Tokumi Kanemura

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STUDY DESIGN Twenty volunteers and 20 patients with no prior spine surgery had two standing lateral radiographs taken, on the average, 66 months apart and 2 weeks apart, respectively. OBJECTIVES To first determine the reliability of the measurement techniques used, and then the longitudinal variation between radiographs for the sagittal spinopelvic(More)
We have reviewed 1858 patients who had undergone a cervical laminoplasty and identified 43 (2.3%) who had developed a C5 palsy with a MMT (MRC) grade of 0 to 2 in the deltoid, with or without involvement of the biceps, but with no loss of muscular strength in any other muscles. The clinical features and radiological findings of patients with (group P; 43(More)
OBJECT The authors performed a retrospective clinical study to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of cervical pedicle screw (CPS) placement using 3D fluoroscopy-based navigation (3D FN). METHODS The study involved 62 consecutive patients undergoing posterior stabilization of the cervical spine between 2003 and 2008. Thirty patients (126 screws) were(More)
OBJECT The cervical pedicle screw (PS) provides strong stabilization but poses a potential risk to the neurovascular system, which may be catastrophic. In particular, vertebrae with degenerative changes complicate the process of screw insertion, and PS misplacement and subsequent complications are more frequent. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the(More)
OBJECT The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the reliability and accuracy of cervical pedicle screw (CPS) placement using an intraoperative, full-rotation, 3D image (O-arm)-based navigation system and to assess the advantages and disadvantages of the system. METHODS The study involved 21 consecutive patients undergoing posterior(More)
The purpose of this study is to compare bone union rate between autologous iliac bone and local bone graft in patients treated by posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) using carbon cage for single level interbody fusion. The subjects were 106 patients whose course could be observed for at least 2 years. The diagnosis was lumbar spinal canal stenosis in(More)
OBJECT Postoperative C-5 palsy is a significant complication resulting from cervical decompression procedures. Moreover, when cervical degenerative diseases are treated with a combination of decompression and posterior instrumented fusion, patients are at increased risk for C-5 palsy. However, the clinical and radiological features of this condition remain(More)
OBJECT The authors investigated the outcome of intramedullary spinal cord tumor surgery, focusing on the effect of preoperative neurological status on postoperative mobility and the extent of tumor excision guided by intraoperative spinal cord monitoring prospectively. METHODS Intramedullary spinal cord tumor surgery was performed in 131 patients between(More)
STUDY DESIGN Pinealectomy induces experimental scoliosis in chickens. This study analyzed the natural course and characteristics of the scoliosis that developed after pinealectomy. OBJECTIVES To investigate the natural course of experimental scoliosis after pinealectomy in chickens and determine its similarity to idiopathic scoliosis in humans. SUMMARY OF(More)
Factors which affected the severity of scoliosis induced by rib resection were examined. Seventy chickens were divided into a rib transection group and a rib resection group with seven subgroups, according to the number of ribs treated and the age at surgery, and examined radiographically until 20 weeks postoperatively. Rib transection group chickens showed(More)