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This paper reports the cost of outpatient venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis following 388 injuries of the lower limb requiring immobilisation in our institution, from a total of 7408 new patients presenting between May and November 2011. Prophylaxis was by either self-administered subcutaneous dalteparin (n = 128) or oral dabigatran (n = 260). The… (More)
INTRODUCTION The optimal treatment of high energy tibial fractures remains controversial and a challenging orthopaedic problem. The role of external fixators for all these tibial fractures has been shown to be crucial. METHODS A five-year consecutive series was reviewed retrospectively, identifying two treatment groups: Ilizarov and Taylor Spatial Frame… (More)
In spite of the widespread availability of image intensifier for fracture fixation and storage of images on a radiological computer system, routine check radiography is still a common practice. This is even so in situations with no clear indications such as fall or increasing patients' discomfort.
This retrospective audit evaluates the compliance of our operation notes with the British Orthopaedic Society Primary Hip Arthroplasty 'A guide to good practice' using a 24-data point question (BOA 2006). Ninety-nine notes reviewed, of which 94% had patient identifiers, the surgical team was documented in 92.5%, post-operative instruction in 97%, and… (More)
This paper explores patients' perceptions of a new service and protocol for managing outpatient venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis, using either subcutaneous Dalteparin or oral off-license Dabigatran in patients with lower limb injury requiring immobilisation. Establishing a patient's perspective is part of good practice as, when this is positive, it… (More)