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There are many drawbacks to using conventional approaches to the treatment of complex foot deformities, like the increased risk of neurovascular injury, soft-tissue injury, and the shortening of the foot. An alternative approach that can eliminate these problems is the Ilizarov method. In the current study, a total of 23 deformed feet in 22 patients were(More)
We compared time-dependent changes in the biomechanical properties of single-and double-row repair of a simulated acute tear of the rotator cuff in rabbits to determine the effect of the fixation techniques on the healing process. A tear of the supraspinatus tendon was created in 80 rabbits which were separated into two equal groups. A single-row repair(More)
BACKGROUND Osteosarcoma is a rare malignancy, and patients with this disease benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy. While cisplatin, anthracyclines and ifosfamide are the most commonly used agents in the treatment of osteosarcoma, a search for the best combination with higher efficacy and minimal toxicity continues. We planned to evaluate the efficacy of(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to determine the calcaneal angles on radiograms of individuals without a calcaneal fracture. METHODS We retrospectively analyzed a total of 308 digital records of lateral ankle or foot radiographs taken from 268 patients (106 males, 162 females; mean age 42 years; range 18-79 years) without a calcaneal fracture. On(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the contribution of subacromial local anesthetic and corticosteroid injection to the conservative treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome. METHODS The study included 56 patients (39 women, 17 men; mean age 50 years; range 31 to 68 years) with subacromial impingement syndrome without any rotator cuff lesion. The patients were(More)
OBJECTIVES The role of intermittent ultrasound in the conservative treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome (SIS) has not been clarified. We aimed to evaluate the efficacy of ultrasound treatment in SIS. METHODS Thirty-six patients (29 females, 7 males; mean age 51 years; range 40 to 69 years) with type II SIS were randomized to two groups to receive(More)
PURPOSE The goal of the study was to compare the primary fixation strength of transosseous suture, suture anchor, and hybrid repair techniques for rotator cuff repair. TYPE OF STUDY Animal model experiment. METHODS Thirty-two sheep shoulders were divided into 4 homogeneous groups, according to bone density and tendon dimensions. Infraspinatus tendons(More)
BACKGROUND Failure load of the tendon-fixation material-bone unit has a crucial importance for the rehabilitation protocol after tenodesis procedures. PURPOSE To investigate and compare the time-dependent changes in fixation strengths of 3 proximal biceps tenodesis techniques. STUDY DESIGN Controlled laboratory study. METHODS Two intraosseous(More)
UNLABELLED Patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) are affected mostly by impaired shoulder function. Scapulothoracic arthrodesis was introduced to improve shoulder function. We evaluated the outcomes of scapulothoracic arthrodesis using multifilament cables, performed on 13 patients with FSHD (18 shoulders). There were eight males and five(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to evaluate the biomechanical properties and the stability among a locking clavicle plate (LCP), a dynamic compression plate (DCP) and an external fixator (Ex-fix) in an unstable displaced clavicle fracture model under torsional and three-point bending loading. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-eight human adult(More)