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BACKGROUND Uncertainty still exists regarding the treatment of the patients presenting with gunshot wounds to the spine. Neurological insults, cerebrospinal fluid fistula, infection, lead or copper toxicity, migration of bullets, and spinal instability are included among the common challenging issues. CASE DESCRIPTION An 18-year-old woman was admitted(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to determine long term follow up of the patients who had femoral head osteonecrosis and had been treated with free vascularized fibular grafting. PATIENTS AND METHODS We retrospectively reviewed 28 hips of 21 patients who had undergone free vascularized fibular grafting for the treatment of osteonecrosis of femoral(More)
Retrospective study of one surgeon’s experience with arthroscopic release in obstetrical brachial plexus palsy. Over a four-year period, 6 patients who presented with a shoulder contracture secondary to obstetric palsy before the age of 8 years were treated arthroscopically. Small arthroscopy instruments, small shaver blades, including a 2.7-mm, 30° angled(More)
Spontaneous regression of herniated lumbar discs was reported occasionally. The mechanisms proposed for regression of disc herniation are still incomplete. This paper describes and discusses a case of spontaneous regression of herniated lumbar discs with a new disc protrusion in the adjacent level. A 41-year-old man was admitted with radiating pain and(More)
OBJECTIVE Thumb amputation is a major cause of hand dysfunction, and the treatment for distal thumb amputations remains controversial. Although finger reconstruction methods using distraction lengthening are known to restore finger length and function, we found no reports in the literature regarding phalangeal lengthening in thumb amputations. We aimed to(More)
Objective: The purpose of this study is to investigate the ability and safety of driving with commonly used upper limb casts, and to determine the effect of hand dominance. Material and Methods: Two healthy drivers, one of them right-handed and the other left-handed (confirmed with the Edinburgh handedness inventory), were selected. The vehicles used in(More)
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