Tim N. Board

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Heterotopic ossification following joint replacement in the lower limb occurs in 3% to 90% of cases. Higher grades of heterotopic ossification can result in significant limitation of function and can negate the benefits of joint replacement. The understanding of the pathophysiology of this condition has improved in recent years. It would appear to be(More)
Steroid injection into the arthritic joint is a well-known treatment. Its efficacy is well documented. An increase in the incidence of infection secondary to steroid injection has been reported in recent literature. Based on the current literature we carried out a retrospective study to evaluate the incidence of infection in primary total knee arthroplasty(More)
Periacetabular osteotomy (PAO) is a surgical procedure to correct acetabular orientation in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). It changes the position of the acetabulum to increase femoral head coverage and distribute the contact pressure over the cartilage surface. The success of PAO depends significantly on the surgeon's experience. Using computed(More)
In order to investigate the osteoinductive properties of allograft used in impaction grafting and the effect of strain during impaction on these properties, we designed an in vitro experiment to measure strain-related release of bone morphogenetic protein-7 (BMP-7) from fresh-frozen femoral head allograft. A total of 40 10 mm cubes of cancellous bone were(More)
Discrepancy of leg length is often considered to be a problem after total hip replacement and can adversely affect an otherwise excellent outcome. Furthermore, it has been associated with patient dissatisfaction and remains one of the most common reasons for litigation against the orthopedic community. As a consequence of the need to equalize leg length,(More)
The surgical treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) often involves femoral osteochondroplasty. One risk of this procedure is fracture of the femoral neck. We developed a finite element (FE) model to investigate the relationship between depth of resection and femoral neck stress. CT data were used to obtain the geometry of a typical cam-type hip,(More)
INTRODUCTION In computer assisted orthopaedic surgery, rigid fixation of the Reference Marker (RM) system is essential for reliable computer guidance. A minimum shift of the RM can lead to substantial registration errors and inaccuracies in the navigation process. Various types of RM systems are available but there is little information regarding the(More)