Turlough M P O'Donnell

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BACKGROUND Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is a recognized procedure for treatment of medial compartment osteoarthritis. UKA using minimally invasive surgery (MIS) has the theoretical advantage of less bone resection and quicker rehabilitation. Whether the function of patients with UKA compares with that of patients with conventional TKA is(More)
A five-day-old boy was referred with a soft-tissue mass in his right upper arm. Plain radiographs and ultrasound demonstrated a lesion extending from the axilla to the elbow on the posterolateral aspect of the humerus. Open biopsy confirmed the diagnosis of congenital haemangiopericytoma. After MRI and selective angiography, excision biopsy was carried out,(More)
Antegrade intramedullary nailing of fractures of the shaft of the humerus is reported to cause impairment of the shoulder joint. We have reviewed 33 patients with such fractures to assess how many had injuries to the ipsilateral shoulder. All had an MR scan of the shoulder within 11 days of injury. The unaffected shoulder was also scanned as a control.(More)
INTRODUCTION The recreational use of trampolines has increased dramatically during the last 10 years. There has been a striking increase in the number of children presenting to fracture clinics with injuries associated with trampoline use. This increase in trampoline injuries has been reported in North America, but there has been a paucity of research in(More)
A variant of tibial hemimelia, previously undescribed in the literature and not classifiable by either of the established classification systems, is described. The features of this condition include a short, deformed tibia; proximal subluxation of the fibula at the knee; a normal knee joint and an ankle joint that may look abnormal but falls short of true(More)
We compared a cohort of patients undergoing revision of a minimal resection resurfacing unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) to total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with a cohort of patients undergoing primary TKA. Both cohorts were matched in terms of age, sex, and body mass index. We collected data on preoperative and postoperative range of motion,(More)
BACKGROUND There are many procedures described for the correction of severe hallux valgus. This is the first to examine the role of a basal osteotomy with distal soft tissue release. METHODS 26 patients with severe hallux valgus underwent a basal chevron osteotomy with distal soft tissue release. All were reviewed at an average of 38 months. RESULTS The(More)
The "Tobruk" technique of plaster augmentation of a Thomas' splint can be used for the treatment of femoral shaft fractures in children. The radiological and clinical data of 118 patients treated using this method were reviewed over a consecutive 3-year period. The mean age of the patients was 4.25 years. Mean hospital stay was 14.11 days. Mean time spent(More)
We report on 13 cases of periprosthetic stress fracture at the sleeve/stem junction using the Sivash-Range of Motion femoral prosthesis. Radioisotope bone scans confirmed the incidence of fracture, and review of the lateral radiographs revealed anteromedial notching of the distal sleeve on the metaphyseal throat of the femur. Treatment in all cases was(More)
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