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The outcome of displaced hips treated by Somerville and Scott's method was assessed after more than 25 years. A total of 147 patients (191 displaced hips) was reviewed which represented an overall follow-up of 65.6%. The median age at the index operation was two years. During the first five years, 25 (13%) hips showed signs of avascular change. The late(More)
Flexible intramedullary nailing has become a popular method of fixation of pediatric femoral fractures. The authors analyzed their first 5-year experience with titanium elastic stable intra-medullary nailing, specifically to report the complications associated with this technique and to provide recommendations to avoid these complications. Seventy-eight(More)
We developed the Oxford ankle foot questionnaire to assess the disability associated with foot and ankle problems in children aged from five to 16 years. A survey of 158 children and their parents was carried out to determine the content, scaling, reliability and validity of the instrument. Scores from the questionnaire can be calculated to measure the(More)
To evaluate how scores from the Oxford Ankle Foot Questionnaire change over time and with treatment using both distribution-based and anchor-based approaches. Eighty children aged 5–16 and their parent or carer completed questionnaires at orthopaedic or trauma outpatient clinics. They were asked to complete and return a second set of questionnaires again(More)
This study compares the initial outcomes of minimally invasive techniques for single-event multi-level surgery with conventional single-event multi-level surgery. The minimally invasive techniques included derotation osteotomies using closed corticotomy and fixation with titanium elastic nails and percutaneous lengthening of muscles where possible. A(More)
We assessed the inter- and intraobserver variation in classification systems for fractures of the distal humerus. Three orthopaedic trauma consultants, three trauma registrars and three consultant musculoskeletal radiologists independently classified 33 sets of radiographs of such fractures on two occasions, each using three separate systems. For(More)
Synovial cysts of the pulp of the little finger in three elderly patients were shown by arthrography to arise from leakage of synovial fluid from the wrist joint into the ulnar bursa and thence into the flexor synovial sheath in the digit. Distant as well as local sources of the contents of synovial cysts should be considered when the local anatomy permits(More)
We have identified a rearranged c-myc gene in DNA from tumour tissue from a patient with an aggressive carcinoma of the breast. Analysis of this rearranged gene isolated from a size-fractionated genomic library revealed that a deletion had occurred within exon 3. This deletion, of approximately 5 kb, interrupts the coding region of exon 3, and would result(More)
There is increasing recognition of the credibility and utility of patient reported outcome measures, both in research and as routine quality indicators. This paper reviews the development of a questionnaire for children with foot or ankle problems and integrates the findings from three previously published studies in a cohesive way for the orthotic(More)
BACKGROUND The management of patients with Perthes disease remains controversial. In children with hinge abduction and the potential for remodeling, we have performed a shelf acetabuloplasty, in an effort to contain the hip and allow remodeling. We report our medium-term results in a consecutive series of 27 children with severe Perthes disease and(More)