Person: AKALAN, NAZİF EKİN
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Publication Metadata onlyA novel dorsal trimline approach for passive-dynamic ankle-foot orthoses(Assoc Mechanical Engineers Technicians Slovenia, Po Box 197-Iv, Ljubljana 61001, Slovenia, 2018) Sürmen, Hasan Kemal; Fetvacı, Mahmut Cüneyt; Arslan, Yunus Ziya; AKALAN, NAZİF EKİN; 123435; 176320; 19199; 110120An ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) is an externally applied assistive device that encompasses the lower leg, ankle, and foot of the human body. In the current one-piece passive-dynamic AFO design, the trimming process is performed from lateral and medial parts of the ankle to ensure desired rotational displacement (hereafter referred to as Design I). In most cases, stress concentrations occurring over the trimmed regions during walking can cause permanent damage to the AFO. In this study, to reduce the stress concentration and ensure a homogeneous stress distribution, a new trimming approach is presented, in which the trim zones were transferred from lateral and medial to dorsal (hereafter referred to as Design II). Finite element analyses of the Designs I and II models were carried out. Displacement and von Mises stress values for both models under the same loading and boundary conditions were obtained. Maximum displacement values were 8.51 mm and 9.05 mm for Design I and Design II, respectively. Maximum stress values were 15.19 MPa and 6.70 MPa for Design I and Design II, respectively. For the similar range of motion of ankle joint, the novel design produced less stress and more homogeneous stress distribution than the currently used design, thus indicating that Design II would be more resistant to plastic deformation than Design I. Publication Metadata onlyGait analysis of patients subjected to the atrophic mandible augmentation with Iliac bone graft(HINDAWI LTD, ADAM HOUSE, 3RD FLR, 1 FITZROY SQ, LONDON, W1T 5HF, ENGLAND, 2019) Temelli, Yener; Arslan, Yunus Ziya; Cansız, Erol; Karabulut, Derya; Doğru, Suzan Cansel; AKALAN, NAZİF EKİN; 190878; 110120; 42880; 249199; 181247; 176320In this study, we aimed to quantitatively monitor and describe the gait functions of patients, who underwent iliac crest bone grafting in atrophic jaw augmentation operation, by taking into account the alterations of gait parameters and muscle forces in the early recovery course. To do so, temporospatial and kinematic gait parameters of ten patients during pre- and postoperative periods were recorded, and forces of the gluteus medius, gluteus maximus, and iliacus muscles were calculated. Three postoperative periods were specified as one week (post-op1), two weeks (post-op2), and three weeks (post-op3) after the surgery. Restoring process of the gait patterns was comparatively evaluated by analyzing the gait parameters and muscle forces for pre- and postoperative periods. Temporospatial and kinematic parameters of post-op3 were closer to those obtained in pre-op than those in post-op1 and post-op2 (p<0.05). Muscle forces calculated in post-op3 showed the best agreement with those in pre-op among the postoperative periods in terms of both magnitude and correlation (p<0.05). In conclusion, the patients began to regain their preoperative gait characteristics from the second week after surgery, but complete recovery in gait was observed three weeks after the surgery.