Dennis J. Stoker

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Double-contrast shoulder arthrograms were performed in 20 patients at an average of 30 months after operative repair of a torn rotator cuff. In 18 out of 20 shoulders the contrast medium leaked into the subacromial bursa indicating a defect in the rotator cuff. Despite this, 17 patients had complete relief of pain and 15 had a full range of shoulder(More)
Chondromyxoid fibroma is a rare benign neoplasm of bone with a predominant incidence in the second and third decades of life. The commonest site is on either side of the knee joint. There is often endosteal sclerosis, well-defined scalloping and other benign features, although the cortex may be destroyed. It is commonly eccentric and rarely shows(More)
Needle biopsies, performed on 208 consecutive patients and interpreted at the London Bone Tumour Service over a two-year period, were reviewed. A correct diagnosis was reached in 97% (133 out of 137) using this technique alone. Needle biopsy is safe and accurate when undertaken in consultation within a bone tumour service; it offers considerable advantages(More)
Metastases in the bones of the hands and feet are rate. The literature relating to these tumours has been reviewed, and 43 new cases are reported. In the comulative total of cases, metastases to the hand outnumber those to the foot 2:1 (196 cases as against 94). Bronchial carcinoma is the most common neoplasm metastasising to the hand. Subdiaphragmatic(More)
"Spiking", "sharpening" or "peaking" of the tubercles of the intercondylar eminence of the tibial plateau has been described as an early sign of osteoarthritis of the knee joint, but there are no reports confirming this association. The radiographs of 55 patients with established osteoarthritis of the knee joint and 36 controls were reviewed. Measurements(More)
Titanium alloy, in its Ti-318 (Ti-A16-V4) format, is a widely used material for orthopaedic implants. However, it has frequently been reported as causing black staining of the periprosthetic tissues as a result of debris from metallic wear. This process of metallosis has been implicated in implant failure. We report three cases in which titanium alloy(More)
A series of 135 knee arthroscopies has been reviewed to determine the accuracy of detection of meniscal lesions. Arthroscopy and double-contrast arthrography achieved similar accuracy (84 per cent and 86 per cent) in the diagnostically more difficult knees of the series. The combined accuracy of both examinations was 98 per cent. Arthroscopic difficulty in(More)