Neil Ashwood

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Secure fixation of displaced proximal fractures of the humerus is a challenging problem. A total of 32 patients with acutely displaced three- or four-part proximal fractures of the humerus were treated by open reduction and internal fixation using the proximal humeral internal locking system (PHILOS) plate. There were 23 women and nine men with a mean age(More)
The diagnosis of an undisplaced hip fracture cannot always be made on plain radiographs alone. The use of MRI scanning in detecting occult hip fractures is well documented. However, no previous studies have suggested which specific patient group would benefit most from this investigation. Thirty-five patients with hip pain and normal plain radiographs(More)
BACKGROUND Radial head fractures often occur in association with other elbow fractures and soft-tissue injuries. Radial head replacement is indicated for irreparable radial head fractures associated with elbow instability. The purpose of this study was to analyze the results after treatment of such injuries with a titanium radial head prosthesis, repair of(More)
The management of spinal extradural abscess (SEA), particularly the choice between surgical and conservative treatment, is controversial. We therefore undertook a retrospective study of patients admitted with this diagnosis: Details of presentation, treatment and outcome were obtained by review of inpatient notes and radiology. Twenty-five ¶individuals with(More)
The hand is the site of a great variety of benign lesions and, rarely, of malignant lesions. Acrometastasis can be the first manifestation of occult malignancy. Frequently, these lesions present in a similar way to benign conditions leading to erroneous diagnosis and inappropriate treatment. When located in the finger, the most frequent cause is lung(More)
AIM To investigate the sources of delay in diagnosis and determine if there was a similar diagnostic error rate as found by the Musculoskeletal Tumour Society, which subsequently altered patients' management and affected outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective review of 100 consecutive patients referred to our institution analysed causes for delay in(More)
Fractures of the anterior intercondylar eminence in children are relatively uncommon. There is considerable debate as to the best treatment of displaced fractures, but most methods described in the literature involve an open procedure combined with some form of fixation. Using human anatomical dissections, we have shown that the transverse meniscal ligament(More)
We have studied the effects of capsaicin, administered at concentrations found to be antinociceptive in behavioural tests, on nociceptive responses evoked both in spinal dorsal horn neurons in vivo and in spinal ventral roots in vitro. In halothane anesthetized rats, C-fibre evoked input produced by transcutaneous electrical stimulation in the peripheral(More)
Fibrous hamartoma of infancy is an uncommon, self-limiting benign tumour that presents during the first 2 years of life, developing from subcutaneous fibrous tissue proliferation at almost any site. We describe the results of MRI of a lesion at the wrist. The scans enabled a planned surgical resection with the aim of preventing local recurrence without(More)