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The aim of this randomised prospective study was to establish whether the use of knee splints following total knee replacement is necessary. The study included 81 patients undergoing total knee replacement who were randomised into a 'splint' and a 'no splint' group post-operatively. The following parameters were recorded: The range of movement(More)
Stable ankle fracture patients form a distinct, clinically benign group in which functional treatment can be used. An initial retrospective audit of the fracture clinic records of our institution for 1 calendar year demonstrated that recognition and functional treatment of stable ankle fractures was rarely followed. After the introduction of formal(More)
Categories of displaced and undisplaced stable ankle fracture are well recognised. We report on a further group of ankle fractures which are undisplaced at presentation, but do not fulfil criteria for stable injuries, and therefore, may be at risk of displacement. The Blackburn Foot and Ankle Service operates evidence-based guidelines for ankle fractures,(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this pilot study was to determine whether the use of a synovial fluid substitute (Viscoseal) after arthroscopic subacromial decompression (ASD) of the shoulder was safe (primary outcome) and effective in reducing the postsurgical pain on the day of surgery and the time from surgery to discharge (secondary outcomes), compared with(More)
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