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    Prevalence of asymptomatic femoroacetabular impingement in Turkey; cross sectional study.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Nov 17. Epub 2017 Nov 17.
    Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Orthopedics and Traumatology Department, İstanbul, Turkey.
    Objectives: Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) is one of the causes of hip pain in young-adult patients. The purpose of our study is to determine the prevalence of radiological FAI findings in asymptomatic population in Turkey.

    Methods: Trauma patients aged 18-65 years who applied to the emergency service between September 2015 and September 2016 were retrospectively evaluated for this study. Read More

    The effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave treatment in subacromial impingement syndrome and its relation with acromion morphology.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Nov 16. Epub 2017 Nov 16.
    Istanbul Education and Research Hospital, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of the extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the subacromial impingement syndrome and its relationship with the acromion morphology.

    Methods: Thirty patients (24 women, 6 men) with subacromial impingement were evaluated. The average age of patients was 53. Read More

    The tibial nerve compression test for the diagnosis of lumbar spinal canal stenosis-A simple and reliable physical examination for use by primary care physicians.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Nov 11. Epub 2017 Nov 11.
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Osaka Medical College, Osaka, Japan.
    Objectives: In the present study, we aimed to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy and suitability of the 'Tibial Nerve Compression Test (TNCT)' as a screening tool for lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSS).

    Methods: A total of 108 consecutive patients admitted to our hospital for surgical treatment or diagnosis of LSS were included in this study. Fifty healthy volunteers were examined as a control group. Read More

    Parosteal lipoma as a rare cause of peripheral neuropathy and local irritation: A report of 12 cases.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Nov 8. Epub 2017 Nov 8.
    Ankara University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics & Traumatology, Ankara, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical features and functional results of patients with parosteal lipomas.

    Methods: A total of 12 patients (8 females and 4 males; mean age: 45 (10-62) years) with parosteal lipomas who were treated between April 1986 and April 2014, were included into the study. The medical records of the patients were reviewed to analyze the clinical features and functional results of the patients. Read More

    The quality of life analysis of knee prosthesis with complete microprocessor control in trans-femoral amputees.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Nov 7. Epub 2017 Nov 7.
    Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Orthopedics and Traumatology Department, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the patient demographics, etiology of limb loss as well as reporting SF-36 scores for microprocessor prosthesis users in Turkish population.

    Methods: We reviewed 72 patients (61 male and 11 female; mean age: 37.7 ± 10. Read More

    Comparative investigation of percutaneous plating and intramedullary nailing effects on IL-6 production in patients with tibia shaft fracture.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Nov 6. Epub 2017 Nov 6.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Taleghani Hospital, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Electronic address:
    Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of intramedullary nailing (IMN), open plating and percutaneous plating on the induction of IL-6 in patients with tibia fractures.

    Methods: A total of 30 patients with tibia shaft fracture underwent either intramedullary nailing (IMN, n = 15; 14 males and 1 female; mean age: 32.1 ± 15. Read More

    Intramedullary elastic nailing of the displaced radial neck fractures in children.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 27. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
    Gulhane Training and Research Hospital, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Objective: The aim of this study was to report the clinical and radiological results of 11 patients with Judet type 3 severely displaced radial neck fractures, who were treated with intramedullary elastic nail fixation with the help of percutaneous K-wire reduction maneuver (Métaizeau technique).

    Methods: A total of 11 children (4 boys and 7 girls with a mean age of 7.7 (6-10) years) with Judet type 3 radial neck fractures were treated in our clinic between February 2013 and August 2015. Read More

    Malignant triton tumor of the gluteal region in a patient unaffected by neurofibromatosis: A case report.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 27. Epub 2017 Oct 27.
    Ankara University, School of Medicine, Ibn-i Sina Hospital, Department of Orthopedics, Oncology Section, Ankara, Turkey.
    Malignant triton tumor (MTT) is a rare variant of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumor (MPNST) made up of both malignant schwannoma cells and malignant rhabdomyoblasts. A 26-years-old male patient was admitted with an asymptomatic gluteal mass. Magnetic resonance imaging showed heterogeneous soft tissue mass and he underwent open biopsy. Read More

    Peritendinous injection of platelet-rich plasma to treat tendinopathy: A retrospective review.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Nov 3. Epub 2017 Nov 3.
    Cactus Healthcare, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Objective: The aim of this study was to determine factors associated with the likelihood of a better clinical outcome after the peritendinous injection of PRP for the treatment of chronic tendinopathy and identify whether PRP represents an effective treatment option for chronic tendinopathies.

    Methods: The study included 214 patients (86 males and 128 females; mean age: 39.3 (18-75) years) who received PRP injections for tendinopathy refractory to conventional treatments. Read More

    Total knee replacement-cementless tibial fixation with screws: 10-year results.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Nov 1. Epub 2017 Nov 1.
    University of Health Sciences, Dışkapı Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Background: The aim of this study was to evaluate the long term clinical and radiological results of cementless total knee replacement.

    Methods: A total of 51 knees of 49 patients (33 female and 16 male; mean age: 61.6 years (range, 29-66 years)) who underwent TKR surgery with a posterior stabilized hydroxyapatite coated knee implant were included in this study. Read More

    Use of corticosteroids is not associated with repeated vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty within one year after the surgery in patient older than 50 years.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 31. Epub 2017 Oct 31.
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate whether corticosteroid use increases the incidence of repeated PVP or kyphoplasty patients older than 50 years.

    Methods: This study enrolled the data of 2,753 eligible patients from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database who were exposed to systemic corticosteroids for at least 3 months during the first year preceding the first PVP or kyphoplasty. These steroid users were matched 1:1 in age, sex, and the index date of surgery with non-user controls during the enrollment period. Read More

    Comparison of ultrasound and dorsal horizon radiographic view for the detection of dorsal screw penetration.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 30. Epub 2017 Oct 30.
    Ege University Department of Anatomy, Izmir, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the efficiency of dorsal tangential fluoroscopy and ultrasonography in detecting dorsal screw penetration in distal radius volar locking plate applications.

    Methods: Ten cadaveric forearms were operated. The distal four screws were protruded 0, 1 and 2 mm into each of the second, third and fourth dorsal compartments of distal radius. Read More

    Atypically localized glomus tumor causing anterior interosseous nerve syndrome: A case report.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 19. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
    Metin Sabanci Baltalimani Bone Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
    This article presents a 48-year-old male patient who presented with pain in the left forearm and weakness and clumsiness in the left hand of 6 months' duration. Flexor motor strength loss of the thumb and the index finger was present and neurophysiologic tests showed findings compatible with axonal injury in the anterior interosseous nerve (AIN) innervated muscles. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a space-occupying lesion in the proximal forearm resembling a glomus tumor. Read More

    Comparison of short-term effects of mobilization with movement and Kinesiotaping on pain, function and balance in patellofemoral pain.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 17. Epub 2017 Oct 17.
    Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, 06100, Samanpazari, Altindag, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the short-term effects of Mobilization with movement (MWM) and Kinesiotaping (KT) on patients with patellofemoral pain (PFP) respect to pain, function and balance.

    Methods: Thirty-five female patients diagnosed with unilateral PFP were assigned into 2 groups. The first group (n = 18) received two techniques of MWM intervention (Straight Leg-Raise with Traction and Tibial Gliding) while KT was applied to the other group (n = 17). Read More

    The relationship between age, rotator cuff integrity, and osseous microarchitecture of greater tuberosity: Where should we put anchor?
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 16. Epub 2017 Oct 16.
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address:
    Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the microarchitecture of the greater tuberosity with or without rotator cuff tear and to obtain optimum location for anchor screw insertion for rotator cuff repair.

    Methods: Twenty-five humeral heads were harvested from 13 male cadavers of mean age 58.4 years, including 6 humeri with rotator cuff tear and 19 intact humeri. Read More

    Bosworth and modified Phemister techniques revisited. A comparison of intraarticular vs extraarticular fixation methods in the treatment of acute Rockwood type III acromioclavicular dislocations.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 9. Epub 2017 Oct 9.
    Kolan Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the long-term clinical and radiological results of Acromioclavicular (AC) fixation with K-wires (the modified Phemister procedure) and Coracoclavicular (CC) fixation with the Bosworth screw in the surgical treatment of Type 3 AC joint dislocations.

    Methods: Thirty-two patients with complete set of medical records and who received surgical treatment between September 2005 and January 2009 due to acute Rockwood Type 3 AC joint dislocation and properly attended their follow-ups were retrospectively evaluated. Sixteen patients (13 males, 3 females; mean age: 38, range: 24-52 years) were treated with CC fixation with Bosworth screw (Group 1), and the other 16 (12 males, 4 females; mean age: 53. Read More

    Determination of the hip rotation centre from landmarks in pelvic radiograph.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 10. Epub 2017 Oct 10.
    Haydarpasa Numune Education and Research Hospital, Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Tibbiye Cad. Uskudar, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Objective: The hip rotation centre (HRC) is an important reference point in cases of total hip arthroplasty (THA). The aim of this study is to investigate the reference points in the Turkish population that enable the identification of the HRC in standard pelvic radiographs.

    Methods: The pelvic radiographs of 50 women and 50 men were examined. Read More

    Does severe osteoarthritis in knees with varus deformity alter the adductor ratio?
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 10. Epub 2017 Oct 10.
    Baskent University, İzmir Zübeyde Hanım Research and Practice Center, Izmir, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Objective: In our retrospective study, we aimed to investigate the differences between the adductor ratio (AR) in knees with and without osteoarthritis, and its validity in determining the articular level.

    Methods: Data from 80 knees of 80 patients were retrospectively evaluated. Anteroposterior weight-bearing knee radiographs of the patients with and without osteoarthritis (40 knees in each group) were obtained. Read More

    The scope of upper limb surgery for tetraplegics: Role of tendon transfers and Universal Cuff.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 4;51(5):367-371. Epub 2017 Oct 4.
    Pt. B.D Sharma Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Rohtak, Haryana, India.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of tendon transfers and universal cuff in restoring hand function in tetraplegic patients.

    Methods: Twenty-one upper limbs on 12 tetraplegic patients (9 males and 3 females); mean age: 42.2 years (range 22-58 years) with a spinal cord injury at or distal to C6, were included in this study. Read More

    Finite element analysis of the stability of AO/OTA 43-C1 type distal tibial fractures treated with distal tibia medial anatomic plate versus anterolateral anatomic plate.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 3;51(5):404-408. Epub 2017 Oct 3.
    Ankara Ataturk Education & Training Hospital, Orthopedics & Traumatology Clinic, Ankara, Turkey.
    Background: The treatment of a pilon fracture type is possible from a medial, an anterolateral approach or both medial and lateral. The aim of study was compare the stability of two different plate fixation of a tibia pilon AO-43C1 type fractures.

    Material And Methods: In this study, three-dimensional finite element stress analysis was applied using isotropic materials and static linear analysis. Read More

    "Kissing Nail Technique" for the exchange of intramedullary implants in adjacent peri-implant fractures.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 3. Epub 2017 Oct 3.
    Department of Surgery, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Campus Innenstadt, Munich, Germany. Electronic address:
    One third of the people aged 65 years and over fall every year, and 1-5% of these falls result in a fracture. For these people, history of fracture and surgery become a risk factor for recurrent falls. In osteoporotic patients, repeated fractures often require several osteosynthetic procedures within a short time frame. Read More

    Association between aspartic acid repeat polymorphism of the asporin gene and risk of knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 7;51(5):409-415. Epub 2017 Sep 7.
    Department of Medical Genetics, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran; Mother and Newborn Health Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
    Objective: Studies have assessed the association between aspartic acid (D)-repeat polymorphism in the gene encoding Asporin (ASPN) and knee osteoarthritis (KOA) risk, but the results were inconclusive and contradictory. Therefore, we performed a meta-analysis to investigate the association between ASPN gene D-repeat polymorphism and KOA risk.

    Methods: Eligible studies were identified by searching several electronic databases for relevant reports published before September 2016. Read More

    Analysing the change of sagittal balance in patients with Lenke 5 idiopathic scoliosis.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 8;51(5):377-380. Epub 2017 Sep 8.
    Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Acibadem University, Atakent Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate preoperative and postoperative spinopelvic parameters and the influence of lowest instrumented vertebrae on sagittal parameters in Lenke 5 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) patients.

    Methods: A total of 42 patients (37 females, 5 males; mean age: 16.71 ± 3. Read More

    Neoadjuvant radiotherapy for myxoid liposarcomas: Oncologic outcomes and histopathologic correlations.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 30;51(5):355-361. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the histopathological features of primary extremity myxoid liposarcoma before and after neoadjuvant radiation therapy, and to evaluate the oncological outcomes of the patients.

    Methods: The study included 23 patients (16 men and 7 women with a mean age of 43 (24-69) years) with primary myxoid liposarcoma of the extremities, who were treated between January 1998 and December 2015. Inclusion criteria were histopathological confirmation of the diagnosis with both the initial biopsy and the resection specimen, and having undergone neoadjuvant radiotherapy. Read More

    Isolated acetabular osteochondroma of the hip.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 30;51(5):420-424. Epub 2017 Aug 30.
    Sancheti Institute of Orthopaedics, Pune, India.
    We present a case of isolated intra-acetabular osteochondroma in a 21 year-old male who presented with history of right hip pain for 5 years and difficulty in walking. Patient was managed with excision of intra-articular exostoses through surgical hip dislocation. Intra-articular hip osteochondromas can be a rare cause of hip pain in patients with unexplained etiology, and their diagnosis and management can be challenging. Read More

    Factors affecting lifespan following below-knee amputation in diabetic patients.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 31;51(5):393-397. Epub 2017 Aug 31.
    Başkent University, Adana Turgut Noyan Research and Training Centre, Endocrinology Department, Adana, Turkey.
    Introduction: Untreatable foot problems in diabetics may require lower extremity amputation, which has a high level of patient mortality. This high mortality rate is worse than most malignancies. The present study aimed to identify parameters that can be used to estimate survival in DM patients undergoing below-knee amputations for diabetic foot problems. Read More

    Transfer of the lesser tuberosity for reverse Hill-Sachs lesions after neglected posterior dislocations of the shoulder: A retrospective clinical study of 13 cases.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 26;51(5):362-366. Epub 2017 Aug 26.
    Koç University, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Objective: This study aimed to present middle-term functional and radiological outcomes of the transfer of the lesser tuberosity in the management of reverse Hill-Sachs lesions following posterior dislocations of the shoulder.

    Patients And Methods: With a diagnosis of neglected posterior shoulder dislocation (8 locked, 5 recurrent), 13 male patients (age range: 28-72; mean age: 39.3 years) who underwent the transfer of the lesser tuberosity due to reverse Hill-Sachs lesions, were retrospectively reviewed based on functional and radiological data. Read More

    Dynamic hip system blade versus cannulated compression screw for the treatment of femoral neck fractures: A retrospective study.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 26;51(5):381-387. Epub 2017 Aug 26.
    Department of Orthopedics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116011, China.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes of patients with femoral neck fractures treated with the dynamic hip system blade (DHS-BLADE) or cannulated compression screws.

    Methods: Eighty-six patients with femoral neck fractures were treated by closed reduction internal fixation with a DHS-BLADE (n = 42; 18 males and 24 females; mean age: 56.3 years (37-87)) or cannulated compression screws (n = 44; 20 males and 24 females; mean age: 53. Read More

    Sildenafil improves blood perfusion in steroid-induced avascular necrosis of femoral head in rabbits via a protein kinase G-dependent mechanism.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 31;51(5):398-403. Epub 2017 Jul 31.
    Department of Orthopaedics, The Second Affiliated Hospital, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, Shaanxi, PR China. Electronic address:
    Objective: The aim of the study were to evaluate the effect of sildenafil against avascular necrosis of femoral head (ANFH) in a rabbit model, and to study the role of protein kinase G (PKG) pathway and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in ANFH.

    Methods: Three weeks after inducing ANFH with methylprednisolone injection, 45 female adult New Zealand white rabbits were divided into three groups and treated as follows: group SI received daily intraperitoneal sildenafil with a dose of 10 mg/kg per day; group SD received daily sildenafil identically to group SI plus auricular vein injection DT3 (a specific PKG inhibitor); group NS received only normal saline. The blood perfusion function in the femoral head was measured by perfusion MRI and ink artery infusion. Read More

    Short-term results of the management of severe bone defects in primary TKA with cement and K-wires.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 30;51(5):388-392. Epub 2017 Jul 30.
    Nisantasi Orthopaedics Center, Bursa, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of cement and kirschner wire augmentation in the management of bone defects in primary TKA.

    Methods: Twenty-four patients (10 male, 14 female; mean age: 66 years) with uncontained unilateral medial tibial articular bone defect who underwent TKA between 2010 and 2014 were included in this study. The average follow up time was 33. Read More

    Fine needle aspiration for the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskleletal tumours.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jul 21;51(4):278-283. Epub 2017 Jul 21.
    Department of Orthopaedics, Centro Hospitalar do Porto - Hospital de Santo António, Portugal; Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Portugal. Electronic address:
    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of FNA and analyse its efficacy in enabling the initiation of treatment in musculoskeletal tumours.

    Methods: A total of 130 FNA were performed (94 bone and 36 soft tissue lesions) guided by CT scan (n = 64), ultrasonography (n = 36) and radioscopy (n = 30). Diagnostic yield and accuracy were evaluated. Read More

    Do hand outcome measures reflect cultural influences?
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jul 11;51(4):325-330. Epub 2017 Jul 11.
    Hacettepe University, Faculty of Medicine, Orthopedics and Traumatology Department, Ankara, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the activities listed in DASH, MHQ, QuickDASH with the activities listed in Canadian Occupational Performance Measure (COPM) in a Turkish patient population with hand injury.

    Methods: COPM questionnaire was administered to 163 participants (61 male and 102 female; mean age 40.72 ± 13. Read More

    Pediatric all-terrain vehicle (ATV) injuries: An epidemic of cost and grief.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 10;51(5):416-419. Epub 2017 Jul 10.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Geisinger Clinic, Danville, PA, USA. Electronic address:
    Objective: Evaluate cost of care of all-terrain vehicle (ATV) related injuries sustained by riders 16 years and younger in Pennsylvania.

    Methods: Population-based retrospective cohort design reviewing costs of care of 78 patients (≤16 years), admitted (01/01/2007-12/31/2009) to our institution for injuries sustained during an ATV accident.

    Results: Cost of care varied from $322 to $310,435. Read More

    The timing and importance of motor skills course in knee arthroscopy training.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jul 8;51(4):273-277. Epub 2017 Jul 8.
    Istanbul Medeniyet University, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Objectives: The aim of this prospective study is to evaluate the impact of the simulation training program in learning duration of arthroscopic motor skills. Furthermore, we investigated the difference between junior and experienced residents in the improvement of arthroscopic motor skills duration.

    Methods: We established 2 study groups according to participants' year of experience in orthopedic residency with junior group residents with three years or less than three years experience as group 1 and experienced group with over 3 years of experience as group 2. Read More

    Single anterior portal: A better option for arthroscopic treatment of traumatic anterior shoulder instability?
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jul 4;51(4):298-302. Epub 2017 Jul 4.
    Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to compare single and double anterior portal techniques in the arthroscopic treatment of traumatic anterior shoulder instability.

    Methods: A total of 91 cases who underwent arthroscopic Bankart repair for anterior shoulder instability were reviewed. The patients were divided into 2 groups as Group 1 (47 male and 2 female; mean age: 25. Read More

    Compound posterior cruciate ligament and popliteal artery injury due to dog bite: A case report.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jun 29. Epub 2017 Jun 29.
    Dr RML Hospital & PGIMER, India.
    Injuries due to dog bites are a common occurrence and are mostly trivial. Severe dog bite injuries requiring hospitalization and complex reconstructive procedures are more common in children. We present the case of a five year old child with popliteal artery thrombosis and compound Posterior Cruciate ligament injury due to a dog bite. Read More

    A systematic review of unilateral versus bilateral percutaneous vertebroplasty/percutaneous kyphoplasty for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jul 21;51(4):290-297. Epub 2017 Jun 21.
    Spinal Surgery Department, Quanzhou Orthopedic-Traumatological Hospital, Quanzhou, China.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the unilateral and bilateral approaches in treating osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures.

    Methods: Based on the principles and methods of the Cochrane systematic reviews, the records of the Cochrane Library, PubMed, Web of Science, Chinese Bio-medicine database, China Journal Full-text Database, VIP database, and Wanfang database were reviewed until October 2014. The randomized controlled trials on unilateral and bilateral approaches to percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP)/percutaneous kyphoplasty (PKP) for osteoporotic vertebral compression fractures were included. Read More

    The relation between elbow range of motion and patient satisfaction after open release of stiff elbow.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jul 20;51(4):303-307. Epub 2017 Jun 20.
    Kocaeli University, Kocaeli, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this retrospective study was to find out whether a cut off value existed for elbow flexion and extension after open surgical release of elbow contracture that would correlate with subjective patient satisfaction.

    Methods: The study enrolled 77 patients (53 males and 24 females with a mean age of 35.1 (18-77) years at the time of operation) with elbow contracture who attended regular follow-up appointments for more than 12 months. Read More

    Evaluation of thoracic vertebrae rotation in patients with pectus excavatum.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jul 16;51(4):284-289. Epub 2017 Jun 16.
    Silesian Medical University, Katowice, Poland.
    Purpose: The aim of our study was to evaluate thoracic vertebrae rotation in patients with pectus excavatum. Moreover, we wanted to assess the prevalence, the severity and relationship between pectus excavatum and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS).

    Methods: We performed retrospective analysis of 82 preoperative chest CT in children with pectus excavatum performed between January 2008 and December 2011. Read More

    The comparison of the effects of a novel hydrogel compound and traditional hyaluronate following micro-fracture procedure in a rat full-thickness chondral defect model.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jul 13;51(4):331-336. Epub 2017 Jun 13.
    Istanbul Education and Research Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Purpose: The aim of this experimental study was to investigate the impact of HA-CS-NAG compound (hyaluronate, sodium chondroitin sulfate, N-acetyl-d-glucosamine) on the quality of repair tissue after micro-fracture and to compare it with HA (hyaluronat), in a rat full-thickness chondral defect model.

    Methods: Full-thickness chondral defects were created in a non-weight bearing area by using a handle 2.7-mm drill bit, in the right knees of 33 Sprague-Dawley rats. Read More

    An unusual presentation of synovial chondromatosis of the knee in a 10-year-old girl.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jun 11. Epub 2017 Jun 11.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Research Institute for Convergence of Biomedical Science and Technology, Pusan National University Yangsan Hospital, South Korea. Electronic address:
    Synovial chondromatosis commonly occurs in the anterior compartment of the knee joint, predominantly in middle-aged men. It is relatively unusual in female children and is rarely encountered in the synovium beneath the meniscus. The present report describes a rare case of synovial chondromatosis that developed in the synovium just inferior to both menisci of the right knee in a 10-year-old girl. Read More

    Evidence for reliability, validity and responsiveness of Turkish version of Hip Outcome Score.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jul 9;51(4):319-324. Epub 2017 Jun 9.
    Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical Faculty, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Background: Hip Outcome Score (HOS), originally developed in English, assesses the severity of hip pathology. To date, no Turkish version of the questionnaire exists.

    Purpose: The aim of our study was to translate the HOS into Turkish and verify its psychometric properties. Read More

    The assessment of portal-tract healing after knee arthroscopy.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Oct 7;51(5):372-376. Epub 2017 Jun 7.
    Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Izmir, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to analyse the pattern of portal-tract healing, to compare the healing time of anteromedial and anterolateral portal tracts and to assess the impact of portal-tract delayed healing on the post-operative sub-acute and chronic anterior knee tenderness.

    Methods: The study included 104 patients (68 males and 36 females; mean age: 49 ± 3.16 years (range; 17-66)) who have undergone knee arthroscopy. Read More

    Bilateral bony increased-offset reverse shoulder arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis shoulder with severe glenoid bone defect: A case report.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 May 2;51(3):262-265. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:
    A 53-year-old woman presented with 10-year history of pain and limited range of motion in both shoulders. Radiographs of both shoulders showed severe shoulder osteoarthritis with glenoid bone defect. Very thin rotator cuff and superior migration of the humerus were also observed on computed tomography images. Read More

    Optimal trajectory and insertion accuracy of sacral alar iliac screws.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jul 2;51(4):313-318. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to analyse the optimal trajectories for sacral alar iliac screws (SAISs) in a Japanese patient population and the clinical assessment of insertion accuracies.

    Methods: The ideal trajectories of SAISs, starting from 2 mm medial to the apex of the lateral sacral crest on the midline between S1 and S2 dorsal foramina, were measured in 80 consecutive spinal disease patients (40 males and 40 females; average age: 67.4 ± 8. Read More

    Management of knee rheumatoid arthritis and tibia nonunion with one-stage total knee arthroplasty and intramedullary nailing: A report of two cases.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jun 2. Epub 2017 Jun 2.
    Istanbul University, Cerrahpasa Medical Faculty, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:
    Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is a surgical procedure which is widely used in the treatment of gonarthrosis secondary to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The incidence of stress fractures in tibia in the patients with RA is higher compared to normal patients. In this study, we report two cases of TKA and intramedullary nailing in RA patients with severe knee arthritis and tibial nonunion. Read More

    A novel anatomical patellar plate for transverse patellar fracture - A biomechanical in-vitro study.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jul 27;51(4):337-341. Epub 2017 May 27.
    Dokuz Eylul University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Izmir, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the safety and stability of our novel anatomical patella plate and to compare its stability with tension band-wire technique.

    Methods: A total of 12 cadaveric preserved knees (six right and six left patellae) with close patellar size were chosen to form two groups of six samples. Each group received either plate or tension band-wiring fixation for an experimentally created patella fracture. Read More

    Aneurysmal bone cyst healing response with intramedullary lengthening nail.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 May 18. Epub 2017 May 18.
    Dokuz Eylul University Faculty of Medicine, Dept. Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Izmir, Turkey. Electronic address:
    We report the treatment process of a pediatric patient with deformity and shortening in the arm after a recurrent aggressive aneurysmal bone cyst (ABC) in the proximal humerus. The patient was treated with curettage of the lesion and lengthening on an intramedullary nail following an osteotomy just distal to the ABC. The period of lengthening was approximately 50 days. Read More

    Total joint replacement for neglected posterior knee dislocation following septic arthritis after arthroscopy.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Jul 16;51(4):347-351. Epub 2017 May 16.
    İstanbul Education and Training Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey.
    This report presents the first case of a knee dislocation following septic arthritis after arthroscopy. A 65-year-old woman had an arthroscopy with irrigation and debridement (I&D) of the joint and microfracture for the chondral lesions. She had complaints of postarthroscopic infection but non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and local ice compression was recommended. Read More

    Analysis of complications following posterior vertebral column resection for the treatment of severe angular kyphosis greater than 100°.
    Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 May 16;51(3):201-208. Epub 2017 May 16.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Metin Sabanci Baltalimani Bone Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey.
    Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the complications, efficacy and safety of posterior vertebral column resection (PVCR) in severe angular kyphosis (SAK) greater than 100°.

    Methods: The medical records of 17 patients (mean age 17.9 (range, 9-27) years) with SAK who underwent PVCR, were reviewed. Read More

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