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BACKGROUND The clinic outcomes of supracondylar humerus fractures in children treated with open reduction and internal fixation by using two different surgical exposures were studied. METHODS The clinic outcomes of seventeen and ten patients to whom lateral (LA) and posterior (PA) approaches were used respectively, were evaluated according to the Flynn's(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the functional results and the effectiveness of open reduction and low-profile plate and/or screw fixation in the treatment of phalangeal fractures. METHODS The study included 17 patients (5 women, 12 men; mean age 33 + or - 10 years; range 17 to 48 years) with closed, nonarticular phalangeal fractures. One patient had two(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to compare the results of palmar locking plate and K-wire augmented external fixation in the treatment of intra-articular comminuted distal radius fractures. METHODS The study included 30 patients with intra-articular comminuted distal radius fractures. Sixteen patients (11 men, 5 women; mean age 49 ± 16 years) underwent(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the incidence and types of capitellar cartilage injuries associated with higher-grade radial head fractures. METHODS Fifty-one consecutive patients with operatively treated, unstable, displaced Mason type II to III radial head fractures were identified. Ten of 51 patients had capitellar cartilage injuries concomitant with these(More)
BACKGROUND Although the surgical treatment of ankle fractures is well known, a paucity of literature exists correlating chondral lesions with ankle fracture types. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study is a retrospective review of patients with absence or presence of chondral lesions that underwent arthroscopically assisted open reduction and internal fixation(More)
After the treatment of patella fractures the only way to evaluate healing at the articular surface before implant removal is through arthroscopy. The purpose of this study was to examine the healing potential of the cartilage. Arthroscopy was performed in 18 patients at the time of implant removal. The mean age of the patients was 42.1 years. The time(More)
The present study was designed to demonstrate the efficacy of standard 4.0 mm cannulated screw fixation by comparing it with palmar locking plate fixation in the treatment of acute, unstable, simple extra-articular distal radius fractures. We prospectively collected and retrospectively analyzed outcomes data for 65 patients aged between 18 and 60 with AO(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate the results of surgical treatment of unstable fracture-dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint. METHODS The study included 13 patients (12 males, 1 female; mean age 31 years, range 23 to 48 years) with dorsal fracture-dislocations of the PIP joint. Six patients were treated with open(More)
Intramedullary nailing is one of the most convenient biological options for treating distal femoral fractures. Because the distal medulla of the femur is wider than the middle diaphysis and intramedullary nails cannot completely fill the intramedullary canal, intramedullary nailing of distal femoral fractures can be difficult when trying to obtain adequate(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the treatment of patients with Mason type III radial head fracture with and without elbow dislocation by open reduction with internal fixation, collateral ligament repair, and early mobilization. An additional purpose was to investigate whether there is any effect of elbow dislocation on the severity and(More)