Gen Momoyama

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OBJECTIVE Foot and ankle deformities greatly affect the quality of life of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients. The aim of this study was to elucidate the pattern of destruction of the RA foot and its impact on patients. METHODS We cross-sectionally investigated RA patients (274 patients and 542 feet) using radiographs. The grade of joint destruction was(More)
Tumor necrosis factor (TNF) antagonists have brought about a significant advancement in treatment for autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and Crohn’s disease; however, they are accompanied with a risk of severe adverse effects. We report the case of a 68-year-old female with a 33-year history of RA that developed multiple sclerosis (MS)(More)
PURPOSE Arthrodesis of distal interphalangeal (DIP) and thumb interphalangeal (IP) joints is a well-established procedure for the treatment of pain, deformity, and instability associated with arthritis and traumatic conditions. Fixation with various headless compression screws has become increasingly common and with favorable outcomes. However, there are(More)
Advances in implant technology have made total ankle arthroplasty an increasingly popular alternative to arthrodesis for the management of ankle arthritis. However, a frequent complication of the procedure is nerve impingement related to either to heterotrophic bone growth or the prosthesis itself. Successful resolution of this complication presents a(More)
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