Blog & Insight

News from Mr. Williams practice

Reliability evaluation of inter-eminence line, Akagi and Dalury lines for intraoperative tibial rotation: An osteology-based study

Mr. Williams is pleased to author a paper in “The Knee”, the official journal of the British, Austrailian and German Surgical Knee Societies. Following another successful collaboration with St Georges Medical School and The Museum of London, this paper studies the usefulness of currently used landmarks and presents a new technique that surgeons can use when implanting a […]

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Are you getting enough Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is essential to maintaining good overall health, but the Welsh population may be more at risk of a deficiency due to the lack of sunlight in autumn and winter. Find out how you can keep your levels topped up and avoid a deficiency.

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Rheumatology & Orthopaedic Postgraduate Study Day

Mr Williams was delighted to have the opportunity to give a talk to GP’s from all over West Wales at the postgraduate centre in Prince Phillip Hospital recently. It was a great opportunity to discuss the challenges pertinent to the primary care environment and for Mr Williams to highlight the hip and knee replacement services […]

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NHS Surgery waits up by 400% in Wales since 2013

Mr Williams is concerned by the findings of a recent report by Mr Tim Havard, regional director of the Royal College Surgeons, on the NHS waiting times for total hip and total knee joint replacement surgery in Wales. Five times as many patients in Wales are waiting more than a year for surgery compared to […]

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Does Medial Overhang Of The Greater Trochanter Influence Femoral Stem Position During Cemented Hip Arthroplasty?

Mr Williams work continues with colleagues from St Georges Medical School, London, and the Museum of London. A presentation was made at EFORT 2017 in Vienna last month (with publication shortly to follow) on the influence of the greater trochanter on femoral stem positioning during total hip replacement surgery. An audio recording of the presentation […]

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Clinical Anatomy Publication

Mr. Williams and his co authours from St Georges Medical School and The Centre for Human Bioarchaeology, Museum of London, are very pleased to announce the publication of their original research related to the Innonimate Tubercle of the proximal femur. A link to the paper can be found here.

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New appointment as The Royal College of Surgeons of England Surgical Tutor

Mr. Williams was humbled to be appointed The Royal College Surgeons of England Representative for the Hywel Dda University NHS Health Board. As well as a local pastoral role for junior surgeons, other responsibilities of this post include attending all Wales policy meetings where it is hoped that improvements in the standard of surgical training and […]

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Angel nurses – Carmarthen Journal

Mr Williams was delighted to see appropriate recognition and praise for the nurses in his NHS team in a recent kind letter to the Carmarthen Journal. Nursing care in both the NHS and private sector is an essential part of the success of a hip or knee operation.

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Surgical Honey Research To Counter Infection

Co-authors Mr Rhodri Williams and Mr Rhydian Morgan-Jones – both consultant orthopaedic surgeons in South Wales with a specialist interest in revision surgery – talk to Bulletin Magazine about using surgical honey as a way to counter infection in an age of increasing bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

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Welsh Orthopedic Society 2107

The 2017 Welsh Orthopaedic Society annual meeting was deemed to be a huge success associated with the high-quality scientific content and the excellent invited lectures. Mr. Williams was delighted to chair one of the scientific sessions and was also honoured to be appointed as the new Treasurer of the Welsh Orthopaedic Society in the annual general meeting.

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Acetic Acid as Part of a Debridement Protocol During Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

Mr Williams and his co authors investigated a novel adjuvant chemical debridement strategy using acetic acid (AA) that seeks to create a hostile environment for microorganisms. They also report the first orthopaedic in vivo series using an AA soak in infected TKAs as well as investigated the in vitro efficacy of AA against bacteria isolated from these […]

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Improving the consenting process

Informed consent is an important aspect in patient care. Failings in this area may result in patient dissatisfaction. Therefore, Mr. Williams and his co-authours set up a project to assess current practice in consenting and then instituted changes to achive best practice. The findings of the study were published in BMJ Quality Improvement Reports and can […]

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Are you a binge exerciser?

The new year can be associated with good intentions! Dean Locking, managing director of Physiotherapy Wales, and lead physiotherapist at BMI Werndale, reminds us of the perils of binge exercising. “People overdo it and wake up with delayed onset muscle soreness and sometimes feel just awful” he is quoted in an interview in The Times newspaper.  

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Epidemic of fractures during a period of snow and ice: has anything changed 33 years on?

As a trauma surgeon, Mr. Williams has an interest in how adverse weather conditions may influence the number of orthopaedic fractures seen in the Emergency Department (ED) and if the situation has improved over recent decades. Therefore, Mr. Williams set up a  research project to give insight into how trauma demand may have changed within the […]

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