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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)
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)
There are many drawbacks to using conventional approaches to the treatment of complex foot deformities, like the increased risk of neurovascular injury, soft-tissue injury, and the shortening of the foot. An alternative approach that can eliminate these problems is the Ilizarov method. In the current study, a total of 23 deformed feet in 22 patients were(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)
OBJECTIVES We investigated treatment results and the role of potential prognostic factors in patients treated by surgery with or without adjuvant radiotherapy for primary or recurrent extra-abdominal desmoid tumors. METHODS The study included 38 patients (23 females, 15 males; mean age 24 years; range 5 to 61 years) who underwent surgical treatment for(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)
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)
STUDY DESIGN A case of primary osteogenic sarcoma at the second cervical vertebra is reported. OBJECTIVES To document an osteogenic sarcoma of the second cervical vertebra and its treatment, and to review the literature. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Primary osteosarcoma of the cervical spine is encountered infrequently, and its location in the upper(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated long-term treatment results of patients with primary osteosarcoma and the effect of prognostic factors on overall survival and disease-free survival. METHODS Between 1995 and 2005, 180 patients (111 males, 69 females; mean age 21+/-10 years; range 7 to 64 years) were treated for primary osteosarcoma. Overall and disease-free(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)