Phil J O'Connor

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OBJECTIVES Golf is a popular sport played by an estimated 57 million people. Previous studies on wrist injuries in elite golfers have been of simple design and have demonstrated such injuries to be frequent, although no studies report the incidence, variety, severity or impact on the activity of wrist injuries in detail. This prospective cross-sectional(More)
This report summarizes the discussion during a module update at OMERACT 8 on scoring methods for activity in the spine on magnetic resonance imaging. The conclusion was that the 3 available scoring methods are all very good with respect to discrimination and feasibility: the Ankylosing Spondylitis spine MRI score for activity (ASspiMRI-a), the Berlin method(More)
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OBJECTIVE Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine is increasingly important in the assessment of inflammatory activity in clinical trials with patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS). We investigated feasibility, inter-reader reliability, sensitivity to change, and discriminatory ability of 3 different scoring methods for MRI activity and change in(More)
Study design:Cohort study, based on cases of spinal cord injury (SCI) that occurred between 1986 and 1997 (n=2959).Objectives:To estimate prevalence historically, currently and into the future.Setting:Australia.Methods:Prevalence was estimated on the basis of (1) historical data concerning survival and the relationship between the incidence of fatalities(More)
This article details the utility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in assessing patients with pelvic pain resulting from musculoskeletal trauma and its differential diagnoses. There are numerous pathologies seen in and around the pelvis that frequently present with a confusing clinical picture. The anatomy is complex, with imaging assessment difficult.(More)
The extensor carpi ulnaris (ECU) muscle plays a key role not only in the active movements of wrist extension and ulnar deviation but also in providing stability to the ulnar side of the wrist. Its position relative to the other structures in the wrist changes with forearm pronation and supination. As such, it must be mobile yet stable. The ECU tendon relies(More)
This article presents the recommendations of the European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology Arthritis Subcommittee regarding the standards of the use of MRI in the diagnosis of musculoskeletal rheumatic diseases. The recommendations discuss (1) the role of MRI in current classification criteria of musculoskeletal rheumatic diseases (including early(More)
The aim of the present communication is to draw attention to some of the technical problems encountered in quantitative histological studies of osteocyte lacunae in normal and pathological bone tissue. It summarises information being prepared for more detailed publication in a series of papers from the Department of Morbid Anatomy of the Institute of(More)
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