Ömer Faruk Özkan

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BACKGROUND L-carnitine has been shown to enhance wound healing. There has, however, not been sufficient research on the effect carnitine has on diabetic wound healing. We investigated the relationship between the viability of full thickness skin grafts (FTSGs) and fibronectin (FN) serum levels in diabetic rats that were administered carnitine. MATERIALS(More)
INTRODUCTION Spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis longus (EPL) tendon has been reported after trauma, rheumatoid arthritis and sports. Rupture may also occur as a consequence of the use of anabolic steroids for recreational purposes, or systemic steroids for the treatment of a variety of medical conditions. CASE REPORT We present a case report of(More)
In September 2010, a bilateral hand allotransplantation was performed on a 28-year-old man who had suffered amputations at the level of 1/3 of the proximal forearm on the right and 1/3 of the distal forearm on the left 2 years previously. This was the first hand transplantation case in Turkey. Preoperative organization, legal difficulties, technical aspects(More)
BACKGROUND Tendon lacerations are most commonly managed with surgical repair. Postoperative complications such as adhesions and ruptures often occur with immobilization. Early postoperative mobilization is therefore advised to minimize complications and time required to return to daily life. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether botulinum neurotoxin(More)
BACKGROUND Several studies showed the detrimental effect of pedicle torsion on flap survival; however, the impact of hemodilution in this peculiar condition has never been investigated. This study evaluated the effect of acute normovolemic and hypervolemic hemodilution on flap survival in a perforator flap with twisted pedicle model. METHODS Sixty-three(More)
OBJECTIVE Using a single patient case study, we aimed to look at the interaction between full face transplantation and subsequent somatosensory representation in the cortex. METHODS We present a patient with full face transplantation who has recovered primary sensory modalities. The patient also has facial sensations such as touch perception in sensory(More)
We describe the first rescue procedure in a case of total face allotransplantation. The recipient was a 54-year-old man with severe disfigurement of the entire face following an accidental gunshot injury 5 years previously. The large defect included the maxilla, mandible, and mid-face. Full face procurement was performed from a multiorgan cadaveric donor(More)
Conventional procedures can usually prevent cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakages, but they may not work for complicated cases. In this case presentation, we demonstrated the effectiveness of combined omental and latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flaps for management of difficult CSF fistula. A reverse turnover latissimus dorsi musculocutaneous flap and(More)
AIM This study aimed to investigate the effects of L-carnitine, with its known antioxidant properties and positive effects on wound healing, on the healing of colon anastomosis in a cecal ligation and puncture sepsis model in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 40 Sprague-Dawley rats were used. The rats were randomly divided into four groups of 10 (n =(More)