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PURPOSE The aim of this study was to predict the hamstring graft sizes prior to anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery in adults by using preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS Fifty-one patients with anterior cruciate ligament rupture were prospectively evaluated. Diameter and cross-sectional areas of the gracilis and the(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to analyze the trends in cartilage repair strategies among Turkish orthopedic surgeons for isolated focal (osteo)chondral lesions of the knee joint. MATERIALS AND METHODS A web-based survey of 21 questions consisting of surgical indications, techniques and time to return to sports was developed to investigate the(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate effects of bone impaction technique on tunnel enlargement after ACL reconstruction at a minimum 2 years follow-up. Two groups of patients who had been operated upon with the same arthroscopic technique with the exception of tibial tunnel constitution were compared. Twenty-one patients of group A (drilling to 6 mm(More)
Surgical excision of the ossicles has been suggested for unresolved sequelae of Osgood-Schlatter disease in adults resistant to conservative measures. A 24-year-old, male semiprofessional soccer player had anterior knee pain during sports activity and climbing stairs that had been treated conservatively for 2 years. On physical examination, there was a(More)
Osteochondritis dissecans is a form of osteochondrosis limited to the articular epiphysis and the relationship of osteochondritis dissecans and discoid lateral meniscus has been clearly identified. This article presents a 10-year-old boy with osteochondritis dissecans of the medial femoral condyle associated with hypoplastic medial and partial deficient(More)
OBJECTIVES We evaluated tibialis posterior tendon (TPT) transfers in patients with drop foot deformity. METHODS Eight patients with drop foot deformity (2 females, 6 males; mean age 40 years; range 15 to 75 years) underwent TPT transfer to the dorsum of the foot. The deformity was on the left in three patients and on the right in five patients. Etiology(More)
High-pressure injection injuries to the hand are uncommon soft tissue traumas of the hand which are frequently underestimated. They are, however, not uncommon among workers in industry using paint, automotive grease, solvents and diesel oil. The prognostic factors are the type, amount and temperature of the material and the pressure of injection. The(More)
OBJECTIVES This experimental study was designed to find new ways of improving stabilization of fractures in osteoporotic elderly patients through alterations made in the configuration and geometry of locked screw-plate fixation used in the conventional plate technique. METHODS Four screw configurations with varying angulations were used for plate-bone(More)
OBJECTIVES We investigated the effect of corticosteroid treatment on the femoral head of healthy and serum disease-induced rats. METHODS Thirty Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 250-300 g were divided into three groups equal in number. In group A, serum disease was induced by two intraperitoneal injections of sterile human serum (10 ml/kg), interspersed with a(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of both in vivo and in vitro bupivacaine, levobupivacaine and tramadol on articular cartilage and chondrocytes in experimental rat models. METHODS Thirty mature Sprague Dawley rats weighing 230-300 g were randomized into 3 groups. Bupivacaine (Group 1), levobupivacaine (Group 2) and tramadol(More)