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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.



Do patellar degeneration and obesity have an impact on anterior knee pain in total knee arthroplasty without patellar resurfacing? (p.3143-7)

Do patellar degeneration and obesity have an impact on anterior knee pain in total knee arthroplasty without patellar resurfacing? (p.3143-7)

Bahtiyar Haberal1, Ekin Kaya Simsek2, Orcun Sahin1, Salim Ersozlu3
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Beypazari State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey
3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, KTO Karatay University, Konya, Turkey

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Aim: Purpose of this study was to determine clinical and radiological outcomes of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), and analyze correlation between the degree of the patellar degeneration and anterior knee pain.
Materials and Methods: We identified all patients at our institution underwent TKA between January 2009 and March 2011. Patients were classified into two groups according to Outherbridge classification system. The effect of patellar resurfacing on clinical and radiological outcomes was evaluated.
Results: A total of 326 patients were included in the present study. The female to male ratio was 254/72. The preoperative, early postoperative and last follow-up range of motion, Knee Society Score and functional scores were similar between groups (p=0.707, p=0.241, p=0.123, p=0.864, p=0.212, p=0.320, p=0.966, p=0.117, p=0.232, respectively). Patient satisfaction rates were similar between groups at last follow-up (p=0.127).
Conclusion: In the present study there is no significant relationship between the severity of the patellar cartilage defect and clinical/radiological outcomes at long-term follow-up. Therefore, we do not suggest resurfacing the patella in the surgical treatment of knee osteoarthritis to decrease knee pain and improve knee functionality.

Keywords: Arthroplasty; degeneration; knee; patella; patellar resurfacing



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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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