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July-December 2018| Vol 28| Issue 2

Original Article

Locking compression plate in distal intra-articular femoral fractures: The swashbuckler's approach

Background: Distal femoral intra-articular fractures present a serious surgical challenge to an orthopedic surgeon. These fractures are usually complex and are difficult to treat, and the ope...

Original Article

Delay in presentation and challenges of treatment of complicated abdominal wall hernias in rural Southeast Nigeria

Background: Delay in presentation and treatment of abdominal wall hernias is phenomenal in Africa. The three-pronged problem of delayed presentation, multiple comorbidities, and advancing age...

Original Article

Acute appendicitis at University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin city

Background: Acute appendicitis is the most common surgical abdominal emergency worldwide. The diagnosis is mainly clinical and the treatment of choice is appendicectomy. Aim: The aim o...

Short Technique

Emergency intraoperative construction of a suture needle from a hypodermic/injection needle

This article provides surgeons with a simplistic method to convert an injection needle into a suture needle in the operating theater itself. In the following procedure, we take an injection needle a...

Letter to Editor

Parosteal osteosarcoma of the maxilla: A case report and review of the literature

Sir, In the latest published issue of the Nigerian Journal of Surgical Sciences, Omoregie et al.[1] described nicely a case of parosteal osteosarcoma (PO) of the maxilla in a Nigerian patient. I as...

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