Matt D. A. Fletcher

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Accepted management of diaphyseal fractures associated with significant tissue loss is rigid intramedullary stabilisation with free or rotational musculocutaneous flap coverage. Circular external fixation is a powerful tool in the management of limb trauma and with recent advances has been developed to provide multiple techniques for which even massive(More)
Circular fixation according to the Ilizarov method is a well-recognised modality of treatment for trauma and deformity. One shortcoming of the traditional fixator is its limited ability to correct more than one plane of deformity simultaneously, leading to lengthy frame-time indices. Hexapod circular fixation utilising computer guidance is commonplace for(More)
The Ortho-SUV frame (OSF) is a novel hexapod circular external fixator which draws upon the innovation of the Ilizarov method and the advantages of hexapod construction in the three-dimensional control of bone segments. Stability of fixation is critical to the success or failure of an external circular fixator for fracture or osteotomy healing. In vitro(More)
Although tibial periprosthetic fractures are uncommon, they are likely to be encountered more frequently with the increased use of total knee arthroplasty, and they present a challenging management problem. Here we present our solution to this problem, which provided a safe, effective means of fracture management, while maintaining the prosthesis.
BACKGROUND The Wagner SL uncemented revision stem has been utilised successfully for revision hip surgery where marked loss of proximal bone stock co-exists or where there is a periprosthetic fracture. Implanted via the transfemoral approach, one significant difficulty appears to be a tendency for implant subsidence, which in some cases has been troublesome(More)
Massive rotator cuff tears may not be primarily repairable with salvage options not necessarily providing acceptable results. Extrinsic tendon transfer is a significant undertaking with prolonged rehabilitation and variable outcome. A novel technique for the reconstruction of massive tears, not amenable to primary repair, by performing a transfer of the(More)
INTRODUCTION Stiffness of forearm rotation secondary to transfixion pin sites is a frequent complication of external fixation. Conventional surgical atlases do not consider the effect of rotation on skin displacement and thus do not provide a comprehensive answer. We asked: (1) in what locations in the forearm is soft tissue displacement relative to the(More)
Distraction arthroplasty of the ankle, elbow, and hip has become widely accepted and used within the orthopaedic community with excellent initial results which appear sustained. To date it has not been applied to the wrist in the same manner. A novel technique, drawn upon past success of articulated ankle distraction and static wrist distraction, was(More)