Masataka Uchino

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BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate contributing factors affecting deep infection and fracture healing of open tibia fractures treated with locked intramedullary nailing (IMN) by multivariate analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS We examined 99 open tibial fractures (98 patients) treated with immediate or delayed locked IMN in static fashion(More)
It is important to predict the occurrence of deep infection in open fractures when treating such fractures. We tried to develop a new scoring system for predicting the occurrence of deep infection in open upper and lower extremity fractures on the basis of the Hannover Fracture Scale’98 (HFS-98). A total of 394 open upper and lower extremity fractures (351(More)
Background: Transcatheter arterial embolization (TAE) can cause gluteal skin and muscle necrosis. However, the ultimate and typical signs of gluteal necrosis resulting from TAE have not yet thoroughly been investigated. Methods: From January 1995 to December 2003, 165 pelvic fractures were managed with TAE to control retroperitoneal bleeding at our level 1(More)
Abstract Introduction. The objective of this study is to evaluate significant contributing factors affecting the functional prognosis of floating knee injuries using multivariate analysis. Patients and methods. A total of 68 floating knee injuries (67 patients) were treated at Kitasato University Hospital from 1986 to 1999. Both the femoral fractures and(More)
PURPOSE In patients with unstable pelvic ring fractures, the factors related to poor outcome are still controversial. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the long-term functional outcome of patients with unstable pelvic ring fractures and correlate it with various other factors. METHODS Fifty-seven patients who had a minimal follow-up of 2 years(More)
BACKGROUND It is important to predict the occurrence of deep infection in open fractures when treating such fractures. We tried to develop a new scoring system for predicting the occurrence of deep infection in open tibial fractures on the basis of the Hannover Fracture Scale '98 (HFS-98). MATERIALS A total of 202 open tibial fractures (195 patients) were(More)
BACKGROUND Risk factors for deep infection in secondary intramedullary nailing (IMN) after external fixation (EF) for open tibial fractures were investigated by multivariate analysis following univariate analyses. METHODS Forty-two open tibial fractures were treated with secondary IMN after EF. The open tibial fractures were classified according to the(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of type IIIB open tibial fractures remains a challenge for orthopedic surgeons, particularly with respect to the soft-tissue and subsequent bony reconstruction. The primary shortening and limb lengthening (PSLL) simplifies wound closure for severe open injuries without requiring microsurgical procedures as a main advantage. This(More)