Shinji Hirofuji

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To elucidate the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying chronic nerve-stretch injury, we gradually lengthened rat femurs by 15 mm at the rate of 0.5 mm/day (group L, n = 13). The control groups comprised sham-operated (group S, n = 10) and naive (group N, n = 8) rats. Immediately after the lengthening, we performed a conduction study on their sciatic(More)
INTRODUCTION To elucidate the mechanism of functional recovery after gradual nerve-stretch injury, we used rats in which the femur length was increased by 15 mm at 1.5 mm/day. METHODS We performed electrophysiology, mRNA analysis of tetrodotoxin-resistant voltage-gated sodium channels (TTX-R VGSCs) in dorsal root ganglia, and histology of unmyelinated(More)
We evaluated the effectiveness of sonographic monitoring of endoscopic carpal tunnel release for the prevention of median nerve or arterial injury and incomplete release of the flexor retinaculum (FR). When the outer tube (OT) was inserted, we used sonography to confirm the relationship of the OT, median nerve, ulnar artery, and superficial palmar arch.(More)
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