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BACKGROUND The purpose of the present paper was to review the management of intraparotid facial nerve schwannoma so as to discuss its clinical presentation, evaluate the various possible diagnostic investigations, and compare the various surgical options and outcome. METHODS Case series was undertaken of five (1.3%) patients with facial nerve schwannoma(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate outcomes of radiofrequency coblation for chronic tendinosis of the foot and ankle tendons. METHODS Records of 7 men and 8 women (16 feet) aged 27 to 65 years who underwent radiofrequency coblation for chronic tendinosis (combined with other procedures for other pathology) of the Achilles, posterior tibial, and peroneal tendons were(More)
A 30-year-old Thai woman with piriformis pyomyositis presented with sciatica. Computed tomography showed swelling and enhancement of the right gluteus medius and piriformis muscles. She made a complete recovery after a course of intravenous antibiotics. This condition has only been reported three other times and is often diagnosed with difficulty. It could(More)
Stress fracture of the tibia secondary to sports-related activities is relatively common, but rarely occurs secondary to osteoarthritis of the knee. Such fractures usually involve the proximal tibia. We report a 61-year-old woman with osteoarthritis and severe varus deformity of the knee who had a stress fracture of the distal tibial shaft. The patient had(More)
BACKGROUND Microtenotomy coblation using a radiofrequency (RF) probe is a minimally invasive procedure for treating chronic tendinopathy. It has been described for conditions including tennis elbow and rotator cuff tendinitis. There have been no long term studies to show its effectiveness in plantar fasciitis. METHODS A prospective non-randomised trial(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aims to assess the accuracy of detection of breast lesion by breast self-examination and to assess different factors affecting the accuracy. METHODS All consecutive Chinese female patients, who attended our breast imaging unit in 2001, completed our questionnaire, had retrievable hard copy films, and had more than three years(More)
INTRODUCTION Percutaneous fixation of intra-articular calcaneal fractures is traditionally assisted only by intraoperative fluoroscopy. Previous studies have demonstrated that the additional use of subtalar arthroscopy in anatomical reduction of the posterior calcaneal facet of the subtalar joint for less complex calcaneal fractures yielded positive results(More)
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this study was to evaluate the outcome of our early experience with the distally pedicled peroneus brevis flap in the management of soft tissue defects of the lower leg, ankle and foot. METHODS This was a non-randomised, retrospective study involving five patients who were treated with the peroneus brevis muscle flap for soft(More)