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BACKGROUND The repair of large hiatal hernias can be technically challenging. Most series describing laparoscopic repair report only symptomatic outcomes and the true recurrence rate, including asymptomatic recurrence, is not well documented. This study evaluated the long-term outcome of laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernias. METHODS All patients(More)
Wrist arthroscopy is a commonly used procedure that has undergone many modifications and improvements since it was first described. The advent of new portals (both dorsal and volar) means that the wrist joint can be viewed from virtually any perspective ("box concept"). Indications for wrist arthroscopy have continued to expand and include diagnostic and(More)
BACKGROUND Frequently, radiological data is transferred verbally between the Emergency Department (ED) and orthopaedic registrar. Given the different language skills and medical experience of health staff, there is often a limit to the adequacy of the verbal description that could lead to suboptimal patient care. This study proposes that concurrent review(More)
BACKGROUND Hallux valgus and hallux rigidus are common conditions for which numerous operative interventions have been described in the literature. Various clinical and radiological measurements have been used to help grade severity and to guide treatment. MATERIALS AND METHODS A survey was e-mailed to all members of the Australian Orthopaedic(More)
Wrist stiffness is a multifactorial condition that is debilitating for those which it affects. Although good results have been achieved in the past with aggressive physiotherapy and splinting regimens, however, there are some cases that remain refractory to this treatment. In those cases that are caused primarily by arthrofibrosis, arthroscopic surgical(More)
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