Richard M F Hill

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We reviewed 286 consecutive patients with a fracture of a pubic ramus. The overall incidence was 6.9/100,000/year in the total population and 25.6/100,000/year in individuals aged over 60 years. The mean age of the patients was 74.7 years and 24.5% suffered from dementia. Women were affected 4.2 times more often than men. After injury, geriatric(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the epidemiology and results of treatment of fractures of the distal humeral metaphysis. DESIGN Observational cohort study. SETTING An orthopaedic trauma unit, which provides all the fracture care for a well-defined catchment population. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS A consecutive series of 320 patients with distal humeral fractures(More)
Measurements of the thickness of the pre-corneal tear film, pre-lens tear film, post-lens tear film, and the lipid layer on the surface of the tear film are summarized. Spatial and temporal variations in tear film thickness are described. Theoretical predictions of tear film thickness are discussed. Mechanisms involved in the upward drift of the tear film(More)
PURPOSE Interferometric methods have considerable potential for studying the thickness of layers of the human tear film and cornea because of their ability to make noninvasive, accurate, and rapid measurements. However, previous interferometric studies by Prydal and Danjo yielded tear thickness values near 40 and 11 microm, respectively, considerably(More)
BACKGROUND Primary hemiarthroplasty of the shoulder is used to treat complex proximal humeral fractures, although the reported functional results following this method of treatment have varied widely. The aim of this study was to prospectively assess the prosthetic survival and functional outcomes in a large series of patients treated with shoulder(More)
The routine use of surgical drains in total hip arthroplasty remains controversial. They have not been shown to decrease the rate of wound infection significantly and can provide a retrograde route for it. Their use does not reduce the size or incidence of post-operative wound haematomas. This prospective, randomised study was designed to evaluate the role(More)
Among the ganglion cells in the rabbit's retina there is a class that responds to movement of a stimulus in one direction, and does not respond to movement in the opposite direction. The same directional selectivity holds over the whole receptive field of one such cell, but the selected direction differs in different cells. The discharge is almost(More)