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Research

I worked on a thesis for my MS Orthopaedic Degree between July 1986 and June 1989. The study was to evaluate the role of CT scanning as a diagnostic tool in Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Prolapse.

While studying for the MCh in Orthopaedics as an external candidate, I completed a thesis on Haemophilic Arthropathy of the Elbow. This work was done during my Registrar rotation at the Royal Free Hospital, which has a large Haemotology Department. The thesis was part of a BOA podium presentation and the work is being carried on with a view to publication.

I regularly use the Internet and can handle several computer software packages. I use Medline, EMBASE and the Cochrane Library for literature searches.

Other studies currently in progress:

  • Assessing the effectiveness of spinal nerve root blocks versus caudal epidurals.
  • Catheter study- Does catheter insertion after joint replacement increase the risk of infection?
  • Multicentre study to assess metal ion release after resurfacing arthroplasty of the hip - a comparison of Nitrided titanium prosthesis and cobalt-chrome-molybdenum prosthesis
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