Anita Irwin

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Scapho-trapezoid osteoarthritis may accompany osteoarthritis of the CM joint of the thumb. If the scapho-trapezoid joint is not excised when performing an excision of the trapezium with ligament reconstruction and interposition of the tendon of the FCR, the procedure may be unsuccessful. We describe three patients with four thumbs in which scapho-trapezoid(More)
GOAL OF SURGERY Relieve of pain and increased stability at the base of 1st metacarpal. INDICATIONS Painful degenerative and inflammatory arthritis in trapeziometacarpal joint (TMCJ). CONTRAINDICATIONS Patients not willing to undergo lengthy intensive postoperative rehabilitation. Rheumatoid arthritis (relative). POSITIONING AND ANAESTHESIA Supine.(More)
The association between Achilles tendon rupture and sciatica was investigated by questionnaire in 138 patients who underwent repair of an Achilles tendon rupture, and in a group of individuals nominated by the patients, matched for age, sex, and occupation. A total of 102 patients (74%) and 128 peer nominated controls (71%) replied to the questionnaire. Of(More)
UNLABELLED The variability of a method for clinical and functional assessment of the long-term results of surgical correction of idiopathic congenital talipes equino varus was studied in ten boys and four girls (average age: 19.1 (SD 2.3 years); 22 affected feet) with radiographical evidence of fusion of the foot and ankle ossification centres. Patients(More)
A case of traumatic dislocation of the lateral sesamoid of flexor hallucis brevis tendon associated with metatarsal neck fractures due to a crush injury is reported. This patient was treated nonoperatively by elevation, application of plaster, and then free mobilisation. The patient has now fully recovered and remains completely asymptomatic despite(More)
BACKGROUND The erosion of the early mortality advantage of elective endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) compared with open repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm remains without a satisfactory explanation. METHODS An individual-patient data meta-analysis of four multicentre randomized trials of EVAR versus open repair was conducted to a prespecified analysis(More)
BACKGROUND A key consideration when undertaking risk assessments should be the potential for synergy between contact allergens. Previously, this concept has only been investigated during elicitation in contact allergic individuals. OBJECTIVE To determine whether there exists evidence for synergy between contact allergens during the induction phase of skin(More)
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