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BACKGROUND Any intraoperative rotational malalignment during intramedullary nailing (IMN) of femoral shaft fractures will become permanent. We hypothesized that rotational malalignment of the femur and its compensatory biomechanics may induce problems in the hip, knee, patellofemoral and ankle joints. We purposed to clarify the influence of a femoral(More)
The purpose of the current study is to investigate in different femoral fixation devices whether tight (undersize drilled) fit technique decreases the tunnel widening and improves the clinical outcome compared to conventional technique in ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendon autograft. 93 patients, who underwent Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction whether(More)
Brachial artery endothelial dysfunction was shown previously in a small group of Behçet's disease (BD) patients. This study aimed to compare the endothelial function in BD patients with and without vascular involvement. The study group consisted of 25 BD patients with vascular involvement, 25 BD patients without any vascular disease and 46 healthy controls.(More)
The objective was to investigate the frequency and characteristics of tuberculosis (TB) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We reviewed the charts of 556 patients with SLE who were followed up between 1978 and 2001 in our lupus clinic. Patients who developed TB after the diagnosis of SLE were identified (SLE/TB+). Ninety-six consecutive(More)
Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic diseases and associated with increased cardiovascular comorbidity and deaths. Elastic properties of aorta are closely associated with cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. In our study, we aimed to evaluate aortic stiffness in primary osteoarthritis patients. A total of 160 patients including 80 patients(More)
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common chronic diseases seen in the elderly, and it is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The cause of this association is not fully known. We aimed to investigate the relationship between epicardial fat and the presence and the grade of primary knee OA for analyzing the relationship(More)
INTRODUCTION Tourniquets are routinely employed during total knee arthroplasty; however, their use remains controversial. METHODS This study investigates the efficacy and safety of this practice. A retrospective analysis of 186 patients was performed to assess benefits and/or risks associated with tourniquet use during knee arthroplasty. Total knee(More)
BACKGROUND Calcification in the great toe tendon is a rare disorder that is characterized by the deposition of calcium on degenerative collagen fibrils. CASE PRESENTATIONS IN THIS REPORT, WE PRESENT TWO CASES OF CALCIFIC TENDONITIS: one in the adductor hallucis and the other in the flexor hallucis longus tendon. We preferred computed tomography-guided(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of preoperative cardiac tests on the surgical treatment plan and subsequent effects on mortality in elderly patients with hip fracture. METHODS In this retrospective study, 116 patients aged 60 years or above who underwent hip fracture surgery between 2010-2013 were evaluated. Of the patients with similar preoperative(More)
Exposure to the pressure experienced by higher birth weight babies during the intrauterine period might cause hip dysplasia. The aim of this study is to determine the effect of birth weight in newborns on hip ultrasonography when the paternal and maternal risk factors are excluded. A total of 701 babies born at 38-42 gestational weeks were included in the(More)
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