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The Bone & Joint Journal
Vol. 104-B, Issue 8 | Pages 972 - 979
1 Aug 2022
Richardson C Bretherton CP Raza M Zargaran A Eardley WGP Trompeter AJ


The purpose of this study was to determine the weightbearing practice of operatively managed fragility fractures in the setting of publically funded health services in the UK and Ireland.


The Fragility Fracture Postoperative Mobilisation (FFPOM) multicentre audit included all patients aged 60 years and older undergoing surgery for a fragility fracture of the lower limb between 1 January 2019 and 30 June 2019, and 1 February 2021 and 14 March 2021. Fractures arising from high-energy transfer trauma, patients with multiple injuries, and those associated with metastatic deposits or infection were excluded. We analyzed this patient cohort to determine adherence to the British Orthopaedic Association Standard, “all surgery in the frail patient should be performed to allow full weight-bearing for activities required for daily living”.

The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery British Volume
Vol. 56-B, Issue 3 | Pages 427 - 437
1 Aug 1974
Porter BB Richardson C Vainio K

1. One hundred and twenty-three patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had synovectomy and excision of the head of the radius performed on 154 elbows have been reviewed one to six years after operation.

2. The severity of the disease process at the time of operation was graded radiologically and an attempt made to relate this to the results.

3. Overall, the clinical results were most satisfactory; more than 70 per cent of the patients were pleased with the outcome. When radiographic deterioration of the joint was taken into account, however, only 54 per cent achieved a "satisfactory" result.

4. Clearance of the synovium through combined medial and lateral incisions gave better results than a lateral approach alone.

5. When the disease was far advanced by the time of operation any good results were likely to be short-lived.

6. The indications for synovectomy of the rheumatoid elbow are discussed in the light of these findings.