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Editorial Board


Dr Nang-Man Raymond Wong

Deputy Editor-in-Chief

Dr Tun-Hing Lui


Dr Siu-Bon Woo

DePuty e-Editor

Dr Chun-Hong Ivan Pang

Associate Editors

Dr Wai-Lam Chan

Dr Chi-Kit Chiu

Dr Ka-Kin Cheung

Dr Sheung-Tung Ho

Prof Leung-Kim Hung

Dr Wing-Lok Kam

Dr Yuen-Fai Leung

Dr Chun-Man Ma

Dr Kwai-Ming Siu

Prof Kai-Tsun Michael To

Dr Siu-Fai Yip


The Journal of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rehabilitation is the official peer-reviewed publication of the Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association and the Hong Kong College of Orthopaedic Surgeons. We welcome articles that contribute to orthopaedics, trauma and orthopaedic rehabilitation related knowledge from all countries.

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Bone Mineral Density and Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover During the First Year of Injury in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury

Description of article

Background: Spinal cord injury (SCI) is associated with bonemass loss that can be complicated by fractures, which result in further disabilities for patients. After a SCI, the body starts losing large amounts of calciumand otherminerals inthe urine (demineralisation). This studyaimed to assess the changes in bonemineral density (BMD) during the 1st year of acute SCI in patients with neurological deficit. Methods: A total of 95 patients with acute SCI and neurological deficit were evaluated in this prospective study. Haematological investigations such as evaluation of serum calcium, serum phosphate, serum creatinine, and serum alkaline phosphatase (ALP) were carried out. Urinary investigations such as 24- hour urinary creatinine level and excretion of calcium and phosphate in the urine were measured. BMD was measured using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scan with Hologic QDR 2000 scanner (Explorer). All of the aforementioned parameters were measured again at 3, 6, and 12 months. Results: Serum ALP at 1-year follow up was significantly raised (p < 0.05). The BMD at 1-year follow up had statistically significant lower values than the initial BMD at the hip (p < 0.05), proximal tibia (p < 0.00l), and distal tibial epiphysis (p < 0.001). The BMD in motor-complete SCI patients [American Spinal Injury Association (ASIA) grades A and B] had significant lower values than motor-incomplete SCI patients (ASIA C and D) at the hip (p < 0.05) and proximal tibial epiphysis (p < 0.05). Conclusion: There was a marked decrease in BMD in metaphyseal sites than below the neurological deficit level with maximum decrease at the proximal tibia during the 1st year of SCI. Although the markers of osteoblastic activity did not show much change, the decrease in BMD was influenced by the neurological recovery after SCI.

Author: Roop Singh, Rajesh Kumar Rohilla, Gaurav Saini, Narender Kumar Magu, Kiranpreet Kaur et al.

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Bicipitoradial Bursitis: A Review of Clinical Presentation and Treatment

Description of article

The bicipitoradial bursa lies at the insertion of the biceps tendon on the radial tuberosity. It is an unusual site for chronic bursitis and most often results from repetitive mechanical trauma or overuse. Other causes include tuberculosis, immunological complications of rheumatological disease and synovial chondromatosis. Accurate diagnosis requires imaging studies and sometimes histological study. It can be treated conservatively with aspiration and steroid injection. Surgical excision of the bursa is indicated in the case of infection cause, failed conservative treatment with recurrence of the enlarged bursa and pain after aspiration, presence of nerve compression with neurological impairment, mechanical limitation to flexion, and extension of the elbow or biceps tendon degeneration and/or functional impairment.


Tsz-Lung Choi, Tun-Hing Lui


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Quiz of the month: A 15-year-old boy presented with right elbow pain and stiffness for few months especially after strenuous exercise. He needs to have regular table tennis training about 4-5 hours per day. The MRI and X-ray of his right elbow are shown.

What is your radiological diagnosis?   MRI of the same elbow is illustrated.    osteochondritis dissecans of right elbow at the capitellum  

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