Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma

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Sonographic bridging callus at six weeks following displaced midshaft clavicle fracture can accurately predict healing

Jamie A NicholsonWilliam M OliverTom J MacGillivrayC Michael RobinsonA Hamish R W Simpson

Bone Joint Res. 2021 Feb; DOI: 10.1302/2046-3758.102.BJR-2020-0341.R1

Ultrasound combined with clinical risk factors can accurately predict fracture healing at six weeks following a displaced midshaft clavicle fracture


The prevalence, mortality, and associated risk factors for developing COVID-19 in hip fracture patients: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Nicholas D. ClementNathan NgCameron J. SimpsonRobyn F. L. PattonAndrew James HallA. Hamish. R. W. SimpsonAndrew D. Duckworth

Published Online:22 Dec 2020

The aims of this meta-analysis were to assess: 1) the prevalence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in hip fracture patients; 2) the associated mortality rate and risk associated with COVID-19; 3) the patient demographics associated with COVID-19; 4) time of diagnosis; and 5) length of follow-up after diagnosis of COVID-19.


Targeting rehabilitation to improve outcomes after total knee arthroplasty in patients at risk of poor outcomes: randomised controlled trial

David J BeardKaren L BarkerGary J MacfarlaneChristopher E TuckAndrew StoddartTimothy WiltonJames D HutchinsonGordon D MurrayA Hamish R W SimpsonTRIO investigators

BMJ, 2020; DOI: 10.1136/bmj.m3576

To evaluate whether a progressive course of outpatient physiotherapy offers superior outcomes to a single physiotherapy review and home exercise based intervention when targeted at patients with a predicted poor outcome after total knee arthroplasty.