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    Murat Pekmezci, MD

    TitleAssociate Professor
    SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
    DepartmentOrthopaedic Surgery
    Address1001 Potrero Ave
    San Francisco CA 94110
    Phone415-206-8812
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      1. Kandemir U, Herfat S, Herzog M, Viscogliosi P, Pekmezci M. Fatigue failure in extra-articular proximal tibia fractures: locking intramedullary nail vs. Double locking plates. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Oct 07. PMID: 27755335.
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      2. Demirkiran G, Theologis AA, Pekmezci M, Ames C, Deviren V. Adult Spinal Deformity Correction with Multi-level Anterior Column Releases: Description of a New Surgical Technique and Literature Review. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 May; 29(4):141-9. PMID: 27044020.
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      3. Theologis AA, Lansdown D, McClellan RT, Chou D, Pekmezci M. Multi-level Corpectomy with Anterior Column Reconstruction and Plating for Subaxial Cervical Osteomyelitis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Mar 10. PMID: 26974830.
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      4. Theologis AA, Miller L, Callahan M, Lau D, Zygourakis C, Scheer JK, Burch S, Pekmezci M, Chou D, Tay B, Mummaneni P, Berven S, Deviren V, Ames CP. The Economic Impact of Revision Surgery for Proximal Junctional Failure after Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery: A Cost Analysis of 57 Operations in A 10-Year Experience at a Major Deformity Center. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Feb 18. PMID: 26909838.
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      5. Pekmezci M, Herfat S, Theologis AA, Viscogliosi P, Demirkiran G, McClellan RT, Ames C. Integrity of Damage Control Posterior Spinal Fusion Constructs for Patients With Polytrauma: A Biomechanical Investigation. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Dec; 40(23):E1219-25. PMID: 26192728.
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      6. Bhandari M, Jeray KJ, Petrisor BA, Devereaux PJ, Heels-Ansdell D, Schemitsch EH, Anglen J, Della Rocca GJ, Jones C, Kreder H, Liew S, McKay P, Papp S, Sancheti P, Sprague S, Stone TB, Sun X, Tanner SL, Tornetta P, Tufescu T, Walter S, Guyatt GH. A Trial of Wound Irrigation in the Initial Management of Open Fracture Wounds. N Engl J Med. 2015 Dec 31; 373(27):2629-41. PMID: 26448371.
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      7. Theologis AA, Tabaraee E, Toogood P, Kennedy A, Birk H, McClellan RT, Pekmezci M. Anterior corpectomy via the mini-open, extreme lateral, transpsoas approach combined with short-segment posterior fixation for single-level traumatic lumbar burst fractures: analysis of health-related quality of life outcomes and patient satisfaction. J Neurosurg Spine. 2016 Jan; 24(1):60-8. PMID: 26431072.
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      8. Fujimori T, Le H, Hu SS, Chin C, Pekmezci M, Schairer W, Tay BK, Hamasaki T, Yoshikawa H, Iwasaki M. Ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament of the cervical spine in 3161 patients: a CT-based study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2015 Apr 1; 40(7):E394-403. PMID: 25811134.
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      9. Pekmezci M, Theologis AA, Dionisio R, Mackersie R, McClellan RT. Cervical spine clearance protocols in Level I, II, and III trauma centers in California. Spine J. 2015 Mar 1; 15(3):398-404. PMID: 25546512.
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      10. Mcdonald E, Theologis AA, Horst P, Kandemir U, Pekmezci M. When do anterior external or internal fixators provide additional stability in an unstable (Tile C) pelvic fracture? A biomechanical study. Eur J Trauma Emerg Surg. 2015 Dec; 41(6):665-71. PMID: 26038006.
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      11. Theologis AA, Demirkiran G, Callahan M, Pekmezci M, Ames C, Deviren V. Local intrawound vancomycin powder decreases the risk of surgical site infections in complex adult deformity reconstruction: a cost analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Oct 15; 39(22):1875-80. PMID: 25077909.
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      12. Pekmezci M, Rotter P, Toogood P, Morshed S, Kandemir U. Reexamination of pelvic inlet and outlet images using 3-dimensional computed tomography reconstructions. J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Jun; 28(6):324-9. PMID: 24149448.
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      13. Theologis AA, Dionisio R, Mackersie R, McClellan RT, Pekmezci M. Cervical spine clearance protocols in level 1 trauma centers in the United States. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2014 Mar 1; 39(5):356-61. PMID: 24299717.
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      14. Pekmezci M, McDonald E, Buckley J, Kandemir U. Retrograde intramedullary nails with distal screws locked to the nail have higher fatigue strength than locking plates in the treatment of supracondylar femoral fractures: A cadaver-based laboratory investigation. Bone Joint J. 2014 Jan; 96-B(1):114-21. PMID: 24395321.
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      15. Marmor M, Liddle K, Pekmezci M, Buckley J, Matityahu A. The effect of fracture pattern stability on implant loading in OTA type 31-A2 proximal femur fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Dec; 27(12):683-9. PMID: 23412511.
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      16. Toogood P, McDonald E, Pekmezci M. A biomechanical comparison of ipsilateral and contralateral pedicle screw placement for modified triangular osteosynthesis in unstable pelvic fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Sep; 27(9):515-20. PMID: 23187154.
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      17. Dede O, Thuillier D, Pekmezci M, Ames CP, Hu SS, Berven SH, Deviren V. Revision surgery for lumbar pseudarthrosis. Spine J. 2015 May 1; 15(5):977-82. PMID: 23876307.
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      18. Pekmezci M, Kandemir U, Toogood P, Morshed S. Are conventional inlet and outlet radiographs obsolete in the evaluation of pelvis fractures? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Jun; 74(6):1510-5. PMID: 23694880.
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      19. Nacar OA, Ulu MO, Pekmezci M, Deviren V. Surgical treatment of thoracic disc disease via minimally invasive lateral transthoracic trans/retropleural approach: analysis of 33 patients. Neurosurg Rev. 2013 Jul; 36(3):455-65. PMID: 23572229.
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      20. Dedini RD, Karacozoff AM, Shellock FG, Xu D, McClellan RT, Pekmezci M. MRI issues for ballistic objects: information obtained at 1.5-, 3- and 7-Tesla. Spine J. 2013 Jul; 13(7):815-22. PMID: 23562330.
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      21. Karacozoff AM, Pekmezci M, Shellock FG. Armor-piercing bullet: 3-T MRI findings and identification by a ferromagnetic detection system. Mil Med. 2013 Mar; 178(3):e380-5. PMID: 23707130.
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      22. Deviren V, Tang JA, Scheer JK, Buckley JM, Pekmezci M, McClellan RT, Ames CP. Construct Rigidity after Fatigue Loading in Pedicle Subtraction Osteotomy with or without Adjacent Interbody Structural Cages. Global Spine J. 2012 Dec; 2(4):213-20. PMID: 24353970; PMCID: PMC3864425.
      23. Pekmezci M, McDonald E, Kennedy A, Dedini R, McClellan T, Ames C, Deviren V. Can a novel rectangular footplate provide higher resistance to subsidence than circular footplates? An ex vivo biomechanical study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Sep 1; 37(19):E1177-81. PMID: 22718226.
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      24. Pekmezci M, Tang JA, Cheng L, Modak A, McClellan RT, Buckley JM, Ames CP. Comparison of Expandable and Fixed Interbody Cages in a Human Cadaver Corpectomy Model: Fatigue Characteristics. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2012 Aug 23. PMID: 22925989.
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      25. Pekmezci M, Tang JA, Cheng L, Modak A, McClellan RT, Buckley JM, Ames CP. Comparison of expandable and fixed interbody cages in a human cadaver corpectomy model, part I: endplate force characteristics. J Neurosurg Spine. 2012 Oct; 17(4):321-6. PMID: 22900505.
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      26. Atilla B, Caglar O, Pekmezci M, Buyukasik Y, Tokgozoglu AM, Alpaslan M. Pre-operative flexion contracture determines the functional outcome of haemophilic arthropathy treated with total knee arthroplasty. Haemophilia. 2012 May; 18(3):358-63. PMID: 22103453.
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      27. Scheer JK, Tang JA, Deviren V, Buckley JM, Pekmezci M, McClellan RT, Ames CP. Biomechanical analysis of revision strategies for rod fracture in pedicle subtraction osteotomy. Neurosurgery. 2011 Jul; 69(1):164-72; discussion 172. PMID: 21336218.
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      28. Deviren V, Kuelling FA, Poulter G, Pekmezci M. Minimal invasive anterolateral transthoracic transpleural approach: a novel technique for thoracic disc herniation. A review of the literature, description of a new surgical technique and experience with first 12 consecutive patients. J Spinal Disord Tech. 2011 Jul; 24(5):E40-8. PMID: 21716068.
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      29. Scheer JK, Tang JA, Buckley JM, Deviren V, Pekmezci M, McClellan RT, Ames CP. Biomechanical analysis of osteotomy type and rod diameter for treatment of cervicothoracic kyphosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Apr 15; 36(8):E519-23. PMID: 21245784.
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      30. Scheer JK, Tang JA, Deviren V, Acosta F, Buckley JM, Pekmezci M, McClellan RT, Ames CP. Biomechanical analysis of cervicothoracic junction osteotomy in cadaveric model of ankylosing spondylitis: effect of rod material and diameter. J Neurosurg Spine. 2011 Mar; 14(3):330-5. PMID: 21235305.
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      31. Yilmaz G, Demirkiran G, Ozkan C, Daglioglu K, Pekmezci M, Alanay A, Yazici M. The effect of dilation of immature pedicles on pullout strength of the screws: Part 2: In vivo study. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Oct 15; 34(22):2378-83. PMID: 19829250.
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      32. Nassif NA, Pekmezci M, Pashos G, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC. Osseous remodeling after femoral head-neck junction osteochondroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Feb; 468(2):511-8. PMID: 19763719; PMCID: PMC2807010.
      33. Pekmezci M, Keeney J, Schutz A, Clohisy JC. Retention of a well-fixed acetabular component in the setting of massive acetabular osteolysis and pelvic discontinuity. A case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Sep; 91(9):2232-7. PMID: 19724002.
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      34. Pekmezci M, Yilmaz G, Daglioglu K, Gulsen M, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Yazici M. The effect of anterior spinal fusion on spinal canal development in an immature porcine model. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Jul 1; 34(15):E501-6. PMID: 19564754.
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      35. Pekmezci M, Nunley RM, Barrack RL. Technique for total hip arthroplasty in a patient with through-knee amputation. J Arthroplasty. 2010 Jun; 25(4):659.e1-3. PMID: 19447002.
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      36. Pekmezci M, Berven SH, Hu SS, Deviren V. The factors that play a role in the decision-making process of adult deformity patients. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Apr 15; 34(8):813-7. PMID: 19365250.
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      37. Mok JM, Pekmezci M, Piper SL, Boyd E, Berven SH, Burch S, Deviren V, Tay B, Hu SS. Use of C-reactive protein after spinal surgery: comparison with erythrocyte sedimentation rate as predictor of early postoperative infectious complications. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2008 Feb 15; 33(4):415-21. PMID: 18277874.
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      38. Akel I, Pekmezci M, Hayran M, Genc Y, Kocak O, Derman O, Erdogan I, Yazici M. Evaluation of shoulder balance in the normal adolescent population and its correlation with radiological parameters. Eur Spine J. 2008 Mar; 17(3):348-54. PMID: 18027001; PMCID: PMC2270384.
      39. Alanay A, Pekmezci M, Karaeminogullari O, Acaroglu E, Yazici M, Cil A, Pijnenburg B, Genç Y, Oner FC. Radiographic measurement of the sagittal plane deformity in patients with osteoporotic spinal fractures evaluation of intrinsic error. Eur Spine J. 2007 Dec; 16(12):2126-32. PMID: 17912558; PMCID: PMC2140130.
      40. Eren A, Pekmezci M, Demirkiran G, Cakar M, Guven M, Yazici M. Modified Salter osteotomy for the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip: description of a new technique that eliminated the use of pins for internal fixation. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2007 Oct; 89(10):1375-8. PMID: 17957081.
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      41. Atay OA, Pekmezci M, Doral MN, Sargon MF, Ayvaz M, Johnson DL. Discoid meniscus: an ultrastructural study with transmission electron microscopy. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Mar; 35(3):475-8. PMID: 17244899.
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      42. Pekmezci M, Yazici M. [Salter osteotomy: an overview]. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2007; 41 Suppl 1:37-46. PMID: 17483622.
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      43. Yazici M, Pekmezci M, Cil A, Alanay A, Acaroglu E, Oner FC. The effect of pedicle expansion on pedicle morphology and biomechanical stability in the immature porcine spine. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2006 Oct 15; 31(22):E826-9. PMID: 17047529.
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      44. Pekmezci M, Dirican B, Yapici B, Yazici M, Alanay A, Gürdalli S. Spinal implants and radiation therapy: the effect of various configurations of titanium implant systems in a single-level vertebral metastasis model. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 May; 88(5):1093-100. PMID: 16651585.
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      45. Gedik GK, Ugur O, Atilla B, Pekmezci M, Yildirim M, Seven B, Varoglu E. Comparison of extraarticular leakage values of radiopharmaceuticals used for radionuclide synovectomy. Ann Nucl Med. 2006 Apr; 20(3):183-8. PMID: 16715948.
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      46. Pekmezci M, Atay OA, Kerimoglu U, Aydingöz U, Tetik O, Doral MN. A complete supra-patellar plica with an unusual presentation. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2006 Sep; 14(9):872-4. PMID: 16463169.
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      47. Cil A, Pekmezci M, Yazici M, Alanay A, Acaroglu RE, Deviren V, Surat A. The validity of Lenke criteria for defining structural proximal thoracic curves in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2005 Nov 15; 30(22):2550-5. PMID: 16284594.
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