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PURPOSE The posterolateral corner (PLC) has been described by several authors, but there are still controversies. We assumed that a microanatomic dissection of this region could answer some of the questions about its complex anatomy. We therefore conducted an anatomic study using microsurgical techniques, aiming at a precise anatomic description of all the(More)
We evaluated bone turn over markers, cortisol and parathyroid hormone (PTH) levels in male athletes after 245 km of marathon running. Sixteen athletes were studied five days before, immediately after, and 1, 3, and 5 days after the run. We used T-test and Pearson correlation for statistical analysis. Osteocalcin levels were significantly decreased from 4.6(More)
The treatment of patients with calcific tendonitis is typically conservative, including physical therapy, iontophoresis, deep friction, local or systemic application of noninflammatory drugs, needle irrigation–aspiration of calcium deposit, and subacromial bursal steroid injection. If the pain becomes chronic or intermittent after several months of(More)
The purpose of the study was to evaluate the mid-term results of surgical treatment in different groups of patients with multiple knee ligament injuries. Review of our patients’ records revealed that 48 acute and chronic patients were surgically treated for combined knee injury. Due to severe capsular damage in these injuries, open techniques were used. In(More)
Although postoperative septic arthritis is rare after ACL reconstruction, it carries a high morbidity that results in poor clinical outcome. Despite low incidence, it is important to recognize that infection and treat it without delay because of devastating consequences, such as loss of hyaline cartilage and arthrofibrosis, in order to avoid osteoarthritis(More)
The anatomical proximity of axillary artery to the humeral head makes it quite vulnerable to blunt trauma during shoulder injury. Axillary artery rupture and prolonged ischemia may lead to rhabdomyolysis and acute renal failure. Herein we present a case of a patient who sustained proximal humerus fracture associated with axillary artery rupture and acute(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate hip muscle flexion strength in patients who underwent anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with patellar or hamstrings tendon graft and compare them with healthy controls. Sixty-eight male ACL deficient patients who underwent reconstruction (36 patients with hamstrings tendon graft and 32 patients with(More)
The objective of our literature review was to inform orthopaedic nurses about the complications of clavicular fracture, which are easily misdiagnosed. For this purpose, we searched MEDLINE (1965-2005) using the key words clavicle, fracture, and complications. Fractures of the clavicle are usually thought to be easily managed by symptomatic treatment in a(More)
Modern fishing and hunting weapons are powerful and capable of causing severe tissue damage, similarly to gunshot wounds. The principles of management after fish harpoon penetrating injuries include primary basic life support, followed by trajectory surgical removal and wound care. Clinicians should know about the structures and the mechanisms of fishing(More)