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Leave against medical advice (LAMA) from in-patient orthopaedic treatment 12243 107 0 24 12374
The differential diagnosis of neurogenic and referred leg pain 1429 3497 0 21 4947
Post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP): A practical guide 73 3438 0 0 3511
A deadly bed partner: m'Fesi (Mozambique spitting cobra) 2684 66 0 29 2779
Iliopsoas tendon impingement following total hip replacement surgery 2542 166 0 40 2748
The classification of chronic osteomyelitis 2242 167 0 21 2430
Standardised post-operative radiographs for volar radial plate fixation: the '22/11 X-ray' 1810 78 0 30 1918
Do some of the newer COX-2 inhibitors cross-react with sulfonamide antibiotics? An overview 1457 433 0 11 1901
Tuberculosis of the hip joint region in children 1624 177 0 14 1815
Proximal humerus fractures - Part 1: Conservative management 1241 404 0 33 1678
Bell's cruciate paralysis: a rare neurological diagnosis 1464 178 0 15 1657
MRI findings of cyclops lesions of the knee 1543 73 0 29 1645
Giant cell tumour of the tendon sheath (GCT-TS) in the foot: A case report 1386 63 0 22 1471
Achilles tendinopathy - Part 1: Aetiology, diagnosis and non-surgical management 1138 110 0 27 1275
The shelf life of sterile medical devices 1015 198 0 16 1229
Adult acquired flat foot deformity: The joint-preserving procedures in stage II tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction 1010 179 0 26 1215
Restoration of teardrop angle (TDA) in distal radius fractures treated with volar locking plates 1076 116 0 19 1211
Vitamin D and health: a historical overview 1098 82 0 22 1202
Corticosteroid usage in hand and wrist surgery 1120 67 0 14 1201
The Oxford Shoulder Score: Cross-cultural adaptation and translational validation into Afrikaans 1083 79 0 18 1180
Management of femur neck fractures in young adults under the age of 60 years 911 159 0 53 1123
Revision total hip arthroplasty: addressing acetabular bone loss 702 387 0 27 1116
Lumbar disc herniation in a 9-year-old child 1067 21 0 11 1099
Teaching and training in orthopaedics 978 105 0 10 1093
Outcomes of intramedullary nailing for open fractures of the tibial shaft 954 121 0 17 1092
Biceps pulley lesions associated with subscapularis tears and subacromial impingement: The triad of the rotator interval lesion 980 59 0 22 1061
Role of ultrasound as a non-invasive method of diagnosis of chronic exertional compartment syndrome 934 105 0 11 1050
A practical way to calibrate digital radiographs in hip arthroplasty 936 92 0 14 1042
Immediate postoperative prosthesis (IPOP) utilisation in septic and tumour amputees in a government hospital 332 675 0 17 1024
A morphometric study of the clavicle 913 76 0 28 1017
Controversies in the management of tibial plateau fractures 824 178 0 14 1016
Metatarsophalangeal joint instability of the lesser toes: review and surgical technique 737 245 0 17 999
Treatment of distal radius metaphyseal fractures in children: a case report and literature review 797 181 0 16 994
Current concepts in the management of open tibia fractures 430 519 0 39 988
Meta-analysis: Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask 597 308 0 39 944
Surgical anatomy of the sciatic nerve and its relationship to the piriformis muscle with a description of a rare variant 755 115 0 52 922
Cross-screw technique for the modified Lapidus procedure using headless compression screws 740 130 0 30 900
The medical management of spinal tuberculosis 829 55 0 12 896
Private practice (RWOPS) and overtime for state-employed specialists 837 37 0 0 874
Ulnar impaction syndrome: A case series and imaging approach 783 55 0 28 866
Treatment of chronic anterior shoulder dislocations: Limited goal surgery 681 151 0 19 851
Osteosarcoma: Pathology, staging and management 92 754 0 0 846
Range of movement, power and pinch grip strength post flexor tendon repair 718 98 0 28 844
Epidemiology of traumatic orthopaedic injuries at Princess Marina Hospital, Botswana 677 115 0 34 826
Greater trochanteric pain syndrome 628 177 0 11 816
Bilateral ankylosis of the hip: A case report 730 66 0 12 808
Early application of the Thomas splint for femur shaft fractures in a Level 1 Trauma Unit 714 70 0 17 801
Bone loss in total knee replacement: a rational approach to management 539 230 0 22 791
The aetiology of acute traumatic occupational hand injuries seen at a South African state hospital 626 115 0 31 772
Subpubic cartilaginous cyst: A rare cause of a pelvic soft tissue mass 717 23 0 21 761
Canterbury index: an accurate predictor of fracture redisplacement? 598 137 0 23 758
Primary malignant bone tumours: Epidemiological data from an Orthopaedic Oncology Unit in South Africa 560 167 0 27 754
Minimally invasive CT-guided excision of osteoid osteoma and other small benign bone tumours: a single centre case series in South Africa 616 102 0 35 753
Occipito-cervical fusion: review of surgical indications, techniques and clinical outcomes 638 80 0 31 749
Orthopaedic training in South Africa 707 24 0 0 731
Outcomes of treatment of displaced midshaft clavicle fractures in adolescents using titanium elastic nails 635 74 0 20 729
Clinical assessment of the flexor digitorum superficialis muscle to the fifth finger -accuracy of common tests 635 79 0 14 728
Retention of medical records 58 659 0 0 717
Debilitating sciatica following a sacral fracture: A case report 644 42 0 29 715
Circular external fixation in the management of tibial plateau fractures in patients over the age of 55 years 629 51 0 34 714
A survey of the management of posterior malleolar ankle fractures in South Africa 608 69 0 32 709
The management of chronic osteomyelitis: Part I - Diagnostic work-up and surgical principles 476 196 0 19 691
Pin tract sepsis: Incidence with the use of circular fixators in a limb reconstruction unit 591 81 0 17 689
Treatment of lunate and perilunate dislocations with a combined approach and anchor repair of the dorsal scapholunate interosseous ligament 40 633 0 13 686
Outcomes of the treatment of gunshot fractures of lower extremities with interlocking nails 570 94 0 22 686
The accessory soleus muscle causing tibial nerve compression neuropathy: A case report 617 57 0 12 686
Imaging diagnosis of muscle herniation of the forearm 619 39 0 26 684
Management of tibial non-unions: Prospective evaluation of a comprehensive treatment algorithm 543 105 0 35 683
Circular external fixator application for midshaft tibial fractures: Surgical technique 507 155 0 19 681
Short-term results following two-stage revision for periprosthetic joint infection 471 85 0 121 677
The use of three-dimensional models in tibial plateau fractures 539 70 0 56 665
Intraneural lipoma of the common peroneal nerve: A case report and review of the literature 592 51 0 19 662
The risk of early complications in patients with hand infections 521 79 0 61 661
Major disruption of the pelvic ring during normal vaginal delivery: A case report 581 64 0 15 660
The X-Ray Knee instability and Degenerative Score (X-KIDS) to determine the preference for a partial or a total knee arthroplasty (PKA/TKA) 577 54 0 24 655
Gunshot tibia fractures treated with intramedullary nailing: A single centre retrospective review 547 89 0 16 652
Assessment of emotional distress and parenting stress among parents of children with clubfoot in south-western Nigeria 552 78 0 21 651
Femoral lengthening in children 516 81 0 52 649
An epidemiology of paediatric cervical spine injuries at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital over a ten-year period 512 79 0 58 649
A rare case of angioleiomyoma around the ankle: case report and review of literature 365 257 0 24 646
The management of acute lateral ankle sprains: a survey of South African surgeons and best evidence available 509 123 0 13 645
Pharmaceutical management of bone catabolism: the bisphosphonates 497 119 0 27 643
Infantile Blount's disease 442 159 0 41 642
Intramedullary nailing of tibial non-unions using the suprapatellar approach: a case series 496 92 0 52 640
Risser sign: trends in a South African population 583 31 0 24 638
Challenges and controversies in defining and classifying tibial non-unions 530 80 0 24 634
An assessment of the three-point index in predicting the redisplacement of distal radial fractures in children 271 343 0 18 632
The accuracy of pre-operative digital templating in total hip arthroplasty performed in a low-volume, resource-constrained orthopaedic unit 479 96 0 54 629
Complications following acute severe haematogenous osteomyelitis of the long bones in children 449 140 0 34 623
Cerebral palsy care in South Africa: a paradigm shift 537 84 0 0 621
Incidence and risk factors for extended post-operative length of stay following primary hip arthroplasty in a South African setting 534 57 0 29 620
Correlation of Soft tissue Projection in Injured NEcks (CSPINE) - Prevertebral soft tissue measurement in paediatric cervical spine trauma 489 69 0 56 614
Overlapping pubic symphysis dislocation: a case report and proposal of a classification system 544 53 0 15 612
Incidence of syndesmotic injuries in all different types of ankle fractures 145 434 0 24 603
Common mistakes when writing the conclusion of a research manuscript 523 77 0 0 600
Management of complex proximal humerus fractures in the elderly: what is the role of open reduction and internal fixation? 415 129 0 51 595
Short-term results of grade III open tibia fractures treated with circular fixators 437 78 0 76 591
Isolated loss of flexor pollicis longus function after plating of the radius 527 41 0 15 583
Glenoid hypoplasia: A case series of ten shoulders 529 36 0 17 582
Civilian gunshot wounds of the spine: A literature review 478 73 0 27 578
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