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BACKGROUND AND AIM The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the therapeutic effect of transforaminal epidural steroid injection in patients with chronic low back pain and radicular leg pain due to lumbar disc herniation. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study included 80 patients (32 female and 48 male; mean age: 45.8 years [range: 25-65 years])(More)
Although important data on the prognosis and rehabilitation outcome in stroke patients have been reported, data on functional recovery according to stroke subtypes are limited. This retrospective study aimed to evaluate functional outcome in patients with middle cerebral artery (MCA) stroke-the most common subtype of ischemic stroke. The records of stroke(More)
BACKGROUND The lack of controlled trials in the relationship between participation in adapted sports, and quality of life (QoL) and life satisfaction in people with physical disabilities encouraged us to consider conducting this study. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to compare the QoL and life satisfaction scores between people with physical(More)
Diagnosis of Adult Idiopathic Toe Walking (AITW) is very rare in clinical practice. High quality studies regarding AITW and its treatment options have not been conducted previously. A 28-year-old male patient complaining of lower leg pain was referred to outpatient rehabilitation clinic. Physical examination revealed a gait abnormality of insufficient heel(More)
We present extremely rare and interesting case of a Baker's cyst treated with hypertonic dextrose injection. A 54-year-old female patient had a Baker's cyst which was diagnosed by an ultrasonography. After the failure of the two-weekly conservative treatment, we injected hypertonic dextrose (25%) into her right knee joint for the treatment of a Baker's(More)
Early diagnosis of this septic sacroiliitis is difficult because symptoms are nonspecific during the postpartum period. In this case we dicscuss about a patient with bilateral buttock pain unresolved with painkillers and rest, after an induction delivery. A 31-year-old woman was presented to our clinic on the second week of postpartum period with bilateral(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether thiocolchicoside, a commonly used myorelaxant, may impair the acoustic reflex. METHODS Forty-two patients scheduled to receive thiocolchicoside treatment for different reasons were enrolled in the study. Acoustic reflex thresholds at 500, 1000, 2000 and 4000 Hz were determined and analysed statistically pre-treatment and on(More)
STUDY DESIGN Retrospective, comparative 7-year study. OBJECTIVES To identify the clinical characteristics of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) resulting from gunshot wound (GSW). SETTING Turkish Armed Forces Rehabilitation Center, Ankara, Turkey. METHODS The study included 1043 consecutive patients with SCI who were divided into two groups(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this retrospective study was to investigate the effectiveness of the nerve block of articular branches of obturator and femoral nerves in patients with intractable pain due to hip osteoarthritis. MATERIAL AND METHOD Twenty patients (8 female and 12 male; with a mean age 53.5 years) were retrospectively identified who had received(More)