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An unusual case of a retroperitoneal abscess
Retroperitoneal abscesses are unusual occurrences which pose significant diagnostic and clinical challenges. The presentation can be insidious and occult in nature with a distinct lack of abdominal signs. There is often a ...
Asymptomatic non-union of capitate 14 years postfracture
We report the unusual complication of non-union 14 years following a capitate fracture in a right-hand dominant man. Our patient fell and sustained an injury to his left wrist 14 years ago. At that time he had a swollen ...
Atypical presentation of sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease: presentation and surgical management.
Sacrococcygeal pilonidal disease presentation varies greatly between being asymptomatic, acute abscess and chronic sinus. Acute abscess constitutes almost half of the initial presentation of such disease. To our best ...
Fixation failure of a volar wrist plate following a fall from a standing height
Background: Distal radial fractures are common and contribute significantly to orthopaedic workload. This is a rare care where a volar locking plate, used to manage a previous wrist fracture, bent following a fall from ...
Where Do These Cadavers Come From?
Cadaveric surgical courses are highly useful in developing operative skills, however, the provenance of the cadavers themselves remains opaque. Trade in cadaveric parts is an important source of material for courses, and ...
Volar locking plate: Age related outcomes and complications
Background: There is no unanimity for the treatment of distal radius fractures in older people. The purpose of our study is to assess the efficacy of volar locking plate for the treatment of unstable distal radius fractures ...
Perineural Invasion in Intramedullary Spinal Cord Metastasis
A woman in her late sixties was referred to the orthopaedic clinic with progressive lower limb weakness and gait disturbance. She was known to have breast cancer with pre-existing infiltrative disease in the left brachial ...
Post traumatic septic arthritis of the elbow and osteomyelitis of the distal radius in a 12-year-old child
Septic arthritis and Osteomyelitis are important conditions that must be excluded in a child presenting with musculoskeletal pain. A delay in diagnosing such conditions may result in significant morbidity and mortality. ...