boyle MJ, Coleman B.
    • Functional outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty compared to hemiarthroplasty for acute proximal humerus fractures. Boyle MJ, Youn S, Frampton CM, Ball CM.
    • Skin complications associated with spica cast immobilisation of pediatric femoral fractures. An international comparative study. Boyle MJ, Youn S, DiFazio R, Matheney T, Crawford H.
    • Career intentions of current New Zealand orthopaedic trainees. Gao R, Boyle MJ, Ball CM.
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, September 2012, Queenstown, New Zealand.
    • Functional outcomes of reverse shoulder arthroplasty compared to hemiarthroplasty for acute proximal humerus fractures. (Louis Barnett Prize Finalist) Boyle MJ, Youn S, Frampton CM, Ball CM.
    • How to get the best out of journal clubs: educational challenges. Boyle MJ.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ Annual Meeting, February 2012, San Francisco, California, USA.
    • Outcomes of total hip arthroplasty following pediatric hip disease: what can patients expect? Boyle MJ, Crawford HA.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ International Committee Meeting, February 2012, San Francisco, California, USA.
    • The New Zealand Orthopaedic Training Programme: current status and future directions. Boyle MJ.
  • New Zealand & Australian Paediatric Orthopaedic Societies’ Combined Pediatric Orthopaedic Meeting, October 2011, Tauranga, New Zealand.
    • Outcomes of total hip arthroplasty following pediatric hip disease: what can patients expect? Boyle MJ, Crawford HA.
  • New Zealand & Australian Orthopaedic Associations’ Combined Scientific Meeting, October 2011, Rotorua, New Zealand.
    • Early results of total hip arthroplasty in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip compared with patients with osteoarthritis. Boyle MJ, Frampton CM, Crawford HA.
    • Early results of total hip arthroplasty in patients with slipped upper femoral epiphysis compared to patients with osteoarthritis. Boyle MJ, Youn SM, Frampton CM, Crawford HA.
  • Combined Orthopaedic Associations’ Meeting (COMOC), September 2010, Glasgow, Scotland, UK.
    • The New Zealand Orthopaedic Training Programme: strengths and challenges. Boyle MJ.
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ New Zealand Annual Scientific Meeting, August 2010, Queenstown, New Zealand.
    • Surgical training within the acute care setting: how can we improve? Boyle MJ.
  • New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, October 2007, Hastings, New Zealand.
    • Large osteochondral fractures of the lateral femoral condyle in the adolescent knee: outcome of bioabsorbable pin fixation. Walsh SJ, Boyle MJ, Morganti V.
  • Paediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, May 2007, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
    • Large osteochondral fractures of the lateral femoral condyle in the adolescent knee: outcome of bioabsorbable pin fixation. Walsh SJ, Boyle MJ, Morganti V.
  • Waitemata District Health Board Awards for Clinical Excellence, September 2005, Auckland, New Zealand.
    • Prescribing oxygen therapy. An audit of prescribing practices on medical wards at North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand. Boyle MJ, Wong J.

Dr. Boyle's Academic Awards:

Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA) Traveling Fellow Award. (The first New Zealand surgeon to be selected for this prestigious award) Visiting North American centres including: Vancouver, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis & the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, April, 2016.

Feagin Leadership Scholar Award. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA, 2014.

Game Changer Award. (Recognised as producing one of the fifteen most clinically impactful orthopaedic studies in the world in 2014.) Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, 2014.

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons’ Travelling Fellowship, 2013.

President’s Prize for Best Orthopaedic Trainee in New Zealand & President's Research Prize for Best Orthopaedic Research. (The only time these two prizes have ever been awarded to just one doctor.) New Zealand Orthopaedic Association Annual Scientific Meeting, 2012. 

Auckland District Health Board Young Investigator of the Year Award, 2012.

The Best of the AAOS 2012 Award. Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA, 2012.

Prize for Best Orthopaedic Trainee. New Zealand National Orthopaedic Training Meeting, 2011.

Orion Systems International Award. Waitemata District Health Board Awards for Clinical Excellence, 2005.

Senior Prize B.H.B. The University of Auckland Medical School, Auckland, 2001.

Top Student Prize - Developmental Biology and Cancer, B.Sc. The University of Auckland Faculty of Science, Auckland, 1999.

Top Student Prize - Genetics, B.Sc. The University of Auckland Faculty of Science, Auckland, 1998.