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OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to investigate the short-term effects of intra-articular injection of hyaluronan (Hylan G-F 20) on proprioception, isokinetic muscle force, self reported pain, and functional condition in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA). METHODS 63 patients with stage II-III bilateral knee OA were included in this randomized,(More)
UNLABELLED Diraçoğlu D, Alptekin K, Dikici F, Balci HI, Ozçakar L, Aksoy C. Evaluation of needle positioning during blind intra-articular hip injections for osteoarthritis: fluoroscopy versus arthrography. OBJECTIVE To evaluate needle positioning during blind/anatomically referenced hip joint injections for osteoarthritis (OA). DESIGN Experimental(More)
Despite recent advances including new therapeutic options and availability of primary prophylaxis in haemophiliacs, haemophilic synovitis is still the major clinical problem in significant patient population worldwide. We retrospectively reviewed our 10-year experience with Y-90 radiosynovectomy to determine the outcome in the knee joints of patients with(More)
Von Willebrand disease (vWD) is the most common inherited bleeding disorder. The biggest challenge in the management of vWD is the difficulty in performing surgical procedures because of bleeding. Treatment guidelines recommend the use of pure von Willebrand factor or von Willebrand factor/factor VIII (vWF/FVIII) concentrate in patients with type 2 or type(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of three-dimensional (3D) Schroth exercises in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. DESIGN A randomised-controlled study. SETTING An outpatient exercise-unit and in a home setting. SUBJECTS Fifty-one patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. INTERVENTIONS Forty-five patients with adolescent idiopathic(More)
Five patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VI were surgically treated for their spinal deformities. All of them were female. All but one had a double-major thoracic and lumbar curve. One had a mild scoliotic curve but severe thoracic lordosis. Anterior discectomy and fusion and posterior instrumentation was performed in a single stage in two patients,(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of the intraoperative blood salvage cell saver method for allogeneic blood transfusion in the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis with pedicle screw and rod combination. METHODS The study included 33 patients (5 males and 28 females) who underwent surgery due to adolescent(More)
Hip arthroscopy was first described in 1931 by Burman, and in recent years the applications have extended to labral surgery, osteochondroplasty, and a variety of other procedures. Hip arthroscopy may also be employed to extract loose or foreign bodies from the hip, and may be associated with more rapid recovery than an open procedure. We present a case of(More)
The insertions of the menisci to the tibia are the most important restraints to extrusion from the knee joint, and are vital for the functional integrity of the menisci. The aim of the present study was to determine variations of tibial insertions of the medial menisci (MM) in newborn cadavers macroscopically and in adults by arthroscopy. Neonatal part of(More)
Hydatid cyst is a zoonosis affecting any part of the body and presenting difficulty in diagnosis and treatment. Primary bone involvement seen in about 2% of the cases is accompanied by spinal involvement in 50%. A 41-year-old female presented with low back pain radiating to the left leg. After physical examination, radiologic and laboratory investigations,(More)