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We present a new CT-based method which measures cover of the femoral head in both normal and dysplastic hips and allows assessment of acetabular inclination and anteversion. A clear topographical image of the head with its covered area is generated. We studied 36 normal and 39 dysplastic hips. In the normal hips the mean cover was 73% (66% to 81%), whereas(More)
This study examined the relationship between the cross-over sign and the true three-dimensional anatomical version of the acetabulum. We also investigated whether in true retroversion there is excessive femoral head cover anteriorly. Radiographs of 64 hips in patients being investigated for symptoms of femoro-acetabular impingement were analysed and the(More)
To compare two-dimensional (2D) axial with three-dimensional (3D) computerized tomography (CT) measurements of acetabular version in native hips. CT scans of 34 hips in 17 consecutive patients being investigated for femoroacetabular impingement were analyzed. Acetabular version was measured using 2D CT at two different axial levels, one cranial (slice 2)(More)
The cam-type deformity in femoroacetabular impingement is a 3D deformity. Single measurements using radiographs, CT or MRI may not provide a true estimate of the magnitude of the deformity. We performed an analysis of the size and location of measurements of the alpha angle (α°) using a CT technique which could be applied to the 3D reconstructions of the(More)
From the patient material of three paediatric surgical centres and the patient material of the paediatric surgical hospitals of Zurich, Switzerland and Leipzig, GDR, 24 cases of lung and bronchial tumours are reported. The aim of this review is to show a spectrum of the cases observed in our region. The most frequent of these very rare tumours was pulmonary(More)
There have been considerable recent advances in the understanding and management of femoroacetabular impingement and associated labral and chondral pathology. We have developed a classification system for acetabular chondral lesions. In our system, we use the six acetabular zones previously described by Ilizaliturri et al. The cartilage is then graded on a(More)
AIM To investigate the sources of delay in diagnosis and determine if there was a similar diagnostic error rate as found by the Musculoskeletal Tumour Society, which subsequently altered patients' management and affected outcome. PATIENTS AND METHODS A prospective review of 100 consecutive patients referred to our institution analysed causes for delay in(More)
BACKGROUND Pelvic radiographs are helpful in assessing limb-length discrepancy (LLD) before and after THA but are subject to variation. Different methods are used to determine LLDs. As a pelvic reference, both ischial tuberosities and the teardrops are used, and as a femoral reference, the lesser trochanter and center of the femoral head are used. (More)
Fibrous hamartoma of infancy is an uncommon, self-limiting benign tumour that presents during the first 2 years of life, developing from subcutaneous fibrous tissue proliferation at almost any site. We describe the results of MRI of a lesion at the wrist. The scans enabled a planned surgical resection with the aim of preventing local recurrence without(More)
An osteoid osteoma is a benign bone tumour which can cause severe pain. Diagnosis is often delayed, as it may mimic other musculoskeletal conditions. The most pertinent investigations for diagnosis are a bone scan and computed tomography of the area of increased uptake. Treatment with minimally invasive techniques allows early return to full function.