Mohammad Umar Mumtaz

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Fifty patients with thoracolumbar fractures were treated operatively between July 2000 and December 2001. The average age of the patients was 33.6 years (range: 20–50 years), 36 were males and 14 were females and the follow-up averaged 59 months (range: 49–68 months). A fall from a height, usually a tree, was the most common cause of injury. Twenty six(More)
BACKGROUND Accurate open reduction and internal fixation for metacarpal and phalangeal fractures of the hand is required in less than 5% of the patients; otherwise, closed treatment techniques offer satisfactory results in most of these cases as these fractures are stable either before or after closed reduction. AO mini-fragment screws and plates, when used(More)
Open complete dislocation of the trapezium is an extraordinarily rare injury with only a few cases reported so far in literature. The association of a vertically split fracture makes this injury even rare and hence worth reporting. A 14 year old Kashmiri boy presented to us with a history of massive trauma to the non dominant left hand sustained as a result(More)
Dear Editor, We thank the correspondent for his comments and for providing us a chance to clarify a few important points. Our main objective was to review the outcome of the treatment of unstable thoracolumbar spinal fractures by short-segment spinal fixation. Instrumentation failure is a known complication of this type of treatment. We mentioned this as an(More)
Correspondence (İletişim): Mohammad Umar Mumtaz, M.D. Government Hospital for Bone and Joint Surgery, Barzulla, Srinagar, India. Tel: +01942491290 e-mail (e-posta): AMAÇ El metakarp ve falanks kırıklarıyla ilgili olarak, uygun açık redüksiyon ve internal fiksasyon, hastaların %5’inden daha azında gerekli olmaktadır. Bunun dışında(More)
INTRODUCTION Rolando fractures being intra-articular fractures of the most mobile joint of the thumb, assume significance because any residual incongruity of the articular surface may result in loss of motion as well as secondary osteoarthritis and hence serious disability. This fracture continues to pose difficulties to the treating surgeons and although(More)
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