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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)
BACKGROUND Many surgical procedures have been developed for the treatment of kyphoscoliosis. We present our experience of one technique for posterior total wedge resection osteotomy, with clinical and radiographic results. This is a one-stage solution which results in a shortened posterior column and reduced tension on the spinal cord in rigid angular(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)
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)
The aim of this study is to assess the biomechanical advantage of adding strut allograft and the effect of its position on the construct in Vancouver type B1 fractures. Fifteen forth-generation synthetic femurs were used and created a fracture model at the tip of prosthesis, and subsequently fixated with a lateral plate only, lateral plate and medial strut,(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)
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)
A sternal cleft is a rare congenital and developmental disorder. In general, this disorder is associated with skeletal and extraskeletal abnormalities (eg, Cantrell syndrome), but isolated sternal clefts have also been reported. A sternal cleft with pectus excavatum is a rare congenital abnormality. We present a complete sternal cleft with right-sided(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)
Forequarter amputation is performed for high-grade malignant tumours in the proximal part of the upper extremity with palliative or curative intentions. Two cases are included in this report of patients who presented in need of urgent surgical intervention. Both patients had an actively bleeding, ulcerated or fungating mass and were haemodynamically(More)