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BACKGROUND Although a wide variety of acetabular deformities in developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) have been reported, the morphologic features of the entire pelvis in DDH are not well characterized and their correlation with acetabular deformity is unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined whether there was a rotational deformity of the entire(More)
Morphological correlation between the acetabulum and femur at the hip joint is still controversial. We tested the hypothesis that femoral anteversion correlates with acetabular version and coverage in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). Using pelvic computed tomography (CT) images of 79 hips in 49 Asian women with DDH and 49 normal hips,(More)
Postmortem vascular changes were quantitatively analyzed in the aorta and vena cava and compared with antemortem findings as a basis for distinguishing between normal postmortem changes and pathological changes. Whole-body computed tomography (CT) was performed on 12 individuals before and after death. The scans, performed at seven levels (five for the(More)
BACKGROUND The rotational position of the acetabulum to the pelvis (acetabular tilt) may influence acetabular version and coverage of the femoral head. To date, the pathologic significance of acetabular tilt in hip dysplasia is unknown. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES We determined whether acetabular tilt in hip dysplasia is different from that in normal hips and(More)
PURPOSE We evaluated the efficacy of magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) for detecting the artery of Adamkiewicz (AKA) and the vertebral level of its feeding arteries branching from the aorta. MATERIALS AND METHODS Eighty-two patients (67 men, 15 women; aged 34 to 86 years, mean age 68.6 years) with thoracic descending and thoracoabdominal aortic lesions(More)
Here, we present the first simultaneous preconcentration and determination of ultratrace (pmol kg(-1) level) Zr, Hf, Nb, Ta and W in seawater, both in the form of dissolved and acid-dissolvable species. 8-Hydroxyquinoline (8HQ) bonded covalently to a vinyl polymer resin, TSK-8HQ, was used in a chelating adsorbent column to concentrate the metals. The(More)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of ceramic femoral head material, size, and implantation periods on the wear of annealed, cross-linked ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) (XLPE) in total hip arthroplasty compared to non-cross-linked conventional UHMWPE (CPE). XLPE was fabricated by cross-linking with 60 kGy irradiation and(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to report results at a minimum of 10 years for hydroxyapatite (HA) coating on the titanium arc-sprayed cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA) and to evaluate the impact of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) on implant longevity. METHODS A total of 131 consecutive primary THAs in 123 patients using an AMS acetabular cup(More)
Stem version is not always equivalent to femoral neck version (native version) in cementless total hip arthroplasty (THA). We therefore examined the discrepancy of version between the native femoral neck and stem using pre- and postoperative computed tomography (CT), the level of the femur where the canal version most closely fit the stem version, and the(More)
Modulation of macrophage polarization is emerging as promising means to mitigate wear particle-induced inflammation and periprosthetic osteolysis. As a model for continuous local drug delivery, we used miniature osmotic pumps to deliver IL-4 in order to modulate macrophage polarization in vitro from nonactivated M0 and inflammatory M1 phenotypes towards a(More)