February Featured Author

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Koji Tanaka, MD, PhD
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Kurume University
Fukuoka, Japan

From the February issue: Effects of Estrogen-Deficient State on Rotator Cuff Healing

Podcast: Listen to Dr. Tanaka discuss his article in the February issue.


Dr. Tanka is an orthopedic surgeon based in Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. He graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan in 2010. He will take a degree of PhD in March 2019. This article in the American Journal of Sports Medicine entitled,
“Effect of Estrogen-Deficient State on Rotator Cuff Healing.”  is his thesis for a degree of PhD. He  specializez in shoulder & elbow surgery.  A member of the Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA)and Japan Shoulder Society(JSS. He has been nominated for Best Poster Awards in Shoulder and Elbow section, AAOS 2018 Annual Meeting March 6-10, New Orleans, Louisiana and Best Poster Prize in 28th SECEC-ESSSE CONGRESS  (EUROPEAN SOCIETY FOR SURGERY OF THE SHOULDER AND THE ELBOW)Geneva 2018, Switzerland, September 19-22, 2018.

Selected Other Published Work

Honda, H., Gotoh, M., Kanazawa, T., Ohzono, H., Nakamura, H., Ohta, K., … Shiba, N. (2017). Hyaluronic Acid Accelerates Tendon-to-Bone Healing After Rotator Cuff Repair. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(14), 3322–3330. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546517720199

Ohzono, H., Gotoh, M., Nakamura, H., Honda, H., Mitsui, Y., Kakuma, T., … Shiba, N. (2017). Effect of Preoperative Fatty Degeneration of the Rotator Cuff Muscles on the Clinical Outcome of Patients With Intact Tendons After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair of Large/Massive Cuff Tears. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(13), 2975–2981. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546517724432

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