Correlation between center-edge angle and acetabulum-head index in developmental dysplasia of the hip with avascular necrosis of the femoral head

Mayuki Taketa, Toshio Fujii, Hideaki Kubota, Yasuharu Nakashima, Yasuo Noguchi, Yukihide Iwamoto

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Abstract

In order to clarify the relationship between the center-edge angle and the acetabulum-head index, we reviewed 97 hips in 86 patients suffering from developmental dysplasia of the hip. We measured the center edge angle and the acetabulum-head index, and evaluated avascular necrosis of the femoral head according to Kalamchi classification. The center-edge angle correlated highly with the acetabulum-head index in non-avascular necrosis, and in Kalamchi groups I and II, but not in Kalamchi groups III and IV. Because of difficulties in measurement, it is possible that the center-edge angle does not precisely indicate acetabular coverage of developmental dysplasia of the hip with avascular necrosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-218
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Orthopaedics Part B
Volume12
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2003

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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