Shaw Akizuki

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We carried out a prospective study of 132 patients (159 knees) who underwent closed-wedge high tibial osteotomy for severe medial compartment osteoarthritis between 1988 and 1997. A total of 94 patients (118 knees) was available for review at a mean of 16.4 years (16 to 20). Seven patients (7.4%) (11 knees) required conversion to total knee replacement.(More)
The objective of this study was to determine the in vivo kinematics during weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing activities for subjects with a unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) designed for high flexion and implanted with minimally invasive techniques. A total of 30 UKAs implanted in 18 patients were analyzed. All patients were implanted with a(More)
This study compared the healing of articular cartilage and the clinical outcome after osteotomy with or without marrow stimulation microfracture or abrasion arthroplasty for osteoarthritis of the knee. Patients with osteoarthritis of the medial compartment of the knee were divided into a group undergoing high tibial osteotomy alone (HTO group: 37 knees), a(More)
The purpose of this prospective study was to determine whether or not abrasion arthroplasty promotes cartilage regeneration in osteoarthritic (OA) knees with eburnation. Patients with OA knees were divided into a group of 51 knees treated by osteotomy with abrasion arthroplasty (Group A) and another group of 37 knees treated by osteotomy alone (Group B).(More)
BACKGROUND Platelets are one of the most biocompatible and cost-effective sources of growth factors. Attention is being paid to autologous platelets and platelet-rich plasma. We developed a novel compact platelet-rich fibrin scaffold (CPFS) that was produced from blood and calcium gluconate only. The objective of this study was to investigate the potential(More)
Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biodegradable polymer, is generally considered to be gradually degraded without causing any severe tissue reaction. However, we encountered a patient who developed foreign body gonitis caused by screw breakage after fixation of an intercondylar prominence fracture with PLLA screws. This case suggests that care should be taken(More)
Miller-Galante II total knee arthroplasty (MG II TKA) was performed on 32 knees in 30 patients. On both the femoral and tibial components, the fibre-metal area was plasma-sprayed with hydroxyapatite-tricalcium phosphate (HA-TCP). The clinical and radiographic outcome was evaluated. A mean preoperative knee score of 26.0 +/- 18.6 (SD) increased to 97.5 +/-(More)
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the in vivo kinematics of the posterior cruciate ligament-retaining total knee arthroplasty during weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing deep knee bending and compare these 2 different conditions. We evaluated the in vivo kinematics of the knee using fluoroscopy and femorotibial translation relative to the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the healing potential of fibrillated cartilage in osteoarthritic (OA) knees when the mechanical condition is corrected. TYPE OF STUDY Prospective study. METHODS Subjects were patients treated with high tibial osteotomy alone for medial-compartment OA knees. They were divided into 2 groups on the basis of the Outerbridge(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the intermediate-term postoperative results of arthroscopic surgery for lateral compartment osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in a case series study. METHODS In a series of 30 knees in 29 patients who underwent arthroscopic surgery for lateral compartment OA, we were able to observe 25 joints in 24(More)