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This was a retrospective review of the nine open wedge high tibial osteotomy (HTO) done in a regional hospital in Hong Kong from 2006 to 2008. The mechanical hip-knee-ankle angle improved from average 169.5°(164°-175°) to average 183.9° (179°-187°). Patellar descent was noted in all patients postoperatively, with Blackburne-Peel (BP) index significantly(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the efficacy and safety of single intra-articular injection of 6-mL hylan G-F 20 in Chinese patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. DESIGN Prospective case series. SETTING Six government hospitals in Hong Kong. PATIENTS Patients with primary knee osteoarthritis were recruited from six government hospitals from 1 October 2010(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine the infection rate and identify the risk factors of primary total knee replacement in a general hospital and discuss possible preventive measure. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS All cases of primary total knee replacement performed between the period July 1997 and June 2006 were(More)
Osteoarticular amyloidosis can be one of the musculoskeletal system manifestations related to dialysis. We share our experience in dealing with a case of disseminated haemodialysis-associated amyloidosis in a 74-year-old end-stage renal failure patient. This patient suffered from a serious complication, namely an unprovoked pathological fracture at the(More)
OBJECTIVES To introduce the practice of a nurse-led orthopaedic clinic for managing stable patients after total hip or knee replacement and to evaluate its efficacy. DESIGN Case series. SETTING A public hospital in Hong Kong. PATIENTS Patients who had stable primary total knee replacement or total hip replacement done for longer than 2 years were(More)
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