Research Fields, Keywords

Spine, Spinal Cord, Nerve root, Spinal Degenerative Disease, Epidemiology, Elderly, Fall, Bone Fracture, QOL, Osteoporosis, Medical Education

Current Affiliation Organization 【 display / non-display

  • Concurrently ,  School of Medicine (Clinical Medicin) ,  Department of Orthopaedic Surgery ,  Professor

  • Duty ,  Fukushima Medical University ,  Center for Medical Education and Career Development ,  Professor

Academic Society Affiliations 【 display / non-display

  • 2006.06

    International Society of Study for Lumbar Spine

Field of expertise (Grants-in-aid for Scientific Research classification) 【 display / non-display

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

  • Medical Education


Research Career 【 display / non-display

  • clinical research for osteoporotic fracture

    Project Year: 1999  -  Now 

  • Fall and Bone fracture prevention

  • Epidemiologic study of Locomotorium diseases

  • Study on Orthopaedic surgery on elderly

  • Basical・clinical study on spinal cord・radiculopathy

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Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Dose-response relationship between spino-pelvic alignment determined by sagittal modifiers and back pain-specific quality of life

    Ryoji Tominaga, Noriaki Kurita, Yoshiyuki Kokubun, Takuya Nikaido, Miho Sekiguchi, Koji Otani, Masumi Iwabuchi, Osamu Shirado, Shunichi Fukuhara, Shin-ichi Konno

    European Spine Journal, ,  2021.09

    Multiple Authorship

  • Association between single limb standing test results and healthcare costs among community-dwelling older adults.

    Tominaga R, Yamazaki S, Fukuma S, Goto R, Sekiguchi M, Otani K, Iwabuchi M, Shirado O, Fukuhara S, Konno SI.

    Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics ,  2021.01

    Single Author

    DOI PubMed

  • Predictors for quality of life improvement after acute osteoporotic vertebral fracture: results of post hoc analysis of a prospective randomized study.

    Inose H, Kato T, Nkamura H, Hoshino M, Togawa D, Hirano T, Tokuhashi Y, Ohba T, Haro H, Tsuji T, Sato K, Sasao Y, Takahata M, Otani K, Momoshima S, Takahashi K, Yuasa M, Hirai T, Yoshii T, Okawa A.

    Quality of Life Research ,  30 (1) 129 - 135 ,  2021.01

    Multiple Authorship

    DOI PubMed

  • Association of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis With Severe Disability and Mortality Among Community-Dwelling Older Adults: The Locomotive Syndrome and Health Outcomes in the Aizu Cohort Study.

    Hijikata Y, Kamitani T, Otani K, Konno S, Fukuhara S, Yamamoto Y.

    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) ,  2020.12

    Multiple Authorship

    DOI PubMed

  • When I say ...cultural competence.

    Stanyon M, Shikama Y, Otani K.

    Medical Education ,  2020.12

    Multiple Authorship

    DOI PubMed

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Books 【 display / non-display

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    ,  2016.05

Academic Awards Received 【 display / non-display

  • AAOS International Educational Exchange Program Travelling

    2000 ,  JAPAN

  • Smith and Nephew Travelling Fellowship

    1996 ,  UNITED STATES

  • SICOT Poster Award


Presentations 【 display / non-display

  • Preoperative zinc deficiency is a risk factor for surgical-site infection in lumbar decompression surgery –a prospective cohort study-

    42nd Annual meeting of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. , 


  • Could Dural Sac Cross-sectional Area (DCSA) on MRI predict LSS Symptom for six-year follow-up?

    42nd Annual meeting of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. , 


  • An epidemiologic study for paraspinal muscle atrophy of the lumbar spine in the community

    42nd Annual meeting of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. , 


  • Lumbar spinal stenosis affects health‐related QOL and work continuation

    ISSLS 2015 , 


  • The influence of preoperative lw back pain on surgical outcome of decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis

    42nd Annual meeting of International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine. , 


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Academic Activity 【 display / non-display

  • International Society of Study for Lumbar Spine