Fumihiro Yoshimine

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Reduction of the range of motion (ROM) until prosthetic impingement of a total hip replacement may lead to frequent impingement, subluxation and dislocation especially for patients with good hip movement. The ROM until prosthetic impingement can be calculated using the technical ROM (theta) and the cup and neck positions by a previously created mathematical(More)
A normal hip joint has more than 120 degrees flexion. The reduced range of motion (ROM) of total hip arthroplast leads to frequent prosthetic impingement, subluxation and dislocation. Prosthetic impingement may be more serious for metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-ceramic total hip prosthesis (THP). A larger oscillation angle of THP (OsA) and proper cup and(More)
Metal sensitivity (MS) reactions to implant metals represent a rare but well-documented complication following total joint arthroplasty (TJA). Although 20-25% of post-TJA patients develop MS, only a few highly susceptible patients (< 1%) exhibit symptoms. Whether surgeons should perform screening for MS is currently a matter of debate. The present study(More)
The reduced range of motion (ROM) resulting from total hip replacement (THR) leads to frequent prosthetic impingement, which may restrict activities of daily living and cause subluxation and dislocation. Therefore, to know the ROM of THR is very important in clinical situations and in the design of prostheses. THR involves a pure ball and socket joint. We(More)
Sliding of compression hip screws (CHS) is advantageous when it allows for controlled collapse of a hip fracture and progressive stabilization. A retrospective review was performed on 47 intertrochanteric (IT) fractures treated with a Zimmer CHS. Previous studies had identified certain parameters as being important to CHS sliding characteristics in vitro.(More)
The purpose of the current study was to investigate inpatient recovery process during relaxed standing, and to clarify the question of when postoperative standing function would improve beyond preoperative level of function following total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Thirty patients with bilateral knee osteoarthritis, averaged 75 years old, participated.(More)
Wear particles from prosthetic implants have been shown to cause inflammatory synovitis and periprosthetic osteolysis. These particle-induced pathologies are manifestations of adverse cellular responses to phagocytosed particles. In this study, phagocytosis of polyethylene particles was analyzed using flow cytometry (FCM), and the clinical utility of FCM in(More)
We present a case exhibiting persistent joint effusion and formation of a gigantic popliteal synovial cyst 8 years after total knee joint arthroplasty. Assessment using flow cytometry revealed that both joint and cyst fluid contained abundant macrophage-phagocytosing wear particles. This finding indicates that wear particles participated in formation of the(More)
This report describes a unique case of bilateral total knee arthroplasty necessitating revision of the polyethylene insert, which showed prominent marks on the tibial post resulting from repeated seiza-style sitting. The patient presented 7 years postoperatively with knee pain and flexion disturbance due to continuous joint effusion persisting for more than(More)
A shortened, externally rotated malunion in the lateral malleolus following an ankle fracture-dislocation often causes post-traumatic degenerative arthrosis even without talar displacement (occult malunion). The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of malalignment of the fibula on stress distribution in the ankle joint using two grades of(More)
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