Toru Sunagawa

Last Updated :2020/12/01

Affiliations, Positions
Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences(Health Sciences), Professor
E-mail
torusunahiroshima-u.ac.jp
Self-introduction
I'm the specialist of orthopedic surgery focusing on the hand and microsurgery. Research theme is the investigation of the relationship between hand and brain, and kinematic analysis of the hand.

Basic Information

Educational Backgrounds

  • Hiroshima University, Faculty of Medicine, Japan, 1979/04, 1986/03
  • Hiroshima University, Graduate School, Division of Medical Sciences, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Japan, 1992/04, 1996/03

Academic Degrees

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Medical Science, Hiroshima University

Educational Activity

  • 【Bachelor Degree Program】School of Medicine : Program of Health Sciences
  • 【Master's Program】Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Integrated Health Sciences : Program of Health Sciences
  • 【Doctoral Program】Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences : Division of Integrated Health Sciences : Program of Health Sciences

In Charge of Primary Major Programs

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Medicine

Research Fields

  • Medicine,dentistry, and pharmacy;Clinical surgery;Orthopaedic surgery
  • Complex systems;Biomedical engineering;Rehabilitation science / Welfare engineering

Research Keywords

  • wrist|biomechanics
  • dynamic
  • treatment
  • brain
  • upper extremity
  • 3DCT
  • osteo necrosis
  • hand

Affiliated Academic Societies

  • Japanese Orthopedic Association, 1986
  • Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1992
  • Japanese Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, 1992
  • Japanese Society of Peripheral Nerve
  • Japanese Society for Elbow Surgery
  • Japanese Society for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Educational Activity

Course in Charge

  1. 2020, Liberal Arts Education Program1, 4Term, Human health and the society
  2. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, General Orthopedics for Rehabilitation
  3. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Particular Orthopedics for Rehabilitation
  4. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
  5. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, Introduction to Rehabilitation Science
  6. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical practice I
  7. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Intensive, Clinical practice II
  8. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Kinesiology
  9. 2020, Undergraduate Education, 2Term, General Orthopedics for Rehabilitation
  10. 2020, Undergraduate Education, Second Semester, Particular Orthopedics for Rehabilitation
  11. 2020, Undergraduate Education, First Semester, Practice of Occupational therapy for upper extremity dysfunction III
  12. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Promotion
  13. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  14. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  15. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  16. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  17. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  18. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  19. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Year, Advanced Research on Development of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Sciences
  20. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science 3(Experiment Research)
  21. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Health Science 3(Experiment Research)
  22. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Sciences
  23. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Research on Development of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Sciences
  24. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Lecture on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  25. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Lecture on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  26. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  27. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  28. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , First Semester, Seminar on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  29. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Second Semester, Seminar on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  30. 2020, Graduate Education (Master's Program) , Year, Research on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  31. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  32. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Lecture on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  33. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  34. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  35. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , First Semester, Advanced Seminar on Locomotor System Dysfunction
  36. 2020, Graduate Education (Doctoral Program) , Second Semester, Advanced Seminar on Locomotor System Dysfunction

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. Mirror imaging of finger mechanical stimulation affects secondary somatosensory response, NEUROREPORT, 29(3), 229-234, FEB 7 2018
  2. Slow progressive popliteal artery insufficiency after neglected proximal tibial physeal fracture: a case report, JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS-PART B, 27(1), 35-39, JAN 2018
  3. Comparison of sonography and MRI in the evaluation of stability of capitellar osteochondritis dissecans, JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ULTRASOUND, 46(4), 247-252, MAY 2018
  4. Joint distraction and early mobilization using a new dynamic external finger fixator for the treatment of fracture-dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint, JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SCIENCE, 23(6), 959-966, 201811
  5. ASYMMETRY OF SOMATOSENSORY CORTICAL PLASTICITY IN PATIENT WITH BILATERAL CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PHYSIOTHERAPY, 4(1), 1-5, 2017
  6. ★, CORRELATION BETWEEN HOURGLASS-LIKE FASCICULAR CONSTRICTION" AND IDIOPATHIC ANTERIOR INTEROSSEOUS NERVE PALSY", MUSCLE & NERVE, 55(4), 508-512, 201704
  7. Gender differences in the restoration of knee joint biomechanics during gait after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, KNEE, 24(2), 280-288, 201703
  8. Effects of lateral wedge insole application on medial compartment knee osteoarthritis severity evaluated by ultrasound, KNEE, 24(6), 1408-1413, 201712
  9. Comparative study on the effectiveness of corticosteroid injections between trigger fingers with and without proximal interphalangeal joint flexion contracture, JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-EUROPEAN VOLUME, 41(2), 198-203, 201602
  10. IMPACT OF CORTICOSTEROID INJECTION SITE ON THE TREATMENT SUCCESS RATE OF TRIGGER FINGER: A PROSPECTIVE STUDY COMPARING ULTRASOUND-GUIDED TRUE INTRA-SHEATH AND TRUE EXTRA-SHEATH INJECTIONS, ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, 42(9), 2203-2208, 201609
  11. Characteristics of thoracic and lumbar movements during gait in lumbar spinal stenosis patients before and after decompression surgery, CLINICAL BIOMECHANICS, 40, 45-51, 201612
  12. Transcranial direct current stimulation can enhance ability in motor imagery tasks, NEUROREPORT, 26(11), 613-617, 20150805
  13. Early treatment of anterior interosseous nerve palsy with hourglass-like fascicular constrictions by interfascicular neurolysis due to early diagnosis using ultrasonography: A case report., The Journal of hand surgery, European volume, 40(6), 642-643
  14. Administration of MicroRNA-210 Promotes Spinal Cord Regeneration in Mice, SPINE, 39(14), 1099-1107, 20140615
  15. ★, HIGH-RESOLUTION ULTRASONOGRAPHIC EVALUATION OF HOURGLASS-LIKE FASCICULAR CONSTRICTION" IN PERIPHERAL NERVES: A PRELIMINARY REPORT", ULTRASOUND IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, 40(7), 1718-1721, 201407
  16. Dipole Orientation of Receptive Fields in the Somatosensory Cortex After Stimulation of the Posterior Tibial Nerve in Humans, JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY, 31(3), 236-240, 201406
  17. In vivo bioluminescence imaging of magnetically targeted bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells in skeletal muscle injury model, JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH, 31(5), 754-759, 201305
  18. Optimization of mirror therapy to excite ipsilateral primary motor cortex, NEUROREHABILITATION, 32(3), 617-624, 2013
  19. Somatosensory mechanical response and digit somatotopy within cortical areas of the postcentral gyrus in humans: An MEG study, HUMAN BRAIN MAPPING, 34(7), 1559-1567, 201307
  20. The therapeutic potential of ex vivo expanded CD133(+) cells derived from human peripheral blood for peripheral nerve injuries, JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 117(4), 787-794, 201210
  21. Human platelet-rich plasma promotes axon growth in brain-spinal cord coculture, NEUROREPORT, 23(12), 712-716, 20120822
  22. Somatosensory cortical plasticity after toe-to-index transfer, NEUROREPORT, 23(17), 1000-1005, 20121205
  23. Development of a Clinical Model for Upper Extremity Motion Analysis-Comparison with Manual Measurement, JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY SCIENCE, 24(11), 1149-1152, 201212
  24. Use of quantitative intra-operative electrodiagnosis during partial ulnar nerve transfer to restore elbow flexion THE TREATMENT OF EIGHT PATIENTS FOLLOWING A BRACHIAL PLEXUS INJURY, JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-BRITISH VOLUME, 93B(3), 364-369, 201103
  25. Motor somatotopy of extensor indicis proprius and extensor pollicis longus, NEUROREPORT, 22(11), 559-564, 20110803
  26. Motor somatotopy of extensor indicis proprius and extensor pollicis longus., Neuroreport, 22(11), 559-64, 20110801
  27. Ipsilateral primary sensorimotor cortical response to mechanical tactile stimuli, NEUROREPORT, 21(2), 108-113, 20100127
  28. Ipsilateral primary sensorimotor cortical response to mechanical tactile stimuli., NeuroReport, 21(2), 108-13, 20100101
  29. Traumatic closed index extensor tendon rupture: a case report, 34(4), 554-555, 20090801
  30. Using full-thickness skin graft from amputated foot can provide a stump with durable skin, J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, 20090201
  31. Regeneration of peripheral nerve after transplantation of CD133+ cells derived from human peripheral blood, J Neurosurg, 110(4), 758-767, 20090401
  32. An unusual digital nerve lesion with two constriction rings, J Hand Surg Eur Vol, 34(3), 404-405, 20090201
  33. Regeneration of peripheral nerve after transplantation of CD133(+) cells derived from human peripheral blood, JOURNAL OF NEUROSURGERY, 110(4), 758-767, 200904
  34. The Effects of CD133-Positive Cells to a Nonvascularized Fasciocutaneous Free Graft in the Rat Model, ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, 63(3), 331-335, 200909
  35. Rigid bridging of massive femur defect using double vascularized fibula graft with hydroxyapatite, Arch Orthop Trauma Surg, 20080328
  36. Platelet-rich plasma accelerated surgical angio-genesis in vascular-implanted necrotic bone: an experimental study in rabbits, Acta Orthop, 79(1), 106-110, 20080201
  37. Feasibility of prefabricated vascularized bone graft using the combination of FGF-2 and vascular bundle implantation within hydroxyapatite for osteointegration, J Biomed Mater Res A, 85(4), 1090-1095, 20080615
  38. Platelet-rich plasma accelerated surgical angio-genesis in vascular-implanted necrotic bone - An experimental study in rabbits, ACTA ORTHOPAEDICA, 79(1), 106-110, 2008
  39. Feasibility of prefabricated vascularized bone graft using the combination of FGF-2 and vascular bundle implantation within hydroxyapatite for osteointegration, JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH PART A, 85A(4), 1090-1095, 20080615
  40. Rigid bridging of massive femur defect using double vascularized fibula graft with hydroxyapatite, ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY, 128(9), 941-944, 200809
  41. Irreducible pulled elbow in an adult: A case report., J Shoulder Elbow Surg., 16, e1-4, 20070401
  42. Irreducible pulled elbow in an adult: a case report, J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 16(1), e1-4, 20070131
  43. Osteochondral flap fracture of the olecranon in a child., J Pediatr Orthop, 27, 304-306, 20070401
  44. Modified Steindler procedure for the treatment of brachial plexus injuries., Arch OrthopTrauma Surg., 126, 63-65, 20060401
  45. Pollicization of the index finger for traumatic thumb amputation., Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 117, 909-914, 20060401
  46. Predictive value of preoperative 3-dimensional computer tomography measurement of semitendinosus tendon harvested for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction., Arthroscopy, 22, 259-264, 20060401
  47. Predictive value of preoperative 3-dimensional computer tomography measurement of semitendinosus tendon harvested for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, Arthroscopy, 22(3), 259-264, 20060301
  48. Radius lengthening for the treatment of Bayne and Klug type II and type III radial longitudinal deficiency, J Hand Surg [Am], 31(5), 822-829, 20060531
  49. Radius lengthening for the treatment of Bayne and Klug type II and type III radial longitudinal deficiency, JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 31A(5), 822-829, 2006
  50. Modified Steindler procedure for the treatment of brachial plexus injuries, ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY, 126(1), 63-65, 200601
  51. Pollicization of the index finger for traumatic thumb amputation, PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 117(3), 909-914, 200603
  52. Predictive value of preoperative 3-dimensional computer tomography measurement of semitendinosus tendon harvested for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, ARTHROSCOPY-THE JOURNAL OF ARTHROSCOPIC AND RELATED SURGERY, 22(3), 259-264, 200603
  53. Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the ulna treated with a free vascularized fibular graft., Plast. Reconstr. Surg., 115, 1379-1384, 20050401
  54. ★, Role of simple cold storage in preventing epiphyseal growth plate impairment after replantation surgery in immature rats, J Reconstr Microsurg, 21(7), 483-489, 20051001
  55. Prefabrication of vascularized bone graft using a combination of fibroblast growth factor-2 and vascular bundle implantation into a novel interconnected porous calcium hydroxyapatite ceramic., J Biomed Mater Res A, 75, 350-355, 20050401
  56. Three-dimensional computed tomography imaging: its applicability in the evaluation of extensor tendons in the hand and wrist., J Comput Assist Tomogr, 29, 94-98, 20050401
  57. Congenital pseudoarthrosis of the ulna treated by a free vascularized fibular graft, Plastic Reconst Surg, 1379-84, 20050401
  58. Role of simple cold storage in preventing epiphyseal growth plate impairment after replantation surgery in immature rats, JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, 21(7), 483-489, 200510
  59. Three-dimensional computed tomography imaging - Its applicability in the evaluation of extensor tendons in the hand and wrist, JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY, 29(1), 94-98, 2005
  60. Prefabrication of vascularized bone graft using a combination of fibroblast growth factor-2 and vascular bundle implantation into a novel interconnected porous calcium hydroxyapatite ceramic, JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS RESEARCH PART A, 75A(2), 350-355, 20051101
  61. VEGF-promoted surgical angiogenesis in necrotic bone, Microsurgery, 24(1), 85-91, 20040131
  62. Acceleration of surgical angiogenesis in necrotic bone with a single injection of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2)., J Orthop Res, 22, 509-13, 20040401
  63. Anterior interosseous nerve palsy after reduction and percutaneous pinning of open fractures of the radius and ulna., Scand J Plast Reconstr Surg Hand Surg, 38, 373-375, 20040401
  64. Bone lengthening for congenital differences of the hands and digits in children., J Hand Surg [Am], 29, 712-719, 20040401
  65. VEGF-promoted surgical angiogenesis in necrotic bone, MICROSURGERY, 24(1), 85-91, 2004
  66. Acceleration of surgical angiogenesis in necrotic bone with a single injection of fibroblast growth factor-2 (FGF-2), JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC RESEARCH, 22(3), 509-513, 200405
  67. Bone lengthening for congenital differences of the hands and digits in children, JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 29A(4), 712-719, 200407
  68. Anterior interosseous nerve palsy after reduction and percutaneous pinning of open fractures of the radius and ulna, SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY, 38(6), 373-375, 2004
  69. Fate of donor cells in vascularized bone grafts: identification of systemic chimerism by the polymerase chain reaction, Plast Reconstr Sur, 111, 763-772, 20030401
  70. Three-dimensional CT imaging of flexor tendon ruptures in the hand and wrist, J Comput Assist Tomogr, 27, 169-174, 20030401
  71. Arterivenous malformation of the ring finger: per- and postoperative evaluation using computed tomography angiography, J Comput Assist Tomogr, 27, 820-823, 20030401
  72. Abductor digiti minimi musculocutaneous island flap as an opposition transfer: a case report, J Hand Surg [Am], 28(28), 130-132, 20030115
  73. Abductor digiti minimi musculocutaneous island flap as an opposition transfer: A case report, JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 28A(1), 130-132, 200301
  74. Three-dimensional CT imaging of flexor tendon ruptures in the hand and wrist, JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY, 27(2), 169-174, 2003
  75. Arteriovenous malformation of the ring finger - Pre- and postoperative evaluation using three-dimensional computed tomography angiography, JOURNAL OF COMPUTER ASSISTED TOMOGRAPHY, 27(5), 820-823, 2003
  76. Abductor digiti minimi musculocutaneous island flap as an opposition transfer. A case report, J Hand Surg, 28A, 130-132, 20030401
  77. Microvascular toe transfer for cleft-foot plasty: eight-year follow-up, J Reconstr Microsurg, 18(2), 83-85, 20020215
  78. Microvascular toe transfer for cleft-foot plasty: Eight-year follow-up, JOURNAL OF RECONSTRUCTIVE MICROSURGERY, 18(2), 83-85, 200202
  79. Microvascular toe transfer for cleft-foot plasty: Eight-year follow-up., J. Reconstructive Microsurgery, 18, 83-85, 20020401
  80. Cell proliferation and death of growth plate chondrocyte caused by ischemia and reperfusion, Microsurgery, 21(1), 30-36, 20010115
  81. Cell proliferation and death of growth plate chondrocyte caused by ischemia and reperfusion, MICROSURGERY, 21(1), 30-36, 2001
  82. Cell proliferation and death of growth plate chondrocyte caused by ischemia and reperfusion., Microsurgery, 21, 30-36, 20010401
  83. ★, Role of conventional and vascularized bone grafts in scaphoid nonunion with avascular necrosis: A canine experimental study, J Hand Surg [Am], 25(5), 849-859, 20000920
  84. Role of conventional and vascularized bone grafts in scaphoid nonunion with avascular necrosis: A canine experimental study, J Hand Surgery (Am), 25A, 849-859, 20000901

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. SICOT Instructional Course – Microsurgery: Management of Severe Injuries of the Extremities. Microsurgical Reconstruction of the Severely Damaged Extremities., 26th International Society of Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology, 2014/11/19, With Invitation, English, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  2. Treatment of Volkmann’s Ischemic Contracture, 6th Combined Meeting of ASSH and JSSH, 2015/03/31, With Invitation, English, Maui, USA
  3. Hand Biomechanics and Its Interaction with the Brain, 62th Continuing Orthopaedic Education, Indonesian Orthopaedic Association, 2015/04/21, With Invitation, English, Surabaya, Indonesia
  4. Functional Free Muscle Graft for the Treatment of Established Volkmann’s Contracture, 7th Ho Chi Minh City Hand Surgery Meeting, 2006/03/17, With Invitation, English, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnum
  5. 3D CT imaging of tendon ruptures in the hand and wrist, 11th International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, 2010/11/01, With Invitation, English, Seoul, Korea
  6. Ultrasonographic evaluation of “ hourglass-like fascicular constriction” and interfascicular neurolysis for the Idiopathic Anterior or Posterior Interosseous Nerve Palsy: A Preliminary Report, 11th Congress of the European Federation of Societies for Microsurgery, 2014/04/05, With Invitation, English, Barcelona, Spain
  7. Repeated Debridement and Free Flap Coverage for the Treatment of Traumatic massive Soft Tissue Defect in the Upper Extremity, 2nd Asian Pacific Federation of Societies for Reconstructive Microsurgery, 2014/07/05, With Invitation, English, Buyeo, Korea
  8. The Pedicled Vascularized Bone Graft for the Carpal Necrotic Lesion, 62th Continuing Orthopaedic Education, Indonesian Orthopaedic Association, 2015/04/21, With Invitation, English, Surabaya, Indonesia
  9. Relationship between “hourglass-like fascicular constrictions” and the idiopathic anterior interosseous nerve palsy, Toru Sunagawa, Yuko Nakashima, Rikuo Shinomiya, Mitsuo Ochi, Federation of European Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2016/07/13, Without Invitation, English

Social Activities

History as Committee Members

  1. Executive Committee of Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2017/04, 2019/04, Japanese Society for Surgery of the Hand

Organizing Academic Conferences, etc.

  1. 43rd Annual Meeting of Japanese Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, President, 2016/11, 2016/11

History as Peer Reviews of Academic Papers

  1. 2019, Journal of Hand Surgery European Volume, Others, reviewer, 4
  2. 2019, Journal of Orthopedic Science, Others, reviewer, 5
  3. 2018, Journal of Orthopedic Science, Others, reviewer, 3
  4. 2017, Journal of Orthopedic Science, Others, reviewer, 4
  5. 2017, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow surgery, Others, reviewer, 4