Naonobu Takahira

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Infected hip prosthesis, a serious complication of primary total hip arthroplasty (THA), can have severe consequences. We report the treatment outcome of two-stage revision THA for infected hip arthroplasty, including hemiarthroplasty, using an antibiotic-impregnated cement spacer for the interval between the first and second stages. Between 1996 and 2000(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a nationwide epidemiologic study regarding hip osteoarthritis (OA) in Japan, and a previous report found these patients to be unique in comparison to Caucasians. This report focused on the data regarding each hip joint, and the involvement of acetabular dysplasia with hip OA was analyzed. METHODS Seven hundred twenty OA hips were(More)
BACKGROUND Increased shank rotation during landing has been considered to be one of the factors for noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injuries in female athletes. There have been no known gender differences in rotational knee muscle strength, which is expected to inhibit exaggerated shank rotation. HYPOTHESIS Women have less knee external rotator(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)
Transcatheter angiographic emobilisation has been used as an effective control of haemorrhage associated with pelvic fracture. Although few complications of this procedure have been reported, gluteal muscle necrosis occurs occasionally. We assessed the type of pelvic fracture, concomitant injury, embolic site, embolic materials, and outcome in cases of(More)
BACKGROUND We are planning a multicenter survey on coxarthrosis and acetabular dysplasia in Japan. To collect reliable data, we performed a preliminary study to elucidate the observer agreement on assessment items. METHODS We collected radiographs of hip joints in eight patients with various findings of coxarthrosis. Twelve registered orthopedic(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)
BACKGROUND From 1979 to 2005, a total of 279 hips in 249 patients with advanced and/or terminal-stage osteoarthritis of the hip underwent valgus osteotomy. Among them, we reviewed 256 hips in 229 patients (91.8%) with a minimum follow-up of 1 year. We reviewed the clinical and radiological results and analyzed prognostic factors that may have affected the(More)
BACKGROUND Stroke prevention by warfarin, a vitamin K antagonist, has been an integral part in the management of atrial fibrillation. Vitamin K-dependent matrix Gla protein (MGP) has been known as a potent inhibitor of arterial calcification and osteoporosis. Therefore, we hypothesized that warfarin therapy affects bone mineral metabolism, vascular(More)
We report the clinical and radiographic outcomes and complications of revision surgery using a cementless interlocking stem with an allograft-prosthesis composite (APC). This study included 11 patients with an average follow-up of 73 years. Of the 11 revisions, 1 was aseptic, 7 were septic, and 3 were periprosthetic femoral fractures. The mean Harris hip(More)