Kenji Takagi

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This article is about the surgeon. For the footballer, see Kenji Takagi (footballer).

Professor Kenji Takagi (1888–1963)[1] was a Japanese orthopedic surgeon, noted for being the first to carry out a successful arthroscopy of the knee.[2]

Takagi was attached to Tokyo University (where he succeeded Yoshinori Tashiro) in 1918 when he carried out the ground-breaking operation on a cadaver. He had been influenced by the work of Danish surgeon Severin Nordentoft.[3] In 1922, he went to Germany to study the use of x-ray technology there.[4] Following World War II, Takagi's pupil Masaki Watanabe, carried on his work.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Operative Arthroscopy by John B. McGinty, Stephen S. Burkhart, Robert W. Jackson, Donald H. Johnson, John C. Richmond, p3
  2. ^ Shoulderdoc.co.uk Lennard Funk, Advances in Shoulder Arthroscopy. Accessed 28 October 2012
  3. ^ Operative Arthroscopy by John B. McGinty, Stephen S. Burkhart, Robert W. Jackson, Donald H. Johnson, John C. Richmond, p4
  4. ^ Kozo Nakamura, "Professor Yoshinori Tashiro’s contribution to Orthopedic Surgery", Journal of Orthopedic Science2006 March; 11(2): 115–117. Accessed 28 October 2012