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BACKGROUND Streptococci cause up to 20% of prosthetic joint infections but this has received little attention in the published literature. METHODS We reviewed retrospectively our experience with treatment of streptococcal prosthetic joint infections. Patients were followed up for up to 15 years after discontinuation of antimicrobial therapy and up to 8.5(More)
BACKGROUND Recent reports have suggested that a certain type of subtrochanteric and diaphyseal femoral fractures maybe associated with bisphosphonate (BP) therapy. We assessed the association between BP use in atypical and typical femoral fractures in a retrospective study and also looked at the rate of coding errors. METHODS All cases between July 2003(More)
AIMS To evaluate the long-term outcomes of a specialist orthopaedic medicine service in older patients up to 12 months after hip fracture. METHODS All patients over the age of 65 years admitted with hip fracture under the shared care of geriatricians and orthopaedic surgeons over a 6-month period were identified in an initial audit. A follow-up postal(More)
The increasing elderly population and subsequent rise in total hip fracture(s) in this group means more effective management strategies are necessary to improve efficiency. We have changed our patient care strategy from the emergency department (ED), acute orthopaedic wards, operating theatre, post-operation and rehabilitation, and called it Fracture Neck(More)
Introduction Clubfoot is a common pediatric condition with a variable etiology. Most commonly it is multifactorial with an uncertain cause [1, 2]. However, on occasion a definitive anatomical abnormality predisposes to the development of clubfoot [3]. It is therefore important for the clinician to be aware of the varying etiologies of this common condition.(More)
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