Yutaka Kukita

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The initial surface apposition of the acetabular bone-implant interface was investigated for acetabular components of three different designs: hemispherical with spikes, hemispherical, and threaded hemispherical. Four acetabular components of each design were implanted into fresh anatomic specimen acetabula that were underreamed by 1 mm to the size of the(More)
Nine porous-coated acetabular components were retrieved post mortem. All components had been inserted at our institution and had been in situ for a mean of fifty months (range, seventeen to eighty-seven months). Clinical records revealed that all had been functioning well at the time of death, and clinical radiographs showed signs that all had been stable.(More)
We reviewed the results of 35 operations performed on 29 patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head in which a pedicle iliac bone was utilized. The average age was 35 years (17-62). There were 28 patients of stage 2 and 7 of stage 3; there were 17 type C-1 hips and 18 type C-2 hips. The pedicle bone was inserted in the anterolateral direction of the(More)
BACKGROUND We retrospectively reviewed 137 consecutive total hip arthroplasties performed with AML-A stems and Tri-Lock cups to see whether design modifications made to these components would achieve durable biological fixation in the Japanese population in whom developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is relatively common. Patients from our initial(More)
Molecular dynamics simulations were used to investigate the effect of epitaxial ordering of the fluid molecules on the microscopic dynamic contact angle. The simulations were performed in a Couette-flow-like geometry where two immiscible fluids were confined between two parallel walls moving in opposite directions. The extent of ordering was varied by(More)
We report two cases of fatigue subcapital fracture of the femur after the removal of the hip plate used for fixation in transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy for osteonecrosis. Two patients, a 42-year-old man and a 43-year-old man, underwent transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy, and bony union was achieved in both patients. However, fatigue subcapital(More)
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