Okechukwu Emmanuel Nwankwo

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UNLABELLED This study is done to evaluate cases of limb gangrene resulting from treatment of limb injury by traditional bonesetter. METHOD This is a prospective study in which patients with limb gangrene are evaluated as each presents. Data extracted for evaluation include history of having been to a traditional bonesetter, the original injury, type of(More)
BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity have been identified as independent risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders. However, the association between obesity and low back pain remains controversial. Little is known about the effects of overweight and obesity on the angles of the lumbosacral spine. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of body(More)
STUDY DESIGN Description of 12-week programme of treatment. OBJECTIVES In Enugu, Nigeria, not all spinal injured (SCI) can be treated in teaching and orthopaedic hospitals. The 12-week programme was developed with the aim of getting such patients back into society as useful and independent as possible, using the patients relations to complement the(More)
Disparity still exists in the surgical care between sub-Saharan Africa and developed countries. Several international initiatives have been undertaken in the past decades to address the disparity. This study looks at the impact of these programs in child surgery in Sub-Saharan Africa. Review of electronic databases Medline and African Index Medicus on(More)
Gas gangrene (clostridial myonecrosis) is rarely seen and this rarity, coupled with its dramatic presentation and often devastating outcome, makes each case of gas gangrene a spectacular and memorable experience. This study analyses the cases managed, the causes and outcome. Gunshot wounds, compounded by late presentation with its accompanying florid(More)
BACKGROUND Treatment of cervical spine injury is the most challenging of all the injuries of the spine, and there is yet no agreement on the best method of care. OBJECTIVE We studied the complications and outcome of two skull traction devices used to treat cases of cervical spine injury in three centers in Enugu, South East Nigeria. PATIENTS AND METHODS(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the epidemiology and treatment outcome of spinal cord injuries (SCIs) at three tertiary care centres within southeast Nigeria. SETTING Southeast Nigeria. METHODS Causes, seasonal variation, transportation to hospital, severity of injury, treatment and outcome of patients with SCIs treated by the(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE To describe the evolution of care and risk factors for poor outcome in patients with cervical spine injury (CSI) treated at three centers in southeast Nigeria. SETTING Nigeria, southeast. MATERIALS AND METHODS A 10-year retrospective multicenter analysis of patients with CSI, managed at three centers in(More)
BACKGROUND Trauma is one of the leading causes of mortality in developing countries. Nonspecialist doctors are the first caregivers to attend to trauma patients. Most nonspecialist doctors in Nigeria lack extra training in trauma care including the ATLS training for doctors. OBJECTIVES To determine the knowledge of the ATLS protocol among nonspecialist(More)
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