Anne Julia Smith

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BACKGROUND The management of the patella in total knee arthroplasty is still problematic. We aimed to identify differences in the clinical outcome of total knee arthroplasty according to whether or not patellar resurfacing had been performed in a prospective, randomized study of 220 osteoarthritic knees. METHODS Two hundred and twenty total knee(More)
We have examined the differences in clinical outcome of total knee replacement (TKR) with and without patellar resurfacing in a prospective, randomised study of 181 osteoarthritic knees in 142 patients using the Profix total knee system which has a femoral component with features considered to be anatomical and a domed patellar implant. The procedures were(More)
STUDY DESIGN A prospective study of the sagittal standing posture of 766 adolescents. OBJECTIVE To determine whether posture subgroups based on photographic assessment are similar to those used clinically and to previous, radiographically determined subgroups of sagittal standing posture, and whether identified subgroups are associated with measures of(More)
BACKGROUND Thoracic spine pain (TSP) is experienced across the lifespan by healthy individuals and is a common presentation in primary healthcare clinical practice. However, the epidemiological characteristics of TSP are not well documented compared to neck and low back pain. A rigorous evaluation of the prevalence, incidence, correlates and risk factors(More)
BACKGROUND Clarification of the indications for patellar resurfacing in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is still necessary. Few studies of adequate power have evaluated functional differences between total knee arthroplasty with and without patellar resurfacing, in particular walking gait. This study aimed to identify clinically relevant differences in knee(More)
BACKGROUND There is a high prevalence of mental health problems amongst adolescents. In addition there is a high prevalence of spinal pain in this population. Evidence suggests that these conditions are related. This study sought to extend earlier findings by examining the relationship between mental health problems as measured by the Child Behaviour Check(More)
This study tested if abnormal sagittal knee joint loading patterns after total knee arthroplasty (TKA) were present pre-surgery, and if patterns with higher external knee flexion moments were related to the presence and severity of post-surgery anterior knee pain. Gait analysis and clinical evaluation were performed on 34 patients (41 arthroplasties) both(More)
QUESTION Are use and perceived load of school bags and the prevalence of spinal pain different between male and female adolescents? Is use of school bags related to perceived load of school bags? Are use and perceived load of school bags related to spinal pain? DESIGN Cross-sectional observational study. PARTICIPANTS 1202 adolescents recruited from the(More)
BACKGROUND Occupational low back pain is a significant problem among nurses. Recent literature suggests current occupational preventative strategies for nurses have not been effective. Given low back pain is already prevalent before commencing employment, nursing students should be the target of preventative interventions. Modifiable personal factors which(More)
BACKGROUND Conflicting evidence exists regarding relationships among sitting posture, factors that influence sitting posture, and back pain. This conflicting evidence may partially be due to the presence of multiple and overlapping factors associated with both sitting posture and back pain. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to determine whether the(More)