Sunil Auplish

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BACKGROUND In orthopaedic surgery, arthroscopy is an irreplaceable diagnostic and interventional tool, and its breadth of use is increasing. The aim of this study was to investigate the surgeon's capacity for retention of an unfamiliar arthroscopic skill. METHODS Six fellowship-trained lower-limb surgeons were given standardized instruction regarding the(More)
BACKGROUND Technical skill is an essential domain of surgical competence, and arthroscopic surgery requires a particularly challenging subset of technical skills. The innate ability to acquire arthroscopic skills is not fully understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the innate arthroscopic skills and learning curve patterns of medical students.(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of training on the arthroscopic performance of a group of medical students and to determine whether all students could be trained to competence. Thirty-three medical students with no previous experience of arthroscopy were randomised to a 'Trained' or an 'Untrained' cohort. They were required to carry out(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate genetic influences on the development and progression of tears of the rotator cuff. From a group of siblings of patients with a tear of the rotator cuff and of controls studied five years earlier, we determined the prevalence of tears of the rotator cuff with and without associated symptoms using ultrasound and the(More)
INTRODUCTION Simultaneous contraction of the extensor carpi radialis longus (ECRL) with forced hyperflexion of the wrist can result in avulsion of the tendon and its bony attachment at its insertion at the dorsum of the base of the second metacarpal. This is a rare and often unreported fracture pattern. CASE PRESENTATION We present a 31- year- old male(More)
We present a qualitative and semi-quantitative description of palmar and plantar digital nerves obtained from cadavers prepared for routine class dissection. The fingertips of the three most functionally important and sensitive digits, namely thumb, index and middle fingers, received more myelinated axons than those of the ring and little fingers. In both(More)
A rotator cuff tear in the athlete is different to the classic, more common cuff tear in the elderly. It is either a traumatic or an overhead, overuse injury in high functional demand patients, so it requires more active and earlier intervention, suspicion of injury, and specific assessment and treatment to enable return to the pre-injury level of sport.
This article present the results of an audit cycle which evaluated the quality of inpatient ward round documentation in a busy district general hospital before and after the implementation of a standardized proforma which was specifically designed for trauma and orthopaedic patients. In each cycle, 20 case notes were examined and the data analysed to(More)
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