Hiromasa Miura

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The purpose of this study was to compare three-dimensional (3D) kinematic measurements from single-plane radiographic projections using bone models created from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT). MRI is attractive because there is no ionizing radiation, but geometric field distortion and poor bone contrast degrade model fidelity(More)
We compared a group of 20 patients who had 24 minimally invasive total knee arthroplasties with a similar group of 21 patients who had 25 standard medial parapatellar approach total knee arthroplasties. We wanted to clarify whether the minimally invasive group had an advantage over the standard group in muscle strength, pain level, postoperative recovery,(More)
Dynamic knee kinematics were analyzed for normal knees in three activities, including two different types of maximum knee flexion. Continuous X-ray images of kneel, squat, and stair climb motions were taken using a large flat panel detector. CT-derived bone models were used for model registration-based 3D kinematic measurement. Three-dimensional joint(More)
Simulation of the femoral cut for total knee arthroplasty was performed in 44 knees using three-dimensional computed tomography. The three-dimensional images were measured, and the shape of the femur was compared to the provided femoral prosthesis. The ratio between the medial-lateral and anteroposterior dimensions of the three-dimensional images did not(More)
A prospective study was performed to compare the clinical and radiological results of mobile- and fixed-bearing total knee arthroplasty with specific attention to rotational alignment and range of motion. Sixty-one knees were assigned to total knee arthroplasty with either the NexGen LPS Flex fixed-bearing or with the NexGen LPS Flex mobile-bearing(More)
Anteroposterior stability was evaluated using a KT-2000 arthrometer in 18 patients (21 knees) continuously for up to 5 years after posterior cruciate ligament-retaining total knee arthroplasty. The Knee Society score, functional score, and the maximum flexion angle did not change significantly during the postoperative period. The mean anteroposterior(More)
Objective evaluation of surgical skills is essential for an arthroscopic training system. We asked whether a quantitative assessment of arthroscopic skills using scores, time to completion, instrument tip trajectory data, and force data was valid. We presumed more experienced surgeons would perform better on a simulated arthroscopic procedure than novices,(More)
This study evaluated the changes in anteroposterior stability at flexion and extension following posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)-retaining and PCL-substituting total knee arthroplasty (TKA), in comparison with normal knees. Altogether, 29 knees of 24 patients underwent either PCL-retaining ( n = 19) or PCL-substituting ( n = 10) TKA. Anteroposterior(More)
BACKGROUND Controversy persists as to whether double-bundle reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) has any clinical advantage over single-bundle reconstruction. Several studies have used subjective and nonquantitative manual tests to evaluate the rotatory stability of the knee. The authors have developed a method to quantitate the rotatory(More)
The relationship among three anatomic landmarks and the mechanical axis of the tibia was evaluated using magnetic resonance imaging in 30 normal knees in 15 healthy volunteers. These three relationships are calculated for flexion and extension. The angles between the tibial mechanical axis and a line perpendicular to the surgical epicondylar axis, a line(More)