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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Most patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) have a cam deformity, which may be quantified by measuring the alpha angle and anterior offset ratio (AOR). Knowledge of what constitutes a "normal" alpha angle and AOR is limited. We defined the reference intervals of these measurements from normal hips in the general population.(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to investigate whether patients who have undergone surgical hip dislocation with excision of the ligamentum teres exhibited symptoms of a Type I ligamentum teres rupture. METHOD A questionnaire was designed to enquire about specific symptoms attributed to Type I injuries (complete rupture) in the literature: gross(More)
The aim of this dry bone study was to determine the range of hip motion to impingement for different hip resurfacing cup positions and component sizes. The maximum angles of hip flexion, extension, abduction, and adduction were calculated from 3-dimensional coordinates for: 1. Cup inclination of 30 degrees , 40 degrees , 50 degrees , 60 degrees , and 70(More)
Femoroacetabular impingement causes pain in the hip in young adults and may predispose to the development of osteoarthritis. Genetic factors are important in the aetiology of osteoarthritis of the hip and may have a role in that of femoroacetabular impingement. We compared 96 siblings of 64 patients treated for primary impingement with a spouse control(More)
Femoral neck fracture is one of the most common complications of hip resurfacing and considered by some to be related to reduced blood flow as a consequence of the surgical approach. We measured oxygen concentration during hip resurfacing through the trochanteric flip approach (n = 15 patients) and compared this approach with previous data for the posterior(More)
We review the early results of shoulder arthroplasty in the weight-bearing shoulder of long-term paraplegic patients. We have been unable to find previously published results of this subgroup of shoulder arthroplasty patients in the literature. Five paraplegic, female patients who had undergone shoulder arthroplasty were analyzed. All patients had been(More)
We report catastrophic early failure of a cemented total hip replacement comprising a modular femoral component with a Zirconia ceramic head and an acetabular component of cross-linked ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene (Hylamer). Between 1995 and 1999 we implanted 29 hips in 26 patients with a mean age of 49.2 years. Survivorship analysis in this(More)
We evaluated the use of a hemipelvic acetabular transplant in 20 revision hip arthroplasties with massive acetabular bone defects. We report 65% good intermediate-term results at a mean follow-up of 5 years (4-10 years). A cemented cup (without a reinforcement ring) was entirely supported by the allograft in all procedures. There were 7 failures (5 aseptic(More)
BACKGROUND The treatment of non union can be challenging with a variety of surgical options available to achieve bone consolidation. Robert Judet first described a method of osteo-periosteal decortication in 1963. He stated that by elevating cortical chips that remain attached to the periosteum and overlying soft tissues surrounding the site of non-union,(More)