Radiological determination of the anatomic hip centre from pelvic landmarks
|2010, N° 4 (Vol. 76/4) p.479-485|
|Markus D. Schofer, Thomas Pressel, Thomas J. Heyse, Jan Schmitt, Ulrich Boudriot|
|From the University Hospital Marburg, Marburg, Germany|
|There are various methods to locate the rotation centre of the hip joint on standard pelvic radiographs. When the geometry of both femoral heads is abnormal, a number of methods are available to locate the physiological hip centre from anatomical landmarks on pelvic radiographs.
The accuracy and reliability of six methods were retrospectively investigated on 115 standard pelvic radiographs of both hips of healthy individuals. As a reference against the hip joint centre predicted by these methods, we used the true anatomical centre of the femoral head. Measurements were normalized in relation to pelvic height.
The calculated hip rotation centre most closely approached the true anatomical centre of the femoral head when the acetabular teardrop was used as a landmark.|
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