Levent Eralp

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BACKGROUND In limb-lengthening, the quest for increased patient comfort and a reduced period of external fixation has led to techniques such as lengthening over an intramedullary nail. The goals of this study were to investigate the rate and types of complications encountered during lengthening over an intramedullary nail and to identify solutions to these(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the results of bifocal compression-distraction method for the acute treatment of open tibia fractures with bone and soft-tissue loss. DESIGN Patients were selected for bifocal compression-distraction (shortening and lengthening) who had open tibia fractures with bone and soft-tissue loss and a Mangled Extremity Severe Score of 6 and(More)
Treatment of neglected high dislocation of the hip is difficult in adults. We performed hip reconstruction osteotomy, consisting of a proximal abduction and extension osteotomy, and a distal varisation and lengthening osteotomy, utilizing the Ilizarov external fixator in 14 (12 women) patients having a mean age of 20 (12-33) years. The most frequent(More)
BACKGROUND Callus distraction over an intramedullary nail is a rarely used technique for the reconstruction of intercalary defects of the femur and tibia after radical débridement of chronic osteomyelitic foci. The aim of this study was to summarize our experience with distraction osteogenesis performed with an external fixator combined with an(More)
OBJECTIVES Despite the developments in chemotherapy protocols, improvement in the survival rates of osteosarcoma has been limited. We evaluated the effect of certain prognosis-related proteins on survival of patients with osteosarcoma. METHODS Data from 45 patients (24 males, 21 females) who were treated and followed-up for osteosarcoma were reviewed.(More)
OBJECTIVES To investigate the effect of some epidemiological and radiologic factors on the outcome of prosthetic replacement in acute proximal humerus fractures. DESIGN Retrospective clinical study. PATIENTS Thirty-two patients [mean age 58 (range 37-83 years)] with a mean follow-up period of 35 months (range 8-80 months). Fifteen cases had Neer type(More)
We evaluated the midterm results of high tibial osteotomy in patients with medial compartment arthritis. This study included 53 patients treated with high tibial osteotomy accompanied by either internal fixation (group A, n=26) or Ilizarov-type external fixator (group B, n=27). Clinical assessment of patients was performed using Hospital of Special Surgery(More)
A retrospective study was performed in 18 patients with achondroplasia, who underwent bilateral humeral lengthening between 2001 and 2013, using monorail external fixators. The mean age was ten years (six to 15) and the mean follow-up was 40 months (12 to 104). The mean disabilities of the arm, shoulder and hand (DASH) score fell from 32.3 (20 to 40)(More)
BACKGROUND Osteosarcoma is a rare malignancy, and patients with this disease benefit from adjuvant chemotherapy. While cisplatin, anthracyclines and ifosfamide are the most commonly used agents in the treatment of osteosarcoma, a search for the best combination with higher efficacy and minimal toxicity continues. We planned to evaluate the efficacy of(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to describe the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings of hibernoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated imaging findings of CT and MR examinations of six patients (three men and three woman, aged 27-48 years) with histopathological diagnosis of hibernoma. RESULTS On CT(More)