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The records of all patients who had had a total hip replacement complicated to a fracture of the ipsilateral femur in the intraoperative or postoperative period were collected from six London and Toronto teaching hospitals. Thirty-five patients (thirty-seven fractures) were studied to determine the effects of the fracture on the total hip replacement. The(More)
Sixty-eight patients' charts were reviewed for ascertainment of the complication rate following operative repair of ruptured Achilles tendons. Ninety-two percent of 48 patients whose cases underwent clinical evaluation returned to their preinjury activity status: 13% had incisional complications, most of which resolved. The rerupture rate was 3% (2/68). The(More)
The hospital records of 222 cases of ipsilateral fractures of the femur and tibia were reviewed, and patients were grouped according to the type of fracture and the method of treatment. Thirty-five per cent of patients required late operation for delayed union or non-union, osteomyelitis, refracture and malunion, regardless of the treatment group. A(More)
We present an uncommon late sequela of a compartment syndrome of the leg that presented as liquefaction and calcification. Our experience with this clinical situation, along with the available literature review, suggests an approach to this diagnostic and therapeutic problem. We recommend that repeated needle aspiration be performed to lessen the risk of(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the end result of patients who underwent delayed fasciotomy, i.e., more than 35 hours for an established lower limb compartment syndrome. DESIGN A retrospective review of patients undergoing delayed treatment for a closed injury of the lower extremity, where fasciotomy should ideally have been performed earlier. MATERIALS AND(More)
Of 700 prosthetic knees inserted during the period from 1969 to 1978, 94 failed; 19 of the failures occurred due to infection. Other obvious mechanisms of failure were wear debris sy novitis, ligament rupture, and patellar dislocation. The majority of prosthetic loosenings occurred on the tibial side. There were five mechanical factors of such loosening:(More)
Three hundred and fourteen adult upper limb amputees were reviewed retrospectively at the Ontario Workers' Compensation Board. A questionnaire was used to evaluate the use of body and electrically powered prostheses. Follow-up ranged from 1 to 49 years with a mean of 15 years. Results indicated that complete or useful acceptance of an electrically powered(More)
Thirty-three Girdlestone's arthroplasties used to salvage infected total hip replacements were followed for a mean of 6.2 years to assess the efficacy of this procedure. Subjective and objective assessment was obtained at the time of review. Gram-negative organisms, retained cement, bony sequestra and secondary healing were common features of the five(More)
  • G A Hunter
  • 1980
The complications and results of 100 patients with a displaced femoral neck fracture, treated by primary prosthetic arthroplasty between 1972 and 1977, demonstrate a high morbidity from the surgical procedure. The six-month mortality was 20%. Good results were obtained in only 28% of the patients. In view of the reported incidence of deep-wound infection,(More)