Kentaro Uchida

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BACKGROUND School screening for scoliosis is a powerful tool that can be used to identify children who may have scoliosis. There have been no reports on the recent prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis in Japan since 1988. METHODS A 5-year epidemiologic study was performed to determined the prevalence of idiopathic scoliosis, the curve magnitude, the(More)
BACKGROUND CONTEXT Surgical site infection (SSI) is a serious postoperative complication. The incidence of SSIs is lower in clean orthopedic surgery than in other fields, but it is higher after spinal surgery, reaching 4.15% in high-risk patients. Several studies reported that triclosan-coated polyglactin 910 sutures (Vicryl Plus; Ethicon, Inc., Somerville,(More)
BACKGROUND Although several types of culture medium have been used for preservation of osteochondral allografts, the viability of chondrocytes decreases with increasing storage duration. We previously showed the University of Wisconsin solution is more suitable for graft preservation than culture medium. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined whether the(More)
Frozen bone-patellar tendon bone allografts are useful in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction as the freezing procedure kills tissue cells, thereby reducing immunogenicity of the grafts. However, a small portion of cells in human femoral heads treated by standard bone-bank freezing procedures survive, thus limiting the effectiveness of allografts.(More)
A split SNAP-tag protein complementation assay was developed for visualization of protein-protein interactions in living cells. Split SNAP-tagμs, fragments of divided SNAP-tag between amino acid residues 91 and 92, were fused to proteins that can interact with each other. After incubation with a fluorescent SNAP-tag substrate, cells that expressed split(More)
OBJECT The object of this study was to examine the efficacy of preoperative teriparatide treatment for increasing the insertional torque of pedicle screws during fusion surgery in postmenopausal women with osteoporosis. METHODS Fusion surgery for the thoracic and/or lumbar spine was performed in 29 postmenopausal women with osteoporosis aged 65-82 years(More)
OBJECT In 2009, Santoni et al. reported cortical bone trajectory (CBT) as a method of inserting pedicle screws to obtain more solid fixation, and proposed the use of cortical trajectory screws with a more closely placed thread (cortical screws) for CBT. Since the entry trajectory in CBT differs from that in the traditional trajectory, it is unclear whether(More)
To clarify the distribution of bone-marrow-derived cells in fractures treated by plate fixation, fracture models were created using the green fluorescent protein (GFP) chimeric mouse. We observed 2 types of fracture healing processes with different types of callus formation and cellular events by using Mouse Fix™, a device allowing plate fixation on the(More)
To test whether mechanical loading produces faster healing in aged mice, fractured femurs of aged 1-year-old mice were subjected to low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS), a treatment that is routinely used to help heal fractures in humans. Cyclooxygenase-2 knockout mice (COX-2(-/-)), which lack an immediate early mediator of mechanical stimulation, were(More)
It is difficult to apply strong and stable internal fixation to a fracture of the distal end of the clavicle because it is unstable, the distal clavicle fragment is small, and the fractured region is near the acromioclavicular joint. In this study, to identify a superior internal fixation method for unstable distal clavicular fracture, we compared three(More)