Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Joint | Treatment with Total Hip Replacement

What is Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip? Bones are living tissue, and like all living tissue they rely on blood vessels to bring blood to keep them alive.¬†When disease or injury prevents the blood supply from flowing freely to a bone, cells in the bone begin to die. As the bone withers, the surrounding … Continue reading

Repair of Torn Discoid Lateral Meniscus

Discoid Lateral Meniscus – How to Repair It A lateral meniscus is an important shock absorber for the lateral compartment of the knee joint. Whilst the medial compartment of the knee joint is largely convex (femur end) and concave (tibia end) and hence conforming even in the absence of the medial meniscus, the lateral compartment … Continue reading

Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Tear – Treatment by Arthroscopy

Wrist Arthroscopy for TFCC Tear (Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain) What Is TFCC? Triangular Fibro Cartilage Complex Found in the wrist joint It is the ligamentous and cartilaginous structures that suspend the distal radius and ulnar carpus from the distal ulna Causes of TFCC Tears Falls onto pronated hyperextended wrist Power-drill injuries in which the drill binds … Continue reading

An Arthroscopic (Key-hole) Treatment of Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow is a common cause of lateral sided elbow pain. Contrary to the given name, many sufferers of tennis elbow do not necessarily play tennis. The diagnosis is usually straight forward. The area of the tennis elbow pain can be identified with one finger and it is usually on the outer bony prominence of … Continue reading

A Football Injury – Organising Haematoma Mimicking as a Leg Cancerous Tumour

A haematoma, or hematoma, is a localized collection of blood outside the blood vessels, usually in liquid form within the tissue. This distinguishes it from an ecchymosis, which is the spread of blood under the skin in a thin layer, commonly called a bruise. Chronic expanding haematoma of soft tissue is a rare entity. It … Continue reading