Ozgur Dede

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For years, bioengineers and orthopaedic surgeons have applied the principles of mechanics to gain valuable information about the complex function of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The results of these investigations have provided scientific data for surgeons to improve methods of ACL reconstruction and postoperative rehabilitation. This review paper(More)
BACKGROUND An association between adolescent idiopathic scoliosis and osteopenia has been proposed to exist. It is still not clear whether there is such an association and if so, whether osteopenia is a causative factor or a consequence. Our previous pilot studies have suggested the presence of osteopenia in scoliotic animals. The aim of this study was to(More)
STUDY DESIGN This is a cross-sectional descriptive study objectives to describe normal development of thoracic vertebrae during childhood and document contribution of individual vertebral shape to the sagittal alignment. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Sagittal spinal alignment changes during growth. The changes in sagittal alignment during adolescent growth(More)
PURPOSE Body casts have a long history in the treatment of spinal deformity. Currently the use of body casts is limited to early onset scoliosis. Here, we aim to provide a brief narrative of the evolution of cast application for the management of spinal deformity. METHODS A history of cast application is provided with a brief review of the orthopedic(More)
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