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Journal of Orthopaedic Science

Journal of Orthopaedic Science

Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association

Editor-in-Chief: Takashi Nakamura

ISSN: 0949-2658 (print version)
ISSN: 1436-2023 (electronic version)

Journal no. 776

As of  November 26, 2014

Editor-in-Chief
Takashi Nakamura, Japan 

Editor Emeritus
Tetsuya Tamaki, Japan 

Deputy Editors
Yukihide Iwamoto, Japan
Atsushi Okawa, Japan
Eiji Itoi, Japan
Katsuji Shimizu, Japan
Kunio Takaoka, Japan

Advisory Board
Marcel Kerboull, France
John C-Y. Leong, Hong Kong
Heinz Mittelmeier, Germany
Frank R. Noyes, USA
Keiro Ono, Japan
Savio L-W. Woo, USA
Yasuo Yamauchi, Japan

Associate Editors
Etsuo Chosa, Japan
Naoto Endo, Japan
Nobuhiko Haga, Japan
Chiaki Hamanishi, Japan
Hitoshi Hirata, Japan
Hirokazu Iida, Japan
Naoki Ishiguro, Japan
Eiji Itoi, Japan
Hiroyuki Kato, Japan
Shinichi Konno, Japan
Takashi Matsushita, Japan
Hiromasa Miura, Japan
Joji Mochida, Japan
Takeshi Muneta, Japan
Naoyuki Ochiai, Japan
Hajime Ohgushi, Japan
Toshifumi Ozaki, Japan
Tomoyuki Saito, Japan
Takeshi Sawaguchi, Japan
Satoshi Soen, Japan
Kenji Takagishi, Japan
Michiaki Takagi, Japan
Kazuhisa Takahashi, Japan
Shinro Takai, Japan
Tadashi Tanaka, Japan
Yasuhito Tanaka, Japan
Toshikazu Tani, Japan
Junya Toguchida, Japan
Noriyuki Tsumaki, Japan
Toshihiko Yamashita, Japan
Hideki Yoshikawa, Japan
Tadashi Yasuda, Japan

Editorial Board
Satoshi Abe, Japan
Yasuyuki Abe, Japan
Kuniyoshi Abumi, Japan
Nobuo Adachi, Japan
Masao Akagi, Japan
Manabu Akahane, Japan
Hirofumi Akazawa, Japan
Behrooz A. Akbarnia, USA
Toshihiro Akisue. Japan
Keiichi Akita,Japan
Haruhiko Akiyama, Japan
Shaw Akizuki, Japan
Peter C. Amadio, USA
Kenichi Ando, Japan
Mitsuhiro Aoki, Japan
Yasuchika Aoki, Japan
Yoichi Aota, Japan
Katsumitsu Arai, Japan
Yuji Arai, Japan
Nobuhito Araki, Japan
Yoshimi Asagai, Japan
Hiroshi Asahara, Japan
Takashi Atsumi, Japan
Yuji Atsuta, Japan
Holger Bäthis, Germany
Thomas W. Bauer, USA
Martin Beck,Switzerland
Francesco Benazzo, Italy
Moroe Beppu, Japan
Julia A. Bridge, USA
Wayne Burkhead Jr., USA
Norris Carroll, Canada
Kai-Ming Chan, Hong Kong
Kazuhiro Chiba, Japan
Se Hyun Cho, Korea
Peter F. M. Choong, Australia
Kevin C. Chung, USA
Ung-Il Chung, Japan
Edward V. Craig, USA
Lars B. Dahlin, Sweden
Richard E. Debski, USA
Masataka Deie, Japan
Akira Dezawa,Japan
Kazuteru Doi, Japan
Minoru Doita, Japan
Martin Dominkus, Austria
Mahmut Nedim Doral, Turkey
Scott F. M. Duncan, USA
Roger J. H. Emery, UK
Yoichi Ezura, Japan
Takeshi Fuji, Japan
Hiromichi Fujie, Japan
Tadashi Fujii, Japan
Hiroyuki Fujioka, Japan
Mikihiro Fujioka, Japan
Hiroshi Fujita, Japan
Kanji Fukuda, Japan
Kunihiko Fukuda, Japan
Naoshi Fukui, Japan
Wakaba Fukushima, Japan
Tadanao Funakoshi, Japan
Takayuki Furumatsu, Japan
Tohru Futami, Japan
Hiroyuki Futani, Japan
Hideyuki Goto, Japan
Takahiro Goto, Japan
Wei Guo, China
Hiroshi Hagino,Japan
Kazutoshi Hamada, Japan
Kenichiro Hamada,Japan
Masayuki Hamada, Japan
Yoshiki Hamada, Japan
Toshiro Hamamoto, Japan
Atsushi Harada, Japan
Yoshitada Harada, Japan
Naoki  Haraguchi, Japan
Hirotaka Haro, Japan
Tadashi Hasegawa, Japan
Toru Hasegawa, Japan
Yukiharu Hasegawa, Japan
Junichi Hashimoto, Japan
Takeshi Hashimoto, Japan
Yusuke Hashimoto, Japan
Hiroyuki Hashizume, Japan
Kenji Hata, Japan
Yukihiko Hata, Japan
Masahito Hatori, Japan
Koji Hattori, Japan
Masaya Hayashi, Japan
John H. Healey, USA
Hwan Tak Hee, Singapore
Fujio Higuchi, Japan
Shigeru Hirabayashi, Japan
Hiroaki Hiraga, Japan
Kazuo Hirakawa, Japan
Hisatada Hiraoka, Japan
Kazuo Hiroshima, Japan
Toru Hiruma, Japan
Masanori Hisaoka, Japan
Kanya Honoki, Japan
Shuji Horibe, Japan
Emiko Horii, Japan
Kazuto Hoshi, Japan
Yuichi Hoshino, Japan
Tetsuo Hotta, Japan
Junji Ide, Japan
Hirotaka Iguchi, Japan
Koichiro Ihara, Japan
Satoshi Iida, Japan
Takuo Iijima, Japan
Haku Iizuka, Japan
Kazuo Ikeda, Japan
Hiroyasu Ikegami, Japan
Masahiko Ikeuchi, Japan
Kazuya Ikoma, Japan
Shiro Imagama, Japan
Shinji Imai, Japan
Yuuki Imai, Japan
Yutaka Inaba, Japan
Katsunori Inagaki, Japan
Suguru Inokuchi, Japan
Yasuyuki Ishibashi, Japan
Takeshi Ishii, Japan
Tomoo Ishii, Japan
Muneaki Ishijima, Japan
Hajime Ishikawa, Japan
Hiroshi Ito, Japan
Jun Ito, Japan
Manabu Ito, Japan
Takui Ito, Japan
Yoichi Ito, Japan
Kazuyuki Itoh,Japan
Yoshiki Itoh, Japan
Shohei Iwabu, Japan
Yusuke Iwahori, Japan
Hiroyoshi Iwaki, Japan
Motoki Iwasaki,Japan
Norimasa Iwakiasaki, Japan
Teruaki Izaki, Japan
Ashok N. Johari, India
Tamon Kabata, Japan
Kunihiko Kadono, Japan
Yoshinori Kadoya, Japan
Takashi Kaito, Japan
Ryosuke Kakinoki, Japan
Makoto Kamegaya, Japan
Takashi Kameyama, Japan
Fuminori Kanaya, Japan
Katsuaki Kanbe, Japan
Koichi Kanekasu, Japan
Kazuo Kaneko, Japan
Ayumi Kaneuji, Japan
Yuichi Kasai, Japan
Hirohisa Katagiri, Japan
Yoshiharu Kato, Japan
Yukio Kato, Japan
Shinsuke Katoh, Japan
Ichiro Katsuki, Japan
Hidehiko Kawabata, Japan
Hiroshi Kawaguchi, Japan
Noriyoshi Kawaguchi, Japan
Yoshiharu Kawaguchi, Japan
Norio Kawahara, Japan
Akira Kawai, Japan
Mamoru Kawakami, Japan
Hirotaka Kawano, Japan
Kenji Kawate, Japan
Mitsunori Kaya, Japan
Tadashi Kikuchi, Japan
Seung-Ho Kim, Korea
Shin-Yoon Kim, Korea
Sung-Jae Kim, Korea
Wook-Cheol Kim, Korea
Masashi Kimura, Japan
Tomoatsu Kimura, Japan
Shunji Kishida, Japan
Atsushi Kita, Japan
Takahiko Kitakoji, Japan
Nobuto Kitamura,Japan
Toshio Kitano, Japan
Makoto Kobayashi, Japan
Masaaki Kobayashi, Japan
Seneki Kobayashi,Japan
Shigeru Kobayashi, Japan
Tatsuo Kobayashi, Japan
Tsutomu Kobayashi, Japan
Hideyuki Koga, Japan
Yoshio Koga, Japan
Tatsuya Koike, Japan
Toshihisa Kojima, Japan
Setsuro Komiya, Japan
Eiji Kondo, Japan
Makoto Kondo, Japan
Eiichi Konishi, Japan
Yoshihisa Kotani, Japan
Toshikazu Kubo, Japan
Satoshi Kubota, Japan
Ikuo Kudawara, Japan
Jun Kumagai, Japan
Tsukasa Kumai, Japan
Toshiyuki Kunisada,Japan
Kazuki Kuniyoshi, Japan
Ryosuke Kuroda, Japan
Hisashi Kurosawa, Japan
Nagatsugu Kuroshima, Japan
Katsuyuki Kusuzaki, Japan
Marc Ladanyi, USA
Eng Hin Lee, Singapore
Seok Hyun Lee, Korea
Soo-Yong Lee, Korea
Woo-Chun Lee, Korea
Hwa-Chang Liu, Taiwan
Philippe A. Liverneaux, France
Keith D. K. Luk, Hong Kong
Kiyoshi Mabuchi, Japan
Masafumi Machida, Japan
Tatsuo Mae, Japan
Takeshi Maeda, Japan
Tokifumi Majima, Japan
Yutaka Maki, Japan
William J. Maloney, USA
Jun Manabe, Japan
Pier Paolo Mariani, Italy
Keishi Marumo, Japan
Tasuku Mashiba, Japan
Tsukasa Matsubara, Japan
Shuichi Matsuda, Japan
Ko Matsudaira, Japan
Yoshito Matsui, Japan
Akihiko Matsumine, Japan
Morio Matsumoto, Japan
Seiichi Matsumoto, Japan
Tomoyuki Matsumoto, Japan
Noboru Matsumura, Japan
Takeo Matsuno, Japan
Koichi Matsuo, Japan
Kazuhiko Matsushita, Japan
Yukihiro Matsuyama, Japan
Masaaki Mawatari, Japan
Teruhisa Mihata, Japan
Yoji Mikami, Japan
Akihito Minamide, Japan
Hiroaki Minehara, Japan
Yukihide Minoda, Japan
Shigeru Mitani, Japan
Naoto Mitsugi, Japan
Shumpei Miyakawa, Japan
Naohisa Miyakoshi, Japan
Masabumi Miyamoto, Japan
Takeshi Miyamoto, Japan
Keita Miyanishi, Japan
Takashi Mizushima, Japan
Hiroshi Mizuta, Japan
Kazuo Mochizuki, Japan
Tomoyuki Mochizuki, Japan
Yu Mochizuki, Japan
Shigeki Momohara, Japan
Myung-Sang Moon, Korea
Shigeshi Mori, Japan
Toru Morihara, Japan
Eiichi Morii, Japan
Hideo Morioka, Japan
Masafumi Morita, Japan
Mitsuhiro Morita, Japan
Nariyuki Mura, Japan
Shunichi Murakami, Japan
Teruo Murakami, Japan
Hiroaki Murata, Japan
Yasuaki Murata, Japan
Hirotsugu Muratsu, Japan
Akira Myoui, Japan
Hiroshi Nagano, Japan
Masahiro Nagaoka, Japan
Hideki Nagashima,Japan
Satoshi Nagoya, Japan
Takeo Nagura, Japan
Masatoshi Naito, Japan
Norifumi Naka, Japan
Koichi Nakagawa, Japan
Takumi Nakagawa, Japan
Yasuaki Nakagawa, Japan
Hideaki Nakajima, Japan
Ikumasa Nakajima, Japan
Atsuo Nakamae, Japan
Tetsuya Nakamoto, Japan
Hiroaki Nakamura, Japan
Masaya Nakamura, Japan
Norimasa Nakamura, Japan
Shigeru Nakamura, Japan
Toshitaka Nakamura, Japan
Toshiyasu Nakamura, Japan
Katsuyuki Nakanishi, Japan
Yasuaki Nakashima, Japan
Yasuharu Nakashima, Japan
Katsuya Nakata, Japan
Ken Nakata, Japan
Terumasa Nakatsuka, Japan
Tomitaka Nakayama, Japan
Hiroshi Narita, Japan
Kouji Naruse, Japan
Koichi Nemoto, Japan
Masashi Neo, Japan
Akira Nifuji, Japan
Takeshi Nikawa, Japan
Hisateru Niki, Japan
Yasuo Niki, Japan
Jun Nishida, Japan
Keiichiro Nishida, Japan
Yoshihiro Nishida, Japan
Takashi Nishii, Japan
Yasumasa Nishiura, Japan
Yuji Nishiwaki, Japan
Masaki Noda, Japan
Tomoyuki Noda, Japan
Hideo Noguchi, Japan
Masahiko Noguchi, Japan
Shintaro Nomura, Japan
Masahiko Nozawa, Japan
Shawn W. O’Driscoll, USA
Shu Obara, Japan
Tatsuhiro Ochiai, Japan
Hiromi Oda, Japan
Yoshinao Oda, Japan
Kiyohisa Ogawa, Japan
Toshihiko Ogino, Japan
Akira Ogose, Japan
Hirotsugu Ohashi, Japan
Shinsuke Ohba,Japan
Toshihiro Ohdera, Japan
Akihiko Ohkawa, Japan
Isao Ohnishi, Japan
Takatoshi Ohno, Japan
Tohgo Ohno, Japan
Seiji Ohtori, Japan
Kazuhiro Oinuma, Japan
Naomi Oizumi, Japan
Yoshinori Oka, Japan
Kyoji Okada, Japan
Renzo Okamoto, Japan
Takeshi Okamoto, Japan
Kenji Okamura, Japan
Atsushi Okawa,Japan
Takahiro Okawa, Japan
Ken Okazaki,Japan
Ryuzo Okuda, Japan
Hideo Okumura, Japan
Shigeharu Okuzumi, Japan
Go Omori, Japan
Toshitaka Oohashi, Japan
Denju Osada, Japan
Makoto Osaki, Japan
Kazuya Oshima, Japan
A. Lee Osterman, USA
Koji Otani, Japan
Takuya Otani, Japan
Toshiro Otani, Japan
Hiromi Otsuka, Japan
Takanobu Otsuka, Japan
Jiro Ozaki, Japan
Hiroshi Ozawa,Japan
Satoru Ozeki, Japan
Hans H. Paessler, Germany
Lars Peterson, Sweden
S. Rajasekaran, India
Donald T. Reilly, USA
Youg Girl Rhee, Korea
David P. Roye Jr., USA
Junnosuke Ryu, Japan
Yasuhiro Saegusa, Japan
Koichi Sairyo, Japan
Takashi Saisu, Japan
Masashi Saito, Japan
Mitsuru Saito, Japan
Takanori Saito, Japan
Taku Saito, Japan
Akinori Sakai, Japan
Daisuke Sakai, Japan
Hiroya Sakai, Japan
Rina Sakai, Japan
Tadahiro Sakai,Japan
Takashi Sakai, Japan
Kiyomi Sakata, Japan
Kenshi Sakayama, Japan
Goro Sakurai, Japan
Hirotaka Sano, Japan
Koichi Saotome, Japan
Masuo Sasa, Japan
Kan Sasaki, Japan
Takahisa Sasho, Japan
K. Satku, Singapore
Katsumi Sato, Japan
Masato Sato, Japan
Ryuichi Saura, Japan
Takuya Sawaizumi, Japan
Atsushi Seichi, Japan
Miho Sekiguchi, Japan
Ichiro Sekiya, Japan
Naoto Shiba, Japan
Yozo Shibata, Japan
Masayuki Shima, Japan
Kozo Shimada, Japan
Yoichi Shimada, Japan
Hiroyuki Shimizu, Japan
Shoji Shimose, Japan
Konsei Shino, Japan
Tetsuya Shinozaki, Japan
Osamu Shirado, Japan
Masahiro Shirahama, Japan
Kenji Shirakura, Japan
Etsuo Shoda, Japan
Chisa Shukunami,Japan
David H. Sonnabend, Australia
Shinichi Sotome, Japan
John W. Sperling, USA
Yasunori Suda, Japan
Akihiro Sudo, Japan
Yoshiyuki Suehara, Japan
Naoki Suenaga, Japan
Kazuomi Sugamoto, Japan
Nobuhiko Sugano, Japan
Hiroyuki Sugaya, Japan
Shinsuke Sugihara, Japan
Kazuya Sugimoto, Japan
Hideshi Sugiura, Japan
Hajime Sugiyama, Japan
Mikio Sumida, Japan
Toru Sunagawa, Japan
Katsuji Suzuki, Japan
Masahiko Suzuki, Japan
Robert M. Szabo, USA
Shintaro Tachibana, Japan
Takahiro Tajino, Japan
Michiaki Takagi, Japan
Masatoshi Takahara, Japan
Keisuke Takahashi, Japan
Kenji Takahashi, Japan
Toshiaki Takahashi, Japan
Naonobu Takahira, Japan
Yuya Takakubo, Japan
Kazuyuki Takamura, Japan
Masato Takao, Japan
Katsumi Takase, Japan
Masashi Takaso, Japan
Shinjiro Takata,Japan
Shinichiro Takayama, Japan
Hiroshi Takayanagi, Japan
Yuji Takazawa, Japan
Tsuneo Takebayashi, Japan
Shu Takeda, Japan
Katsushi Takeshita, Japan
Shuji Taketomi, Japan
Ryohei Takeuchi, Japan
Masaharu Takigawa, Japan
Kazuya Tamai, Japan
Noriyuki Tamai, Japan
Masato Tamura, Japan
Chiaki Tanaka, Japan
Hiroshi Tanaka, Japan
Hisashi Tanaka, Japan
Kazuhiro Tanaka,Japan
Nobuhiro Tanaka, Japan
Sakae Tanaka, Japan
Takaaki Tanaka, Japan
Hiroshi Taneichi, Japan
Hikaru Tashima, Japan
Hiroomi Tateishi, Japan
Hidetomi Terai, Japan
Tsukasa Teramoto, Japan
Jean-Claude Theis, New Zealand
David Thomas, Australia
Wei Tian, China
Yoshiko Tobimatsu, Japan
Yuki Tochigi, Japan
Daisuke Togawa,Japan
Satoshi Toh, Japan
Harukazu Tohyama, Japan
Yasuaki Tokuhashi, Japan
Daisaku Tokunaga, Japan
Naohide Tomita, Japan
Tetsuya Tomita, Japan
Yukiyoshi Toritsuka, Japan
Koji Totoribe, Japan
Yoshiaki Toyama, Japan
Tomoaki Toyone, Japan
Tadao Tsuboyama, Japan
Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Japan
Eiichi Tsuda, Japan
Kunikazu Tsuji, Japan
Yoshiro Tsuji, Japan
Harehiko Tsukada, Japan
Tomohide Tsukahara, Japan
Dean T. Tsukayama, USA
Hiroshi Tsumura, Japan
Kenzo Uchida, Japan
Masataka Uchino, Japan
Yuji Uchio, Japan
Eiichi Uchiyama, Japan
Shigeharu Uchiyama, Japan
Yoshiyasu Uchiyama, Japan
Takafumi Ueda, Japan
Masataka Uetani, Japan
Ken Urabe, Japan
Shigeki Urayama, Japan
Takahiro Ushida, Japan
Eiji Wada, Japan
Ikuo Wada, Japan
Takuro Wada, Japan
Yuichi Wada, Japan
Yasuyoshi Wadano, Japan
Shigeyuki Wakitani, Japan
Hideomi Watanabe, Japan
Hideto Watanabe, Japan
Koji Watanabe, Japan
Masahiko Watanabe, Japan
Yoshinobu Watanabe, Japan
Hee-Kit Wong, Singapore
Shoji Yabuki, Japan
Hiroshi Yajima, Japan
Harumoto Yamada, Japan
Ryo Yamada, Japan
Akira Yamaguchi, Japan
Satoshi Yamaguchi, Japan
Takehiko Yamaguchi, Japan
Atsushi Yamamoto, Japan
Haruyasu Yamamoto, Japan
Kengo Yamamoto, Japan
Nobuyuki Yamamoto,Japan
Norio Yamamoto, Japan
Takuaki Yamamoto,Japan
Tetsuji Yamamoto, Japan
Yuji Yamamoto, Japan
Kazuyoshi Yamanaka, Japan
Masashi Yamazaki, Japan
Tetsuya Yamazaki, Japan
Haruhisa Yanagida, Japan
Shigeru Yanagimoto, Japan
Kazunori Yasuda, Japan
Toshito Yasuda, Japan
Natsuo Yasui, Japan
Yuji Yasunaga, Japan
Takafumi Yayama,Japan
Kazunori Yone, Japan
Munehito Yoshida, Japan
Yukihiro Yoshida, Japan
Ichiro Yoshimura, Japan
Noriko Yoshimura,Japan
Shinichi Yoshiya, Japan
Tadahiko Yotsumoto, Japan

 

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