Christopher L. Talbot

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BACKGROUND Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is the most common neonatal musculoskeletal condition. In 2008, the NHS Newborn and Infant Physical Examination committee added selective 'at risk' screening to the existing universal neonatal and general practitioner clinical hip screening guidelines. OBJECTIVE Assessment of breech and family history(More)
We present a review of litigation claims relating to foot and ankle surgery in the NHS in England during the 17-year period between 1995 and 2012. A freedom of information request was made to obtain data from the NHS litigation authority (NHSLA) relating to orthopaedic claims, and the foot and ankle claims were reviewed. During this period of time, a total(More)
PURPOSE To design and validate an objective practical assessment tool for diagnostic shoulder arthroscopy that would provide residents with a method to evaluate their progression in this field of surgery and to identify specific learning needs. METHODS We designed and evaluated the shoulder Objective Practical Assessment Tool (OPAT). The shoulder OPAT was(More)
Mycobacterium malmoense is an acid-fast non-tuberculous organism that most commonly causes pulmonary infection. Extrapulmonary infection has also been reported. With an increased emphasis being placed on the clinical importance of this organism, especially within Europe, we report the first case of septic arthritis of the shoulder caused by this organism.(More)
AIMS Despite the presence of screening programmes, infants continue to present with late developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH), the impact of which is significant. The aim of this study was to assess infants with late presenting dislocation of the hip despite universal clinical neonatal and selective ultrasound screening. PATIENTS AND METHODS Between(More)
Wrist and scaphoid fractures are common injuries seen and treated in everyday orthopaedic practice. The purpose of the study was to assess the trends and reasons for litigation related to wrist and scaphoid fractures within the NHS. Under a freedom of information (FOI) request, data from 1995 to 2012 were provided by the National Health Service Litigation(More)
Glomus tumours are small vascular tumours that are usually benign and rarely occur. However, atypical locations of these tumours can lead to misdiagnosis, particularly where the lesion is rarely reported. We report a case of glomus tumour located on the posterior aspect of the elbow, which was mistaken for, and treated as the commonly diagnosed, olecranon(More)
We present a review of claims made to the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) by patients with conditions affecting the shoulder and elbow, and identify areas of dissatisfaction and potential improvement. Between 1995 and 2012, the NHSLA recorded 811 claims related to the shoulder and elbow, 581 of which were settled. This comprised 364 shoulder (64%), and 217(More)
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