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Effects of balneotherapy on gait properties of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee were investigated prospectively. A total of 30 patients with knee osteoarthritis received balneotherapy consisting of two daily thermomineral water baths for 2 weeks. Patients were evaluated using gait analysis and clinical scores, both within 2 weeks, before and after(More)
BACKGROUND The Lysholm knee scale, first published in 1982, is an eight-item questionnaire designed to evaluate patients after knee ligament injury. However, as a tool developed in English, its use as a validated instrument has been limited to English-language populations. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES The objectives of this study were to test the ease of use,(More)
Osteochondral lesions of the talus are common injuries, and many clinicians consider arthroscopic debridement and microfracture as the first-stage treatment. This study assessed the long-term clinical and radiographic outcomes of arthroscopic debridement and microfracture for osteochondral lesions of the talus. A total of 82 patients (48 males, 34 females)(More)
PURPOSE Treatment of the chondral lesions of the hip joint is problematic due to its deep anatomy and complex biomechanical demands. The purpose of the study is to present the long-term result of a deep, large femoral head cartilage defect treated successfully with surgical safe dislocation of the hip and autologous osteochondral grafting. METHODS A(More)
Recently, acetabular labral tears were recognized as a source of hip pain. Most of these tears were found to be localized at the chondrolabral junction. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the chondrolabral junction in reference to its collagen fiber orientation and its vascularity, which might be used to explain the preponderance of labral tears.(More)
Tensile and knot properties of new generation (polyblend) and traditional suture materials in orthopedic surgery were investigated in standard laboratory conditions. Study focused on Fiberwire No. 5 and 2, Ethibond No. 5, 2 and 00, Orthocord No. 2, MaxBraid No. 2, Prolene No. 0 and 00, PDS No. 0 and 00, and Vicryl No. 2, 0 and 00. A 27-cm suture loop was(More)
PURPOSE The aim of our study is to investigate the bone ongrowth of two different alternative surfaces and the effect of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on osseointegration. METHODS Hips of 40 New Zealand white rabbits were operated bilaterally. Hydroxyapatite (HA)-coated titanium rods were implanted into the right femur, and grit-blasted(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the additional value of Tc 99m HMPAO white blood cell (WBC) SPECT for bone and soft tissue infections. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-eight patients with suspected bone and joint infection were included in the study. Patients were assigned into 2 groups according to the presence of orthopedic(More)
INTRODUCTION The main objective of this study was to evaluate the midterm results of cementless THA with the use of monoblock stems combined with step-cut femoral shortening derotational osteotomy for DDH. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 66 hips of 49 patients with Crowe type IV developmental hip dislocation, with a mean follow-up of 90 (range 26-207)(More)
OBJECTIVE The intralesional injection of recombinant human epidermal growth factor (EGF-IL), a new therapy, has been claimed to prevent major amputations in advanced diabetic foot lesions. In this study, the efficacy of EGF-IL on advanced diabetic foot ulcers (DFU) was reviewed. METHODS Intralesional 75 µg EGF application (Heberprot-P® 75, Heber Biotec,(More)