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- PublicationOpen AccessAn Unusual Localization of Intraosseous Schwannoma: The Hamate Bone.(2017-02-23) Gurkan, VOLKAN; SONMEZ, C; ARALASMAK, AYŞE; YILDIZ, F; ERDOGAN, O; GÜRKAN, VOLKAN; ARALAŞMAK, AYŞEIntraosseous schwannoma of the hamate bone presented in this case is a very rare benign tumor, and its diagnosis combined with clinical, imaging and needle biopsy is important to guide further therapy. The diagnosis of schwannoma of the hamate was proved histologically following its surgical treatment by curettage.
- PublicationMetadata onlyEarly Suspicion of Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia for Successful Free Flap Salvage: Reports of Two Cases(2020-06-01T00:00:00Z) Mehdizade, Turan; Kelahmetoğlu, Osman; Gürkan, Volkan; Çetin, Güven; Güneren, Ethem; KELAHMETOĞLU, OSMAN; GÜRKAN, VOLKAN; ÇETİN, GÜVEN; GÜNEREN, ETHEMHeparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is an underestimated complication of heparin treatment. Flap loss and related morbidity (even mortality) are caused by occlusion of the capillary vessels by a highly immunogenic complex formed by adherence of antiheparin antibodies to platelet factor 4. Early suspicion and effective treatment of HIT developing in two free flaps are described. We report on the management of two patients with HIT. Both patients were treated successfully by early suspicion and hematology consultation. Heparin products were discontinued; the patients were switched to a nonheparin anticoagulant. We emphasize the importance of early diagnosis, hematologist assessment, and a change to a nonheparin anticoagulant to prevent flap failure and possibly the catastrophic consequences of such failure.
- PublicationOpen AccessResults of the Local Steroid Injections in the Simple Bone Cyst(2020-01-01T00:00:00Z) UÇAN, VAHDET; Pulatkan, Anil; ERDEM, Ahmet Can; KAPICIOĞLU, Mehmet; GÜRKAN, Volkan; UÇAN, VAHDET; ERDEM, AHMET CAN; KAPICIOĞLU, MEHMET; GÜRKAN, VOLKANObjective: Steroid injections represent one of the simple treatment alternatives for simple bone cysts (SBC). The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of local steroid injections in the treatment of SBC. Methods: Seventeen patients (11 males, 6 females; mean age 12.4 years; range=2 to 39 years) with SBC were treated with injection of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA) with the use of the two-needle technique. The cysts were localized in the proximal humerus (n=6), the calcaneus (one patient had bilateral lesions) (n=2), proximal femur (n=7) and the tibia (n=2). Pathological fractures occurred in three patients before steroid injection. These three patients with pathological fractures were treated with injection of MPA after fractures healed. Each patient received a maximum of four injections at eight week intervals, each consisting of 40-160 mg of MPA. The patients were followed up with plain radiographs obtained in the first month, third month, sixth month, and at the end of a year. After the first year, patients were followed up with plain radiographs once a year. The mean follow-up duration was twenty two months (range=3 to 48 months). Cyst healing was assessed according to the modified Neer classification. Results: Treatment with MPA resulted in complete recovery in ten cysts (55%) and recovery with residual lesions in three cysts (17%). Three cysts (17%) did not respond to steroid treatment and two patients (11%) developed recurrence. The results were satisfactory (72%) in patients with complete recovery and partial recovery with residual lesions, and unsatisfactory in five patients (28%). The patients with recurrence were treated with curettage and grafting or cementation. No procedure-related complications were encountered. Conclusion: Our findings suggest that, the treatment with local steroid injection in SBC provides satisfactory results, thus this treatment with low morbidity can be applied to these patients before aggressive treatment.
- PublicationMetadata onlyThe influence of fraction internal rotation radiograph on the classification and treatment options of intertrochanteric femoral fractures(2013-04-01) Bilsel, K.; ERDIL, M.; Elmadag, M.; ERZINCANLI, A.; Gurkan, VOLKAN; Tuncay, I.; SEN, C.; BİLSEL, İSMAIL KEREM; ELMADAĞ, NUH MEHMET; GÜRKAN, VOLKAN; TUNCAY, İBRAHİMAim. In this prospective randomized study with intraobserver and interobserver assessment, we aimed to compare the classifications and operative decisions of intertrochanteric fractures realized by orthopedic surgeons with standard radiographs and traction internal rotation radiographs by intraobserver and interobserver assessment.
- PublicationOpen AccessMetatarsal head resurfacing hemiarthroplasty in the treatment of advanced stage hallux rigidus: outcomes in the short-term(2012-07-01) ERDIL, Mehmet; Bilsel, Kerem; IMREN, Yunus; MUTLU, Serhat; GULER, Olcay; Gurkan, VOLKAN; Elmadag, NUH MEHMET; Tuncay, Ibrahim; BİLSEL, İSMAIL KEREM; GÜRKAN, VOLKAN; ELMADAĞ, NUH MEHMET; TUNCAY, İBRAHİMObjective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the short-term outcomes of metatarsal head metal resurfacing hemiarthroplasty in patients with advanced stage hallux rigidus. Methods: The study included 14 feet (4 left, 10 right) of 12 patients (10 female, 2 male; mean age: 63 ± 5; range: 55 to 71 years) who underwent metatarsal head metal resurfacing hemiarthroplasty (HemiCAP(®)) between 2007 and 2010. Additionally, capsular release and periarticular osteophyte debridement were performed. Staging was made according to Coughlin and Shurnas' clinical and radiological grading system. Hallux valgus and intermetatarsal angles were measured using pre and postoperative standing AP and lateral foot views. Clinical assessment was made with first metatarsophalangeal joint range of motion, the AOFAS (American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society) hallux metatarsophalangeal-interphalangeal scale and satisfaction level. Results: Mean follow up was 19.5 (range: 14 to 26) months. Two patients had bilateral involvement. According to Coughlin and Shurnas' clinical and radiological grading system, nine feet were Stage 3 and five feet were Stage 4. According to the AOFAS scale, results of eight feet (57.1%) were excellent, four feet (28.6%) were good and two feet (14.3%) were moderate. Mean total AOFAS score increased by 26.2 points postoperatively (p<0.05). Mean range of motion of the first metatarsophalangeal joint improved significantly from a preoperative 22.2 ± 5.6 (range: 10 to 28) degrees to a postoperative 56.3 ± 9.6 degrees (p<0.05). Mean hallux valgus angle decreased from a preoperative 14.3 (range: 9 to 17) degrees to a postoperative 11.1 (range: 4 to 13) degrees and the mean intermetatarsal angle increased from a preoperative 10.5 (range: 8 to 14) degrees to a postoperative 10.8 (range: 8 to 15) degrees. Patient satisfaction levels were very good in 10 feet (71.4%), good in 3 (21.4%), and moderate in one (7.2%). Complications included metatarsalgia aggravated by long walks in one patient and hypoesthesia of the great toe in three patients. Push-off power of the great toes was measured as 4/5 in three cases, and 5/5 in others. Conclusion: Metatarsal head metal resurfacing hemiarthroplasty provides high patient satisfaction level and good functional outcome in the short-term, in the surgical treatment of advanced stage hallux rigidus refractory to conservative treatment options.
- PublicationOpen AccessThe relationship between morphometric parameters and Trendelenburg sign following the Hardinge incision(2010-01-01T00:00:00Z) BÜLBÜL, M; AYANOĞLU, S; BEYTEMÜR, O; Gürkan, VOLKAN; ESENYEL, CZ; GÜRBÜZ, H; GÜRKAN, VOLKANObjectives: We evaluated the relationship between morphometric parameters such as height, weight, and body mass index with the development of the Trendelenburg gait following the Hardinge approach, which is one of the most commonly used approaches in total hip arthroplasty.\r\nMethods: The study included 59 patients (43 women, 16 men; mean age 55 years; range 37 to 74 years) who underwent total hip arthroplasty via the Hardinge approach for primary coxarthrosis. The patients were examined postoperatively at 15 days, and at the end of the first and third months. The mean follow-up period was 24.3 months (range 12 to 37 months). The height, weight, and body mass index values of the patients with and without a positive Trendelenburg sign were compared.\r\nResults: The Trendelenburg sign was positive in 19 patients (32.2%) following total hip arthroplasty with the Hardinge approach and persisted for a mean of 8.3 months (range 4-14 months). Patients with a positive Trendelenburg sign had a mean height of 157.4 cm (range 151 to 173 cm), mean weight of 82.5 kg (range 70 to 108 kg), and mean body mass index of 33.2 kg/m2 (range 25.4 to 30.5 kg/m2). The corresponding figures in patients without a Trendelenburg sign were as follows: 166.3 cm (range 158 to 180 cm), 79.4 kg (range 72 to 94 kg), and 28.7 kg/m2 (range 21.6 to 30.5 kg/m2). There was no significant difference between the two patient groups with respect to weight, but height and body mass index showed highly significant differences (p<0.0001).\r\nConclusion: Based on our finding that patients having a significantly shorter height and greater body mass index sustained Trendelenburg positivity for quite a long time, we recommend that these two factors be taken into consideration in the preoperative evaluation of patients for total hip arthroplasty with the Hardinge approach. Thus, the use of the Hardinge approach in total hip arthroplasty may not be convenient in short subjects having borderline obesity.
- PublicationMetadata onlyA new index for the assessment of distal radius fractures involving the ulnar styloid.(2011-01-01) ORHUN, H; DURSUN, M; Gürkan, VOLKAN; SARıOĞLU, E; ALTUN, GAMZE; AKÇA, O; GÜRKAN, VOLKAN; ALTUN, GAMZE
- PublicationOpen AccessOsteoid osteoma of the cuboid bone: a rare cause of foot pain.(2011-01-01) Gürkan, VOLKAN; ORHUN, H; BÜLBÜL, M; KAYAHAN, S; GÜRKAN, VOLKANOsteoid osteoma, a common bone lesion of benign nature, is more rarely seen in feet. It most commonly involves the talus yet rarely the cuboid. The atypical symptoms of foot involvement may delay the diagnosis. Differential diagnosis most commonly includes ankle sprain, monoarticular arthritis, anterior impingement syndrome, tarsal spur, osteomyelitis, stress fracture, eosinophilic granuloma. The delay in diagnosis and treatment of osteoid osteoma in the foot may be a cause of chronic foot pain. In this study, we present a 17-year-old boy with osteoid osteoma in his right cuboid bone. The patient was undiagnosed during the first year of his symptoms. After surgical removal of the tumor, his complaints were resolved. The pathological examination confirmed the diagnosis of osteoid osteoma. Osteoid osteoma is an unusual bone tumor of the foot. It should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients exhibiting foot pain. In speculative cases with no obvious radiographic findings, further imaging studies, such as CT, should be considered.
- PublicationOpen AccessRadiological Appearences of Benign Soft-tissue Tumors of the Hand and Wrist with Special Emphasis on NRI(2022-04-01T00:00:00Z) YILMAZ, TEMEL FATİH; TOPRAK, HÜSEYİN; Atasoy, Bahar; SÖNMEZ, FATMA CAVİDE; ARALAŞMAK, Ayşe; GÜRKAN, Volkan; YILMAZ, TEMEL FATİH; TOPRAK, HÜSEYİN; ATASOY, BAHAR; SÖNMEZ, FATMA CAVİDE; ARALAŞMAK, AYŞE; GÜRKAN, VOLKANTumoral and pseudotumoral lesions of the hand and wrist are commonly encountered in routine clinical practice. Although most of them arc benign, radiological differential diagnosis of these lesions is difficult, because of their nonspecific imaging findings, except ganglia, localized type of tenosynovial giant cell tumors and lipomas. Digital radiography, computed tomography, and ultrasound may be useful in identification of the lesions in the wrist and hand, but magnetic resonance imaging with superior contrast and spatial resolution is the most important imaging modality.
- PublicationMetadata onlyEvaluation of patients with pathological fractures treated by standard trauma principles but neglecting the underlying malign bone disease(2022-11-01) DEMİRÖZ S.; ÖKTEM F.; Celik A.; Erdogan O.; ÖZKAN K.; GÜRKAN V.; GÜRKAN, VOLKANIntroduction: There are several studies in the literature about pathological fractures but almost no in-formation about patients whose pathological fracture caused by a malignant lesion misdiagnosed and treated as a simple fracture. The aim of this study was to investigate patient and fracture characteristics, and outcomes in cases where fractures occurred in the presence of a malign pathology but were treated as simple fractures. Patients andMethods: Cases of malign bone lesions between 20 0 0 and 2020 were retrospectively re-viewed. Patients with a final diagnosis of malign bone lesion but whose pathological fractures were treated ignoring the underlying malign bone disease were included. Demographic, clinical and outcome data were collected from patient\"s medical records and analyzed.Results: Six patients met the inclusion criteria. Three of the patients were female and the cohort mean age was 56.8 +/- 21.8 years at the time of admission. Patient diagnoses were: renal cell carcinoma metas-tasis ( n = 1); colon cancer metastasis ( n = 1); chondrosarcoma ( n = 2); osteosarcoma ( n = 1); and undif-ferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma of bone ( n = 1). In all cases surgical management differed from those that should have been applied if the pathological fracture had been identified. Furthermore, surgical man-agement after definitive histological diagnosis were more aggressive compared to if the malignancy had been identified at first admission. All patients died after a mean follow-up of 16.67 +/- 11.7 months and the complication rate was 100%.Conclusion: When a pathological fracture is misdiagnosed and managed as a simple bone fracture, out-comes are extremely poor. In these situations, remedial surgery is more extensive, with increased com-plication rates and there is poor life expectancy.(c) 2022 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.