Stuart A. Aitken

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We compared case-mix and outcome variables in 1310 patients who sustained an acute fracture at the age of 80 years or over. A group of 318 very elderly patients (≥ 90 years) was compared with a group of 992 elderly patients (80 to 89 years), all of whom presented to a single trauma unit between July 2007 and June 2008. The very elderly group represented(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)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to define the epidemiological characteristics of proximal radial fractures. METHODS Using a prospective trauma database of 6,872 patients, we identified all patients who sustained a fracture of the radial head or neck over a 1-year period. Age, sex, socioeconomic status, mechanism of injury, fracture classification, and(More)
BACKGROUND Social deprivation is associated with many diseases. To our knowledge, there has been no previous investigation of its role in the epidemiology and incidence of fractures in adults. METHODS We analyzed 6872 consecutive fractures in patients fifteen years of age or older over a one-year period. Social deprivation was analyzed using the Carstairs(More)
We present the results of a prospective study on the functional outcome from total knee replacement (TKR) in young versus old patients. American Knee Society and pain scores over ten years post TKR were compared using a cohort of young patients (≤55 years) and a control group of patients ≥56, matched for ASA, body mass index and preoperative condition. A(More)
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)
BACKGROUND The current available literature related to scaphoid fracture epidemiology is inconsistent. The aim of this study was to describe the epidemiology of true scaphoid fractures in a defined adult population. METHODS Using a prospective database, we identified all patients who sustained a radiographically confirmed acute fracture of the scaphoid(More)
Mountain biking is increasing in popularity worldwide. The injury patterns associated with elite level and competitive mountain biking are known. This study analysed the incidence, spectrum and risk factors for injuries sustained during recreational mountain biking. The injury rate was 1.54 injuries per 1000 biker exposures. Men were more commonly injured(More)
We present the prevalence of multiple fractures in the elderly in a single catchment population of 780,000 treated over a 12-month period and describe the mechanisms of injury, common patterns of occurrence, management, and the associated mortality rate. A total of 2335 patients, aged ≥ 65 years of age, were prospectively assessed and of these 119 patients(More)
BACKGROUND Soccer is the most common cause of sporting fracture, but little is known about patient outcome after such fractures. PURPOSE To describe the epidemiological characteristics of soccer-related fractures, their outcomes, and the likelihood of return to soccer after injury in a known United Kingdom population at all skill levels. STUDY DESIGN(More)