Amitabh Jitendra Dwyer

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BACKGROUND The upper thigh is an alternative but infrequently used site to the forearm for placement of subcutaneous polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) arteriovenous conduits in patients requiring hemodialysis for end stage renal failure. This site has the great advantage of easier accessibility for self-cannulation. METHODS The outcome was reviewed for 74(More)
Thirty-five consecutive patients with unilateral posterior dislocation of the hip were studied for complications at an average follow-up of 4.6 years (range 2–10 years). Thompson–Epstein type IV dislocation was most frequent (10/35), reflecting an increase in high-speed motor vehicles in the developing countries. It is also a severe injury that leads to a(More)
One hundred twenty-four consecutive patients with true floating knee injury presented between 1987 and 2001. They were treated with non-operative, operative (external fixation and intramedullary nailing) and combined modalities. Sixty patients were followed up, at an average of 7.2 years, for age, gender, type of trauma and fracture; time to fracture union(More)
OBJECTIVES Our aim was to assess the use of intra-operative fluoroscopy in the assessment of the position of the tibial tunnel during reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). METHODS Between January and June 2009 a total of 31 arthroscopic hamstring ACL reconstructions were performed. Intra-operative fluoroscopy was introduced (when(More)
This observational retrospective study was performed on 22 consecutive patients treated surgically in a day surgery unit for resistant tennis elbow to ascertain the effectiveness of the “knife and fork” procedure. All patients had an unfavourable response to nonsurgical treatment lasting at least six months. A simple and inexpensive “knife and fork”(More)
Forty-eight children with an average age of 7.2 years (range: 3-12 years) were examined clinically and radiographically at an average 4-year follow-up (range: 2-10 years), between 1989 and 2000 to analyze correction of deformities following tibial shaft fractures. An inconsistent alteration in the length of the fractured tibia was observed. Anterior angular(More)
PURPOSE To compare the length of hospital stay in patients undergoing primary total knee replacement (TKR) with or without enhanced recovery (ER) programme. METHODS Medical records of 57 and 55 consecutive patients who underwent primary TKR with or without ER programme, respectively, were reviewed. 17 men and 40 women aged 43 to 87 (mean, 70) years with(More)
BACKGROUND Hemiarthroplasty of the shoulder is known to provide satisfactory long term results provided concentric reduction can be obtained in a high percentage of patients. Careful soft tissue balancing with appropriate adaptation of version of the component appears to allow good results permitting centering of the arthroplasty without replacement of a(More)
The optimal approach for total hip arthroplasty is hotly debated. We analysed 121 consecutive patients who underwent primary total hip arthroplasty during the first three years of practice of a newly appointed consultant. Patients were analysed for pain scores (1-6), function scores (1-6) and satisfaction levels (1-5). All complications, during and after(More)
Forty-three patients averaging 28.2 (range 16–74) years with open fractures of the lower limbs were studied prospectively for 40 weeks using anthropometrical, biochemical and haematological parameters to ascertain their relationship to wound healing following injury. Nearly half (21/43) of the patients were malnourished at admission and the number increased(More)