Robert M Kerry

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The differences between the pneumatic compression thromboprophylaxis delivered after elective total hip arthroplasties and that was expected were quantified before (49 patients) and after a concerted nursing education program (30 patients) that was designed to ensure maximum compliance and to verify the correct application of the devices. The expected(More)
We report the results of the revision of 123 acetabular components for aseptic loosening treated by impaction bone grafting using frozen, morsellised, irradiated femoral heads and cemented sockets. This is the first large series using this technique to be reported. A survivorship of 88% with revision as the end-point after a mean of five years is comparable(More)
The aim of this study was to assess the diagnostic accuracy of radiology department-based hip aspiration for the diagnosis of infection after total hip arthroplasty. Patient selection criteria were devised so that only patients with moderate to high risk of infection were selected for hip aspiration. Seventy-three patients are included in this study, all of(More)
Between 1980 and 2000, 63 support rings were used in the management of acetabular deficiency in a series of 60 patients, with a mean follow-up of 8.75 years (2 months to 23.8 years). There was a minimum five-year follow-up for successful reconstructions. The indication for revision surgery was aseptic loosening in 30 cases and infection in 33. All cases(More)
Although the incidence of infection associated with hip and knee prostheses is low, with the increasing number of arthroplasties being carried out, the total number of such cases is increasing. The pattern of infecting organisms after total joint arthroplasty has changed and gentamicin-resistant organisms are becoming increasingly common. In conjunction(More)
We report an unusual case of segmental stem fracture in 4 places of a cemented femoral prosthesis in a 43-year-old man 4 years after total hip arthroplasty. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of segmental stem fracture. Detailed analysis of the prosthesis was performed at an independent testing laboratory. Initiation of all the cracks(More)
BACKGROUND This two-year randomized clinical trial was performed to examine whether the geometry of the cemented femoral prosthesis affects the pattern of strain-adaptive bone remodeling in the proximal aspect of the femur after primary total hip arthroplasty. METHODS One hundred and twenty patients were randomized to receive a Charnley (composite-beam),(More)
The aims of this study were to examine the repeatability of measurements of bone mineral density (BMD) around a cemented polyethylene Charnley acetabular component using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and to determine the longitudinal pattern of change in BMD during the first 24 months after surgery. The precision of measurements of BMD in 19 subjects(More)