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A radiological review of cervical spine injuries from an accident and emergency department. Has the ATLS made a difference?

Published in The Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine, 1995; 12; 189-190

S H Palmer, M Maheson

Stroke following neck injury in a rugby player: a case report

Published in Injury, 1995; vol 26, no 8; 555-556. S H Palmer, M Paterson and

in “Children in Sport: Proceedings of the 1st Bath Sports Medicine Conference”, July 1995

A case report demonstrating the different treatment options of displaced fractures of the proximal humerus.

Published in Injury, 1995; vol 26, no 10; 702-704. S H Palmer, M Bishay, A C Ross

and The Journal of the Canadian Society of Orthopaedic Technologists. April 1996

Needle thoracocentesis in tension pneumothorax: insufficient cannula length and potential failure.

Published in Injury, 1996;vol 27, no 5; 321-322. S Britten, S H Palmer, T Snow

and (abstract) - proceedings of the British Trauma Society.

Published in Injury, 1996;vol 27, no 5; 367.

Chest wall thickness limiting adequate drainage of tension pneumothorax by needle thoracocentesis.

Publication in Journal of accident and emergency medicine. 1997 S Britten, S H Palmer

A useful tip for distal interlocking in femoral intra-medullary nailing

Published in Injury, 1996; vol 27, no.7; 528. S H Palmer, S Britten, S Ellis

The customised angled blade plate for the treatment of metaphyseal fractures in patients with poor bone stock.

S H Palmer, R Handley, K Willett. Published in Injury 31 (2000) 187-191

and (abstract) - proceedings of the British Trauma Society.

Published in Injury 1998; 29: 154

The use of orthopaedic POSSUM scoring for fractured neck of femur patients with bone cement implantation syndrome.

Published in British J Bone Joint Surg.

Volume 92-B, 544. C Brook, M Dodd, S Palmer


Tourniquet induced rhabdomyolysis after a total knee replacement

Published in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, November 1994; 76; 416-417. S H Palmer, G Graham

Catastrophic tibial wear after Robert Brigham unicondylar knee replacements

Published in Clin. Orthop. 1998; no 350: 143 - 173. S H Palmer, P J Morrison, A C Ross

Kneeling ability after total knee replacement.

SH Palmer, CT Servant, J Maguire, E Parish, O Aung-Kyi, MJ Cross

Published in British J Bone Joint Surg. 2002 Vol 84-B: 220 - 222

Surgical reconstruction of severe maltracking.

S H Palmer, S Machan, E Parish, J Maguire, CJT Servant, M Cross

Published in Clin. Orthop.and Rel Research. 2004; no 418: 1-7

How accurate is Whiteside's line as a reference axis in Total Knee Arthroplasty

F Middleton, S H Palmer Published in The Knee, 14, 2007, 204-207 Use of a continual passive motion (CPM) machine to reduce blood loss in uncemented total knee replacement DM Rose, W Rahman, H Chan, AJ Trompeter

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - British Volume, Vol 91-B, Issue SUPP_I, 31.

Knee flexion significantly reduces blood loss and transfusion rate after uncemented total knee arthroplasty. The Internet Journal of Orthopedic Surgery 2009 : Volume 11 Number 1

Predicting anterior cruciate ligament integrity in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2009 Jun;17(6):595-9. Epub 2009 Jan 23

AJ Trompeter, K Gill, MAC Appleton, SH Palmer

Pivot shift test is of limited relevance in the arthritic knee.

J Knee Surg. 2010 Sep;23(3):131-5M Dodd, A Trompeter, T Harrison, S H Palmer

Foot and Ankle

A randomized controlled study of intra-articular marcain vs normal saline in patients undergoing day case ankle arthroscopy

F Middleton. S Umarji. R Venn. S H Palmer

Published in British J Bone Joint Surg 2006 Dec;88(12):1603-5

Functional outcome of untreated tendo-achilles ruptures in the older patient.

J Owen, K Baker, S Palmer, P Cooke

Published in British J Bone Joint Surg (Br). 2008; 90-B: Supp. 1; 12

Second toe proximal phalanx interposition bone graft to correct a failed Kellers arthroplasty. A new technque.

Patel S, Palmer S H. Foot Ankle Surg. 2009:15(3):149-51.

A functional and radiological comparison of scarf osteotomy and chevron osteotomy in patients with hallux vaulgus.

Submitted to J Foot Ankle Surg

Jakub Kaczynski, E Fawzy, S H Palmer

Prospective assessment of dorsal cheilectomy for hallux rigidus using a patient-reported outcome score.

J Foot Ankle Surg.2010 May-June;49(3):232-7, 2010 March.

T Harrison, E Fawzy, F Dinah, S H Palmer

A comparative study of radiation dose and screening time between mini C-arm and standard fluroscopy in elective foot and ankle surgery.

Dawe EJ, Fawzy E, Kaczynski J, Hassman P, Palmer SH.

Foot Ankle Surg. 2011 Mar;17(1):33-6. Epub 2010 Jan 25

A prospective review of patients undergoing dorsal cheilectomy and sesamoid release for hallux rigidus of the great toe.

MTPJ. E Fawzy, T Harrison, F Dinah, J Alvey, S H Palmer. J Bone Joint Surg Vol 93-B 2011: 32

Self-induced hypnosis for bilateral ankle arthroscopy,

S Palmer. Br. J. Anaesth. (2011) 106 (2): 282.

Prospective review of medium term outcome following interpositional arthroplasty fro hammer toe deformity correction.

Foot and ankle surgery 17:4 2011: 256-258. M Atinga, L Dodd, J Foote, S Palmer

A Comparison of the Readability of Two Patient-reported Outcome Measures Used to evaluate Foot Surgery

Alvey J, Palmer S, Otter S.

J Foot Ankle Surg. 2012 Jul;51(4):412-4. Epub 2012 May 1

Outcomes after the Stainsby procedure in the lesser toes: an alternative for the correction of rigid claw toe deformity.

Dodd L, Atinga M, Foote J, Palmer S.

J Foot Ankle Surg. 2011 Sep-Oct;50(5):522-4. Epub 2011 Jun 16.


A review of 121 patients with spinal stenosis treated by “targeted” surgical decompression (abstract).

Published in J Bone Joint Surg (Br). 1997; 79-B: supp. 1; 100. S H Palmer, A C Ross

Gonadal irradiation in young female scoliosis patients: a review of 231 x-rays

Published in European Spine Journal 1998 7:278-271 S H Palmer, H Starritt,

M Paterson

Upper Limb and Hand

Recovery of shoulder movements in patients with complete denervation of the deltoid muscle.

Published in Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

November 1998 80;6: 413 - 415

S H Palmer, A C Ross

A new spiral technique for flexor tendon shortening in hand surgery.

Journal of Hand Surgery. 2002. N Savva, S Palmer


The pathology of bone allograft.

Published in J Bone Joint Surg 1999 Vol. 81-B, No.2, 333-335

S H Palmer, M Gibbons, N Athanasou and letter in JBJS 81-B, No 5, 935.

A randomised prospective trial to compare two designs of hydroxyapatite coated femoral stems for total hip replacement –what shape of stem is best?

J Bone Joint Surg 2010; 92-B: SUPP-1, pg 182. J Edge, K Gill, SH Palmer

Published Book Chapters:

Total knee arthroplasty: published by “emedicine”, a web based health textbook.

S H Palmer, Dr M Cross.

The angled interlocked blade plate in the treatment of osteoporotic fractures: published in “internal fixation in osteoporosis”, edited by Prof. H. An, University of California, USA. S H Palmer