Atsushi Tasaki

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Radial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) along the axis of the femoral head neck is the gold standard for detection of cam deformity of the proximal femur. This study was performed to identify which plain radiographic projection was best correlated with radial MRI. Five different plain radiographic projections and 18 slices of radial MRI were applied to 35(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study is to evaluate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings of the shoulder and hip joint in patients with polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). METHODS MR images of a total of 25 PMR patients (23 shoulders and 6 hips), 43 rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients (22 shoulders and 22 hips), and 50 control patients (25 shoulders and 25(More)
The reverse shoulder prosthesis is a prosthesis that has been in clinical use in Europe since 1985 and was approved for use in the United States in 2004. This unique prosthesis has a baseplate attached to the glenoid, which holds a spherical component, while the humeral component includes a polyethylene insert that is flat. This design is the “reverse”(More)
STUDY DESIGN Case report. OBJECTIVE To report a rare case of a penetrating injury to the cauda equina, secondary to a stab wound. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Penetrating injuries affecting the cauda equina by stab wounds, not by gunshot wounds, are of extremely rare occurrence compared with penetrating spinal cord injuries and have been previously(More)
Laxity testing is an important part of the examination of any joint. In the shoulder, it presents unique challenges because of the complexity of the interactions of the glenohumeral and scapulothoracic joints. Many practitioners believe that laxity testing of the shoulder is difficult, and they are unclear about its role in evaluation of patients. The(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to quantify fatty degeneration of the supraspinatus muscle by using a 2-point Dixon technique on 3-T MRI and to evaluate the correlation of muscular atrophy and fat fraction values among different severities of rotator cuff tears across differing ages and sexes. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Patients with shoulder pain (n(More)
Quantitative and qualitative kinematic analyses of subacromial impingement by 1.2T open MRI were performed to determine the location of impingement and the involvement of the acromioclavicular joint. In 20 healthy shoulders, 10 sequential images in the scapular plane were taken in a 10-s pause at equal intervals from 30° to maximum abduction in neutral and(More)
Transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) is a rare disorder characterized by acute severe coxalgia and temporary osteopenia in the proximal femur. Although most cases were unilateral or staged bilateral TOH, some authors reported that the pregnant patients simultaneously had TOH in their bilateral hips. However, there has been no report of simultaneous(More)
Purpose To determine the degree of preoperative fatty degeneration within muscles, postoperative longitudinal changes in fatty degeneration, and differences in fatty degeneration between patients with full-thickness supraspinatus tears who do and those who do not experience a retear after surgery. Materials and Methods This prospective study had(More)
Scapular dyskinesis describes the altered position of the scapula and/or abnormal movements of the scapulothoracic joint. It is caused by bony anatomical variations, bursitis, tumors, and muscular pathological conditions including loss of innervation and fibrosis. Scapular dyskinesis is just as often subclinical as it is symptomatic, and as the periscapular(More)