Yoichi Shimada

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Growth factors are known to appear during wound healing. We hypothesized that growth factors would also appear during the healing process of a rotator cuff tear. We determined the expression of various growth factors during healing of acute rotator cuff tears in the rabbit. We made a full-thickness defect in the supraspinatus tendon of 27 Japanese white(More)
BACKGROUND There is no validated gold-standard diagnostic support tool for LSS, and therefore an accurate diagnosis depends on clinical assessment. Assessment of the diagnostic value of the history of the patient requires an evaluation of the differences and overlap of symptoms of the radicular and cauda equina types; however, no tool is available for(More)
To date, no anatomic or biomechanical studies have been conducted to clarify what size of a Hill-Sachs lesion needs to be treated. Nine fresh-frozen cadaveric shoulders were tested in a custom device. With the arm in maximum external rotation, horizontal extension, and 0 degrees, 30 degrees, and 60 degrees of abduction, the location of the entire rim of the(More)
In this study, we evaluated the clinical features of cauda equina tumors requiring surgical treatment. Medical records of 28 patients with cauda equina tumors (13 men and 15 women) undergoing surgical treatment were retrospectively reviewed. The majority of histological diagnoses indicated schwannoma (23 cases, 82%), and the remaining 5 indicated(More)
Atypical femoral fracture (AFF) often appears with bisphosphonate use. Teriparatide (TPTD) treatment may promote AFF healing, but few controlled or comparative studies have examined the effects of TPTD on healing of bisphosphonate-associated AFF. We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 45 consecutive AFFs in 34 Japanese patients who had received(More)
OBJECT Factors related to long-term surgical outcome of thoracic myelopathy caused by ossification of the ligamentum flavum (OLF) have not been fully investigated. To evaluate these factors, the authors reviewed medical records obtained in patients who had undergone decompressive surgery for thoracic OLF. METHODS Thirty-four patients in whom decompressive(More)
BACKGROUND The contact pressure and contact area at the tendon-bone interface after the most commonly used rotator cuff repair methods have not been investigated. HYPOTHESIS There are no significant differences among the transosseous, the single-row suture anchor, and the double-row suture anchor techniques in terms of contact pressure, contact area, and(More)
A 34-year-old woman complained of pain and swelling in the left patella. Because of roentgenogram showed hardly any destruction of the patella, she was not initially treated for a bone tumor. The clinical course followed the initial symptoms of a respiratory disorder with pulmonary metastatic foci. A bone tumor was first suspected after aspiration cytology(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the histopathology, including apoptosis, in the supraspinatus tendon with stage II subacromial impingement. Samples from the critical zone of the supraspinatus tendon were obtained from 5 patients with subacromial impingement syndrome and 10 autopsy cases without shoulder diseases as controls.(More)
Risedronate decreases osteoporotic fracture incidence; however, its effects remain unclear in elderly osteoporotic patients. Vitamin K mediates carboxylation of osteocalcin (OC), and high undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC) levels indicate vitamin K deficiency and increased osteoporotic fracture risk. We aimed to evaluate the effects of risedronate alone(More)