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BACKGROUND Following advice from the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group, we switched our antibiotic prophylaxis for elective hip and knee replacement surgery from cefuroxime to flucloxacillin with single-dose gentamicin in order to reduce the incidence of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea (CDAD). A clinical impression that more patients(More)
During a study of bone mineral density changes around cemented femoral implants, we recognized heterotopic ossification occurring regularly in a position anterior to the greater trochanter and proximal femur. The aim of this study was to describe the incidence, distribution, and effect of this ossification on periprosthetic DXA scans following primary(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the strength characteristics of a hybrid uni-cortical construct for clavicle fixation. The technique reported aims to combine benefits of uni-cortical fixation with stability comparable to traditional bi-cortical fixation. The approach utilises long, oblique uni-cortical screws at the distal ends of(More)
The use of uncemented hip arthroplasty prostheses with ceramic articulations are popular, especially in the young, because of a perceived reduction in wear. We highlight a complication of ceramic on polyethylene articulating couples not previously described in the Furlong replacement. Despite widespread metalosis and particulate debris, osteolysis was not(More)
The management of irreparable rotator cuff tears associated with osteoarthritis of the glenohumeral joint has long been challenging. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty (RSA) was designed to provide pain relief and improve shoulder function in patients with severe rotator cuff tear arthropathy. While this procedure has been known to reduce pain, improve(More)
Cutaneous candidosis is a common skin condition. Facial candidosis is rare. Described herein are three cases of facial candidosis complicating dermabrasion, a previously undescribed condition. Why this may occur, why it is uncommon, and its differential diagnosis and therapy are discussed. The side effects and complications of dermabrasion in general are(More)
We report three cases of fixed drug eruption due to methaqualone. Eruptions from methaqualone have been rarely reported since the drug's introduction in 1963. Our discovery of these three cases during a two-year period suggests that dermatologic reactions from methaqualone may be much more common than has been appreciated. This may be related to the(More)
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