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The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 99-B, Issue 9 | Pages 1223 - 1231
1 Sep 2017
Tucker A Donnelly KJ McDonald S Craig J Foster AP Acton JD


We reviewed all patients who sustained a fracture of the hip and were treated in Northern Ireland over a period of 15 years to identify trends in incidence, the demographics of the patients, the rates of mortality, the configuration of the fracture and the choice of implant.

Patients and Methods

Since 01 January 2001 data about every fracture of the hip sustained in an adult have been collected centrally in Northern Ireland. All adults with such a fracture between 2000 and 2015 were included in the study. Temporal changes in their demographics, the mode of treatment, and outcomes including mortality were analysed.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 74-B, Issue 4 | Pages 575 - 578
1 Jul 1992
Craig J Govender S

Eight patients with neurofibromatosis presented with symptoms of cervical spine involvement over a period of 17 years, five of them within the second decade of life. The symptoms included neurological deficit in five, a neck mass in four, and deformity in three; only two complained of pain. Osteolysis of vertebral bodies with kyphosis of more than 90 degrees was the most common radiological feature. Posterior fusion failed in the one patient in whom it was performed. Good results were achieved by anterior fusion, alone, or combined with posterior fusion. Surgical complications included one death in a patient with a malignant neurofibroma, and one case of transient neurological deterioration.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 58-B, Issue 1 | Pages 84 - 87
1 Feb 1976
Craig J van Vuren J

Spasm or contracture of the gastrocnemius muscle is predominantly responsible for the equinus deformity of the foot in cerebral palsy. Its release is therefore logical in the treatment of all cases which do not respond to conservative measures. The authors have demonstrated, by the use of metal markers and radiographic control at operation, that adequate release cannot be achieved by severance of the calcaneal tendon alone, and that in order to ensure relaxation of the gastrocnemius muscle, the operation of choice is gastrocnemius recession by the method of Strayer, coupled with lengthening of the calcaneal tendon to deal with such degree of the deformity as may be attributable to shortening of the soleus. A survey of 100 limbs treated by this method revealed a recurrence rate of equinus of 9% and a degree of calcaneus deformity resulting in inadequate push-off in 3% of cases after an average follow-up period of six years.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 55-B, Issue 3 | Pages 478 - 481
1 Aug 1973
Beighton P Craig J

1. The case is described of an eight-year-old girl with the Morquio syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type IV) who died from acute tetraplegia, due to atlanto-axial subluxation which occurred during general anaesthesia.

2. Hypoplasia of the dens of the axis vertebra entails a high risk of vertebral dislocation and spinal cord damage especially in circumstances such as general anaesthesia when excessive movements of the head may occur.