Articles by Dr. Paul Phipps








Femoral-head osteonecrosis

Femoral-head osteonecrosis Characteristics Occurs most commonly in the 20–50 age group. Bilateral: 50% of idiopathic cases, or 80% in steroid-induced cases. Commonly seen following intracapsular…



Ankylosing spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis Characteristics Spondyloarthropathy affecting 5/1000 of the Caucasian population – only 10% develop significant symptoms. Predominantly a genetic aetiology (>90%) with HLA B27 conferring…



Achilles tendonopathy/rupture

Achilles tendonopathy/rupture Characteristics Describes pathology of the combined tendon of the gastro-soleus complex, which inserts onto the calcaneum. Three stages of injury: Paratenonitis. Tendonosis with…