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This study evaluates the three-dimensional anatomy of the femur with congenital dysplasia of the hip (CDH) in comparison with healthy controls. Computed tomographic scans were obtained from 207 women (154 with dysplasia; 54 healthy controls) with an average age of 51.6 years (range, 18-82 years). Most of the dysplastic joints were classified as Crowe I(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to clarify the incidence of (CS)-associated osteonecrosis among different underlying diseases and to evaluate the risk factors for steroid-associated osteonecrosis in a prospective MRI study. METHODS We prospectively used MRI to study 337 eligible underlying disease patients requiring CS therapy and succeeded in(More)
The purpose of this study was to evaluate recovery from cartilage damage and labral lesions after osteotomy of hip joints. Conventional osteotomy for dysplastic hips was performed on 38 hips. Hip arthroscopy preceded the osteotomy, which in turn was followed up 18.9 months later on average by arthroscopy. We assessed the Harris hip score (HHS) and(More)
BACKGROUND National arthroplasty registers are valuable tools for reporting on an updated epidemiologic survey of arthroplasties and for evaluating the performance of implants and operative procedures through the early identification of failure risk factors. More than ten registers have been launched globally, but no national register has been reported in(More)
BACKGROUND Morphological differences of dysplastic hips exist not only on the acetabular side but also on the femoral side. Therefore, for reconstructing the hip joint of these patients, the shape of the proximal femur is problematic for getting adequate "fit and fill" by cementless stems. The purpose of this study was to investigate the clinical and(More)
Pain originating from the hip may be referred to the groin and anterior thigh. We investigated sensory dorsal root ganglion neurons innervating the hip and the inguinal skin in rats using retrograde neurotransport and immunohistochemistry. A retrograde neurotracer Fluoro-Gold was injected into the left hip or inguinal skin of rats. Seven days later, we(More)
To date, there has been no report clarifying the existence of sensory nerve fibers as the origin of the hip joint pain of osteoarthritis. We examined the existence of sensory nerve fibers in osteoarthritis (OA), osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH), and femoral neck fracture of the human hip joint. Ten labra of 10 human hip joints were harvested during(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of the study was to clarify the incidence of alcohol-associated osteonecrosis of the knee using MRI. METHODS A total of 131 patients (56 women and 75 men) with osteonecrosis of the femoral head were enrolled; 60 patients had a history of alcohol abuse and 71 had previously received steroids. All patients underwent MRI of the knee.(More)
BACKGROUND Patients who have hip joint diseases sometimes complain of knee pain as well as hip joint area pain. However, the precise sensory innervation pattern and correlation of the sensory nerves of the hip joint and knee are unknown. The purpose of this study was to investigate dorsal root ganglion (DRG) neurons with dichotomizing axons projecting to(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate articular cartilage degeneration with transverse relaxation time (T2) mapping in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients with noncollapsed and asymptomatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head associated with corticosteroids. MATERIALS AND METHODS T2 mapping with a 1.5-T magnetic resonance imaging system was prospectively performed(More)