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Bone & Joint Open
Vol. 2, Issue 6 | Pages 443 - 456
28 Jun 2021
Thompson JW Corbett J Bye D Jones A Tissingh EK Nolan J


The Exeter V40 cemented polished tapered stem system has demonstrated excellent long-term outcomes. This paper presents a systematic review of the existing literature and reports on a large case series comparing implant fractures between the Exeter V40 series; 125 mm and conventional length stem systems.


A systematic literature search was performed adhering to the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) criteria. In parallel, we performed a retrospective single centre study of Exeter V40 femoral stem prosthetic fractures between April 2003 and June 2020.

The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 99-B, Issue 2 | Pages 171 - 174
1 Feb 2017
Tissingh EK Sudlow A Jones A Nolan JF


The importance of accurate identification and reporting of surgical site infection (SSI) is well recognised but poorly defined. Public Health England (PHE) mandated collection of orthopaedic SSI data in 2004. Data submission is required in one of four categories (hip prosthesis, knee prosthesis, repair of neck of femur, reduction of long bone fracture) for one quarter per year. Trusts are encouraged to carry out post-discharge surveillance but this is not mandatory. Recent papers in the orthopaedic literature have highlighted the importance of SSI surveillance and the heterogeneity of surveillance methods. However, details of current orthopaedic SSI surveillance practice has not been described or quantified.

Patients and Methods

All 147 NHS trusts in England were audited using a structured questionnaire. Data was collected in the following categories: data collection; data submission to PHE; definitions used; resource constraints; post-discharge surveillance and SSI rates in the four PHE categories. The response rate was 87.7%.

The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 98-B, Issue 12 | Pages 1662 - 1667
1 Dec 2016
Teoh KH von Ruhland C Evans SL James SH Jones A Howes J Davies PR Ahuja S


We present a case series of five patients who had revision surgery following magnetic controlled growing rods (MGCR) for early onset scoliosis. Metallosis was found during revision in four out of five patients and we postulated a mechanism for rod failure based on retrieval analysis.

Patients and Methods

Retrieval analysis was performed on the seven explanted rods. The mean duration of MCGR from implantation to revision was 35 months (17 to 46). The mean age at revision was 12 years (7 to 15; four boys, one girl).

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 90-B, Issue 5 | Pages 619 - 621
1 May 2008
Andrews J Jones A Davies PR Howes J Ahuja S

We have examined the outcome in 19 professional rugby union players who underwent anterior cervical discectomy and fusion between 1998 and 2003. Through a retrospective review of the medical records and telephone interviews of all 19 players, we have attempted to determine the likelihood of improvement, return to professional sport and the long-term consequences. We have also attempted to relate the probability of symptoms in the neck and radicular pain in the arm to the position of play. Neck and radicular pain were improved in 17 patients, with 13 returning to rugby, the majority by six months after operation. Of these, 13 returned to their pre-operative standard of play, one to a lower level and five have not played rugby again. Two of those who returned to the game have subsequently suffered further symptoms in the neck, one of whom was obliged to retire. The majority of the players with problems in the neck were front row forwards.

A return to playing rugby union after surgery and fusion of the anterior cervical spine is both likely and safe and need not end a career in the game.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 37-B, Issue 3 | Pages 440 - 442
1 Aug 1955
Webb-Jones A