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STUDY DESIGN A prospective, randomized study comparing two treatment methods for thoracolumbar burst fractures: short-segment instrumentation with transpedicular grafting and the same procedure without transpedicular grafting. OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of transpedicular grafting in preventing failure of short-segment fixation for the treatment of(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to describe the normative data of the sagittal plane on pediatric age population, and to document the evolution of sagittal alignment with growth. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Having normative data about the sagittal plane is an integral part in the planning of the three-dimensional(More)
STUDY DESIGN Outcome study to determine the internal consistency, and validity of adapted Turkish version of Scoliosis Research Society-22 (SRS-22) Instrument. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the validity and reliability of adapted Turkish Version of SRS-22 questionnaire. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The SRS-22 questionnaire is a widely accepted questionnaire to(More)
Short-segment posterior instrumentation for the treatment of thoracolumbar burst fractures has been reported with a high rate of failure. Transpedicular intracorporeal grafting in combination with short-segment instrumentation has been offered as an alternative to prevent failure. However, concern still remains about the potential complication of further(More)
STUDY DESIGN Experimental study. OBJECTIVES To investigate the effects of pedicle screw insertion on spinal canal and pedicle morphology in immature pigs, and, if transpedicular fixation has an effect, to document whether this occurs because of the inhabitance of the screw inside the growth plate (neurocentral cartilage [NCC]) or because of compression(More)
Thirty-three structural curves of 25 patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis were evaluated using computed tomography (CT) scans and plain radiography. The average Cobb angle on standing radiographs was 55.72 degrees and was observed to be corrected spontaneously to 39.42 degrees while the patients were in supine position (29.78% correction). Average(More)
BACKGROUND Although there have been numerous studies on the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip, few have focused on its natural history into adulthood. We observed valgus deformity of the knee in a group of adult patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip. To the best of our knowledge, there has been no detailed study of that condition.(More)
STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional clinical and radiologic study with a normal control group. OBJECTIVES To compare the range of motion of the atlantoaxial joint in patients with acute torticollis with those of normals as measured from computed tomography scans, to look for the existence of atlantoaxial rotatory fixation in any position (subluxation or normal(More)
This study respectively evaluated 12 young children with progressive curves who underwent subcutaneous rod instrumentation (SCRI) without fusion and were followed until definitive surgery. The mean curve Cobb angle was 58 degrees at the time of SCRI. The mean apical vertebral rotation at the time of presentation was 20 degrees. Curves were observed to have(More)
The authors report a fracture of an ossified Achilles tendon in a 44-year-old male patient who was admitted to the hospital after a minor injury with pain on the posterior aspect of his left calf. Examination disclosed a fracture of the ossified Achilles tendon. Plain roentgenogram and MRI confirmed Achilles tendon ossification and fracture at the distal(More)