David Mark Gibbs

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Controversy remains regarding the optimal post-operative analgesic regimen following total knee replacement. A delicate balance is required between the provision of adequate pain relief and early mobilisation. By reviewing 29 randomised trials we sought to establish whether local infiltration of analgesia directly into the knee during surgery(More)
This review explores the application of hydrogels in orthopaedic clinical situations which may benefit from enhanced growth factor delivery and improved osteogenesis of bone graft material. Hydrogels are defined, and in vivo evidence supporting their application in these clinical areas is explored. Our focus is on clinically pertinent properties, such as(More)
Additive manufacturing (AM) is a broad term encompassing 3D printing and several other varieties of material processing, which involve computer-directed layer-by-layer synthesis of materials. As the popularity of AM increases, so to do expectations of the medical therapies this process may offer. Clinical requirements and limitations of current treatment(More)
Medical advances have led to a welcome increase in life expectancy. However, accompanying longevity introduces new challenges: increases in age-related diseases and associated reductions in quality of life. The loss of skeletal tissue that can accompany trauma, injury, disease or advancing years can result in significant morbidity and significant(More)
We present the results of a technique of dynamic hip screw insertion through a very small incision, typically 2-2.5 cm. The technique is performed using a standard dynamic hip screw set and requires no additional equipment. We compared the results to those of an age and sex-matched group who had undergone the operation through a traditional approach. We(More)
Addition of bioactive materials such as calcium phosphates or Bioglass, and incorporation of porosity into polyetheretherketone (PEEK) has been identified as an effective approach to improve bone-implant interfaces and osseointegration of PEEK-based devices. In this paper, a novel production technique based on the extrusion freeforming method is proposed(More)
BACKGROUND To determine if patients presenting with an infrarenal aorta of 25-30 mm in diameter benefit from continued ultrasound surveillance, and if so to identify the frequency required. METHODS All patients in the Leicestershire abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening program with an initial AAA diameter of 25-30 mm and who had undergone two or more(More)
Bone Morphogenic Protein 2 (BMP2) can induce ectopic bone. This ability, which first motivated the widespread application of BMP2 in fracture healing and spinal arthrodesis has, more recently, been indicated as one of several serious adverse effects associated with the supra-physiological doses of BMP2 relied upon for clinical efficacy. Key to harnessing(More)
Cementoplasty is a well-established intervention for symptomatic control of localized skeletal metastases; however, its use has never been reported for metastases in the foot. We report on a patient with symptomatic skeletal metastases throughout the foot in which cementoplasty, in conjunction with internal fixation, was used to alleviate pain and enable(More)
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