Patrick Radford

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We made a randomised prospective comparison of the Dynamic Hip Screw and the Gamma locking nail for the internal fixation of 200 petrochanteric femoral fractures in elderly patients. There was less intraoperative blood loss and a lower rate of wound complications in the patients treated by the Gamma nail. They had, however, a high incidence of femoral shaft(More)
A consecutive series of 100 patients with femoral neck fractures were assessed by a mental test score on admission. The 67 scoring within the normal range were randomly assigned to skin traction or no traction between admission and operation. Using pain assessment scales and records of analgesic consumption, there was found to be little difference between(More)
Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a severely disabling complication of steroid immunosuppression in renal transplant patients. We report 31 total hip arthroplasties in 21 renal transplant recipients with an average follow-up of six years. There were no problems with wound healing or infection despite full immunosuppression. Four hips developed(More)
A case of median nerve compression within the carpal tunnel, secondary to hypoplasia of the carpal scaphoid and dysplasia of the distal radius, is described in a 15-year-old boy with Spondylo-epiphyseal dysplasia tarda. Hypoplastic carpal bones and a dysplastic distal radius may be a feature of Spondylo-epiphyseal dysplasias, but carpal tunnel syndrome has(More)
A prospective, randomized, controlled clinical trial was set up to test whether the addition of ankle block to general anesthesia was useful in providing postoperative pain relief following forefoot surgery. Forty feet (20 treatment, 20 control) were entered into the trial and all underwent bony operations on the first ray. Pain was assessed at fixed times(More)
The results of treatment using the Herbert screw in 50 consecutive patients with delayed or established non-union of the scaphoid are reported. 14% of these fractures failed to unite after operation and a further 20% required prolonged protection, uniting within six months. There were significant technical problems in 28% of operations. A bone graft was(More)
Contact with rat saliva or faeces can lead to infection with Streptobacillus moniliformis and the condition known as 'rat bite fever'. We report a case of septic arthritis of the hip due to this organism following a bite on the finger of a 14-year-old boy from a rat for sale in a pet shop. The case was successfully treated by arthrotomy, drainage and joint(More)
Testicular maldescent is known to be associated with later development of malignancy. The maldescended testis is prone to other complications--in particular, torsion. We report an unusual coincidence of both malignancy and torsion of an intra-abdominal testis which closely simulated a ruptured appendix abscess. This case demonstrates that an intra-abdominal(More)