Murat Pekmezci, MD

Orthopedic surgeon

Clinics

Orthopedic Trauma Service
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-9400
Fax: (415) 885-3862

Hours: Monday to Friday
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Academic Title

Associate Professor

More about Murat Pekmezci

Education

Hacettepe University School of Medicine 2000

Residencies

Hacettepe University Medical Center 2006

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Safaee MM, Oh T, Pekmezci M, Clark AJ. Radiation exposure with hybrid image-guidance-based minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. J Clin Neurosci. 2018 Feb; 48:122-127.
  2. Theologis AA, Jain D, Ames CP, Pekmezci M. Circumferential fusion for degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis complicated by distal junctional grade 4 spondylolisthesis in the sub-acute post-operative setting. Eur Spine J. 2017 Dec; 26(12):3075-3081.
  3. Kandemir U, Herfat S, Herzog M, Viscogliosi P, Pekmezci M. Fatigue Failure in Extra-Articular Proximal Tibia Fractures: Locking Intramedullary Nail Versus Double Locking Plates-A Biomechanical Study. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Feb; 31(2):e49-e54.
  4. 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. Clin Spine Surg. 2016 Nov; 29(9):387-393.
  5. 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.
  6. Theologis AA, Lansdown D, McClellan RT, Chou D, Pekmezci M. Multilevel Corpectomy With Anterior Column Reconstruction and Plating for Subaxial Cervical Osteomyelitis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016 Sep 15; 41(18):E1088-95.
  7. 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. 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 Aug 15; 41(16):E964-72.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. A Trial of Wound Irrigation in the Initial Management of Open Fracture Wounds. N Engl J Med. 2015 Dec 31; 373(27):2629-41.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 01; 40(7):E394-403.
  13. 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 01; 15(3):398-404.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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 01; 39(5):356-61.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.

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