Kouji Noguchi

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PURPOSE To investigate the usefulness of the "inducer grafting" technique for regeneration of the semitendinosus (ST) tendon after its harvest for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS Twenty knees of 20 patients (mean age at the time of surgery, 23.1 years) underwent ACL reconstruction with a double bundle autograft using the ST tendon(More)
INTRODUCTION The ring-shaped lateral meniscus is very rare. Although it is essentially known as a congenital anomaly, a central tear in an incomplete discoid meniscus or an old bucket-handle tear in a meniscus may be easily mistaken for a ring-shaped meniscus. We experienced a ring-shaped lateral meniscus that regenerated after partial resection of a(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to determine if the use of fascia lata as a tendon regeneration guide (placed into the tendon canal following harvesting the semitendinosus tendon) would improve the incidence of tissue regeneration and prevent fatty degeneration of the semitendinosus muscle. MATERIALS AND METHODS Bilateral semitendinosus tendons(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to evaluate chronological changes in the collagen-type composition at tendon-bone interface during tendon-bone healing and to clarify the continuity between Sharpey-like fibres and inner fibres of the tendon. METHODS Male white rabbits were used to create an extra-articular bone-tendon graft model by grafting the(More)
Two cases of Hashimoto's thyroiditis with pupillary disturbances are reported. Case 1 was a 58-year-old housewife, displaying pandysautonomia. Case 2 was a 65-year-old housewife, suffering from chronic polyneuropathy and polymyopathy. Both patients showed similar pupillary disturbances, suggesting both sympathetic and parasympathetic postganglionic(More)
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