Mutlu Çobanoğlu

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BACKGROUND This study aimed to demonstrate how much examination findings and laboratory values can be helpful in the diagnosis of osteomyelitis in patients with diabetic foot infections. MATERIAL/METHODS Data of 46 consecutive inpatients prospectively followed up according to a specially designed "Diabetic Foot Follow-up Form" were analyzed. Following(More)
The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the changes in the vertebral body and spinal canal area in a group of patients who had pedicle screw fixation under age 5 for the treatment of congenital spinal deformity at least 5 year follow-up. 11 patients who had been operated due to spinal deformity under age 5 with who had a CT examination at least(More)
Most of the cervical spine injuries in the pediatric population are typically seen in the upper cervical region. Unilateral cervical facet dislocation (UFD) in subaxial region is a rare injury in pediatric population. In this paper, a rare case of delayed locked UFD in a 9-year-old boy with rare injury mechanism treated surgically is reported. Clinical and(More)
The axillary approach of brachial plexus anesthesia is the most commonly used technique for forearm and hand surgery. Dynamometer is known as objective test for the clinical assessment of motor block of the nerves in brachial plexus block. However, the use of this device may not always be practical in operating room. The train-of-four (TOF) test is a(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)
Ipsilateral shoulder and elbow dislocation is very rare and only six articles are present in the literature mentioning this kind of a complex injury. With this presentation we aim to emphasise the importance of assessing the adjacent joints in patients with trauma in order not to miss any accompanying pathologies. We report a case of a 43-year-old female(More)
BACKGROUND There are studies on the use of oblique plate over epiphyses for rotational deformities but the effects of this method on bone are not yet known. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect and rebound effect of rotational-guided growth on the geometries of the tibial plateaus and menisci in a rabbit model of tibial axial rotation. (More)
BACKGROUND Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with ST autograft is sometimes unsuccessful because of harvested thin graft. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be a useful tool to evaluate the thickness of the graft. This study is performed to evaluate whether there is any correlation between diameters and cross-sectional area (CSA) of the(More)
Although elbow injuries and fractures of the forearm are common in children, the combination of these injuries is rare. We present a case of a 5-year-old patient with a concomitant ipsilateral supracondylar humerus fracture and Monteggia lesion. After physical and radiographic examination of the injured extremity in the emergency department, closed(More)