Gary Hooper

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This paper describes algorithmic procedures that have been implemented to reduce the computational expense of producing ray-traced images. The selection of bounding volumes is examined to reduce the computational cost of the ray-intersection test. The use of object coherence, which relies on a hierarchical description of the environment, is then presented.(More)
This review describes the prospects of applying modular assembly techniques and strategies for fabrication of advanced tissue engineered cartilage constructs. Articular cartilage is a tissue that has important functions in preserving and enabling locomotion. However, its limited intrinsic repair capacity and lack of current long-term clinical solutions(More)
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Our aim was to determine the incidence of occult infection and to examine the role of ultrasound sonication of the implants in cases of presumed aseptic loosening in a prospective trial. Joint swabs, aspirates, and deep tissue samples were obtained from around the prosthesis for routine microbiology. Each prosthesis was sonicated and the sonicate examined(More)
BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common cause of pain and disability. Currently available analgesics are often insufficiently effective or have unacceptable adverse effects. Tricyclic antidepressants may offer a useful centrally-acting analgesic. Nortriptyline is a readily-available, cheap and comparatively well-tolerated tricyclic antidepressant. (More)
We reviewed the experience of a dedicated orthopaedic elective service to determine whether we could establish a BMI group where arthroplasty was no longer effective as assessed by the patient's functional outcome. This was a prospective observational study with retrospective analysis of data collected on 1439 total hip arthroplasty, 934 total knee(More)
Described here is a simple, high-throughput process to fabricate pellets with regular size and shape and the assembly of pre-cultured pellets in a controlled manner into specifically designed 3D plotted porous scaffolds. Culture of cartilage pellets is a well-established process for inducing re-differentiation in expanded chondrocytes. Commonly adopted(More)
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