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In a prospective randomized study of plantar heel pain, 44 patients were treated with injection of 1 mL of 2% prilocaine using the peppering technique, 1 mL of 2% prilocaine combined with 2 mL of autologous blood, or 1 mL of 2% prilocaine mixed with 40 mg of methylprednisolone acetate. At 6-month follow-up, clinical improvement was evaluated by using a(More)
No statistically significant pattern of metatarsophalangeal sesamoid distribution has been reported in the literature in relation to genetic pool or group, unilaterality or bilaterality, or sesamoid division. A study was undertaken to evaluate the presence and distribution of the metatarsophalangeal sesamoid bones of the foot in Turkish subjects. A total of(More)
A study was designed to evaluate the joint laxity during scoliosis screening, and to show if there is a relation of joint laxity values to the trunk rotation. One thousand, two hundred and seventy-three children (598 females, 675 males) with an average age of 10.4 years were screened with a scoliometer and forward bending for trunk rotations. Scapular and(More)
Abstract Background. The objective of this study was to investigate the use of amniotic membrane as a long-term bioprosthesis in hand surgery.The role of the amniotic membrane was investigated in chickens with regard to the prevention of adhesion formation following tendon repair in zone II. Methods. In the control group, the flexor tendon sheath was(More)
PURPOSE Hamate hook fractures are uncommon injuries for which treatment is controversial. Excision of the hamate hook is considered to be the preferred method of treatment but the effects of hamate excision are not clearly delineated. The purpose of this study was to determine what effect, if any, excision of the hamate has on flexor tendon function. (More)
Hamstring shortening (HS) causes changes in the posture and walking ability in spastic children, however, there are no studies defining the abnormalities in patellar alignment in individuals with HS.Twenty-five patients with a primary complaint of anterior knee pain, having HS detected at physical examination, and 11 healthy individuals without any HS or(More)
The effects of intra-articular injections of vitamin E and corticosteroid were investigated in skeletally mature New Zealand white rabbits in which experimental hemarthrosis was induced for 14 days. The rabbits were divided into three groups composed of eight rabbits each: the first group comprised of animals with hemarthrosis, the second group animals with(More)
The acetabular teardrop is an important tool for the diagnosis of acetabular dysplasia. Since it was first described by Köhler its widespread use has not become established due to the relative subjectivity in classification of the types. The acetabular teardrop angle (ATA) is proposed for this purpose, and to show the teardrop's direct relation to(More)
BACKGROUND Lower limb amputation sometimes predisposes to degenerative secondary disorders. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the distal femoral cartilage thicknesses of patients with unilateral transtibial amputations using ultrasound and to investigate the relationship between cartilage thickness and disease-related parameters. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional(More)