Roisin T Dolan, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Waterford Regional Hospital, X91 ER8E Waterford, Ireland
Joseph S Butler, National Spinal Injuries Unit, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, D07 AX57 Dublin, Ireland
John M O’Byrne, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Cappagh National Orthopaedic Hospital, D11 K316 Dublin, Ireland
Ashley R Poynton, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Mater Private Hospital, D07 WKW8 Dublin, Ireland
Author contributions: All authors had significant contributions to the conception and design of the review article; Dolan RT and Butler JS contributed to drafting the article; O’Byrne JM and Poynton AR were responsible for revising it critically for important intellectual content.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors declare no conflict of interest.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Roisin T Dolan, MA, MD, MRCSI, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Waterford Regional Hospital, Dunmore Rd., X91 ER8E Waterford, Ireland. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: December 26, 2014
Peer-review started: December 29, 2014
First decision: February 10, 2015
Revised: October 12, 2015
Accepted: November 3, 2015
Article in press: November 4, 2015
Published online: January 18, 2016