Takaaki Shinohara

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PURPOSE Ulnar shortening is a widely used procedure for various conditions associated with ulnar wrist pain, including triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injury; however, few reports have examined the condition of the TFCC after osteotomy. The central avascular zone of the TFCC generally is considered to have no potential to heal. This study(More)
PURPOSE To give a detailed clinical outcome analysis of a consecutive series of patients treated arthroscopically for traumatic triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) foveal tears. METHODS This study was a consecutive case series of 11 patients who underwent arthroscopically assisted repair for traumatic TFCC foveal lesions. The mean age at the time of(More)
The diagnosis of chronic wrist pain is challenging and wrist arthroscopy has been recognised as the "gold standard". The present study investigated the efficacy of adding distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) arthroscopy to routine wrist arthroscopy. The records of 67 patients who underwent DRUJ arthroscopy were reviewed, and the success rates for visualisation of(More)
BACKGROUND The present study evaluated the importance of visualizing both sides of the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) when diagnosing ulnar wrist pain. METHODS A total of 20 patients with ulnar wrist pain who underwent both radiocarpal joint (RCJ) and distal radioulnar joint (DRUJ) arthroscopy were studied retrospectively. TFCC was graded as(More)
Surgical correction for ulnocarpal abutment syndrome after malunited distal radius fracture remains controversial. We reviewed sixteen patients (7 men, 9 women) who underwent isolated ulnar-shortening osteotomy for ulnar wrist pain as their main complaint. Mean age was 48 years. The range of flexion-extension increased from 81 degrees to 103 degrees, and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the significance of the ultrasonographic appearance of the aponeurosis for deciding the best treatment for ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) injuries of the thumb metacarpophalangeal joint. METHODS Fourteen patients (11 men, 3 women; mean age, 41 years; range, 15-66 years) who had an acute UCL tear were included. All patients were(More)
Osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow mainly involves the capitellum; however, no authors have reported the condition in the radial head with subluxation of the radial head. We report four cases in which osteochondritis dissecans involved the radial head and was accompanied by radial head subluxation. All patients were male and their ages ranged from 11 to(More)
PURPOSE Previous studies have investigated the long-term outcomes of ulnar shortening osteotomy (USO) in the treatment of ulnocarpal abutment syndrome (UCA), but none have used arthroscopic assessments. The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term clinical outcomes of USO with patient-based, arthroscopic, and radiographic assessments. (More)
PURPOSE To describe how to combine the complementary features of sonography and arthroscopy to make the arthroscopic resection of wrist ganglions a safer and more reliable surgery. METHODS A total of 22 patients with wrist ganglions had sonography-assisted arthroscopic resection. Sonographic visualization of ganglions, adjacent structures (ie, vessels,(More)
Two patients with congenital radioulnar synostosis presented with painful snapping on elbow motion in one case and locking of the elbow joint in the other. Elbow arthroscopy revealed the presence of tight fibrous tissue trapping the radial head. Arthroscopic removal of this tight fibrous tissue resulted in painless joint motion without recurrence of(More)