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Cell Mol Biol Lett. 2002;7(1):109-11.

The influence of the biomechanical parameters of the hip on the outcome of treatment of hips subject to avascular necrosis of the femoral head.

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Clinical Centre, Zaloska 9, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. Drago.Dolinar@telemach.net

Abstract

We were interested in whether or not the biomechanical status of the hip influences the course of avascular necrosis of the femoral head. To investigate this, we used a computer aided system based on a three dimensional mathematical model for determining the stress distribution in the hip joint from standard anteroposterior rentgenographs (X-ray images) of both hips and pelvis. Based on the results of our study, we suggest that the biomechanical parameters of the hip play an important role in the outcome of treatment of hips affected by avascular necrosis of the femoral head.

PMID:
11944058
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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