• Clostridium perfringens infection complicating periprosthetic fracture fixation about the hip: successful treatment with early aggressive debridement.

      Baker, Joseph F; Vioreanu, Mihai H; Harty, James A; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland. joseph.f.baker@gmail.com (2012-07-13)
      Periprosthetic fracture and infection are both challenges following hip arthroplasty. We report the case of an 87 year old female who underwent open reduction and internal fixation of a periprosthetic femoral fracture. Her post-operative course was complicated by infection with Clostridium perfringens. Early aggressive antibiotic treatment and surgical debridement were successful, and allowed retention of the original components.
    • Radiographic findings after pubic symphysiotomy: mean time to follow-up of 41.6 years.

      Galbraith, John G; Murphy, Kevin P; Baker, Joseph F; Fleming, Pat; Marshall, Nina; Harty, James A; Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (J.G.G., J.F.B., P.F., and J.A.H.) and Department of Radiology (K.P.M. and N.M.), Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. E-mail address for J.A. Harty: jaharty@hotmail.com. (2014-01-01)
      Pubic symphysiotomy is a rarely performed procedure in which the pubic symphysis is divided to facilitate vaginal delivery in cases of obstructed labor. Recently, many obstetricians have shown renewed interest in this procedure. The purpose of this paper is to report the long-term radiographic findings for patients who had undergone pubic symphysiotomy compared with the radiographic appearance of a group of age-matched and parity-matched controls.