Assoc. Prof. MD.

Şenol Bekmez

Orthopedics and Traumatology


  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Treatment of bone deformities and shortness (deformity correction and bone lengthening)
  • Treatment of orthopedic problems caused by neurological diseases in children (Cerebral palsy, spina bifida)
  • Treatment of congenital and developmental extremity anomalies (Blount's disease, tibia vara, fibular hemimelia, tibial hemimelia, congenital short femur, congenital tibial pseudoarthrosis, polydactyly, fingertip walking)
  • Treatment of pediatric foot-ankle problems (Pes equinovarus, flat feet, tarsal coalition, hallux valgus)
  • Treatment of hip problems in children and young adults (Developmental hip dysplasia, Perthes disease, slipped capital femoral epiphysis,coxa vara)
  • Treatment of Childhood  Fractures and Fracture-Related Complications
  • Childhood Spinal Disorders Treatment
  • Treatment of genetic and metabolic bone diseases in childhood (Osteogenesis imperfecta, rickets, mucopolysaccharidosis, skeletal dysplasia)

uluslararası makale
  • Faculty of Medicine: Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine (English) (2001-2007)
  • Speciality: Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology (2007-2012) 
  • European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS)  Pediatric Orthopedic Core Curriculum Course Diploma (2017)
  • Pediatric Orthopedics Minor Speaciality: Canada Toronto University The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) (2019 August- 2020 December)

  • Ankara Dr. Sami Ulus Children’s Hospital (2013-2014)
  • Ankara Private Çankaya Hospital (2014-2019)
  • Canada Toronto Sickkids Children’s Hospital (2019-2020)
  • 28 articles in international indexes
  • 2 articles in international indexes
  • 11 book chapters published by internationally and nationally well-known publishers
  • 15 verbal notice presented at international meetings

1.    Supracondylar humerus fractures in older children: Success of closed reduction and percutaneous pinning
Bekmez S, Camp MW, Ling R, El-Amiri N, Howard AW.
J Pediatr Orthop. Dec 18, 2020 Doi:  10.1097/BPO.0000000000001732. Online ahead of print.
2.    Early results of a management algorithm for collapsing spine deformity in young children (<10 year-old) with spinal muscular atrophy type II
Bekmez S, Dede O, Yataganbaba A, Demirkiran G, Yazici M.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Jul;40(6):e413-e419.
3.    Is magnetically controlled growing rod the game changer in early-onset scoliosis? A preliminary report.
Bekmez S, Afandiyev A, Dede O, Karaismailoğlu E, Demirkiran HG, Yazici M.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Mar;39(3):e195-e200.
4.    Pull-out of upper thoracic pedicle screws can cause spinal canal encroachment in growing rod treatment.
Bekmez S, Kocyigit A, Olgun ZD, Ayvaz M, Demirkiran HG, Karaagaoglu E, Yazici M.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Aug;38(7):e399-e403. 
5.    Pedicle subtraction osteotomy versus multiple posterior column osteotomies in severe and rigid neuromuscular scoliosis
Bekmez S , Ozhan M,  Olgun ZD, Suzer A, Ayvaz M, Demirkiran HG, Karaagaoglu E, Yazici M.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976).  2018 Aug 1;43(15):E905-E910. 
6.    Titanium mesh cage as an alternative reconstruction method for epiphyseal-sparing tumour resections in children.
Ayvaz M, Bekmez S, Yucekul A, Mermerkaya MU, Tokgozoglu AM.
J Pediatr Orthop B. 2018 Jul;27(4):350-355. 
7.    Health-related quality of life in early-onset scoliosis patients treated surgically: EOSQ scores in traditional growing rod versus magnetically controlled growing rods.
Doany ME, Olgun ZD, Kinikli GI, Bekmez S, Kocyigit A, Demirkiran G, Karaagaoglu AE, Yazici M.
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 Jan 15;43(2):148-153.
8.    Advances in growing rods treatment for early onset scoliosis.
Bekmez S, Dede O, Yazici M.
Curr Opin Pediatr. 2017 Feb;29(1):87-93.
9.    Spinal instrumentation in growing children retards the natural development of pelvic incidence.
Bekmez S, Demirkiran HG, Dede O, Atici Y, Balioglu MB, Kruyt M, Ward T, Yazici M. 
J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Mar;39(3):141-145.
10.    Surgical management of progressive thoracolumbar kyphosis in mucopolysaccharidosis: Is a posterior-only approach safe and effective?
Bekmez S, Demirkiran HG, Dede O, Ismayilov V, Yazici M. 
J Pediatr Orthop. 2018 Aug;38(7):354-359.
11.    Convex hemiepiphysiodesis: Posterior/anterior in-situ vs. posterior only with pedicle screw instrumentation: An experimental simulation in immature pigs.
Bekmez S, Demirkiran HG, Yilmaz G, Akel I, Atilla P, Muftuoglu SF, Yazici M, Alanay A.
J Pediatr Orthop 2016 Dec;36(8):847-852.
12.    Improving safety and efficacy in the surgical management of low-tone neuromuscular scoliosis: Integrated approach with a 2-attending surgeon operative team and modified anesthesia protocol.
Ozhan MO, Bakircioglu S, Bekmez S, Olgun ZD, Suzer A, Demirkiran HG, Yazici M.
J Pediatr Orthop 2020 Aug 14.  doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001658. Online ahead of print.
13.    Utilizing the “stable-to-be vertebra” saves motion segments in growing rods treatment for early-onset scoliosis.
Dede O, Demirkiran G, Bekmez S, Sturm PF, Yazici M.
J Pediatr Orthop. 2015 Apr 1. 2016 Jun;36(4):336-42.
14.    Serial derotational casting in congenital scoliosis as a time-buying strategy
Demirkiran G, Bekmez S, Celilov R, Ayvaz M, Dede O, Yazici M
J Pediatr Orthop  2015 Jan;35(1):43-9.
15.    Growing-rod graduates with idiopathic early-onset scoliosis have comparable exercise tolerance to patients with surgically treated adolescent idiopathic scoliosis
Celebioglu E, Yataganbaba A, Bekmez S, Oncel A, Degirmenci C, Tekin F, Demirkiran G, Yalcin E, Demir AU, Yazici M
J Pediatr Orthop 2020 Sep;40(8):e734-e739. 
16.    Acute forearm compartment syndrome in a newborn caused by reperfusion after spontaneous axillary artery thrombosis
Bekmez S, Beken S, Mermerkaya U, Ozkan M, Okumus N
J Pediatr Orthop B 2015;24(6):552-5.
17.    Lower extremity amputation in a preterm infant due to mthfr homozygosity
Bekmez S, Beken S, Dinc T, Dursun A, Zenciroglu A, Dilli D, Okumus N
Genet Couns 2014:25(2):245-9.
18.    Iliac bone cysts adjadent to the sacroiliac joint: An unusual cause of sacroiliac pain.
Bekmez S, Ayvaz M, Mermerkaya MU, Tokgozoglu M 
Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2014(5):475-9.
19.    Modular cementless prosthetic reconstruction after resection of lower extremity malignant tumor.
Bekmez S, Ayvaz M, Yucekul A, Tokgozoglu M.
Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc. 2016 Dec;50(6):674-680.
20.    Transverse sacral fractures and concomitant late-diagnosed cauda equina syndrome
Bekmez S, Demirkiran G, Caglar O, Akel I, Acaroglu E
Ulus Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery 2014:20(1):71-4.
21.    Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using a hamstring graft: aA retrospective comparison of tunnel widening upon use of two different fixation methods
Mermerkaya MU, Atay OA, Kaymaz B, Bekmez S, Karaaslan F, Doral MN
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2015 Aug;23(8):2283-91.
22.    Can standing knee radiographs predict chondral lesions in young- and middle-aged population?
Uzumcugil A, Bekmez S, Kaya D, Atay OAA, Doral MN
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2014:22(6):1370-5.
23.    Evaluation of vacuum-assisted closure in patients with wound complications following tumour surgery
Mermerkaya MU, Bekmez S, Alkan E, Ayvaz M, Tokgozoglu M 
Int Wound J 2014. doi: 10.111/iwj.12318
24.    Long-term results of reconstruction with pelvic allografts after wide resection of pelvic sarcomas
Ayvaz M, Bekmez S, Mermerkaya MU, Caglar O, Acaroglu E, Tokgozoglu M
The Scientific Word Journal 2014. doi: 10.1155/2014/605019
25.    Two-staged revision with custom made prosthesis in septic failure of massive allograft reconstruction after type II-III pelvic resection 
Bekmez S, Ayvaz M, Mermerkaya MU, Tokgozoglu AM
Arthropathy Surgery 2014;25(3):182-5.
26.    Intralesional curettage and cementation for low-grade chondrosarcoma of long bones; retrospective study and literature review
Mermerkaya MU, Bekmez S, Karaaslan F, Danisman M, Kosemehmetoglu  K, Gedikoglu G, Ayvaz M, Tokgozoglu M
World J Surg Oncol 2014 10;12:336. 
27.    Mid-term results of displaced acetabulum fractures surgically treated using anterior intra-pelvic approach (modified stoppa).
Caglar O, Kamaci S, Bekmez S, Tokgozoglu AM, Atilla B, Acaroglu E.
Ulus Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery 2020; 26(1):130-6. 
28.    Reconstruction of periacetabular tumours with saddle prosthesis or custom-made prosthesis, functional rand complications.
 Consultant M, Mermerkaya MU, Bekmez S, Ayvaz M, Atilla B, Tokgozoglu AM.
Hip Int. 2016 Mar 23;26(2):e14-8.
  • TOTBID (Turkish Orthopedic And Trauma Association)
  • TOTEK (Turkish Orthopedic And Trauma Education Council)- Board 
  • EPOS (European Paediatric Orthopaedic Society)
  • Salter Society
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Association 
  • Turkish Spine Association
1.    European Pediatric Orthopaedic Society (EPOS) Basic Advanced Training Core Curriculum in Children’s Orthopaedics Trilogy Course Diploma, 
Vienna/Austria (March 2016 - October 2016 - March 2017)
2.    International Pediatric Orthopaedics Symposium (IPOS), 
Orlando/USA (2017 ad 2019)
3.    EPOS Advanced Pediatric Spine Course,
Vienna/Austria (2017)
4.    EPOS annual meeting,
Oslo/Norway (2018)
5.    EPOSNA Combined meeting,
Barcelona/Spain (2017)
6.    EPOS Advanced Cerebral Palsy Course, 
Vienna /Austria (2016)
7.    Scoliosis Research Society (SRS) annual meeting, 
Bologna/Italy (2018)
8.    International Congress on Early Onset Scoliosis (ICEOS) 
Lisbon/Portugal (2018)
9.    ISCO Istanbul Symposium on Children’s Orthopaedics, 
Istanbul/Turkey (2015)
10.    Scoliosis Research Society-Spine Deformity Hands-on cadaver course 
Istanbul/Turkey (2015 ve 2019)
11.    Scoliosis Research Society- International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques
Istanbul/Turkey (2011)
12.    University of Zurich Microsurgery Course
Zurich/Switzerland (2010)
13.    AO Trauma Basic Course 
Ankara/Turkey (2012)
14.    AO Trauma Advanced Course 
Ankara/Turkey (2015)
15.    CPOT- Canadian Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma course 
Whistler/Canada (2020)

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