David S. K. Thyagarajan

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We retrospectively evaluated 51 patients (17 in each of three groups) with mid shaft clavicle fractures. Group 1 underwent intramedullary stabilization using clavicle pins. Group 2 underwent open reduction and internal fixation using plates and group 3 underwent non operative treatment with a sling. Group1 patients progressed to union within 8 to 12 weeks.(More)
In a prospective study we assessed 440 patients, sequentially admitted to the trauma unit with hip fracture. Of the 403 who had a swab on admission, 5.2% (21/403) were found to be colonised with MRSA. Fifty two percent of MRSA colonised patients were admitted from their own home, 29% from residential homes and 19% from nursing homes. MRSA colonisation was(More)
Dislocations of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) occur with relative infrequency and can be classified into anterior and posterior dislocation, with the former being more common. The SCJ is inherently unstable due to its lack of articular contact and therefore relies on stability from surrounding ligamentous structures, such as the costoclavicular,(More)
The LockDown device (previously called Surgilig) is a braided polyester mesh which is mostly used to reconstruct the dislocated acromioclavicular joint. More than 11,000 have been implanted worldwide. Little is known about the tissue reaction to the device nor to its wear products when implanted in an extra-articular site in humans. This is of importance as(More)
AIM To assess the functional outcome following internal fixation with the PHILOS (proximal humeral interlocking system) for displaced proximal humeral fractures. PATIENTS AND METHODS We reviewed 30 consecutive patients treated surgically with the proximal humeral locking plate for a displaced proximal humeral fracture. Functional outcome was determined(More)
AIM The aim of our study was to review our experience of the extended lateral approach to the hind foot in treatment of non-traumatic foot disorders with particular reference to wound complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 51 consecutive patients who under went extended lateral approach to the hind foot for treatment of various(More)
We present the first ever case report of a floating clavicle with a unique combination of a posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation and an associated grade III acromioclavicular joint dislocation. We treated this injury surgically by stabilizing both ends of clavicle using a polyester surgical mesh device (LockDown™; Mandaco 569 Limited, Redditch, UK;(More)
AIMS Glenoid bone loss can be a challenging problem when revising a shoulder arthroplasty. Precise pre-operative planning based on plain radiographs or CT scans is essential. We have investigated a new radiological classification system to describe the degree of medialisation of the bony glenoid and that will indicate the amount of bone potentially(More)
Marek’s disease (MD) was observed in Japanese quails. Gross lesions were confined mostly to the proventriculus, spleen and liver. Microscopic lesions were commonly seen in the spleen and liver. Suggestive lesions of MD were observed in seven out of 20 birds grossly. Organs were collected from all the 20 necropsied birds. The birds which were not revealing(More)