Salih Murat Akkin

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Knowledge of the anatomy of the median nerve is important in surgery of the palmar aspect of the hand. The purpose of our study was to investigate the ramification pattern of the thenar branch before entering the thenar fascia and the distribution of the terminal branches in the thenar musculature. The observations were carried out on 144 hands of 74(More)
The superficial palmar arteries were carefully dissected, using gross techniques, in 80 conserved cadaver hands. 78 of the specimens (97.5%) were shown to have the superficial palmar arch 64 (80%) of which were formed by anastomoses between ulnar and radial arteries. In 14 of the specimens (17.5%) the arch was formed by the ulnar artery alone. There were no(More)
We aimed to navigate the surgeon regarding the localization of the main anatomical structures at the anterior part of the ankle joint, in order to find easily the safest anatomical points with reference to the superficial peroneal nerve (SPN), in particular for anterolateral portal placement in ankle arthroscopy. Sixty-three ankles in 36 fresh cadavers were(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to assess different tendon suture techniques from the perspectives of both tensile strength and early active mobilization. METHODS In this study, we implemented repairs on 40 flexor digitorum profundus (FDP) tendons, acquired from fresh frozen cadavers. The tendons were divided into 5 groups of 8 tendons each. We(More)
BACKGROUND The lateral femoral cutaneous nerve (LFCN) can be at risk during, for example, the insertion of pins in the anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) during external fixation of the pelvis, total hip arthroplasty through a direct anterior approach, open surgery for impingement in the hip through an anterior approach, and periacetabular osteotomy.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the innervation patterns of the pronator teres muscle (PTM), which is used as a donor in muscle transfer. METHODS This study was conducted from 2001-2006 at the Anatomy Department of the Medical Faculty of Cerrahpasa, University of Istanbul. There were 34 upper extremities of 17 fixed adult cadavers dissected. RESULTS The(More)
In this presentation, teaching of anatomy in Seljuks, Ottomans and modem Turkey with its history over 800 years is consequently discussed. In "Medrese"s, which were the higher education establishments founded in Seljuks period, the main reference book, including the most of the Ottoman period, was the Kanunu-fit-Tib of Avicenna. Itaki's book entitled(More)
Introduction: Suprascapular nerve entrapments in the scapular notch or under the inferior transverse (spinoglenoid) ligament are known, but compression in the supraspinatous fossa may also occur under the supraspinatus fascia. Our aim was to precise the anatomical features of the whole course of the nerve in the supraspinatous fossa. Material and methods:(More)
Dissection of the human body for educational purposes became officially permitted in the Ottoman Empire only after a long, difficult process. In the West, studies based on the findings of Galen had been taboo during a long period in which dissection of human bodies had been prohibited. Although the first dissection studies since ancient times began to(More)
BACKGROUND Cricopharyngeus is the only muscle for which electromyography is used in the differential diagnosis of swallowing disorders. Because of some practical difficulties, electrophysiologic tests for this muscle are not performed routinely. Thus we aimed to describe an alternative topographic way to reach the muscle easily. METHODS On 10 cadavers, a(More)