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Neurology encompasses all aspects of medicine and surgery, but is closer to orthopaedic surgery than many other specialities. Both neurological deficits and bone disorders lead to locomotor system abnormalities, joint complications and limb problems. The main neurological conditions that require the attention of an orthopaedic surgeon are disorders that(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the clinical effectiveness of ultrasound guided injection in the management of Morton's Metatarsalgia. Patients clinically diagnosed with interdigital Morton's neuroma were treated with ultrasound guided injection of local anaesthetic and steroid. Fifty four patients were available for follow-up, and all had detailed(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether an entirely electronic system can be used to capture both patient-reported outcomes (electronic Patient-Reported Outcome Measures, ePROMs) as well as clinician-validated diagnostic and complexity data in an elective surgical orthopaedic outpatient setting. To examine patients' experience of this system and factors impacting(More)
BACKGROUND Hypermobility of the first ray, a probable primary cause of hallux valgus, has traditionally been evaluated in the dorsal direction only although the first tarso-metatarsal joint allows movement in a dorso-medial direction. MATERIALS AND METHODS 600 feet, divided according to the presence or absence of hallux valgus, were evaluated for both(More)
The clinical presentation of abductor digiti quinti (ADQ) denervation is often non-specific. The diagnosis is generally clinical and may be easily missed. This case report of two patients describes the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) finding of unilateral oedema and fatty infiltration isolated to the ADQ. A 36-year old woman who presented with laterally(More)
Obscure pain around the foot and ankle can be notoriously difficult to localise. Anatomical imaging studies will often require supporting evidence from functional scintigraphic studies in the more difficult cases. Single photon emission computerised tomography-computed tomography (SPECT-CT) is a novel technique combining these two studies instantaneously in(More)
BACKGROUND Non-operative treatment for plantar fasciitis varies widely and includes the use of night ankle-foot orthoses (AFOs). This study compares the effectiveness of a posterior AFO, which dorsiflexes the foot, with an anterior AFO, which maintains the foot in a plantigrade position. METHOD Each participant was given a questionnaire to fill in to(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of the current study was to compare the compression forces achieved by the new commercial mini compression screws in cortical and cancellous bone. MATERIALS AND METHODS The following screws were tested: AO partially threaded 4-mm cancellous screw, AO 3.5- and 2.7-mm cortical screws (Synthes - USA) , self-tapping cannulated 3-mm(More)
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