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The main options for the treatment of wrist ganglia are reassurance, aspiration, arthroscopic resection and open excision. Variations within each option have been described and the literature is clouded by widespread variability in the results reported. We present the results of our own long-term retrospective study, review the literature and question the… (More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE In skeletally immature patients, surgical options due to recurrent patella dislocation are limited, because bony procedures bear the risk of growth disturbances. In this retrospective study, we report the long-term functional and radiographic outcome in skeletally immature patients using the modified Grammont surgical technique. … (More)
Infection is the third commonest cause of total hip arthroplasty failure. Infections of the hip with Candida species are extremely rare with only a few reports in the literature. A case of a 76-year-old female subject is presented illustrating both the difficulty in initial diagnosis and the challenges faced in hip reconstruction.
Spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula is an exceptionally unusual complication of chronic calculous cholecystitis now. The remarkable drop in incidence is probably associated with the introduction of antimicrobial therapy and early surgical management of biliary tract disease. We report a case of spontaneous cholecystocutaneous fistula in a patient who… (More)
OBJECTIVE We aimed to provide contemporary information on the complication rates after femoral artery sheath removal using a specific, nurse-led protocol, which is universally applicable and can be readily adopted by other units. BACKGROUND Previous studies have reported a wide range of complication rates following femoral sheath removal after cardiac… (More)
Neuritis ossificans is an extremely rare reactive process affecting peripheral nerves, which can be challenging to diagnose and treat. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an excellent imaging modality for these lesions, showing inflammatory reaction around the nerve. Only a few cases have been previously reported, and all of the patients underwent surgical… (More)
INTRODUCTION Intussusception of the appendix is an extremely rare condition that ranges from partial invagination of the appendix to involvement of the entire colon. Endometriosis is an exceptionally rare cause of appendiceal intussusception and only very few cases have been reported in the literature to date. CASE PRESENTATION A 40 year-old woman… (More)
INTRODUCTION Dislocation of a prosthetic hip is the second most common complication after thromboembolic disease in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty, with an incidence reported as 0.5 to 20%. Although the period of greatest risk for dislocation has been reported to be within the first few months after surgery, late dislocation occurs more commonly… (More)
Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is the third commonest congenital deformity, commonly presenting in the first week of life. Due to contracture and shortening of the sternocleidomastoid muscle, the head is tilted towards the affected side; however there may also be a varying degree of rotation towards the contralateral side. Most infants with CMT can… (More)
Cancer predominantly affects the elderly, but those over 65 years of age are significantly and consistently under-represented in clinical trials of potential new treatments. How important is this to cancer care in the elderly, are there identifiable reasons for the disparity and can anything be done to redress the imbalance?