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Chemical thromboprophylaxis has been shown to reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) for patients with fractures of the hip, but it is not known with certainty whether it use also reduces mortality. Using postal and telephone questionnaires we collected data from English National Health Service (NHS) hospitals about their thromboprophylaxis(More)
Scaphoid fracture fixation using a cannulated headless compression screw and the Matti-Russe procedure for the treatment of scaphoid nonunions are performed routinely. Surgeons performing these procedures need to be familiar with the anatomy of the scaphoid. A literature review reveals relatively few articles on this subject. The goal of this anatomical(More)
BACKGROUND Unstable meniscal tears are rare injuries in skeletally immature patients. Loss of a meniscus increases the risk of subsequent development of degenerative changes in the knee. This study deals with the outcome of intraarticular meniscal repair and factors that affect healing. Parameters of interest were type and location of the tear and also the(More)
AIM The aim of our study was to identify the structures which may be at risk of injury when using a minimally invasive technique for the osteosynthesis of the lateral malleolus and the influence of the size of the implant on the frequency of injury to these structures. METHOD Forty plates were percutaneously inserted in 20 cadaveric legs. The region(More)
BACKGROUND Anatomically preshaped plates are increasingly used for stabilization of comminuted olecranon and Monteggia fractures. The purposes of this study were to investigate the morphology of the proximal ulna and to compare morphologic findings with geometry of 4 preshaped ulna plates. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty human elbows (mean age, 68 years;(More)
PURPOSE Stabilization of humeral shaft and elbow fractures can be achieved with an external-fixator. Reports about nerve injuries associated with this procedure are rare in literature. Purpose of this anatomical study was to examine the relation of the radial nerve to distal humeral half pins. METHODS Percutaneous insertion of external-fixator half pins(More)
Trauma is the leading cause of death in children. Pelvic ring injuries account for 0.3-4% of all paediatric injuries. The pattern of fractures differs to that seen in adults as it is more ductile. Pelvic ring injuries tend to be more stable as the relatively thick periosteum restricts bony displacement. Intrapelvic viscera are not well protected and can(More)
Injection or aspiration of the ankle may be performed through either an anteromedial or an anterolateral approach for diagnostic or therapeutic reasons. We evaluated the success of an intra-articular puncture in relation to its site in 76 ankles from 38 cadavers. Two orthopaedic surgical trainees each injected methylene blue dye into 18 of 38 ankles through(More)
INTRODUCTION Injections into the subtalar joint may be performed for diagnostic or therapeutic reasons. The anterolateral approach is most commonly utilised for this purpose. We evaluated the success of an intra-articular puncture by using the anterolateral in comparison to the posterolateral approach. METHODS Sixty-eight cadaver adult feet were used for(More)