Nikolai Briffa

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We report the outcome of 161 of 257 surgically fixed acetabular fractures. The operations were undertaken between 1989 and 1998 and the patients were followed for a minimum of ten years. Anthropometric data, fracture pattern, time to surgery, associated injuries, surgical approach, complications and outcome were recorded. Modified Merle D'Aubigné score and(More)
We report our experience with 143 Durom acetabular components. Our data show a survivorship of 99.2% at 5 years, (95% CI 94.8-99.9), which is not consistent with other reports in the literature of high early failure rates. The true natural history of this component is yet to unfold completely.
Accurate component alignment in total knee replacement (TKR) is one of the important factors in determining long-term survivorship. This has been achieved by conventional jigs, computer-assisted technology (CAS) and more recently patient-specific instrumentation (PSI). The purpose of the current study was to investigate the in vivo accuracy of Trumatch™ PSI(More)
The aim of this study was to compare the biomechanical properties of medial and lateral plating of a medially comminuted supracondylar femoral fracture. A supracondylar femoral fracture model comparing two fixation methods was tested cyclically in axial loading. One-centimetre supracondylar gap osteotomies were created in six synthetic femurs approximately(More)
Myxomas are the commonest primary cardiac tumours. They may be asymptomatic, and picked up incidentally, or be the cause of congestive heart failure, arrhythmias and/or murmurs. Echocardiography is necessary for diagnosis. Surgical resection is recommended to prevent further complications. A rare symptomatic ventricular myxoma is presented in this case(More)
The incidence of Clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea (CDAD) is greater in elderly patients. Probiotics may have a beneficial effect in the prevention of CDAD. However, their effect in elderly orthopaedic patients has not been previously reported. Between April 2013 and April 2014, 105 patients admitted with femoral neck fractures, and who required(More)
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