Yoshinori Ishii

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Knee motion was measured with an instrumented spatial linkage (accuracy, linear +/-500 microns; angular, +/-0.5 degree) fixed with intracortical Kirschner wires in five healthy male volunteers (five knees, judged clinically to be normal). This technique allows an accurate description of the relative angular and linear movements between tibia and femur(More)
: The objective of this study was to measure three-dimensional knee motion during gait in patients with total knee replacements which either retained the posterior cruciate ligament (n = 11), or required sacrifice of the posterior cruciate ligament and replacement of its function with a posterior stabilizing articular surface (n = 9). Clinically meaningful(More)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of muscle force and the posterior cruciate ligament on screw home motion in patients with total knee replacement in a posterior cruciate ligament retaining prosthesis (10 knees) and a posterior cruciate ligament substituting prosthesis (10 knees). Screw home motion was examined with only active(More)
The purpose of this study was to clarify the changes between preoperation and postoperation in each posterior condylar offset (PCO) using computed tomography (CT) and to compare them to conventional radiographic (x-ray) evaluation in total knee arthroplasty. One hundred nine knees in 97 patients were evaluated. The medial PCO was significantly larger before(More)
BACKGROUND Studies of medial and lateral femoral posterior condylar offset have disagreed on whether posterior condylar offset affects maximum knee flexion angle after TKA. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We asked whether posterior condylar offset was correlated with knee flexion angle 1 year after surgery in (1) a PCL-retaining meniscal-bearing TKA implant, or in (2)(More)
This study investigated the sonographic appearance of the pulley and flexor tendon in idiopathic trigger finger in correlation with the contracture of the interphalangeal (IP) joint in the thumb or proximal IP (PIP) joint in the other digits. Sonographic measurements using axial images were performed in 177 affected digits including 17 thumbs and 34 other(More)
BACKGROUND In upper limb surgery, the pneumatic tourniquet is an essential tool to provide a clean, bloodless surgical field, improving visualization of anatomical structures and preventing iatrogenic failure. Optimal inflation pressure to accomplish these objects without injuring normal tissue and inducing complications is not yet established. Use of the(More)
BACKGROUND Stiffness after a TKA can cause patient dissatisfaction and diminished function, therefore it is important to characterize predictors of ROM after TKA. Studies of AP translation in conscious individuals disagree whether AP translation affects maximum knee flexion angle after implantation of a highly congruent sphere and trough geometry(More)
Purpose: The preoperative prevalence of osteoporosis and/or osteopenia and overall bone quality in prospective total knee arthroplasty (TKA) patients may affect the postoperative outcome after prosthetic insertion into the bone. The purpose of this study is to determine the baseline bone mineral density (BMD) and bone turnover in preoperative, female,(More)