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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the time to union and complications in cases of tibial diaphysis and distal tibial fractures fixed with a minimally invasive percutaneous plate. METHODS Thirty-five patients (23 males, 12 females) were operated on using minimally invasive percutaneous plate osteosynthesis (MIPPO) principles for tibial(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The North American Spine Society (NASS) publishes clinical guidelines that are taken into consideration worldwide by clinicians who have a special interest in spinal surgery. The Appraisal of Guidelines for Research and Evaluation (AGREE) II is the second version of the original AGREE instrument to assess the quality of guidelines in(More)
AIM One of the most common problems with transpedicular screws is screw pullout. This study was conducted to measure the pullout strengths of newly designed transpedicular screws. MATERIAL AND METHODS The design of the three group screws were conical cored standard pedicle screw (Type A), dual threaded pedicle screw (Type B), dual core and dual threaded(More)
Pullout is a very common failure mode on the use of pedicle screws. Numerous studies were completed to increase the pullout strength of pedicle screws especially for osteoporotic bones. In this study, a previously designed pedicle screw type was tested before and after fusion condition. Synthetic polyurethane foams were used in all tests. Three different(More)
This article describes the DARWIN Project, which is a Genetic Algorithm programming language and its C Cross-Compiler. The primary aim of this project is to facilitate experimentation of Genetic Algorithm solution representations, operators and parameters by requiring just a minimal set of definitions and automatically generating most of the program code.(More)
Pedicle screws are the main fixation devices for certain surgeries. Pedicle screw loosening is a common problem especially for osteoporotic incidents. Cannulated screws with cement augmentation are widely used for that kind of cases. Dual lead dual cored pedicle screw has already given promising pullout values without augmentation. This study concentrates(More)
One of the complication of cervical laminoplasty is the restenosis of the opened laminae. Weakness of the screws placed on laminae may cause restenosis. Here, we describe a new technic ‘spinolaminoplasty (Turkish Open-door laminoplasty)’ with newly designed titaniummini plate that placed one side to lateral mass, and the other on spinous process to keep the(More)
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