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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)
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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND Enhanced recovery program (ERP) was implemented to optimize the hospital stay in total hip arthroplasty. This study assessed the effects of optimizing preoperative and perioperative care using enhanced recovery (ER) on patients undergoing Total hip arthroplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS We compared a prospective group of 64 patients on the ER(More)
OBJECTIVE This study assessed activities of daily living (ADL) and ambulation of rehabilitated bilateral lower limb amputees with relation to their level of amputation in an Indian setting. SUBJECTS AND METHODS This retrospective study of 25 subjects comprised 12 bilateral Trans-femoral (TF) amputees, 8 bilateral Trans-tibial (TT) amputees and 5 a(More)
Between April 1986 and March 1997, 83 femoral-shaft fractures in children 4-8 years old were treated at Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India. Among 35 patients with a minimum of 12 months follow-up, 14 were treated with Hamilton-Russell (HR) skin traction and 14 with proximal tibial skeletal traction. The group treated with HR traction(More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Cast bracing (CB) has been a well established method of treating tibial shaft fractures. Majority of the recent literature on treatment of tibial shaft fractures have upheld intramedullary nailing (IMN) as the treatment of choice. Most of these studies are from the west, in public funded health set ups and in hospitals with very low(More)
AIM To evaluate mid-term outcome in patients who underwent arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) for shoulder impingement syndrome with intact and partially torn rotator cuffs. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 80 consecutive patients (83 shoulders) who underwent ASD for impingement syndrome between 2003 and 2006 were analyzed. Mean age was 57.1(More)