Alexander MacDonald Wood

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We report the ten-year survival of a cemented total knee replacement (TKR) in patients aged < 55 years at the time of surgery, and compare the functional outcome with that of patients aged > 55 years. The data were collected prospectively and analysed using Kaplan-Meier survival statistics, with revision for any reason, or death, as the endpoint. A total of(More)
Studies describing the effect of body mass index (BMI) on the outcome of total hip replacement have been inconclusive and contradictory. We examined the effect of BMI on medium-term outcome in a cohort of 1617 patients who underwent a primary total hip replacement for osteoarthritis. These patients were followed prospectively for five years with the(More)
We report ten-year clinical and radiological follow-up data for the Sigma Press Fit Condylar total knee replacement system (Sigma PFC TKR). Between October 1998 and October 1999 a total of 235 consecutive PFC Sigma TKRs were carried out in 203 patients. Patients were seen at a specialist nurse-led clinic seven to ten days before admission and at six and 18(More)
Arthritis is the most common chronic condition affecting patients over the age of 70. The prevalence of osteoarthritis increases with age, and with an aging population, the effect of this disease will represent an ever-increasing burden on health care. The knee is the most common joint affected in osteoarthritis, with up to 41% of limb arthritis being(More)
The effects of preterm birth and perinatal events on bone health in later life remain largely unknown. Bone mineral density (BMD) and osteoporosis risk may be programmed by early life factors. We summarise the existing literature relating to the effects of prematurity on adult BMD and the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease hypothesis and(More)
We present the results of a prospective study on the functional outcome from total knee replacement (TKR) in young versus old patients. American Knee Society and pain scores over ten years post TKR were compared using a cohort of young patients (≤55 years) and a control group of patients ≥56, matched for ASA, body mass index and preoperative condition. A(More)
INTRODUCTION This review aims to provide information on the time taken to resume sport following tibial diaphyseal stress fractures (TDSFs). SOURCES OF DATA A systematic search of Medline, EMBASE, CINHAL, Cochrane, Web of Science, PEDro, Sports Discus, Scopus and Google Scholar was performed using the keywords 'tibial', 'tibia', 'stress', 'fractures',(More)
The use of the alpha angle to help the diagnosis of Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) is common. However, there is currently no standard value available across an asymptomatic pre-arthritic population. We present the first large cohort of Computerised Tomography (CT) based alpha angles in patients with no history of hip pathology, including intra- and(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the incidence and epidemiology of acute sports-related fractures in adults. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of a prospectively collected database containing all in-patient and out-patient fractures in a defined patient population in 2000. SETTING Orthopaedic Trauma Unit. RESULTS There were 5953 fractures in 2000 of which 761(More)
We report the delay in diagnosis of a Neck of Femur (NOF) stress fracture in mixed sex basic military training. Stress fractures are common in military training with the incidence reported as ranging between 3.2-31%. NOF stress fractures, whilst only representing around 8% of stress fractures are associated with a high morbidity. It is imperative that(More)