Tsuyoshi Murase

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Expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 beta (IL-1beta) is increased following the nervous system injury. Generally IL-1beta induces inflammation, leading to neural degeneration, while several neuropoietic effects have also been reported. Although neurite outgrowth is an important step in nerve regeneration, whether IL-1beta takes(More)
PURPOSE The interosseous membrane (IOM) of the forearm is a stout ligamentous complex that reportedly comprises several ligamentous components. The purpose of this cadaveric study was to define all IOM ligaments and to clarify the precise attachment locations. METHODS Thirty forearms from 15 embalmed cadavers were used. After dissection, all IOM ligaments(More)
Nerve injury brings about axonal disconnection, and thus axonal extension is one of the important steps for nerve regeneration. Expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokine interleukin-1 beta (IL-1beta) is increased at the early stage of nervous system injury, and previously IL-1beta has been reported to promote neurite outgrowth by inhibiting RhoA activity(More)
The purpose of this article is to evaluate in vivo 3-dimensional kinematics of the elbow joint during elbow flexion. We studied the ulnohumeral and radiohumeral joint noninvasively in 3 elbows in healthy volunteers using a markerless bone registration algorithm. Magnetic resonance images were acquired in 6 positions of elbow flexion. The inferred contact(More)
Several porous calcium hydroxyapatite (HA) ceramics have been used clinically as bone substitutes, but most of them possessed few interpore connections, resulting in pathological fracture probably due to poor bone formation within the substitute. We recently developed a fully interconnected porous HA ceramic (IP-CHA) by adopting the 'foam-gel' technique.(More)
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment of forearm deformities in patients with multiple cartilaginous exostoses remains controversial. The purpose of the present study was to determine the reasonable indications for operative treatment and to evaluate long-term results of forearm surgery in these patients. METHODS We retrospectively reviewed twenty-three patients(More)
BACKGROUND Three-dimensional anatomical correction is desirable for the treatment of a long-bone deformity of the upper extremity. We developed an original system, including a three-dimensional computer simulation program and a custom-made surgical device designed on the basis of simulation, to achieve accurate results. In this study, we investigated the(More)
BACKGROUND Many reports have discussed reconstruction of the lateral ulnar collateral ligament for the treatment of posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow, but information regarding the isometric point of the lateral ligament of the elbow is limited. The purposes of the present study were to investigate the in vivo and three-dimensional length(More)
BACKGROUND Corrective osteotomy using dorsal plates and structural bone graft usually has been used for treating symptomatic distal radius malunions. However, the procedure is technically demanding and requires an extensive dorsal approach. Residual deformity is a relatively frequent complication of this technique. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We evaluated the(More)
BACKGROUND We developed an original computer program that three-dimensionally simulates anatomical deformity correction of an extremity based on computed tomography (CT) data and an operative method that uses a custom-designed surgical device to realize the simulation. The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and accuracy of this system(More)