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Risk and Treatment of Dislocation in Revision Surgery

Introduction Dislocation of the hip is a common complication following Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), with an incidence of 2-3%1, but can be as high as 10%. However, following revision, the

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The Great Debate 2008: A Surgeon

In a profession where good evidence can be hard to come by, consensus is formed by forceful argument. And so it was at The Great Debate, held at the Science

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Cartilage Injuries in the Athlete

Introduction With a global increasing in sporting activity there is a corresponding increasing in the incidence of joint trauma and consequently cartilage injuries. As patients get more demanding and want

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Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy: A Prospective Randomized Study Comparing the Therapeutic Effect of Eccentric Training, the AirHeel Brace, and a Combination of Both

Chronic Achilles tendon pain, manifested as a localized painful thickening of the tendon, is relatively common among middle-aged recreational athletes.1-3,5,9,11,15,21 Gradual onset of pain in the Achilles tendon with structural

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ABT In Clinical Practice

Blood transfusion (also referred to as banked, allogenic or homologous transfusion) is a powerful accessory to the practice of modern medicine. At one time it was an unquestioned part of

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Are We Really Balancing Total Knee Replacements?The Results Of A Trial, Objectively Assessing Soft Tissue Balance Intra-Operatively

Abstract Purpose: To determine whether subjective methods of assessing gaps and balance during total knee replacements are accurate. Scope: 9 knees were included. Once the surgeon had balanced the knee

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STORM

Introduction Tibial fractures, including pilon and plateau fractures, are challenging injuries to treat. At present the main options for the management of these fractures are: Plaster cast Intramedullary nailing (if

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Preoperative Warming: Helping Stop The Drop

Introduction Unplanned mild perioperative hypothermia is a common occurrence in surgery1 and is associated with increased rates of wound infection (SSIs)2, longer hospital stays3 and higher mortality rates4. Patients undergoing

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Mixing And Management Of Acrylic Bone Cement

Approximately 6,200 hip and 3,300 knee revision operations (National Joint Registry, 2006) are conducted every year in the UK with the average cost of a revision in Europe being £8,000