M. Gavan McAlinden

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A 21/2 year old boy presented with a 24-hour history of an acute abdomen. At appendicectomy, a number ofpolyurethane pieces were found to be occluding the terminal ileum. The polyurethane foam, the stuffing of a sofa, had been swallowed repeatedly. Ingestion of such a substance is not without risk. Unlike inhaled foreign bodies, ingested foreign bodies(More)
The introduction of a stand-alone Bone Bank in our Regional Orthopaedic Hospital has improved the availability of femoral head allograft. Benninger et al. (Bone Joint J 96-B:1307–1311, 2014), demonstrated their institutions bank to be cost effective despite a 30 % discard rate for harvested allograft. We sought to audit our own discard rates and subsequent(More)
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