Njalalle Baraza

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Distal radius fractures are common, and surgeons have in their armament a variety of ways of treating them. In this study, 50 orthopaedic surgeons in the UK were shown five clinical scenarios and radiographs from patients with various fracture patterns of the distal radius, and were asked for their preferred management. There was a wide variation in the(More)
BACKGROUND Fractures of the distal radius are common. As the population of the western world ages, their incidence is set to increase further. There are various methods of treating these fractures, but optimal management remains controversial. In the United Kingdom, the most common surgical treatment of closed distal radius fractures is by Kirschner-wires(More)
BACKGROUND Early diagnosis in neck of femur fractures has been shown to improve outcome. The National Institute for Clinical Excellence recommends if an occult hip fracture is suspected then an MRI should be performed and if not available within 24h a CT should be considered. At our centre, emergency MRI is rarely available and so CT is commonly used. (More)
Compartment syndrome of the foot is usually associated with trauma, and if untreated may result in deformity and loss of function. We report a case of spontaneous compartment syndrome of the foot presenting with severe unremitting pain. The diagnosis was supported by measurements of compartment pressures and the symptoms resolved after surgical(More)
The 2007 review by Visnes and Bahr concluded that athletes with patella tendinopathy should be withdrawn from sport whilst engaging in eccentric exercise (EE) rehabilitation programs. However, deprivation of sport is associated with a number of negative psychological and physiological effects. Withdrawal from sport is therefore a decision that warrants due(More)
BACKGROUND Ankle fractures requiring operative fixation often swell up after 24h and surgery during this period is not feasible as there are several associated risks including infection and wound breakdown. The affected limb is kept elevated usually in hospital and once the swelling has sufficiently subsided then the operation takes place. We conducted a(More)
Our study aims to compare the sensitivity and specificity between orthopaedic trainees and radiologists in diagnosing occult hip fractures from pelvic radiographs. All patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) of the hip for a suspected occult hip fracture at our two centres between November 1, 2010 and October 31, 2011 were retrospectively identified.(More)
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