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BACKGROUND Musculoskeletal hydatidosis is very rare and represents 1%-5.4% of all cases of echinococcosis. On clinical basis, infection mimics a soft-tissue tumor, and the preoperative radiological diagnosis is very important to avoid biopsy. CASE PRESENTATION We report an unusual case of primary subcutaneous hydatidosis in proximity to vastus lateralis(More)
The aim of this study was to prepare poly(d,l-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) microspherical implants containing teicoplanin (TCP) using a double emulsion solvent evaporation method and to evaluate its efficacy for the local treatment of chronic osteomyelitis. The particle size and distribution, morphological characteristics, thermal behaviour, drug content,(More)
Intraosseous ganglion cysts of the carpal bones located in the lunate are one of the rarely seen pathologic conditions. Here we present a case of the penetrating type of intraosseous ganglion cyst located in the lunate as an uncommon cause of wrist pain. The patient was successfully treated by surgical intervention. Intraosseous ganglion cyst should be(More)
The biodegradable chitosan microspheres containing vancomycin hydrochloride (VANCO) were prepared by spray drying method with different polymer:drug ratios (1:1, 2:1, 3:1 and 4:1). Thermal behaviour, particle size and distribution, morphological characteristics, drug content, encapsulation efficiency, in vitro release assessments of formulations have been(More)
Stress fractures resulting from physical exercise have been recognized since 1855, when Breithaupt reported foot pain and swelling in a group of Prussian soldiers feet (1,8). They typically occur in normal bones which are subjected to repeated cyclic force but the strength of the force applied on the bone should not be strong enough to result in an acute(More)
Complex maxillofacial fractures demand a detailed understanding of the three-dimensional (3D) pattern of injury. Evaluation of the outcome of the facial fracture repair additionally requires optimal demonstration of fracture gap, bony union, fibrous callus or incorporation of fracture ends, presence of incomplete fusion, or pseudoarthrosis. Although 3D(More)
The effects of extracorporeal shock waves (ESWT) on tendon healing were assessed by observing histological and biomechanical parameters in a rat model of injury to the tendo Achillis. The injury was created by inserting an 18-G needle through tendo Achillis in 48 adult Wistar albino rats. The animals were divided into three groups. The first group received(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to prepare poly(D,L-lactide-co-glycolide) (PLGA) microspheres containing sodium fusidate (SF) using a double emulsion solvent evaporation method with varying polymer:drug ratios (1:1, 2.5:1, 5:1) and to evaluate its efficiency for the local treatment of chronic osteomyelitis. METHODS The particle size and distribution,(More)
The use of low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has recently been introduced in pseudoarthrosis, fracture, and wound healing for both clinical and experimental purposes. In this study, we created an experimental rat model to investigate the histopathological and biochemical effects of ESWT in the healing of tendon injury that may accompany(More)
Ciprofloxacin hydrochloride-loaded microspheres were prepared by a spray-drying method using pectin and chitosan. The effects of different polymers and drug ratios were investigated. The most appropriate carriers were selected by in vitro testing. A rat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus osteomyelitis model was used to evaluate the effects of the(More)