Shinro Takai

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PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate the displacement of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel during finger motion at varied wrist positions using transverse ultrasound in healthy volunteers, in order to clarify the appropriate position of a wrist splint in treating carpal tunnel syndrome. METHODS Fifty wrists of 25 asymptomatic(More)
BACKGROUND Molecular hydrogen (H2) functions as an extensive protector against oxidative stress, inflammation and allergic reaction in various biological models and clinical tests; however, its essential mechanisms remain unknown. H2 directly reacts with the strong reactive nitrogen species peroxynitrite (ONOO-) as well as hydroxyl radicals (•OH), but not(More)
BACKGROUND Precise biomechanical knowledge of individual components of the MCL is critical for proper MCL release during TKA. This study was to define the influences of the deep MCL and the POL on valgus and rotatory stability in TKA using cadaveric knees. METHODS This study used six fresh-frozen cadaveric knees. All TKA procedures were performed using a(More)
INTRODUCTION We investigated the movement of the flexor pollicis longus (FPL) tendon on the distal radius during wrist and finger motions using transverse ultrasound in patients with distal radius fractures who underwent volar locking plating. METHODS Both wrists of 39 distal radius fracture patients with volar locking plate fixation were evaluated by(More)
[Purpose] This study aimed to compare the efficacy of radiofrequency diathermy with that of microwave diathermy in combination with intra-articular injection of hyaluronic acid into the knee of patients with osteoarthritis (OA). [Subjects] A total of 17 patients with knee OA were enrolled. The participants were randomly divided into two groups: a(More)
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is the most common peripheral compression neuropathy of the upper extremity. Repetitive wrist and finger motion has been suggested as a major factor of pathogenesis of CTS. However, little is known about the pathomechanics of CTS. We aimed to evaluate the movement of the median nerve in the carpal tunnel during wrist and finger(More)
PURPOSE This study aimed to evaluate the kinematics of the flexor pollicis longus tendon (FPL) at the wrist by examining the movement of the FPL on the distal radius during various wrist and finger motions using transverse ultrasound in healthy volunteers. METHODS Forty-eight wrists of 24 asymptomatic volunteers were examined by transverse ultrasound to(More)
We present a case of rotational restriction of the forearm due to abnormal configuration of the pronator quadratus muscle. A 20-year-old man developed right wrist joint pain on pitching of a baseball game and thereafter displayed rotational disorder of the forearm. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) revealed a space-occupying lesion from the volar side of the(More)
PURPOSE Balancing the gap is essential in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The purpose of this study was to quantify the influence of patellar position on femoro-tibial joint load in TKA. We hypothesized that resetting of the patella increased medial joint load and decreased lateral joint load. METHODS Our original tensor system was used during(More)
An original tensor system was developed to directly measure the load between femoral trial component and tibial cut surface in vivo in both patella everted and reset positions during total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We used this system during posterior-stabilized (PS) and cruciate-retaining (CR) TKA. In PS-TKA, there was no significant difference between the(More)