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Forty-seven total hip arthroplasties were reviewed in 33 Chinese patients who were <40 years old at the time of operation. The preoperative diagnosis was avascular necrosis in 40% of the hips. A Charnley prosthesis was inserted using early cementing techniques in every hip. The average follow-up was 14.9 years (range, 6.9-21.1 years). The mean preoperative(More)
The rotational alignments of the distal femur in southern Chinese subjects were investigated. Chinese femurs are significantly more externally rotated. This is new evidence to suggest a racial difference in the distal femoral geometry. During total knee arthroplasty, a common recommendation is to allow 4 degrees of external rotation. The clinical(More)
A 31-year-old woman presented with increasing pain and tenderness of a long-standing soft tissue mass on her back. MRI showed a network of interconnecting tubular areas, which were T1 isointense and T2 hyperintense relative to skeletal muscle, and displayed marked Gd-DTPA enhancement. The lesion was situated within the subcutaneous fat. Clinically and(More)
The superior dislocation of the patella with interlocking osteophytes is a rare condition. A review of the English literature revealed only 12 reported cases. The purpose of reviewing these case reports is to highlight the unusual presentation and the injury mechanism in 2 of our patients, and to present our treatment algorithm. Closed reduction with(More)
Current arthroscopic suture fixation techniques of tibial eminence fractures are time consuming and the number of anchor sutures that can be placed is limited by the cumbersome and repetitive numerous needle threading steps. This occurs at 2 stages: first, when placing anchoring sutures through the avulsed anterior cruciate ligament stump with a suture(More)
A 45-year-old Chinese man presented with recurrent bilateral knee swelling and pain. He was initially diagnosed with gouty arthritis, but later found to have lipoma arborescens. Magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated frond-like proliferations of fatty synovium. Arthroscopic synovectomy was performed. Histological examination of the specimen revealed(More)
We describe the treatment of an uncommonly late presentation of a recurrent parosteal osteosarcoma of the distal femur. The osteosarcoma had originally been detected 20 years earlier, and had been treated with wide excision and mega-prosthesis to reconstruct the femur. The tumour recurred in close proximity to the femur prosthesis and encased half the(More)
We performed a prospective randomised trial to evaluate the efficacy of pre-operative skin traction for proximal femoral fractures in 311 patients. We found a significant difference in pain score on the evening of admission and the first morning after admission between the groups with traction compared the group without. However, there was no corresponding(More)
Posterior lumbar vertebral apophyseal ring fractures are described in three adolescents presenting with severe low back pain, spinal tenderness and lower limb neurological deficit. Magnetic resonance imaging showed severe L4/5 posterior disc protrusion in all three patients. The actual fracture fragment was visualized with difficulty on MRI alone. The(More)