Femoral morphology differs between deficient and excessive acetabular coverage.

@article{Steppacher2008FemoralMD,
  title={Femoral morphology differs between deficient and excessive acetabular coverage.},
  author={Simon D. Steppacher and Moritz Tannast and Stefan A. Werlen and Klaus-Arno Siebenrock},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2008},
  volume={466 4},
  pages={782-90}
}
UNLABELLED Structural deformities of the femoral head occurring during skeletal development (eg, Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease) are associated with individual shapes of the acetabulum but it is unclear whether differences in acetabular shape are associated with differences in proximal femoral shape. We questioned whether the amount of acetabular coverage influences femoral morphology. We retrospectively compared the proximal femoral anatomy of 50 selected patients (50 hips) with developmental… CONTINUE READING
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