Rachael Straw

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Thirty-eight patients with symptomatic knee osteoarthritis without mechanical symptoms were randomised after informed consent to receive either a course of intra-articular Hyalgan injections or an arthroscopic washout. The patients were prospectively assessed pre-intervention, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year using a 10 cm visual analogue pain score,(More)
A rare case is presented of a longstanding rupture of the rectus femoris muscle at the proximal musculotendinous junction in a semiprofessional soccer player. Its different and unique presentation, the surgical repair, and the remarkable functional recovery are discussed.
OBJECTIVE To determine the efficacy and toxicity of chemotherapy in the treatment of canine nasal tumours. DESIGN Retrospective clinical study PROCEDURE Eight dogs with histologically confirmed nasal tumours were staged by means of complete blood count, serum biochemical analysis, cytological analysis of fine needle aspirate of the regional lymph nodes,(More)
We report the results of a prospective randomised trial which assessed the role of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) following total knee replacement (Genesis I; Smith and Nephew, Memphis, Tennessee). Over a four-year period, 211 patients underwent total knee replacement by the senior author (TJW). They were randomised at surgery to have the PCL either(More)
Nineteen dogs with histologically confirmed soft tissue sarcomas of the extremities were treated with a combination of marginal surgery and intra-operative chemotherapy in the form of cisplatin in a biodegradable implant delivery system (Atrigel; Atrix Laboratories, Fort Collins, Co, USA). None of the dogs had evidence of metastasis at time of treatment.(More)
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