Junsei Takigami

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We report a case in which two fragments due to coring from the rubbercap of a 50 ml Diprivan vial were detected only immediately before infusion to a patient. The attending anesthesiologist noticed the foreign bodies by chance. The rubbercap was punctured only once, but the two foreign bodies from the syringe were proved to be from the rubbercap by infrared(More)
For genu recurvatum deformity after tibial fracture, precise correction osteotomy is necessary to acquire a good clinical outcome. No report on genu recurvatum has evaluated precise preoperative planning with image-processing software for three-dimensional (3D) design and modeling. We herein report a case of osseous genu recurvatum treated by anterior(More)
This study was performed to evaluate one-stage anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using a semitendinosus tendon graft injected with bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP-2) in a rabbit model. We injected recombinant human BMP-2 (rhBMP-2) in the experimental group and phosphate-buffered saline in the control group at two sites of the semitendinosus(More)
Articular cartilage repair remains a challenge in the field of orthopedic medicine. Cell-based therapy for cartilage repair, such as autologous chondrocyte implantation, was established in the 1990s. However, the issue of the source from which the lesion-targeting cells are harvested remains a limitation of this approach as larger lesions require more cells(More)
We described a patient who had developed negative-pressure pulmonary edema associated with severe transurethral resection syndrome. A relatively healthy, 67-yr-old man (171 cm and 77 kg) with hypertrophic prostate was scheduled for transurethral resection of the prostate under spinal anesthesia. The patient was sedated with continuous propofol infusion(More)
BACKGROUND Although arthroscopic meniscal reshaping for discoid lateral meniscus (DLM) has better outcomes than total or subtotal meniscectomy, degenerative changes on radiographs are still seen in some patients with meniscal reshaping. PURPOSE To assess the risk factors associated with knee joint degeneration after reshaping surgery for juvenile DLM. (More)
We previously reported that circulating peripheral blood-borne cells (PBCs) contribute to early-phase meniscal reparative change. Because macrophages and myofibroblasts are important contributors of tissue regeneration, we examined their origin and distribution in the reparative meniscus. Reparative menisci were evaluated at 1, 2, and 4 weeks(More)
Venous thromboembolism, which includes deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a serious complication after operations involving the lower extremities, and it can be fatal. However, few reports have described the incidence of PE and its associated risk factors after arthroscopic knee surgery. We present a case of bilateral massive PE of(More)
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the lateral femoral condyle is relatively rare, and it is often reported in combination with discoid lateral meniscus. However, little is known about the mechanism underlying this connection. Predictive factors for OCD coinciding with discoid lateral meniscus in Japanese children and adolescents were assessed. During(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess how peripheral blood cells (PBCs) contribute to meniscus repair, using a parabiotic rat model. Wild-type (WT) and green fluorescent protein (GFP) transgenic rats were conjoined at the torso. After 4 weeks, the anterior part of the medial meniscus of both groups of rats was removed. At 1, 2, 4, 8 and 12 weeks(More)