William George Kernohan

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Thirteen methods of hip scoring were applied in the postoperative assessment of 47 hip arthroplasties. Their results were found to be inconsistent, often giving contrary measures of success in the same patient. Ten variables were measured during the postoperative review of 256 hip arthroplasties and the data were submitted to multivariate factor analysis.(More)
The familiar cracking sounds produced by distraction of the metacarpophalangeal joints were studied using accelerometers and a computerized signal analysis system. The joints were distracted in a controlled manner using a motorized device which simultaneously monitored the load on the joint and its extension. The load and extension parameters and those from(More)
BACKGROUND The World Health Organisation recognises palliative care as a global public health issue and this is reflected at strategic level. Despite this, palliative care may not be universally welcomed. Surveys over the last decade have suggested that the general public have a lack of knowledge and negative perceptions towards palliative care. A detailed(More)
The screening for Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in infants relies on the two manipulative tests developed by Ortolani and Barlow which are often poorly performed. This study investigated the forces applied and the sequences of physical manoeuvres underlying the tests in order to define a standard of safe practice. Eight subjects examined the hips of(More)
Plagiocephaly is a common asymmetry of the skull giving the impression that the subject, usually a neonate, has suffered a compressive force acting unilaterally. Normally innocuous, it is a postural deformity that can be suggestive of other significant abnormalities, e.g. joint dysplasia. Although intuitive measurements of plagiocephaly appear in the(More)
A study of physiological patellofemoral crepitus (PPC) signal recorded from adolescent knees has yielded information which suggests that decay time of PPC amplitude due to continuous passive motion (CPM) activity is a consistent and useful signature variable for a given knee. The PPC vibrational signal was induced in each case by 1 min of static load on the(More)
Hip dislocation remains the most significant childhood orthopaedic abnormality despite the efforts of neonatal screening, first described in 1910. A new method of enhancing the performance of screening, the Belfast hip screener, is a non-invasive device developed to detect and interpret the vibrations ("clicks" and "clunks") which are emitted as the hips(More)
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