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Our journal is the official publication of Inonu University Medical Faculty and published uninterruptedly for 25 years. It was first published as the name of Inonu University Medical Journal and later as Journal of Turgut Ozal Medical Center. During its publication period, the journal accepted Turkish or English articles for publication.

Abstracting in an international index is just a paramount objective in the 25th year of the journal. Because of this goal, it was necessary to make a decision both in terms of journal name and publication language. It was important in this respect that the name of a general medical journal should be related to medicine again and it should be in English. For these reasons, the name of the journal was switched to Annals of Medical Research and its publication language is changed to in English. The logo of the journal was chosen as an apricot, which is the symbol of our city Malatya, the world capital of apricot. I hope the journal succeeds with its new name. Annals of Medical Research is published monthly.



Comparison of five patellar height measurement methods in a Turkish adult cohort (p.1549-53)

Comparison of five patellar height measurement methods in a Turkish adult cohort (p.1549-53)

Sercan Capkin, Serkan Guler, Erdem Aras Sezgin
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Aksaray Training and Research Hospital, Aksaray University, Aksaray, Turkey

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Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the methods traditionally used for patellar height measurements [Insall-Salvati (IS), Modified Insall-Salvati (MIS), Blackburne-Peel (BP), Caton-Deschamps (CD)] and the plateau-patellar angle (PPA) in Turkish adult population.
Material and Methods: A cross-sectional retrospective study was conducted. A total of 100 lateral knee radiographs in 30° flexion were analyzed by two blinded orthopedist independently to each other’s measurements. The average IS ratio, MIS ratio, BP ratio, CD ratio and PPA measurement were calculated by taking the average of the measurement values of both observers. The inter-observer reliability for two observers was determined using intraclass correlation coefficients (ICC). Spearman rank correlation analysis was performed to analyze correlations between mean ratios/angle measurements.
Results: The mean age at the time of the radiographs was 30.18 ± 5.78 (range:20-40) years, 60% were female, and 58 radiographs were of the right knee. The mean and standard deviations of the patella height measurements were found 1.05 ± 0.12 according to the IS ratio; 1.66 ± 0.29 according to the MIS ratio; 0.91 ± 0.15 according to the CD ratio; 0.84 ± 0.14 according to the BP ratio; 24.74° ± 2.87° according to PPA measurement. There was highest inter-observer agreement between the two observers with an ICC of 0.926 (95% confidence interval: 0.89-0.950), excellent reliability, for the PPA measurement. Inter-observer agreement between two observers was good reliability for other measurements (IS, MIS, CD, BP). The highest correlation was between CD ratio and BP ratio, strong correlation, with a Pearson's correlation coefficient of 0.790.
Conclusion: The PPA appears to be a feasible tool that can assess patellar height with higher reliability compared to the four most commonly used methods, in a Turkish adult population.

Keywords: Measurements; patellar height; radiographs; ratio; reliability



doi: 10.5455/annalsmedres.2020.05.425     


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Annals of Medical Research is the scientific official journal of the Inonu University Faculty of Medicine. It is published monthly. The essential aim of the Annals of Medical Research is to publish scientifically high quality clinical and experimental research articles on fields of medicine which can contribute to the literature data. In addition, review articles, case reports, editorials, letters to the editors and manuscripts on publication ethics and medical history, which can contribute to the education and practices of physicians and health sector professionals within the scope of the journal’s target audience and which can increase the level of scientific communication between the authors and readers, are included in the scope of the journal.



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