We experienced two cases of atypical lateral dislocations of meniscal bearing in UKA (unicompartmental knee arthroplasty) without manifest symptoms. The dislocated bearing, which jumped onto the wall of tibial components, was found on radiographs in periodic medical examination although they could walk. Two thicker size bearing exchanges were promptly… (More)
A large full-thickness chest wall defect over 10 cm in diameter requires skeletal reconstruction and soft tissue coverage. Use of various flaps for soft tissue coverage was previously reported, but en bloc resection in each case affects these flap pedicles and sizes. We present a case of a 74-year-old man with a soft tissue tumor involving the left lateral… (More)
BACKGROUND The PCL is a strong stabilizer of the knee and provides posterior stability to the tibia. However, sagittal alignment of the PCL with the knee at 90° flexion suggests the PCL might play a role not only in posterior stabilization but also in maintaining the flexion gap. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined whether the intact PCL helps maintain the… (More)
In total hip arthroplasty (THA) for dysplastic hip osteoarthritis, bony deformity makes it difficult to identify the correct cup height and medialization. The authors developed a new technique for registration and navigation of cup position for dysplastic hips using an imageless navigation system. Eighty dysplastic hips (Crowe type I, n=58; type II, n=18;… (More)
We report the case of a 72-year-old woman whose pseudoaneurysm was difficult to diagnose and treat. The patient had a history of congenital dislocated hip and was undergoing anticoagulation therapy with warfarin due to the mitral valve replacement. Her chief complaint was pain and enlargement of the left buttock, and the laboratory tests revealed severe… (More)
An automatic pipe routing system for chemical plants is described. This system determines routes of pipes and positions of fittings and summarizes piping material data.