Shingo Maekawa

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BACKGROUND We have reported that the functional outcome in elderly with hip fracture is related to age at admission, dementia, and anemia. In this study, we examined the relationship between hemoglobin level at admission and walking ability, as well as survival outcome at discharge. MATERIALS AND METHODS We studied 394 patients aged 60 years or older(More)
The authors describe 2 cases of thoracic disc herniation, resulting in acute myelopathy without bladder dysfunction or progressive muscular weakness; the herniated disc apparently resorbed without surgical intervention. Thoracic disc herniations are less frequent than cervical or lumbar disc herniations and are usually associated with severe neurological(More)
PURPOSE To report results of twin hook fixation for proximal femoral fractures in comparison to those fixed with the conventional lag screw. METHODS Between August 2005 and July 2006, 2 men and 15 women aged 74 to 94 (mean, 85) years with proximal femoral fractures underwent open reduction and internal fixation using the twin hook system. The tip-apex(More)
BACKGROUND The outcome of treatment of hip fractures in different age groups in the elderly population is largely unknown. Hence, we stratified elderly patients with hip fracture into age groups and compared the prognosis in various age groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS Among 459 patients with hip fracture treated at our hospital from 1997, 430 patients aged(More)
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