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INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to compare the radiographic results and clinical outcome of unreamed tibial nailing (UTN) and Ilizarov external fixation (IEF) for the treatment of type IIIA open fractures of the tibia. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-one patients with open type IIIA tibial shaft fractures were treated with an IEF (n = 32) or UTN (n =(More)
AIMS In 40 patients, we attempted to investigate the efficacy of electromyography-biofeedback (EMG-B) on quadriceps muscle strength after arthroscopic meniscectomy. METHODS The patients were randomly divided into two groups each consisting of 20 subjects. For the control group, a classical exercise program was given (five sessions of EMG-B application for(More)
In this study a comparison of patients with midclavicular nonunion, treated by a combination of internal fixation with dynamic compression plate (DCP) or low-contact DCP (LC-DCP) and application of autogenous corticocancellous chips or sculptured graft on nonunion areas, was performed. Time to union in the patients treated with LC-DCP fixation was shorter(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of exogenous local Insulin like growth factor-I (IGF-I) on the repair of full-thickness articular cartilage defects in immature rabbits. DESIGN Thirty-six skeletally immature New Zealand rabbits between 6 and 8 weeks old were used. A single defect, 3.5-mm-wide by 4-mm-deep full-thickness(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate functional outcomes, morbidity and mortality rates, and psychological and psychosomatic status in patients treated for completely unstable pelvic injuries (Tile class C). DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING University hospital. PATIENTS/PARTICIPANTS Forty patients treated with anterior and posterior internal fixation for(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the results of patients who were treated with Ilizarov external fixation for type II and III open tibial fractures. METHODS Forty-five patients (4 females, 41 males; mean age 33 years; range 8 to 65 years) with open tibial fractures were treated with the Ilizarov external fixator. According to the Gustilo-Mendoza classification,(More)
We study a bio-medical fluid flow simulation using the incompressible, laminar OpenFOAM flow solver icoFoam using iterative linear equation solver and direct solvers (kernel class) such as SuperLU_DIST 3.3 and SuperLU_MCDT (Many-Core Distributed) for the large penta-diagonal and hepta-diagonal matrices coming from the simulation of blood flow in arteries(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the short- and mid-term results of plica excision in patients with mediopatellar plica and associated cartilage degeneration. Seventy-six surgically treated patients with mediopatellar plica and associated cartilage degeneration at medial femoral condyle (MFC) and/or medial pole of patella were included. Patients were evaluated(More)
This paper focuses on the application level improvements in a sparse direct solver specifically used for large-scale unsymmetrical linear equations resulting from unstructured mesh discretization of coupled elliptic/hyperbolic PDEs. Existing sparse direct solvers are designed for distributed server systems taking advantage of both distributed memory and(More)