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We present a retrospective study of the epidemiology and the results of treatment of fractures of the proximal femur in 74 patients aged 50 or under. Cervical fractures comprised 17% of the 74 fractures and were equally caused by high and low energy trauma. Trochanteric and subtrochanteric fractures comprised 83% of the total and were mainly caused by(More)
Autologous platelet-rich plasma (PRP) gel is increasingly used in the treatment of a variety of soft and bony tissue defects, such as accelerating bone formation and in the management of chronic non-healing wounds. We performed this study to assess the benefits of using autologous PRP gel in the treatment of acute limb soft tissue wounds. 59 patients with(More)
BACKGROUND An anatomic study and the authors' clinical experience with 15 flaps used for resurfacing sizable thumb defects are presented. MATERIAL/METHODS Sixteen upper extremities from fresh cadavers were dissected to delineate the anatomy, vascular pattern, and reconstructive potential of the heterodigital island flap. Fifteen heterodigital island flaps(More)
BACKGROUND It is well established that growth factors play a critical role in the healing process of connective tissues. To our knowledge, there are no studies in literature concerning the influence of PRP on growth factors expression. HYPOTHESIS The aim of this study was to assess the effect of a single application of platelet rich plasma (PRP) gel in a(More)
This study tests the hypothesis that addition of a protease-modulating matrix enhances the efficacy of autologous growth factors in diabetic ulcers. Fifty-one patients with chronic diabetic foot ulcers were managed as outpatients at the Democritus University Hospital of Alexandroupolis and followed up for 8 weeks. All target ulcers were > or = 2.5 cm in any(More)
BACKGROUND The outcome of total knee arthroplasty (TKA) after high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is still controversial. In order to determine if osteotomy has any effect on this outcome we performed a medium-term review of a cohort of patients with knee osteoarthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-two patients (38 knees), who were treated with a HTO before the(More)
Our aim was to evaluate the association between VDR polymorphisms and calcaneal Stiffness Index (SI) with stress fractures in a case control study including male military personnel. Thirty- two patients with stress fractures were matched with 32 uninjured healthy volunteers (controls), by gender, age, height, body weight, and level of physical activity. The(More)
In this study, we aim to evaluate the arthroscopic findings of meniscal bucket handle tears and to correlate them with the proposed MR imaging signs of meniscal bucket handle tears suggested in the literature. Thirty-six patients who had a diagnosis of bucket handle tear in arthroscopy, in either medial or lateral meniscus, were included in our study (32(More)
Septic arthritis of the sternoclavicular joint is rare. Its causes have been reported to include immuno-compromizing diseases, intravenous drug abuse, fractures of the clavicle or catheterization of the subclavian vein. We report a case of septic arthritis of the SCJ in a diabetic patient following periarticular injection of steroids in the ipsilateral(More)
Reviewing the literature it was found that no classification of fractures of the distal radius is universally accepted regarding reproducibility, treatment orientation, and ability to predict outcome. The authors find the use of the existing classifications extremely difficult in practice, especially when trying to communicate, and believe that(More)