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.

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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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