Katsufumi Hyakuna

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We have produced three kinds of apatite-containing glass ceramics of the same chemical composition: MgO (4.6), CaO (44.9), SiO2 (34.2), P2O5 (16.3), CaF2 (0.5) (in weight ratio). They contain different crystal combinations and have different mechanical properties. The first glass ceramic (A-GC) was prepared by heating a glass plate to 870 degrees C. It(More)
We analyzed the incidence and cause of glenohumeral osteoarthritis including its early stage with plain radiographs. In Kishiwada City Hospital we treated 4035 patients with orthopaedic complications in 1995. A total of 345 patients (390 shoulders) had shoulder diseases. The patients with primary glenohumeral osteoarthritis were 2 men and 14 women (18(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of a mixture of apatite-wollastonite containing glass ceramic (A-W.GC, 42-60 mesh in granule size) with fibrin as a bone defect filler. A bone defect was drilled in the proximal metaphysis of the rat tibia and was filled with (1) fibrin glue, (2) A-W.GC granules, or (3) A-W.GC-fibrin mixture. Nothing(More)
This study compared the accuracy of three methods to set tibial component rotational alignment: (1) conventional method, the anteroposterior (AP) axis was determined by the surgeon using anatomical landmarks; (2) partial-navigation method, the tibia was prepared according to the AP axis using a CT-based navigation system and the component was manually(More)
The surface reactions of calcium phosphate ceramics have been thought to play an important role in bonding with living bone. Hydroxyapatite (HA), tricalcium phosphate (TCP), and two kinds of apatite-containing glass ceramics were immersed in three types of solutions with different chemical constituents. The first solution was a physiological saline, the(More)
The cytotoxicity of hydroxyapatite (HA), tricalcium phosphate (TCP), and two types of apatite-containing glass-ceramics designated A.W-GC and A.W.CP-GC was evaluated by the direct contact method using V79 cells. Compatibility of the cells was assessed as a function of cellular attachment and subsequent growth using scanning electron microscopy. Although all(More)
Determining the level of distal femoral resection is crucial when performing total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, variations in distal femoral resection are encountered unexpectedly. A “sulcus cut” technique is sometimes used to determine the level of distal femoral resection, but its effectiveness has not been evaluated. The aim of this study was to(More)
Alumina ceramic has good biocompatibility, high mechanical strength, and excellent lubrication properties. However, it is bioinert and does not bond with bone tissue. Therefore, to promote mechanical bonding, we have developed an alumina ceramic material coated with alumina ceramic beads using identical alumina ceramic binder. In this study, we evaluated(More)
This study retrospectively evaluated the fate of mismatch between an uncemented femoral component and each femoral cut surface (i.e., wedge-shaped gap) relative to sagittal mechanical alignment in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). Primary TKA was performed on 99 consecutive knees. The femoral components were aligned to the sagittal mechanical axis with(More)
A 35-year-old woman was admitted with complaints of severe posterior femoral pain and was diagnosed as having sacral neuroblastoma by tumor open biopsy. After admission, combination chemotherapy consisting of CDDP, etoposide, CPA, and THP was started intra-arterially and intravenously. After 2 courses of chemotherapy, her symptoms markedly improved and the(More)
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