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OBJECTIVES We evaluated the effectiveness of extramembranous transfer of the tibialis posterior (TP) tendon for the treatment of drop foot deformity. METHODS The study included 13 patients (6 females, 7 males; mean age 30 years; range 10 to 46 years) who underwent 15 tendon transfers for drop foot deformity. Ten patients (76.9%) had deformity due to(More)
The efficacy of the reverse Less Invasive Plating System in the management of unstable proximal femoral extracapsular fractures was retrospectively evaluated. Twenty-seven patients with complex proximal femoral fractures were identified. There were three open fractures. The mean age was 71 years (range; 65-79). The mean follow up was 24 months (range;(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the results of two different surgical methods for the treatment of adult diaphyseal fractures of both forearm bones. METHODS Forty-two adult patients with forearm fractures were retrospectively evaluated. Of these, 22 patients (7 women, 15 men; mean age 32 years; range 18 to 69 years) underwent open reduction and plate-screw(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated radiographic and functional results of volar locking plate fixation of unstable distal radius fractures. METHODS The study included 27 patients (15 males, 12 females; mean age 45 years; range 18 to 77 years) who were treated with volar locking plate fixation for unstable distal radius fractures. Twenty-two patients (81.5%) had AO(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to assess the course of the superficial branch of the radial nerve (SBRN) at the level of the wrist and its branches in relation to wrist arthroscopy portals. METHODS Dissections were performed on 11 hands from 6 cadavers in the section starting from the point where the SBRN begins to emerge and ending at the terminal(More)
Fractures of talar body are rare and serious injuries and frequently seen in multiply injured and polytraumatised patients. The high variability of talar fractures, their relatively low incidence together with the high percentage of concomitant injuries makes treatment of these injuries a challenge to the surgeon.We treated three patients with talus body(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate the results of vacuum-assisted closure in the topical treatment of surgical site infections. METHODS Vacuum therapy was performed in 17 patients (10 males, 7 females; mean age 60 + or - 20 years) using the VAC system (Vacuum-Assisted Closure, Kinetic Concept Inc) for the treatment of surgical site infections.(More)
PURPOSE Two cohorts of patients who had corrective osteotomies and volar platings for malunited fractures of the distal radius were compared retrospectively to determine whether the time to union and the outcome were affected by bone allograft. METHODS Patients in the first group (n = 14) did not receive any bone graft; patients in the second group (n =(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to evaluate early results of open mosaicplasty for the treatment of talus osteochondral lesions associated with chronic complaints. METHODS The study included eight patients (1 male, 7 females; mean age 35 years; range 18 to 74 years) with osteochondral lesions of the talar dome. The mean duration of symptoms was 11(More)