Paul Harrington

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We report a randomised, prospective study comparing a standard sliding hip screw and the intramedullary hip screw for the treatment of unstable intertrochanteric fractures in the elderly. One hundred and two patients were randomised on admission to two treatment groups. Fifty-two patients were treated with a compression hip screw (CHS), and fifty had(More)
BACKGROUND Concentrations of the neonicotinoid insecticides clothianidin, thiamethoxam and imidacloprid were determined in arable soils from a variety of locations in England. RESULTS In soil samples taken from the central area of fields, concentrations of clothianidin ranged from 0.02 to 13.6 µg kg(-1) . Thiamethoxam concentrations were between <0.02 and(More)
From 1962 to 1976, ninety-five patients with fracture-dislocations of the spine were treated with Harrington instrumentation and fusion within ninety days of injury. This report presents the results of this procedure related to reduction, stabilization, return of neural function, and total hospital stay. Mean follow-up was twenty-one months. Reduction and(More)
A multiple-factor approach to the puzzling diagnosis of idiopathic scoliosis is presented in an effort to shed some light on the ever-pervasive shadows of the unknown. Each factor, i.e., nutrition, hormonal influence, genetic tendency, and spinal mechanics, is discussed in detail and with excerpts and summaries from substantive recent literature are(More)
Without altering the osseous or muscular structure of Balb/c mice, the author was able to produce and reverse scoliotic deformation during the period of growth and development. Two series of investigations were performed, each involving extensive histological, morphological, and roentgenographic documentation: (1) control mice were maintained and sacrificed(More)
BACKGROUND Rotator cuff problems are frequently seen by orthopedic surgeons and accurate diagnosis is essential for appropriate management. Value of the clinical assessment of a shoulder is often limited, therefore, imaging studies have important implications in the management of rotator cuff pathologies. AIM The purpose of this retrospective study is to(More)
Dislocation of the first carpometacarpal joint with fracture of the trapezium is a rare injury. A case that was initially missed in accident and emergency is described. La luxation de l’articulation carpo-métacarpienne du pouce avec fracture du trapèze est une lesion rare. Un cas non diagnostiqué initialement après un accident vu en urgence est rapporté.