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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.

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Fixation of forearm fractures with intramedullary k-wire or elastic nail by fluoroscopy in children and radiation exposure (p.2330-4)

Fixation of forearm fractures with intramedullary k-wire or elastic nail by fluoroscopy in children and radiation exposure (p.2330-4)

Seyhmus Yigit
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Dicle University, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Copyright © 2020 by authors and Annals of Medical Research Publishing Inc.

Abstract

Aim: To show midterm results and compare the two methods utilized in pediatric forearm fractures fixation and the risks of radiation.
Material and Methods: We conducted retrospective studies of 62 children and adolescent between the age of 6 to 16 years who were exposed to traumatic forearm fractures and treated with methods of fixation mini open reduction and intramedullary K-wire pinning(group 1) and close reduction and intramedullary elastic nailing(group 2). Patient data included age, gender, the mechanisms of injury, fluoroscopic screening time, dose area product (DAP) value, union time, duration of hospitalization, and complications.
Results: There was a significant difference in radiation exposure and radiation-related cancer risk in group 2 (P0.001). There was no significant difference between the two groups in the first year of surgery compared to union (p: 0.49), complications and Price CT et al criteria (p: 0,57).
Conclusions: If the surgeon's experience is insufficient, the duration of close reduction and intramedullary nailing operation time and the number of fluoroscopic imaging will increase. This will increase the radiation exposure and the risks associated with radiation for the patient and surgical team. In our opinion, surgeons who do not have enough surgical experience should use open reduction technique to avoid using too much fluoroscopic imaging. Orthopedics surgeons must protect himself, his personnel and the patient from radiation exposure.

Keywords: Cancer risk; fluoroscopy; fracture healing; pediatric forearm fractures; radiation risk

 

 

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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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