1,518 results match your criteria Acta orthopaedica et traumatologica turcica[Journal]


The effectiveness of pedicle screw immersion in vancomycin and ceftriaxone solution for the prevention of postoperative spinal infection: A prospective comparative study.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Jun 7. Epub 2018 Jun 7.

Health Sciences University, Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital, Department of Infectious Diseases, İstanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of the local application of vancomycin hydrochloride (HCl)-ceftriaxone disodium hemiheptahydrate onto implants before using them to prevent postoperative infection.

Methods: The study included 239 patients (153 women and 86 men; mean age: 48.23 ± 16. Read More

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Anterior reconstruction versus posterior osteotomy in treating Kümmell's disease with neurological deficits: A systematic review.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 May 24. Epub 2018 May 24.

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University, Lishui Central Hospital, Lishui, Zhejiang, People's Republic of China. Electronic address:

Objective: This study aimed to conduct a systematic review of literature comparing the clinical effectiveness and safety between anterior reconstruction (AR) and posterior osteotomy (PO) in the treatment of Kümmell's disease with neurological deficits.

Methods: We systematically reviewed the literature in PubMed, EMBASE, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, and the Web of Science for "spin*," "surg*," "Kümmell's disease," "Kummell's disease," "Kummell disease," "vertebral osteonecrosis," "vertebral pseudarthrosis," "intravertebral vacuum cleft," "delayed vertebral collapse," and "compression fracture nonunion". Quality was assessed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation method. Read More

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May 2018
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Isokinetic peak torque and flexibility changes of the hamstring muscles after eccentric training: Trained versus untrained subjects.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 May 23. Epub 2018 May 23.

Department of Biomechanics, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt.

Objective: The aim of this study was to examine the effect of eccentric isotonic training on hamstring flexibility and eccentric and concentric isokinetic peak torque in trained and untrained subjects.

Methods: Sixty healthy subjects (mean age: 21.66 ± 2. Read More

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Arthroscopic resection of an osteochondral loose body in the distal radioulnar joint: A case report.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 May 22. Epub 2018 May 22.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Seikeikai Hospital, Sakai City, Osaka, Japan. Electronic address:

We report a 34-year-old man who presented with ulnar wrist pain, painful click, and locking during forearm rotation following a motorcycle accident. Plain radiographs showed a loose body in the distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ), deformity of the sigmoid notch and ulnar head, and ulnar minus variant. The DRUJ deformity was assumed to be associated with physeal injury of the distal ulna during childhood. Read More

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One-stage posterior debridement and fusion combined with irrigation and drainage for the treatment of postoperative lumbar spondylodiscitis.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 May 17. Epub 2018 May 17.

Department of Spine Surgery, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, PR China; Research Center of Sports Medicine, Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, PR China. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of one-stage posterior debridement, interbody fusion, and instrumentation, combined with irrigation and drainage, for treating lumbar spondylodiscitis.

Methods: The study included 23 patients (13 male and 10 female, mean age: 45 years) who had posterior debridement, interbody fusion, and instrumentation, followed by continuous closed irrigation and drainage for lumbar postoperative spondylodiscitis. The visual analog scale, Oswestry disability index, and lumbar lordosis angle were assessed before and after surgery to evaluate the clinical outcome. Read More

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Primary bone tumors and tumor like lesions of the ulna.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 May 14. Epub 2018 May 14.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baltalimani Bone Diseases Training and Research Hospital, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to discuss the diagnosis and surgical management and their results according to stage of primary bone tumors at ulna and to share our experience on this exceptional location for bone tumors.

Methods: We have retrospectively reviewed our clinics database and identified 23 cases (14 males and 9 females, mean age was 28.9 (range 4-77)) with primary bone tumors and tumor like lesion involvement of ulna. Read More

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Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis for tibial derotation osteotomies in children with cerebral palsy.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 May 11. Epub 2018 May 11.

Ortopediatri Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: Tibial derotation osteotomy can be used in the treatment of rotational deformities in case of ineffective conservative management. Our aim was to evaluate the results of the patients who underwent minimal invasive plate osteosynthesis for tibial derotation osteotomies.

Methods: Total of 16 patients (17 procedures) were included in this study. Read More

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May 2018
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Tourniquet pressure settings based on limb occlusion pressure determination or arterial occlusion pressure estimation in total knee arthroplasty? A prospective, randomized, double blind trial.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 May 8. Epub 2018 May 8.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Baskent University Zubeyde Hanim Practice and Research Center, Izmir, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study was to compare the limb occlusion pressure (LOP) determination and arterial occlusion pressure (AOP) estimation methods for tourniquet pressure setting in adult patients undergoing knee arthroplasty under combined spinal-epidural anesthesia.

Methods: Ninety-three patients were randomized into two groups. Pneumatic tourniquet inflation pressures were adjusted based either on LOP determination or AOP estimation in Group 1 (46 patients, 38 female and 8 male; mean age: 67. Read More

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Endless story of a spinal column hydatid cyst disease: A case report.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 May 7. Epub 2018 May 7.

Department of Neurosurgery, Adana Numune Training and Research Hospital, Adana, Turkey.

We describe a case of multifocal relapsing hydatid cyst following multilevel thoracic corpectomy and 360° instrumentation surgery. A 41-year-old male patient presented with cord compression and paraplegia due to a multiseptated cystic lesion at T10-11 level. The cyst was excised with a combined anterior and posterior approach and 360° stabilization was performed. Read More

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Osteonecrosis of bipartite patella following total knee arthroplasty without lateral release.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 May 5. Epub 2018 May 5.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea. Electronic address:

We present a case of osteonecrosis of bipartite patella occurring after total knee arthroplasty using medial parapatellar approach without lateral retinacular release in osteoarthritic knee of a 66 year-old-male. The surgery was performed using traditional technique with medial parapatellar approach and patella was resurfaced. Patella was everted during surgery. Read More

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May 2018
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Distal medial tibial locking plate for fixation of extraarticular distal humeral fractures; an alternative choice for fixation.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 May 4. Epub 2018 May 4.

Pamukkale University, School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study was to describe an alternative fixation method for distal humeral extra-articular fractures through posterior approach using distal tibia anatomic locking plate; and to evaluate the patient's functional outcome and union condition.

Methods: Eighteen patients (11 men and 7 women; average age of 37.0 ± 17. Read More

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May 2018
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How accurate is visual estimation of perioperative blood loss in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery?

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Apr 25. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Emsey Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess whether the visual estimation method for perioperative blood loss is accurate in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis surgery.

Methods: Sixty-five consecutive patients, who were operated on from 2012 to 2015 and had a diagnosis of AIS, were included into the study. Gender, age, preoperative weight and height, preoperative major curve magnitude and T5‒T12 kyphosis angles, the fusion level, and the time of surgery were recorded. Read More

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Effect of PLIF and TLIF on sagittal spinopelvic balance of patients with degenerative spondylolisthesis.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Apr 25. Epub 2018 Apr 25.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of PLIF and TLIF on sagittal spinopelvic balance and to compare radiological results of two surgical procedures with regard to spinopelvic parameters.

Methods: Thirty-five patients (34 female and 1 male; mean age: 52.29 ± 13. Read More

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Comparison of different electrotherapy methods and exercise therapy in shoulder impingement syndrome: A prospective randomized controlled trial.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Apr 24. Epub 2018 Apr 24.

Izmir Medical Park Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess and compare the effects of different electrotherapy methods and exercise therapy on pain, function and quality of life in shoulder impingement syndrome.

Methods: Eighty-three patients (66 females, 17 males; mean age: 48.2 ± 7. Read More

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April 2018
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Effect of nonoperative concomitant intraarticular pathologies on the outcome of arthroscopic capsular release for adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Apr 23. Epub 2018 Apr 23.

Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Bezmialem Vakif University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate whether coexistent intraarticular lesions are negative prognostic factors for the results of arthroscopic capsular release in frozen shoulder patients.

Methods: Seventy-two patients who met inclusion criteria and underwent arthroscopic capsular release between March 2011 and August 2015 for the frozen shoulder were retrospectively evaluated. The patients were divided into two groups according to existence of concomitant intraarticular pathologies detected during arthroscopy. Read More

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April 2018
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A randomized comparison of the proximal crescentic osteotomy and rotational scarf osteotomy in the treatment of hallux valgus.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 30. Epub 2018 Mar 30.

Bursa Yüksek Ihtisas Training and Research Hospital, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Bursa, Turkey.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to compare clinical and radiological results of proximal crescentic osteotomy (PCO) and rotational scarf osteotomy performed in the treatment of hallux valgus.

Methods: A total of 57 consecutive patients (60 feet) with symptomatic hallux valgus deformity were randomly assigned to one of two groups. The PCO group consisted of 22 women and 5 men (30 feet) and the mean age was 43(±14. Read More

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March 2018
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Intramedullary versus extramedullary internal fixation for unstable intertrochanteric fracture, a meta-analysis.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 27. Epub 2018 Mar 27.

Department of Orthopaedics, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Chengdu, Sichuan, PR China. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this meta-analysis was to explore the difference between and compare intramedullary fixation (IF) and extramedullary fixation (EF) for unstable intertrochanteric fractures.

Methods: We searched Pubmed database and Cochrane library following by including and excluding articles based from inception to December, 2016. All randomized controlled trials (RCTs) comparing IF and EF for unstable intertrochanteric fractures were assessed and selected by two researchers independently. Read More

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March 2018
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Treatment outcome of dome osteotomy of the pelvis combined with trochanteric advancement for sequelae of Perthes' disease.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 26. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Center for Joint Disease, Chonnam National University Hwasun Hospital, Jeonnam, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Objective: Disparity in size between femoral head and acetabulum could promote premature degeneration of the hip joint. The purpose of this study was to report the results of Kawamura's dome osteotomy for acetabular dysplasia due to sequelae of Perthes' disease.

Patients And Methods: Fourteen patients (14 hips) operated between 1999 and 2012 were retrospectively reviewed. Read More

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March 2018
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Comparison of tramadol/acetaminophen fixed-dose combination, tramadol, and acetaminophen in patients undergoing ambulatory arthroscopic meniscectomy.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 26. Epub 2018 Mar 26.

Süleyman Demirel University School of Medicine Orthopaedics and Traumatology Department, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objectives: Preemptive analgesia is a technique in which analgesics are administered before a surgery to provide better postoperative pain relief with fewer side effects. In this study, we aimed to compare the preemptive efficacy of tramadol/acetaminophen fixed-dose combination, tramadol, and acetaminophen in patients undergoing ambulatory arthroscopic partial meniscectomy.

Methods: We evaluated the patient records of 75 patients who underwent ambulatory arthroscopic partial meniscectomy. Read More

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March 2018
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Anterior decompression and plate fixation in treatment of cervical myelopathy: A multicentric retrospective review.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 12. Epub 2018 Mar 12.

Orthopaedic Department, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy. Electronic address:

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the results on anterior decompression and fusion with titanium mesh or expanding cage and plate fixation in patients with cervical myelopathy.

Methods: We conducted a retrospective multicentric review of 114 patients, 75 males and 39 females, with cervical myelopathy who underwent surgical treatment between July 2009 to December 2011. All surgeries were performed via a ventral approach. Read More

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March 2018
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Cross-cultural adaptation of Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic shoulder and elbow score: Reliability and validity in Turkish-speaking overhead athletes.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 9. Epub 2018 Mar 9.

Hacettepe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic Shoulder and Elbow Score (KJOC-SES) is a subjective assessment tool to measure functional status of the upper extremities in overhead athletes. The aim was to translate and culturally adapt the KJOC-SES and to evaluate the psychometric properties of the Turkish version (KJOC-SES-Tr) in overhead athletes.

Methods: The forward and back-translation method was followed. Read More

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March 2018
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Surgical treatment for partial rupture of the distal biceps tendon using palmaris longus tendon graft: A case report.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 8. Epub 2018 Mar 8.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, S1W16, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, 060-8556, Japan.

We report a case of a partial rupture of the distal biceps tendon that was surgically treated using a palmaris longus tendon graft. A 58-year-old man complained of increasing pain with resisted elbow flexion and supination in the antecubital fossa. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed the irregularity of a distal attachment of the biceps brachii and peripheral signal changes. Read More

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March 2018
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Lunate excision with capitohamate fusion in the treatment of stage IIIB and IIIC Kienböck's disease.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 2. Epub 2018 Mar 2.

Katip Celebi University, Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Izmir, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to report our results of lunate excision combined with capitohamate fusion in the treatment of Kienböck's stage IIIB/IIIC disease.

Methods: A total of 7 patients with a mean age 35.2 (SD 11. Read More

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March 2018
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Analysis of factors affecting baseline SF-36 Mental Component Summary in Adult Spinal Deformity and its impact on surgical outcomes.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 1. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain.

Objectives: To identify the factors that affect SF-36 mental component summary (MCS) in patients with adult spinal deformity (ASD) at the time of presentation, and to analyse the effect of SF-36 MCS on clinical outcomes in surgically treated patients.

Methods: Prospectively collected data from a multicentric ASD database was analysed for baseline parameters. Then, the same database for surgically treated patients with a minimum of 1-year follow-up was analysed to see the effect of baseline SF-36 MCS on treatment results. Read More

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March 2018
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The different role of each head of the triceps brachii muscle in elbow extension.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 1. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

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 investigate the functional role of each head of the triceps brachii muscle, depending on the angle of shoulder elevation, and to compare each muscle force and activity by using a virtual biomechanical simulator and surface electromyography.

Methods: Ten healthy participants (8 males and 2 females) were included in this study. The mean age was 29. Read More

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March 2018
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Intraoperative evaluation of polymorphonuclear leukocyte during second-stage revision surgery promote overdiagnosis of persistent periprosthetic joint infection.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 1. Epub 2018 Mar 1.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether intraoperative histopathological examination could predict the risk of relapse of infection in periprosthetic joint infections (PJI).

Methods: The study included 25 patients (14 women and 11 men, with a mean age of 67.0 years (range, 37-83 years)), who had two-staged revision surgery for a PJI. Read More

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March 2018
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Surgical correction of hallux valgus deformity in children with cerebral palsy.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Feb 22. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

Ortopediatri Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: This study aimed to present a treatment algorithm for the correction of the hallux valgus deformity in Cerebral Palsy (CP) patients and to discuss the outcomes based on our clinical and radiological results.

Methods: 29 patients (45 feet) were included in the study. The mean age of the patients at the time of the surgery was 14 (range 6-22) years. Read More

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February 2018
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Assessment of hip abductors by MRI after total hip arthroplasty and effect of fatty atrophy on functional outcome.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Feb 22. Epub 2018 Feb 22.

İstanbul Education and Research Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate how fatty atrophy (FA) of the hip abductors in operated and non-operated hips affected the functional outcome following arthroplasty.

Methods: Forty-four hips of 22 patients (8 males and 14 females; mean age: 60 ± 14.4 (range: 24-84)) who matched the inclusion criteria and willing to participate in the study were retrospectively evaluated. Read More

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February 2018
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Prevalence estimation and familial tendency of common forefoot deformities in Turkey: A survey of 2662 adults.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Feb 19. Epub 2018 Feb 19.

Genetic Diseases Diagnosis Center, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: This survey was designed to evaluate the prevalence estimations of HV, bunionette, hammertoe as well as their relations to shoe wearing and also familial tendency, in Turkey.

Material And Methods: Two thousand six hundred sixty two volunteers (1615 females and 1047 males) with a mean age of 34.15 ± 14. Read More

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February 2018
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Investigation of the biomechanical and histopathological effects of autologous conditioned serum on healing of Achilles tendon.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Feb 14. Epub 2018 Feb 14.

Bağcılar Training and Research Hospital, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, İstanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study to evaluate the effects of autologous conditioned serum (ACS) on the healing of transected rat Achilles tendons via the assessment of biomechanical and histological parameters.

Methods: The study was conducted on 45 male Sprague-Dawley rats. Five rats were used as donors for ACS preparation. Read More

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February 2018
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Single or double anterior portal shoulder arthroscopy for Bankart repair? That is the question.

Authors:
Adrian Todor

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Feb 14. Epub 2018 Feb 14.

Department of Orthopedics, Traumatology and Pediatric Orthopedics, "Iuliu Hatieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Romania. Electronic address:

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February 2018
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Radiological and clinical outcomes of medial approach open reduction by using two intervals in developmental dysplasia of the hip.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 15;52(2):81-86. Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Medeniyet University, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Goztepe Research and Training Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: To evaluate the midterm clinical and radiological outcomes of the medial approach using two intervals for developmental hip dysplasia (DDH).

Methods: The study involved 62 hips of 47 patients (41 girls, 6 boys) treated with medial approach for DDH from 1999 to 2010. The age of the patients at surgery was 18. Read More

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March 2018
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Long-term functional, subjective and psychological results after single digit replantation.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 14;52(2):120-126. Epub 2018 Feb 14.

Department of Medical Research Center of Jiangsu Province, Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong, Jiangsu, China. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study was to analyse the long-term functional, subjective, and psychological results after single-digit replantation.

Methods: Thirty cases of digital replantation (14 thumbs, 12 index fingers, 2 middle fingers, 1 ring finger, and 1 little finger) in 30 patients (7 females and 23 males) with a mean age of 44.2 years (20-65 years) were evaluated at the end of a mean follow-up time of 36 months (19-50 months). Read More

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March 2018
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Do subscapularis tears really result in superior humeral migration?

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 13;52(2):109-114. Epub 2018 Feb 13.

Gazi University, School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Ankara, Turkey.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyse the effect of subscapularis tear on superior humeral excursion (SHE) and acromiohumeral distance (AHD). The hypothesis was that subscapularis tears do not result in superior humeral excursion.

Methods: Patients who underwent shoulder arthroscopy between August of 2011 and 2015 were reevaluated. Read More

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March 2018
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The ultrasonography evaluation of talar dysplasia as a potential prognostic factor for predicting the course and outcomes of clubfoot deformity treatment using Ponseti technique.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 13;52(2):87-91. Epub 2018 Feb 13.

Department of Paediatric Surgery, Orthopaedics and Traumatology (DPSOT) of the Children´s Medical Centre (CMC), Faculty Hospital in Brno, Medical Faculty of the Masaryk University in Brno, Brno, Czech Republic.

Objective: The aim of this study was to assess the role of sonographic evaluation of Talar dysplasia in predicting the outcome of standard Ponseti method in the treatment of clubfoot deformity.

Methods: A total 23 children (15 boys and 8 girls; mean age: 18.2 ± 5. Read More

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March 2018
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Single-incision Eden-Lange procedure in trapezius muscle paralysis: A report of 11 cases.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 14;52(2):115-119. Epub 2018 Feb 14.

Orthopedic Surgery, Shafa Orthopedic Hospital, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran. Iran. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcome of single-incision Eden-Lange procedure in trapezius muscle paralysis.

Methods: The medical records of 11 patients (3 females and 8 males); mean age: 41 (25-59) years with trapezius muscle paralysis who underwent Eden-Lange procedure in our Center, between February 2009 and April 2013, were retrospectively analyzed. The clinical outcomes were evaluated with the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Shoulder (ASES) score and visual analogue scale (VAS). Read More

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March 2018
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Where is the fracture? Penetrating injury with a foreign bone.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Jan 26. Epub 2018 Jan 26.

Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Ankara University Medical School, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:

Injuries in the explosion scenarios are usually hollow organ injuries including rapid gas expansion, thermal injuries, penetrating injuries due to secondary projectiles and secondary injuries like falls and burns. Our case is a penetrating injury that was considered open knee fracture (Gustilo Anderson Type 3A) and peroneal nerve palsy in the emergency service after bomb attack but later it was seen that the secondary projectile was a foreign bone and the patient's bone integrity was intact. Our aim is to show that specific human tissues must be considered as a factor in the secondary injuries. Read More

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January 2018
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Anatomy of Master Knot of Henry: A morphometric study on cadavers.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 1;52(2):134-142. Epub 2018 Feb 1.

Mersin University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy, Mersin, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the features of flexor hallucis longus (FHL), flexor digitorum longus (FDL) and flexor digitorum accessorius (FDA) muscles with relevance to the tendon grafts and to reveal the location of Master Knot of Henry (MKH).

Methods: Twenty feet from ten formalin fixed cadavers were dissected, which were in the inventory of Anatomy Department of Medicine Faculty, Mersin University. The location of MKH was identified. Read More

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March 2018
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An alternative treatment for osteoporotic Su Type III periprosthetic supracondylar femur fractures: Double locking plate fixation.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 3;52(2):92-96. Epub 2018 Jan 3.

Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Turkey.

Introduction: Patients with Su Type III fractures based on total knee arthroplasty (TKA) constitute a patient group with problematic treatment and management. Although it has difficulties, open reduction and internal fixation is one of the treatment options.

Method: A retrospective evaluation was made of 22 patients surgically treated in our clinic with double locking, low contact titanium plate and screw for a Su Type III periprosthetic fracture based on TKA. Read More

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March 2018
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Impact of echocardiography on one-month and one-year mortality of intertrochanteric fracture patients.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 2;52(2):97-100. Epub 2018 Jan 2.

Ankara University Faculty of Medicine, Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ankara, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of preoperative echocardiography on patient survival, timing of surgery in length of hospital stay in patients who will undergo hip nailing for an intertrochanteric fracture.

Methods: The clinical records of the patients who were admitted to a tertiary university hospital with an intertrochanteric femur fracture were retrospectively analyzed. The age, gender, American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) score, days to surgery, total hospital stay, cardiac drug prescription/modification, cardiac intervention and presence of an echocardiography assessment including detailed findings were reviewed. Read More

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March 2018
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Proinflammatory biomarkers' level and functional genetic polymorphisms in periprosthetic joint infection.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 2;52(2):143-147. Epub 2018 Jan 2.

Medical Microbiology Department, Ankara University Medicine Faculty, Ankara, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objective: The aims of this study were 1) to identify the level of inflammatory biomarkers interleukin (IL)-1α, IL-1β, IL-6, IL-8, IL-17, C-reactive protein (CRP), granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (GCSF), ferritin, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in serum and synovial fluid samples of patients who underwent revision arthroplasty surgery; 2) to establish the relationship between serum and synovial fluid levels; 3) to determine if any of the 11 genetic polymorphisms of TNFα, IL-1, IL-6, IL-8, IL-17, and GCSF on the encoding genes was associated with periprosthetic joint infection (PJI).

Methods: Synovial fluid and serum was collected from 88 patients who underwent revision arthroplasty surgery. The Musculoskeletal Infection Society definition was used to classify these patients into 2 groups: 36 PJIs and 52 aseptic failures. Read More

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March 2018
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Is ACL reconstruction a prerequisite for the patients having recreational sporting activities?

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Jan 28;52(1):37-43. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Sports Medicine Department, Aydın State Hospital, Aydın, Turkey.

Objective: Whether surgical or conservative treatment is more effective in allowing patients to return to physical activity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is controversial. We sought to compare mid-term outcome measures between isolated ACL tear patients who underwent reconstruction followed by closed kinetic chain exercises and those who underwent neuromuscular training only.

Methods: We retrospectively evaluated patients with ACL tears who underwent post-surgery CKC strength training after ACL reconstruction (Group A), and patients who only underwent neuromuscular training (Group B) with a minimum follow-up time of 5 years. Read More

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January 2018
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Appropriate excision time of heterotopic ossification in elbow caused by trauma.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Jan 28;52(1):27-31. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Department of Orthopedics, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Sichuan, PR China. Electronic address:

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the optimal timing for the resection of heterotopic ossification (HO) of the elbow.

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 42 patients who were treated operatively for heterotopic ossification of the elbow from March 2010 to December 2014 at our institution. The patients were divided into early (before 12 months) and late (after 12 months) excision groups. Read More

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January 2018
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Assessment of variability in Turkish spine surgeons' trauma practices.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Jan 28;52(1):1-6. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Ankara ARTES Spine Center, Turkey. Electronic address:

Objectives: The aim of this study was to analyse the variability among Turkish spinal surgeons in the management of thoracolumbar fractures by carrying out a web survey.

Methods: An invitation text and web-link of the survey were sent to the members of the Turkish Spine Society mail group. A fictitious spine trauma vignette, a 23 year-old male with a L1 burst fracture, was presented and 25 questions were asked to participants. Read More

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January 2018
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Cytotoxic effects of delphinidin in human osteosarcoma cells.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Jan 28;52(1):58-64. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine and Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Introduction: The aim of this study was to evaluate whether delphinidin is cytoprotective or cytotoxic in osteosarcoma cell lines, and to elucidate the underlying mechanisms.

Materials And Methods: The present study investigated whether apoptosis or autophagy is induced by delphinidin in human osteosarcoma cell lines. Delphinidin was used as the antioxidant, along with two autophagy inhibitors: 3-methyladenine and bafilomycin A1. Read More

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January 2018
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Novel ultrasound assisted suture anchor system using the BoneWelding® technology yields a comparable primary stability in osteopenic and healthy human humeri as a benchmark anchor.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 28;52(2):127-133. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Department of Orthopaedics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Center of the University of Munich (Ludwig-Maximilians-University), Munich, Germany.

Introduction: The aim of this biomechanical study was to evaluate the primary stability of the SportWelding® Sombrero 3.6 mm suture anchor system in osteopenic and healthy cadaveric humeri.

Methods: The Sombrero® and BioCorkscrew® anchors were deployed in 8 osteopenic and 4 healthy cadaver humeri after the bone mineral density (BMD) measurements of the 32 specimens. Read More

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March 2018
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Selection of distal fusion level in terms of distal junctional kyphosis in Scheuermann kyphosis. A comparison of 3 methods.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Jan 28;52(1):7-11. Epub 2017 Dec 28.

Acibadem University Atakent Hospital, Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Istanbul, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of distal fusion level selection on the distal junctional kyphosis (DJK) in Scheuermann kyphosis (SK) patients who underwent posterior fusion.

Methods: Thirty-nine SK patients who underwent posterior fusion with a minimum follow-up of 3 years were retrospectively evaluated. According to the distal fusion level, patients were divided into 3 groups. Read More

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January 2018
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Early surgical decompression within 8 hours for traumatic spinal cord injury: Is it beneficial? A meta-analysis.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Mar 27;52(2):101-108. Epub 2017 Dec 27.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Gyeongsang National University School of Medicine and Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Jinju, Republic of Korea. Electronic address:

Introduction: The aim of this study is to evaluate whether early (<8 h) surgical decompression is better in improving neurologic outcomes than late (≥8 h) surgical decompression for traumatic spinal cord injury (tSCI).

Methods: The various electronic databases were used to detect relevant articles published up until May 2016 that compared the outcomes of early versus late surgery for tSCI. Data searching, extraction, analysis, and quality assessment were performed according to Cochrane Collaboration guidelines. Read More

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March 2018
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A rare case of tibial hemimelia, surgical technique and clinical results.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2017 Dec 13. Epub 2017 Dec 13.

UOC Ortopedia - Ospedale Pediatrico Gaslini, Genova, Italy.

We report a nine-year-old boy with a type IIIa tibial hemimelia, according to the new Paley classification. We describe the x-ray findings, the surgical treatment technique, and the prognostic course of the patient. Descriptions of such cases are very infrequent in the literature and type of treatment is still object of debate. Read More

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December 2017
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Anatomic implications of lesser trochanterplasty.

Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2018 Jan 7;52(1):54-57. Epub 2017 Dec 7.

Department of Orthopedics, Dokuz Eylul University Hospital, Izmir, Turkey.

Objective: The aim of this study was to measure the area of iliopsoas tendon attachment and the distance of sciatic nerve, medial circumflex femoral artery (MCFA) and quadratus muscle to lesser trochanter tip, before and after 5, 10, 15 mm depth excision of lesser trochanter.

Methods: A total 15 hips of 8 adult male cadavers were evaluated. Distances between lesser trochanter tip, sciatic nerve, the lower edge of quadratus muscle and MCFA; length and width of quadratus muscle insertion; area of iliopsoas muscle and quadratus muscle insertion was measured before and after sequential 5,10 and 15 mm depth trochanterplasties using 5 mm wide burr parallel to the posterior cortex. Read More

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January 2018
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