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INTRODUCTION Giant or solitary osteochondroma is part of a rare disorder known as synovial osteochondromatosis. It forms part of a spectrum of disease characterized by metaplastic changes within the joint synovium that are eventually extruded as loose bodies. It has been suggested that solitary synovial osteochondroma forms as progression of synovial(More)
BACKGROUND Symptomatic Hallux valgus can be treated with metatarsal osteotomy combined with proximal phalangeal osteotomy, however this might not be sufficient to treat severe HV deformities. METHODS Fifteen feet in eleven female patients treated with double first metatarsal and proximal phalanx osteotomies without lateral release were prospectively(More)
INTRODUCTION Sustaining an intracapsular fracture in a hip which was previously fixed with dynamic hip screw for extracapsular fracture, is a very rarely reported occurrence. We present one such case in order to discuss the presentation and management of this fracture. We have also reviewed the literature and pooled the previously reported cases to look at(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is a risk factor for both sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD), including obesity hypoventilation syndrome (OHS) and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). The development of CVD in patients with SRBD is usually attributed to the fact that most patients are obese in addition to conventional cardiovascular risk factors. AIMS This study aims(More)
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