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OBJECTIVE To study the incidence of microbial contamination at the bone bank of the United Christian Hospital. DESIGN. Retrospective study. SETTING Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS A total of 151 patients (33 men and 118 women) who underwent hip arthroplasty surgery and from whom femoral head allografts were retrieved between January 1994 and(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the potential risk factors for fractures due to non-accidental injury in children, and to alert clinicians and health care workers to the diagnosis of child abuse. DESIGN Retrospective review. SETTING Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Children who were admitted to the hospital with a clinical diagnosis of child abuse with(More)
BACKGROUND Recent genome-wide association studies of colorectal cancer (CRC) have identified common single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) mapping to 10 independent loci that confer modest increased risk. These studies have been conducted in European populations and it is unclear whether these observations generalise to populations with different(More)
The superior dislocation of the patella with interlocking osteophytes is a rare condition. A review of the English literature revealed only 12 reported cases. The purpose of reviewing these case reports is to highlight the unusual presentation and the injury mechanism in 2 of our patients, and to present our treatment algorithm. Closed reduction with(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare stapled haemorrhoidectomy with open diathermy haemorrhoidectomy in Chinese patients with respect to the postoperative pain, symptom control, and manometric alterations. DESIGN Prospective randomised controlled trial. SETTING A regional general surgical unit, Hong Kong. PATIENTS Twenty-four patients with second- or third-degree(More)
Arachnoiditis ossificans is a rare type of chronic arachnoiditis characterised by the presence of calcification or ossification of the spinal arachnoid. There are a few reports of this condition in Japanese and western populations but no case has been reported in a Chinese population before. We describe a 35-year-old woman with typical findings of(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the outcome of patients diagnosed to have liver metastasis by ultrasonography, following curative-intent resection of colorectal adenocarcinoma. DESIGN Prospective study. SETTING Regional hospital, Hong Kong. PATIENTS A total of 650 patients who underwent curative-intent resection of colorectal adenocarcinoma between January 2000(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the neurological recovery and fusion rate of patients with myelopathy who were treated with anterior corpectomy and anterior cervical plating. METHODS The results of 17 cervical myelopathy patients who underwent decompression and anterior cervical plating were retrospectively reviewed at a mean follow-up of 2 years. RESULTS By(More)