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A retrospective study was carried out to compare the functional outcome in two groups of patients who were 60 years old or older. One group had Colles' fractures, which had been reduced and did not redisplace. The other group's fractures redisplaced and were treated conservatively. Of the 11 patients in the first group, 82% had excellent or good functional(More)
The use of intramedullary wires for fixation of fractures of the metacarpal and proximal phalanx in our hospital was reviewed. Twenty-six patients with 26 metacarpal fractures and four proximal phalangeal fractures were treated using this technique from 1993 to 1998. After a minimal follow-up of nine months, all the patients were assessed clinically and(More)
INTRODUCTION Diagnosis of hip fracture is normally readily made from clinical evaluation and plain radiographs. Occasionally, clinical suspicion of fracture is not confirmed on plain X-rays. MATERIALS AND METHOD Between January 2001 and March 2002, 422 patients were admitted to our department for post-traumatic hip pain. The diagnosis of hip fracture was(More)
We reviewed 15 adult patients with intra-articular fractures of the distal humerus treated over a period of 2 years. All patients underwent primary open reduction and internal fixation, which included 11 double plating procedures. The fractures were classified according to the AO/ASIF system. Patient outcome was assessed subjectively by scoring the(More)
INTRODUCTION The prevalence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the West is reported to be as high as 50% after hip surgery. A study performed 14 years ago showed the incidence in Singapore to be <10%. Lately, some case-control and cross-sectional studies have suggested hyperhomocysteinaemia as an independent risk factor for DVT. This study investigates the(More)
We report a case of Bizarre Parosteal Osteochondromatous Proliferation (BPOP) of the hand that was initially misdiagnosed as an osteochondroma. BPOP, although a benign lesion, behaves aggressively with rapid growth and high risk of local recurrence after local resection. The distinguishing features of BPOP as opposed to an osteochondroma are discussed.
Simultaneous dislocations of the interphalangeal and metacarpo-phalangeal joints are rare. Most of the previous reports in the literature concerned closed injuries which were not associated with neurovascular involvement and were easily reduced and had favourable outcomes. They were also mainly due to a dorsally directed force on a hyperextended digit. We(More)
Metastatic tumours of the hand are uncommon. The majority of these tumours affect the phalanges and the primary tumours are usually bronchogenic in origin, with breast and kidney tumours next in frequency. Metastatic gastrointestinal to the hand is rare and usually from the colon. We report a case of poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of the stomach(More)
INTRODUCTION Condensing osteitis of the clavicle is a benign idiopathic condition affecting the medial end of the clavicle, and is characterised by sclerosis and expansion of the clavicular head. MATERIALS AND METHODS Nine cases of condensing osteitis were reviewed. Their mean age was 37 years (range, 22 to 65 years). All patients presented with pain and(More)
BACKGROUND A study to assess the use of the external fixator in the treatment of intra-articular fractures of the distal radius was initiated in late 1994. METHOD Thirty patients with these fractures have been treated at our hospital between 1991 and 1994 with the use of either the AO or the Pennig external fixator. The patients were assessed at least one(More)