David Thai Chong Chua

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We carried out a retrospective review over ten months of patients who had presented with a low-energy subtrochanteric fracture. We identified 13 women of whom nine were on long-term alendronate therapy and four were not. The patients treated with alendronate were younger, with a mean age of 66.9 years (55 to 82) vs 80.3 years (64 to 92) and were more(More)
Management of bisphosphonate-associated subtrochanteric fractures remains opinion- or consensus-based. There are limited data regarding the outcomes of this fracture. We retrospectively reviewed 33 consecutive female patients with a mean age of 67.5 years (47 to 91) who were treated surgically between May 2004 and October 2009. The mean follow-up was 21.7(More)
A study of 340 mothers was conducted in Kandang Kerbau Hospital on September 1992 to determine if it were more economical for households to breastfeed or bottle-feed an infant for the first three months. Two economic models, a low cost model and a high cost model, were adopted incorporating a mathematical expression from Almroth's work in 1979. The savings(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of AO mini-fragment implants and 1.25-mm Kirschner wires using fragment-specific fracture fixation and double-column plating for displaced or unstable distal radial fractures. METHODS DESIGN prospective and consecutive. SETTING level II trauma hospital. PARTICIPANTS 28 people with 30 fractures and an average(More)
The recent recognition of the clinical phenomenon of atypical femoral fractures has garnered significant scientific interest. In this review, we will discuss and summarize the salient developments in the current understanding of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and radiology of atypical femoral fractures.
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE The current definition of atypical femoral fractures (AFFs) associated with bisphosphonate use includes only de novo fractures. However, in recent years reports of bisphosphonate-associated periprosthetic fractures involving stemmed arthroplasty implants have emerged. In a case series of peri-implant fractures in femurs with(More)
INTRODUCTION Atypical femoral fractures (AFF) tend to occur in Asian women with prolonged bisphosphonate exposure. Hip geometry is thought to contribute to the risk of AFF formation. We examined the hip structural geometry parameters in Asian female chronic bisphosphonate users who sustained an AFF and compared them to chronic bisphosphonate users who did(More)
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