Haluk H. Oztekin

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Median nerve hemangiomas causing carpal tunnel syndrome are very rare. The number of reported cases is less than ten, all of which resulted in recurrences. We present a 35-year-old woman who developed median nerve hemangioma in her left wrist. The mass was removed by epineural resection and the patient's complaints disappeared after a while. During a(More)
BACKGROUND Professional and amateur soccer players often perform dramatic on-field feats of celebration after scoring a goal. Injuries may occur during these activities. PURPOSE With the aim of preventing such "score-celebration injuries" in the future, the authors examine these events in professional soccer players and discuss potential avenues for(More)
OBJECTIVE We compared a self-performed diagnostic test that we have been using since 1987, with other commonly used clinical tests for biceps femoris muscle-strain injuries. SETTING Private practice focusing on sports injuries. PATIENTS One-hundred forty professional male soccer players (ages 17 to 33 years) with a history and clinical findings of a(More)
Fifty patients who underwent open carpal tunnel release (OCTR) surgery at least 12 months earlier for carpal tunnel syndrome were reviewed, focusing on scar tenderness, pillar pain, and symptoms of neuroma. A total of 55 hands were studied. At an average of 20.2 months of follow-up, 5.5% had Tinel's sign, 7.3% had scar tenderness, 12.7% had pillar pain, and(More)
Pain thresholds and levels of distress before and in the early postoperative period after anterior cruciate ligament surgery were measured in professional and amateur male soccer players and compared. Between June 2005 and March 2007, 30 soccer players (10 amateur, 20 professional) with acute or chronic tears of the anterior cruciate ligament who were(More)
BACKGROUND Although there is no ideal foot type for classical dancers, second-toe length seems to be a factor in the etiology of foot disorders in ballet dancers. METHODS We investigated the relationship between second-toe length and foot disorders in 30 ballet dance students and 25 folk dance students. Second-toe length in relation to the hallux (longer(More)
Despite the coexistence of primary arthritic involvement of the tibiofemoral and proximal tibiofibular joints (PTFJ), clinical features of the PTFJ in knees with severe femorotibial arthritis have not been described to date. The PTFJ in knees with primary osteoarthritis may be a source of lateral knee pain after total knee arthroplasty operations. This(More)
This article describes modified physical examination maneuvers for diagnosing lateral meniscal cysts. The typical presentation of lateral meniscal cysts usually makes their clinical diagnosis simple, but a wide variation in size may sometimes lead to misdiagnosis. We evaluated the effect of leg rotations on the cystic swelling at 45° of knee flexion. Eleven(More)
Piriformis syndrome, a relatively rare condition, is described as entrapment of a sciatic nerve at the level of the piriformis muscle. There have been a few reports of bilateral piriformis syndrome in literature. In this study, we present bilateral piriformis syndrome in two professional soccer players from different teams who are symptom free at last(More)