Nobuaki Chinzei

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ADVANCE® Medial Pivot (MP) (Wright Medical) total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was established to replicate normal tibio-femoral knee joint kinematics, however, its influence on the patello-femoral (PF) joint is unclear. The purpose in this study was to assess the PF joint conditions in Advance MP TKA, via radiography and three-dimensional image-matching(More)
BACKGROUND Although good overall results have been reported with TKA, certain problems and limitations remain, primarily due to postoperative differences in joint kinematics, when compared with the normal knee. ADVANCE® Medial-Pivot TKA involves replicating the medial pivoting behavior observed in normal knees. Here, we aimed to investigate the clinical and(More)
This study investigated the efficacy of tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) with screw fixation as part of the surgical treatment of primary complicated total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and revision TKA. From January 2000 to April 2011, 15 patients (15 knees) underwent revision TKA and 20 patients (21 knees) underwent primary TKA. The average patient age was(More)
The potential relationship between cell cycle checkpoint control and tissue regeneration has been indicated. Despite considerable research being focused on the relationship between p21 and myogenesis, p21 function in skeletal muscle regeneration remains unclear. To clarify this, muscle injury model was recreated by intramuscular injection of bupivacaine(More)
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an antioxidant and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid that reduces the production of inflammatory cytokines. We evaluated the role of EPA in chondrocyte apoptosis and degeneration. Normal human chondrocytes were treated with EPA and sodium nitroprusside (SNP). Expression of metalloproteinases (MMPs) was detected by real-time(More)
Phosphatase and tensin homologue deleted on chromosome 10 (PTEN) was identified as an important tumor suppressor gene. PTEN functions as a negative regulator of phosphoinositol-3-kinase (PI3K)-Akt and MEK/ERK signaling. The PI3K-Akt pathway is critical for cell survival, differentiation, and matrix synthesis. Oxidative stress is considered a critical factor(More)
BACKGROUND Recently, various femoral head fixation devices (HFDs) for trochanteric fractures have become available. However, there are some cases in which femoral head rotation with excessive sliding of the HFD is observed and it is often followed by cutout. The purpose of this study is to compare the ability of the three types of HFDs to prevent femoral(More)
BACKGROUND Femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) has been reported as a cause of hip pain in young patients and is suggested as the trigger for hip osteoarthritis (OA). The goal of this study was to quantify the metabolic profiles of articular tissues (cartilage, synovium, and labrum) harvested from patients with FAI and with end-stage OA. In addition, we(More)
BACKGROUND In daily clinical practice, it is essential to properly evaluate the postoperative sliding distance of various femoral head fixation devices (HFD) for trochanteric fractures. Although it is necessary to develop an accurate and reproducible method that is unaffected by inconsistent postoperative limb position on radiography, few studies have(More)
ADVANCE® Medial-Pivot (MP) (Wright Medical Technology, Arlington, TN, USA) total knee arthroplasty (TKA) was developed to replicate normal tibiofemoral knee joint kinematics, allowing medial-pivot knee motion. The design concept of the prosthesis is unique; therefore, the influence on the patellofemoral knee joint remains unclear at present. The purpose of(More)