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The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 89-B, Issue 3 | Pages 382 - 387
1 Mar 2007
Knight DMA Birch R Pringle J

We reviewed 234 benign solitary schwannomas treated between 1984 and 2004. The mean age of the patients was 45.2 years (11 to 82). There were 170 tumours (73%) in the upper limb, of which 94 (40%) arose from the brachial plexus or other nerves within the posterior triangle of the neck. Six (2.6%) were located within muscle or bone. Four patients (1.7%) presented with tetraparesis due to an intraspinal extension.

There were 198 primary referrals (19 of whom had a needle biopsy in the referring unit) and in these patients the tumour was excised. After having surgery or an open biopsy at another hospital, a further 36 patients were seen because of increased neurological deficit, pain or incomplete excision. In these, a nerve repair was performed in 18 and treatment for pain or paralysis was offered to another 14.

A tender mass was found in 194 (98%) of the primary referrals. A Tinel-like sign was recorded in 155 (81%). Persistent spontaneous pain occurred in 60 (31%) of the 194 with tender mass, impairment of cutaneous sensibility in 39 (20%), and muscle weakness in 24 (12%).

After apparently adequate excision, two tumours recurred. No case of malignant transformation was seen.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 89-B, Issue 1 | Pages 141 - 141
1 Jan 2007

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 88-B, Issue 5 | Pages 658 - 664
1 May 2006
Lee RS Weitzel S Eastwood DM Monsell F Pringle J Cannon SR Briggs TWR

Osteofibrous dysplasia is an unusual developmental condition of childhood, which almost exclusively affects the tibia. It is thought to follow a slowly progressive course and to stabilise after skeletal maturity. The possible link with adamantinoma is controversial and some authors believe that they are part of one histological process.

We retrospectively reviewed 16 patients who were diagnosed as having osteofibrous dysplasia initially or on the final histological examination. Their management was diverse, depending on the severity of symptoms and the extent of the lesion. Definitive (extraperiosteal) surgery was localised ‘shark-bite’ excision for small lesions in five patients. Extensive lesions were treated by segmental excision and fibular autograft in six patients, external fixation and bone transport in four and proximal tibial replacement in one. One patient who had a fibular autograft required further excision and bone transport for recurrence. Six initially underwent curettage and all had recurrence. There were no recurrences after localised extraperiosteal excision or bone transport. There were three confirmed cases of adamantinoma.

The relevant literature is reviewed. We recommend extraperiosteal excision in all cases of osteofibrous dysplasia, with segmental excision and reconstruction in more extensive lesions.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 85-B, Issue 7 | Pages 1077 - 1083
1 Sep 2003
Briggs TWR Mahroof S David LA Flannelly J Pringle J Bayliss M

We have performed a prospective, single-surgeon study analysing the histological results of autologous chondrocyte implantation.

Fourteen patients underwent autologous chondrocyte implantation of the knee and were evaluated at one year by clinical assessment and arthroscopy. Standard staining was used to examine the sections. In addition, in situ hybridisation was used to establish type-IIa and type-IIb collagen mRNA expression and immunolocalisation techniques demonstrated the positions of type-II and type-X collagen.

Eight patients regenerated hyaline cartilage and also contained type-X collagen in the deepest layers and type-II collagen in the deep layers. Three demonstrated fibrocartilage and had type-II collagen in the deep layers. In situ hybridisation revealed that all 14 samples had the potential to express both type-IIa and type-IIb collagen.

We have shown that one year after the initial implantation chondrocytes are capable of producing type-II collagen and that they continue to proliferate and mature.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 85-B, Issue 2 | Pages 223 - 230
1 Mar 2003
Bentley G Biant LC Carrington RWJ Akmal M Goldberg A Williams AM Skinner JA Pringle J

Autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI) and mosaicplasty are both claimed to be successful for the repair of defects of the articular cartilage of the knee but there has been no comparative study of the two methods. A total of 100 patients with a mean age of 31.3 years (16 to 49) and with a symptomatic lesion of the articular cartilage in the knee which was suitable for cartilage repair was randomised to undergo either ACI or mosaicplasty; 58 patients had ACI and 42 mosaicplasty. Most lesions were post-traumatic and the mean size of the defect was 4.66 cm2. The mean duration of symptoms was 7.2 years and the mean number of previous operations, excluding arthroscopy, was 1.5. The mean follow-up was 19 months (12 to 26).

Functional assessment using the modified Cincinatti and Stanmore scores and objective clinical assessment showed that 88% had excellent or good results after ACI compared with 69% after mosaicplasty. Arthroscopy at one year demonstrated excellent or good repairs in 82% after ACI and in 34% after mosaicplasty. All five patellar mosaicplasties failed.

Our prospective, randomised, clinical trial has shown significant superiority of ACI over mosaicplasty for the repair of articular defects in the knee. The results for ACI are comparable with those in other studies, but those for mosaicplasty suggest that its continued use is of dubious value.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 79-B, Issue 1 | Pages 26 - 30
1 Jan 1997
Remedios D Saifuddin A Pringle J

We have reviewed 13 operations on 11 patients using curettage and polymethylmethacrylate cement for giant-cell tumour of bone (GCT) to assess the value of radiology in the early detection of recurrence. There were four recurrences, the most specific radiological sign on plain radiography was lysis of 5 mm or more at the cement-bone interface. This preceded clinical signs by a mean of four months and was identified at a mean of 3.75 months after operation. There was not always a complete sclerotic margin around the cement, but when it was present, there was never evidence of recurrence. MRI was helpful in assessing cases with evidence of recurrence.

Frequent surveillance with plain radiography should continue for one year after operation irrespective of clinical signs of recurrence. When the appearance of the plain radiographs suggests recurrence, MRI should be performed and followed by image-guided needle biopsy.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 73-B, Issue 3 | Pages 498 - 500
1 May 1991
Stoker D Cobb J Pringle J

Needle biopsies, performed on 208 consecutive patients and interpreted at the London Bone Tumour Service over a two-year period, were reviewed. A correct diagnosis was reached in 97% (133 out of 137) using this technique alone. Needle biopsy is safe and accurate when undertaken in consultation within a bone tumour service; it offers considerable advantages to both patient and surgeon over conventional open biopsy.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 72-B, Issue 6 | Pages 959 - 965
1 Nov 1990
Kavanagh T Cannon Pringle J Stoker D Kemp H

We have reviewed 20 cases of parosteal osteosarcoma treated by wide local resection and prosthetic replacement and followed up for six to 17 years. Limb function was excellent in 85%. One patient with grade III histological disease developed pulmonary metastases. Four patients had local recurrences, which were related to repeated preliminary biopsies, inappropriate siting of biopsy and vascular encroachment by the tumour. After this mode of treatment, the outcome was not related to medullary invasion by the tumour.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 64-B, Issue 3 | Pages 276 - 281
1 Jun 1982
Catterall A Pringle J Byers P Fulford G Kemp H

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 64-B, Issue 3 | Pages 269 - 275
1 Jun 1982
Catterall A Pringle J Byers P Fulford G Kemp H Dolman C Bell H McKibbin B Ralis Z Jensen O Lauritzen J Ponseti I Ogden J

There are differences of opinion about the pathogenesis of Perthes' disease. All are agreed that it is due to ischaemia, but the cause of this and the size and number of infarctions are in dispute. Through the generosity of the contributors six whole femoral heads and core biopsies of five other cases have been studied radiographically and histologically. The findings ranged from an ischaemic arrest of ossification in the capital articular cartilage without infarction to multiple complete infarctions of the epiphysial bone. The ensuing reparative process contributes to the pathology, which is of a range to warrant grading or grouping.