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Although subacromial impingement syndrome is the most common cause of shoulder pain with a specific diagnosis, it is not the only cause of pain in the anterosuperior aspect of the shoulder. Appreciation of the pathophysiology plays a key role in the diagnosis and management of this syndrome. The purpose of this paper is to review some essential aspects of(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to report the clinical and radiological results of patients with Intramedullary Skeletal Kinetic Distractor (ISKD) lengthening. METHODS Ten femoral and 2 tibial lengthening were performed in 12 patients (7 male, 5 female; mean age: 27 years (13-40)) by using ISKD nail. The mean limb length discrepancy of the patients(More)
OBJECTIVE Lengthening after acute correction has a negative effect on bone healing during distraction osteogenesis. In this study, we investigated whether correcting an acute deformity prior to lengthening resulted in a negative effect on bone healing. METHODS Patients with shortened femora were assigned to 3 matched groups. Retrograde femoral nailing(More)
OBJECTIVES We compared the results of monolateral external fixator and the Ilizarov technique for pelvic support osteotomies in the treatment of neglected congenital hip dislocation. METHODS Seventeen female patients with congenital dislocation of the hip underwent pelvic support osteotomy using a monolateral external fixator (MEF) (n=7; mean age 23.2(More)
BACKGROUND This study reports our results with retrograde Fitbone insertion in patients with femoral shortening and deformity. We also present our experience regarding the benefits, complications, and factors associated with complications of the Fitbone technique. METHODS Twelve males and ten females had femoral shortening and deformities treated using(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the effectiveness of the Taylor spatial frame (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, TN, USA) in the treatment of complex lower extremity deformities. METHODS The Taylor spatial frame (TSF) was applied to 29 bone segments of 25 patients (12 females, 13 males; mean age 17 years). Indications for the TSF were congenital disorders (n=12), rickets(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated the results of treatment with Ender nails in intertrochanteric fractures of the femur in patients exceeding the age of 65 years. METHODS Thirty-three patients (18 women, 15 men; mean age 78 years; range 65 to 98 years) were treated with Ender nails for non-pathological fractures of the intertrochanteric part of the femur. The right(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the results of radial head excision in the treatment of comminuted radial head fractures. METHODS The study included 20 patients (14 men, 6 women; mean age 34 years; range 21 to 55 years) who underwent radial head excision for comminuted, closed fractures. Sixteen patients had Mason type 3 and four patients had type 4 fractures.(More)
OBJECTIVES This study was designed to evaluate the results, advantages, and disadvantages of plate fixation of closed femoral shaft fractures in adolescents between the ages of 11 and 15 years. METHODS The study included 35 adolescents (26 males, 9 females; mean age 13.4 years) who were treated by plate fixation for closed femoral shaft fractures and had(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine whether the Taylor spatial frame (TSF) can precisely correct deformities around the knee and whether application of TSF is easy and safe for treatment of the deformities around the knee. METHODS This study included 50 retrospectively reviewed limbs of 37 patients (mean age: 23 years, range: 10 to 58 years)(More)