Tim Briggs

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BACKGROUND Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) has been shown to have favorable results in the treatment of symptomatic chondral and osteochondral lesions. However, there are few reports on the outcomes of this technique in adolescents. PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess pain relief and functional outcome in adolescents undergoing ACI. (More)
Primary neoplastic vascular lesions of bone are rare, and include haemangiomas, haemangioendothelioma, epithelioid haemangioendothelioma and angiosarcoma. These lesions may be multicentric, and when they involve bone are typically intraosseous and lytic. Radiological findings are not always specific. We report a case of haemangioendothelioma localised to(More)
This prospective six-year longitudinal study reviews the clinical outcome of patients undergoing autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) and a porcine type I/III collagen membrane cover for deep chondral defects of the knee. We present 57 patients (31 male, 26 female) with a mean age of 31.6 years (range 15-51 years) that have undergone ACI since July(More)
PURPOSE Chondromalacia patella is a distinct clinical entity of abnormal softening of the articular cartilage of the patella, which results in chronic retropatellar pain. Its aetiology is still unclear but the process is thought to be a due to trauma to superficial chondrocytes resulting in a proteolytic enzymic breakdown of the matrix. Our aim was to(More)
We present the results of a prospective trial of osteotomy of the metatarsal neck for hallux valgus in 31 feet of 23 women, using a new stapling device with no plaster splintage and early weight-bearing. Surgery was performed for pain (29 feet) and difficulty with footwear (nine feet). The average time for return to light work was 3.3 weeks, and to full(More)
The hazards of exposure to ionising radiation are well documented. Fears have been raised that occupational exposure to ionising radiation by orthopaedic surgeons may have detrimental effects on the future health of their unborn offspring. The current members of the British Orthopaedic Trainees' Association and orthopaedic consultants appointed during the(More)
Patients who have limb amputation for musculoskeletal tumours are a rare group of cancer survivors. This was a prospective cross-sectional survey of patients from five specialist centres for sarcoma surgery in England. Physical function, pain and quality of life (QOL) outcomes were collected after lower extremity amputation for bone or soft-tissue tumours(More)
Screw devices used to treat fractures of the femoral neck are usually positioned under image-intensifier control, using anteroposterior and lateral views. The volume projected by these views is over 27% larger than the femoral head; the tips of screws so placed may be outside the femoral head. This can be avoided by placement within the central two-thirds(More)
Interest in radiation protection issues has recently grown within the medical profession. Several investigators have examined the radiation exposure of orthopaedic surgeons using X-rays during trauma surgery, and found that doses received are within acceptable limits. These studies however, have been performed over short time-periods or have been confined(More)
Modern orthopaedic trauma practice involves increased exposure of the surgeon to ionising radiation. However, there have been no studies to investigate whether the doses received are within limits for non-classified workers. In this study, whole body, eye and extremity, namely hand, doses were measured in six orthopaedic surgeons during trauma cases(More)