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INTRODUCTION The use of total-body computed tomography (CT) scanning in the evaluation of multiply injured patients is increasing, and their liberal use has stirred debate as to the added benefit relative to the risk of radiation exposure and inappropriate use of limited healthcare resources. Findings unrelated to the clinician's reasons for requesting the(More)
Despite the increasing interest and subsequent published literature on hip resurfacing arthroplasty, little is known about the prevalence of its complications and in particular the less common modes of failure. The aim of this study was to identify the prevalence of failure of hip resurfacing arthroplasty and to analyse the reasons for it. From a(More)
BACKGROUND Conversion of a failed femoral resurfacing component is reportedly a straightforward procedure; however, little has been published regarding the functional results following revision. Our primary aim was to compare the functional results for a group of patients who had had isolated femoral component revision after a failed hip resurfacing with(More)
The purpose of this study was to compare functional outcome and survival of isolated acetabular, isolated femoral and both component revision after failure of primary Birmingham Hip Resurfacing. The Oswestry Outcome Centre prospectively collected data on 5000 hip resurfacing between 1997 and 2002. Of these, 182 hips were revised: 8% had revision of the(More)
This prospective study examines patient non-compliance (NC) for an oral factor Xa inhibitor (Rivaroxaban) when used as venous thromboembolic (VTE) prophylaxis following lower limb arthroplasty. A total of 3145 patients underwent surgery from May 2010 to December 2011. At 6 weeks patients completed an anonymous self-administered questionnaire.(More)
A 44-year-old woman presented following minor trauma to her right knee. While dancing she externally rotated around a planted foot and felt sudden pain in her right knee. She presented with her knee locked in extension with a "dorsal fin" appearance of the soft tissues tented over the patella. This was diagnosed as a rare case of an intraarticular patella(More)
The transparency of surgical outcomes data and the drive for quality has been highlighted since the public inquiry, led by Professor Ian Kennedy, into children's heart surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. This was formalized in Lord Darzi's 2008 report High Quality Care for All, that proposed the NHS should: 'systematically measure and publish(More)
Pelvic fractures in pregnancy are rare, resulting in a paucity of evidence-based management. We describe a case of open book pelvic injury in a 32-year-old woman in her third trimester of pregnancy. She was successfully managed with a supra-acetabular external fixator, which allowed the safe delivery of a healthy baby boy at 34 weeks, via caesarean section.(More)
OBJECTIVES This biomechanical study compared Vancouver B1 periprosthetic femur fractures fixed with either a locking plate and anterior allograft strut construct or an equivalent locking plate with locking attachment plates construct in paired cadaveric specimens. METHODS After 9 pairs of cadaveric femora were implanted with a cemented primary total hip(More)