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BACKGROUND There is increasing interest in the use of total hip replacement (THR) for reconstruction in patients who have displaced intracapsular hip fractures. Patient selection is important for good outcomes, but criteria have only recently been clearly defined in the form of national guidelines. This study aimed to investigate patient reported outcomes(More)
We conducted a prospective cohort study investigating the rate and predictors of dissatisfaction among patients after primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). Eight hundred fifty patients were assessed preoperatively and 1 year postoperatively using Patient Reported Outcome Measures. There was a 7% rate of dissatisfaction after THA. After univariate analysis,(More)
BACKGROUND The current study was designed to investigate the epidemiology and long-term clinical and patient-reported outcomes following simple dislocation of the elbow in adults. METHODS We identified all adult patients treated at our trauma center for a simple dislocation of the elbow during a ten-year period. One hundred and forty patients were(More)
Despite a renewed interest in the development of hormonal contraceptives for men, many discussions about the potential acceptability of a 'male pill' end by speculating whether women would trust their partners to use the method reliably. To determine the views of women, we undertook a survey of 1894 women attending family planning clinics in Scotland (450),(More)
Longer patient survival and the extension of joint arthroplasty to older patients means that osteoporotic fractures of the femur are often associated with joint implants. This poses a significant trauma work load. This problem is likely to increase over time. The management of these periprosthetic fractures may be difficult and strategies are not(More)
There is currently limited data to define reference levels for the use of ionising radiation in orthopaedic trauma surgery. In this multicentre study, we utilise methodology employed by the Health Protection Agency in establishing reference levels for diagnostic investigations in order to define analogous levels for common and reproducible orthopaedic(More)
PURPOSE There remains little consensus regarding the optimal management of distal radius fractures. Fixed angle volar devices have gained recent popularity, but have also been associated with soft tissue complications. Intramedullary (IM) devices offer fixed angle stabilisation with minimally invasive surgical technique and low, IM profile. No formal review(More)
We reviewed 63 trapeziometacarpal arthrodeses (57 patients) performed in our unit between April 2007 and May 2013 for osteoarthritis. K-wires, plates, headless compression screws and memory staples were used for fixation. The average age of patients was 50 (range 20-78) years and there were 36 men and 21 women with a mean follow-up of 36 (range 6-62)(More)
PURPOSE To identify factors that affect functional outcome one year after distal radial fracture treatment. METHODS 521 women and 121 men aged 16 to 92 (mean, 59) years with distal radial fractures underwent external fixation (n=123), open reduction and internal fixation (n=63), a combination of both (n=10), distal radial osteotomy for symptomatic(More)
INTRODUCTION Obstruction of the third part of the duodenum by the superior mesenteric artery (SMA) can occur following surgical correction of scoliosis. The condition most commonly occurs in significantly underweight patients with severe deformities during the first few days to a week following spinal surgery. CASE PRESENTATION We present the atypical(More)