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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is one of the possible serious complications associated with bone allografts. In order to prevent infection, grafted bone is sterilized by various treatments. Heat treatment has attracted attention as a simple and practical method. We carried out a histological study of the influence of heat treatment on(More)
A possible critical complication associated with banking bone is human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Recently, since the report of HIV infection in bone allografts from an HIV-seronegative donor, a more reliable method of sterilization for preserved bone graft has become necessary. Heat treatment of banking bone is one of the simple sterilization(More)
Dynamic hip kinematics during weight-bearing activities were analyzed for six healthy subjects. Continuous X-ray images of gait, chair-rising, squatting, and twisting were taken using a flat panel X-ray detector. Digitally reconstructed radiographic images were used for 3D-to-2D model-to-image registration technique. The root-mean-square errors associated(More)
BACKGROUND There is an interest in quantifying the hip kinematics of patients with end-stage hip disorders before total hip arthroplasty. The purpose of the present study was to obtain dynamic hip kinematics under four different conditions, including deep flexion and rotation, in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. METHODS Continuous X-ray images(More)
PURPOSE Participation in specific activities requires complex ranges of knee movements and activity-dependent kinematics. The purpose of this study was to investigate dynamic knee kinematics during squat and golf swing using image-matching techniques. METHODS Five healthy males performed squats and golf swings under periodic X-ray images at 10 frames per(More)
In posterior-stabilized (PS) total knee arthroplasty (TKA), unexpected wear and fracture of the tibial post due to anterior post impingement have been reported. The purpose of this study was to determine the contact stress on the anterior aspect of the tibial post in four contemporary TKA designs. We evaluated one bi-cruciate stabilized design (Journey II)(More)
In total knee arthroplasty (TKA), the patella is significantly associated with range of motion and gait performance. Currently, no highly accurate methods are available that can measure the 3D in vivo behavior of the TKA patellar component, as the component is made of x-ray-permeable ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene. Previously, we developed a(More)
BACKGROUND Although most surgeons allow their patients to play golf after total hip arthroplasty (THA), the effect on the implant during the golf swing is still unclear. PURPOSE To evaluate hip kinematics during the golf swing after THA. STUDY DESIGN Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS Eleven hips in 9 patients who underwent primary THA were(More)
Revascularisation and new bone formation in bone grafts has been extensively studied by histological techniques, but the images obtained are very complex and consequently difficult to evaluate quantitatively. We report similar analyses in experimental bone grafts using newer computerised digital techniques. Fresh autografts and fresh and frozen allografts(More)