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The displaced supracondylar fracture of the humerus in children is a very difficult injury to treat. Manipulation and splint immobilization is perhaps the most common method. A review of the literature on 1708 comparable cases revealed that several different treatments were used. The worst results occurred with manipulation and splint immobilization alone.(More)
Long-term regular haemodialysis for chronic renal failure is associated with amyloidosis. In this condition excess amounts of the unexcretable plasma protein beta-microglobulin are laid down in tendons, joints and bones. Amyloidosis presents with various musculoskeletal disorders only after several years of dialysis. We reviewed 83 patients who had been(More)
One hundred and eleven patients with signs and symptoms of carpal scaphoid injury, but with no fracture visible on X-ray, underwent bone scintigraphy of the wrists. The first 42 patients were re-X-rayed 10 days after injury: bone scanning had identified all fractures confirmed on this X-ray; there were no false negative bone scans. Sixty-seven patients(More)
The pathophysiology of heterotopic periarticular ossification is not understood. Though local agents may be responsible, factors present in the serum may be contributory. Sera from 4 paraplegic patients with heterotopic ossification and 4 'normal' paraplegics were incubated with human osteoblasts in tissue culture and their metabolic acitivy was measured(More)
Forty-seven patients who had a tumor of the scapula were seen by the Bone Tumour Panel at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore, Middlesex, England. Sixteen resections were performed in fourteen patients. Although other authors have discussed the length of survival of one or a few such patients, none, to our knowledge, has reported on(More)
The use of handbooks is becoming more widespread in hospital medicine. A review of their use in British orthopaedics received 78 replies (29 per cent) representing 94 (30 per cent) of the orthopaedic units in the United Kingdom. Seventy-five per cent used a handbook, were preparing one or would like to have one. Recommendations are given for the content and(More)
Regular haemodialysis for at least five years is associated with musculoskeletal symptoms. Many of these are caused by a newly recognized disease, haemodialysis amyloidosis. Eighty-three patients who have dialysed for at least 10 years have been reviewed and their symptoms and treatment documented. As yet no cure for this crippling complication is available.
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