P. P. Mohanlal

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Twenty-five patients underwent scapulectomy for various tumours between 1989 and 2005. We describe 23 patients with scapular tumours who were followed-up for a minimum of 2 years after scapulectomy. The average age was 29 years, and two-thirds of the patients were male. Nineteen patients had malignant neoplasms, of which chondrosarcoma was most common,(More)
The clinical features and autoantibody profile of 111 black South Africans (103 females and 8 males) with systemic lupus erythematosus were retrospectively analysed. The mean age of the patients was 35.1 years and mean duration of disease 3.5 years. The commonest clinical and laboratory features noted were arthritis (62.2%), hypocomplementaemia (61.2%),(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate predictors of poor outcome, including the CRIB (Clinical Risk Index for Babies) score, in a local population of very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants, in order to provide guidelines for selection of these babies for expensive tertiary care. SUBJECTS Two hundred and thirty-one neonates born at less than 31 weeks' gestation and/or(More)
Our objective was to assess and validate low-dose computed tomography (CT) scanogram as a post-operative imaging modality to measure the mechanical axis after navigated total knee replacement. A prospective study was performed to compare intra-operative and post-operative mechanical axis after navigated total knee replacements. All consecutive patients who(More)
Nine patients with multiple myeloma underwent limb salvage surgery and custom megaprosthesis replacement for tumours involving long bones. The lower limb was commonly involved with an average age of 47.7 years at presentation. All patients had pathological fractures. Resection and reconstruction was done using custom megaprostheses. A proximal femoral(More)
Various causes have been reported for irreducible fractures of the distal radius. Most of them have been reported in children.We report a case of irreducible distal radial fracture in an 18-year-old Caucasian male patient. The fracture was not reducible by closed methods and extensor pollicis tendon was found to be interposed during surgical intervention.(More)
A prospective study was performed to assess the intra-operative variation in femoral and tibial axis alignment during navigated total knee replacement. The intra-operative initial, trial and final mechanical axis alignments were recorded from the navigation system. The mean variation and correlation coefficient were calculated and analysed. There were 40(More)
A study prompted by the high number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients in the South African population was performed to evaluate the incidence of HIV in patients attending our Emergency Hand Service. Over a 6-month period, more than 500 consecutive emergency patients were tested for HIV. In our series, 24 patients tested HIV-positive. Of these,(More)