C Charalambous

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Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Operating out of hours in acute orthopaedics: variations amongst surgeons and regions in the United Kingdom
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Flat 204, 159 Hathersage Road, Manchester M13 0HX, UK
    Injury 36:1306-10. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Availability of orthopaedic trauma lists in the United Kingdom
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Orthopaedics, Manchester, UK
    Injury 36:1156-8. 2005
  3. ncbi request reprint Radial head fracture in the medial collateral ligament deficient elbow; biomechanical comparison of fixation, replacement and excision in human cadavers
    C P Charalambous
    Centre for Hand and Upper Limb Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, UK
    Injury 37:849-53. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Purely intra-articular versus general anesthesia for proposed arthroscopic partial meniscectomy of the knee: a randomized controlled trial
    Charalambos P Charalambous
    Department of Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, England
    Arthroscopy 22:972-7. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint The Wrightington approach to the radial head: biomechanical comparison with the posterolateral approach
    Charalambos P Charalambous
    Department of Upper Limb Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Hand Surg Am 32:1576-82. 2007
  6. doi request reprint Posttraumatic elbow stiffness
    Charalambos P Charalambous
    Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 8NR, United Kingdom
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:1428-37. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Gastric adenocarcinoma metastatic to the skin: a report
    C Charalambous
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 11:143-4. 2002
  8. pmc Casting versus surgical fixation for grade IIIA open tibial diaphysial fractures in children: effect on the rate of infection and the need for secondary surgical procedures to promote bone union
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Int Orthop 29:392-5. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Chest reexploration in the intensive care unit after cardiac surgery: a safe alternative to returning to the operating theater
    Charalambos P Charalambous
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:191-4. 2006
  10. doi request reprint Hamstring tendon harvesting--Effect of harvester on tendon characteristics and soft tissue disruption; cadaver study
    C P Charalambous
    Knee Reconstruction Unit, Department of Orthopaedics, North Manchester General, UK
    Knee 16:183-6. 2009

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Operating out of hours in acute orthopaedics: variations amongst surgeons and regions in the United Kingdom
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Flat 204, 159 Hathersage Road, Manchester M13 0HX, UK
    Injury 36:1306-10. 2005
    ..Our results demonstrate variability both amongst individual surgeons as well as amongst different regions in the United Kingdom...
  2. ncbi request reprint Availability of orthopaedic trauma lists in the United Kingdom
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Orthopaedics, Manchester, UK
    Injury 36:1156-8. 2005
    ..Twenty-one percent of responding hospitals did not have a dedicated trauma theatre. Our results suggest that most units have a long way to go in meeting national standards regarding the availability of orthopaedic trauma lists...
  3. ncbi request reprint Radial head fracture in the medial collateral ligament deficient elbow; biomechanical comparison of fixation, replacement and excision in human cadavers
    C P Charalambous
    Centre for Hand and Upper Limb Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, UK
    Injury 37:849-53. 2006
    ..Our results suggest that in the elbow with medial collateral ligament injury and two-part radial head fracture, fixation is overall biomechanically superior as compared to replacement and excision...
  4. ncbi request reprint Purely intra-articular versus general anesthesia for proposed arthroscopic partial meniscectomy of the knee: a randomized controlled trial
    Charalambos P Charalambous
    Department of Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, England
    Arthroscopy 22:972-7. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to compare intra-articular anesthesia alone versus general anesthesia with regard to ease of the procedure, level of postoperative pain, and patient satisfaction when partial meniscectomy is anticipated...
  5. ncbi request reprint The Wrightington approach to the radial head: biomechanical comparison with the posterolateral approach
    Charalambos P Charalambous
    Department of Upper Limb Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Hand Surg Am 32:1576-82. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if there is any difference in laxity changes between using the posterolateral versus the Wrightington approach in performing surgery upon the radial head in a cadaveric model...
  6. doi request reprint Posttraumatic elbow stiffness
    Charalambos P Charalambous
    Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, Lancashire FY3 8NR, United Kingdom
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 94:1428-37. 2012
    ..Extrinsic contractures of the elbow may be treated with open or arthroscopic release, whereas intrinsic and combined contractures may require tissue release as well as partial or total arthroplasty...
  7. ncbi request reprint Gastric adenocarcinoma metastatic to the skin: a report
    C Charalambous
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Eur J Cancer Care (Engl) 11:143-4. 2002
    ..We report a case of a patient with gastric adenocarcinoma who at presentation had multiple, clinically benign-looking skin nodules. Biopsy of these revealed metastatic deposits...
  8. pmc Casting versus surgical fixation for grade IIIA open tibial diaphysial fractures in children: effect on the rate of infection and the need for secondary surgical procedures to promote bone union
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Int Orthop 29:392-5. 2005
    ..In two cases the applied external fixator had to be re-aligned. Our results suggest that manipulation and casting is a reliable treatment for open tibial fractures in children...
  9. ncbi request reprint Chest reexploration in the intensive care unit after cardiac surgery: a safe alternative to returning to the operating theater
    Charalambos P Charalambous
    Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Ann Thorac Surg 81:191-4. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the outcome of patients who had chest reexploration in the intensive care unit (ICU) for bleeding or cardiovascular instability after heart surgery...
  10. doi request reprint Hamstring tendon harvesting--Effect of harvester on tendon characteristics and soft tissue disruption; cadaver study
    C P Charalambous
    Knee Reconstruction Unit, Department of Orthopaedics, North Manchester General, UK
    Knee 16:183-6. 2009
    ..Our results suggest that the type of harvester per se can influence the length of tendon harvested as well as soft tissue disruption. Requesting such data from the industry prior to deciding which harvester to use seems desirable...
  11. ncbi request reprint Proximal humeral internal locking system (PHILOS) for the treatment of proximal humeral fractures
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Burnley General Hospital, Burnley, UK
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 127:205-10. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to describe early results of a new internal locking system, PHILOS, used for the treatment of proximal humeral fractures...
  12. pmc Inter- and intra-observer variation of the Schatzker and AO/OTA classifications of tibial plateau fractures and a proposal of a new classification system
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 89:400-4. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the intra- and inter-observer variation of the Schatzker and AO/OTA classifications in assessing tibial plateau fractures, using plain radiographs...
  13. doi request reprint Posterolateral rotatory laxity following surgery to the head of the radius: biomechanical comparison of two surgical approaches
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Upper Limb Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, Hall Lane, Appley Bridge, Wigan, UK
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 91:82-7. 2009
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  14. doi request reprint A modification of the McLaughlin procedure for persistent posterior shoulder instability: technical note
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Shoulder Surgery, Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Hazel Grove, Stockport, UK
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 129:753-5. 2009
    ..We present the case of a patient with persistent posterior instability following traumatic posterior glenohumeral dislocation, successfully treated with our new technique...
  15. doi request reprint Posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Upper Limb Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, Hall Lane, Appley Bridge, Wigan WN6 9EP, UK
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 90:272-9. 2008
    ..Surgical treatment has given consistently successful results. Open reconstruction of the lateral ligaments with a tendon graft has been the procedure of choice, with arthroscopic techniques emerging as a potential alternative...
  16. pmc The Tag Test for Dupuytren's Surgery
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Upper Limb Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, Appley Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 9EP, UK
    Hand (N Y) 4:270-1. 2009
    ..Digital nerve injury is a well-recognised complication of surgical treatment for Dupuytren's disease. We describe a simple test, the Tag test, that can be used intra-operatively to help identification of the digital nerves...
  17. ncbi request reprint Weight bearing following intra-articular steroid injection of the knee: survey of current practice and review of the available evidence
    C Charalambous
    University Department of Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester M13 OHX, UK
    Rheumatol Int 22:185-7. 2002
    ..Intra-articular steroid therapy is one of the most common clinical procedures performed by rheumatologists. There is wide variation in the postoperative instructions given to patients following such injections...
  18. ncbi request reprint Excision arthroplasty following shoulder replacement
    Charalambos P Charalambous
    Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, UK
    Acta Orthop Belg 77:448-52. 2011
    ..We report four cases of excision arthroplasty following a shoulder replacement, one performed for infection and three for instability. Excision arthroplasty resulted in very poor function with pain improvement in only two cases...
  19. doi request reprint The low contact stress patellofemoral replacement: high early failure rate
    C P Charalambous
    Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool FY3 8NR, UK
    J Bone Joint Surg Br 93:484-9. 2011
    ..The early results of the use of the low contact stress patellofemoral replacement are disappointing with a high rate of revision. We cannot therefore recommend its use...
  20. ncbi request reprint Soft tissue infections of the extremities in an orthopaedic centre in the UK
    C P Charalambous
    University Department of Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    J Infect 46:106-10. 2003
    ..To determine the spectrum, and clinical impact of acute extremity soft tissue infections, encountered in the Orthopaedic service of an inner city hospital in UK...
  21. pmc Factors delaying surgical treatment of hip fractures in elderly patients
    C P Charalambous
    University Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 85:117-9. 2003
    ..Published guidelines recommend early surgical treatment of hip fractures in elderly patients. Understanding the factors that delay surgical intervention is essential in order to introduce changes that will facilitate early treatment...
  22. pmc Foot pump prophylaxis for deep venous thrombosis-rate of effective usage following knee and hip arthroplasty
    C Charalambous
    University Department of Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Int Orthop 27:208-10. 2003
    ..Effective usage was 60.2% overall at night and 36.4% during the day. Our results question the efficiency of foot pumps in deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in the context of a true clinical setting...
  23. ncbi request reprint Gradual distraction using an external fixator followed by open reduction in the treatment of chronic lunate dislocation
    C P Charalambous
    Orthopaedic Department, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Whinney Heys Road, Blackpool, FY3 8NR, UK
    Hand Surg 15:27-9. 2010
    ..We have successfully used this technique in a rugby player with an undiagnosed chronic lunate dislocation. Our case was able to return to competitive rugby playing...
  24. pmc Reduced delays in A&E for elderly patients with hip fractures
    C P Charalambous
    University Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 85:200-3. 2003
    ..The new protocol also reduces administrative workload for the on-call orthopaedic SHOs...
  25. ncbi request reprint Acute carpal tunnel syndrome: two rare cases
    C P Charalambous
    University Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Hand Surg 8:117-8. 2003
    ..We describe two rare cases of this condition, one secondary to pyogenic infection and one secondary to prolonged pressure on the upper limb brought on by overdose...
  26. ncbi request reprint Septic arthritis following intra-articular steroid injection of the knee--a survey of current practice regarding antiseptic technique used during intra-articular steroid injection of the knee
    C P Charalambous
    Clin Rheumatol 22:386-90. 2003
    ..Further large prospective studies are needed to determine how frequently septic arthritis of the knee is encountered post steroid injection, and the exact precautions that should be taken to avoid it...
  27. ncbi request reprint Management of osteoporosis in an orthopaedic department: audit improves practice
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, UK
    Int J Clin Pract 56:620-1. 2002
    ..00001) of patients with hip fractures and 81% (p < 0.00001) of those with distal radius fractures were investigated, started on treatment or referred to a consultant physician for the management of osteoporosis...
  28. ncbi request reprint Early versus delayed surgical treatment of open tibial fractures: effect on the rates of infection and need of secondary surgical procedures to promote bone union
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Injury 36:656-61. 2005
    ..77). We were unable to demonstrate any significant difference in infection rates or need of secondary procedures to promote bone union, between early and delayed surgical treatment of open tibial fractures...
  29. ncbi request reprint Superficial branch of the radial nerve piercing the brachioradialis tendon to become subcutaneous: an anatomical variation with clinical relevance
    M Tryfonidis
    University of Sheffield, Medical School, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TN, UK
    Hand Surg 9:191-5. 2004
    ..We recommend that this anatomical anomaly is looked for and if present dealt with during surgical treatment of Wartenberg's syndrome, as it is likely to predispose to chronic compression neuropathy...
  30. ncbi request reprint Comparison of peripheral and central venous pressures in critically Ill patients
    C Charalambous
    Intensive Care Unit, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Anaesth Intensive Care 31:34-9. 2003
    ..However, as changes in PVP parallel, in direction, changes in CVP, serial measurements of PVP may have a value in determining volume status and guiding fluid therapy in critically ill patients...
  31. pmc The development of a protocol in using day surgery for minor orthopaedic trauma patients
    C P Charalambous
    University Department of Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 85:28-31. 2003
    ..6%) or next (35.6%) day of their operation. We suggest a protocol whereby patients with minor trauma are brought back to day surgery. This could potentially reduce pressures on bed availability...
  32. doi request reprint Outcome of stemmed shoulder hemi-arthroplasty revision
    M Ravenscroft
    Shoulder Unit, Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Stockport, UK
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 129:797-9. 2009
    ..We report our experience of revision of failed stemmed shoulder hemi-arthroplasty for causes other than infection...
  33. pmc A maximally sensitive clinical decision rule to reduce the need for radiography in mandibular trauma
    C Charalambous
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 87:259-63. 2005
    ..CONCLUSIONS: A simple decision rule is presented that can be used to exclude the need for radiography in a subset of patients with mandibular trauma...
  34. doi request reprint Hybrid monolateral-ring fixator for bone transport in post-traumatic femoral segmental defect: a technical note
    C P Charalambous
    Hope Hospital, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 129:225-6. 2009
    ..We propose that such combination can provide sufficient stability for bone tranport to be successfully completed...
  35. pmc Improving osteoporosis assessment in the fracture clinic
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Hope Hospital, University of Manchester, Salford, UK
    Ann R Coll Surg Engl 91:596-8. 2009
    ..The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of different ways of referring patients to an osteoporosis assessment service at an orthopaedic fracture clinic of a hospital in the UK...
  36. ncbi request reprint Double dislocation of the proximal and distal interphalangeal joints of the little finger
    C P Charalambous
    University Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Int J Clin Pract 56:816. 2002
    ..This was reduced under a digital nerve block. Neighbour finger strapping and early mobilisation achieved a full range of movements at both joints when reviewed three weeks after the initial injury...
  37. ncbi request reprint Bone-cement interface strength in distal radii using two medullary canal preparation techniques: carbon dioxide jet cleaning versus syringed saline
    M J Ravenscroft
    Department of Upper Limb Surgery, Wrightington Hospital, Appley Bridge, Wigan, Lancashire, WN6 9EP, UK
    Hand Surg 15:95-8. 2010
    ..We compared the push out strengths of cement plugs in sections of human cadaveric radii that had been prepared using either syringed saline or carbon dioxide jet cleaning...
  38. ncbi request reprint Case report: managing fractures in non-compliant alcoholic patients--a challenging task
    C P Charalambous
    Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
    Alcohol Alcohol 38:357-9. 2003
    ..Lower limb fractures, on the other hand, should be dealt with by external fixation and in-patient detoxification. It is imperative that the alcohol dependence is addressed if we are to decrease non-compliance...
  39. ncbi request reprint Corticosteroid compared with hyaluronic acid injections for the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee
    Charalambos P Charalambous
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 86:874; author reply 874. 2004
  40. doi request reprint The distance between the sural nerve and ideal portal placements in lateral subtalar arthroscopy: a cadaveric study
    Marios Tryfonidis
    Foot Ankle Int 29:842-4. 2008
    ..The aim of this cadaveric study was to assess and compare the distance of lateral subtalar arthroscopy portal sites to the sural nerve and its branches...
  41. ncbi request reprint Can the need for future surgery for acute traumatic anterior shoulder dislocation be predicted?
    Charalambos P Charalambous
    J Bone Joint Surg Am 90:444; author reply 444. 2008
  42. ncbi request reprint Posterior ankle arthroscopy portal safety regarding proximity to the tibial and sural nerves
    Marios Tryfonidis
    Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust, United Kingdom
    Acta Orthop Belg 74:370-3. 2008
    ..The two medial and two lateral posterior portals are equivalent in terms of safety...