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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)
BACKGROUND The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate treatment effect and importance of posterior malleolus (PM) fixation in surgically treated trimalleolar fractures. METHODS A total of 57 cases of ankle joint fracture involving PM and treated with open reduction and internal fixation technique between 2004 and 2011 were evaluated. PM fixation(More)