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Bone & Joint Open
Vol. 3, Issue 2 | Pages 145 - 151
7 Feb 2022
Robinson PG Khan S MacDonald D Murray IR Macpherson GJ Clement ND


Golf is a popular pursuit among those requiring total hip arthroplasty (THA). The aim of this study was to determine if participating in golf is associated with greater functional outcomes, satisfaction, or improvement in quality of life (QoL) compared to non-golfers.


All patients undergoing primary THA over a one-year period at a single institution were included with one-year postoperative outcomes. Patients were retrospectively followed up to assess if they had been golfers at the time of their surgery. Multivariate linear regression analysis was performed to assess the independent association of preoperative golfing status on outcomes.

The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 102-B, Issue 7 | Pages 912 - 917
1 Jul 2020
Tahir M Chaudhry EA Zimri FK Ahmed N Shaikh SA Khan S Choudry UK Aziz A Jamali AR


It has been generally accepted that open fractures require early skeletal stabilization and soft-tissue reconstruction. Traditionally, a standard gauze dressing was applied to open wounds. There has been a recent shift in this paradigm towards negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT). The aim of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes in patients with open tibial fractures receiving standard dressing versus NPWT.


This multicentre randomized controlled trial was approved by the ethical review board of a public sector tertiary care institute. Wounds were graded using Gustilo-Anderson (GA) classification, and patients with GA-II to III-C were included in the study. To be eligible, the patient had to present within 72 hours of the injury. The primary outcome of the study was patient-reported Disability Rating Index (DRI) at 12 months. Secondary outcomes included quality of life assessment using 12-Item Short-Form Health Survey questionnaire (SF-12), wound infection rates at six weeks and nonunion rates at 12 months. Logistic regression analysis and independent-samples t-test were applied for secondary outcomes. Analyses of primary and secondary outcomes were performed using SPSS v. 22.0.1 and p-values of < 0.05 were considered significant.

The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 96-B, Issue 10 | Pages 1392 - 1395
1 Oct 2014
Dhinsa BS Gregory JJ Nawabi DH Khan S Pollock R Aston WJ Skinner JA Briggs TWR

In patients with a tumour affecting the distal ulna it is difficult to preserve the function of the wrist following extensive local resection. We report the outcome of 12 patients (nine female, three male) who underwent excision of the distal ulna without local soft-tissue reconstruction. In six patients, an aggressive benign tumour was present and six had a malignant tumour. At a mean follow-up of 64 months (15 to 132) the mean Musculoskeletal Tumour score was 64% (40% to 93%) and the mean DASH score was 35 (10 to 80). The radiological appearances were satisfactory in most patients. Local recurrence occurred in one patient with benign disease and two with malignant disease. The functional outcome was thus satisfactory at a mean follow-up in excess of five years, with a relatively low rate of complications. The authors conclude that complex reconstructive soft-tissue procedures may not be needed in these patients.

Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2014;96-B:1392–5.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 83-B, Issue 4 | Pages 506 - 509
1 May 2001
Gozzard C Bannister G Langkamer G Khan S Gargan M Foy C

Of 586 employed patients with a whiplash injury 40 (7%) did not return to work. The risk was increased by three times in heavy manual workers, two and a half times in patients with prior psychological symptoms and doubled for each increase of grade of disability. The length of time off work doubled in patients with a psychological history and trebled for each increase in grade of disability. The self-employed were half as likely to take time off work, but recovered significantly more slowly than employees.