Locating the center of rotation of the hip

  title={Locating the center of rotation of the hip},
  author={Michel Henri Fessy and A N'diaye and J. P. Carret and Louis Paul Fischer},
  journal={Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy},
In prosthetic surgery of the hip joint it is essential to recenter the hip to recreate the leverage of the gluteus medius muscle. Determination of the center of rotation of the hip is difficult if both hip joints have been destroyed. On the basis of 70 frontal radiographs of the hip in the standing position, the authors measured the position of the center of the femoral head in relation to Köhler's line and the TD line joining the two radiological Us (“tear-drops”). On the same radiograph they… CONTINUE READING


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