Alexander L Dodds

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There have been differing descriptions of the anterolateral structures of the knee, and not all have been named or described clearly. The aim of this study was to provide a clear anatomical interpretation of these structures. We dissected 40 fresh-frozen cadaveric knees to view the relevant anatomy and identified a consistent structure in 33 knees (83%); we(More)
This annotation considers the place of extra-articular reconstruction in the treatment of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) deficiency. Extra-articular reconstruction has been employed over the last century to address ACL deficiency. However, the technique has not gained favour, primarily due to residual instability and the subsequent development of(More)
The effects of ageing on the innervation patterns of lumbosacral spinal nuclei involved in controlling lower urinary tract functions, including micturition, were studied using immunohistochemistry for serotonin (5-HT) and tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) in male Wistar rats of 3 and 24 months. Quantitative image analysis revealed significant age-associated(More)
The aim of this study was to examine the loading of the other joints of the lower limb in patients with unilateral osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. We recruited 20 patients with no other symptoms or deformity in the lower limbs from a consecutive cohort of patients awaiting knee replacement. Gait analysis and electromyographic recordings were performed to(More)
  • A L Dodds
  • The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British…
  • 2008
Damage to and repair of the acetabular labral-chondral complex are areas of clinical interest in the treatment of young adults with pain in the hip and in the prevention of degenerative arthritis of the hip. There are varying theories as to why most acetabular tears are located anterosuperiorly. We have studied the prenatal development of the human(More)
BACKGROUND Tibial tuberosity (TT) transfer is a common procedure to treat patellofemoral instability in patients with elevated TT-trochlear groove (TG) distances. However, the effects of TT lateralization or medialization on patellar stability, kinematics, and contact mechanics remain unclear. HYPOTHESIS Progressive medialization and lateralization will(More)
Recent reports have suggested an increase in the number of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in children, although their true incidence is unknown. The prognosis of the ACL-deficient knee in young active individuals is poor because of secondary meniscal tears, persistent instability and early-onset osteoarthritis. The aim of surgical reconstruction(More)
BACKGROUND Tibial tubercle (TT) transfer and medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction are used after patellar dislocations. However, there is no objective evidence to guide surgical decision making, such as the ability of MPFL reconstruction to restore normal behavior in the presence of a lateralized TT. HYPOTHESIS MPFL reconstruction will(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical training is undergoing major changes with reduced resident work hours and an increasing focus on patient safety and surgical aptitude. The aim of this study was to create a valid, reliable method for an assessment of arthroscopic skills that is independent of time and place and is designed for both real and simulated settings. The(More)
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