Vinoo Mathew Cherian

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We present a prospective study of patients with tuberculosis of the dorsal, dorsolumbar and lumbar spine after combined anterior (radical debridement and anterior fusion) and posterior (instrumentation and fusion) surgery. The object was to study the progress of interbody union, the extent of correction of the kyphosis and its maintenance with early(More)
Three patients referred for MRI of the foot were found to have imaging features characteristic of mycetoma. Two patients presented with recurrent soft tissue masses, which were operated on several times and not suspected to be of infective aetiology. The third patient had typical clinical features with a history of blackish granule discharge. In all three(More)
Anterior debridement, grafting of the defect and posterior instrumentation as a single-stage procedure is a controversial method of managing pyogenic vertebral osteomyelitis. Between 1994 and 2005, 37 patients underwent this procedure at our hospital, of which two died and three had inadequate follow-up. The remaining 32 were reviewed for a mean of 36(More)
Rhinosporidiosis is a chronic granulomatous fungal disease caused by Rhinosporidiosis seeberi. It usually affects the mucocutaneous tissue of the nose; bone involvement is rare. We report the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of rhinosporidiosis involving the face, forehead, and right foot. As antimicrobial therapy was ineffective, a below-knee(More)
BACKGROUND Open achilles tendon injuries, present a complex problem to the treating surgeon especially if associated with tendon and soft tissue loss. We present eight such patients treated with tendon repair/reconstruction and reverse flow sural artery flap for soft tissue cover. PATIENTS Eight patients (age, 12-64 years) with a spectrum of open(More)
We describe here the management of eleven patients with fracture neck of femur. Excepting one patient all had severe haemophilia A. Nine patients were less than 50 years of age. Eight out of eleven patients had fracture after trivial trauma. Nine patients had closed reduction and one patient open reduction. The patient with non union had a Valgus osteotomy.(More)
The syndrome of hyperostosis and hyperphosphataemia (HHS) is very rare. It can mimic bone infections and tumours. A nine-year-old girl presented with pain in her left lower leg. Radiographs showed patchy sclerosis in the tibial diaphysis. Investigations were normal except for hyperphosphataemia. Open biopsy showed chronic inflammation. Bacterial cultures(More)
INTRODUCTION Neglected femoral diaphyseal fractures are not uncommon in developing nations however there is a paucity of literature in this regard. Due to lack of effective traction, reduction or immobilisation these fractures are invariably associated with shortening and adjacent joint stiffness, presenting a challenging problem to the treating surgeon.(More)
We describe an adult patient with traumatic, nonunion of ulna sustained at 11 years of age who presented with wrist deformity. The possible pathogenesis, differential diagnoses and its successful management are described. A 23-year- old right hand dominant male presented with a progressive wrist deformity of his right upper limb. At 11 years of age, he(More)
BACKGROUND Optimal care of open, high-velocity, lower limb injury requires surgical skills in debridement, skeletal stabilization, and in providing appropriate soft tissue cover. Timely coordination between orthopedic and plastic surgeons, though ideal, is often difficult. In our center, orthopedic surgeons undertake comprehensive treatment of open(More)