In vitro investigation of biomechanical changes of the hip after Salter pelvic osteotomy.

@article{Pfeifer2008InVI,
  title={In vitro investigation of biomechanical changes of the hip after Salter pelvic osteotomy.},
  author={Rolf Pfeifer and Christof Hurschler and Sven Ostermeier and Henning Windhagen and Thomas Pressel},
  journal={Clinical biomechanics},
  year={2008},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={299-304}
}
BACKGROUND Salter innominate osteotomy of the pelvis is widely used to improve the coverage of the femoral head in developmental dysplasia of the hip, but the biomechanical and geometric changes after this osteotomy are not well understood. METHODS A CT dataset of an 8-year-old child with severe dysplasia of both hips was used to create a polyamide model of the left hemipelvis and proximal femur. The hemipelvis was mounted to a holding device and the proximal femur attached to a sensor guided… CONTINUE READING