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BACKGROUND Rotational malalignment of the components in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) can be a factor in poor outcomes but has yet to be defined. This study compares the rotational alignment of components in a cohort of 56 patients with unexplained pain following total knee arthroplasty with a matched control cohort of 56 patients with cemented Nex Gen(More)
The use of copper in antifouling paints has increased in the UK in the last 20 years as TBT and several other organic biocides have been phased out. To assess the probable impact of copper on estuarine systems a survey was undertaken to measure the different fractions of copper present in the water column at current usage. The different fractions measured(More)
13 175 patients with gastric carcinomas have been staged with reference to the TNM staging system. This has confirmed the poor overall prognosis (5.5 per cent and 3.8 per cent age-adjusted survival rates at 5 and 10 years respectively). However, it has demonstrated the significant survival associated with the treatment of Stage I disease (70.0 per cent at 5(More)
BACKGROUND Preoperative pain and functional status are strong determinants of postsurgical success in total knee arthroplasty. Patients suffering chronic pain from other coexistent musculoskeletal problems may respond differently postoperatively, with potentially poorer outcomes after surgery. The aim of the study was to determine the influence of low back(More)
Knee extensor mechanism disruption is an unusual but serious emergency presentation. Rarely disruption can occur within the patellar tendon which is often associated with systemic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. Surgical management is required to repair the patellar tendon after clinical assessment and diagnosis. We(More)
AIMS In breast-conserving surgery, the width of free margin around a tumour to ensure adequate excision is controversial. The aim of this study was first to evaluate the frequency of residual disease in wider excision specimens in patients who undergo further surgery because of close margins of < 5 mm. Secondly, the ability of demographic and tumour-related(More)
BACKGROUND The sensitivity of needle-core biopsy (NCB) in diagnosing phyllodes tumours has only been addressed by a handful of small studies. The aim of this study was to analyse the sensitivity of NCB in the diagnosis of phyllodes tumours and to compare this to the sensitivity of other commonly performed investigations. A secondary aim was to assess the(More)