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The authors conducted a retrospective study to validate the specificity of intra-articular injection of local anaesthetic to identify the source of pain in patients with coxarthrosis but ill-defined clinical and radiological features. Forty-seven patients received intra-articular injection of the hip joint as a diagnostic procedure. Twenty-four patients(More)
Technical errors during intramedullary nail insertion are not uncommon. We report a case of tibial guide wire penetration into the distal tibial articular surface, the talus and the calcaneus during insertion of the nail with the ankle dorsiflexed. This has not been reported in the past. Computerized tomogram was a useful tool in the diagnosis. This(More)
INTRODUCTION We report the case of a missed fracture through the body of the hamate bone, only detected on a later, mistakenly taken 30° oblique x-ray view. This case highlights some of the problems encountered with traditional x-ray views, and the need to consider oblique views as either standard procedure or as an adjunct where clinical suspicion remains(More)
Postoperative blood recovery in eighty elderly patients (11 male, 69 female) treated for femoral neck fracture was prospectively studied. Twenty-eight patients underwent hemiarthroplasty for intracapusular fracture and 52 underwent Dynamic Hip Screw fixation for extracapsular femoral neck fracture. The mean blood drainage in the postoperative period and the(More)
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