Mustafa Akkaya

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OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to describe the current situation regarding the training, working conditions, future plans, fields of interest and satisfaction of orthopaedics and traumatology residents in Turkey. METHODS A descriptive survey questionnaire consisting of 24 questions was designed to identify the problems and solution suggestions(More)
PURPOSE To compare the microfracture technique with carbon fibre rod implantation for treatment of knee articular cartilage lesions. METHODS 10 men and 30 women aged 22 to 56 (mean, 37.4) years underwent microfracture (n=20) or carbon fibre rod implantation (n=20) for International Cartilage Repair Society grade 3 to 4 knee articular cartilage lesions(More)
The study aimed to volumetrically measure and compare the bone amount removed through the intercondylar femoral notch and the total bone amount removed through five different brands of implant design in order to provide orthopaedic surgeons with opinions in respect of implant selection. Ten implants from five different total knee arthroplasty implant(More)
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AIMS The combined (IV (intravenous) + topical) use of tranexamic acid (TXA) has been shown to be a safe method and more effective than single (IV or topical) application. The optimal administration method of TXA is still being investigated and safety, efficiency and cost are the three main crucial parameters in achieving the best administration method. We(More)
The frequency of partial rotator cuff tears is gradually increasing because of the advancements in imaging methods and arthroscopy techniques. One of the repair techniques is repair of the partial rotator cuff tear by conversion to a full-thickness tear. Another technique, the transtendon technique, has some practical challenges and risks. We attempted to(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this pilot study was to analyze the data obtained from a retrospective examination of the records of the existing reimbursement system and through the identification of gaps in the data to create a foundation for a reliable, descriptive national registry system for our country. METHODS The Social Security Institution Medical(More)
Unsuccessful outcomes after repair of massive rotator cuff ruptures accompanied by muscle atrophy and fatty degeneration are frequently associated with inadequate management and secondary tears. We report the functional differences after rotator cuff rupture repair with a biodegradable spacer application. In these patients, rotator cuff rupture repair(More)
The purpose of this study was to introduce our technical modification for concomitant meniscus transplantation and ACL reconstruction with preliminary results of our cases. The current study comprised of two sections: first is the cadaveric study of 20 specimens. The distances between tunnel entry and exit points of tunnels for 27 meniscal transplants and(More)
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