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OBJECTIVES The importance of proprioception in the etiology, treatment, and prevention of sports injuries and joint diseases has become increasingly clear. The purpose of this study was to investigate knee proprioception in patients with patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). METHODS The study included 28 patients (18 females, 10 males; mean age 28 years;(More)
BACKGROUND Tennis elbow entails pain and tenderness over the lateral epicondyle. The exact cause of the condition is not fully understood. Type V collagen is a minor fibrillar collagen that intercalates with type I collagen and forms collagen fibrils. It is encoded by the COL5A1 gene. Sequence variants within COL5A1 3'-UTR have been implicated in(More)
AIM Pseudomyogenic (epithelioid sarcoma-like) hemangioendothelioma is a rare local aggressive vascular tumor. Herein we present a 54-year-old male patient with a tumor on his index finger. CASE The patient presented with a 1-year history of pain and swelling that progressively exacerbated. Bone invasion was observed on the middle phalanx via direct(More)
Tennis elbow defines a condition of pain and tenderness over the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. The exact aetiology of the injury is not yet fully understood. The major constituent of tendons is type 1 collagen which is encoded by COL1A1 gene. The aim of the study was to determine whether Sp1 binding site polymorphism (SNP rs1800012; 1546G/T) within the(More)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the short-term results of metatarsal head resurfacing hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of advanced hallux rigidus. We reviewed 14 consecutive patients (5 males [35.71%], 9 females [64.29%]; mean age, 58.7 ± 7.4 years). These patients underwent first metatarsal head resurfacing hemiarthroplasty (HemiCAP(®))(More)
The purpose of the present study concerning high-strength sutures was to determine whether increasing the number of locking loops with different size sutures or decreasing the suture size with increased suture strands would have any influence on the strength of Achilles tendon repair. A total of 32 fresh bovine Achilles tendon specimens were randomly(More)
OBJECTIVE Rod-screw fixation systems are widely used for spinal instrumentation. Although many biomechanical studies on rod-screw systems have been carried out, but the effects of rod contouring on the construct strength is still not very well defined in the literature. This work examines the mechanical impact of straight, 20° kyphotic, and 20° lordotic rod(More)
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The accessory navicular bone is one of the most symptomatic bones of the foot. Although it has been reported to be present in various members of the same family, there is a lack of knowledge about its inheritance in the literature. We examined three families and suggest that it has an autosomal dominant trait with incomplete penetrance.
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyse the pattern of portal-tract healing, to compare the healing time of anteromedial and anterolateral portal tracts and to assess the impact of portal-tract delayed healing on the post-operative sub-acute and chronic anterior knee tenderness. METHODS The study included 104 patients (68 males and 36 females; mean(More)