• Calcific myonecrosis following snakebite 

      Ferreira, N.; Marais, L. C. (South African Orthopaedic Association, 2017)
      Calcific myonecrosis is a rare condition and is believed to be a late sequela of untreated compartment syndrome. Patients usually present with a progressively enlarging mass, years after the initial injury, that can be ...
    • Cervical spine injury outcome - A review of 101 cases treated in a tertiary referral unit 

      Frielingsdorf K.; Dunn R. N. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2007)
      Cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) is a devastating event for the patient and family. It has a huge impact on society because of the intensive resources required to manage the patient in both the acute and rehabilitation ...
    • Chevron osteotomy of the first metatarsal for hallux valgus 

      Hendrix, M. R. G.; Davis, B. L. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1989)
      A retrospective study of 50 chevron osteotomies evaluated subjective and objective functional and cosmetic results, which were in keeping with other reported studies - i.e. satisfactory subjective cosmesis in 98%; excellent ...
    • Circular external fixation in the management of tibial plateau fractures in patients over the age of 55 years 

      Marais, L. C.; Ferreira, N. (South African Orthopaedic Association, 2018)
      Introduction: Tibial plateau fractures in the elderly pose significant treatment challenges because of coexisting medical problems, pre-existing degenerative joint disease and osteoporosis. While several studies have ...
    • Common mistakes when writing the conclusion of a research manuscript 

      Ferreira, Nando (South African Orthopaedic Association, 2018)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The last couple of years have seen a tremendous change in mindset towards research in South Africa. This was in part due to new Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) requirements to register ...
    • Congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia : treatment with free vascularised fibular grafts 

      Smith, C. S. F.; Zeeman, V. R. B. J.; Wade, W. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1993)
      Congenital pseudarthrosis is uncommon. We report on a series of 4 patients treated by means of free vascularised fibular grafts. Complications encountered were graft fracture, delayed union and angulation deformities. ...
    • Costotransversectomy in thoracic spinal tuberculosis 

      Botha, A. H.; Davis, J. H. (Champagne Media, 2016)
      BACKGROUND: The escalating global pandemic of tuberculosis infections results in 8 million new cases diagnosed each year. The thoracic and thoracolumbar spine is the most prevalent area involved in musculoskeletal tuberculosis. ...
    • Dorsal ganglion of the wrist - pathogenesis and biomechanics : operative v. conservative treatment 

      De Villiers, C. M.; Birnie, R. H.; Pretorius, L. K.; Vlok, G. J. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1989)
      It is shown that the dorsal ganglion arises as a herniation from the dorsal scapholunate ligament. This herniation increases in size (according to La Place's law) owing to the unidirectional pinchcock effect of the mucosal ...
    • Focal dermal hypoplasia (Goltz syndrome): case reports 

      Derks, B.; Gericke, G. S.; Louw, M. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 1978)
      Two children, both with physical stigmata of Goltz syndrome, are described. Accurate diagnosis of congenital defects in the newborn allows optimal planning of surgical treatment and more accurate prognosis and genetic counselling.
    • Functional outcomes following surgical treatment of chronically unreduced simple elbow dislocations : a retrospective review 

      Yende, Thabiso; Senoge, M. E.; Ferreira, N. (South African Orthopaedic Association, 2018-11)
      Background: Chronic elbow dislocations are rare injuries that present late for orthopaedic management. The delay in presentation is frequently due to patients not seeking treatment after the initial injury, poor access to ...
    • Heads up on concussion in para sport 

      Webborn, Nick; Blauwet, Cheri A.; Wayne Derman, Wayne; Idrisova, Guzel; Lexell, Jan; Stomphorst, Jaap; Tuakli-Wosornu, Yetsa A.; Kissick, James (BMJ Publishing Group, 2018-08)
      Concussions to high-profile professional athletes and the $1 billion court settlement between the NFL in the USA and thousands of former NFL players have brought sports concussion to the top of news headlines. 1 The ...
    • HIV seroprevalence and its relation to bone infection, bone tumours and limb reconstruction patients in a South African tertiary hospital 

      Kruger, N.; O'Connor, M.; Ferreira, N.; Marais, L. C. (South African Orthopaedic Association, 2017-11)
      BACKGROUND: HIV infection causes a relative immunodeficient state, potentially predisposing patients to osseous infection. It is also associated with non-AIDS defining cancers, and has been described in patients with limb ...
    • HOST study – HIV in orthopaedic skeletal trauma study : protocol for a multicentre case-cohort study 

      Graham, Simon Matthew; Harrison, W. J.; Lalloo, D. G.; Simpson, A. H.; Laubscher, M.; Held, M.; Ferreira, N.; Maqungo, S. (2018)
      Background: Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and antiretroviral therapy (ART) have both been shown to reduce bone mineral density, mineralisation and bone turnover. Our study group and other researchers have suggested ...
    • Incidental intima-media wall changes in the lower-limb arteries : a case series in habitual distance runners 

      Roos, B.; Derman, W. (Health and Medical Publishing Group, 2017)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: This case series describes the observed presence of echogenic circular “beads” identified by high-resolution ultrasound imaging in the peripheral arterial walls of the lower limbs of three vascularly ...
    • Instrumentation of the paediatric cervical spine 

      Dunn, R. N.; Botha, A. H. (Champagne Media, 2014)
      BACKGROUND: Paediatric cervical fusion surgery is challenging. Traditional techniques such as external stabilisation, onlay fusions and wiring techniques resulted in unsatisfactory outcomes due to inferior biomechanical ...
    • Lost to follow-up : challenges to conducting orthopaedic research in South Africa 

      Badenhorst, D. H. S.; Van der Westhuizen, C. A.; Britz, E.; Burger, M. C.; Ferreira, N. (Health & Medical Publishing Group, 2018)
      Loss to follow-up poses a major problem for clinicians and researchers, and several factors that may increase its risk have been postulated. The objective of this study was to describe potential factors that contribute to ...
    • Major disruption of the pelvic ring during normal vaginal delivery : a case report 

      Van Heukelum, M.; Blake, C. (South African Orthopaedic Association, 2017)
      Open-book pelvic fractures are generally associated with high energy trauma. Occasionally these fractures are seen as a complication of normal vaginal delivery. We report the case of a 25-year-old female with a 77 mm ...
    • Mycobacterium fortuitum as infectious agent in a septic total knee replacement : case study and literature review 

      Venter, R. G.; Solomon, C.; Baartman, M. (Champagne Media, 2015)
      Infection of prosthetic joints with non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) is rare. The rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM) are a subgroup of NTM. They are not very virulent organisms, found ubiquitously in the environment, and ...
    • Optimising perioperative care for hip and knee arthroplasty in South Africa : a Delphi consensus study 

      Plenge, U.; Nortje, M. B.; Marais, L. C.; Jordaan, J. D.; Parker, R.; Van der Westhuizen, N.; Van der Merwe, J. F.; Marais, J.; September, W. V.; Davies, G. L.; Pretorius, T.; Solomon, C.; Ryan, P.; Torborg, A. M.; Farina, Z.; Smit, R.; Cairns, C.; Shanahan, H.; Sombili, S.; Mazibuko, A.; Hobbs, H. R.; Porrill, O. S.; Timothy, N. E.; Siebritz, R. E.; Van der Westhuizen, C.; Troskie, A. J.; Blake, C. A.; Gray, L. A.; Munting, T. W.; Steinhaus, H. K. S.; Rowe, P.; Van der Walt, J. G.; Isaacs Noordien, R.; Theron, A.; Biccard, B. M. (BioMed Central, 2018-05-09)
      Background: A structured approach to perioperative patient management based on an enhanced recovery pathway protocol facilitates early recovery and reduces morbidity in high income countries. However, in low- and middle-income ...
    • Outcome of bilateral circular fixators in complex lower limb fractures 

      Mkize, S.; Ferreira, Ν. (South African Orthopaedic Association, 2017)
      Circular external fixators are increasingly being used for complex lower limb trauma. When these injuries are sustained to both lower limbs, the ideal management is unclear. We present the results of 25 consecutive patients ...