• Simultaneous bilateral Mason type IIb radial head fractures in a young female: Was an increased carrying angle the cause?

      Raval, Pradyumna; Ni Fhoghlu, Cliodhna; Narayan Mahapatra, Anant; Department of Orthopaedics, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, County Louth, Ireland (Wolters Kluwer Health, 2015)
      Radial head fracture is the most common type of elbow fracture in adults. It results from a fall on an outstretched hand. However, simultaneous bilateral radial head fractures are extremely rare. We report a case of simultaneous bilateral mason type IIb radial head fractures in a young female, which was treated nonoperatively with excellent results
    • Synchronous association of rectal adenocarcinoma and three ileal carcinoids: a case report.

      McHugh, Seamus M; O'Donnell, Jill; Gillen, Peter; Department of Surgery, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Ireland, UK., seamusmchugh@rcsi.ie (2012-02-01)
      BACKGROUND: Synchronous midgut carcinoids with gastrointestinal adenocarcinoma are a rare but recognised association. CASE PRESENTATION: The patient, a 74 year old woman, underwent anterior resection for a low rectal adenocarcinoma. Intra-operatively 3 serosal deposits of tumour were noted in the distal ileum. Histology revealed these to be ileal carcinoids. CONCLUSION: During resection of a gastrointestinal tumour, a thorough inspection of the abdominal cavity should be undertaken to investigate the possibility of metastatic secondaries or a synchronous tumour as is reported in this case.
    • Tightrope fixation of ankle syndesmosis injuries: clinical outcome, complications and technique modification.

      Naqvi, Gohar A; Shafqat, Aseer; Awan, Nasir; Department of Orthopaedics, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, Ireland. drgoharabbas@hotmail.com (2012-06)
      Ankle syndesmotic injuries are complex and require anatomic reduction and fixation. Tightrope fixation is a relatively new technique and we present the largest series of syndesmosis fixation using Arthrex Tightrope™ (Naples, FL, USA).
    • Traumatic posterior dislocation of the hip in a 3-year-old child.

      Forde, James C; Khan, Khalid S; Awan, Nasir; Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda,, County Louth, Ireland. fordejames@yahoo.com (2012-02-01)
      We report the case of a traumatic posterior dislocation of the hip in a 3-year-old boy. After a fall in the garden, the boy was brought to our emergency department where an x-ray confirmed a posterior dislocation of his right hip. A successful prompt reduction was performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. This uncommon injury represents an orthopedic emergency and requires prompt reduction to lessen the risk of complications including avascular necrosis of the femoral head.