MG McAlinden

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BACKGROUND Despite the widespread use of several diagnostic tests, there is still no perfect test for the diagnosis of infection at the site of a total knee arthroplasty. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic test characteristics of the erythrocyte sedimentation rate and C-reactive protein level for the assessment of infection in patients(More)
Traditionally, culture medium is supplemented with foetal bovine serum (FBS). However, in cultures of osteoblasts intended for human re-implantation, such serum presents potential risks of foreign protein contamination and transmission of viral or prion-related material, if used. We cultured human osteoblasts from 16 patients in 10% autologous human serum,(More)
Previous work has shown that irradiation produces changes in small intestinal villous shape, which can be quantified using a villous scoring system applied to scanning electron micrographs. It has already been shown that reserpine, which, like irradiation, increases gastrointestinal motility, produces a similar type of villous collapse, thereby supporting(More)
We reviewed 43 patients using clinical scoring for evidence of postphlebitic syndrome at least 5 years after hip replacement. All had had a venogram as part of a screening study at the time of surgery. The postphlebitic syndrome was identified in 13 patients and was disabling in 6. The syndrome was present in 9 of the 11 patients with a venographically(More)
Conventionally, culture medium is supplemented with fetal bovine serum (FBS): such serum presents potential risks of foreign protein contamination and transmission of viral or prion-related disease if used in culture of cells intended for human reimplantation. As it has been suggested that a composite of cultured human cancellous bone-derived cells and a(More)
Total hip arthroplasty in patients with previous above knee amputations is rare. We present a unique case where the patient had only 130 mm of proximal femur remaining following a previous traumatic above knee amputation. The short segment of femur meaning a conventional femoral stem could not be used. We describe the technique of total hip arthoplasty for(More)
Periprosthetic fractures are a recognized complication of total knee arthroplasty. Fractures may occur intraoperatively or postoperatively, and risk factors have been identified that may predispose an individual to such a complication. We report 7 cases of periprosthetic tibial fractures after low contact stress total knee arthroplasty, a complication(More)
A Lanz incision was made. The small bowel was noted to be distended and the distal ileum contained several hard foreign bodies, one of which had occluded the terminal ileum 10 cm from the ileo-caecal valve. It could not be milked forward. The material was removed through a longitudinal enterotomy, which was closed transversely. The appendix was removed. On(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)