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Prof. Azmi Hamzaoğlu, M.D.

DEPARTMENT : Spine Center & Orthopedics

PRIMARY LOCATION : Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital

LANGUAGES : English, Turkish

Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital
Orthopedics and Traumatology / Scoliosis and Spine Center
Istanbul Scoliosis and Spine Center
Orthopedics and Traumatology Department Clinical Chief
Sapparo Japan, (Dr. Kiyoshi Kaneda)
Minnesota Spine Center Orthopedics and Traumatology
  • Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis
  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Sliding Growing Rod Technique
  • 3D Skeletal System Imaging
Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
Associate Professor
Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
Assistant Professor
Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine
Specialization Training
Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine

1. Tozun R., Hamzaoglu A., Pinar H., Seyhan F.: Complete subtalar release in club-feet. J. of Foot  Surgery 29(5): 436-438, 1990. 

2. Hamzaoglu A., Aydinok HC., Pinar H., Asik M., Cakmak M.: Open traumatic posterior dislocation of  the hip. A case report. Arch. Othop. Traum. Surg. 1(6): 345-348, 1992 

3. Tozun R., Pinar H., Yesiller E., Hamzaoglu A.: Indomethacin for prevention of heterotopic  ossification after total hip arthroplasty. J of Arthroplasty, 7(1): 57-62, 1992 

4. Hamzaoglu A., Domanic U., Sar C., Talu U., Eralp L.: Treatment of spinal cord compression  secondary to the deformity of the spine. 10th GICD International Congress, Seoul, Sauramps  Medical, pp. 14-18, 1993 

5. Hamzaoglu A., Sar C., Talu U., Eralp L, Basturk S.: Problems in the diagnosis and surgical treatment  for King Type V idiopathic scoliosis and a new classification for King Type V curves. 10th GICD  International Congress, Seoul, Sauramps Medical, pp. 65-69, 1993 

6. Gogus A., Sengun M., Talu U., Hamzaoglu A.: Combined anterior-posterior convex growth arrest  for congenital scoliosis in young children. Hacettepe Journal of Orthopedic Surgery1999, 9(4):  124-129 

7. Sar C., Hamzaoglu A., Talu U., Domanic U.: An anterior approach to the cervicothoracic junction  of the spine (modified osteotomy of manubrium sterni and clavicle). Journal of Spinal Disorders  1999: 12(2): 102-106 

8. Hamzaoglu A.: Granulomalous infections of the spine. In State of the Art Reviews, Spinal  Infections: Ed: Yizhar Floman. 13(1): 45-88, 1999.  

9. Talu U., Sirvancı M., Sengun M., Gogus A., Hamzaoglu A.: Magnetic resonance imaging diagnosis  of tuberculous spondylitis. Hacettepe Journal of Orthopedic Surgery 2000: 10(1):25-30.  

10.Gogus A., Talu U., Hamzaoglu A.: One-stage surgical correction of congenital thoracic lordosis –  Report fo two cases- Acta Orthop Scand 2001; 72(4): 413-418 

11.Gogus A., Talu U., Sar C., Hamzaoglu A., Eralp L.: Results of anterior instrumentation for  adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Int Orthop. 2001;25(5):317-21. 

12.Unal M, Demirsoy E, Gogus A, Arbatli H, Hamzaoglu A, Sonmez B. Acute aortic valve regurgitation  secondary to blunt chest trauma.Tex Heart Inst J. 2001;28(4):312-4. 

13.Akpinar S, Gogus A, Talu U, Hamzaoglu A, Dikici F. Surgical management of the spinal deformity  in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VI. Eur Spine J. 2003 Apr;12(2):135-40. Epub 2002 Dec 20 

14.Akman S, Talu U, Gogus A, Guden M, Sirvanci M, Hamzaoglu A. Vertebral osteomyelitis after  cardiac surgery.Ann Thorac Surg. 2003 Apr;75(4):1227-31. 

15.Akman S, Sirvanci M, Talu U, Gogus A, Hamzaoglu A. Magnetic resonance imaging of tuberculous  spondylitis. Orthopedics. 2003 Jan;26(1):69-73. 

16.Unsal Domanic, Ufuk Talu, Fatih Dikici, Azmi Hamzaoglu.: Surgical correction of kyphosis.  Posterior total wedge resection osteotomy in 32 patients. Acta Orthopaedica, Scandinavica  Volume 75, Number 4 / August 2004, 449 – 455.  

17.Kabak Ş, Tezer M, Debre M, Talu U, Hamzaoğlu A. Results of Surgical Treatment for Degenerative  Cervical Myelopathy. Spine, 15th November 2004. 

18.Tezer M, Kuzgun U, Hamzaoglu A, Ozturk C, Kabukcuoglu F, Sirvanci M. Intraspinal metalloma  resulting in late paraparesis. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 125: 417-421, 2005. 

19.Tezer M, Ozturk C, Aydogan M, Mirzanli C, Talu U, Hamzaoglu A. Surgical outcome of  thoracolumbar burst fractures with flexion-distraction injury of the posterior elements. Int  Orthop 29: 347-350, 2005.  

20.Karaeminogullari O, Tezer M, Ozturk C, Bilen FE, Talu U, Hamzaoglu A. Radiological analysis of  titanium mesh cages used after corpectomy in the thoracic and lumbar spine: Minimum 3 years’  follow-up. Acta Orthop Belg 71: 726-731, 2005. 

21.Ozturk C, Tezer M, Sirvanci M, Sarier M, Aydogan M, Hamzaoglu A. Far lateral thoracic disc  herniation presenting with flank pain. Spine J 6: 201-203, 2006. 

22.Tezer M, Ozturk C, Aydogan M, Camurdan K, Erturer E, Hamzaoglu A. Noncontiguous dual  segment thoracic brucellosis with neurological deficit. Spine J 6: 321-324, 2006.

23.Ozturk C, Tezer M, Mirzanli C, Bilen FE, Aydogan M, Hamzaoglu A. An unusual cause of  paraplegia: salmonella spondylodiscitis. J Spinal Cord Med 29 (3): 234-236, 2006.  

24.Tezer M, Orhan Z, Ozturk C, Sarier M, Hamzaoglu A. Cervical brucellosis mimicking cervical disc  herniation. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 16: 150-153, 2006. 

25.Ozturk C, Tezer M, Aydogan M, Sarier M, Hamzaoglu A. Posterior endoscopic discectomy for the  treatment of lumbar disc herniation. Acta Orthop Belg 72: 347-352, 2006. 

26.Talu U, Gogus A, Ozturk C, Hamzaoglu A, Domanic U. The role of posterior instrumentation  and fusion after anterior radical debridement and fusion in the surgical treatment of spinal  tuberculosis: Experience of 127 cases. J Spinal Disord Tech 19 (8): 554-559, 2006. 

27.Tezer M, Erturer E, Ozturk C, Aydogan M, Hamzaoglu A. Symptomatic polyostotic fibrous  dysplasia of the thoracic spine. Joint Bone Spine 73: 742-744, 2006. 

28.Tezer M, Ozturk C, Erturer E, Aydogan M, Hamzaoglu A. Bilateral L5 radiculopathy due to  osteoporotic L1 vertebral fracture: A case report. J Spinal Cord Med 29: 430-435, 2006.  

29.Gogus A, Ozturk C, Tezer M, Camurdan K, Hamzaoglu A. Sandwich technique in the surgical  treatment of primary complex fractures of the femur and humerus. Int Orthop 31: 87-92, 2007. 

30.Ozturk C, Tezer M, Aydogan M, Sarier M, Hamzaoglu A. Thoracic spinal stenosis above severe  thoracolumbar kyphosis. A report of three cases. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 17: 85-88, 2007. 

31.Ozturk C, Tezer M, Hamzaoglu A. Solitary osteochondroma of the cervical spine causing spinal  cord compression. Acta Orthop Belg 73: 133-136, 2007. 

32.Aydogan M, Ozturk C, Mirzanli C, Karatoprak O, Tezer M, Hamzaoglu A. Treatment approach in  tandem (concurrent) cervical and lumbar spinal stenosis. Acta Orthop Belg 73: 234-237, 2007. 

33.Hamzaoglu A, Ozturk C, Tezer M, Aydogan M, Sarier M, Talu U. Simultaneous surgical treatment  in congenital scoliosis and/or kyphosis associated with intraspinal abnormalities. Spine 32 (25):  2880-2884, 2007. 

34.Aydogan M, Ozturk C, Tezer M, Mirzanli C, Karatoprak O, Hamzaoglu A. Posterior vertebrectomy  in kyphosis, scoliosis and kyphoscoliosis due to hemivertebra. J Pediatr Orthop B 17: 33-37, 2008. 

35.Aydogan M, Karatoprak O, Mirzanli C, Ozturk C, Tezer M, Hamzaoglu A. Severe erosion of lumbar  vertebral body because of a chronic ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Spine J 8: 394-396,  2008. 

36.Coskun D, Aytac J, Ozturk C, Tezer M, Hamzaoglu A. Five-year surveillance of nosocomial  infections following orthopedic surgery in a private medical center. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol  18: 197-202, 2008. 

37. Hamzaoglu A, Ozturk C, Aydogan M, Tezer M, Aksu N, Bruno MB. Posterior only pedicle screw  instrumentation with intraoperative halo-femoral traction in the surgical treatment of severe  scoliosis (>1000). Spine 33 (9): 979-983, 2008.