Samuel R Vollans

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Fixation of displaced, intra-articular calcaneal fractures has shown to improve outcome, but wound complications can be devastating for the patient. While smoking remains a factor associated with poor outcome, evidence is still somewhat contradictory. We studied the association of smoking and wound complication after calcaneal fracture fixation. In(More)
A known complication of hormone-releasing contraceptive implants is a nonpalpable device at time of intended removal. We report a preprocedure outpatient assessment that includes an ultrasound scan and surface marking. This technique, with avoidance of local infiltration anesthesia, facilitates implant removal and negates the need for concomitant imaging on(More)
BACKGROUND Although 10% postoperative patellar tendon shortening after bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament has been reported, there are no published studies assessing the effect of shortening on patellofemoral joint biomechanics under physiological loading conditions. PURPOSE To investigate the influence of(More)
INTRODUCTION Emphysematous pyelonephritis (EPN) is a severe acute necrotising infection of the renal parenchyma and perirenal tissue, characterised by gas formation. 90% of cases are seen in association with diabetes mellitus. We report a case of undiagnosed ureteric obstruction in a type II diabetic, leading to EPN requiring emergency nephrectomy. CASE(More)
INTRODUCTION Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant cause of morbidity and mortality following tibial fractures. The risk is as high as 77% without prophylaxis and around 10% with prophylaxis. Within the current literature there are no figures reported specifically for those individuals treated with circular frames. Our aim was to evaluate the VTE(More)
INTRODUCTION Medial malleolar stress fracture is a relatively uncommon injury but it can occur in athletes participating in running and jumping activities. Stress fractures of pelvis, proximal tibia and metatarsals are well documented in the elderly population but medial malleolus involvement in this subgroup has never been reported. PRESENTATION OF CASE(More)
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