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The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 106-B, Issue 5 | Pages 515 - 515
1 May 2024
Kayani B D. Luo T S. Haddad F

Bone & Joint Open
Vol. 1, Issue 6 | Pages 267 - 271
12 Jun 2020
Chang J Wignadasan W Kontoghiorghe C Kayani B Singh S Plastow R Magan A Haddad F


As the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic passes, the challenge shifts to safe resumption of routine medical services, including elective orthopaedic surgery. Protocols including pre-operative self-isolation, COVID-19 testing, and surgery at a non-COVID-19 site have been developed to minimize risk of transmission. Despite this, it is likely that many patients will want to delay surgery for fear of contracting COVID-19. The aim of this study is to identify the number of patients who still want to proceed with planned elective orthopaedic surgery in this current environment.


This is a prospective, single surgeon study of 102 patients who were on the waiting list for an elective hip or knee procedure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Baseline characteristics including age, ASA grade, COVID-19 risk, procedure type, surgical priority, and admission type were recorded. The primary outcome was patient consent to continue with planned surgical care after resumption of elective orthopaedic services. Subgroup analysis was also performed to determine if any specific patient factors influenced the decision to proceed with surgery.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 93-B, Issue 4 | Pages 568 - 568
1 Apr 2011
Haddad F

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 91-B, Issue 9 | Pages 1125 - 1126
1 Sep 2009
Oussedik S Haddad F

Recent publication of reports showing high revision rates for hip and knee replacements carried out in Independent Sector Treatment Centres (ISTCs) has raised doubts regarding their ability to provide high quality healthcare. The high revision rates also create a financial burden to the NHS. The poor quality of data collected at ISTCs makes their performance difficult to evaluate. Funds may be better spent improving existing NHS facilities rather than establishing parallel ISTCs.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 90-B, Issue 7 | Pages 952 - 956
1 Jul 2008
Haddad F Chemali R Maalouf G

Dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica of the left proximal femur was diagnosed in an eight-month-old girl. At the age of 18 months, radiographs of the hip and MRI showed overgrowth and loss of containment of the femoral head. She underwent resection of the superior portion of the head and neck of the femur at the age of 2.5 years. Six months later further radiographs and an MR scan show that the mass has increased in size and that hip containment has been lost. Further plain radiographs have shown that the left knee, ankle and spine were involved.

To the authors’ knowledge, this is the first report of dysplasia epiphysealis hemimelica involving both the lower limb and the spine. A review of the literature is presented.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 86-B, Issue 1 | Pages 27 - 30
1 Jan 2004
Hallam P Haddad F Cobb J

We have investigated nine patients with cemented Furlong (JRI, London, UK) titanium hip replacements who presented with early pain despite a well-fixed, aseptic prosthesis. All were followed up clinically and radiologically at regular intervals. Pain was located in the thigh and was worse at night. Radiographs showed cortical hypertrophy of the femur around the tip of the stem. Eight of the nine patients subsequently required single-stage revision using an uncemented prosthesis, which relieved the pain. At revision, the pH of the tip of the stem was found to be highly acidic with macroscopic evidence of corrosion consisting of multiple layers of titanium oxides when studied by X-ray dispersive analysis. Cemented titanium implants have a potential for crevice corrosion leading to cortical hypertrophy and intractable pain.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 83-B, Issue 1 | Pages 22 - 28
1 Jan 2001
Bentley G Haddad F Bull TM Seingry D

We have treated 101 patients with scoliosis secondary to muscular dystrophy over a 13-year period; 64 had Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy, 33 spinal muscular atrophy and four congenital muscular dystrophy.

The patients underwent a modified Luque (87) or Harrington-Luque instrumentation (14) combined with a limited Moe fusion in all except 27 cases. A mean of 13 levels was instrumented. The mean preoperative sitting Cobb angle was 84° (10 to 150) and the mean postoperative angle 40° (52% correction). Most patients (96%) were able to discard their braces and there was a high level of patient satisfaction (89.6%).

Less correction was seen for severe curves, and there was a greater recurrence of postoperative pelvic tilt in those patients not instrumented to the sacrum. Although the incidence of minor or temporary complications was high, these occurred chiefly in the early high-risk patients with very severe curves and considerable pre-existing immobility.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 77-B, Issue 6 | Pages 922 - 923
1 Nov 1995
Haddad F Williams R

We randomised 50 patients with extracapsular fractures of the femoral neck to receive either a bupivacaine femoral nerve block or systemic analgesia alone. A femoral nerve block was found to be an easy and effective procedure which significantly reduced perioperative analgesic requirements and postoperative morbidity.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 77-B, Issue 2 | Pages 329 - 330
1 Mar 1995
Haddad F Levell N Dowd P Cobb A Bentley G

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 41-B, Issue 3 | Pages 499 - 506
1 Aug 1959
Murray RO Haddad F

1. The radiological features of skeletal hydatid disease are discussed. Osseous lesions occur in about 1 to 2 per cent of cases, bone being involved only after the embryos have passed the filters provided firstly by the liver and secondly by the lungs. At first, ill defined areas of translucency appear which are not diagnostic. In developed lesions, clear-cut destructive areas, with a surrounding sclerotic reaction, become visible. The cysts thin and expand the cortex and tend to spread throughout an affected bone. In advanced stages the cortex is ruptured, and exuberant hydatid cyst growth takes place in the adjacent soft tissue. Around this an ectocyst forms, which may later calcify, indicating death of the parasite. The progress of the disease is very slow.

2. Three cases of affection of the thoracic spine are described, and the differential diagnosis is considered, particularly from plasmacytoma and neurofibroma. Each case presented with cord pressure symptoms. Operative decompression relieved these totally in one case, incompletely in another, and not at all in the third and most advanced case.

3. With rapid and easy travel in the modern world hydatid disease is liable to be seen in areas where it is not endemic.