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OBJECTIVE This prospective study reports the proportion of permanent sensory impairment of the inferior alveolar and lingual nerves and the factors influencing such prevalence after the removal of mandibular third molars under local anesthesia. STUDY DESIGN There were 1,087 patients with 1,087 mandibular third molars removed under local anesthesia from(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the relationship between preoperative panoramic radiological findings and postoperative inferior alveolar nerve paresthesia following third molar surgery, and to assess the surgical difficulty. METHODOLOGY This retrospective study involved two groups of patients who were randomly selected. The first(More)
BACKGROUND Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is characterized by the presence of inflammation and hemosiderin deposition in the synovium. Two forms of PVNS distinguished in the literature are diffused and localized involvements. There are controversies in the literature about the surgical management of PVNS. We report our experience in the management(More)
Osteochondral fracture (OCF) in the weight-bearing surface of the lateral femoral condyle, associated with patellar dislocation, is an uncommon lesion. We report three cases of acute lateral patellar dislocation with large OCF in the weight-bearing portion of the lateral femoral condyle. In patients with lateral patella dislocation or lateral femoral(More)
BACKGROUND Tibial plateau fractures can be successfully fixed utilizing 3.5 mm locking plates. However, there are some disadvantages to using these plates. OBJECTIVES In the current prospective study, we investigated the outcome of treating different types of tibial plateau fractures with 3.5 mm simple plates which, to our knowledge, has not been(More)
There is no consensus regarding the use of filling agent in the re-elevation of depressed tibial plateau fracture (TPF). Although autograft is considered as the gold standard approach of such reconstructions, its limitation has led to a recent attraction toward allograft substitution. In this study, we compare the complications and outcome of autograft and(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the pattern of obstetric transfers to a rural tertiary center relative to weekends and holidays. METHODS A 2-year retrospective cohort study. RESULTS A total of 903 patients were received in transfer over the study period. Tuesday was the most frequent day (17.4%) for transfer and Sunday was the least frequent day (9.2%). Friday(More)
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