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A survey of the 2075 cases in the Leeds Bone Tumour Registry showed that 54 cases of Primary Lymphoma of Bone that had been registered since data collection began in 1958 (2.6% of primary bone tumours). The overall sex ratio was 1.5 males: 1 female, largely due to the preponderance of males in the under 40 age group. The age distribution was bimodal, the(More)
Primary tumors of the axial skeleton are rare and a survey of the Leeds Regional Bone Tumor Registry found them to constitute only 55 of the 1950 cases (2.8%). Chordoma was the most frequent tumor in the cervical and sacral regions as well as the most common diagnosis overall and osteosarcoma ranked second. Pain was the most frequent presenting symptom but(More)
The role of metronidazole in reducing the incidence of infectious complications after appendectomy has been established, but the value of an additional antibiotic to act against aerobic pathogens remains controversial. Patients who received 2 grams of cefotetan intravenously at the time of appendectomy and those who did not were compared for the incidence(More)
Time of onset of hvpothyroidism No of No with Before or at After patients hypothyroidism presentation presentation Giant cell arteritis 20 6 3 3 Polymsyalgia rheumatica 16 9 7 2 patients tested were hypothyroid. The table shows the time of onset of the hypothyroidism; in five patients it developed during follow up, after six months to 10 years. There was no(More)
We conducted a retrospective study of 97 cases of slipped capital femoral epiphysis occurring in 77 children. Gradual epiphyseal slip frequently occurred, and complications were more frequent with greater degrees of slips. Diagnostic delay should, therefore, be avoided, and a high index of suspicion is necessary when adolescents with leg pain or limp are(More)
INTRODUCTION Recognising that timely dissemination of information in the orthopaedic community was important and in the absence of any national guidelines for shoulder arthroplasty, the Scottish shoulder arthroplasty registry, a voluntary registry, was started in 1996. The goals of the registry were to assess contemporary practice, provide a benchmark(More)
Primary bone tumours are rare in the hand and wrist. This 34-year survey of the Leeds Regional Bone Tumour Registry reveals 80 such tumours, representing 3.9% of the total number of bone tumours in the registry. The large majority of these tumours were benign (86%), and were found predominantly in younger patients. Malignant lesions were found more(More)
The first critical stage of locked femoral nailing is accurate and appropriate positioning of the patient on the operation table. It is the responsibility of the operating surgeon to ensure that the patient is secure and put in an appropriate position on the fracture table. Traditionally, the uninjured leg is flexed and abducted out of the way (position 1)(More)