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The purpose of this study was to determine how much sagittal rotation of the femoral component affects the flexion gap and femoral component sizing using a computer-simulation technique. The study comprised 25 knees scheduled for total knee arthroplasty (TKA). The femoral component was positioned at -2°, 0°, 2°, 4°, or 6° of flexion to the anterior femoral(More)
Stepwise multiple regression analysis (forward method) was performed with 22 gait variables obtained from the free and slow gait of 35 normal controls (women without knee arthropathy). These 22 variables were target variables, and velocity, age, body height, and body weight were explanatory variables. Velocity showed the greatest effect on the gait(More)
BACKGROUND The middle one-third of the tibial crest in the coronal plane and the fibula in the sagittal plane are known as landmarks for extramedullary guides in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, there are few foundational anatomic studies about them. We conducted this study to confirm whether these landmarks are reliable. METHODS We evaluated 100(More)
Computed tomography based computer simulation studies were made on fifty consecutive patients with osteoarthritis scheduled for TKA. Proximal tibial cutting was simulated with the cutting guide placed at different rotational errors (-10°, 0°, 10° and 20° of internal rotation) and different distances (4 cm and 8 cm) between the alignment rod and the bone.(More)
INTRODUCTION Three-dimensional computed tomographic (CT)-based preoperative planning for total hip arthroplasty (THA) enabled us to evaluate the cut surface of the femoral neck osteotomy. When we planned the stem placement in 20° of anteversion, we noticed that the line connecting the trochanteric fossa and the middle of the medial cortex of the femoral(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of the second metatarsal (MT2) as a landmark for proximal tibial cutting in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). It was hypothesized that the accuracy of the MT2 is not high, especially in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients whose foot joints are apt to be involved. METHODS Computer simulation(More)
The aim of this study was to determine how much a distal femoral cutting error would affect the flexion-extension gap difference (flexion gap minus extension gap) in total knee arthroplasty (TKA). We evaluated 15 knees using a computer-simulation technique. Bone cutting errors of -2°, 2° and 4° of extension were simulated in three TKA systems. A distal(More)
Twenty cementless total hip revision arthroplasties using Anatomic BR stems were performed in 20 patients. Fourteen patients, with a mean age of 62.6 years (range 41-74 years) at time of revision surgery, were followed retrospectively for a minimum of 10 years (range 11-15 years). Clinical function and radiographic evidence of implant stability were(More)
Computed tomography scans of 50 dysplastic hips were obtained and reconstructed using preoperative planning software for total hip arthroplasty. The anteversion of the stem implanted parallel to the line connecting the trochanteric fossa and the middle of the medial cortex of the femoral neck (T line) was measured. The cutting heights of 5mm and 10mm above(More)
A 49-year-old housewife had suffered from classical seropositive rheumatoid arthritis for 24 years. The shoulders and hands were involved but the most severs pain and deformity were in both elbows and knees. Consequently, she was unable to sit on wheel chair and was confined to a bed. And then, she was admitted to the Chiba Rehabilitation Center in(More)
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