Aloysius N Mbako

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Several authors have identified on admission haemoglobin level as the most useful predictor of transfusion risk in patients with a hip fracture. A low postoperative haemoglobin unexplained by perioperative blood loss is not uncommon in these patients. The drop in haemoglobin after re-hydration prior to surgery should depend not only on the degree of(More)
Foot ulcers and their attendant complications are disquietingly high in people with diabetes, a majority of whom have underlying neuropathy. This review examines the evidence base underpinning the prevention and management of neuropathic diabetic foot ulcers in order to inform best clinical practice. Since it may be impractical to ask patients not to(More)
Damage to the dorsomedial branch of the medial dorsal cutaneous nerve is not uncommon in surgery of the hallux. The resultant morbidity can be disabling. In the light of the senior author's operative observation of a sentinel vein, we undertook a cadaver study to investigate the anatomical relationships of the dorsomedial branch of the medial dorsal(More)
The detection and removal of a radiolucent foreign body in soft tissues is a problem. It is further complicated when it is not radio-opaque and embedded in the deep layers of the foot. Despite advances in imaging techniques, the detection of retained wooden foreign bodies remains a difficult and challenging task. Although radiographs have been proven to be(More)
Distension of joint with fluid is often used to facilitate insertion of arthroscope. This may prove difficult at times in the shoulder joint, as unlike the knee, it is deeply situated, making extravasation of fluid outside the capsule, a common occurrence. This is especially true in very tight joints and is often a problem for beginners. We describe here a(More)
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