Recent Submissions

  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Relationship between perceived exertion during exercise and subsequent recovery measurements 

    Mann, T. N.; Lamberts, R. P.; Nummela, A.; Lambert, M. I. (Termedia Publishing, 2017)
    The return towards resting homeostasis in the post-exercise period has the potential to represent the internal training load of the preceding exercise bout. However, the relative potential of metabolic and autonomic recovery ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • A systematic review of the effects of single-event multilevel surgery on gait parameters in children with spastic cerebral palsy 

    Lamberts, Robert P.; Burger, Marlette; Du Toit, Jacques; Langerak, Nelleke G. (Public Library of Science, 2016-10-18)
    Background: Three-dimensional gait analysis (3DGA) is commonly used to assess the effect of orthopedic single-event multilevel surgery (SEMLS) in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). Purpose: The purpose of ...
  • A systematic review of the effects of single- event multilevel surgery on gait parameters in children with spastic cerebral palsy 

    Lamberts, Robert P.; Burger, Marlette; Du Toit, Jacques; Langerak, Nelleke G. (Public Library of Science, 2015)
    Background: Three-dimensional gait analysis (3DGA) is commonly used to assess the effect of orthopedic single-event multilevel surgery (SEMLS) in children with spastic cerebral palsy (CP). Purpose: The purpose of ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Synovial haemangioma as a cause for a traumatic haemarthrosis of the knee - a case report 

    Joubert, E. (Champagne Media, 2013)
    ENGLISH ABSTRACT: An adult patient presented with repeated episodes of haemarthrosis of the knee. No trauma history could be elicited. An arthroscopy of his knee was performed and a lesion identified. Histologic examination ...
  • Shallow-water spinal injuries : devastating but preventable 

    Vlok, A. J.; Petersen, I.; Dunn, R. N.; Stander, J. (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010)
    Background: Shallow-water diving injuries have devastating consequences for patients and their families, requiring intensive use of resources in both the acute and rehabilitative phases of injury. With the final clinical ...
  • 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.
  • 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 ...
  • Rugby and cervical spine injuries - has anything changed : a 5-year review in the Western Cape 

    Dunn, Robert Neil; Van der Spuy, Dirk (Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG), 2010)
    Objectives. To review the incidence of all rugby-associated cervical spine injuries in the Western Cape and identify risk factors. Methods. We reviewed case notes and X-rays of 27 male patients with rugby-related cervical ...