Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ®

A Publication of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons ®

Symposium: Award Papers From Turkish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology 2014 2 articles


Can Normal Fracture Healing Be Achieved When the Implant Is Retained on the Basis of Infection? An Experimental Animal Model

Fuat Bilgili MD, Halil Ibrahim Balci MD, Kayahan Karaytug MD, Kerim Sariyilmaz MD, Ata Can Atalar MD, Ergun Bozdag PhD, Meral Tuna PhD, Bilge Bilgic MD, Nezahat Gurler MD

Infection after open fractures is a common complication. Treatment options for infections developed after intramedullary nailing surgery remain a topic of controversy. We therefore used a rat fracture model to evaluate the effects of infection on osseous union when the implant was maintained.

Surgical Treatment of Hip Instability in Patients With Lower Lumbar Level Myelomeningocele: Is Muscle Transfer Required?

Timur Yildirim MD, Sarper Gursu MD, ─░lhan Avni Bayhan MD, Hakan Sofu MD, Aysegul Bursali MD

Treatment of hip instability in patients with lower lumbar level myelomeningocele is clinically challenging. Muscle transfer procedures, release of contractures, and intertrochanteric varus-rotation osteotomies have been described to restore weak or absent abductor strength as well as relocation of the hip. However, controlled trials evaluating hip instability in lower lumbar myelomeningocele are limited in the current literature.