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The clinical and radiologic results of a gender-specific total knee arthroplasty design were compared with those of a conventional unisex design in 50 female patients with bilateral osteoarthritis and a minimum follow-up of 2 years. Total knee arthroplasty was performed using a conventional unisex implant in one knee and a gender-specific implant in the(More)
STUDY DESIGN We demonstrated the differentiation of notochordal cells by direct observation using a live automated cell imaging system. We also hypothesized that notochordal cells have characteristics of chondrocyte-like cells. OBJECTIVE To determine characteristics of notochordal cells by matrix protein expression and their differentiation using a live(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the intra-operative stability during double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions (20 knees) using a navigation system and compare the results with those obtained from single-bundle reconstructions (20 knees). After registering the reference points during ACL reconstruction, antero-posterior and(More)
The effects of different femoral component designs on intraoperative range of motion were examined in 40 female patients during primary cruciate-retaining (CR) total knee arthroplasty. After complete bone resection and soft tissue balancing, standard CR, high-flexion, and gender-specific knee trials were sequentially inserted, and maximal flexion and(More)
BACKGROUND Several biomechanical studies have supported placing the femoral tunnel at a low position (10 or 2 o'clock) to achieve anterior and rotational knee stabilities after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. However, no firm consensus has been reached regarding the merits and demerits of ACL reconstruction using a low femoral tunnel versus(More)
Although significant differences exist in the methods of treatment and prognoses of septic coxitis and transient synovitis in children complaining of acute hip pain, similar symptoms are present in these two diseases at the early stages, and differential diagnosis is difficult. To differentiate between these two diseases, the authors evaluated the clinical,(More)
Satisfactory alignments of components in total knee arthroplasty have been reported since the introduction of navigation systems. And thus, such techniques have been introduced for minimally invasive unicondylar knee arthroplasty (UKA). Several intraoperative fractures of the tibial plateau have been reported in association with minimally invasive UKA and(More)
BACKGROUND There has been increasing interest in performing total hip arthroplasty (THA) with minimally invasive surgery (MIS). This study was conducted to examine the effectiveness of MIS-THA using the new two-incision technique versus the one-incision technique. METHODS A consecutive series of 113 patients who underwent MIS-THAs (63 one-incision cases,(More)
BACKGROUND In Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD), 4 major patterns (coxa plana, coxa magna, coxa vara, subluxation) of the femoral head are commonly observed. However, direct observation of pathological specimens is rarely possible. An animal model of LCPD may clarify the pathogenesis of femoral head deformity. ANIMALS AND METHODS In 26 piglets, we(More)
We report a 1-year-old Japanese boy and his father with isolated growth hormone deficiency II. In both cases, a G → A transition of the first base of the donor splice site of intron 3 of the growth hormone-1 gene was detected. All unaffected family members were homozygous normal. Conclusion This is the fourth reported case of autosomal isolated growth(More)