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  1. Hip dysplasia and congenital hip dislocation

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    In human genetics and orthopedics quite different answers have been given to the question of hereditary transmission and frequency of hip dysplasia in families of children with congenital hip dislocation. We therefore have made roentgenometric measurements of 110 parents of children with congenital hip dislocation. In 25% we found abnormal flat acetabulae, whereas 12% had pathologic deep hips. This may propose a new concept of morphology of congenital hip dysplasia. (orig.)

  2. Screening for congenital dislocation of the hip

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    Although the prevalence of (idiopathic) congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH) within the Member States of the European Community is not exactly known, it must be considered as a major problem of public health care and protection. By assessment of available data one can assume that between 1 and 2% of all newborns have dislocation or instability of one or both hips. There is a female predominance of 4:1 and some risk factors are known. The reasons of a higher prevalence in some areas are not yet well understood. Most of instable hips will spontaneously become stable within the first days or weeks of life. However, a considerable number of infants (less than 1%) will remain with instable hips which may dislocate. Dislocation either present at birth or as a result of persistent instability leads to subsequent hip deformation. This is a serious event for each affected individual, and is a heavy load on health care and social costs for the public. Treatment of CDH is easy and usually effective when started early, i.e. before the fourth month of life. The earlier treatment is started the easier, shorter, safer and less expensive it is and its impairment on child development and mother-child interaction can be held to a minimum. Screening for CDH is therefore the most important part of health protection in early infancy. However, this paper concludes that neither sonography nor X-ray examinations are appropriate for CDH screening

  3. Congenital hip dislocation: Radiological screening or diagnosis?

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    Congenital hip dislocation is a perfect example of public health problems: its incidence is high 0.6, to 2% of newborns in France and an early detection allows an easy and successful treatment. The current situation in our country is not satisfactory for several reasons: - Too many children are treated without reasons because of misleading radiological pictures; - Conversely, some dislocations are discovered only at the walking age, the treatment becoming then more difficult and less effective; - Almost 300,000 radiological examinations of the hip for screening are performed each year and among them 100,000 in newborns. This is not satisfactory as it is commonly admitted now that radiological examination at birth is unreliable and frequently misleading. For all these reasons a special working group has been settled up by the General Direction of Health, including physicians of different practices, from different specialities. The conclusion of this group will be published in a special booklet and can be summarized as follows: The group recommends to perform detection of congenital hip dislocation mainly by the clinical examination. This examination may be difficult but it must be performed very early, the first day of life, repeated several times, at the end of the first week and during the first, second, and third month. Every baby in this country must undergo several clinical examinations up to one year of age

  4. Late presentation of congenital dislocation of the hip: an audit.

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    Gillam, S J; FOSS, M.; Woolaway, M

    1990-01-01

    Despite the widespread introduction of neonatal screening programmes, the late presentation of congenital dislocation of the hip remains a considerable problem. Important gaps in our understanding of the natural history of this condition make it difficult to assess the effectiveness of screening. An audit of late presenting cases of congenital dislocation of the hip in south Bedfordshire between 1980 and 1988 suggests that improved liaison between hospital doctors and general practitioners an...

  5. Neonatal screening in Vancouver for congenital dislocation of the hip.

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    Lehmann, E C; Street, D G

    1981-01-01

    After 20 years' experience throughout the Western world the effectiveness of screening newborns for congenital dislocation of the hip remains controversial. Is the clinical test for hip instability (the Ortolani or "jump" sing) reliable? Are other equally important physical signs frequently missed by inexperienced examiners? Do some dislocations develop after the newborn period when no abnormality was identifiable during the first week of life? In Vancouver, screening for this condition was i...

  6. Hip dislocation during lengthening of congenital short femur.

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    Dhawale, Arjun A; Johari, Ashok N; Nemade, Amit

    2012-05-01

    Hip dislocation is a serious but rarely reported complication of femoral lengthening in congenital short femora. We report a retrospective series of three hip dislocations that occurred during lengthening, analyze the factors contributing to the dislocation, and discuss the treatment of this difficult problem. The average lengthening achieved was 9 cm. We found progressive acetabular dysplasia and decreasing center edge angle. Closed reduction failed. Treatment included soft tissue release, open reduction with femoral shortening, and acetabular procedures. At a mean follow-up of 4.4 years, two patients had a good modified Mckay score and a modified Severin score of 3. Excessive lengthening should be avoided. PMID:22186706

  7. Functional treatment of congenital dislocation of the hip

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    Visser, Jan Douwes,

    1984-01-01

    A prerequisite for the development of ongenital dislocation of the hip is ligamentous laxity of the hip-joint which is demonstrable shortly after birth when the hip can be easily dislocated and reduced. This situation is described as dislocatable hip. Ligamentous laxity naturally tends to dissappear, and 90% of all dislocatable hips in fact stabilize spontaneously. No dislocation develops unless an exogenous factor is involved. In infants born in breech presentation the hyperextension of the ...

  8. Hip and knee dislocation during femoral lengthening in congenital short femur: a rare case report.

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    Hazra, Sunit; Song, Hae-Ryong; Jajodia, Nirmal; Biswal, Sandeep; Modi, Hitesh N; Srinivasalu, S

    2009-04-01

    Congenital short femur is a rare and complex deformity that is often associated with other anomalies. There are few reports of either hip or knee dislocations during femoral lengthening in congenital short femur predisposed by associated anomaly. However, there are probably no case reports of both hip and knee joint dislocation occurring in same case during femoral lengthening in congenital short femur. We have this case of congenital short femur, where both hip and knee dislocation occurs during femoral lengthening. We reviewed different article to understand the cause and avoid such unwanted complications in future. PMID:18600335

  9. Infantile and congenital hip dislocation: Assessment by MR imaging

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    Dislocations of the infant hip, particularly those that responded poorly to standard treatment, were imaged using a 1.5-T MR imaging unit. Excellent detail of the cartilaginous structures of the femoral head, acetabulum, labrum, pulvinar, and capsular abnormalities was achieved. The most detailed images were obtained using a 3-inch surface coil. The shape and orientation of the acetabulum and femoral head cannot otherwise be as well evaluated, nor can their relationship be as clearly established. Technical factors and considerations of imaging with a 1.5-T magnet, the anatomy of the normal and dislocated hip, and observed variations in acetabular shape and orientation are discussed. MR imaging reliably demonstrates dislocation, and the prolonged T2 of synovial fluid produced an ''arthrogram'' effect, which is useful in the treatment of complicated hip dislocation

  10. Total hip replacement in the congenitally dislocated hip using the Paavilainen technique

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    Thorup, Bjørn; Søballe, Kjeld

    2009-01-01

    Background and purpose Total hip replacement (THR) in congenitally dislocated hips (CDHs) according to Paavilainen includes placement of the cup in the original acetabulum and an extended trochanteric osteotomy with distal advancement of the trochanter. There have only been a few reports describing the outcome of this technique. Thus, we report the results of 19 THRs using the Paavilainen technique. Methods 10 women and 5 men with an average age of 38 (16–73) years at the time of surgery (19 hips) were followed for mean 4.8 (1.5–10) years. The patients were evaluated clinically with the Harris hip score (HHS) and radiographically using the Gruen and Charnley classification. Results All patients experienced substantial improvement in walking ability and relief of pain. Trendelenburg test was positive in 18 hips preoperatively, and only in 1 postoperatively. 1 case had transient incomplete peroneal palsy. There were 4 cases of intraoperative fissures of the proximal femur. No infections occurred, and no aseptic loosening was observed. 3 hips dislocated in the follow-up period; 2 were reduced open and 1 had a closed reduction. Due to wear of the polyethylene, 3 patients needed replacement of the liner. Interpretation These intermediate to long-term results indicate that the Paavilainen technique provides a functional hip with a limited rate of complications. Wear of the polyethylene liner is, however, still an unresolved issue. PMID:19424878

  11. Total hip replacement in congenital high hip dislocation following iliofemoral monotube distraction

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    Holinka, Johannes; Pfeiffer, Martin; Jochen G. Hofstaetter; Lass, Richard; Kotz, Rainer I.; Giurea, Alexander

    2010-01-01

    The aim of this study was to prospectively evaluate our single-centre one- and five-year results of anatomically correct cementless total hip arthroplasty in unilateral and bilateral Crowe type IV high hip dislocations in ten hips following iliofemoral monotube soft tissue distraction. Six consecutive patients (five females and one male) with unilateral and two female patients with bilateral high hip dislocation with an average age of 46 years and height of dislocation up to 110 mm were treat...

  12. Unilateral Congenital Knee and Hip Dislocation with Bilateral Clubfoot – A rare Packaging disorder

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    Mukesh Tiwari

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available ntroduction: Reduced intrauterine space gives rise to ‘packaging disorder’ which may involve joint dislocations or contractures. We present an unique case where mutiple joints were dislocated involving left congenital knee dislocation (CDK, bilateral congenital hip dislocation (CDH and congenital talipes equino varus (CTEVdeformities. Case Report: A preterm baby boy born to mother with diagnosed oligohydramios presented with left CDK bilateral DDH and CTEV. The knee dislocation was treated first with gradual streaching and weekly above knee cast. At 7th week good flexion was achieved at both knees and abduction splint for DDH (using double diaper with ponseti cast for CTEV was done. At one year follow up all joints were reduced and maintained well with baby able to stand with support. Conclusion: Packaging disorders may present with multiple dislocations and deformities. Early intervention with serial casting and manipulation minimises disability and prevents ambulatory problems. In our case there was a good response to manipulation and serial casting. This differs from cases with inherent pathology like arthrogryposis where response to treatment is not so good. Keywords: Congenital genu recurvatum, Develpmental dysplasia hip, CTEV, Clubfoot, serial manipulation, packaging disorders

  13. Pathogeny and natural history of congenital dislocation of the hip.

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    Seringe, R; Bonnet, J-C; Katti, E

    2014-02-01

    Based on a review of the literature, the authors have made a critical study of several etiological factors. Endogenous factors such as acetabular dysplasia, increased anteversion of the femoral neck, and capsular laxity support the genetic theory but are neither constant nor necessary and are only facilitating factors. The major factor seems to be a mechanical one linked to the position in the uterus: hyperflexion with adduction and external rotation constituting the dislocating foetal posture combined with abnormal pressure on the greater trochanter and leading to expulsion of the head upward and backward. This theory can explain the natural history of C D H which is first, at birth a hip instability followed by two possible evolutions: either persistent luxation becoming irreducible or spontaneous stabilisation leading sometimes to complete healing or to residual abnormalities (subluxation or dysplasia). This concept suggests practical conclusions: the importance of an early diagnosis, the selection of the signs of the hip at risk, the pattern of prevention, the role for non-clinical investigations, the principles of the treatment based on postures, the indications for the different types of treatment. PMID:24456762

  14. Comparing the rate of femoral head necrosis of two different treatments of congenital dislocation of the hip.

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    Naumann, T; Zahniel, K

    1990-01-01

    We examined 120 patients with 140 congenital dislocations of the hip joint for femoral head necrosis. Of these, 77 hips were reduced with a Hoffmann-Daimler brace and the patients were subsequently placed in a spica cast in Lange position after a period in the Lorenz position. The hips of 43 patients were reduced the same way but were retained in a spica as described by Fettweis. The Lorenz group showed 10 grade II and III femoral head necroses, whereas there was only one grade III necrosis in the Fettweis group. The results were compared with the collected statistics of the German survey of congenital dislocation of the hip. PMID:2250065

  15. Ultrasound screening and follow-up of congenital hip dislocation

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    US screening for hip dysplasia was performed on 1421 full-term newborns. The study was aimed at: 1) evaluating US feasibility in an unselected maternity ward population; 2) determining the frequency of the different types of hips, and correlating ours with literature data; 3) evaluating the efficacy of both an early prevention and treatment. All US examination were performed within the first week of life and the 2842 hips classified according to Graf. At birth, normal hips (Ia, Ib) were 2064 (72.6%) (group I); Physiologically immature hips (IIa) were 721 (25.4%) (group II); pathological hips (group III) were: 43 (1.5%) IIc, 8 (o.3%) IId, 6 (0.2%) III. Hips in group B were cheked at 3 months: 502 were normal, 51 were type IIb, and 1 was type IId: the latter 52 hips were treated and normalized in the following months. Hips in group C (types IIc, IId, and III=57 hips) were treated and cheked every seventh week until normalization. Our experience confirm US value in the evaluation of hip dysplasia in the newborn. In our opinion, the use of this method shoul be encouraged, although US screening of all newborns remains controversial on a cost-benefit ratio. Multicentric studies will better define US sensitivity, specificity and reliability. The correlation of ours results with literature data was difficult, because study populations are not always homogeneous. As for therapy, we found the plastic splint very effective and easy to use: In 2 cases, Milgram devices were used for a few months

  16. The application of MRI in the infantile congenital dislocation of the hip

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    Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of MRI in infantile congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH), and to provide a reasonable basis for clinical examination. Methods: Forty-seven infants (< 3 years) with untreated CDH were examined by using MR imaging. Three types were classified according to the standard of Ogden and Dunn, and then the bony and cartilaginous hip parameters of all hips, including the bony acetabular index (BAI), cartilaginous acetabular index (CAI), bony acetabular quotient (BAQ), and cartilaginous acetabular quotient (CAQ), were measured except in the type III hips. Results: For the normal hips, dislocated hips, the type I hips, and the type II hips, BAI was (25.24 ± 3.70) degree, (38.12 ± 4.07) degree, (35.59 ± 2.86) degree, and (39.64 ± 3.97) degree, respectively, CAI was (8.49 ± 2.15) degree, (17.25 ± 2.41) degree, (15.85 ± 2.00) degree, and (18.08 ± 2.26) degree, respectively, BAQ was 0.199 ± 0.026, 0.126 ± 0.028, 0.131 ± 0.028, and 0.124 ± 0.028, respectively, CAQ was 0.195 ± 0.027, 0.120 ± 0.027, 0.120 ± 0.023, and 0.121 ± 0.030, respectively. The BAI and CAI of the type II hips were higher than those of the type I, and BAQ and CAQ were lower. There was a linear correlation between BAI and CAI (r=0.876) and between BAQ and CAQ (r=0.706), respectively. MRI demonstrated that bony changes as loss of sphericity and diminished aperture of the acetabulum, and cartilage changes as the distortion and overgrowth in CDH. Conclusion: MR imaging is not only a very useful imaging modality for assessment of the bony, cartilaginous, and soft-tissue structures of the infantile hip, but also an excellent tool in the diagnosis and treatment of CDH. (author)

  17. Factors leading to hip subluxation and dislocation in femoral lengthening of unilateral congenital short femur.

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    Bowen, J R; Kumar, S J; Orellana, C A; Andreacchio, A; Cardona, J I

    2001-01-01

    Congenital short femur is a rare and complex deformity. For it to be treated in the most accurate way, we must know of every possible complication. The purpose of this study was to determine the factors leading to hip subluxation or dislocation in patients with an unilateral congenital short femur who underwent a femoral lengthening procedure. Forty-four patients with congenital unilateral short femora types I, II, and IIIA were seen between 1981 and 1993 at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Seventeen patients had type I, 9 patients had type II, and 18 patients had type IIIA. Twenty patients underwent simultaneous lengthening of the femur and tibia, and 24 patients had primary lengthening of the femur. Eleven patients had an epiphysiodesis of the contralateral femur for residual leg length discrepancies of congenital short femur in association with an acetabular dysplasia prior to the lengthening. We recommend correction of the varus bow of the femur and the neck-shaft angle to 120 degrees and the acetabular index to <25 degrees prior to lengthening of type IIIA femora. PMID:11371820

  18. Magnetic resonance imaging of congenital dislocation of the hip with avascular necrosis of the femoral head

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    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was performed on 22 patients (24 joints) with congenital dislocation of the hip (CDH) with avascular necrosis. T1 and T2 weighted images were obtained using spin echo techniques. Since positive images of the articular cartilage were obtained, it was possible to clearly image flattening or thickening of the articular cartilage of the femoral head and acetabulum in the coronal and in the axial plane of the T1 weighted image. There was a high intensity region in the femoral head with avascular necrosis in the coronal T2 weighted image. The wideness of the region increased with severity. Much information can be obtained with MRI and it is a useful technique in evaluating the pathology of CDH with avascular necrosis. (author)

  19. New Aspects of Correlation of Free Radical Oxidation and the Severity of Pathological Process in Congenital Dislocated Hip and Degenerative Dystrophic Diseases of Hip Joint in Children

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    Strelkova I.G.

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the investigation is to prove the correlation of free radical processes and the state of anti-oxidant system, and the severity of pathological process in children with congenital dislocated hip. Materials and Methods. There were examined 143 patients with congenital dislocated hip aged from 4 to 17 years, they were divided into three groups: the 1st group (n=39 — children with noncomplicated disease, the 2nd group (n=47 — children with coxarthrosis, the 3rd group (n=32 — children with Legg’s disease. The control group (n=161 included virtually healthy children. The investigations of free radical production level and the condition of anti-oxidant system were carried out in patients’ blood serum, plasma, and erythrocytes. Results. There was revealed statistically significant correlation between the intensity of lipid peroxidation and the degree of manifestation of dystrophic changes in an affected joint. There was registered the activation of anti-oxidant protection systems in children suffering from hip joint pathology due to the necessity of limitation of free radical processes intensity and their maintenance at an adequate level. Conclusion. The indices of lipid peroxidation intensity and anti-oxidant enzymes activity as diagnostic criteria enable to estimate the depth of pathological changes in children with congenital dislocated hip and degenerative and dystrophic diseases of hip joints, and timely perform effective therapeutic interventions to prevent the deformity of femoral head.

  20. Differentiated method of physiotherapy for patients with congenital hip dislocation in postoperative rehabilitation period

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    Pozdniakova ?.N.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the research was to develop a new rehabilitation method for patients with congenital dislocation of hip in the late postoperative period. It is based on anatomical, physiological, pathogenetic, functional and ontogenetic foundations and prevents coxarthrosis development and progress. Materials. The data from examination and treatment of 71 patients are presented. The main group consisted of 48 children and the comparison group consisted of 23 children. Methods. Data processing was made by «Statistica 6,0» programme. Normalcy of distribution was estimated by the Shapiro-Wilktest. Hypothesis proof of two means equality was provided by the Wilcoxon signed-ranktest. Correlation analysis was made by definition of the Pearson correlation coefficient and the Spearman»s rank correlation coefficient. Rate difference was considered as a reliable rate if p<0,05. Results. According to the results, a proper short-term gait stereotype formation has been attained as opposed to the routine rehabilitation methods. Conclusion. Due to advantages of the new method, therapy efficiency is extended and reoperation risks are decreased

  1. Ranking of computed tomography in congenital hip dysplasia and hip dislocation

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    Lingg, G.; Nebel, G.; Thomas, W.; Hering, L.

    1983-12-01

    A lot of methods of measurement have been developed to record precisely the degrees of luxation and the deviations from the normal form in the hip joints of the child and adult. The orthopaedic surgeon needs those data for a preoperative ''coxometric program'' before performing acetabuloplastic operations with osteotomia, osteotomia of the pelvis and combined operations. Computed tomography yields a series of informations and of possibilities of measurements which can determine the operative procedure in particular. These informations concern among other things the dimensions of the dysplasia of the acetabulum in the horizontal plane with the extension of the posterior lip and the angle of the acetabular opening, furthermore the physiological or pathological congruence between the head of the femur and the acetabulum, the angle of antetorsion of the neck of the femur and, in the small infant, the direct noninvasive imaging of the tube of the capsule with imaging of possible obstacles to reposition.

  2. The ranking of computed tomography in congenital hip dysplasia and hip dislocation

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    A lot of methods of measurement have been developed to record precisely the degrees of luxation and the deviations from the normal form in the hip joints of the child and adult. The orthopaedic surgeon needs those data for a preoperative ''coxometric program'' before performing acetabuloplastic operations with osteotomia, osteotomia of the pelvis and combined operations. Computed tomography yields a series of informations and of possibilities of measurements which can determine the operative procedure in particular. These informations concern among other things the dimensions of the dysplasia of the acetabulum in the horizontal plane with the extension of the posterior lip and the angle of the acetabular opening, furthermore the physiological or pathological congruence between the head of the femur and the acetabulum, the angle of antetorsion of the neck of the femur and, in the small infant, the direct noninvasive imaging of the tube of the capsule with imaging of possible obstacles to reposition. (orig.)

  3. Cost-benefit evaluation of systematic radiological diagnosis of congenital dislocated hip

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    The interest of radiological mass screening of congential dislocated hip is still debated. We have tried to evaluate the cost-benefit ratio of radiological detection at the age of 3-4 months, taking into account the socio-economic cost and radiation risk. Assuming a frequency of this disorder of 1% the average cost of treatment of one case detected by X-ray screening at the age of 3-4 months, including the price of X-ray examinations of 99 normal babies is 23.374 FF. The average cost of treatment of a case detected at walking-age, i.e. after 9 months, is 84.230 FF. The cost-benefit ratio is 3.6. In countries where the frequency reaches 2% the cost benefit ratio is 4.57. It also appears from our study that the irradiation of the patient is much smaller when the diagnosis is made earlier. Comparing the slight irradiation delivered to normal infants by this mass screening to the heavy irradiation received by a few individuals whose treatment is started after 9 months, the calculated risk of leukemia or of genetic disorder for the whole population still favours a systematic X-ray film of the pelvis at age 3-4 months. However, if it were decided to make obligatory this mass radiological detection programme during the fourth month of life, this would necessitate a serious effort to train all radiologists to obtain adequate films with the best radiation protection. (orig.)

  4. Outcome of one stage combined open reduction, pelvic and derotation femoral osteotomy in congenital dislocated hips of children younger than three years age

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    Objective: To determine the outcome of one-stage combined operative management of congenital dislocation of hips in children aged 18-36 months. Methods: The descriptive case series study was conducted at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi, from January 2005 to December 2011. Children aged 18-36 months suffering from congenital dislocation of hips were included. Those with Tonnis stage III and IV were managed with one-stage operative procedure without preliminary traction. The operative procedure included adductor tenotomy, open reduction, capsulorraphy, Salter's osteotomy and a femoral derotation osteotomy. Catteral's 'Test of Stability' was used after open reduction as an indicator for need of pelvic and femoral osteotomies. Follow-up ranged between 1 and 7 years. The patients were evaluated clinically on McKay's criteria and radiologically on Severin's criteria. Klisic's overall rating was used to know mean of the assessments. Results: There were 38 patients with 50 congenital dislocations of hip. There were 26(68.42%) females and 12(31.57%) males with a female-to-male ratio of 2:1. Mean age at the time of operation was 24.26+-7.6 months. Of the total, 12(31.57%) patients had bilateral involvement, 11(28.94%) had right-sided and 15(39.47%) had left- sided involvement. Right side to Left ratio was 1:1.2. At the time of last follow-up, 25(50%) hips behaved excellent on McKay's criteria. According to radiographic classification on Severin's criteria, 24(48%) hips were in excellent class. Avascular necrosis of femoral head was noted in 3(6%) hips, re-subluxation/re-dislocations were observed in 3(6%) hips and 1(2.6%) patient had 1cm femoral lengthening. Conclusion: One-stage open reduction, capsulorrapyhy, Salter's osteotomy and femoral derotation osteotomy without preliminary traction to re-locate congenital dislocation of hips in late presenting children is a safe and highly effective method. It produces a low rate of complication and need for repeat surgery. It reduces the cost of treatment, minimises socio-economic burden and psychological trauma incurred by lengthy hospitalisation of treatment with traction followed by closed reduction. (author)

  5. Aetiology and interrelationship of some common skeletal deformities. (Talipes equinovarus and calcaneovalgus, metatarsus varus, congenital dislocation of the hip, and infantile idiopathic scoliosis).

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    Wynne-Davies, R; Littlejohn, A; Gormley, J.

    1982-01-01

    The Edinburgh Register of the Newborn 1964-1968 and the Edinburgh Scoliosis Clinic 1964-1971 have been used to establish the population frequency in the city of the idiopathic forms of talipes equinovarus and calcaneovalgus, metatarsus varus, congenital dislocation of the hip, and infantile scoliosis. A survey of 165 patients now aged 7 to 11 years showed an aetiological relationship, but with differing environmental factors. These factors were established by comparison with the Edinburgh Reg...

  6. Anteversion of the femoral neck in congenital dislocation of the hip.

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    Koshimune,Gisaburo

    1985-06-01

    Full Text Available A ten year follow-up study was made of 107 hips of 97 patients to find if derotation osteotomy affected the growth of the hip joint. The anteversion angles before and after treatment were measured in four groups classified according to treatment method: Pavlik harness, frog plaster, Colonna operation and derotation osteotomy. The difference in the angle was greatest in the derotation osteotomy group. However, no significant relation between the CE angles and the anteversion angles or the degree of derotation at the time of the follow-up study was found. The author concluded that the growth of the hip is not influenced by the extent of anteversion as much as was previously believed before.

  7. TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGICAL CONGENITAL HIP LUXATION

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    Iulian ICLEANU

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Congenital hip luxation is a disorder which evolves in time. Teratological hip dislocation is a distinct form of hip luxation, which usually appears with other disorders. These hips are dislocated before birth. In this thesis we will try to elaborate a recovery program, through physical exercises, which will help us realize our treatment objectives: diminishing articular stiffness, increasing articular mobility, increasing muscle strength, recalibration of agonist and antagonist balances and reeducating gait. The specific objectives of the study consist of the particularization of the recovery programs based on age, illness stage (dysplasia or luxation and either surgical or non-surgical intervention. To show the importance of physiotherapy in gait rehabilitation of a child with hip dislocation we started from the hypothesis: using an adequate rehabilitation program after an individualized methodology, optimizes the functional recovery and ensures the gains of hip stability and the formation of an engram of gait as close as it could be to the normal one. We present a case of neurological congenital hip dislocation where the treatment initiated early is showing good results. Results obtained are significantly different and we came to the conclusion that starting an untimely analytical kinetic treatment and globally personalizing it to every patient has better biomechanical results for the hip.

  8. Acetabular development in the infant's dislocated hips.

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    Cherney, D L; Westin, G W

    1989-05-01

    The course of development of acetabulae after the reduction of congenitally dislocated hips was investigated to identify factors that might predict the need for acetabuloplasty. One hundred five congenitally dislocated hips in 83 children were followed roentgenographically for an average of eight years after reduction. While the percentage of children requiring later acetabuloplasty increased somewhat with advancing age at the time of reduction, numerous acetabulae in the older groups developed satisfactorily without later surgery. The prereduction acetabular index proved a much more reliable predictor of the need for later acetabuloplasty. Sixty percent of those with an acetabular index greater than 37 degrees required later pelvic surgery, compared with 17% of those with a prereduction index less than 30 degrees. The major acetabular response occurred in the first year after reduction in children whose hips were reduced before the age of three years, whereas the maximal response in children whose hips were reduced after three years of age occurred in the second through fourth years. A further drop can be expected in all reduced hips of children between the ages of eight and 11 years. PMID:2706864

  9. Dysplasia of the contralateral hip in patients with unilateral late-detected congenital dislocation of the hip: 50 years' follow-up of 48 patients.

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    Terjesen, T

    2014-09-01

    The aim of this study was to investigate the incidence of dysplasia in the 'normal' contralateral hip in patients with unilateral developmental dislocation of the hip (DDH) and to evaluate the long-term prognosis of such hips. A total of 48 patients (40 girls and eight boys) were treated for late-detected unilateral DDH between 1958 and 1962. After preliminary skin traction, closed reduction was achieved at a mean age of 17.8 months (4 to 65) in all except one patient who needed open reduction. In 25 patients early derotation femoral osteotomy of the contralateral hip had been undertaken within three years of reduction, and later surgery in ten patients. Radiographs taken during childhood and adulthood were reviewed. The mean age of the patients was 50.9 years (43 to 55) at the time of the latest radiological review. In all, eight patients (17%) developed dysplasia of the contralateral hip, defined as a centre-edge (CE) angle femoral head; the dysplasia improved in two after varus femoral osteotomy and in two after an acetabular shelf operation. During long-term follow-up the dysplasia deteriorated to subluxation in two patients (CE angles 4° and 5°, respectively) who both developed osteoarthritis (OA), and one of these underwent total hip replacement at the age of 49 years. In conclusion, the long-term prognosis for the contralateral hip was relatively good, as OA occurred in only two hips (4%) at a mean follow-up of 50 years. Regular review of the 'normal' side is indicated, and corrective surgery should be undertaken in those who develop subluxation. PMID:25183584

  10. [Frequency of necroses of the head of the femur in the treatment of the so-called congenital dislocation of the hip joint according to Hoffmann-Daimler (author's transl)].

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    Weseloh, G; Legal, H; Schorr, H; Probst, K J

    1978-01-01

    The article reports on the results which can be obtained with the method described by Hoffmann-Daimler regarding the functional treatment of the so-called congenital dislocation of the hip joint. The report is based on a patient material of 110 children with 159 dislocated hips treated at the Orthopaedic University Clinic at Erlangen between 1971 and 1976. Observation of the course of the disease revealed a much lower rate of incidence of necrosis of the head of the femur than stated in literature, using the Hoffmann-Daimler method. The incidence of necrosis on pre-treatment of most children with other therapeutic methods, was 2.3% at the beginning of the Hoffmann-Daimler treatment, and increased to 12.7% up to the end of the treatment, dropping to 9.3% at the time of the follow-up examination. PMID:726573

  11. Missed or developmental dislocation of the hip.

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    Ilfeld, F W; Westin, G W; Makin, M

    1986-02-01

    In 15 documented cases, subluxation or dislocation of the hip was discovered months or years after previous multiple normal physical examinations. The examiners were unique in that six were professors specializing in childrens' orthopedics, four were board-certified orthopedists, and five were pediatricians. An increased acetabular index, subluxation, and early dislocation may not always be detected on physical examination. Delayed diagnosis of dislocation is not evidence that an inadequate physical examination was performed. An increased acetabular index may allow the femoral head to move laterally out of the acetabulum and become a delayed dislocation. The delayed subluxed or dislocated hip constitutes an entity not necessarily related to the neonatal subluxable or dislocatable hip. PMID:3955990

  12. Arthrography in congenital hip discbocation

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    The paper is concerned with the results of contrast arthrography in 73 children with hip joint dysplasia, among which true dislocations prevailed (70 patients). In addition to bone alterations, arthography revealed various soft tissue changes like hypertrophy and deformity of limbus, soft tissue interposition, separation of the articular sac with the presence of an isthmus, disintegration of articular cartilages. These findings are used to define indications for surgical intervention as well as for planning the area of operation

  13. Developmental Dislocation (Dysplasia) of the Hip (DDH)

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    ... ?uid) Symptoms Some babies born with a dislocated hip will show no outward signs. Contact your pediatrician if your baby has: • Legs of di?erent lengths • Uneven skin folds on the thigh • Less mobility or ?exibility on one side • Limping, toe walking, ...

  14. Septic hip dislocations in children in a developing country

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    Gabriel Ngom

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Purpose: To report on a radiological issue and therapeutic aspects encountered in septic hip dislocations in a developing country. Patients and Methods: Nineteen children among whom 11 boys and 8 girls aged on average 5.3-years old presented 7 recent and 12 late hip dislocations. Those dislocations were distributed into in category 1: dislocations without associated lesion; category 2: dislocations associated with minor lesions; category 3: dislocations associated with major lesion. Ten children who presented an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR received antibiotics. An arthrotomy was performed in children with a recent dislocation. Traction was performed in all children with an average duration of 5 weeks. The results were considered good, intermediate or bad using two parameters: ESR and reduction of dislocation. Results: 2 category 1 dislocations, 6 category 2 dislocations and 11 category 3 dislocations were noted. As concerns the recent dislocations, there were 2 category 1 dislocations and 5 category 2 dislocations. For late dislocations, 1 category 2 and 11 category 3 dislocations were recorded. There were 8 good results and 11 bad results. The good results concerned 7 recent dislocations and one late dislocation. The bad results concerned exclusively late dislocations. Conclusion: In children with septic hip dislocations, the good results concern almost exclusively recent dislocations but arthrotomy and immobilization must be done early.

  15. Recurrent spontaneous hip dislocation in a patient with neurofibromatosis type 1: a case report.

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    Galbraith, John G

    2011-01-01

    Neurofibromatosis type-1 is a common genetic disorder which often affects the skeleton. Skeletal manifestations of neurofibromatosis type-1 include scoliosis, congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia and intraosseous cystic lesions. Dislocation of the hip associated with neurofibromatosis type-1 is a rare occurrence and is underreported in the literature.

  16. The surgical treatment for congenital atlantoaxial dislocation

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    WANG Kun

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Congenital atlantoaxial dislocation (CAAD is one common disease of craniovertebral junction (CVJ malformations, which diagnosis depends on CT and MRI. The treatment of CAAD is complex, as a result, the corresponding surgical techniques are different, mainly includes anterioposterior combined approach surgery, single anterior approach surgery and single posterior approach surgery. There is also simple posterior decompression surgery, but it seems not convincible. The complications related to different surgical techniques are various, hence we suggest the experienced neurosurgeons to investigate such operations.

  17. CT findings of traumatic posterior hip dislocation after reduction

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    Moon, Sung Kyoung; Park, Ji Seon; Ryu, Kyung Nam; Jin, Wook [Kyung Hee University Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Jin Wook

    2008-06-15

    To evaluate the CT images of reduced hips after posterior hip dislocation and to propose specific diagnostic criteria based on the CT results. We retrospectively reviewed the CT findings on 18 reduced hips from 17 patients with radiographs and clinical histories of traumatic posterior hip dislocations by evaluating 18 corresponding CT scans for joint space asymmetry, intra-articular abnormalities (intra-articular fat obliteration, loose bodies, and joint effusion), changes in posterior soft tissue (capsule, muscles, and adjacent fat), the presence, and location of fractures (acetabulum and femoral head). All 18 hips (100%) showed posterior soft tissue changes. In total, 17 hips (94.4%) had intra-articular abnormalities and 15 hips (83.3%) had joint space asymmetries. In addition, 17 hips (94.4%) had fractures involving the acetabula (15 cases, 88.2%) the femoral head (13 cases, 76.5%), or on both sides (11 cases, 64.7%). The most frequent fracture location was in he posterior wall (13/15, 86.7%) of the acetabulum and in the anterior aspect (10/13, 76.9%) of the femoral head. Patients with a prior history of posterior hip dislocation showed specific CT findings after reduction, suggesting the possibility of previous posterior hip dislocations in patients.

  18. [Radical reduction for developmental dislocation of the hip (Cakirgil's procedure)].

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    Kinik, Hakan; Mergen, Ertan

    2007-01-01

    This paper describes the so called "radical reduction of the hip" (Cakirgil's) procedure for children above four years of age, with high developmental dislocation of the hip. The procedure is a combined one-stage operation including adductor tenotomy, open reduction, femoral shortening, proximal femoral varus-derotation osteotomy and Dega's osteotomy. Radical reduction is a safe and effective procedure for high dislocations with shallow acetabulum. PMID:17483623

  19. Posterior dislocation of the hip while playing basketball

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    Tennent, T. D.; Chambler, A. F.; Rossouw, D J

    1998-01-01

    Injuries in basketball are usually to the ankles and knees. Dislocation of the hip is usually associated with severe trauma--for example, road traffic accidents. A case is reported here in which a 22 year old club basketball player slipped on landing from a jump shot, forcing him into a side splits position from which he sustained a posterior dislocation of the hip resulting in a sciatic nerve palsy. ?????

  20. Paralytic dislocations of the hip in adolescence: Orthopaedic treatment

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    ?obelji? Goran

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Paralytic dislocation of the hip in adolescence is not typical, but presents a serious problem whether diagnosed primarily in adolescence or due to the lack of treatment or failed treatment in earlier age. It is characteristic of cerebral palsy and myelomeningocele. If the paralytic dislocation of the hip in adolescence is asymmetric, then pelvic obliquity, leg-length discrepancy, imbalance in sitting position, scoliosis and secondary spondylosis with all its consequences ensue. Complications like hip pains due to secondary arthrosis and walking ability impairment are frequent in ambulatory patients. The dislocation is the result of muscle imbalances in the hip region. The diagnosis is based on Illness history, clinical examination, neurological examination and radiography. Treatment is mostly operative, except in cases of pelvic symmetry and absence of difficulties. Pelvic and/or femoral osteotomy with or without open reduction of the hip is done in ambulatory patients with cerebral palsy. Soft-tissue surgery, hip flexors release and tenotomy of the hip adductors, are done in non-ambulatory patients with cerebral palsy. In patients with myelomeningocele soft-tissue surgery, hip flexors release and tractus iliotibialis resection on the lower side of the pelvis, are done regardless of the ability to walk. The same bone surgery procedures as in cerebral palsy are done only in ambulatory patients with unilateral dislocations if soft-tissue surgery failed.

  1. Total Hip Arthroplasty after Treatment of Pseudojoint Infection in a Patient with a Highly Dislocated Hip

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    Taek-Rim Yoon; Kyung-Soon Park; Seon-Yoon Nah; Jong-Keun Seon

    2013-01-01

    Infection at the pseudoacetabulum in a patient with a high hip dislocation has not been reported previously in the English literature. We report a case of total hip arthroplasty in a 28-year-old female who presented to us with hip pain following debridement of the infected pseudojoint in a case of neglected developmental dysplasia of the hip. The infection was treated with thorough debridement and drainage. However, even after achieving complete infection control, this patient complained of d...

  2. Long Term Outcomes of Total Hip Arthroplasty With Custom Made Femoral Implants in Patients With Congenital Disease of Hip.

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    Pakos, Emilios E; Stafilas, Kosmas S; Tsovilis, Aristomenis E; Vafiadis, John N; Kalos, Nikolaos K; Xenakis, Theodoros A

    2015-12-01

    We evaluated the outcomes of total hip arthroplasty in 67 patients (86 hips) with congenital hip disease and excessive abnormal anatomy of the proximal femur with the use of custom-made femoral stems. The design of the stem was based on CT data following the principles of CAD-CAE-CAM technique. No serious complications attributed to the femoral stem were seen. Within a median follow-up of 127.5months the 10-year survival of any of the components was 95.4% and respective value when aseptic loosening of the stem was considered was 98.1%. Patients with high dislocations had a 10-fold risk for loosening compared to those with low dislocations. No other parameter was associated with outcomes. The clinical and radiological evaluation was in consistency with the above outcomes. PMID:26187384

  3. Hip dislocations after 2,734 elective unilateral fast-track total hip arthroplasties

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    Jørgensen, Christoffer C; Kjaersgaard-Andersen, Per; Solgaard, Søren; Kehlet, Henrik; Hansen, Torben Bæk

    2014-01-01

    STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of hip dislocation 90 days after total hip arthroplasty in relation to time after surgery, mechanism of dislocation and predisposing factors. METHODS: Prospective data on preoperative patient characteristics from six Danish arthroplasty departments with similar fast-track approaches were cross-referenced with the Danish National Patient Registry for complete 90-day follow-up on readmission...

  4. Posterior dislocation of the hip with ipsilateral displaced

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    Trikha Vivek; Goyal Tarun; Jha Ram K

    2011-01-01

    ?Abstract?Traumatic posterior dislocation of hip associated with ipsilateral displaced femoral neck fracture is a rare injury. Moreover, the management of such patients evokes strong views regarding primary replacement or preserving the femoral head. We presented a case of young adult with such an injury. He was operated upon with reduction of the dislocation and fixation of femoral neck fracture with the help of cancellous screws. Two years later, the fracture had uni...

  5. Differentiating subluxation from developmental dislocation of the hip

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    Joao O. Tavares

    2012-02-01

    Full Text Available The radiological and clinical picture of a developmental hip dislocation and a severe subluxation are identical. According to Leveuf and Wiberg the diagnosis can only be made by arthrography. The differential diagnosis is critical, as treatment differs dependent on the diagnosis. In this study, the diagnosis of subluxation was based on a plain radiograph of the pelvis. A radiograph of the pelvis with the hips abducted at least 45° and internally rotated (AIR view was used to differentiate these two entities. In subluxations, the femoral head will relocate into the acetabulum with perfect or near perfect reconstitution of the Shenton’s line. It will fail to do so in true dislocations. Five patients, mean age 14.6 months (range 9 to 20 months, presented with delayed diagnosis of hip dysplasia. The examination revealed minimal or no limitation of hip abduction, a leg length discrepancy, and a Trendelenburg gait in the three walking age girls. The radiograph suggested a hip dislocation. The diagnosis of hip subluxation was based on the relocation of the femoral head with the abduction/internal rotation radiograph. All were successfully treated with an Ilfeld abduction splint. None had examination with general anesthesia, arthrograms, traction or immobilization in spica cast. Avoiding over diagnosis of hip dislocation in cases of subluxation is important. This is necessary to prevent overtreatment and to accurately assess the results of treatment. The abduction/internal rotation view may achieve this goal while avoiding diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as arthrograms, cast immobilization and surgery.

  6. Anesthesia for a patient with Fanconi anemia for developmental dislocation of the hip: a case report

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    Zafer Dogan

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Fanconi anemia is a rare autosomal recessive inherited bone marrow failure syndrome with congenital and hematological abnormalities. Literature regarding the anesthetic management in these patients is limited. A management of a developmental dislocation of the hip was described in a patient with fanconi anemia. Because of the heterogeneous nature, a patient with fanconi anemia should be established thorough preoperative evaluation in order to diagnose on clinical features. In conclusion, we preferred caudal anesthesia in this patient with fanconi anemia without thrombocytopenia, because of avoiding from N2O, reducing amount of anesthetic, existing microcephaly, hypothyroidism and elevated liver enzymes, providing postoperative analgesia, and reducing amount of analgesic used postoperatively.

  7. Asymmetric traumatic bilateral dislocation of hip. Case report

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    Pedro Gonzalo González González

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available A male (26 years suffered an asymmetric bilateral dislocation of hip as a result of a car accident. The patient was treated with closed reduction and bone traction for six weeks. We present this report since the reviewed literature only include six cases with this kind of lesion and because this is a medical emergency resulting from high impact trauma, being the aseptic osteonecrosis the most significant and serious complication.

  8. Imaging of traumatic dislocation of the hip in childhood

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    Vialle, Raphael; Pannier, Stephanie; Odent, Thierry; Glorion, Christophe [Necker Enfants-Malades Hospital, Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Paris Cedex 15 (France); Schmit, Pierre [Necker Enfants-Malades Hospital, Department of Paediatric Radiology, Paris (France); Pauthier, Francois [CHI Poissy Saint Germain en Laye, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Poissy (France)

    2004-12-01

    Traumatic hip dislocation in childhood is a rare consequence of violent trauma. After reduction, outcome is usually favourable although epiphyseal necrosis can occur. Reduction must be carried out as soon as possible and is achieved easily, although if the labrum is involved, surgery may be required to achieve complete reduction. To analyze a retrospective series of traumatic hip dislocations in children, describing the therapeutic and imaging strategy. A total of 42 patients were studied. Their mean age was 10 years 3 months. All relevant radiographic, CT, MRI and radionuclide bone scan examinations were reviewed. Special attention was paid to associated lesions. In 22 patients the dislocation was caused by low-energy trauma. Road traffic accidents accounted for 17 dislocations. An acetabular fracture was present in six patients and the femoral head was fractured in three. Reduction was easily achieved in 31 patients. In 11 patients the postreduction radiograph and CT showed joint space asymmetry secondary to labral entrapment. Only two patients developed epiphyseal necrosis. It has been difficult to define and evaluate accurate principles for a medical imaging strategy in this group of patients. Analysis of plain radiographs is essential before and after reduction of the joint, and it is important to perform postreduction CT in every patient whose joint space remains widened. A radionuclide bone scan should be performed between the second and third weeks after injury to assess epiphyseal vascularity. With the use of specific sequences, MRI may be an alternative modality to assess epiphyseal vitality. (orig.)

  9. Incongruent reduction following post-traumatic hip dislocations as an indicator of intra-articular loose bodies: A prospective study of 117 dislocations

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    K Karthik

    2011-01-01

    Conclusions: Intra-articular loose bodies were identified by nonconcentric reduction in 12 out of 117 patients with simple hip dislocation. Careful evaluation by fluoroscopy and good quality radiographs are indicated following reduction of hip dislocations.

  10. X-ray, anatomical and biomechanical features in patients with developmental hip dislocation

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    Yusupov K.S.

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available The Pupose: to analyze X-ray, anatomical and biomechanical features in patients with developmental hip dislocation. Material and Methods. The study included 73 patients (57 women and 16 men with the developmental hip dislocation at the age of 31 to 76 years. The clinical method, X-ray, gait analysis and visual analogue scale VAS, McGill inquiry. Results. The comparative analysis of X-ray, anatomic and biomechanical features in patients with different severity of developmental hip dislocation. Conclusion. Features of the functional status of patients with different severity of developmental hip dislocation enable to predict the tactics of surgical treatment and individual rehabilitation program.

  11. Course of fracture-dislocation of the hip during coma: value of computed tomography

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    Based on a case of repeated dislocation of a fracture-dislocation of the hip, despite effective traction in a comatose patient, the authors emphasise the value of computed tomography in the initial assessment of traumatic lesions of the hip. They also stress the value of repeating this examination during the course of the coma

  12. [Two siblings with bilateral congenital knee dislocations: case report].

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    Kubinec, V; Polakovi?ová, L; Kantarská, D

    2015-01-01

    Congenital dislocation of the knee and congenital permanent dislocation of the patella are rare disorders usually associated with complex syndromes. Two cases of siblings, girl and boy, who had the same clinical phenotype of this disorder are presented. The diagnosis of Desbuquois dysplasia was made and its autosomal recessive heredity was confirmed by genetic analysis. DNA samples were sent for a molecular genetic analysis of the skeletal dysplasia. The girl was surgically treated for a complete (grade 3) anterior dislocation of the tibia on the femur in the first year of life. Redressing casts had not previously been applied to avoid the risk of damaging the epiphysis. The left knee was operated on by the method, as described by Curtis and Fisher, at the age of six months. The Kirschner wire was removed after one month and a plaster cast was applied to maintain the flexion required. At seven post-operative weeks physiotherapy was started with temporary use of a knee brace. The right knee was managed by a similar procedure at four months after the first surgery. Normal walking was achieved at the age of 21 months. Knee motion was symmetrically restricted, with 5 to 90 degrees of flexion. The boy was first seen at our out-patient department after his sister had achieved full walking ability. He was 10 years old at that time and presented with walking problems due to nearly 30 degrees of bilateral knee contractures. Permanent dislocation of both patellae was treated by the surgical technique described by Stanisavljevic. Revision surgery of the right knee due to patellar lateralization was required two years after the primary surgery; it was performed using the Campbell's technique. A corrective osteotomy of the left proximal tibia because of progressive genu valgum was carried out at four years following the first operation. At the last follow-up, the boy was 16 years old and the knee range of motion bilaterally was 0 to 120 degrees with good alignment of both knees. As a result of surgical treatment the two patients gained ability to walk without problems. Key words: bilateral congenital knee dislocation, patella, Desbuquois dysplasia, siblings, skeletal dysplasia, case report. PMID:26317189

  13. A rare fracture-dislocation of the hip in a gymnast and review of the literature

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    Mitchell, J. C.; Giannoudis, P. V.; Millner, P. A.; Smith, R. M.

    1999-01-01

    Posterior fracture-dislocation of the hip is an uncommon injury in athletics and leisure activities. It is more commonly seen in high energy motor vehicle accidents and occasionally in high energy sporting activities. A rare case is reported of posterior fracture-dislocation of the hip joint that occurred in a young athlete during gymnastics. This unusual mechanism of injury illustrates the great forces sustained by the hip joint of gymnasts. Early reduction and operative treatment led ...

  14. Purulent Necrotic Dislocation of the Hip Joint Associated with Umbilical Infection in a Foal

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    Magata, Fumie; ISHII, Mitsuo; OIKAWA, Eri; Furuoka, Hidefumi; Yamada, Kazutaka; SASAKI, NAOKI; SHIMIZU, Syo; Inokuma, Hisashi

    2010-01-01

    A 42-day-old heavy draft horse fell into sudden astasia. Significant swelling and heat sensation of the left femoral region were observed. Because of a friction sound in the left hip, we supposed that the hip joint was dislocated or the hip bone was fractured. Computed Tomography (CT) examination showed that the left hip joint was dislocated and the left femoral head was disjunct. We carried out a pathological autopsy, and made a diagnosis of the foal as fracture of the hip bon...

  15. Dislocation of primary total hip arthroplasty and the risk of redislocation.

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    Brennan, Stephen A

    2012-09-01

    6554 primary total hip arthroplasties were reviewed. Risk factors for dislocation were analysed to assess which were important in terms of predicting recurrent instability. The patients risk of having a second dislocation was independently associated with the surgical approach adopted (p = 0.03) and the time to first dislocation from the primary hip replacement (p = 0.002). Early dislocators whose surgery was performed through an anterolateral approach had less recurrence than late dislocators through a posterior or transtrochanteric approach. None of the other risk factors including head size (p = 0.59), modularity (p = 0.54), mechanism of dislocation (p = 0.23), leg length discrepancy (p = 0.69) and acetabular inclination (p = 0.31) were influential. The use of an abduction brace was not useful in preventing a further dislocation with 69.2% of those braced re-dislocating compared to 68.5% who were not braced (p = 0.96).

  16. Early Reduction for Congenital Dislocation of the Knee within Twenty-four Hours of Birth

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    Chun-Chien Cheng

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Background: Congenital dislocation of the knee (CDK is a very rare condition that comprisesa spectrum of deformities from subluxation to complete dislocation.The incidence of CDK is estimated at 1 per 100,000 live births, which is 1%of the incidence of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH. Moreover,40–100% of patients with CDK have additional musculoskeletal anomalies,the most common being DDH and clubfoot. In general, the diagnosis isestablished immediately after birth according to the position of the kneerecurvatum. Treatment with conservative methods at an early stage is mostlikely to yield successful results. We report here successful treatment of aseries of CDK patients with early reduction.Methods: From July 1990 to June 2007, 19 patients with CDK (affecting 25 kneeswere treated with early reduction. Of these, 6 knees had dislocation, and 19had subluxation. Since 1990, treatment has been guided by a protocol thatconsiders patient age and the severity of the condition. In patients examinedwithin 24 hours of birth, early, direct reduction under gentle, persistent manualtraction was attempted. Birth history and perinatal course were obtainedfrom medical records. Associated musculoskeletal anomalies were observedand treated after reduction of the knee joint. A Pavlik harness was used for atleast 4 months in the concomitant treatment of DDH and CDK. Knee functionwas graded as excellent, good, fair, or poor. Radiographs were used toassess DDH during follow-up.Results: After an average follow-up duration of 4.3 years, 18 patients showed anexcellent or good outcome. One patient, whose knee could not be reduced,had severe multiple anomalies and died 16 days after birth. Fifteen of thenineteen patients had associated musculoskeletal anomalies, including DDHand foot deformity. Two cases of residual hip dysplasia after Pavlik harnessapplication required an acetabular osteotomy.Conclusions: For CDK patients, early and direct closed reduction within 24 hours of birthaffords outcomes graded as either excellent or good.

  17. Frequency of Developmental Dislocation of the Hip in Icteric Newborns Detected by Graf 's Ultrasonographic Method

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    Amin Foroughi

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available "nIntroduction: A prospective detection of developmental dislocation of the hip (DDH in icteric newborns and comparison with the frequency of DDH in other newborns. "nMaterials and Methods: During a one year period all icteric newborns who were referred to Nemazi hospital’s neonatal emergency room for bilirubin checking were screened by Graf"s ultrasonographic method for DDH.300 newborns (600 hips were screened during this period. Any newborn with other problems such as congenital anomalies was excluded from this study. "nResults: Of the 600 hips a total of 20 newborns (3.3% had a dysplastic hip (class IIa that needed follow-up .A total of 11 from class IIa came back for a follow-up hip ultrasonography. All of them had become normal (class Ia without treatment. Only 1 (16% hip had sever dysplasia (class IIc that needed treatment at the time of discovery "nConclusion: The rate of DDH seems to not increase in newborns how develop physiologic jaundice.  

  18. Relationship Between Developmental Dislocation of the Hip in Infant and Acetabular Dysplasia at Skeletal Maturity

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    Okano, Kunihiko; Yamaguchi, Kazumasa; Ninomiya, Yoshikazu; Matsubayashi, Shohei; Aoyagi, Kiyoshi; Osaki, Makoto; Enomoto, Hiroshi; Takahashi, Katsuro

    2015-01-01

    Abstract Previous reports demonstrated 8–60% patients treated for developmental dislocation of hip (DDH) in infancy have residual acetabular dysplasia (AD) at skeletal maturity. AD patients reportedly exhibit abnormal morphology of the pelvis, high rates of comorbid spinal congenital anomalies and high bone mineral density. These physical findings suggest that AD patients have genetic background. We examined the percentage of AD patients with hip pain at skeletal maturity having a history of DDH in infancy and the correlation between the severity of AD at skeletal maturity and history of DDH treatment to investigate the relationship between AD and DDH. A total of 245 patients were radiographically examined for any history of DDH treatment in infancy. The study included 226 women and 19 men with a mean age at examination of 40.7 years (range 17–59 years). Eighty-eight patients (36%) had a history of DDH treatment (DDH group) and the remaining 157 patients (64%) had no history of DDH treatment (non-DDH group). The average age was lower and acetabular angle was larger in the DDH group. There was a significant increasing trend of the percentage of DDH patients associated with the severity of AD classified with CE, acetabular angle, and acetabular roof angle. Our data suggest that there are several AD patients without a history of DDH in Japan, and AD in patients without a history of DDH has different characteristics from AD in patients with a history of DDH. PMID:25569642

  19. Can posterior hip fracture-dislocation occur in indoor football (futsal)? A report of two cases

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    Yasin, Faissal Nor; Singh, Vivek Ajit

    2009-01-01

    Hip fracture-dislocation is extremely rare in sports and is most frequently seen after road traffic accidents. This injury is associated with considerable long-term disability and rapidly progressive joint degeneration. This case report illustrates two cases of hip fracture dislocation that occurred while playing recreational indoor football (futsal). Futsal is a fast-emerging recreational sport in Malaysia and we are now beginning to see high-impact injuries rarely encountered in recreationa...

  20. Traumatic fracture-dislocation of the hip following rugby tackle: a case report

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    Venkatachalam Santosh

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Posterior fracture-dislocation of hip is uncommonly encountered in rugby injuries. We report such a case in an adult while playing rugby. The treating orthopaedician can be caught unaware and injuries in such sports can be potentially misdiagnosed as hip sprains. Immediate reduction of the dislocation was performed in theatres. The fracture was fixed with two lag screws and a neutralization plate. This led to early rehabilitation and speedy recovery with return to sporting activities by 12 months.

  1. Traumatic posterior dislocation of the hip in a 3-year-old child.

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    Forde, James C

    2012-02-01

    We report the case of a traumatic posterior dislocation of the hip in a 3-year-old boy. After a fall in the garden, the boy was brought to our emergency department where an x-ray confirmed a posterior dislocation of his right hip. A successful prompt reduction was performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. This uncommon injury represents an orthopedic emergency and requires prompt reduction to lessen the risk of complications including avascular necrosis of the femoral head.

  2. Superior dislocation hip with anterior column acetabular fracture - open reduction and internal fixation using a twin incision technique

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    Jindal, Nipun; Sankhala, Sohan S

    2012-01-01

    Superior variety of anterior dislocation of the hip is a rare injury. Its occurrence with acetabular fractures has been documented infrequently. We report a case of superior dislocation of the hip with anterior column acetabular fracture. Open reduction of the hip and internal fixation of the fracture was carried out using a twin incision technique. The course to recovery has been uneventful.

  3. Hip dislocations after 2,734 elective unilateral fast-track total hip arthroplasties : incidence, circumstances and predisposing factors

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    JØrgensen, Christoffer C; Kjaersgaard-Andersen, Per

    2014-01-01

    STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of prospectively collected data. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence of hip dislocation 90 days after total hip arthroplasty in relation to time after surgery, mechanism of dislocation and predisposing factors. METHODS: Prospective data on preoperative patient characteristics from six Danish arthroplasty departments with similar fast-track approaches were cross-referenced with the Danish National Patient Registry for complete 90-day follow-up on readmissions, including emergency-room contacts. Complete patient files and postoperative radiographs were reviewed in case of dislocations. Unadjusted comparisons were made using t test/Chi-square analyses, while evaluation of risk factors potentially predisposing to dislocations was done using uni- and multivariate regression analysis. RESULTS: A total of 2,734 consecutive unselected procedures were available for analysis, of which 65 (2.4 %) had dislocations. Of these, eight were during index admission and five were treatedand discharged from the emergency room. Mechanisms of dislocation were most often movement while supine or sitting for the first 30 days and due to squatting/bending from day 31 to 90. The 65 patients with dislocations had suboptimal cup placement in 34 (52.3 %), and a femoral head size of <36 mm in 20 (30.8 %) cases. Predisposing factors of dislocation were age ?75 [OR:1.96 (1.18-3.38)], pharmacologically treated psychiatric disease [OR:2.37 (1.29-4.36)] and department of surgery [OR:2.27 (1.31-3.40)] but not hospital stay of <4 days. Departments with recommendations for activity restrictions had fewer dislocations than a department without restrictions. CONCLUSIONS: Patients ?75 years and with pharmacologically treated psychiatric disease may be at increased risk of dislocations after fast-track total hip arthroplasty. Further studies including detailed information on patient and prosthesis characteristics, and activity restrictions are needed to reduce the risk of dislocation.

  4. Flexion reminder device to discourage recurrent posterior dislocation of a total hip replacement: a case report

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    Wong King

    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Recurrent dislocation of a total hip replacement prosthesis is a frustrating complication for both the surgeon and the patient. For positional dislocations with no indications for revision surgery, the current best treatment is physiotherapy, the use of abduction braces and avoidance of unsafe hip positions. Abduction braces can be cumbersome and have poor compliance. We report the successful use of a new lightweight flexion reminder device that can be used to treat people with this condition. Case presentation A 64-year-old British woman experienced recurrent positional posterior dislocation after primary hip replacement, particularly when involved in activities involving unsafe flexion of the operated hip. She disliked using an abduction brace and hence was given a simple 'flexion reminder device' that could be strapped to the thigh. Beyond the safe flexion limit, the padded top end of the device hitched against the groin crease and reminded her not to flex further, to avoid dislocation. She experienced no discomfort in wearing the device continuously throughout the day and was very satisfied. She has had no further dislocations in the 2 years since she began using it. Conclusion In cases of arthroplasty dislocation caused mainly by an unsafe hip position, and with no indication for revision surgery, this new lightweight and easily worn flexion reminder device may be a good option for avoiding such positional dislocations, particularly those caused by unsafe flexion.

  5. The dislocating hip replacement - revision with a dual mobility cup in 56 consecutive patients

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    Jakobsen, Thomas; Kappel, Andreas; Hansen, Flemming; Krarup, Niels

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Recurrent dislocations of hip replacements are a difficult challenge. One treatment option for recurrent dislocations is the use of a dual mobility cup. The aim of this study was to retrospective investigate the effect of dual mobility cups as a treatment for recurrent dislocations in a consecutive series. Materials and. METHODS: 56 consecutive patients were revised in the period November 2000 to December 2010. The mean age at revision was 72 years (SD 11, range 37-92)) and median ...

  6. Habitual anterior dislocation of the hip in cerebral palsy: a case report.

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    Agashe, Mandar Vikas; Mehta, Rujuta; Aroojis, Alaric John

    2012-05-01

    Habitual anterior dislocation of the hip joint is extremely rare. We believe this is the first case reported of a habitual anterior dislocation of the hip occurring in a child with cerebral palsy. The dislocation was painless, voluntary and used to occur every time the child would extend and externally rotate the limb. Operative intervention in the form of a varus derotation femoral osteotomy and anterior capsulorraphy was planned, but the caregivers of the patient were unwilling for the same. Hence, the patient was given an adduction and internal rotation brace and was counselled not to perform the activity needed to dislocate the hip. This case report calls attention to a unique problem previously not reported in cerebral palsy. PMID:21857541

  7. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional CT analysis of congenital hip dysplasia in the older child and adult

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    In the older child or adult with congenital dysplasia of the hip, a spectrum of developmental abnormalities of the femoral head, neck, and acetabulum produce progressive hip dysfunction, pain, and premature arthritis. Treatment is oriented to restoring normal and pain-free function, although (unlike the infant with successfully treated dislocation) a truly normal hip cannot be restored. For these patients, who may require extensive reconstruction, transaxial CT with both static 2D (coronal and sagittal) and animated volumetric 3D image reformatting offers the most complete, accurate, and integrated approach to diagnosis and therapeutic planning. Parameters preoperatively assessed include head subluxation, neck anteversion, quadrilateral plate thickness, degree of dysplasia, potential for concentric reduction, acetabular capacity, and muscle status. Postoperatively, both immediate and long-term results or complications are easily assessed and readily compared

  8. Chronic asymptomatic dislocation of a total hip replacement: a case report

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    Lidder Surjit

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Dislocation of a prosthetic hip is the second most common complication after thromboembolic disease in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty, with an incidence reported as 0.5 to 20%. Although the period of greatest risk for dislocation has been reported to be within the first few months after surgery, late dislocation occurs more commonly then previously thought. Case presentation A 60-year-old man underwent a right Exeter cemented total hip replacement and was subsequently discharged after appropriate follow-up. He next presented 8 years later complaining of pain in the left groin. An anterioposterior radiograph of the pelvis revealed degenerative changes in the left hip and a dislocated right total hip replacement. The dislocated femoral component had formed a neoacetabulum within the ilium, in which it was freely articulating. He remained pain-free on this side, had 5 cm of true leg length shortening with a good range of movement and was very pleased with his hip replacement. He was later placed on the waiting list for a left total hip replacement. Conclusion This case illustrates that a dislocated total hip replacement may occasionally not cause symptoms that cause significant discomfort or reduction in range of movement. The prosthetic femoral head can form a neoacetabulum allowing a full range of pain-free movement. Furthermore it emphasises that with an increased trend to earlier hospital discharge and shorter follow-up, potential complications may be missed. We urge a low index of suspicion for potential complications and suggest that regular review with radiographic follow-up should be made.

  9. The effect of posterior capsule repair upon post-operative hip dislocation following primary total hip arthroplasty

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    Wang Chen-Ti

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Herein, we evaluated, retrospectively, the effect of posterior capsular repair upon postoperative hip dislocation subsequent to total hip arthroplasty (THA incorporating a posterolateral approach. Methods A total of 181 patients undergoing 204 primary non-complicated THA surgical procedures in the period from January 2000 to October 2005 inclusively were included in this study. The patients were separated into two groups by whether the posterior capsular repair had been incorporated in the surgical procedure. For the surgeon did not commence repairing the posterior capsule until July, 2003, all members in the group that did not undergo posterior capsular repair (142 hips from 131 patients were collected since January, 2000 to July, 2003, while the members in the group that underwent posterior capsular repair (62 hips from 52 patients were followed since July, 2003, to October, 2005. With a minimum follow-up period of 12 months, we evaluated the early post-operative dislocation rate. Results The early postoperative hip-dislocation rate for the group who did not undergo posterior capsular repair appeared to be substantially greater (6.38% versus 0% than the corresponding figure for the group the members of which underwent posterior capsular repair. In addition, patient demographics and the orientation of acetabular components for the replaced hip joints, as presented in postoperative radiographs, did not differ between the two groups. Conclusion Thus, surgeons should include posterior capsular repair as an important step in the surgical procedures of posterolateral approach for all THA in order to reduce the likelihood of early hip dislocation subsequent to THA.

  10. US of the infant hip: A reliable screening method for congenital dysplasia of the hip

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    Standardization of US technique and quantification of US findings are the most important problems in the US evaluation of congenital dysplasia of the hip (CDH). Postmorten studies in 15 infants and cross-section anatomic studies have provided insight in US pitfalls in searching for CDH and have helped define a standard coronal plane in which the infant hip should be investigated. A semiquantitative method for evaluation of hip sonographs was used in a prospective study of 150 patients and compared with results of conventional radiographic and physical examinations. US performed in this way had a negative predictive value of 97% and a positive predictive value of 63%. Overall accuracy was 87%. No cases of luxation were missed. The method has inherent limitations and pitfalls, which are demonstrated. Nevertheless, it proved to be a reliable aid in US screening of their patient group for CDH

  11. Risk of dislocation using large- vs. small-diameter femoral heads in total hip arthroplasty

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    Plate Johannes F

    2012-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Dislocation remains a difficult problem in total hip arthroplasty. Large-diameter femoral heads may lower the incidence of dislocation by enhancing the jump distance and decreasing impingement, but their performance against small-diameter heads has not been assessed. This study compared the mid-term radiographic and functional outcomes of two matched cohorts of patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty who had a high pre-operative risk for dislocation and who received either small-diameter (26- or 28-millimeters or large-diameter (?36-millimeters femoral heads. Methods All patients who received large-diameter heads (?36-millimeter between 2002 and 2005, and who had pre-operative risk factors for dislocation, were identified in the institution’s joint registry. Forty-one patients (52 hips who received large-diameter heads were identified, and these patients were matched to 48 patients (52 hips in the registry who received small-diameter femoral heads. Results At mean final follow-up of 62 months (range, 49 to 101 months, both groups achieved excellent functional outcomes as measured by Harris Hip scores, with slightly better final scores in the large-diameter group (90 vs. 83 points. No patient showed any radiographic signs of loosening. No patient dislocated in the large-diameter femoral head group; the smaller-diameter group had a greater rate of dislocation (3.8%, 2 out of 52. Conclusions Large-diameter femoral head articulations may reduce dislocation rates in patients who have a high pre-operative risk for dislocation while providing the same functional improvements and safety as small-diameter bearings.

  12. Surgical dislocation of the hip in patients with femoroacetabular impingement: Surgical techniques and our experience

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    Mladenovi? Marko

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Arthrosis of the hip is the most common cause of a hip joint disorders. The aim of this study was to present our experience in the application of a safe surgical dislocation of the hip in patients with minor morphological changes in the hip joint, which, through the mechanism of femoroacetabular impingement, cause damage to the acetabular labrum and adjacent cartilage as an early sign of the hip arthrosis. Methods. We have operated 51 patients with different morphological bone changes in the hip area and resultant soft tissue damage of the acetabular labrum and its adjacent cartilage. Surgical technique that we applied in this group of patients, was adapted to our needs and capabilities and it was minimaly modified compared to the original procedure. Results. The surgical technique presented in this paper, proved to be a good method of treatment of bone and soft tissue pathomorphological changes of the hip in patients with femoroacetabular impingement. We had no cases with avascular necrosis of the femoral head, and two patients had nonunion of the greater trochanter, 9 patients developed paraarticular ossification, without subjective symptoms, while 3 patients suffered from postoperative pain in the groin during more energetic physical activities. Conclusion. Utilization of our partly modified surgical technique of controlled and safe dislocation of the hip can solve all the bone and soft tissue problems in patients with femoroacetibular impingement to stop already developed osteoarthritis of the hip or to prevent mild form of it.

  13. Leg lengthening of more than 5 cm is a risk factor for sciatic nerve injury after total hip arthroplasty for adult hip dislocation

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    Higuchi, Yoshitoshi; HASEGAWA, YUKIHARU; Ishiguro, Naoki

    2015-01-01

    Total hip arthroplasty (THA) in patients with high hip dislocation is challenging and technically demanding. Nerve injury is a problem associated with leg lengthening after THA. The purpose of this study was to identify the risk factors for sciatic nerve injury after THA in patients with high hip dislocation. Thirty-seven patients (41 THAs) with Crowe type IV hips were consecutively treated. The average leg lengthening (LL) was 3.2 cm. The average Harris hip score was improved from 57.5 point...

  14. Can posterior hip fracture-dislocation occur in indoor football (futsal)? A report of two cases.

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    Yasin, Faissal Nor; Singh, Vivek Ajit

    2009-01-01

    Hip fracture-dislocation is extremely rare in sports and is most frequently seen after road traffic accidents. This injury is associated with considerable long-term disability and rapidly progressive joint degeneration. This case report illustrates two cases of hip fracture dislocation that occurred while playing recreational indoor football (futsal). Futsal is a fast-emerging recreational sport in Malaysia and we are now beginning to see high-impact injuries rarely encountered in recreational sports. Therefore, futsal cannot be taken lightly and it is important to take adequate precautions to prevent serious injuries when participating in such sports. PMID:21686368

  15. Surgical hip dislocation in symptomatic cam femoroacetabular impingement: what matters in early good results?

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    Jäger M; Bittersohl B; Zilkens C; Hosalkar HS; Stefanovska K; Kurth S.; Krauspe R

    2011-01-01

    Abstract In order to assess outcome and possible predictors of early good results, a prospective study on 22 patients who were treated with save surgical hip dislocation for symptomatic isolated cam-type femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) was performed. After a follow-up of 6 and 12 months, standard clinical and radiographic parameters were recorded. A statistically significant improvement of the clinical status according to the Harris hip score could be assessed at six months (p-value = 0.00...

  16. Delayed cementless total hip arthroplasty for neglected dislocation of hip combined with complex acetabular fracture and deficient bone stock

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    Gavaskar Ashok S

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】Total hip arthroplasty (THA for an un-treated acetabular fracture is technically challenging and the long-term result is not so favorable. A 45-year-old fe-male patient with untreated column and comminuted poste-rior wall fracture of the acetabulum was treated in our insti-tution by reconstruction of the posterior wall using iliac strut autograft and plate stabilization of the posterior col-umn with cancellous grafting and cementless THA in a single stage. At 3 years’ follow-up, the patient was independently mobile without limb length discrepancy. Radiological evalu-ation showed well integrated components and bone grafts. No evidence of aseptic loosening or osteolysis was found. This report aims to emphasize that bony acetabular recon-struction allows the use of primary hip components, which improves prosthesis longevity and preserves bone stock for a future revision. Key words: Acetabulum; Fractures, bone; Hip dislocation; Arthroplasty, replacement, hip

  17. Computed tomography in abnormalities of the hip

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    Visser, J.D.; Jonkers, A.; Klasen, H.J. (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands). Academisch Ziekenhuis); Hillen, B. (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands). Lab. voor Anatomie en Embryologie)

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    The value of computed tomography in the assessment of abnormalities of the hip is demonstrated with the aid of an anatomical preparation and in patients with, respectively, congenital dislocation of a hip, dislocation of the hip in spina bifida, an acetabular fracture and a Ewing tumour. The anteversion of the acetabulum and femur and the instability index of the hip joint can be measured by means of computed tomography.

  18. Computed tomography in abnormalities of the hip

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    The value of computed tomography in the assessment of abnormalities of the hip is demonstrated with the aid of an anatomical preparation and in patients with, respectively, congenital dislocation of a hip, dislocation of the hip in spina bifida, an acetabular fracture and a Ewing tumour. The anteversion of the acetabulum and femur and the instability index of the hip join can be measured by means of computed tomography. (Auth.)

  19. TRAUMATIC HIP DISLOCATION IN CHILDREN YOUNGER THAN 3 YEARS : A SERIES OF 3 CASES

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    Full Text Available The musculoskeletal anatomy of children is qui te different from that of adults. The capsule, periosteum and other soft tissues surrounding the joints is very pliable and dislocations can occur even following trivial injuries . However dislocation occurring in a child population is a rare entity. There are a few case reports of hip dislocations in children < 3 years. We present here a series of 3 cases of paediatric hip dislocations which presented to us for management. The age of the children were between 24 - 27 months. Incidentally all 3 patients were b oys and all 3 were right sided dislocations. None of them had any associated fractures. Two of them had a fall from height and one child fell off a slide. All 3 patients presented within 5 hours following injury. Closed reduction under anaesthesia was perf ormed and post reduction the children were immobilized in a broom - stick plaster for 6 weeks. All children were followed up with serial x - rays and a MRI done immediately following reduction then at 6 and 18 months. There was no evidence of chondrolysis or a vascular necrosis in any of the children at the last follow - up. They all had full range of movements with no limitation of function. We conclude that with early recognition and early reduction of the hip within the golden period (6 hours the occurrence of complications can be prevented.

  20. The dislocating hip replacement - revision with a dual mobility cup in 56 consecutive patients

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    Jakobsen, Thomas; Kappel, Andreas

    2014-01-01

    INTRODUCTION: Recurrent dislocations of hip replacements are a difficult challenge. One treatment option for recurrent dislocations is the use of a dual mobility cup. The aim of this study was to retrospective investigate the effect of dual mobility cups as a treatment for recurrent dislocations in a consecutive series. Materials and. METHODS: 56 consecutive patients were revised in the period November 2000 to December 2010. The mean age at revision was 72 years (SD 11, range 37-92)) and median number of dislocations before revision surgery were 4 (IQR, 2-11). In all cases, revision was made with a Saturne dual mobility cup (Amplitude, Neyron, France). The mean follow-up period was 44 months (SD 30, range 0.1-119). RESULTS: One patient (1.8%) experienced a re-dislocation. Three patients (5.3%) had to be revised. One due to disintegration between the femoral head and inner shell, one due to loosening of the acetabular component, and one due to infection. Harris Hip Score improved from a mean of 76 before index surgery to 87 within one year after index surgery. CONCLUSION: This study advocates the use of a dual mobility cup for treatment of recurrent dislocations of THR. However, studies with a longer follow up are needed in order to evaluate implant survival.

  1. A very rare case with neglected hip dislocation coexisted with posterior acetabular lip fracture

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    Samet Karabulut

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Neglected hip dislocation is a rare situation among children. The coexistence of acetabulum fracture is less common. The result of treatment depends on the time of diagnosis. Early treatment is mandatory in such cases. Seven years old female brought to our outpatient clinic with the complaints of right hip pain and walking difficulty. Her parents said that she had fallen from a horse one month ago. X-ray and CT showed a posterior dislocation of her right hip and a fracture on her right posterior acetabular lip. We performed an open reduction via posterior approach. Because the hip was unstable we fixed the femoral head to the acetabulum by a Kirshner wire. Pelvipedal cast was applied after the operation for 6 weeks. After 6 months avascular necrosis (AVN developed on her right femoral head, the range of motion (ROM of the hip was restricted and she had minimal pain on her right hip. J Clin Exp Invest 2011;2(2:228-31

  2. Giant congenital melanocytic nevus with developmental dysplasia of bilateral hip: A rare association

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    Sutsungkokla Imchen

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Giant congenital melanocytic nevi are rare congenital disfiguring benign neoplasms with a risk of transformation to malignant melanoma. They often present with various extra-cutaneous features. Here, we describe a case of giant melanocytic nevus with developmental dysplasia of bilateral hip, a novel association.

  3. Implant survival after primary total hip arthroplasty due to childhood hip disorders: results from the Danish Hip Arthroplasty Registry

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    Thillemann, Theis; Pedersen, Alma B; Johnsen, Søren P; Søballe, Kjeld

    2008-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Childhood hip disorders including acetabular dysplasia, congenital hip dislocation, epiphysiolysis, and morbus Calve-Legg-Perthes are well-established risk factors for the development of early osteoarthritis of the hip. These patients have an increased risk of undergoing a total hip arthroplasty (THA) operation early in their life. However, there are very few data on implant survival in such patients. METHODS: We used data from the Danish Hip Arthroplasty Registry to identify patient...

  4. Luxación congénita de rodilla, a propósito de un caso / Congenital dislocation of the Knee, a case report

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    Rolando, Azurduy Ance; Rodrigo, Peña Orozco; Diego, Salinas Emcinas; Rossy, Quimbert Montes.

    Full Text Available La luxación congénita de rodilla es una entidad de muy baja incidencia (0.017 casos por mil nacidos vivos) y 1 por 100.000 casos en relación con la displasia de cadera y que puede presentarse en forma aislada o como parte de algunas entidades teratológicas (síndrome de Down, artrogriposis, mielomeni [...] ngocele, etc.). Describimos a un neonato, de sexo femenino, que presenta una rodilla izquierda en hiper-extensión, asociado a genu valgo, pie plano valgo y displasia de cadera del mismo lado. De inicio, el manejo fue conservador, pero frente al fracaso terapéutico tuvo que ser intervenido quirúrgicamente para lograr la rehabilitación del paciente. Concluimos que la intervención quirúrgica debe ser precoz y oportuna en esta afección. Abstract in english Congenital dislocation of the knee is a very rare disease (0.017 cases/1000 live newborns and 1/100.000 in relation to hip dysplasia). Usually is an isolated finding, but some times it is associated to other entities (Down syndrome, arthrogriposis, myelomeningocele, etc). We describe a female newbor [...] n who presented at birth hyperextend left knee, genu valgo, flat foot and hip dysplasia of the same side. She was treated conservatively with no improvement, so she underwent surgery and later rehabilitation. We conclude that surgery should be early and the first line of treatment of this condition.

  5. Bilateral Staged Total Hip Replacement and the Natural Progress of an Untreated Case of Developmental Dysplasia (Dislocation of the Hip: A Clinical Case Report by the Surgeon and the Patient

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    Hamid Honarpisheh

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available The natural history of an untreated case of a Developmental Dysplasia (Dislocation of the Hip (DDH associated with multiple congenital abnormalities is reported in a 55-years-old man. The patient’s complaints and the varieties of the typical manifestations emerged in other parts of the body throughout the life are reviewed and discussed as comorbidities of a dysplastic condition. Two-stage bilateral total hip replacement (THR operations were performed at the age of 55. In addition, to relieve the pain, the walking disabilities were overcome, hence gaining normal walking in swing and stances. The leg length discrepancy was corrected by anatomically positioned prostheses, examined by the knee bending test and characterized and evidenced by radiological features and indices.

  6. Neglected, developmental hip dislocation treated with external iliofemoral distraction, open reduction, and pelvic osteotomy.

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    Wojciechowski, Piotr; Kusz, Damian J; Cieli?ski, ?ukasz S; Dudko, S?awomir; Bereza, Przemys?aw L

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    Between 1995 and 2003, we operated upon 18 children with 20 hips involved, aged 5-11 years (average: 7.5 years) suffering from an inveterate high developmental dislocation of the hip joint. An average follow-up period of our middle-term study was 51 months (range: 34-96 months). A two-staged management was applied. First, femoral head was lowered back to the level of acetabulum with an external fixator or a distractor device. The second stage involved open reduction combined with pelvic osteotomy and, in four cases with femoral derotation osteotomy. We noted two cases of avascular necrosis. Equal limb length was achieved in 15 cases. There were two cases of 0.5-cm length discrepancy, two cases of 1-cm length inequalities, and one case of 5-cm limb shortening. We endorse this method in neglected cases of previously untreated unilateral high developmental hip dislocations in children aged 8-10 years. It results in a usable hip joint without the need of femoral shaft shortening and facilitates future joint replacement. PMID:22473084

  7. Hip dislocations after 2,734 elective unilateral fast-track total hip arthroplasties

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    Jørgensen, Christoffer C; Kjaersgaard-Andersen, Per; Solgaard, Søren; Kehlet, Henrik; Hansen, Torben Bæk

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    characteristics from six Danish arthroplasty departments with similar fast-track approaches were cross-referenced with the Danish National Patient Registry for complete 90-day follow-up on readmissions, including emergency-room contacts. Complete patient files and postoperative radiographs were reviewed in case...... patients with dislocations had suboptimal cup placement in 34 (52.3 %), and a femoral head size of <36 mm in 20 (30.8 %) cases. Predisposing factors of dislocation were age ?75 [OR:1.96 (1.18-3.38)], pharmacologically treated psychiatric disease [OR:2.37 (1.29-4.36)] and department of surgery [OR:2.27 (1.......31-3.40)] but not hospital stay of <4 days. Departments with recommendations for activity restrictions had fewer dislocations than a department without restrictions. CONCLUSIONS: Patients ?75 years and with pharmacologically treated psychiatric disease may be at increased risk of dislocations after fast...

  8. Congenital irreducible atlantoaxial dislocation associated with cervical intramedullary astrocytoma causing progressive spastic quadriparesis

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    Chatley Anooj; Jaiswal Awadesh; Jain Manoj; Behari Sanjay

    2008-01-01

    Simultaneous presence of congenital irreducible atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD) and cervical intramedullary astrocytoma has not been previously described and may cause disabling myelopathy. This 55-year-old lady presented with suboccipital pain, spastic quadriparesis, Lhermitte?s phenomenon and sphincteric disturbances. Lateral radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging showed irreducible AAD, occipitalized atlas, C2-3 fusion, and,an intramedullary tumor from C2-5 level iso-to-hypointen...

  9. Early loosening and secondary dislocation due to a broken trochanteric osteotomy wire following a Charnley total hip arthroplasty: a case report

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    Shahin, Yousef; Choudhary, Rakesh; Al-Naser, Saeed; Mullins, Mark

    2009-01-01

    We report a case of interposition of a broken trochanteric wire in the hip joint. This caused early wear of the prosthesis and dislocation of the Charnley total hip arthroplasty. The patient was treated with a revision total hip arthroplasty. This rare complication should be taken into consideration when performing a trochanteric osteotomy fixation with wiring in Charnley total hip arthroplasty.

  10. Dual mobility cups for preventing early hip arthroplasty dislocation in patients at risk: experience in a county hospital

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    Sebastian S. Mukka

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Dislocation remains a major concern after hip arthroplasty. We asked whether dual mobility cups (DMC would improve early hip stability in patients with high risk of dislocation. We followed 34 patients (21 females, 13 males treated between 2009 and 2012 with cemented DMC for hip revisions caused recurrent hip prosthetic dislocation or as a primary procedure in patients with high risk of instability. Functional outcome and quality of life were evaluated using Harris Hip Score and EQ-5D respectively. We found that the cemented DMC gave stability in 94%. Seven patients (20% were re-operated due to infection. One patient sustained a periprosthetic fracture. At follow-up (6 to 36 months, mean 18, the mean Harris hip score was 67 (standard deviation: 14 and mean EQ-5D was 0.76 (standard deviation: 0.12. We concluded that treating patients with high risk of dislocation with DMC can give good stability. However, complications such as postoperative infection can be frequent and should be managed carefully.

  11. Treatment of a femoral shaft fracture in a patient with congenital hip disease: a case report

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    Koutsostathis Stefanos D

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    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction We present a rare case of two concomitant morbidities treated in one operation. To our knowledge, this is the first report of its kind in the literature. Case presentation A 57-year-old Greek woman was admitted to the emergency department having sustained a spiral mid-shaft femoral fracture. She also suffered from an ipsilateral hip congenital dysplasia with ankylosed hip joint due to severe arthritis. She was treated with a total hip arthroplasty using a long stem performing as an intramedullary nail. Conclusion We undertook a complex operative treatment of both co-morbidities in a one stage procedure with a satisfactory clinical result.

  12. Surgical hip dislocation in symptomatic cam femoroacetabular impingement: what matters in early good results?

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    Jäger M

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract In order to assess outcome and possible predictors of early good results, a prospective study on 22 patients who were treated with save surgical hip dislocation for symptomatic isolated cam-type femoroacetabular impingement (FAI was performed. After a follow-up of 6 and 12 months, standard clinical and radiographic parameters were recorded. A statistically significant improvement of the clinical status according to the Harris hip score could be assessed at six months (p-value = 0.003 and 12 months (p-value = 0.001 post-surgery. By comparing standard clinical and radiographic preoperative parameters with various follow-up outcomes, we revealed no specific parameter with predictive value. These findings are important for centers that have just started to use this surgical technique and are still identifying their learning curve.

  13. Experiencia inicial con la luxación controlada de cadera / Initial experience with surgical hip dislocation

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    Andrés, Ferreyra; Victoria, Allende; Julio Javier, Masquijo; Guillermo José, Allende.

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    Full Text Available Introducción: La luxación controlada de cadera es un abordaje quirúrgico que permite una amplia visualización del acetábulo, la cabeza y el cuello femoral. El objetivo del presente trabajo fue describir los resultados funcionales y las complicaciones obtenidos en nuestra institución. Materiales y mé [...] todos: Se incluyeron 16 caderas (13 pacientes) intervenidas entre enero de 2003 y enero de 2010. El promedio de edad fue de 31 años (r 11 a 55 años). La cirugía se indicó en los pacientes con pellizcamiento femoroacetabular (4), coxa profunda (4), epifisiólisis de cadera (5), condromatosis sinovial (1), lesión condral (1), necrosis focal de la cabeza femoral (1). Se analizaron los datos clínicos y radiográficos prequirúrgicos y posquirúrgicos. Resultados: Tres pacientes requirieron reemplazo total de cadera (RTC), uno por necrosis avascular (NAV) y dos por progresión de los síntomas. Siete pacientes presentaron buenos a excelentes resultados, dos regulares y cuatro pobres. Tres pacientes presentaron complicaciones mayores (NAV); dos de ellos fueron secuela de una epifisiólisis inestable severa. Las complicaciones menores fueron molestias en el trocánter mayor (2) y el aflojamiento de la osteosíntesis (1). Seis pacientes requirieron cirugías adicionales. Conclusiones: La luxación controlada de cadera, en nuestra experiencia inicial, mostró ser un abordaje demandante que requiere un minucioso conocimiento anatómico y una exacta selección de los pacientes, no exento de complicaciones mayores. Abstract in english Background: Surgical dislocation of the hip is a recently described surgical approach that allows a complete visualization of the acetabulum, and femoral head and neck. The aim of this study is to analyze the functional results and complications we had with this approach at our institution. Methods: [...] Sixteen hips that underwent surgical hip dislocation between January 2003 and January 2010 were included. Surgery was indicated in femoroacetabular impingement (4), coxa profunda (4), slipped capital femoral epiphysis (5), synovial chondromatosis (1), chondral injury (1), and segmental osteonecrosis of the femoral head (1). We analyzed clinical and radiographic data before and after surgery. Results: Three patients required total hip replacement (THR), one because of avascular necrosis (AVN), and the remaining two because of symptom progression. Seven patients had good and excellent results, two fair, and four poor results. Three patients had major complications (AVN), while three had minor complications: painful greater trochanter (2), and loosening of the trochanter fixation (1). Six patients required additional surgery: oste-osynthesis removal 5 cases, THR 3 cases, valgus osteotomy 1 case, and greater trochanter osteosynthesis revision 1 case. Conclusions: In our initial experience, surgical dislocation of the hip has shown to be a challenging approach that requires thorough anatomical knowledge, and accurate patient selection.

  14. Luxação congénita do joelho: que abordagem? Revisão teórica e experiência de um Hospital Pediátrico / Congenital dislocation of the knee: what approach? Review and experience of a pediatric hospital

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    Luísa Neiva, Araújo; Eduardo, Almeida.

    Full Text Available Introdução e objectivos: A luxação congénita do joelho é uma anomalia rara que se integra no grupo das deformidades de hiperextensão do joelho. A sua incidência é cerca de 1% da displasia do desenvolvimento da anca. Associa-se com frequência a outras anomalias músculo-esqueléticas, sendo as mais com [...] uns a displasia do desenvolvimento da anca e o pé equino-varo. Em geral, o diagnóstico é estabelecido imediatamente após o nascimento. O tratamento pode ser conservador ou cirúrgico, sendo que o primeiro habitualmente resulta em melhor prognóstico. Os autores relatam a sua experiência no tratamento da luxação congénita do joelho e os resultados favoráveis nos doentes submetidos a redução conservadora imediata nas primeiras horas de vida. Material e métodos: Realizou-se um estudo retrospectivo descritivo com base na análise dos processos clínicos dos doentes com o diagnóstico de luxação congénita do joelho tratados no Serviço de Ortopedia Pediátrica do Hospital Maria Pia, entre 1990 e 2008. Resultados: Apresentam-se quatro casos de luxação congénita do joelho: três tratados por métodos conservadores e um submetido a tratamento cirúrgico. Discussão e conclusões: Os autores salientam a importância da redução imediata da luxação nas primeiras horas de vida como fronteira de atitude terapêutica e prognóstico, onde o pediatra pode assumir um papel determinante no reconhecimento e referenciação atempadas. Destacam a importância do exame ortopédico completo, para exclusão de outras deformidades associadas e a aparente irrelevância da patologia de base para o sucesso do tratamento conservador precoce. A propósito dos casos clínicos apresentados, faz-se uma revisão sumária desta patologia. Abstract in english Background and objective: Congenital dislocation of the knee is a rare anomaly that includes a group of hyperextension deformities of the knee. Its incidence is about 1% of the developmental dysplasia of the hip. It is often associated with other musculoskeletal anomalies, the most common being the [...] developmental dysplasia of the hip and clubfoot. In general, the diagnosis is established immediately after birth. Treatment can be conservative or surgical, and the first one usually results in better prognosis. The authors report their experience in the treatment of congenital dislocation of the knee and the favorable outcome in patients undergoing early reduction. Material and methods: A retrospective descriptive study was conducted based upon the analysis of medical records of patients diagnosed with congenital dislocation of the knee, treated at the Department of Pediatric Orthopedics of Hospital Maria Pia between 1990 and 2008. Results: Four patients with congenital dislocation of the knee are presented: three treated by conservative methods and one that required surgery. Discussion and conclusions: The authors highlight the importance of early reduction of congenital dislocation of the knee in the first hours of life as a frontier of therapeutic approach and prognosis. Pediatricians can play a key role in timely recognition and referral. They also emphasize the importance of complete orthopedic examination in order to exclude other associated deformities, and the apparent irrelevance of the underlying pathology for the success of early conservative treatment. A brief review of congenital dislocation of the knee is presented.

  15. Evaluación y tratamiento de la luxación protésica de cadera / Evaluation and treatment of prosthetic hip dislocation

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    A, Dabaghi; J, Saleme; L, Ochoa.

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    Full Text Available La luxación de cadera es la segunda complicación más frecuente de una artroplastía total de cadera, seguida del aflojamiento aséptico que es la segunda complicación más frecuente de una ATC, presentándose con una incidencia de 2.4-3.9% en procedimientos primarios y una incidencia de hasta 28% en cir [...] ugías de revisión. Las luxaciones de cadera pueden clasificarse en 3 grupos: temprana, intermedia y tardía. De manera general las luxaciones tempranas responden de manera favorable a tratamiento no quirúrgico y tienen bajo índice de recurrencia. En este caso la necesidad de realizar una cirugía de revisión es mucho mayor. El diagnóstico de una luxación de cadera es relativamente sencillo de realizar ya que el cuadro clínico es muy típico. Una vez identificada una luxación de cadera el primer paso a seguir es realizar un intento por reducirla de manera cerrada. Dentro las opciones encontramos las siguientes: cambio de los componentes modulares, avances trocantéricos, revisión de la orientación de los componentes y, en última instancia, el uso de componentes constreñidos. Uno de los problemas más frecuentes por los que el paciente presenta inestabilidad recurrente temprana es la inadecuada orientación de los componentes protésicos. La ATC es una de las cirugías más útiles y con mayor éxito de los últimos 100 años, sin embargo, exige una técnica quirúrgica depurada, adecuada planeación y selección del paciente para poder cumplir las expectativas de la misma. Actualmente se cuenta con una gran gama de posibles tratamientos para la resolución del problema, con la intención de restablecer una cadera estable y funcional. Abstract in english Hip dislocation is the second most common complication of Total Hip Arthroplasty followed by aseptic loosening, is the second most common complication of THA presenting with an incidence of 2.4-3.9% in primary procedures and an incidence of up to 28% in revision surgeries. The hip dislocations can b [...] e classified into 3 groups: Early, middle and late. Generally early dislocations respond favorably to nonsurgical treatment and have low recurrence rate. In this case the need for revision surgery is much higher. The diagnosis of a dislocated hip is relatively easy to perform because the clinical picture is very typical. Having identified a dislocated hip the first step is to make an attempt to reduce a closed manner. Among the options are the following: Change of modular components, trochanteric progress, review of component orientation and ultimately the use of constrained components. One of the most common problems for which the patient presents early recurrent instability is inadequate orientation of the prosthetic components. The THA is one of the most useful and most successful surgeries the last 100 years, however requires a refined surgical technique, proper patient selection and planning to meet the expectations of it. It currently has a range of possible treatments for problem resolution, with the intent of restoring a stable and functional hip.

  16. Fast-track pathway for reduction of dislocated hip arthroplasty reduces surgical delay and length of stay

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    Gromov, Kirill; Willendrup, Fatin; Palm, Henrik; Troelsen, Anders; Husted, Henrik

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    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Dislocation is one of the most common complications following hip arthroplasty. Delay until reduction leads to pain for the patient, and may increase the risk of complications. We investigated the safety aspect of a fast-track pathway for dislocated hip arthroplasties and...... evaluated its effect on surgical delay and length of stay (LOS). PATIENTS AND METHODS: 402 consecutive and unselected dislocations (253 patients) were admitted at our institution between May 10, 2010 and September 31, 2013. The fast-track pathway for early reduction was introduced on January 9, 2011. Fast......), perioperative complications, and complications during the hospital stay were recorded. Dislocation status for fast-track patients (confirmed or unconfirmed by fluoroscopy) was also recorded. RESULTS: Both surgical delay (2.5 h vs. 4.1 h; p < 0.001) and LOS (26 h vs. 31 h; p < 0.05) were less in patients...

  17. Ipsilateral fracture dislocations of the hip and knee joints with contralateral open fracture of the leg: a rare case and its management principles

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    Sen Ramesh Kumar; Tripathy Sujit Kumar; Krishnan Vibhu; Goyal Tarun; Jagadeesh Vanyambadi

    2011-01-01

    【Abstract】This paper discussed the injury mecha- nism and management of a patient who had concomitant ipsilateral hip and knee dislocations and contralateral open leg fracture. A 32-year-old man presented with ipsilateral fracture- dislocations of the left hip (Pipkin’s type IV) and knee (Moore II) joints and contralateral open fracture of the leg bones after a car accident. After emergency resuscitative measures, the hip joint was reduced and Pipkin’s fracture wa...

  18. A case of congenital unilateral hip dysplasia in a newborn calf.

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    Mann, S; Blutke, A; Brühschwein, A; Feist, M

    2011-10-01

    We describe the case of a Simmental calf with congenital unilateral hip dysplasia. In the initial physical exam, the calf was able to stand unsteady when helped and showed severe swinging lameness in the left hind limb. Unilateral hip laxity and a positive Ortolani sign indicated subluxation of the femur within the hip joint. This finding was further confirmed by radiographic examination which also showed malformation of the left femoral head and acetabulum. After a short period of clinical improvement the calf's health deteriorated and it was euthanized due to signs of severe coxarthrosis. Pathological examination of the affected hip joint revealed a severe acetabular and femoral dysplasia with an incomplete formation of the epiphysis of the femoral head and a chronic granulating coxarthritis without evidence of primary infectious events. PMID:21971673

  19. Neglected surgically intervened bilateral congenital dislocation of knee in an adolescent

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    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Neglected bilateral congenital dislocation of knee is unusual. A 12 year old boy presented with inability to walk due to buckling of the knee. The symptoms were present since the child learnt walking. He preferred not to walk. Bilateral supracondylar femoral osteotomy was done at the age of 6 years. Patient had a fixed flexion deformity of both knees, 30° in the right (range of flexion from 30° to 45° and 45° fixed flexion deformity in left knee respectively (range of flexion from 45° to 65° when presented to us. The radiological examination revealed bilateral congenital dislocation of knee (CDK. No syndromic association was observed. He was planned for staged treatment. In stage I, the knee joints were distracted by Ilizarov ring fixators and this was followed by open reduction of both the knee joints in stage II. A bilateral supracondylar extension osteotomy was done 18 months after the previous surgery (stage III. The final followup visit at 4 years the patient presented with range of motion 5-100° and 5-80° on the right and left knee respectively with good functional outcome. The case is reported in view of lack of treatment guidelines for long standing neglected CDK in an adolescent child.

  20. Palliative surgery for acetabular metastasis with pathological central dislocation of the hip joint after radiation therapy. A case report

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    Orthopedic surgery for bone metastases is mainly a palliative treatment. Pathological central dislocation of the hip joint secondary to osteonecrosis of acetabular metastasis after radiation therapy brings severe suffering to cancer patients. We performed minimally invasive palliative surgery for an elderly woman, and excellent pain relief was achieved. An 80-year-old female suffering from right hip pain was referred to our hospital. She had undergone surgery for lung cancer 5 years previously and her right acetabulum was subsequently affected by metastasis. With the aim of controlling the metastasis, radiation therapy was performed. Two years later, pathological central dislocation of the hip joint occurred with sudden onset of severe pain, and she was unable to maintain a sitting position and became bedridden. After she was referred to our hospital, we created an intentional pseudarthrosis in the femoral neck for palliation. After the surgery, excellent pain relief and remarkably improved mobility were achieved during her limited remaining lifetime. In this report, we introduce a novel method of producing a pseudarthrosis in the femoral neck for pathological dislocation. This procedure is a minimally invasive treatment and an alternative option for palliative surgery for pathological dislocation of the hip joint due to osteonecrosis after radiation therapy. (author)

  1. A 4 year-old child with posterior hip dislocation and simultaneous subtrochanteric and anterior column fracture

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    Mousavian Alireza

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Traumatic hip dislocation is an uncommon injury in children and consists of less than 5% of their dislocations; but it’s one of the real orthopedic urgency. Its mechanism is low energy trauma in below 6 years old and high energy trauma above it.One of the common associated complications with hip dislocation is posterior wall injuries but column fractures are very rare. We reported an uncommon case of posterior hip dislocation with simultaneous subtrochanteric fracture and anterior column fracture, in which close reduction was impossible. Because of sever associated injuries surgery was done with 48 hours delay including open reduction of dislocation and fracture, and internally fixation of the subtrochanteric fracture with 3.5mm locked plate.In 6 month follow up that was done in ICU, range of motion and stability was good and union sign was visible on radiography. After 15 months the patient general conditions was good and no sign of avascular necrosis was seen

  2. A Novel Approach for Dynamic Testing of Total Hip Dislocation under Physiological Conditions

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    Herrmann, Sven; Kluess, Daniel; Kaehler, Michael; Grawe, Robert; Rachholz, Roman; Souffrant, Robert; Zierath, János; Bader, Rainer; Woernle, Christoph

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    Constant high rates of dislocation-related complications of total hip replacements (THRs) show that contributing factors like implant position and design, soft tissue condition and dynamics of physiological motions have not yet been fully understood. As in vivo measurements of excessive motions are not possible due to ethical objections, a comprehensive approach is proposed which is capable of testing THR stability under dynamic, reproducible and physiological conditions. The approach is based on a hardware-in-the-loop (HiL) simulation where a robotic physical setup interacts with a computational musculoskeletal model based on inverse dynamics. A major objective of this work was the validation of the HiL test system against in vivo data derived from patients with instrumented THRs. Moreover, the impact of certain test conditions, such as joint lubrication, implant position, load level in terms of body mass and removal of muscle structures, was evaluated within several HiL simulations. The outcomes for a normal sitting down and standing up maneuver revealed good agreement in trend and magnitude compared with in vivo measured hip joint forces. For a deep maneuver with femoral adduction, lubrication was shown to cause less friction torques than under dry conditions. Similarly, it could be demonstrated that less cup anteversion and inclination lead to earlier impingement in flexion motion including pelvic tilt for selected combinations of cup and stem positions. Reducing body mass did not influence impingement-free range of motion and dislocation behavior; however, higher resisting torques were observed under higher loads. Muscle removal emulating a posterior surgical approach indicated alterations in THR loading and the instability process in contrast to a reference case with intact musculature. Based on the presented data, it can be concluded that the HiL test system is able to reproduce comparable joint dynamics as present in THR patients. PMID:26717236

  3. Redução cirúrgica da luxação do quadril em pacientes com artrogripose múltipla congênita: acesso anteromedial Open reduction of hip dislocation in patients with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita: an anteromedial approach

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    Luis Eduardo Munhoz da Rocha

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar os resultados do tratamento cirúrgico da luxação do quadril através do acesso anteromedial em pacientes com artrogripose múltipla congênita (AMC. MÉTODOS: Retrospectivamente foram revisados os prontuários e radiografias de sete crianças com AMC que apresentavam luxação do quadril, totalizando 10 quadris luxados. Foi avaliada a mobilidade articular pré e pós-operatória através da somatória do arco de mobilidade articular em flexão e abdução. Radiograficamente foram avaliados, no pré-operatório, o ângulo acetabular e a altura do colo do fêmur e, no pós-operatório, a continuidade do arco de Shenton, ângulo de Sharp e ângulo CE (centro borda. Quando foi identificada a necrose avascular, esta foi classificada segundo Ogden e Bucholz. RESULTADOS: A média de idade das crianças na ocasião da cirurgia era de 5,5 meses (três a 11 meses. O seguimento médio dos pacientes foi de 9,5 anos (dois a 13 anos. A média de amplitude de movimento da somatória do arco de mobilidade articular em flexão e abdução no exame pré-operatório foi de 108° (70 a 155° e no pós-operatório foi de 125° (75° a 175°. Na última avaliação, oito quadris estavam centrados e dois subluxados. Dois quadris foram submetidos a uma osteotomia de ilíaco do tipo Salter. Dois quadris apresentaram sinais significativos de necrose avascular Ogden tipo IV. Oito quadris foram considerados como bons resultados e dois como regulares. CONCLUSÃO: Consideramos a via anteromedial uma boa opção para tratamento da luxação de quadril em pacientes de baixa idade com artrogripose múltipla congênita.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the results of the surgical treatment of hip dislocation through the anteromedial approach in patients with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita (AMC. METHODS: A retrospective review of the charts and radiographs of 7 children with AMC that presented dislocation of the hiprevised, totalling 10 dislocated hips. : Pre and postoperative articular mobility, was evaluated by summing the joint range-of-motion arc of flexion and abduction. , Pre-operatively, the acetabular angle and height of the neck of femur were evaluated radiographically and postoperatively, the continuity of the arc of Shenton, acetabular angle, Sharp angle and CE angle. The presence of avascular necrosis was classified according to Ogden and Bucholz. RESULTS: The average of age of the children at the time of the surgery was 5.5 months (3 to 11 months. The average follow-up time for the patients was 9.5 years (2 to 13 years. The average of the amplitude of movement of the sum of the joint mobility arc in flexion and abduction in the pre-operative examination was 108° (70° to 155 ° and postoperatively it was 125° (75° 175°. In the last evaluation, eight hips were centered and two were subluxated. Two hips had been submitted to a Salter iliac osteotomy. Two hips (20% had presented significant signs of Ogden type IV avascular necrosis . Eight hips had good results while two were fair. CONCLUSION: We consider the antero-medial approach a good option for the treatment of the dislocation of the hip in patients of low congenital age with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita.

  4. Posterior dislocation of the elbow as an unusual presentation after a total hip replacement: a case report

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    Periasamy Kumar

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Posterior dislocation of the elbow is usually associated with trauma to the joint with a reported incidence of 3%to 6%. Chronic instability is usually symptomatic following the initial injury. Case presentation We report a case of posterior dislocation of the elbow occurring in a patient while using her arm to lift herself using a monkey pole on the second day following a total hip replacement. The dislocation was reduced under sedation in the ward. There were no signs or symptoms suggesting any joint hypermobility syndrome in the patient. Follow up 4 months following the injury revealed a complete recovery in the range of motion and a pain free elbow. There were no signs and symptoms of any instability. Conclusion This is the first time such a case is reported in the literature. It certainly demonstrates that even in the absence of instability a patient can be predisposed to low energy dislocation of the elbow.

  5. Evaluation of the effect of the reduction of the hip spastic dislocation in adolescent and young adult with cerebral paralysis

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    We present the results obtained in the Instituto de Ortopedia Infantil Roosevelt for the treatment of the hip dislocation in adolescent patients and young adults with spastic cerebral palsy with the open reduction of the hip, accompanied by femoral osteotomy and, if as necessary, pelvic osteotomy. 14 hips (10 patients) were intervened from January of 1996 to July of 2003. Pain was completely released in 54 percent and improved in 36 percent of cases. Abduction improved in 63 percent of patients allowing the perinea cleaning in 63 percent and better tolerance to scar in 64% of the cases. Our complications were one patient developed a sacred pressure ulcer with the spica cast treated with a free flap transposition; one hip had redislocation at 31 months from surgery; another hip had instability without clinical repercussion; one patient had a not displaced supracondylar femoral fracture treated with immobilization. The results of our study showed that the open reduction of the spastic hip in adolescents and young adults is a procedure that improves, in most of the cases, the stability, mobility and pain of the hip and provides better quality life for these patients

  6. Neurovascular lesion after total hip arthroplasty in congenital hip dysplasia: Case report

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Nowadays, the total hip arthroplasty is a very frequent surgical intervention. In some cases, vascular and nerve injuries may happen around the hip with total hip arthroplasty. Although they are very rare, they may be very dangerous for the patient in some cases. This paper presents a case of a female patient, in whom the nervous fibularis lesion was detected after the total hip arthroplasty, and the occlusion of the iliac femoral artery was revealed later during physical therapy. Case Report. We described a case of a 32-year-old female patient, in whom the nervous fibularis lesion was detected after the total hip arthroplasty. The patient was referred to a ward for physical therapy. On the 19th postoperative day, she felt a vigorous ache and numbness on the left operated leg during stimulation of the paretic fibular musculature. Clinically weak inguinal arterial pulse was detected. After the examination, iliac-femoral occlusion was diagnosed. The patient was referred to the vascular surgeon. In the next few months, she was treated conservatively and eventually underwent surgery. The revascularization was achieved with a satisfactory effect. A year after the total hip replacement, the patient continued with rehabilitation and physical treatment, which lasted one and a half month and had an incomplete functional result - the patient walked with a walking stick and had weak fibular musculature of a severe degree. The vascular status of the leg was good. Conclusion. In this case, neurovascular lesions led to an incomplete functional recovery of the patient and compromised the expected treatment outcome. According to the scoring system used to assess the functionality, the result was marked as poor.

  7. Dislocation

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    ... elderly. Wear protective gear when participating in contact sports. For all age groups: Keep a first aid ... ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008. Calandruccio JH. Fractures, dislocations, and ligamentous injuries. In: Canale ST, Beaty ...

  8. Ipsilateral Traumatic Posterior Hip Dislocation, Posterior Wall and Transverse Acetabular Fracture with Trochanteric Fracture in an adult: Report of First Case

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    Skand Sinha; Ananta k Naik; Rajendra K Arya; Vijay K Jain

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    Introduction: Posterior dislocation of the hip joint with associated acetabular and intertrochanteric fracture is a complex injury. Early recognition, prompt and stable reduction is needed of successful outcome. Case Report: 45 year old male patient presented with posterior dislocation of the hip with transverse fracture with posterior wall fracture of acetabulam and intertrochanteric fracture on the ipsilateral side. The complex fracture geometry was confirmed by CT scan. The patient was...

  9. Ipsilateral fracture dislocations of the hip and knee joints with contralateral open fracture of the leg: a rare case and its management principles

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    Sen Ramesh Kumar

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available 【Abstract】This paper discussed the injury mecha- nism and management of a patient who had concomitant ipsilateral hip and knee dislocations and contralateral open leg fracture. A 32-year-old man presented with ipsilateral fracture- dislocations of the left hip (Pipkin’s type IV and knee (Moore II joints and contralateral open fracture of the leg bones after a car accident. After emergency resuscitative measures, the hip joint was reduced and Pipkin’s fracture was fixed using Ganz approach with lag screws; knee joint was reduced closely and tibial plateau fracture was stabi- lized with lateral buttress plate and a transarticular span- ning fixator. The open fracture on the other leg was de- brided and fixed with an external fixator. There was no insta- bility in both joints after fixation when he was examined under anesthesia. The fractures united after 3 months and the patient had no residual instability of hip and knee. There was no clinical or radiological evidence of osteonecrosis in the hip joint after 6 months. At one-year follow-up, he had satisfactory functional outcome with almost normal range of motion at both joints. Ipsilateral hip and knee dislocations are rare injuries and more caution is needed for early diagnosis. A timely appro- priate intervention can provide good functional outcome to the patient in this situation. Key words: Hip dislocation; Knee dislocation; Fractures, bone

  10. Tenomyoplasty of the flexor muscles in the surgical treatment of congenital recurvatum, subluxation and dislocation of the knee.

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    Dal Monte, A; Manes, E; Marchiodi, L; Rubbini, L

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    The writers present eight cases of congenital recurvatum or dislocation of the knee in which tenomyoplasty of the flexor muscles of the knee was performed. The operation was the only one used in cases with flexion greater than 60 degrees, while in cases of more severe loss of flexion, it was supplementary to mobilisation of the quadriceps according to Judet's technique. The technique of tenomyoplasty is described and the results are reported. These are considered to be favourable. PMID:7183654

  11. Congenital irreducible atlantoaxial dislocation associated with cervical intramedullary astrocytoma causing progressive spastic quadriparesis

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    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Simultaneous presence of congenital irreducible atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD and cervical intramedullary astrocytoma has not been previously described and may cause disabling myelopathy. This 55-year-old lady presented with suboccipital pain, spastic quadriparesis, Lhermitte?s phenomenon and sphincteric disturbances. Lateral radiographs and magnetic resonance imaging showed irreducible AAD, occipitalized atlas, C2-3 fusion, and,an intramedullary tumor from C2-5 level iso-to-hypointense, non-enhancing, except in a small segment in the dorsal C2 level. A suboccipital craniectomy with C2-5 laminectomy revealed a greyish-white tenacious tumor. The tumor was decompressed using a C2-5 midline myelotomy and duroplasty. An occipitocervical lateral mass fixation was performed. Histopathology revealed a low-grade astrocytoma. At three-month follow-up, her spasticity had decreased and quadriparesis and sphincteric disturbances were persisting. Postoperative lateral radiographs and intrathecal contrast CT scan showed a stable occipitocervical construct. Thus, the suboccipital craniectomy and laminectomy with midline myelotomy and duroplasty facilitated space for progressively expanding intramedullary astrocytoma with irreducible AAD; the lateral mass fixation provided stability at the craniovertebral junction.

  12. Inflammatory Pseudotumor Complicated by Recurrent Dislocations after Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    A 71-year-old female with a history of right total hip arthroplasty presented with an enlarging pseudotumor. Pseudotumor is a known complication following metal-on-metal and metal-on-conventional polyethylene and metal-on-highly cross-linked polyethylene implants. Revision total hip arthroplasty following resection of pseudotumor has resulted in an increase in incidence of postoperative complications. Despite stable implants, these complications arise from the amount of soft tissue damage com...

  13. Comparison of different treatments of hip dislocation in dog and cat

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    Over a period of three years 145 dogs and 51 cats were treated because of hip luxation. Besides closed reduction various surgical procedures were performed. Follow-up examinations were done between 6 month and 4 years after treatment or by questionnaire. Closed reduction was the method of choice in most cases. Postoperative treatment with an EHMER sling was advantageous to prevent reluxation. Under certain circumstances such as degenerative joint disease, long lasting hip luxation, concomitant fracture and reluxation surgical intervention was preferred

  14. Patterns of postural deformity in non-ambulant people with cerebral palsy: what is the relationship between the direction of scoliosis, direction of pelvic obliquity, direction of windswept hip deformity and side of hip dislocation?

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    Porter, David; Michael, Shona; Kirkwood, Craig

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To investigate: (a) associations between the direction of scoliosis, direction of pelvic obliquity, direction of windswept deformity and side of hip subluxation/dislocation in non-ambulant people with cerebral palsy; and (b) the lateral distribution of these postural asymmetries.

  15. Posterior fracture dislocation of the hip joint in motor vehicle occupants

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    DM, Selvey; GM, Siboto; J, Walters.

    Full Text Available Between July 1994 and January 2000 one hundred and ten posterior fracture dislocations in 109 patients presenting to Groote Schuur Hospital required open reduction and internal fixation. Motor vehicle accidents accounted for 88 (80%) of the injuries equally divided between drivers and passengers. Ei [...] ghty-one per cent of comminuted grade III injuries occurred on the right side. Of these, 71.5% occurred in vehicle drivers. Only 48% of the simple fractures were right-sided and 64% occurred in passengers. We concluded that the driver of a motor vehicle is more likely to sustain a right-sided fracture dislocation which is of greater severity than other occupants. These findings should alert the motor industry to take steps to minimise this injury.

  16. Is surgery recommended in adults with neglected congenital muscular torticollis? A prospective study

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    Sharifi Reza; Hasankhani Ebrahim G; Omidi-Kashani Farzad; Mazlumi Mahdi

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Background Congenital muscular torticollis is the third most common congenital musculoskeletal anomaly after dislocation of the hip and clubfoot. When diagnosed early, it is obvious that it can be managed with good or excellent results. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the efficacy of surgery in neglected adult cases. Methods From January 2003 to June 2007, 18 adult skeletally matured patients were surgically treated for neglected congenital muscular torticollis and...

  17. Histomorphologic Characteristics of Newly Formed Cavity of a Hip Joint in Dislocation in Experiment

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    Ezhov I.Y.

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the investigation was to study in experiment the head of femur dislocation, which is a variety of transchondral damages, and the process of chondro- and osteogenesis in articular surface formation to create optimal conditions for their reparation and new formation. Materials and Methods. The experiment was carried out on 20 reproductive chinchilla rabbits. The head of femur was dislocated in experiment after joint capsule transaction, and exposed to dosing impact and force effect in the area of its upper pole. A blow was stricken by the device looking like an impact machine. The blow energy was regulated by changing load weight and the pendulum height. The animals were removed from the experiment 3, 7, 14, 30 days and 3 months after the injury. Results. For the initial few days in the dislocation area there were found fibrin effusions, hemorrhage, periosteal edema, and granulation tissue. In 2 weeks in fibrous tissue there were determined focal clusters of chondroblasts. By the end of the first month, near the head of femur, connective tissue was underlaid by newly formed fibrous cartilage with the areas of young hyaline cartilage forming a free margin. In 3 months a submarginal zone was formed of hyaline cartilage with ordered cytoarchitectonics of chondrocytes. Different-sized margins of the newly formed hyaline cartilage with the foci of complete osteogenesis in the wall of forming cavity (in the form of osseous tissue of sponge structure with the blood-forming bone marrow in interjoist were observed in close connection with periosteum of acetabular roof. Conclusion. A joint cavity forms on the basis of the mechanisms of pluripotent development of cambial cell elements towards chondro- and osteogenesis. Its successful formation can be accompanied by the mass of well blood-supplied muscles surrounding the dislocated head, periosteum of acetabular roof, as well as the capability of active movements the head of femur dislocated into supra-acetabular area in the absence of axial bearing on the operated extremity during the whole postoperative period. Thus, an articular cartlage has significant potential for recovery, and the obtained results enable to help lay down optimal conditions for such a recovery.

  18. Magnetic resonance imaging of bilateral lateral congenital dislocations of unossified patellae

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    Calisir, Cuneyt; Yilmaz, Oguzhan [Osmangazi University, Medical Faculty, Department of Radiology, Eskisehir (Turkey); Inan, Ulukan [Osmangazi University, Medical Faculty, Department of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, Eskisehir (Turkey)

    2006-06-15

    We describe our experience using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to evaluate the unossified dislocated cartilaginous patella in a 6-year-old male patient with restricted extension and flexion deformity of both knees. MRI is used widely in the visualization of cartilage since it can show cartilage directly. In addition, FS FLASH 3D sequence has recently been accepted as a suitable sequence in the evaluation of hyaline cartilage. MRI makes it possible to evaluate ligamentous, tendinous, muscular, and cartilaginous structures as well as the abnormalities related to them. We applied this technique in our case and found it very effective in locating the unossified dislocated cartilaginous patella. We also observed structural changes such as bilateral lateral displacement of short quadriceps tendon inserting into diminutive patella, insertion of bilateral patellar tendons into anterolateral tibia, and a stretching of the medial collateral ligament associated with valgus stress. (orig.)

  19. Dislocation and spontaneous reduction of the femoral implant against the femoral neck in an infected metal on metal hip resurfacing with complex collection

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    Tins, Bernhard, E-mail: Bernhard.Tins@rjah.nhs.uk [Department of Radiology, RJAH Orthopaedic Hospital, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY 107 AG (United Kingdom)

    2011-07-15

    Metal on metal resurfacing hip implants are known to have complications unique to this type of implant. The case presented adds a further previously not described complication, the dislocation and spontaneous reduction of the pin of the femoral component against the femoral neck. The radiographic and CT findings are demonstrated. The dislocation was aided by bone loss due to an infection with a large periarticular collection. Periarticular collections in hip resurfacings are often due to a hypersensitivity type reaction to metal debris. However in the case presented it was due to infection. MRI was not able to discern the infection from a sterile collection. CT demonstrated bone loss and periosteal reaction suggestive of infection. In addition calcification of the pseudocapsule was seen, this is not a recognized feature of sterile collections.

  20. Dislocation and spontaneous reduction of the femoral implant against the femoral neck in an infected metal on metal hip resurfacing with complex collection

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    Metal on metal resurfacing hip implants are known to have complications unique to this type of implant. The case presented adds a further previously not described complication, the dislocation and spontaneous reduction of the pin of the femoral component against the femoral neck. The radiographic and CT findings are demonstrated. The dislocation was aided by bone loss due to an infection with a large periarticular collection. Periarticular collections in hip resurfacings are often due to a hypersensitivity type reaction to metal debris. However in the case presented it was due to infection. MRI was not able to discern the infection from a sterile collection. CT demonstrated bone loss and periosteal reaction suggestive of infection. In addition calcification of the pseudocapsule was seen, this is not a recognized feature of sterile collections.

  1. MRI as a reliable and accurate method for assessment of posterior hip dislocation in children and adolescents without the risk of radiation exposure

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    Mayer, Stephanie W.; Kestel, Lauryn; Novais, Eduardo N. [Children' s Hospital Colorado and University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Aurora, CO (United States); Stewart, Jaime R.; Fadell, Michael F. [Children' s Hospital Colorado, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Aurora, CO (United States)

    2015-08-15

    Posterior hip dislocation in children and adolescents may involve the non-ossified posterior acetabular wall. Plain radiographs and computed tomography (CT) have been shown to underestimate injury to the unossified acetabulum as well as associated soft-tissue structures. The purpose of this study was to describe findings on radiographs, CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after posterior hip dislocation in a series of adolescents and to report the intraoperative findings, which are considered the gold standard. Measurements of the posterior wall length using MRI and CT scans were also performed. After institutional review board approval, 40 patients who sustained a traumatic posterior dislocation of the hip between September 2007 and April 2014 were identified. Inclusion criteria were (1) age younger than 16 years old and (2) availability of MRI obtained following closed reduction of the hip. Eight male patients and one female patient with an average age of 13.2 years (range: 10.1-16.2 years) underwent hip MRI following posterior dislocation. Seven of the nine patients also underwent evaluation by CT. Plain radiographs, CT scans and MRI were evaluated in all patients by a single pediatric radiologist blinded to surgical findings for joint space asymmetry, posterior wall fracture, femoral head fracture, labrum tear, complete or partial ligamentum teres rupture and presence of intra-articular fragments. Six patients underwent surgical treatment and the intraoperative findings were compared with the imaging findings. CT identified all bone injuries but underestimated the involvement of posterior wall fractures. Assessment of the posterior wall size and fracture displacement was possible with MRI. All surgically confirmed soft-tissue injuries, including avulsion of the posterior labrum, were identified preoperatively on MRI. The measurement of posterior wall length was not statistically different using CT and MRI. Intraoperative pathological findings at the time of open surgical treatment were universally recognized on MRI but not on CT scans. MRI should be considered for evaluation of the hip following closed reduction for the treatment of a posterior dislocation in children and adolescents as it reliably allows assessment of intra-articular pathology without the risk of radiation exposure. (orig.)

  2. MRI as a reliable and accurate method for assessment of posterior hip dislocation in children and adolescents without the risk of radiation exposure

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    Posterior hip dislocation in children and adolescents may involve the non-ossified posterior acetabular wall. Plain radiographs and computed tomography (CT) have been shown to underestimate injury to the unossified acetabulum as well as associated soft-tissue structures. The purpose of this study was to describe findings on radiographs, CT and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after posterior hip dislocation in a series of adolescents and to report the intraoperative findings, which are considered the gold standard. Measurements of the posterior wall length using MRI and CT scans were also performed. After institutional review board approval, 40 patients who sustained a traumatic posterior dislocation of the hip between September 2007 and April 2014 were identified. Inclusion criteria were (1) age younger than 16 years old and (2) availability of MRI obtained following closed reduction of the hip. Eight male patients and one female patient with an average age of 13.2 years (range: 10.1-16.2 years) underwent hip MRI following posterior dislocation. Seven of the nine patients also underwent evaluation by CT. Plain radiographs, CT scans and MRI were evaluated in all patients by a single pediatric radiologist blinded to surgical findings for joint space asymmetry, posterior wall fracture, femoral head fracture, labrum tear, complete or partial ligamentum teres rupture and presence of intra-articular fragments. Six patients underwent surgical treatment and the intraoperative findings were compared with the imaging findings. CT identified all bone injuries but underestimated the involvement of posterior wall fractures. Assessment of the posterior wall size and fracture displacement was possible with MRI. All surgically confirmed soft-tissue injuries, including avulsion of the posterior labrum, were identified preoperatively on MRI. The measurement of posterior wall length was not statistically different using CT and MRI. Intraoperative pathological findings at the time of open surgical treatment were universally recognized on MRI but not on CT scans. MRI should be considered for evaluation of the hip following closed reduction for the treatment of a posterior dislocation in children and adolescents as it reliably allows assessment of intra-articular pathology without the risk of radiation exposure. (orig.)

  3. Seasonality of congenital anomalies in Europe

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    Luteijn, Johannes Michiel; Dolk, Helen

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND: This study describes seasonality of congenital anomalies in Europe to provide a baseline against which to assess the impact of specific time varying exposures such as the H1N1 pandemic influenza, and to provide a comprehensive and recent picture of seasonality and its possible relation to etiologic factors. METHODS: Data on births conceived in 2000 to 2008 were extracted from 20 European Surveillance for Congenital Anomalies population-based congenital anomaly registries in 14 European countries. We performed Poisson regression analysis encompassing sine and cosine terms to investigate seasonality of 65,764 nonchromosomal and 12,682 chromosomal congenital anomalies covering 3.3 million births. Analysis was performed by estimated month of conception. Analyses were performed for 86 congenital anomaly subgroups, including a combined subgroup of congenital anomalies previously associated with influenza. RESULTS: We detected statistically significant seasonality in prevalence of anomalies previously associated with influenza, but the conception peak was in June (2.4% excess). We also detected seasonality in congenital cataract (April conceptions, 27%), hip dislocation and/or dysplasia (April, 12%), congenital hydronephrosis (July, 12%), urinary defects (July, 5%), and situs inversus (December, 36%), but not for nonchromosomal anomalies combined, chromosomal anomalies combined, or other anomalies analyzed. CONCLUSION: We have confirmed previously described seasonality for congenital cataract and hip dislocation and/or dysplasia, and found seasonality for congenital hydronephrosis and situs inversus which have not previously been studied. We did not find evidence of seasonality for several anomalies which had previously been found to be seasonal. Influenza does not appear to be an important factor in the seasonality of congenital anomalies.

  4. Advances in the early diagnosis of congenital hip dysplasia by real-time sonography

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    Twenty-four infants and children aged five days to three years had their hips examined by ultrasound, and in 17 the findings were compared with the radiographic appearances. Realtime sonography, because of its flexibility, is a suitable screening method for the early diagnosis of hip dysplasia. It has the typical characteristics of a screening method: so far there have been no false negative findings. False positive results are rare, but cannot be completely excluded. The patients examined so far were mostly abnormal, and a final assessment of false positive findings will have to await larger clinical material, including normals. (orig.)

  5. Evaluation of Surgical Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of Hip for Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head in Children

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    O.A. Aghdam; M.A. Mohseni; A. Rouhani; A. Sadeghpour; M. Goldust

    2012-01-01

    Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is a common congenital malformation. Avascular necrosis of femoral head is the major complication of both close and open reduction of the dislocated joint. Aim of this study was to determine the incidence and influencing factors in different types of a vascular necrosis of femoral head, following surgical treatment of developmental dysplasia of hip in 1-7 years patients. In this study, 120 patients aged from 1 to 7 years old with DDH who had been...

  6. Atlantoaxial dislocation

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    Vijendra K Jain

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Atlanto-axial dislocations (AADs may be classified into four varieties depending upon the direction and plane of the dislocation i.e. anteroposterior, rotatory, central, and mixed dislocations. However, from the surgical point of view these are divided into two categories i.e. reducible (RAADs and irreducible (IAADs. Posterior fusion is the treatment of choice for RAAD. Transarticular screw fixation with sub-laminar wiring is the most stable& method of posterior fusion. Often, IAAD is due to inadequate extension in dynamic X-ray study which may also be due to spasm of muscles. If the anatomy at the occipito-atlanto-axial region {O-C1-C2; O: occiput, C1: atlas, C2: axis} is normal on X-ray, the dislocation should be reducible. In case congenital anomalies at O-C1-C2 and IAAD are seen on flexion/extension studies of the cervical spine, the C1-C2 joints should be seen in computerized tomography scan (CT. If the C1-C2 joint facet surfaces are normal, the AAD should be reducible by cervical traction or during surgery by mobilizing the joints. The entity termed "dolichoodontoid" does not exist. It is invariably C2-C3 (C3- third cervical vertebra fusion which gives an appearance of dolichoodontoid on plain X-ray or on mid-saggital section of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI or CT scan. The central dislocation and axial invagination should not be confused with basilar invagination. Transoral odontoidectomy alone is never sufficient in cases of congenital IAAD, adequate generous three-dimensional decompression while protecting the underlying neural structures should be achieved. Chronic post-traumatic IAAD are usually Type II odontoid fractures which get malunited or nonunited with pseudoarthrosis in dislocated position. All these dislocations can be reduced by transoral removal of the offending bone, callous and fibrous tissue.

  7. Luxação traumática posterior do quadril em crianças: relato de cinco casos Traumatic posterior dislocation of the hip in children: report of five cases

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    Gilberto Francisco Brandão

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar uma série de casos de luxação traumática posterior em crianças, o tratamento e os resultados, e revisar os aspectos relacionados à sua epidemiologia, diagnóstico clínico e radiográfico, tratamento, complicações e prognóstico. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliados retrospectivamente cinco pacientes com luxação traumática do quadril com média idade de 4,6 ± 0,9 anos e tempo de seguimento de 19,8 ± 7,0 meses. Foram avaliados o tempo entre a luxação e a redução, o tipo de tratamento, as lesões associadas e as complicações tardias. RESULTADOS: O tratamento inicial foi a redução incruenta com tempo médio de 5,2 ± 3,6 horas após o trauma inicial, sendo que todos foram submetidos à redução sob anestesia. O tratamento complementar incluiu imobilização gessada e tração. Não foi observada necessidade de cirurgias adicionais ou sequelas a longo prazo. CONCLUSÃO: A luxação traumática do quadril deve ser tratada com redução incruenta rápida, controle adequado da redução e observação rigorosa para diagnóstico e tratamento de complicações tardias.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate a series of cases of traumatic posterior dislocations in children, the treatment and the results, and to revise aspects such as the epidemiology, clinical and radiographic diagnosis, treatment, complications and prognosis. METHODS: Five patients with traumatic hip dislocation, with an average age of 4.6 ± 0.9 years, and an ongoing follow-up period of 19.8 ± 7.0 months, were evaluated retrospectively. The time between dislocation and reduction, the type of treatment, associated injuries, and subsequent complications were also evaluated. RESULTS: The initial treatment was closed reduction, in an average time of 5.2 ± 3.6 hours after the initial trauma, in which the patients were subjected to the reduction under anesthesia. Complementary treatment included immobilization with casts and traction. No needs for additional surgeries or long-term side effects were observed. CONCLUSION: Traumatic dislocation of the hip should be treated by quick closed reduction, with appropriate control of the reduction and careful observation of the patient for diagnosis and treatment of subsequent complications.

  8. Fratura-luxação traumática do quadril no futebol: relato de caso / Traumatic hip fracture-dislocation in soccer: a case report

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    Ricardo Munir, Nahas; Eliseu, Netto; Takechi, Chikude; Roberto, Ikemoto.

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available De ocorrência rara no futebol, esporte coletivo mais praticado no mundo, as fraturas de acetábulo que se associam às luxações da articulação do quadril são lesões com grande potencial de gerar seqüelas graves e limitantes. O rápido atendimento, a precisão do diagnóstico e procedimentos de salvamento [...] da articulação pela redução e correta fixação são essenciais para perspectiva de retomar a atividade física regular praticada anteriormente ou outra que se adapte à nova situação. Abstract in english Uncommon in soccer, the world's most popular sport, the acetabular fractures with hip dislocation are injuries with high incidence of long-term serious sequelae. Prompt attending with accurate diagnosis and reduction and fixation are important to produce a stable and congruent joint for returning to [...] the usual sports practice prior the injury.

  9. Fratura-luxação traumática do quadril no futebol: relato de caso Traumatic hip fracture-dislocation in soccer: a case report

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    Ricardo Munir Nahas

    2007-08-01

    Full Text Available De ocorrência rara no futebol, esporte coletivo mais praticado no mundo, as fraturas de acetábulo que se associam às luxações da articulação do quadril são lesões com grande potencial de gerar seqüelas graves e limitantes. O rápido atendimento, a precisão do diagnóstico e procedimentos de salvamento da articulação pela redução e correta fixação são essenciais para perspectiva de retomar a atividade física regular praticada anteriormente ou outra que se adapte à nova situação.Uncommon in soccer, the world's most popular sport, the acetabular fractures with hip dislocation are injuries with high incidence of long-term serious sequelae. Prompt attending with accurate diagnosis and reduction and fixation are important to produce a stable and congruent joint for returning to the usual sports practice prior the injury.

  10. Congenital dislocation of the deep digital flexor tendon associated with hypoplasia of the sustentaculum tali in a Thoroughbred colt

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    An 11-month-old Thoroughbred colt was presented with a hard swelling at the proximal third of the right 4th metatarsal bone. A medial dislocation of the deep digital flexor tendon (flexor digitorum profundus) was also observed on the same leg. On the plantaroproximal-plantarodistal projection of the calcaneus, there was flattening and shortening of the sustentaculum tali. The smooth bony proliferation at the proximal third of the right 4th metatarus was compatible with a chronic splint bone fracture. This report describes a medial deep digital flexor dislocation associated with hypoplasia of the sustentaculum tali

  11. Aqueductal stenosis and mental retardation associated with O S odontoideum, "hypermobile" atlantoaxial dislocation and congenital stenosis of atlas leading to spastic quadriparesis

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    Rupant K Das

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The authors report a unique concomitant occurrence of mental retardation, hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis, a freely floating atlas (having anterior, posterior and transverse atlantoaxial dislocation [AAD] consequent to an orthotopic os odontoideum and stenosis of atlantal ring. There were no features of coexisting chondroskeletal dysplasias or other systemic diseases. To the best of the authors? knowledge, this is the first reported case of its type in the literature. Case Report: This 17-year-old girl with delayed milestones had enlarging head with vomiting at 1 year of age. Her CT scan revealed hydrocephalus with aqueductal stenosis, and she underwent a ventriculoperitoneal shunt. She subsequently had progressive quadriparesis. A minor fall led to transient unconsciousness and aggravation of her symptoms. Radiology of the craniovertebral junction revealed os odontoideum with anterior, posterior and transverse C1-2 subluxation and atlantal ring stenosis with marked cervical compression. A C1 laminectomy with occipitocervical contoured rod fusion with onlay autologous bone graft under guidance of intraoperative image intensifier was performed. Conclusion: The concomitant presence of hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis, mental retardation and congenital stenosis of the atlantal ring points towards a congenital origin for the os odontoideum. The free floating atlantal ring on the axis led to anteroposterior and transverse AAD, necessitating intubation and occipitocervical stabilization in absolutely neutral position of the neck since both flexion as well as extension movements would have been deleterious. Congenital stenosis of atlas is an extremely rare entity; it contributed to cervical canal compromise even in neutral position of the cervical spine when the AAD had been adequately reduced, requiring an additional C1 laminectomy. The simultaneous presence of all these anomalies merited unique management considerations.

  12. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    Full Text Available ... the hip in. At Mercy Hospital, our dislocation rate is less than 1 in 50,000. In ... What's the -- what is the risk or the rate of transfusions needed after surgery of a hip ...

  13. Tratamiento quirúrgico de la luxación congénita de rótula con técnica de Stanisavljevic / Congenital dislocation of the patella: surgical treatment with Stanislavljevic technique

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    Julio Javier, Masquijo; Sergio, Innocenti; Eduardo, Baroni.

    2009-09-01

    Full Text Available Introducción: La luxación congénita de la rótula (LCR) es una entidad infrecuente que produce diversos grados de discapacidad de rodilla en los niños. Existe cierta controversia con respecto a su tratamiento; mientras algunos autores apoyan la realineación quirúrgica del aparato extensor, otros reco [...] miendan sólo la observación afirmando que los resultados quirúrgicos suelen ser malos. Materiales y métodos: Se analizaron 8 pacientes consecutivos (8 rodillas) con luxación congénita permanente irreducible de rótula tratados en el período 1993-2006. El promedio de edad fue de 7,8 años. El seguimiento promedio fue de 67 meses (r, 7-173 meses). Cinco casos presentaron asociaciones sindrómicas. Los resultados funcionales subjetivos fueron evaluados con la Tegner-Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale y el score de Kujala. Resultados: Todos los pacientes poseen un buen centrado de la rótula, mejoraron la amplitud de movimiento y la capacidad para la deambulación. Seis de los 8 pacientes recuperaron la extensión completa. Siete pacientes presentaron resultados funcionales entre buenos y excelentes y uno, regular. No se observaron infecciones de la herida ni lesiones neurovasculares en el posoperatorio. Ninguno de los pacientes presentó recidiva de la luxación ni requirió cirugías adicionales en la rodilla tratada. Conclusiones: En nuestra serie la técnica de Stanisavljevic permitió una marcada mejoría de la amplitud de movimiento y de la capacidad para la deambulación. En los casos de deformidad moderada podría ser suficiente un procedimiento más limitado. El tratamiento quirúrgico debe realizarse de manera precoz para obtener los mejores resultados. Abstract in english Background: Congenital dislocation of the patella is a rare condition. Controversy exists regarding treatment. Some authors recommend observation alone while others recommend early surgical intervention. Methods: We analyzed retrospectively 8 consecutive patients (8 knees) surgically treated for con [...] genital dislocation of the patella between 1993 and 2006, followed up for at least 12 months post-op. Mean age was 7.8 years. Mean follow-up was 67 months (range: 7-173 months). All patients had fixed painful lateral dislocation of the patella that could not be reduced by closed means, associated with valgus and fixed flexion contracture of the knee. Five patients presented associated syndromes. Results: In the last follow-up, all patients had increased tolerance to activity and pain relief. The extension lag improved in all but two patients (oldest patients in the series). There were no postoperative complications or redislocation of the patella. Conclusions: Stanisavljevic's surgical technique of extensive quadriceps release and derotation yielded satisfactory results. A more limited procedure may suffice in moderately severe cases. Surgical treatment should be approached early to achieve better results.

  14. Pseudoaneurysm Accompanied by Crowe Type IV Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: A Case Report

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    Hirotake Yo; Hirotsugu Ohashi; Fumiaki Inori; Yoshiaki Okajima; Yoshio Matsui; Kosuke Shintani

    2012-01-01

    We report the case of a 72-year-old woman whose pseudoaneurysm was difficult to diagnose and treat. The patient had a history of congenital dislocated hip and was undergoing anticoagulation therapy with warfarin due to the mitral valve replacement. Her chief complaint was pain and enlargement of the left buttock, and the laboratory tests revealed severe anemia. However, her elderly depression confused her chief complaint, and she was transferred to a psychiatric hospital. Two months after the...

  15. Luxação anterior exposta do quadril em um adulto: relato de caso e revisão da literatura / Open anterior dislocation of the hip in an adult: a case report and review of literature

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    Anderson Luiz de, Oliveira; Eduardo Gomes, Machado.

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A luxação anterior exposta do quadril é condição rara e resulta de trauma de alta energia. Até o momento, foram descritos na literatura 10 casos. Sua raridade deve-se à estabilidade inerente da articulação e à posição profunda na pelve, com fortes ligamentos e musculatura volumosa ao seu redor. Infl [...] uenciam o prognóstico dessa lesão diversos fatores, tais como grau de contaminação, lesões de partes moles, idade do paciente e, principalmente, atraso na redução. As principais complicações são: artrose do quadril, com incidência que pode chegar a 50% dos casos, quando associada a fraturas da cabeça femoral; e osteonecrose da cabeça do fêmur, com incidência entre 1,7% e 40% (nos casos de luxação anterior fechada). Por causa da raridade e da potencial incapacidade funcional decorrente dessa lesão, relatamos o caso de um homem de 46 anos vítima de acidente automobilístico. Foi feita redução do quadril (luxação do tipo anterior alta) nas primeiras três horas pós-trauma. O paciente foi mantido sem carga até a sexta semana, com carga total após a 10ª semana. Após um ano de seguimento, observou-se resultado funcional pobre (Harris Hip Score: 52), provavelmente por causa de lesão labral associada, porém sem sinais na ressonância nuclear magnética de osteonecrose da cabeça femoral. Abstract in english Open anterior hip dislocation is a rare condition and results from high-energy trauma. Ten cases of open anterior dislocation have been described in the literature so far. Its rarity is due to the inherent stability of the joint, its deep position in the pelvis, with strong ligaments and bulky muscl [...] es around the articulation. Several factors influence the prognosis, such as the degree of compounding, the associated soft tissue injuries, the age of the patient and, mainly, the delay in reduction. The main complications are: arthrosis of the hip, with incidence of 50% of cases, when associated with fractures of the femoral head; and osteonecrosis of the femoral head, with incidence between 1.7 and 40% (in closed anterior dislocation). Because of the rarity and the potential disability of this lesion, we report a case in a 46-year-old man, involved in an automobile accident. The hip was reduced (anterior superior dislocation)in the first three hours of the trauma. The patient was kept non-weight bearing until sixth week, with complete weight bearing after 10th week. After one year follow-up, the functional result was poor (Harris Hip Score: 52), probably because of the associated labral tear, but without signs of osteonecrosis of the femoral head in magnetic resonance imaging.

  16. Early radiodiagnosis of dysplasia of the hip joint in children

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    The author proposes a method of differential diagnosis of hip dislocations and hip joint dysplasia in infants aged 3 months. The ?-angle of hip dislocation with relation to trochanterian space is determined on an anteroposterior radiogram of the hip joints; 64 deg means hip dysplasia, 65-69 deg and more mean dislocation. This method was tested in 75 children (150 joints) aged 3 months. A mean diagnostic accuracy was 90.1 %

  17. Congenital Anomalies in Infant with Congenital Hypothyroidism

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    Zahra Razavi

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available bjective: Congenital hypothyroidism is characterized by inadequate thyroid hormone production in newborn infants. Many infants with CH have co-occurring congenital malformations. This is an investigation on the frequency and types of congenital anomalies in infants with congenital hypothyroidism born from May 2006-2010 in Hamadan, west province of Iran.Methods: The Iranian neonatal screening program for congenital hypothyroidism was initiated in May 2005. This prospective descriptive study was conducted in infants diagnosed with congenital hypothyroidism being followed up in Pediatric Endocrinology Clinicof Besat Hospital, a tertiary care centre in Hamadan. Cases included all infants with congenital hypothyroidism diagnosed through newborn screening program or detected clinically. Anomalies were identified by clinical examination, echocardiography, and X-ray of the hip during the infant’s first year of life.Results: A total of 150 infants with biochemically confirmed primary congenital hypothyroidism (72 females and 78 males were recruited during the period between May 2006-2010. Overall, 30 (20% infants had associated congenital anomalies. The most common type of anomaly was Down syndrome. Seven infants (3.1% had congenital cardiac anomalies such as: ASD (n=3, VSD (n=2, PS (n =1, PDA (n=1. Three children (2.6% had developmental displasia of the hip (n=3.Conclusion: The overall frequency of Down syndrome, cardiac malformation and other birth defect was high in infants with CH. This reinforces the need to examine all infants with congenital hypothyroidism for the presence of associated congenital anomalies.

  18. Imaging of hip arthroplasty

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    Miller, Theodore T., E-mail: millertt@hss.edu [Department of Radiology and Imaging, Hospital for Special Surgery, 535 E. 70th Street, New York, NY 10021 (United States)

    2012-12-15

    The imaging evaluation of the prosthetic hip begins with radiography, but arthrography, aspiration, scintigraphy, sonography, CT and MR imaging all have roles in the evaluation of the painful prosthesis. This article will review the appearance of normal hip arthroplasty including hemiarthroplasty, total arthroplasty, and hip resurfacing, as well as the appearances of potential complications such as aseptic loosening and osteolysis, dislocation, infection, periprosthetic fracture, hardware failure, and soft tissue abnormalities.

  19. Tratamento cirúrgico de displasia de desenvolvimento do quadril de apresentação tardia depois da idade da marcha / Surgical treatment of late-presenting developmental dislocation of the hip after walking age

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    Enan, Ahmed; Abo-hegy, Mohamed; Hammad, Wael.

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Os casos de displasia de desenvolvimento do quadril (DDQ) ainda ocorrem depois da idade da marcha devido ao diagnóstico tardio ou ausente e à falha do tratamento conservador. A escolha do tratamento da DDQ depois da idade da marcha continua controversa e uma das opções é a redução a céu ab [...] erto combinada com osteotomia do inominado. MÉTODOS: Vinte pacientes com 26 quadris com DDQ tratados cirurgicamente foram avaliados de 2005 a 2008, usando-se a osteotomia do inominado pela técnica de Salter depois de redução e capsulorrafia a céu aberto. A idade dos pacientes no momento da cirurgia variou de 12 a 18 meses (média de idade 14,7 meses). De 15 pacientes do sexo feminino e cinco do masculino, seis tiveram luxação bilateral e dos restantes, nove tiveram luxação do quadril esquerdo e cinco, do direito. RESULTADOS: Os resultados foram avaliados de acordo com os critérios modificados de McKay e dos critérios radiológico de Severin, depois de acompanhamento médio de 46,7 meses. Oitenta e nove por cento dos quadris foram classificados como excelentes ou bons pelos critérios de McKay. Não houve resultados ruins. De acordo com os critérios de Severin, 77% eram do tipo I e II, enquanto 23% eram do tipo III e IV; nenhum quadril foi classificado nos tipos V ou VI. Houve um caso (3,8%) de reluxação, mas a cirurgia de revisão resultou em redução estável, concêntrica e permanente. Não há relato de casos de infecções, fratura do enxerto e lesão vacular ou nervosa. CONCLUSÃO: A redução a céu aberto combinada com a osteotomia de Salter não afeta o quadril com relação à remodelação em crianças entre 12 e 18 meses de idade. Nível de Evidência IV, Série de Casos. Abstract in english OBJECTIVE: Cases of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) still occur after walking age because of late or missed diagnosis and failed conservative treatment. The choice of treatment for DDH after walking age continues to be controversial and one of the options is open reduction combined with inn [...] ominate osteotomy. METHODS: Twenty patients with 26 surgically treated hips with DDH, were evaluated from 2005 to 2008, using innominate osteotomy by Salter's technique after open reduction and capsulorraphy. The age of patients at time of surgery ranged from 12 to 18 months (mean age 14.7 months). Fifteen were females and five males, six patients had bilateral dislocation and among the remaining, nine had their left hip dislocated and five had their right hip dislocated. RESULTS: The results were evaluated according to the modified McKay criteria and the Severin radiological criteria, after a mean follow-up of 46.7 months. Eighty nine percent of the hips were rated as excellent or good by McKay criteria. There were no poor results. According to Severin criteria 77% were type I and II while 23% showed type III and IV; no hip was rated as Severin's group V or VI. There was one case (3.8%) of re-dislocation but revision surgery resulted in stable, concentric, and permanent reduction. No cases of infection, graft fracture and vascular or nervous injury were reported. CONCLUSION: Open reduction combined with Salter osteotomy does not jeopardize the hip with regard to acetabular remodeling in children between 12 and 18 months of age. Level of Evidence IV, Case Series.

  20. Sonography in the diagnosis and follow-up of congenital acetabular dysplasia during treatment

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    Since 1987 the authors have used sonography (US) as the means to detect dysplasia and congenital dislocation of infants hips, to define severity of the disease, and to monito the results during treatment. In this paper the authors report their experience in 2000 examined babies. In 20 young patients, mainly females, 25 pathologic joints were detected and classified as 2c-4 hips. Orthopedic treatment employed Pavlick harness and, in case of partial success, Milgram abduction pillow too. This treatment has always been successful, except for a case with severe dislocation with echostructural changes in the acetabular cartilage. In this case, surgery was necessary. 'Delayed ossification' (type 2b hips) and physiological immaturity (type 2a hips) with alpha angle ?55 were not splinted in abduction: normal maturity has always been attained without dysplastic involutions. Our experience confirmed US value in the early diagnosis of congenital acetabular dysplasia, when clinics exhibited evident limitations. Nonetheless, management and economical problems are still to be solved, due to the relationship of the widespread use of US in infant population and to its successful results, also considering the low incidence of the examined pathologic condition

  1. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    Full Text Available ... on the bone. With an arthroscopic technique, the advantage of that is not to dislocate the hip, ... grow into the metal shell. This kind of technology has been around for a little bit. 00: ...

  2. Dislocation Theory

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    1. Introduction; basic definitions; the slip process in crystalline solids; the Burgers vector. 2. The elementary theory of discrete dislocations in an isotropic elastic continuum; plane and anti-plane strain. 3. Dislocation solutions in an isotropic elastic medium; stresses and strains; elastic energy of a dislocation; interactions with other dislocations. 4. Defect sources and the complete decomposition of distortion fields. 5. The general field-theoretic theory of dislocations; an elementary introduction using Green's function methods; infinitesimal loops, rational dislocation elements; incompatibility elements. 6. Discrete dislocations in anisotropic bodies; significance of anisotropy; examples. 7. Partially discrete models of dislocations; Peierls and Van-der-Merwe models; core effects. 8. Fully atomic models; harmonic lattices and general case. 9. The interaction of dislocations in crystals; dislocation nodes and sources. 10. The interaction of dislocations with point defects and the kinetics of the segregation process. 11. Work-hardening in face centred cubic metal crystals; 12. Dislocation boundaries. 13. The non-linear theory of the continuously dislocated lattice. (author)

  3. Techniques and Results for Open Hip Preservation

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    Levy, David M.; Hellman, Michael D.; Haughom, Bryan; Stover, Michael D.; Nho, Shane J.

    2015-01-01

    While hip arthroscopy grows in popularity, there are still many circumstances under which open hip preservation is the most appropriately indicated. This article specifically reviews open hip preservation procedures for a variety of hip conditions. Femoral acetabular impingement may be corrected using an open surgical hip dislocation. Acetabular dysplasia may be corrected using a periacetabular osteotomy. Acetabular protrusio may require surgical hip dislocation with rim trimming and a possible valgus intertrochanteric osteotomy. Legg–Calve–Perthes disease produces complex deformities that may be better served with osteotomies of the proximal femur and/or acetabulum. Chronic slipped capital femoral epiphysis may also benefit from a surgical hip dislocation and/or proximal femoral osteotomy. PMID:26649292

  4. Redundant anomalous vertebral artery in a case of congenital irreducible atlantoaxial dislocation: Emphasizing on the differences from the first intersegemental artery and operative steps to prevent injury while performing C1-2 joint manipulation.

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    Patra, Devi P; Salunke, Pravin S; Sahoo, Sushanta K; Ghuman, Mandeep S

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    Anomalous vertebral artery (VA), commonly the persistent first intersegmental artery (FIA) is often seen with congenital atlantoaxial dislocations (AAD). An unusual redundant/ectatic loop of VA passing below the C1 (upside down VA) has been described below and appears to be different from FIA. The operative technique to protect it while C1-2 joint manipulation has been described. A 35 year old male presented with progressive spastic quadriparesis after trivial trauma. Radiology showed irreducible atlantoaxial dislocation with occipitalised C1 and C2-3 fusion. The left VA was anomalous passing beneath the C1 arch with a redundant loop lying posterior to the C1-2 joint. This was unlike the persistent first intersegmental artery (FIA) and was safeguarded while dissecting the C1-2 facet. The artery was dissected and safeguarded while performing C1-2 joint manipulation. A redundant/ectatic loop lying posterior to C1-2 joint is an unusual variant of anomalous VA. Evaluation of preoperative radiology helps in diagnosing such anomalous VA. Dissection of the entire redundant loop of the anomalous artery is important in opening the C1-2 joint required for reduction and placement of spacer/ bone grafts to achieve good bony fusion. Also mobilizing the loop allows safe insertion of lateral mass screw. Care needs to be taken while fastening screws to prevent compression of the loop. PMID:26527042

  5. Magnetic resonance imaging of hip joint cartilage and labrum

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    Ru?diger Krauspe; Bernd Bittersohl; Marcus Jager; Falk Miese; Christoph Zilkens

    2011-01-01

    Hip joint instability and impingement are the most common biomechanical risk factors that put the hip joint at risk to develop premature osteoarthritis. Several surgical procedures like periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia or hip arthroscopy or safe surgical hip dislocation for femoroacetabular impingement aim at restoring the hip anatomy. However, the success of joint preserving surgical procedures is limited by the amount of pre-existing cartilage damage. Biochemically sensitive MRI t...

  6. Aqueductal stenosis and mental retardation associated with O S odontoideum, "hypermobile" atlantoaxial dislocation and congenital stenosis of atlas leading to spastic quadriparesis

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    Rupant K Das; Sanjay Behari; Namit Singhal; Awadesh K Jaiswal; Mahapatra, Ashok K

    2007-01-01

    Background: The authors report a unique concomitant occurrence of mental retardation, hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis, a freely floating atlas (having anterior, posterior and transverse atlantoaxial dislocation [AAD]) consequent to an orthotopic os odontoideum and stenosis of atlantal ring. There were no features of coexisting chondroskeletal dysplasias or other systemic diseases. To the best of the authors? knowledge, this is the first reported case of its type in the literature. Ca...

  7. Pelvic osteotomy in the neurogenic unstable hip.

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    Chomiak, Jiri; Dungl, Pavel

    2006-02-28

    Background. The purpose of our study was to evaluate treatment outcome in pelvic osteotomy for neurogenic hip instability, mainly in combination with soft tissue procedures, open reduction in dislocated hips, and proximal femoral osteotomy. Material and methods. 19 patients with neurogenic hip instability were treated from 1996 to 2005, with 29 pelvic osteotomies: 23 for cerebral palsy (15 patients), 5 for meningomyelocoele (3 patients), and 1 for sciatic nerve palsy. There were 19 subluxated and 10 dislocated hips. Results. In the CP patients, 13 patients reported improvement, one patient reported no change, and one patient reported deterioration. In objective assessment, improvement in gross motor function was found in 13 patients, in one patient unchanged, and in one patient walking ability deteriorated. In radiological evaluation, normal or dysplastic hips were achieved in 15 hips (66%). Eight hips (34%) progressively subluxated in follow-up with no redislocation. The subluxations led to repeated surgery in 2 patients. Avascular necrosis of the femoral head occurred in 2 hips (8%). All the MMC and paralytic patients improved in their movement activities. In radiological criteria, all hips were initially improved, but in the follow-up, 3 hips remained dysplastic and 3 hips resubluxated, leading to repeated surgery in one patient. Conclusions. Different types of pelvic osteotomies should be chosen in neuromuscular hip instability according to the hip deformities in order to achieve a stable and congruent hip. The combination with soft tissue release and femoral varus derotation osteotomy offer satisfactory outcomes mainly in the early stage of instability. PMID:17603455

  8. Hip Ultrasound

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    ... Physician Resources Professions Site Index A-Z Hip Ultrasound What is Ultrasound Imaging of the Hip? What ... of Ultrasound Imaging of the Hip? What is Ultrasound Imaging of the Hip? Ultrasound images of the ...

  9. Anesthesia for a patient with Fanconi anemia for developmental dislocation of the hip: a case report / Anestesia en paciente con anemia de Fanconi y displasia del desarrollo de la cadera: caso clínico / Anestesia em paciente com anemia de Fanconi e displasia do desenvolvimento do quadril: relato de caso

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    Zafer, Dogan; Huseyin, Yildiz; Ismail, Coskuner; Murat, Uzel; Mesut, Garipardic.

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    Full Text Available A anemia de Fanconi é uma síndrome hereditária autossômica recessiva rara, caracterizada por deficiência da medula óssea e anomalias congênitas e hematológicas. A literatura sobre o manejo anestésico dos pacientes é limitada. O manejo de uma displasia do desenvolvimento do quadril foi descrito em um [...] paciente com anemia de Fanconi. Por causa da natureza heterogênea, um paciente com anemia de Fanconi deve ser submetido à avaliação pré-operatória para diagnosticar as características clínicas. Em conclusão, o bloqueio caudal foi a nossa escolha para esse paciente com anemia de Fanconi, sem trombocitopenia, para evitar o N2O, reduzir a quantidade de anestésico, a microcefalia existente, o hipotireoidismo e o aumento das enzimas hepáticas, proporcionar analgesia pós-operatória e reduzir a quantidade de analgésico usada no pós-operatório. Abstract in spanish La anemia de Fanconi es un síndrome hereditario autosómico recesivo raro, caracterizado por deficiencia de la médula ósea y por anomalías congénitas y hematológicas. La literatura sobre el manejo anestésico de esos pacientes es limitada. El manejo de una displasia del desarrollo de la cadera fue des [...] crito en un paciente con anemia de Fanconi. Debido a la naturaleza heterogénea, un paciente con anemia de Fanconi debe ser sometido a la evaluación preoperatoria para diagnosticar las características clínicas. En conclusión, el bloqueo caudal fue nuestra elección para ese paciente con anemia de Fanconi sin trombocitopenia para evitar el N2O, reducir la cantidad de anestésico, microcefalia existente, hipotiroidismo y aumento de las enzimas hepáticas, proporcionar analgesia postoperatoria y reducir la cantidad de analgésico usado en el postoperatorio. Abstract in english Fanconi anemia is a rare autosomal recessive inherited bone marrow failure syndrome with congenital and hematological abnormalities. Literature regarding the anesthetic management in these patients is limited. A management of a developmental dislocation of the hip was described in a patient with fan [...] coni anemia. Because of the heterogeneous nature, a patient with fanconi anemia should be established thorough preoperative evaluation in order to diagnose on clinical features. In conclusion, we preferred caudal anesthesia in this patient with fanconi anemia without thrombocytopenia, because of avoiding from N2O, reducing amount of anesthetic, existing microcephaly, hypothyroidism and elevated liver enzymes, providing postoperative analgesia, and reducing amount of analgesic used postoperatively.

  10. Kneecap dislocation

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    ... patella) dislocates to the outside of the knee Knee pain and tenderness Knee swelling "Sloppy" kneecap -- you can ... knee and you notice: Increased instability in your knee Pain or swelling return after they went away Your ...

  11. Congenital transverse deficiency of the tibia and fibula: a report of two cases

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    We report two similar, but unrelated, patients with congenital bilateral partial deficiencies of the tibia and fibula associated with intact feet. In both patients, the tibia and fibula were absent on initial radiographs, while the femur and the tarsal bones were well developed and there was bilateral teratologic dislocation of the hips. Ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies suggested the presence of cartilaginous remnants of the tibia and fibula. There were multidirectional instabilities in the knees and ankles. The clinical and radiological features of these cases are distinct from those of congenital longitudinal deficiency of the tibia, in which the fibula is always preserved, and from longitudinal deficiency of the fibula, in which the tibia is present and the foot is usually involved. We suggest that the bilateral partial deficiencies of the tibia and fibula associated with the intact foot and teratologic dislocation of the hips is a single-entity disorder, possibly categorized as an intercalary transverse deficiency of the lower limb. (orig.)

  12. Hip sonography in the newborn

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    The authors report the data relative to 1507 cases studied with clinical and US examinations, in the neonatal period, in order to exclude hip dysplasia dislocation. US examination was carried out according to Graf's technique and the newborns were classified according to US hip type, to clinical examination and to possible risk factors. The patients were included in a protocol including orthopedic and US controls. Seventeen treated infants were considered as pathologic. Ten of them had IIc or D hips ar birth; the other 7, with IIa hips at birth, presented a X-ray pathologic hip after the 4th months of life. At about one year of age all infants could normally walk, excpet for one who was being treated with herness. No statistically significant differences were observed between the number of pathologic infants in the risk group (1.7%) and that in the no-risk group (0.8%). Clinical examination of the newborn has low sensitivity in detecting pathologic hips. On the basis of their results, thw authors belive US examination of the newborn to be a valuable screening method to diagnose hip dysplasia/dislocation. Moreover, Graf's morphologic method is the best one for US screening of the hip in the neonatal period

  13. Congenital cataract

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    Cataract - congenital ... Unlike most cataracts, which occur with aging, congenital cataracts are present at birth. Congenital cataracts are rare. In most patients, no cause can be found. Congenital cataracts often occur as part of ...

  14. Subtalar dislocations.

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    Ganel, A; Ahronson, Z; Heim, M; Pritch, M; Chechick, A

    1981-01-01

    Severe plantarflexion of the foot associated with adduction and supination resulted in medial subtalar dislocation in three patients. Closed manipulation in two patients and open reduction in one restored normal anatomy of the foot, with no complications in a follow-up of 1 to 2 years. PMID:7276452

  15. A Randomised Multi-centre Study to Compare the Long-term Performance of the Future Hip to 3 Other Implants in Primary Total Hip Replacement

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    2011-09-01

    Osteoarthritis; Post-traumatic Arthritis; Collagen Disorders; Avascular Necrosis; Traumatic Femoral Fractures; Nonunion of Femoral Fractures; Congenital Hip Dysplasia; Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis; Perthes Disease

  16. A Multi-centre Study to Assess the Long-term Performance of the Summit™ Hip in Primary Total Hip Replacement

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    2015-12-14

    Rheumatoid Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Post-traumatic Arthritis; Collagen Disorders; Avascular Necrosis; Traumatic Femoral Fractures; Nonunion of Femoral Fractures; Congenital Hip Dysplasia; Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

  17. Screening programmes for developmental dysplasia of the hip in newborn infants

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    Damon, Shorter; Timothy, Hong; David A., Osborn.

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND Uncorrected developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is associated with long term morbidity such as gait abnormalities, chronic pain and degenerative arthritis. OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of different screening programmes for DDH on the incidence of l [...] ate presentation of congenital hip dislocation. METHODS Search methods: Searches were performed in CENTRAL (The Cochrane Library), MEDLINE and EMBASE (January 2011) supplemented by searches of clinical trial registries, conference proceedings, cross references and contacting expert informants. Selection criteria: Randomized, quasi-randomized or cluster trials comparing the effectiveness of screening programmes for DDH. Data collection and analysis: Three independent review authors assessed study eligibility and quality, and extracted data. MAIN RESULTS No study examined the effect of screening (clinical and/or ultrasound) and early treatment versus not screening and later treatment. AUTHORS' CONCLUSIONS There is insufficient evidence to give clear recommendations for practice. There is inconsistent evidence that universal ultrasound results in a significant increase in treatment compared to the use of targeted ultrasound or clinical examination alone. Neither of the ultrasound strategies have been demonstrated to improve clinical outcomes including late diagnosed DDH and surgery. The studies are substantially underpowered to detect significant differences in the uncommon event of late detected DDH or surgery. For infants with unstable hips or mildly dysplastic hips, use of delayed ultrasound and targeted splinting reduces treatment without significantly increasing the rate of late diagnosed DDH or surgery.

  18. Evaluation of the patient with hip pain.

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    Wilson, John J; Furukawa, Masaru

    2014-01-01

    Hip pain is a common and disabling condition that affects patients of all ages. The differential diagnosis of hip pain is broad, presenting a diagnostic challenge. Patients often express that their hip pain is localized to one of three anatomic regions: the anterior hip and groin, the posterior hip and buttock, or the lateral hip. Anterior hip and groin pain is commonly associated with intra-articular pathology, such as osteoarthritis and hip labral tears. Posterior hip pain is associated with piriformis syndrome, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, lumbar radiculopathy, and less commonly ischiofemoral impingement and vascular claudication. Lateral hip pain occurs with greater trochanteric pain syndrome. Clinical examination tests, although helpful, are not highly sensitive or specific for most diagnoses; however, a rational approach to the hip examination can be used. Radiography should be performed if acute fracture, dislocations, or stress fractures are suspected. Initial plain radiography of the hip should include an anteroposterior view of the pelvis and frog-leg lateral view of the symptomatic hip. Magnetic resonance imaging should be performed if the history and plain radiograph results are not diagnostic. Magnetic resonance imaging is valuable for the detection of occult traumatic fractures, stress fractures, and osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Magnetic resonance arthrography is the diagnostic test of choice for labral tears. PMID:24444505

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  20. Management of hip instability in trisomy 21.

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    Kelley, Simon P; Wedge, John H

    2013-01-01

    The unstable hip in Trisomy 21 presents with a spectrum of hip instability with different problems at different ages. What links this multiphase problem, in many patients, is the final common pathway of untreated instability, that of a stiff, dislocated, and often-painful hip, leading to significant functional disability. Historically, the results of treating hip instability in Trisomy 21 were variable with a notable frequency of poor results. With an improved understanding of the Trisomy 21 hip in terms of its pathoanatomy and a more contemporary surgical approach to hip reconstruction, much improved results can be expected and indeed have recently been shown. The mainstay of treatment for the habitual dislocation group presenting before 8 years of age is the femoral varus derotation osteotomy. The older group presenting with painful subluxation often show signs of secondary acetabular dysplasia and thus are best treated with redirectional acetabular osteotomy with or without the use of femoral varus derotation osteotomy. The presence of radiographic features of degenerative arthritis in the fixed dislocation group precludes the use of joint-preserving techniques for hip reconstruction, and these patients can achieve excellent results with total joint arthroplasty. The natural history, historical results, assessment, treatment, and management of complications of hip instability in Trisomy 21 are addressed in this paper. PMID:23764791

  1. Postural deformities in congenital nephrotic syndrome.

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    Morgan, G; Postlethwaite, R J; Lendon, M.; Houston, I. B.; Savage, J. M.

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    Six successive cases of congenital nephrotic syndrome are described. Each one showed flexion deformities of the knees and hips, widely open anterior and posterior fontanelles, and wide separation of the skull sutures. These abnormalities were present not only in cases in which the renal histology was of the microcystic Finnish type of congenital nephrotic syndrome, but also in those in which the histological picture was one of the variants associated with congenital nephrotic syndrome. It is ...

  2. Arthroscopic management of an intraarticular osteochondroma of the hip

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    Brian T. Feeley

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available The role of hip arthroscopy in the management of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI has been advancing rapidly. In this case report, we describe the use of hip arthroscopy to successfully treat a femoral neck osteochondroma that caused a symptomatic labral tear in a 37 year old woman. Hip arthroscopy offers several advantages to surgical dislocation of the hip in the management of intra articular pathology and FAI. Hip arthroscopy is minimally invasive without the significant trauma to hip musculature, is useful in treatment of labral tears generated by FAI, and can be used to resect small lesions on the femoral head.

  3. Magnetic resonance imaging of hip joint cartilage and labrum

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    Christoph Zilkens

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Hip joint instability and impingement are the most common biomechanical risk factors that put the hip joint at risk to develop premature osteoarthritis. Several surgical procedures like periacetabular osteotomy for hip dysplasia or hip arthroscopy or safe surgical hip dislocation for femoroacetabular impingement aim at restoring the hip anatomy. However, the success of joint preserving surgical procedures is limited by the amount of pre-existing cartilage damage. Biochemically sensitive MRI techniques like delayed Gadolinium Enhanced MRI of Cartilage (dGEMRIC might help to monitor the effect of surgical or non-surgical procedures in the effort to halt or even reverse joint damage.

  4. Tratamento da luxação paralítica do quadril na paralisia cerebral tetraparética espástica com osteotomia do fêmur e do ilíaco sem abertura da cápsula articular (capsuloplastia Hip dislocation treatment in cerebral palsy patients with spastic quadriplegia with femoral and pelvic osteotomies, without opening of the joint capsule (capsuloplasty

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    Fernando Farcetta Junior

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Mostrar o planejamento pré-operatório, e os resultados do tratamento cirúrgico da luxação paralítica do quadril em pacientes com paralisia cerebral. A técnica utilizada foi a osteotomia derrotatória e varizante do fêmur proximal, associada à osteotomia do ilíaco tipo Dega, sem abertura da cápsula articular. MÉTODOS: Realizamos um estudo retrospectivo de 10 quadris em oito pacientes com paralisia cerebral tipo tetraparesia espástico, submetidos a tratamento cirúrgico entre 2003 e 2005 com a mesma técnica cirúrgica. Foram avaliados parâmetros clínicos e radiográficos pré e pós-operatórios, bem como o planejamento pré-operatório com uso do intensificador de imagem. Os parâmetros clínicos analisados foram: dor, dificuldade de higiene e dificuldade de posicionamento. Os parâmetros radiológicos foram os índices de Reimers, índice acetabular e ângulo cervicodiafisário. Estes resultados foram submetidos a análise estatística. RESULTADOS: Obtivemos bons resultados com esta técnica. Com um seguimento médio de três anos, todos os quadris estavam reduzidos na última consulta, com alto grau de satisfação dos familiares, em relação ao tratamento. Além disso, mostramos que o planejamento pré-operatório com uso do intensificador de imagem nos permite a redução e estabilização desses quadris sem a necessidade de capsuloplastia. CONCLUSÃO: Os autores concluíram que no tratamento da luxação do quadril dos pacientes com paralisia cerebral tetraparéticos espásticos com o planejamento pré-operatório, não é necessária a capsuloplastia para estabilização da articulação coxofemoral.OBJECTIVES: To show the preoperative planning and the results of surgical treatment for paralytic hip dislocation in children with cerebral palsy. The techniques used were proximal femoral varus derotation osteotomy and Dega osteotomy without opening of the joint capsule. METHODS: We performed a retrospective review of ten hips in eight patients with cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia treated with surgery from 2003 to 2005, by the same surgical technique. Were assessed clinical and radiological outcomes before and after surgery, as well as the preoperative planning with the use of fluoroscope. The clinical parameters analyzed were: pain, difficulty performing personal hygiene, and sitting balance. The radiological parameters were Reimer's index, acetabular index and neck-shaft angle. These results were submitted to statistical analysis. RESULTS: We obtained good results with this technique. After an average follow-up of three years, all hips were stable in the last assessment, and there was a high level of satisfaction among the families in relation to the treatment. We also show that preoperative planning with fluoroscopy enables the reduction and stabilization of the hips without the need for capsuloplasty. CONCLUSION: The authors conclude that in the treatment of hip dislocation in patients with Cerebral Palsy with spastic quadriplegia, it is not necessary to open the joint capsule to stabilize the coxofemoral joint.

  5. Hip, hip, hooray!

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    2013-01-01

    X-rays are best known for showing where bones have fractured, but researchers can also use X-rays to investigate why bones break, which could lead to treatments that reduce the number of elderly people who suffer broken hips.

  6. [Evaluation of treatment of the hip in arthrogryposis multiplex congenita].

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    Guarniero, R; Montenegro, N B; Luzo, C A; Corsato, M de A; Lage, L A; Peixinho, M

    1991-01-01

    In a retrospective review of 77 patients with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, 21 showed involvement of the hip (28%). The authors studied 18 cases with hip dislocation (11 bilateral and seven unilateral) and three with hip contracture. There were 12 female and nine male patients ranging their age from one month to 14 years. The follow-up in this series lasted from two to 23 years. The treatment was conservative or surgical. The contractures were treated by manipulation and abduction orthosis in one patient and surgically by multiple hip tenotomy in two. The dislocation was treated by abduction orthosis (two cases), closed reduction (two cases) and open reduction (one case) in the 11 cases with bilateral involvement; for the seven unilateral dislocations the treatment was: closed reduction and abduction orthosis (one case), closed reduction with abductor tenotomy and hip spica cast (four cases) and open reduction followed by hip spica and abduction orthosis (one case); one case remained without treatment of the hip involvement because of severity of deformities in knee and foot. Ten patients of this groups were not treated because they were confined to wheelchairs. The overall result was good in six patients, regular in four and poor in two in the dislocation group; for the three cases of hip contracture the result of treatment was good. In conclusion the authors recommend such treatment for the independent ambulatory patients and emphasize the necessity of treatment of patients with unilateral hip involvement. PMID:1843737

  7. Biomechanics of the Hip Capsule and Capsule Management Strategies in Hip Arthroscopy.

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    Nepple, Jeffrey J; Smith, Matthew V

    2015-12-01

    Recent advances in our understanding of the function of the hip capsule have clarified its importance to normal hip function and kinematics. The iliofemoral ligament is the primary stabilizing structure for controlling anterior translation and external rotation of the hip, and is violated by the arthroscopic interportal capsulotomy. Microinstability of the hip occurring after surgical trauma remains a poorly defined clinical entity. In certain at-risk populations, capsular repair should be considered as part of an arthroscopic hip procedure to achieve optimal outcomes and avoid iatrogenic instability (dislocation or microinstability). Despite a lack of conclusive evidence-based indications, we recommend capsular repair in the settings of borderline hip dysplasia (or dysplastic variants such as increased femoral anteversion), hip hypermobility, connective tissue disorders, and traumatic or atraumatic instability. With careful attention to arthroscopic capsular management, adequate exposure can be achieved and reproducibly allow for an effective capsular repair when indicated. PMID:26524549

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  10. An 8.35 Mb overlapping interstitial deletion of 8q24 in two patients with coloboma, congenital heart defect, limb abnormalities, psychomotor retardation and convulsions.

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    Verheij, J B G M; de Munnik, S A; Dijkhuizen, T; de Leeuw, N; Olde Weghuis, D; van den Hoek, G J; Rijlaarsdam, R S; Thomasse, Y E M; Dikkers, F G; Marcelis, C L M; van Ravenswaaij-Arts, C M A

    2009-01-01

    Chromosome analysis in two young patients with multiple congenital anomalies revealed a de novo interstitial deletion of 8q that has not been reported before. The deletions were overlapping by 8.35 Mb (8q24.21q24.23). The clinical features shared by our patients were coloboma, VSD, digital abnormalities, congenital dislocation of a hip, feeding problems, psychomotor delay and convulsions. The deletion included the region for Langer-Giedion syndrome (TRPS1 and EXT1) in the girl only. However, she is too young to present features of this syndrome, apart from dysmorphic features like a bulbous nose and notched alae nasi. Several genes are present in the commonly deleted region, including genes with unknown function, and genes for which haploinsufficiency is known to have no phenotypic effect in mice (Wnt1). A gene that might play a role in the convulsions of our patients is KCNQ3. PMID:19464398

  11. Analysis of the acetabulum by CT scan in Japanese with osteoarthritis of the hip

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    The morphology of the acetabulum was analyzed by CT scan in 66 Japanese patients with osteoarthritis of the hip mainly following congenital dislocation or dysplasia. The CT scan data was analyzed to standardize the pelvic inclination in all directions. In these patients, the acetabular floor had thickened and the acetabulum was located in the anterolateral portion. The bilateral difference in the acetabular anteversion angle was not different between patients and normal individuals, but the acetabular sector angle in patients was smaller than in the normal subjects. As the stage of osteoarthritis of the hip advanced, the thickness of the acetabular floor in the center and posterior portions and the anterior sector angle increased, and the lateralization of the acetabulum advanced, but the anteversion angle decreased. A bone-forming change is characteristic of the anterior acetabulum and acetabular fossa in the center and posterior portions in Japanese patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. In comparison with data obtained by standard radiography, these changes detected by CT scan corresponded to an increase of the width of a tear drop, the lateralization of the femoral head and the lack of the support of the femoral head from the acetabulum. (author)

  12. Analysis of the acetabulum by CT scan in Japanese with osteoarthritis of the hip

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    Ishibashi, Masanori [Keio Univ., Tokyo (Japan). School of Medicine

    1997-11-01

    The morphology of the acetabulum was analyzed by CT scan in 66 Japanese patients with osteoarthritis of the hip mainly following congenital dislocation or dysplasia. The CT scan data was analyzed to standardize the pelvic inclination in all directions. In these patients, the acetabular floor had thickened and the acetabulum was located in the anterolateral portion. The bilateral difference in the acetabular anteversion angle was not different between patients and normal individuals, but the acetabular sector angle in patients was smaller than in the normal subjects. As the stage of osteoarthritis of the hip advanced, the thickness of the acetabular floor in the center and posterior portions and the anterior sector angle increased, and the lateralization of the acetabulum advanced, but the anteversion angle decreased. A bone-forming change is characteristic of the anterior acetabulum and acetabular fossa in the center and posterior portions in Japanese patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. In comparison with data obtained by standard radiography, these changes detected by CT scan corresponded to an increase of the width of a tear drop, the lateralization of the femoral head and the lack of the support of the femoral head from the acetabulum. (author)

  13. Quantitative measurement and analysis for detection and treatment planning of developmental dysplasia of the hip

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    Liu, Xin; Lu, Hongbing; Chen, Hanyong; Zhao, Li; Shi, Zhengxing; Liang, Zhengrong

    2009-02-01

    Developmental dysplasia of the hip is a congenital hip joint malformation affecting the proximal femurs and acetabulum that are subluxatable, dislocatable, and dislocated. Conventionally, physicians made diagnoses and treatments only based on findings from two-dimensional (2D) images by manually calculating clinic parameters. However, anatomical complexity of the disease and the limitation of current standard procedures make accurate diagnosis quite difficultly. In this study, we developed a system that provides quantitative measurement of 3D clinical indexes based on computed tomography (CT) images. To extract bone structure from surrounding tissues more accurately, the system firstly segments the bone using a knowledge-based fuzzy clustering method, which is formulated by modifying the objective function of the standard fuzzy c-means algorithm with additive adaptation penalty. The second part of the system calculates automatically the clinical indexes, which are extended from 2D to 3D for accurate description of spatial relationship between femurs and acetabulum. To evaluate the system performance, experimental study based on 22 patients with unilateral or bilateral affected hip was performed. The results of 3D acetabulum index (AI) automatically provided by the system were validated by comparison with 2D results measured by surgeons manually. The correlation between the two results was found to be 0.622 (p<0.01).

  14. Framing Hip Hop: New Methodologies for New Times

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    Dimitriadis, Greg

    2015-01-01

    This article revisits the central impulse behind early advocacy for ethnographic approaches to hip hop--that critics should try as much as possible to limit their own certainties around what hip hop can and might mean. While ethnographic approaches can engender the kinds of personal dislocations that allow for this negotiation, they do not…

  15. State-of-the-Art Hip Surgeries for Active Adults

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  16. Congenital scoliosis

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    Arlet, V.; Odent, Th.; Aebi, M.

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    Congenital scoliosis is the most frequent congenital deformity of the spine. Congenital curvatures are due to anomalous development of the vertebrae (failure of formation and/or segmentation). Congenital scoliosis is believed to be related to an insult to the fetus during spine embryological development, and associated malformations (heart, spinal cord, kidney...) are frequently observed. A perfect understanding of the natural history of the deformity and the treatment principles will allow b...

  17. Computerized tomography in children with dysplasia of the hip joint

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    The hip joints in 10 children were investigated with computerized tomography (CT). The method permitted the determination of the geometry of hip joints. It was used for a study of the pathogenesis of asceptic necrosis at early stages of its development in children with congenital dysplasia of the hip joint at early stages of disease. CT made it possible to establish anteversion of the cotyloid cavity, its degree, the shape and structure of the anterior and posterior wall of the cotyloid cavity, and a shift of the proximal hip end enteriorly in combination with the above changes in the shole hip joint

  18. Congenital neutropenia.

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    Klein, Christoph

    2009-01-01

    Congenital neutropenia comprises a variety of genetically heterogeneous phenotypic traits. Molecular elucidation of the underlying genetic defects has yielded important insights into the physiology of neutrophil differentiation and function. Non-syndromic variants of congenital neutropenia are caused by mutations in ELA2, HAX1, GFI1, or WAS. Syndromic variants of congenital neutropenia may be due to mutations in genes controlling glucose metabolism (SLC37A4, G6PC3) or lysosomal function (LYST, RAB27A, ROBLD3/p14, AP3B1, VPS13B). Furthermore, defects in genes encoding ribosomal proteins (SBDS, RMRP) and mitochondrial proteins (AK2, TAZ) are associated with congenital neutropenia syndromes. Despite remarkable progress in the field, many patients with congenital neutropenia cannot yet definitively be classified by genetic terms. This review addresses diagnostic and therapeutic aspects of congenital neutropenia and covers recent molecular and pathophysiological insights of selected congenital neutropenia syndromes. PMID:20008220

  19. Management of hip posture in cerebral palsy.

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    Clarke, A M; Redden, J. F.

    1992-01-01

    Seating arrangements for cerebral palsy children with total body involvement are often unsatisfactory and can pose considerable problems for the multi-disciplinary team. Hip joints at risk of dislocation must be kept in an abducted position in order to minimize pain. A new wheelchair with a barrel-shaped cylindrical seat has been developed which improves the femoral head location and alleviates pain.

  20. Unilateral hip osteoarthritis: can we predict the outcome of the other hip?

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    The objective of this study was to define, in unilateral hip osteoarthritis (OA), factors predicting the outcome of the other hip. We examined the anteroposterior radiographs of the pelvis of 95 white patients with unilateral idiopathic (56 patients) or secondary to congenital hip diseases (39 patients) OA. The other hip was free from symptoms (pain or limping) at the initial examination and without radiographic evidence of OA; it was what we call a ''normal'' hip. Two parameters were evaluated: (1) the type of osteoarthritis of the involved hip and (2) the range of four radiographic indices of the contralateral hip: the sourcil inclination (weight-bearing surface), the acetabular angle, the Wiberg's center-edge angle, and the neck-shaft angle. Follow-up radiographs for the hips that remained OA-free were available for 10 to 35 years and for those that developed OA, at the time of initial symptoms, range 2 to 31 years. Logistic regression analysis showed that the presence of idiopathic OA in one hip had a statistically significant effect on the development of OA on the other hip (p<0.001). Minor deviations of radiographic indices of the contralateral hip is not a predictive factor for its outcome. When the radiographic indices are examined together with the pathology of the involved hip, only WBS was shown to have a significant effect to the development of OA and its type (p < 0.001). The following conclusions can be drawn from this study: 1. Patient with idiopathic OA of one hip is at increased risk of developing OA in the other hip. 2. The outcome of the other hip cannot be predicted only on the basis of the evaluation of its radiographic indices. 3. Among the different indices, WBS seems to have a strong influence toward the development of OA. (orig.)

  1. Hip Revision

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  2. A Single Centre Study to Assess the Long-term Performance of the Pinnacle™ Cup With a Ceramic-on-ceramic Bearing in Primary Total Hip Replacement

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    2014-08-13

    Rheumatoid Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Post-traumatic Arthritis; Collagen Disorders; Avascular Necrosis; Traumatic Femoral Fractures; Nonunion of Femoral Fractures; Congenital Hip Dysplasia; Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

  3. A Multi-centre Study to Assess the Long-term Performance of the Pinnacle™ Cup With a Polyethylene-on-metal Bearing in Primary Total Hip Replacement

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    2013-02-12

    Rheumatoid Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Post-traumatic Arthritis; Collagen Disorders; Avascular Necrosis; Traumatic Femoral Fractures; Nonunion of Femoral Fractures; Congenital Hip Dysplasia; Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis.

  4. A Two Centre Study to Assess the Stability and Long-term Performance of the C-Stem™ AMT in a Total Primary Hip Replacement

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    2015-09-21

    Rheumatoid Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Post-traumatic Arthritis; Collagen Disorders; Avascular Necrosis; Traumatic Femoral Fractures; Nonunion of Femoral Fractures; Congenital Hip Dysplasia; Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis.

  5. A Randomised Single Centre Study to Compare the Long-Term Wear Characteristics of Marathon™ and Enduron™ Polyethylene Cup Liners in Primary Total Hip Replacement

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    2009-04-07

    Osteoarthritis; Post-Traumatic Arthritis; Collagen Disorders; Avascular Necrosis; Traumatic Femoral Fractures; Nonunion of Femoral Fractures; Congenital Hip Dysplasia; Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

  6. A Study to Assess the Long-term Performance of SmartSet® HV and SmartSet® GHV Bone Cements in Primary Total Hip Replacement

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    2014-09-04

    Rheumatoid Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Post-traumatic Arthritis; Collagen Disorders; Avascular Necrosis; Traumatic Femoral Fractures; Nonunion of Femoral Fractures; Congenital Hip Dysplasia; Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

  7. A Randomised Single Centre Study to Compare the Long-term Performance of 4 Designs of the DePuy Ultima LX Stem in Primary Total Hip Replacement

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    2013-05-29

    Osteoarthritis; Post-traumatic Arthritis; Collagen Disorder; Avascular Necrosis; Traumatic Femoral Fractures; Nonunion of Femoral Fractures; Congenital Hip Dysplasia; Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

  8. A Two Centre Study to Assess the Long-term Performance of the Pinnacle™ Cup With a Metal-on-Metal Bearing in Primary Total Hip Replacement

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    2014-04-29

    Rheumatoid Arthritis; Osteoarthritis; Post-traumatic Arthritis; Collagen Disorders; Avascular Necrosis; Traumatic Femoral Fractures; Nonunion of Femoral Fractures; Congenital Hip Dysplasia; Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis

  9. The gauge theory of dislocations: A nonuniformly moving screw dislocation

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    We investigate the nonuniform motion of a straight screw dislocation in infinite media in the framework of the translational gauge theory of dislocations. The equations of motion are derived for an arbitrarily moving screw dislocation. The fields of the elastic velocity, elastic distortion, dislocation density and dislocation current surrounding the arbitrarily moving screw dislocation are derived explicitly in the form of integral representations. We calculate the radiation fields and the fields depending on the dislocation velocities.

  10. Congenital Leukemia

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    Rupali Bargotra , Jyotsna Suri, Yudhvir Gupta

    2010-01-01

    Congenital leukemia is a rare disease that can manifest soon after birth. Cutaneous involvement consistsof red, brown or purple papules or nodules and purpura. We present a case of congenital myelomonblasticleukemia in a seven week old infant who had petechiae and subcutaneous nodules. Diagnosis was establishedby the presence of leukemic cells in bone marrow and involved skin along with cytochemical characterizationof these cells.

  11. Congenital microcephaly

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    Alcantara, Diana; O'Driscoll, Mark

    2014-01-01

    The underlying etiologies of genetic congenital microcephaly are complex and multifactorial. Recently, with the exponential growth in the identification and characterization of novel genetic causes of congenital microcephaly, there has been a consolidation and emergence of certain themes concerning underlying pathomechanisms. These include abnormal mitotic microtubule spindle structure, numerical and structural abnormalities of the centrosome, altered cilia function, impaired DNA repair, DNA ...

  12. Hip ultrasound

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    Martinoli, Carlo, E-mail: carlo.martinoli@libero.it [Radiologia, DISC, Università di Genova, Largo Rosanna Benzi 8, I-16132 Genoa (Italy); Garello, Isabella; Marchetti, Alessandra; Palmieri, Federigo; Altafini, Luisa [Radiologia, DISC, Università di Genova, Largo Rosanna Benzi 8, I-16132 Genoa (Italy); Valle, Maura [Radiologia, Gaslini Children Hospital, Genova (Italy); Tagliafico, Alberto [Radiologia, National Institute for Cancer Research, Genoa (Italy)

    2012-12-15

    In newborns, US has an established role in the detection and management of developmental dysplasia of the hip. Later in childhood, when the limping child is a major diagnostic dilemma, US is extremely helpful in the identification of the varied disease processes underlying this condition, as transient synovitis, septic arthritis, Perthes disease and slipped femoral capital epiphysis. In adolescent practicing sporting activities, US is an excellent means to identify apophyseal injures about the pelvic ring, especially when avulsions are undisplaced and difficult-to-see radiographically. Later on, in the adulthood, US is an effective modality to diagnose tendon and muscle injuries about the hip and pelvis, identify effusion or synovitis within the hip joint or its adjacent bursae and guide the treatment of these findings. The aim of this article is to provide a comprehensive review of the most common pathologic conditions about the hip, in which the contribution of US is relevant for the diagnostic work-up.

  13. Hip Revision

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  14. Hip ultrasound

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    In newborns, US has an established role in the detection and management of developmental dysplasia of the hip. Later in childhood, when the limping child is a major diagnostic dilemma, US is extremely helpful in the identification of the varied disease processes underlying this condition, as transient synovitis, septic arthritis, Perthes disease and slipped femoral capital epiphysis. In adolescent practicing sporting activities, US is an excellent means to identify apophyseal injures about the pelvic ring, especially when avulsions are undisplaced and difficult-to-see radiographically. Later on, in the adulthood, US is an effective modality to diagnose tendon and muscle injuries about the hip and pelvis, identify effusion or synovitis within the hip joint or its adjacent bursae and guide the treatment of these findings. The aim of this article is to provide a comprehensive review of the most common pathologic conditions about the hip, in which the contribution of US is relevant for the diagnostic work-up.

  15. Hip Replacement

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    ... treatment may be candidates for hip replacement surgery. Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of this type ... diseases and conditions. NIH RePORTER is an electronic tool that allows users to search a repository of ...

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  17. Is surgery recommended in adults with neglected congenital muscular torticollis? A prospective study

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    Full Text Available Abstract Background Congenital muscular torticollis is the third most common congenital musculoskeletal anomaly after dislocation of the hip and clubfoot. When diagnosed early, it is obvious that it can be managed with good or excellent results. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the efficacy of surgery in neglected adult cases. Methods From January 2003 to June 2007, 18 adult skeletally matured patients were surgically treated for neglected congenital muscular torticollis and prospectively followed (at least one year. Bipolar release was performed in all patients. Radiography and the modified Lee's scoring system which included function and cosmesis, were used to measure the surgical results. Complications were also recorded. Results Four cases were lost during follow-up. Of the remaining 14 patients, 10 cases were males and 4 females. The age at operation ranged from 18 to 32 (average 21.9 years. The mean follow-up period was 2.5 years (range 1–5 years. Excellent results were noted in 7 patients, good in 5, and poor in 2 patients. Significant improvement (>10° of the cervico-thoracic scoliosis was noted only in 3 of 10 patients. Conclusion Patients with congenital muscular torticollis can benefit from surgical treatment even in adulthood. Surgical bipolar sectioning of the sternocleidomastoid muscle should be considered even in adults with irreversible facial and skeletal deformities. The surgery restores the range of neck motion and resolves the head tilt; therefore it can improve the quality of life. This procedure is an effective and relatively complication-free method.

  18. Arthroscopic Hip Revision Surgery for Residual FAI

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    Larson, Christopher M.; Giveans, Russell; Bedi, Asheesh; Samuelson, Kathryn M.; Stone, Rebecca M.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives: There is a steep surgical learning curve when managing femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and residual FAI can lead to continued pain and disability. There is very limited data reporting outcomes after revision arthroscopy for residual FAI. Methods: The records of patients that underwent arthroscopic hip revision surgery for residual FAI based on plain radiographs and 3D CT scans were reviewed. Pre and post-operative structural pathomorphology, intra-operative findings, and pre and post-operative outcomes measures using Modified Harris Hip Scoring (MHHS), SF-12 scoring, and pain on a visual analogue scale (VAS) were evaluated. Outcomes after revision arthroscopic FAI correction were compared to a cohort that underwent primary arthroscopic FAI correction. Results: 59 patients (85 hips) underwent arthroscopic revision FAI correction (mean 20.8 months follow-up). There were 98 previous arthroscopic surgeries and 4 previous surgical dislocations. There were 39 males and 46 females with a mean age of 29.5 years (range 16 - 59). 80 hips had residual cam-type FAI, and 64 hips had residual pincer-type FAI and underwent femoral and rim resections, respectively. The labrum was debrided in 27 hips, repaired in 48 hips and reconstructed with allograft in 8 hips. Adhesions were excised for 54 hips. The results of revision arthroscopic FAI correction were compared to 154 patients (169 hips) that underwent primary arthroscopic FAI correction (mean 25.2 months follow-up). The mean improvement for outcomes scores after revision FAI correction was 18.9 points (MHHS, p.05), SF-12 (p<.01), VAS (p<.01). Conclusion: With appropriate indications and expectations, arthroscopic hip revision surgery for residual FAI led to significantly improved outcome measures. Outcomes, however, were inferior to those after primary arthroscopic FAI corrective surgery.

  19. US of the hips in skeletal dysplasias and chromosomal aberrations

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    Since January 1984 all newborns and infants with skeletal dysplasias and chromosomal aberrations were investigated by hip US, in addition to plain x-ray surveys. The authors observed one chondroectodermal dysplasia, one congenital spondyloepiphysial dysplasia, one cleidocranial dysplasia, one fibrochondrogenesis, two diastrophic dysplasias, and eight trisomies. The abnormalities of the hip joints could be demonstrated, and were compared with the findings on plain films. Especially skeletal dysplasias with abundant presence of cartilage were well visible. The newborn with trisomies showed normal hip joints. In the authors' opinion, all newborns with skeletal dysplasias should be investigated by hip sonography, in addition to skeletal radiography

  20. Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA): the spectrum of radiological findings

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    Background: Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) is an exceedingly rare, hereditary, sensory autonomic neuropathy (HSAN). Aim: To evaluate the various skeletal manifestations and cranial CT features in children affected by CIPA. Materials and methods: In the semidesert area of the Negev, the Bedouin tribes constitute a closed society where consanguineous marriages are the custom. This has resulted in a group of 20 children being affected by this rare autosomal recessive HSAN. The skeletal surveys and CT scans of these 20 Bedouin patients, 12 girls and 8 boys, ages ranging between 1 month and 8 years, were retrospectively analysed. Cranial CT scans were performed in ten children because of neonatal hypotonia and psychomotor retardation. The skeletal findings were classified as follows: fractures, joint deformities, joint dislocations, osteomyelitis, avascular necrosis and acro-osteolysis. Results: All 20 patients had fractures of the extremities and acro-osteolysis of the fingers. Six had joint deformities. Three children had recurrent hip joint dislocations and another three had avascular necrosis. Ten patients presented with osteomyelitis of the limbs, acetabulum and scapula. The cranial CT scans disclosed mild brain volume loss with some ventriculomegaly. Conclusions: CIPA is a severe autosomal recessive condition that leads to self-mutilation early in life and to fractures, osteomyelitis and limb amputation in older children. Mental retardation is common. Death from hyperpyrexia occurs in almost 20 % of patients in the first 3 years of life. (orig.)

  1. Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA): the spectrum of radiological findings

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    Schulman, H.; Tsodikow, V.; Hertzanu, Y. [Dept. of Radiology, Soroka University Medical Centre, Beer-Sheva (Israel); Einhorn, M.; Levy, Y.; Shorer, Z. [Dept. of Pediatrics, Soroka University Medical Centre, Beer-Sheva (Israel)

    2001-10-01

    Background: Congenital insensitivity to pain with anhidrosis (CIPA) is an exceedingly rare, hereditary, sensory autonomic neuropathy (HSAN). Aim: To evaluate the various skeletal manifestations and cranial CT features in children affected by CIPA. Materials and methods: In the semidesert area of the Negev, the Bedouin tribes constitute a closed society where consanguineous marriages are the custom. This has resulted in a group of 20 children being affected by this rare autosomal recessive HSAN. The skeletal surveys and CT scans of these 20 Bedouin patients, 12 girls and 8 boys, ages ranging between 1 month and 8 years, were retrospectively analysed. Cranial CT scans were performed in ten children because of neonatal hypotonia and psychomotor retardation. The skeletal findings were classified as follows: fractures, joint deformities, joint dislocations, osteomyelitis, avascular necrosis and acro-osteolysis. Results: All 20 patients had fractures of the extremities and acro-osteolysis of the fingers. Six had joint deformities. Three children had recurrent hip joint dislocations and another three had avascular necrosis. Ten patients presented with osteomyelitis of the limbs, acetabulum and scapula. The cranial CT scans disclosed mild brain volume loss with some ventriculomegaly. Conclusions: CIPA is a severe autosomal recessive condition that leads to self-mutilation early in life and to fractures, osteomyelitis and limb amputation in older children. Mental retardation is common. Death from hyperpyrexia occurs in almost 20 % of patients in the first 3 years of life. (orig.)

  2. Collective behavior of dislocations

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    Deformation of a crystal involves the motion of dislocations. Since dislocations interact, a short range and at long range, it is basic to understanding plasticity to establish if dislocations move singly or collectively. If deformation involves the collective motion of dislocations how does it manifest itself or equivalently how can it be measured? While a variety of techniques measure the positions of single dislocations before and after a stress is applied to a crystal, giving an average dislocation velocity, these techniques do not related directly to what happens during deformation, that is the collective behavior of dislocations. The mobile dislocation density is measured as follows: Lead-10% indium crystals are deformed at 4.2K, while in a magnetic field in the range Hc1 c2 where Hc1 is the lower critical field, H the applied field and Hc2 the upper critical field. During deformation changes n the flux are observed; the changes in flux are proportional to the mobile dislocation density. These changes in flux show the following characteristics: When the deformation process changes from elastic to plastic deformation there is a pronounced increase in flux noise, well above the background noise level. In addition superposed on this noise are pronounced bursts of magnetic flux, corresponding to dislocation bursts or avalanches of dislocations. A number of checks establish that these pulses are solely related to dislocations. These include the fact that they are not reproducible in terms of time from test to test, ruling out systematic instabilities in the circuit. Also, they occur when the crystal is unloaded and then reloaded at times, after plasticity is reinitiated, which are inconsistent with any time constant of the circuit. Finally, the measuring circuit shows no instabilities or ringing in this frequency range

  3. Primary traumatic patellar dislocation

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    Full Text Available Abstract Acute traumatic patellar dislocation is a common injury in the active and young adult populations. MRI of the knee is recommended in all patients who present with acute patellar dislocation. Numerous operative and non-operative methods have been described to treat the injuries; however, the ideal management of the acute traumatic patellar dislocation in young adults is still in debate. This article is intended to review the studies to the subjects of epidemiology, initial examination and management.

  4. Geodesics around gravitational dislocations

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    1998-01-01

    A technique for generating spherically symmetric dislocation solutions of a direct Poincar\\'{e} gauge theory of gravity based on homogeneous functions which makes Cartan torsion to vanish is presented.Static space supported dislocation and time dependent solutions are supplied.Photons move along geodesics in analogy to geodesics described by electrons around dislocations in solid state physics.Tachyonic sectors are also found.

  5. Congenital toxoplasmosis

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    Congenital toxoplasmosis is a group of symptoms that occur when an unborn baby (fetus) is infected with the parasite ... Toxoplasmosis infection can be passed to a developing baby if the mother becomes infected while pregnant. The ...

  6. The gauge theory of dislocations: a nonuniformly moving screw dislocation

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    Lazar, Markus

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    We investigate the nonuniform motion of a straight screw dislocation in infinite media in the framework of the translational gauge theory of dislocations. The equations of motion are derived for an arbitrary moving screw dislocation. The fields of the elastic velocity, elastic distortion, dislocation density and dislocation current surrounding the arbitrarily moving screw dislocation are derived explicitely in the form of integral representations. We calculate the radiation fields and the fie...

  7. Radiology of total hip replacement

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    Griffiths, H.J.; Lovelock, J.E.; McCollister Evarts, C.; Geyer, D.

    1984-06-01

    The radiology of total hip replacement (THR) and its complications is reviewed in conjunction with a long-term follow-up study on 402 patients with 501 prostheses. The indications, contraindications, biomechanics, and operative management of these patients is discussed. Clinical complications such as deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and hemorrhage are mentioned. Postoperative infections including granulomatous pseudotumors, dislocations and fractures, true loosening of the prosthesis, and heterotopic bone formation (HBF) are discussed and illustrated. The importance of differentiating the lucent line from true loosening is stressed. Mechanical and other clinical complications which are largely ignored by radiologists are also discussed. The uses of arthrography and bone scanning are included.

  8. Vascular injuries during total hip revision

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    Although most patients undergoing a revision total hip replacement (THR) will have an uneventful procedure, in others the potential of serous vascular injuries is real. Migrating prosthesis or excessive cement may be in compromising positions adjacent or adherent to vessels and pose a particular danger at surgery with inadvertent lacerations of vessels such as the internal and external iliac arteries. In out study of 20 patients with THR, CT with two-dimensional reconstructions is used to define vessel position. In eight of these patients, the hip prosthesis or displaced cement lies within 5 mm of major vessels. In patients with dislocation of the acetabular cup, the potential of vascular injury is highest

  9. Metallurgy: Starting and stopping dislocations

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    Minor, Andrew M.

    2015-09-01

    A comparison of dislocation dynamics in two hexagonal close-packed metals has revealed that dislocation movement can vary substantially in materials with the same crystal structure, associated with how the dislocations relax when stationary.

  10. Hip Damage Occurs at the Zone of Femoroacetabular Impingement

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    Tannast, M; Goricki, D.; Beck, M; Murphy, S. B.; Siebenrock, K. A.

    2008-01-01

    Although current concepts of anterior femoroacetabular impingement predict damage in the labrum and the cartilage, the actual joint damage has not been verified by computer simulation. We retrospectively compared the intraoperative locations of labral and cartilage damage of 40 hips during surgical dislocation for cam or pincer type femoroacetabular impingement (Group I) with the locations of femoroacetabular impingement in 15 additional hips using computer simulation (Group II). We found no ...

  11. Hip Revision

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    Full Text Available ... usually. And if you don't take your time at this phase, this is where you're going to see those dislocations. And so it's a matter of managing that capsule -- that trochanter -- so you get it ...

  12. Hip Revision

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    Full Text Available ... re going to initially look at Scott's preoperative x-rays and just kind of describe the situation that ... up to that time. Here's Scott's initial preoperative x-ray, where we see a hybrid hip arthroplasty with ...

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    Full Text Available ... type of junction. What my point is, it's a Morris taper. And we use a Morris taper in every hip we do at the head/neck junction. I think if you have motion and significant issues down below, I think that's more of a problem of technique. And although we're doing ...

  14. Similar range of motion and function after resurfacing large-head or standard total hip arthroplasty

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    Penny, Jeannette Østergaard; Ovesen, Ole; Varmarken, Jens-Erik; Overgaard, Søren

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Large-size hip articulations may improve range of motion (ROM) and function compared to a 28-mm THA, and the low risk of dislocation allows the patients more activity postoperatively. On the other hand, the greater extent of surgery for resurfacing hip arthroplasty (RHA) c...

  15. Proximal Femoral Megaprosthesis for Failed Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    Shu-Tai Shih

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Background: The purpose of this study was to assess the clinical outcome and complicationsof megaprostheses for massive proximal femoral bone loss after failedtotal hip arthroplasty.Methods: Between June 1997 and December 2002, 12 patients (12 hips with massiveproximal femoral deficiencies had reconstruction of the hip using proximalfemoral megaprostheses. The average age of the patients was 59 years (range25 to 75.Results: At an average of 5.7 years (range 3.3 to 9 after surgery, eight patients (67%had a satisfactory result, one had fair and three had poor results. The complicationsincluded dislocation in 5 (42%, deep infection in 4 (33%, ectopicossification in 1 (8%, leg shortening > 3 cm in 2 (16.7%, displacement ofthe greater trochanter in 3 (25% and aseptic loosening of the megaprosthesisin 1 (8%. The early dislocation rate was 75% but this was subsequentlyreduced to 14% in the later period after use of an abduction brace postoperatively.The average Harris hip score of the 12 patients preoperatively was 30points (range 16-42. The average Harris hip score of the 9 patients with aretained megaprosthesis was 83 points (range 68 to 92.Conclusion: Patients with a failed total hip arthroplasty and massive proximal femoralbone loss can be salvaged with a proximal femoral megaprosthesis if there isno other alternative. However, this procedure is technically demanding andhas a high rate of complications. The routine use of an abduction brace postoperativelyis advised to reduce the dislocation rate.

  16. Dual mobility cup reduces dislocation rate after arthroplasty for femoral neck fracture

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    Robertsson Otto

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hip dislocation after arthroplasty for femoral neck fractures remains a serious complication. The aim of our study was to investigate the dislocation rate in acute femoral neck fracture patients operated with a posterior approach with cemented conventional or dual articulation acetabular components. Methods We compared the dislocation rate in 56 consecutive patients operated with conventional (single mobility cemented acetabular components to that in 42 consecutive patients operated with dual articulation acetabular components. All the patients were operated via posterior approach and were followed up to one year postoperatively. Results There were 8 dislocations in the 56 patients having conventional components as compared to no dislocations in those 42 having dual articulation components (p = 0.01. The groups were similar with respect to age and gender distribution. Conclusions We conclude that the use of a cemented dual articulation acetabular component significantly reduces the dislocation rates in femoral neck fracture patients operated via posterior approach.

  17. Osteonecrosis and femoro-acetabular impingement: sequelae of developmental dysplasia of the hip

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    Cheung, Jason Pui Yin; Chow, Wang; To, Michael

    2012-01-01

    A 2-year-old girl with developmental dysplasia of the right hip underwent open reduction and capsulorrhaphy via the anterior approach with hip spica casting in an internally rotated position. During her 26 years of follow-up, she was found to have osteonecrosis and subsequently cam-type femoro-acetabular impingement at 28 years of age. She was treated with surgical dislocation of the hip and osteochondroplasty to recreate the normal contour of the head and neck offset.

  18. Bioball universal modular neck adapter as a salvage for failed revision total hip arthroplasty

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    Raju Vaishya

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Management of recurrent dislocation of total hip arthroplasty is often a challenging and daunting task. Re-revision of such a total hip prosthesis may not be easy as the removal of a well-fixed, fully coated stem is extremely difficult. We managed to salvage instability in three revision hip cases in which the fully coated stem had subsided by using a bioball universal neck adapter without changing the femoral stem or acetabular cup.

  19. Use of external fixation for perilunate dislocations and fracture dislocations

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    Savvidou, Olga D; Beltsios, Michael; Sakellariou, Vasileios I.; Mavrogenis, Andreas F.; Christodoulou, Michael; Panayiotis J. Papagelopoulos

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    The purpose of this study was to review clinical and radiographic outcomes of perilunate dislocations and fracture dislocations treated with external fixation and K-wire fixation. Twenty patients (18 males and two females) with a mean age of 38 years (range 18–59) who had an acute dorsal perilunate dislocation or fracture dislocation were treated with the use of wrist external fixator and K-wires. The injuries included 12 perilunate dislocations, seven trans-scaphoid perilunate fracture dislo...

  20. The gauge theory of dislocations: a uniformly moving screw dislocation

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    Lazar, Markus

    2009-01-01

    In this paper we present the equations of motion of a moving screw dislocation in the framework of the translation gauge theory of dislocations. In the gauge field theoretical formulation, a dislocation is a massive gauge field. We calculate the gauge field theoretical solutions of a uniformly moving screw dislocation. We give the subsonic and supersonic solutions. Thus, supersonic dislocations are not forbidden from the field theoretical point of view. We show that the elastic divergences at...

  1. Dislocation nucleation: Diffusive origins

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    Li, Ju

    2015-07-01

    A growing body of evidence suggests that nucleation of a first dislocation in a pristine crystal is associated with a diffusion-controlled process. Understanding this is critical for strain-engineered devices at ultrahigh stresses.

  2. Case-control study of congenital malformations and occupational exposure to low-level ionizing radiation

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    In a case-control study, the authors investigated the association of parental occupational exposure to low-level external whole-body penetrating ionizing radiation and risk of congenital malformations in their offspring. Cases and controls were ascertained from births in two counties in southeastern Washington State, where the Hanford Site has been a major employer. A unique feature of this study was the linking of quantitative individual measurement of external whole-body penetrating ionizing radiation exposure of employees at the Hanford Site, using personal dosimeters, and the disease outcome, congenital malformations. The study population included 672 malformation cases and 977 matched controls from births occurring from 1957 through 1980. Twelve specific malformation types were analyzed for evidence of association with employment of the parents at Hanford and with occupational exposure to ionizing radiation. Two defects, congenital dislocation of the hip and tracheoesophageal fistula, showed statistically significant associations with employment of the parents at Hanford, but not with parental radiation exposure. Neural tube defects showed a significant association with parental preconception exposure, on the basis of a small number of cases. Eleven other defects, including Down syndrome, for which an association with radiation was considered most likely, showed no evidence of such an association. When all malformations were analyzed as a group, there was no evidence of an association with employment of the parents at Hanford, but the relation of parental exposure to radiation before conception was in the positive direction (one-tailed p value between 0.05 and 0.10). Given the number of statistical tests conducted, some or all of the observed positive correlations are likely to represent false positive findings. 30 references

  3. Hip joint injection

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    Cortisone shot - hip; Hip injection; Intra-articular steroid injections - hip ... can see where to place the medicine. The steroid medicine is slowly injected into the joint. After the injection, you will remain on the table for another ...

  4. Hip Implant Systems

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    ... and Prosthetics Metal-on-Metal Hip Implants Hip Implants Share Tweet Linkedin Pin it More sharing options Linkedin Pin it Email Print Hip implants are medical devices intended to restore mobility and ...

  5. Dislocations in bilayer graphene

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    Butz, Benjamin; Dolle, Christian; Niekiel, Florian; Weber, Konstantin; Waldmann, Daniel; Weber, Heiko B.; Meyer, Bernd; Spiecker, Erdmann

    2014-01-01

    Dislocations represent one of the most fascinating and fundamental concepts in materials science. Most importantly, dislocations are the main carriers of plastic deformation in crystalline materials. Furthermore, they can strongly affect the local electronic and optical properties of semiconductors and ionic crystals. In materials with small dimensions, they experience extensive image forces, which attract them to the surface to release strain energy. However, in layered crystals such as graphite, dislocation movement is mainly restricted to the basal plane. Thus, the dislocations cannot escape, enabling their confinement in crystals as thin as only two monolayers. To explore the nature of dislocations under such extreme boundary conditions, the material of choice is bilayer graphene, the thinnest possible quasi-two-dimensional crystal in which such linear defects can be confined. Homogeneous and robust graphene membranes derived from high-quality epitaxial graphene on silicon carbide provide an ideal platform for their investigation. Here we report the direct observation of basal-plane dislocations in freestanding bilayer graphene using transmission electron microscopy and their detailed investigation by diffraction contrast analysis and atomistic simulations. Our investigation reveals two striking size effects. First, the absence of stacking-fault energy, a unique property of bilayer graphene, leads to a characteristic dislocation pattern that corresponds to an alternating ABAC change of the stacking order. Second, our experiments in combination with atomistic simulations reveal a pronounced buckling of the bilayer graphene membrane that results directly from accommodation of strain. In fact, the buckling changes the strain state of the bilayer graphene and is of key importance for its electronic properties. Our findings will contribute to the understanding of dislocations and of their role in the structural, mechanical and electronic properties of bilayer and few-layer graphene.

  6. Geodesics around a dislocation

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    Fernando MORAES

    1995-01-01

    One method of gaining some insight into the motion of particles in a medium with topological defects (e.g., electrons in a dislocated metal) is to look at the geodesics of the medium around the defect. In this work the Hamilton-Jacobi equation for the geodesics in a continuous medium containing a torsional defect, an edge dislocation, is solved by using perturbation theory to first order in the Burgers vector.

  7. Femoroacetabular Impingement: Do Outcomes Reliably Improve with Surgical Dislocations?

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    Graves, Matt L.; Mast, Jeff W.

    2008-01-01

    Femoroacetabular impingement is a motion-based concept of conflict that occurs secondary to morphologic abnormalities of the proximal femur and/or acetabulum. Creating impingement-free motion through restoration of normal morphology serves as the goal of joint-preserving procedures. We retrospectively reviewed the short-term functional and radiographic outcomes of 46 patients (48 hips) with femoroacetabular impingement treated with a surgical dislocation and restoration of offset. The average...

  8. Evaluation of surgical treatment of developmental dysplasia of hip for avascular necrosis of femoral head in children.

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    Sadeghpour, A; Rouhani, A; Mohseni, M A; Aghdam, O A; Goldust, M

    2012-04-15

    Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) is a common congenital malformation. Avascular necrosis of femoral head is the major complication of both close and open reduction of the dislocated joint. Aim of this study was to determine the incidence and influencing factors in different types of a vascular necrosis of femoral head, following surgical treatment of developmental dysplasia of hip in 1-7 years patients. In this study, 120 patients aged from 1 to 7 years old with DDH who had been undergone open surgery, entered to the study. All of these patients followed up for at least 1 year. Surgery procedures divided to 4 groups: open reduction, open reduction+salter osteotomy, open reduction+femur shortening and open reduction+salter osteotomy+femur shortening. The presence of Avascular Necrosis (AVN) had been appraised. 27.5% of surgeries performed on male and 72.5 on female patients. 35.0% of DDH cases were unilateral and remaining was bilateral. 36 patients (30%) shows radiologic findings of AVN, although all of them placed at group I of Bucholz-Ogden classification. 40% of group A patients, 25% of group B, 14.3% of group C and 36.4% of group D patients developed this findings. Open reduction of DDH in older children is effective in the management of DDH and if all of the contrivance considered in the surgery, the rate of AVN would be low and mild (at least in short term follow ups). PMID:24199469

  9. Evaluation of Surgical Treatment of Developmental Dysplasia of Hip for Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head in Children

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    O.A. Aghdam

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH is a common congenital malformation. Avascular necrosis of femoral head is the major complication of both close and open reduction of the dislocated joint. Aim of this study was to determine the incidence and influencing factors in different types of a vascular necrosis of femoral head, following surgical treatment of developmental dysplasia of hip in 1-7 years patients. In this study, 120 patients aged from 1 to 7 years old with DDH who had been undergone open surgery, entered to the study. All of these patients followed up for at least 1 year. Surgery procedures divided to 4 groups: open reduction, open reduction+salter osteotomy, open reduction+femur shortening and open reduction+salter osteotomy+femur shortening. The presence of Avascular Necrosis (AVN had been appraised. 27.5% of surgeries performed on male and 72.5 on female patients. 35.0% of DDH cases were unilateral and remaining was bilateral. 36 patients (30% shows radiologic findings of AVN, although all of them placed at group I of Bucholz-Ogden classification. 40% of group A patients, 25% of group B, 14.3% of group C and 36.4% of group D patients developed this findings. Open reduction of DDH in older children is effective in the management of DDH and if all of the contrivance considered in the surgery, the rate of AVN would be low and mild (at least in short term follow ups.

  10. Congenital amusias.

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    Tillmann, B; Albouy, P; Caclin, A

    2015-01-01

    In contrast to the sophisticated music processing reported in the general population, individuals with congenital amusia show deficits in music perception and production. Congenital amusia occurs without brain damage, sensory or cognitive deficits, and has been suggested as a lifelong deficit with genetic origin. Even though recognized for a long time, this disorder has been systematically studied only relatively recently for its behavioral and neural correlates. The currently most investigated hypothesis about the underlying deficits concerns the pitch dimension, notably with impaired pitch discrimination and memory. Anatomic and functional investigations of pitch processing revealed that the amusic brain presents abnormalities in the auditory and inferior frontal cortices, associated with decreased connectivity between these structures. The deficit also impairs processing of pitch in speech material and processing of the time dimension in music for some of the amusic individuals, but does not seem to affect spatial processing. Some studies suggest at least partial dissociation in the disorder between perception and production. Recent studies revealed spared implicit pitch perception in congenital amusia, supporting the power of implicit cognition in the music domain. Current challenges consist in defining different subtypes of congenital amusia as well as developing rehabilitation programs for this "musical handicap." PMID:25726292

  11. Utility of combined hip abduction angle for hip surveillance in children with cerebral palsy

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    Akshay Divecha

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Spontaneous hip lateralization complicates the management of non-ambulatory children with cerebral palsy (CP. It can be diagnosed early using radiographs, but it involves standardization of positioning and exposure to radiation. Hence, the aim of this study was to assess the utility of Combined hip abduction angle (CHAA in the clinical setting to identify those children with CP who were at greater risk to develop spontaneous progressive hip lateralization. Materials and Methods: One hundred and three children (206 hips with CP formed our study population. There were 48 boys and 55 girls aged 2-11 years (mean 5.03 years. 61 children were Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS level 5, while 42 were GMFCS level 4. Clinical measurements of CHAA were statistically correlated with radiographic measurements of Reimer?s migration percentage (MP for bivariate associations using c2 and t tests. Results: CHAA is evaluated against MP which is considered as a reliable measure of hip subluxation. Thus, for CHAA, sensitivity was 74.07% and specificity was 67.35%. False-positive rate was 32.65% and false-negative rate was 25.93%. Conclusions: Our study shows that correlation exists between CHAA and MP, which has been proved to be useful for hip screening in CP children at risk of hip dislocation. CHAA is an easy, rapid, cost-effective clinical test which can be performed by paraclinical health practitioners (physiotherapists and orthopedic surgeons.

  12. Total hip arthroplasty.

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    Siopack, J S; Jergesen, H E

    1995-01-01

    Total hip arthroplasty, or surgical replacement of the hip joint with an artificial prosthesis, is a reconstructive procedure that has improved the management of those diseases of the hip joint that have responded poorly to conventional medical therapy. In this review we briefly summarize the evolution of total hip arthroplasty, the design and development of prosthetic hip components, and the current clinical indications for this procedure. The possible complications of total hip arthroplasty...

  13. Characteristics of children with hip displacement in cerebral palsy

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    2007-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Hip dislocation in children with cerebral palsy (CP is a common and severe problem. The dislocation can be avoided, by screening and preventive treatment of children with hips at risk. The aim of this study was to analyse the characteristics of children with CP who develop hip displacement, in order to optimise a hip surveillance programme. Methods In a total population of children with CP a standardised clinical and radiological follow-up of the hips was carried out as a part of a hip prevention programme. The present study is based on 212 children followed until 9–16 years of age. Results Of the 212 children, 38 (18% developed displacement with Migration Percentage (MP >40% and further 19 (9% MP between 33 and 39%. Mean age at first registration of hip displacement was 4 years, but some hips showed MP > 40% already at two years of age. The passive range of hip motion at the time of first registration of hip displacement did not differ significantly from the findings in hips without displacement. The risk of hip displacement varied according to CP-subtype, from 0% in children with pure ataxia to 79% in children with spastic tetraplegia. The risk of displacement (MP > 40% was directly related to the level of gross motor function, classified according to the gross motor function classification system, GMFCS, from 0% in children in GMFCS level I to 64% in GMFCS level V. Conclusion Hip displacement in CP often occurs already at 2–3 years of age. Range of motion is a poor indicator of hips at risk. Thus early identification and early radiographic examination of children at risk is of great importance. The risk of hip displacement varies according to both CP-subtype and GMFCS. It is sometimes not possible to determine subtype before 4 years of age, and at present several definitions and classification systems are used. GMFCS is valid and reliable from 2 years of age, and it is internationally accepted. We recommend a hip surveillance programme for children with CP with radiographic examinations based on the child's age and GMFCS level.

  14. Avoiding Hip Instability and Limb Length Discrepancy After Total Hip Arthroplasty.

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    Sculco, Peter K; Cottino, Umberto; Abdel, Matthew P; Sierra, Rafael J

    2016-04-01

    Two complications after total hip arthroplasty (THA) are hip instability and limb length discrepancy; instability is a common indication for revision THA. The goal of a successful THA is to maximize impingement-free range of motion, recreate appropriate offset, and equalize limb length discrepancies to produce a pain-free and dynamically stable THA. In this article, the patient risk factors for dislocation and limb length discrepancy, key elements of the preoperative template, the anatomic landmarks for accurate component placement, the leg positions for soft tissue stability testing, and the management of postoperative instability are reviewed. PMID:26772941

  15. Dura arhtroplasty of the hip a case report with follow up to 10 years

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    Freeze-dried human dura allograft was used to cover the dislocated femoral head of a 9 years old with left hip dislocation. The left hip was dislocated as a consequence of pyogenic arthritis of the hipjoint afterbirth. After medical treatment the child regained his health and began to walk at the age of one year. At the age of 9 years old, limping was clearly obvious with 2.5 cms of limb length discrepancy. The dislocated hip was surgically reduced and the joint was stabilized by Chiari medial displacement osteotomy. The child was kept in a 1 1/2 hip spica for 4 weeks, after which the Yirschner wires were removed. Two years after surgery, the hip joint was mobiled, stable and pain free, leg length discrepancy was 1 cm. Ten years follow up, the child (1 9 years old) becomes a normal developed adult with nearly full range hip motion. The thigh circumference of the affected limb is smaller than the other, leg length discrepancy is 2 cms but he can walk, run and participate in sports. Follow up X-rays show a well located hip with deformed femoral head

  16. Total hip arthroplasty for arthrodesed hips.

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    Howard MB; Bruce WJ; Walsh W; Goldberg JA

    2002-01-01

    The benefits of converting an ankylosed or arthrodesed hip to total hip arthroplasty have been reported in the literature as have the technical difficulties associated with this procedure. This review, however, outlines the experience of a single surgeon (WJMB) at a single institution using uncemented prostheses. Between November 1991 and June 1996, 5 arthrodesed hips underwent uncemented total hip arthroplasty in 4 males and 1 female. Clinical and radiological follow-up review was for at lea...

  17. Imaging of the hip and bony pelvis. Techniques and applications

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    Davies, A.M. [Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham (United Kingdom). MRI Centre; Johnson, K.J. [Princess of Wales Birmingham Children' s Hospital (United Kingdom); Whitehouse, R.W. (eds.) [Manchester Royal Infirmary (United Kingdom). Dept. of Clinical Radiology

    2006-07-01

    This is a comprehensive textbook on imaging of the bony pelvis and hip joint that provides a detailed description of the techniques and imaging findings relevant to this complex anatomical region. In the first part of the book, the various techniques and procedures employed for imaging the pelvis and hip are discussed in detail. The second part of the book documents the application of these techniques to the diverse clinical problems and diseases encountered. Among the many topics addressed are congenital and developmental disorders including developmental dysplasia of the hip, irritable hip and septic arthritis, Perthes' disease and avascular necrosis, slipped upper femoral epiphysis, bony and soft tissue trauma, arthritis, tumours and hip prostheses. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the field, and a wealth of illustrative material is included. This book will be of great value to musculoskeletal and general radiologists, orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists. (orig.)

  18. Imaging of the hip and bony pelvis. Techniques and applications

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    This is a comprehensive textbook on imaging of the bony pelvis and hip joint that provides a detailed description of the techniques and imaging findings relevant to this complex anatomical region. In the first part of the book, the various techniques and procedures employed for imaging the pelvis and hip are discussed in detail. The second part of the book documents the application of these techniques to the diverse clinical problems and diseases encountered. Among the many topics addressed are congenital and developmental disorders including developmental dysplasia of the hip, irritable hip and septic arthritis, Perthes' disease and avascular necrosis, slipped upper femoral epiphysis, bony and soft tissue trauma, arthritis, tumours and hip prostheses. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the field, and a wealth of illustrative material is included. This book will be of great value to musculoskeletal and general radiologists, orthopaedic surgeons and rheumatologists. (orig.)

  19. Is There a Benefit to Head Size Greater Than 36 mm in Total Hip Arthroplasty?

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    Haughom, Bryan D; Plummer, Darren R; Moric, Mario; Della Valle, Craig J

    2016-01-01

    This study compares the rate of dislocation and revision for instability between 36-mm and anatomic femoral heads (large diameter metal-on-metal THA, dual-mobility bearings, and hip resurfacing arthroplasty) in patients at high risk for dislocation. A total of 501 high-risk patients, over a 10-year period, were identified (282 36-mm THA, 24 dual-mobility bearings, 83 metal-on-metal arthroplasty, and 112 hip resurfacing arthroplasty). There were 13 dislocations in the 36-mm group compared to 1 in the anatomic group (4.6% vs 0.5%; P = .005). Four patients dislocated more than once in the 36-mm group (1.4% vs 0%; P = .04), and 2 patients in the 36-mm group required a revision for instability (0.7% vs 0%; P = .11). These results suggest that anatomic head sizes significantly lower the risk of dislocation in high-risk patients. PMID:26360768

  20. MRI of cervical facet dislocation

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    The MRI examinations of eight patients with cervical vertebral dislocation demonstrated by conventional radiography were reviewed. All patients had axial and sagittal T 1- and T 2-weighted imaging on a 1.5-T unit. This revealed unilateral partial facet dislocation (in two patients), bilateral partial facet dislocation (in two), unilateral complete dislocation (in two) and bilateral complete facet dislocation (in two). In six patients there was cord contusion, three had focal disc protrusions and four unilateral absence of normal flow void in one of the cervical vertebral arteries. In all cases, the dislocated facets were shown well on the far-lateral sagittal images. (orig.). With 5 figs., 1 tab

  1. Ultrasound: Infant Hip

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    ... ultrasound when they suspect a problem called developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) . DDH is a hip deformity that can ... Kids For Parents MORE ON THIS TOPIC Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip X-Ray Exam: Hip X-Ray Exam: Leg ...

  2. Patellar dislocation with genu valgum treated by DFO.

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    Kwon, Jae Ho; Kim, Jong In; Seo, Dong-Hyun; Kang, Kyung-Woon; Nam, Ji Ho; Nha, Kyung-Wook

    2013-06-01

    Congenital habitual patellar dislocation is a rare condition of the knee where the patella dislocates during flexion and relocates during extension. The congenital form is permanent, irreducible, and presents at birth. It is characterized by a short quadriceps and a major patellofemoral dysplasia and short height. This article presents a rare case of a 27-year-old woman with recurring bilateral habitual dislocation of the patella after a failed previous proximal and distal realignment procedure. Clinical examinations of both knees revealed genu valgus knees and lateral joint pain that recurred after several previous operations. Radiographs of both knees showed patellar dislocation and genu valgum associated with patellofemoral dysplasia and osteoarthritis of the lateral compartment. Long-leg standing radiographs showed an anatomic tibiofemoral angle of right 13° and left 6° valgus and a mechanical tibiofemoral angle of right 8° and left 2° valgus and weight-bearing line of 65% on the right and 48% on the left. The authors performed a distal femoral closing wedging osteotomy to correct the valgus deformity, and then percutaneous lateral release and medial reefing were performed to stabilize the patellas of both knees simultaneously. PMID:23746026

  3. Effective dislocation lines in continuously dislocated crystals. III. Kinematics

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    Trzesowski, Andrzej

    2007-01-01

    A class of congruences of principal Volterra-type effective dislocation lines associated with a dislocation density tensor is distinguished in order to investigate the kinematics of continuized defective crystals in terms of their dislocation densities (tensorial as well as scalar). Moreover, it shown, basing oneself on a formula defining the mean curvature of glide surfaces for principal edge effective dislocation lines, that the considered kinematics of continuized defective crystals is con...

  4. Introducing Dislocation Climb by Bulk Diffusion in Discrete Dislocation Dynamics

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    Mordehai, Dan; Clouet, Emmanuel; Fivel, Marc C.; Verdier, Marc

    2008-01-01

    Abstract We report a method to incorporate dislocation climb controlled by bulk diffusion in a 3-dimensional discrete dislocation dynamics (DDD) simulation for fcc metals. In this model we couple the vacancy diffusion theory to the DDD in order to obtain the climb rate of the dislocation segments. The model capability to reproduce the motion of climbing dislocations is examined by calculating several test-cases of pure climb-related phenomena and comparing the results with existing...

  5. Acetabular wall augmentation in selected patients with recurrent dislocation after THA.

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    Sivertsen, Einar Andreas; Borgen, Pål Oliver

    2014-11-01

    We reviewed 42 patients operated with PMMA augmentation of the acetabular wall for recurrent posterior dislocation of cemented total hip arthroplasties with a cemented all-poly acetabular component. 38 patients never experienced subsequent dislocations after the procedure. 4 patients had recurrent dislocations, and two additional patients underwent a revision procedure due to aseptic loosening of the acetabular component. 1, 5 and 10 years survival of the prosthesis free of dislocation were 95%, 95% and 64% respectively. 90% of the patients were satisfied, four patients experienced pain and 3 patients sustained an infection. The procedure is simple, effective, takes less time and results in less blood loss compared to full revision surgery. It should be considered in cases of recurrent posterior dislocation in elderly patients. PMID:25052045

  6. Is Cup Positioning Challenged in Hips Previously Treated With Periacetabular Osteotomy?

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    Hartig-Andreasen, Charlotte; Stilling, Maiken

    2014-01-01

    After periacetabular osteotomy (PAO), some patients develop osteoarthritis with need of a total hip arthroplasty (THA). We evaluated the outcome of THA following PAO and explored factors associated with inferior cup position and increased polyethylene wear. Follow-up were performed 4 to 10years after THA in 34 patients (38 hips) with previous PAO. Computer analysis evaluated cup position and wear rates. No patient had dislocations or revision surgery. Median scores were: Harris hip 96, Oxford hip 38 and WOMAC 78. Mean cup anteversion and abduction angles were 22(o) (range 7°-43°) and 45° (range 28°-65°). Outliers of cup abduction were associated with persisting dysplasia (CE

  7. Thermodynamically consistent continuum dislocation dynamics

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    Hochrainer, Thomas

    2015-01-01

    Dislocation based modeling of plasticity is one of the central challenges at the crossover of materials science and continuum mechanics. Developing a continuum theory of dislocations requires the solution of two long standing problems: (i) to represent dislocation kinematics in terms of a reasonable number of variables and (ii) to derive averaged descriptions of the dislocation dynamics (i.e. material laws) in terms of these variables. The kinematic problem (i) was recently solved through the...

  8. Variational approach in dislocation theory

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    Groma, István; Györgyi, Géza; Ispánovity, Péter Dusán

    2009-01-01

    A variational approach is presented to calculate the stress field generated by a system of dislocations. It is shown that in the simplest case, when the material containing the dislocations obeys Hooke's law the variational framework gives the same field equations as Kr\\"oner's theory. However, the variational method proposed allows to study many other problems like dislocation core regularisation, role of elastic anharmonicity and dislocation--solute atom interaction. The aim of the paper is...

  9. Gauge theory of dislocations

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    In this continuation of work by the author the notion of the distortion of an ideal crystal structure is generalized and the gauge field is defined, fundamental states (vacuum configurations) of which are the crystal structure elementary distortions due to dislocations. The form of the structure equations of the connection form defined by this gauge field is discussed

  10. Glenohumeral instability and dislocation.

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    Finnoff, Jonathan T; Doucette, Susan; Hicken, Gregory

    2004-08-01

    Glenohumeral joint instability and dislocations are common diagnoses seen by physicians. There are many different pathologic etiologies for these conditions. A thorough understanding of the history,physical examination, pathoanatomy, and classification systems is required to make an accurate diagnosis. With the appropriate diagnosis, the clinician can choose the correct treatment and improve the patient's outcome. PMID:15219891

  11. Behavior of dislocations in silicon

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    Sumino, Koji [Nippon Steel Corp., Chiba Prefecture (Japan)

    1995-08-01

    A review is given of dynamic behavior of dislocations in silicon on the basis of works of the author`s group. Topics taken up are generation, motion and multiplication of dislocations as affected by oxygen impurities and immobilization of dislocations due to impurity reaction.

  12. Neglected irreducible posterolateral knee dislocation

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    Saini Raghav; Mootha Aditya; Goni Vijay; Dhillon Mandeep

    2010-01-01

    Knee dislocations are rare injuries. Posterolateral knee dislocations are only a small subset of them. There is a paucity of literature regarding the management of such neglected cases. We report here, a case of neglected irreducible posterolateral knee dislocation treated with open reduction and isolated posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction followed by gradual rehabilitation with good outcome at 3 years followup.

  13. Neglected irreducible posterolateral knee dislocation

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    Saini Raghav

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Knee dislocations are rare injuries. Posterolateral knee dislocations are only a small subset of them. There is a paucity of literature regarding the management of such neglected cases. We report here, a case of neglected irreducible posterolateral knee dislocation treated with open reduction and isolated posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction followed by gradual rehabilitation with good outcome at 3 years followup.

  14. [Congenital foot abnormalities].

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    Delpont, M; Lafosse, T; Bachy, M; Mary, P; Alves, A; Vialle, R

    2015-03-01

    The foot may be the site of birth defects. These abnormalities are sometimes suspected prenatally. Final diagnosis depends on clinical examination at birth. These deformations can be simple malpositions: metatarsus adductus, talipes calcaneovalgus and pes supinatus. The prognosis is excellent spontaneously or with a simple orthopedic treatment. Surgery remains outstanding. The use of a pediatric orthopedist will be considered if malposition does not relax after several weeks. Malformations (clubfoot, vertical talus and skew foot) require specialized care early. Clubfoot is characterized by an equine and varus hindfoot, an adducted and supine forefoot, not reducible. Vertical talus combines equine hindfoot and dorsiflexion of the forefoot, which is performed in the midfoot instead of the ankle. Skew foot is suspected when a metatarsus adductus is resistant to conservative treatment. Early treatment is primarily orthopedic at birth. Surgical treatment begins to be considered after walking age. Keep in mind that an abnormality of the foot may be associated with other conditions: malposition with congenital hip, malformations with syndromes, neurological and genetic abnormalities. PMID:25524290

  15. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    ... small-incision total hip arthroplasty and arthroscopic hip femoroacetabular impingement resection. Hip pain is not limited to senior ... you will see footage of an arthroscopic hip femoroacetabular impingement resection. Remember, OR-Live makes it easy for ...

  16. Computer aided diagnosis and treatment planning for developmental dysplasia of the hip

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    Li, Bin; Lu, Hongbing; Cai, Wenli; Li, Xiang; Meng, Jie; Liang, Zhengrong

    2005-04-01

    The developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a congenital malformation affecting the proximal femurs and acetabulum that are subluxatable, dislocatable, and dislocated. Early diagnosis and treatment is important because failure to diagnose and improper treatment can result in significant morbidity. In this paper, we designed and implemented a computer aided system for the diagnosis and treatment planning of this disease. With the design, the patient received CT (computed tomography) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scan first. A mixture-based PV partial-volume algorithm was applied to perform bone segmentation on CT image, followed by three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction and display of the segmented image, demonstrating the special relationship between the acetabulum and femurs for visual judgment. Several standard procedures, such as Salter procedure, Pemberton procedure and Femoral Shortening osteotomy, were simulated on the screen to rehearse a virtual treatment plan. Quantitative measurement of Acetabular Index (AI) and Femoral Neck Anteversion (FNA) were performed on the 3D image for evaluation of DDH and treatment plans. PC graphics-card GPU architecture was exploited to accelerate the 3D rendering and geometric manipulation. The prototype system was implemented on PC/Windows environment and is currently under clinical trial on patient datasets.

  17. Metal-on-Metal Hip Arthroplasty: Does Early Clinical Outcome Justify the Chance of an Adverse Local Tissue Reaction?

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    Ho, Henry; Engh, Charles A.

    2009-01-01

    Larger diameter metal-on-metal (MOM) bearing hips offer the possibility of low wear and reduced risk of dislocation. We reviewed the first 126 patients (131 hips) who had a large-head (36-mm) MOM bearing surface to report the early clinical outcome and especially to determine the occurrence of dislocation and wear-related concerns. The minimum followup was 5 years (mean, 5.6 years; range, 5–7 years). We found a 98% survivorship free of component revision. No hips had been revised for dislocat...

  18. Total hip arthroplasty for arthrodesed hips.

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    Howard MB

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available The benefits of converting an ankylosed or arthrodesed hip to total hip arthroplasty have been reported in the literature as have the technical difficulties associated with this procedure. This review, however, outlines the experience of a single surgeon (WJMB at a single institution using uncemented prostheses. Between November 1991 and June 1996, 5 arthrodesed hips underwent uncemented total hip arthroplasty in 4 males and 1 female. Clinical and radiological follow-up review was for at least three years in all patients. In general, patients were satisfied with the outcome of their surgery with Harris Hip scores improving from an average of 62 preoperatively to an average of 72 postoperatively. The surgical outcome in these difficult cases was not as satisfactory as for routine total hip arthroplasty. Meticulous preoperative planning is required to aim toward leg length restoration and restoration of the abductor moment arm. A modular prosthesis allows versatility at surgery.

  19. Advanced wear of an Oxinium™ femoral head implant following polyethylene liner dislocation.

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    Tribe, H; Malek, S; Stammers, J; Ranawat, V; Skinner, J A

    2013-11-01

    Oxinium™ (Smith & Nephew, Memphis, TN, US) has been used in hip arthroplasty since 2003. The surface coating is hard and provides low wear rates but if this surface coating is damaged, the soft metal core is at risk of accelerated wear. Previous reports have described accelerated wear following intra and postoperative hip dislocation. We report a case of advanced wear of an in situ Oxinium™ femoral head implant following a cracked acetabular liner. The liner had disengaged from the titanium shell, allowing the Oxinium™ head to articulate directly with the shell. The disengaged liner led to dislocation of the Oxinium™ head, with associated pronounced wear of the head and the acetabular cup. The patient had a successful revision procedure. We advise close follow-up of patients with Oxinium™ implants, especially if associated with dislocation and closed reduction. PMID:24165329

  20. [Patella dislocation in athletes].

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    Frosch, K H; Akoto, R; Schmeling, A

    2014-10-01

    Most dislocations of the patella occur during sports activities. The entities instability, maltracking and loss of tracking should be defined by patient history, clinical examination and radiological evaluation including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Based on these criteria a new classification of patella dislocations (5 types) was established which allows a standardized treatment algorithm. Type 1 is a simple (traumatic) dislocation without maltracking and without instability. Type 2 has a high redislocation risk (defined as instability) without maltracking. An isolated stabilizing surgical procedure, such as medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) augmentation is successful in most cases. Type 3 is characterized by instability and maltracking. Maltracking can be caused by soft tissue contracture or muscular deficits (type 3a), patella alta (type 3b), pathological tibial tuberosity to trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance (type 3c), genu valgum (type 3d) and torsional deformities (type 3e). In these types an isolated soft tissue procedure is usually not sufficient. The bony pathologies additionally need to be addressed to regain physiological patella tracking. Type 4 includes severe trochlea dysplasia with loss of patella tracking. Usually trochleaplasty is needed to stabilize the patella and to prevent redislocation. Type 5 is based on patella maltracking without instability and can be found in patients with a pathological knee baseline or special forms of torsional deformities. Although patella dislocations in trained athletes are seldom due to the stabilizing muscular status, the treatment strategy is similar to that of normal persons. Additional cartilage injuries, type of sports and time for rehabilitation have to be considered for optimal treatment. PMID:25182007

  1. Congenital amusia

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    Williamson, Victoria J; Stewart, Lauren

    2013-01-01

    For most people, music, like language, is acquired effortlessly in early life. But a few percent of the population have lifelong difficulties in the perception and production of music. In this chapter we discuss psycho-acoustic and behavioral studies that have attempted to delineate the nature of the auditory perceptual deficits in this group and consider whether these difficulties extend outside the musical domain. Finally, we review structural imaging studies in this group which point to subtle anomalies in temporal and frontal areas. We suggest that amusia can be considered a disorder of neural development, which has relatively specific consequences at the behavioral level. Studies of congenital amusia provide a unique window on the neurocognitive architecture of music processing.

  2. Atlantoaxial dislocation associated with the maldevelopment of the posterior neural arch of axis causing compressive myelopathy

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    Behari Sanjay

    2004-10-01

    Full Text Available The craniovertebral junction has a predilection for a variety of congenital anomalies due to its complex development. The association of atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD with the maldevelopment of the posterior arch of axis is extremely rare. We report two such cases and present the management strategy.

  3. Bursitis of the Hip

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    ... a staph infection) Diabetes Spine problems, such as scoliosis Uneven leg lengths Bone spurs (bony growths on top of normal bone) on the hip ... How is hip bursitis treated? Treatment for bursitis ...

  4. Hip fracture surgery

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    ... neck fracture repair; Trochanteric fracture repair; Hip pinning surgery; Osteoarthritis-hip ... You may receive general anesthesia before this surgery. This means ... spinal anesthesia. With this kind of anesthesia, medicine is ...

  5. Thermodynamically consistent continuum dislocation dynamics

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    Hochrainer, Thomas

    2016-03-01

    Dislocation based modeling of plasticity is one of the central challenges at the crossover of materials science and continuum mechanics. Developing a continuum theory of dislocations requires the solution of two long standing problems: (i) to represent dislocation kinematics in terms of a reasonable number of variables and (ii) to derive averaged descriptions of the dislocation dynamics (i.e. material laws) in terms of these variables. The kinematic problem (i) was recently solved through the introduction of continuum dislocation dynamics (CDD), which provides kinematically consistent evolution equations of dislocation alignment tensors, presuming a given average dislocation velocity (Hochrainer, T., 2015, Multipole expansion of continuum dislocations dynamics in terms of alignment tensors. Philos. Mag. 95 (12), 1321-1367). In the current paper we demonstrate how a free energy formulation may be used to solve the dynamic closure problem (ii) in CDD. We do so exemplarily for the lowest order CDD variant for curved dislocations in a single slip situation. In this case, a thermodynamically consistent average dislocation velocity is found to comprise five mesoscopic shear stress contributions. For a postulated free energy expression we identify among these stress contributions a back-stress term and a line-tension term, both of which have already been postulated for CDD. A new stress contribution occurs which is missing in earlier CDD models including the statistical continuum theory of straight parallel edge dislocations (Groma, I., Csikor, F.F., Zaiser, M., 2003. Spatial correlations and higher-order gradient terms in a continuum description of dislocation dynamics. Acta Mater. 51, 1271-1281). Furthermore, two entirely new stress contributions arise from the curvature of dislocations.

  6. Total hip arthroplasty through anterior minimal incision

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    Bogdan Negru-Aman

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available Total hip arthroplasty through minimum anterior incision is a minimally invasive technique that allows access to the joint capsule without posting the skeletal muscle surrounding areas. Anterior surgical approach is advantageous because the hip joint is located closer to the front than the rear part of the limb. The surgical approach follows a internervous plane between superior and inferior gluteal nerves (in the side and femoral nerve (medially, without involving the muscle removal. This technique provides good access, through the same incision, both to the acetabul and the femur. It also allows better control of the acetabular cup, keeping the limb length, a decrease of dislocations rate and reduced post-operative precautions.

  7. Dislocation patterning in a 2D continuum theory of dislocations

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    Groma, Istvan; Zaiser, Michael; Ispanovity, Peter Dusan

    2016-01-01

    Understanding the spontaneous emergence of dislocation patterns during plastic deformation is a long standing challenge in dislocation theory. During the past decades several phenomenological continuum models of dislocation patterning were proposed, but few of them (if any) are derived from microscopic considerations through systematic and controlled averaging procedures. In this paper we present a 2D continuum theory that is obtained by systematic averaging of the equations of motion of disc...

  8. Dislocation core field. II. Screw dislocation in iron

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    Clouet, Emmanuel; Ventelon, Lisa; Willaime, F.

    2011-01-01

    The dislocation core field, which comes in addition to the Volterra elastic field, is studied for the screw dislocation in alpha-iron. This core field, evidenced and characterized using ab initio calculations, corresponds to a biaxial dilatation, which we modeled within the anisotropic linear elasticity. We show that this core field needs to be considered when extracting quantitative information from atomistic simulations, such as dislocation core energies. Finally, we look...

  9. Hip supporting device

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    The present invention relates to a device for limiting movements in one or more anatomical joints, such as a device for limiting movement in the human hip joint after hip replacement surgery. This is provided by a device for limiting movement in the human hip joint, said device comprising: at least...

  10. Hip arthroplasty in failed intertrochanteric fractures in elderly

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    Javahir A Pachore

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Failed intertrochanteric fractures in elderly patients are surgical challenge with limited options. Hip arthroplasty is a good salvage procedure even though it involves technical issues such as implant removal, bone loss, poor bone quality, trochanteric nonunion and difficulty of surgical exposure. Materials and Methods: 30 patients of failed intertrochanteric fractures where hip arthroplasty was done between May 2008 and December 2011 were included in study. 13 were males and 17 were females with average age of 67.3 years. There were 2 cemented bipolar arthroplasties, 19 uncemented bipolar, 4 cemented total hip arthroplasty and 5 uncemented total hip arthroplasties. 16 patients had a trochanteric nonunion, which was treated by tension band principles. Total hip was considered where there was acetabular damage due to the penetration of implant. Results: The average followup was 20 months (range 6-48 months. Patients were followed up from 6 to 48 months with average followup of 20 months. None of the patients were lost to followup. There was no dislocation. All patients were ambulatory at the final followup. Conclusion: A predictable functional outcome can be achieved by hip arthroplasty in elderly patients with failed intertrochanteric fractures. Though technically demanding, properly performed hip arthroplasty can be a good salvage option for this patient group.

  11. Minimally-incision total hip arthoplasty: Complications

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    Baš?arevi? V.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Minimaly invasive hip surgery techniques have been proposed as an alternative to conventional soft tissue exposure total hip arthroplasty. Purpored advantages of the technique included less blood loss, faster recovery, shoter stay in hospital and better cosmetical result. During the years good results have been presented by many authors, and serious complications have been found only in a few articles. But, some papers reported a catastrofic complications of the MIS procedures. Our intention is to present complication which had occurred in our experience with MIS total hip replacement. Retrospective study involved 215 patients (230 hips. All patients, of mean age 55.7 years, obtained fiber metal midcoated or fiber metal taper femoral stem and identical fiber metal coated acetabular shell with polyethylene or ceramic insert. The goal of the study was to evaluate intraoperative and early postoperative complications: bone fractures and/or implant, blood loss, dislocations, prolonged bleeding, loss of component position in 6 week postop. period, infections, and thromboembolism. The complications we had may occur with any type of operating technique. The purpose of the study was not either to condone or condemn MIS techniques but to show the complications that had occurred in our experience.

  12. Grain Orientation and Dislocation Patterns

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    Hansen, Niels; Huang, Xiaoxu; Pantleon, Wolfgang; Winther, Grethe

    2006-01-01

    Abstract Dislocation patterns have been characterized by transmission electron microscopy and Kikuchi line analysis in pure, polycrystalline aluminium deformed in tension at room temperature in the strain range 0.05-0.34. The angular strain relationship of the dislocation boundaries, their scaling behaviour and the occurrence of similitude shows that two dislocation patterns coexist in all grains, however, with very different characteristics dependent on the grain orientation. An a...

  13. Conductivity and Photoconductivity at Dislocations

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    Labusch, R.

    1997-01-01

    The general features of one-dimensional states at dislocations, including those that are bound in the electrostatic field of trapped charges, are discussed. An overview of the available evidence for the existence or nonexistence of one-dimensional conduction in these states is given. Photoconductivity measurements along dislocations and from the dislocation core to the bulk are presented and discussed in some detail. The analysis of the results leads to a revision of some old concepts in disl...

  14. Mobility of dislocations in semiconductors

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    Stokbro, K.; Hansen, L B; Lundqvist, B. I.

    1996-01-01

    Atomic-scale calculations for the dynamics of the 90$^0$ partial glide dislocation in silicon are made using the effective-medium tight-binding theory. Kink formation and migration energies for the reconstructed partial dislocation are compared with experimental results for the mobility of this dislocation. The results confirm the theory that the partial moves in the dissociated state via the formation of stable kinks. The correlation between glide activation energy and band gap in semiconduc...

  15. Mobility of dislocations in semiconductors

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    Stokbro, K; Lundqvist, B I

    1996-01-01

    Atomic-scale calculations for the dynamics of the 90$^0$ partial glide dislocation in silicon are made using the effective-medium tight-binding theory. Kink formation and migration energies for the reconstructed partial dislocation are compared with experimental results for the mobility of this dislocation. The results confirm the theory that the partial moves in the dissociated state via the formation of stable kinks. The correlation between glide activation energy and band gap in semiconducting systems is discussed.

  16. Long-term outcome of reconstruction of the hip in young children with cerebral palsy.

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    Dhawale, A A; Karatas, A F; Holmes, L; Rogers, K J; Dabney, K W; Miller, F

    2013-02-01

    We reviewed the long-term radiological outcome, complications and revision operations in 19 children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy and hip dysplasia who underwent combined peri-iliac osteotomy and femoral varus derotation osteotomy. They had a mean age of 7.5 years (1.6 to 10.9) and comprised 22 hip dislocations and subluxations. We also studied the outcome for the contralateral hip. At a mean follow-up of 11.7 years (10 to 15.1) the Melbourne cerebral palsy (CP) hip classification was grade 2 in 16 hips, grade 3 in five, and grade 5 in one. There were five complications seen in four hips (21%, four patients), including one dislocation, one subluxation, one coxa vara with adduction deformity, one subtrochanteric fracture and one infection. A recurrent soft-tissue contracture occurred in five hips and ten required revision surgery. In pre-adolescent children with quadriplegic cerebral palsy good long-term outcomes can be achieved after reconstruction of the hip; regular follow-up is required. PMID:23365039

  17. Multiligamentous injuries and knee dislocations.

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    Gimber, Lana H; Scalcione, Luke R; Rowan, Andrew; Hardy, Jolene C; Melville, David M; Taljanovic, Mihra S

    2015-11-01

    Complex capsular ligamentous structures contribute to stability of the knee joint. Simultaneous injury of two or more knee ligaments, aside from concurrent tears involving the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments, is considered to be associated with femorotibial knee dislocations. Proximal tibiofibular joint dislocations are not always easily recognized and may be overlooked or missed. Patellofemoral dislocations can be transient with MR imaging sometimes required to reach the diagnosis. In this article, the authors describe the mechanism of injury, ligamentous disruptions, imaging, and treatment options of various types of knee dislocations including injuries of the femorotibial, proximal tibiofibular, and patellofemoral joints. PMID:26002747

  18. Bearing Change to Metal-On-Polyethylene for Ceramic Bearing Fracture in Total Hip Arthroplasty; Does It Work?

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    Lee, Soong Joon; Kwak, Hong Suk; Yoo, Jeong Joon; Kim, Hee Joong

    2016-01-01

    We evaluated the short-term to midterm results of reoperation with bearing change to metal-on-polyethylene (MoP) after ceramic bearing fracture in ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasty. Nine third-generation ceramic bearing fractures (6 heads and 3 liners) were treated with bearing change to MoP. Mean age at reoperation was 52.7 years. Mean follow-up was 4.3 years. During follow-up, 2 of 3 liner-fractured hips and 1 of 6 head-fractured hips showed radiologic signs of metallosis and elevated serum chromium levels. Re-reoperation with bearing rechange to a ceramic head was performed for the hips with metallosis. One liner-fractured hip had periprosthetic joint infection. Dislocation occurred in 3 hips. From our experience, bearing change to MoP is not a recommended treatment option for ceramic bearing fracture in total hip arthroplasty. PMID:26404851

  19. Outcomes of Dual Modular Cementless Femoral Stems in Revision Hip Arthroplasty

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    Ali Ghoz; Matthew L. Broadhead; John Morley; Shawn Tavares; David McDonald

    2014-01-01

    With an increasing number of primary hip replacements being performed every year, the burden of revision hip arthroplasty, for septic and aseptic loosening, recurrent dislocation or periprosthetic fracture, is also increasing. In recent years, different approaches to revising the femoral prosthesis have emerged; including both cemented and cementless techniques. With a stable cement mantle and good bone quality, or through the use of impaction bone grafting when bone stock is lacking, it is p...

  20. Alumina-on-alumina total hip replacement for femoral neck fracture in healthy patients

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    Moretti Lorenzo; Mori Claudio M; Piazzolla Andrea; Solarino Giuseppe; Patella Silvio; Notarnicola Angela

    2011-01-01

    Abstract Background Total hip replacement is considered the best option for treatment of displaced intracapsular fractures of the femoral neck (FFN). The size of the femoral head is an important factor that influences the outcome of a total hip arthroplasty (THA): implants with a 28 mm femoral head are more prone to dislocate than implants with a 32 mm head. Obviously, a large head coupled to a polyethylene inlay can lead to more wear, osteolysis and failure of the implant. Ceramic induces le...

  1. The normal hip in the newborn infant: Sonographic standards for instability

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    Despite careful clinical examinations in the nursery, some infants with significant congenital hip instability elude early diagnosis. In recent years, the use of real-time US has enabled a dynamic arthrographic type of hip examination to be performed. Preliminary experience suggests that a certain amount of instability in newborn hips is probably normal, but no standards have been established. In this study, a group of term newborn infants whose physical examinations were normal were examined by hip sonography on the first and second days of life. Each hip was imaged in the transverse plane in stressed and nonstressed positions to allow quantitation of motion. This study defines the normal range of hip instability in newborn infants

  2. Congenital pachygyria

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    Jing-xia HU

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Objective To investigate the imaging and clinicopathological features of pachygyria limited in the right temporo-parieto-occipital lobe and the key points of its diagnosis and treatment, in order to improve the recognition of this disease.  Methods and Results A 2-year-old boy was admitted to hospital because of paroxysmal loss of consciousness and convulsion for 18 months with progressive aggravation. MRI showed malformations of cortical development in the right temporo-parieto-occipital lobe. Epileptic foci resection on the right temporo-parieto-occipital lobe was made. Histological examination after operation showed uneven thickening of gray matter, shrinking of white matter and disappearing cortical stratification, while a lot of dysmorphic neurons, balloon cells and scattered balloon cells in white matter appeared. Immunohistochemical staining revealed that dysmorphic neurons were positive for non-phosphorylated neurofilament protein SMI-32, microtubule-associated protein-2 (MAP-2 and vimentin (Vim or neurofilament protein (NF. Both dysmorphic neurons and balloon cells expressed phosphorylated ribosomal S6 protein (RPS6, while the former was stronger than the latter. Balloon cells were not positive for MAP-2 or Vim. No disturbance of consciousness or limb twitches occurred in this patient during one-year follow-up.  Conclusions Congenital pachygyria was cortical dysplasia caused by the early proliferation and migration disorder of brain, and should be distinguished with focal cortical dysplasia (FCD type ? b and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC. Clinical history, imaging and histological features should be included in the diagnosis. DOI: 10.3969/j.issn.1672-6731.2016.02.005

  3. Synovial Chondromatosis of the Hip: Management with Arthroscope-Assisted Synovectomy and Removal of Loose Bodies: Report of Two Cases

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    Chun-Yang Chen

    2003-03-01

    Full Text Available Primary synovial chondromatosis is an uncommon disorder, and involvement of the hipjoint is rare. The clinical symptoms are usually non-specific, and a clinical diagnosis of synovialchondromatosis of the hip may be difficult and delayed, especially before the ossifyingnodules become evident. Loose bodies in the joint can cause secondary degenerativeosteoarthritis of the hip. Currently, the recommended management is surgical removal of theloose bodies and a synovectomy without dislocation of the hip joint. Herein we report on 2cases of synovial chondromatosis of the hip, which were managed with an arthroscopeassistedsynovectomy and removal of the loose bodies. We believe this is an easy and safemethod for management of this disorder.

  4. Misdiagnosis induced intraocular lens dislocation in anterior megalophthalmos.

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    Wang, Qi-Wei; Xu, Wen; Zhu, Ya-Nan; Li, Jin-Yu; Zhang, Li; Yao, Ke

    2012-09-01

    Anterior megalophthalmos (AM) is an uncommon developmental anomaly of the anterior segment of the eye with a constellation of findings that includes enlarged cornea, deep anterior chamber, posterior positioning of the iris and lens, iris stroma atrophy, hypoplasia of iris dilator, pupil displacement, large capsular bag, lens subluxation, prematurely cataract and the tendency to retinal detachment. AM, especially when symptoms are mild, is not an easy disease to diagnose. We present 3 AM cases that were misdiagnosed as congenital cataract with weak zonule and megalocornea. Intraocular lenses (IOLs) dislocated after standard cataract surgeries and subsequent surgery (replacing the dislocated IOLs with iris-claw intraocular lenses) achieved satisfactory outcome. Although rare, AM should be included in the differential diagnosis of enlarged cornea and we recommend implanting Artisan lens in AM patients. PMID:22932204

  5. Congenital Heart Defects

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    ... of a set of gene mutations in the development of congenital heart disease and simultaneously discovered a link between them and some neurodevelopmental abnormalities in children. These abnormalities include cognitive, motor, social, and language impairments. View all recent Congenital ...

  6. Congenital heart disease

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    Congenital heart disease is a problem with the heart's structure and function that is present at birth. ... Congenital heart disease (CHD) can describe a number of different problems affecting the heart. It is the most common ...

  7. Congenital platelet function defects

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    Platelet storage pool disorder; Glanzmann's thrombasthenia; Bernard-Soulier syndrome; Platelet function defects - congenital ... Congenital platelet function defects are bleeding disorders that cause ... function, even though there are normal platelet numbers. ...

  8. Birthmark (Congenital Melanocytic Nevus)

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    ... Birthmark (Congenital Melanocytic Nevus) A parent's guide for infants and babies A A A Congenital melanocytic nevi ... than 1 cm to less than 20 cm (bathing suit or garment lesions cover large sections of ...

  9. Congenital Heart Information Network

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    ... heart defects. Important Notice The Congenital Heart Information Network website is temporarily out of service. Please join ... and Uwe Baemayr for The Congenital Heart Information Network Exempt organization under Section 501(c)3. Copyright © ...

  10. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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  11. Can pelvic tilting be ignored in total hip arthroplasty?

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    Won Yong Shon

    2014-01-01

    CONCLUSION: The sagittal position of pelvis is a key factor in impingement and dislocation after total hip arthroplasty. Pelvic tilting affects the position of acetabular component in the sagittal plane of the body as compared with its anatomic position in the pelvis. We suggest a preoperative lateral view of spine-pelvis, in upright and supine position for evaluation of a corrective adaptation of the acetabular cup accordingly with pelvic balance.

  12. Readmissions after fast-track hip and knee arthroplasty

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    Husted, Henrik; Otte, Niels Kristian Stahl

    2010-01-01

    With the implementation of fast-track surgery with optimization of both logistical and clinical features, the postoperative convalescence has been reduced as functional milestones have been achieved earlier and consequently length of stay (LOS) in hospital has been reduced. However, it has been speculated that a decrease in LOS may be associated with an increase in readmissions in general, including risk of dislocation after total hip arthroplasty (THA) or manipulation after total knee arthroplasty (TKA).

  13. Nature of Dislocations in Silicon

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    Hansen, Lars Bruno; Stokbro, Kurt; Lundqvist, Bengt; Jacobsen, Karsten Wedel; Deaven, D. M.

    1995-01-01

    Interaction between two partial 90 degrees edge dislocations is studied with atomic-scale simulations using the effective-medium tight-binding method. A large separation between the two dislocations (up to 30 Angstrom), comparable to experimental values, is achieved with a solution of the tight-b...

  14. THERAPEUTIC STRATEGY IN THE REHABILITATION OF THE DYSPLASTIC HIP THROUGH ARTHROPLASTY

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    Liliana SAVIN

    2012-07-01

    Full Text Available Total hip arthroplasty in degenerative pathology secondary to congenital dysplasia differentiates itself amongtotal arthroplasties by the frequent technical difficulties it poses and the site where it is performed. The existence of aform of congenital dysplasia that remained untreated or insufficiently treated in childhood leads to irreversibledeformities in adulthood. Partial or total loss of joint congruence causes, in time, degenerative changes with theimpairment of hip mobility and is associated with a number of progressive deformations (limb length discrepancy,abnormal rotation, asymmetric lesions, periarticular muscle failure, which gradually reduce the quality of the patient’slife. This study aims at investigating the incidence of prosthetic hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis secondary todysplastic hip in the total number of arthroplasties, the age when surgery is performed, the type of deformity andprosthetic components used, and the postoperative and long-term functional results. The study was conducted on 110patients who received total hip arthroplasty due to osteoarthritis secondary to hip dysplasia, between 1994 and 2011, inthe Orthopaedics Trauma Department of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Iasi, the incidence being of 3.34% of the totalnumber of arthroplasties, with a prevalence of 65% under the age of 50 years. The functional results were assessed,according to the Harris-hip-score parameters, as good or very good in proportion of 82%. The complexity of the areawhere the total hip arthroplasty is performed requires a good management consisting of thorough preoperativeplanning, determining the operatory indication, and specialized and individualized medical recovery.

  15. Ipsilateral Fracture Shaft Femur with Neglected Dislocation of Prosthesis: A Case Report

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    Mantu Jain

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Neglected hip dislocation is rare in today’s world and after prosthesis replacement even rarer finding. However such patients may not report to surgeons until they develop secondary complications. Management of such patient’s is a challenge to the treating surgeon and need to be tailored suiting to patient’s demands, expectations and constraints of financial resources. We did not find a similar case in the electronic and print media and therefore report this case which was innovatively managed. Case Report: A 60 year farmer presented with fracture shaft femur and ipsilateral dislocation prosthesis of right hip. He had a hemiarthroplasty done for fracture neck of femur in the past but used to walk with a lurch since he started to ambulate after discharge. However he was satisfied despite “some problems” which had caused shortening of his limb. The patient was informed of the various treatment options and their possible complications. He expressed his inability to afford a Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA at any stage and consented for other options discussed with him. The patient was positioned supine and adductor tenotomy done. Next he was positioned laterally and the fracture was fixed with heavy duty broad dynamic compression plate and screws. The wound was temporarily closed. Now through the previous scar via posterior approach the hip was exposed. The prosthesis was found to be firmly fixed to the proximal femur. The acetabulum was cleared with fibrous tissue. All attempts the prosthesis to relocate the prosthesis failed after several attempts and it was best decided to leave alone. Post operatively period was uneventful. At follow up he refused for any further manoeuvre in future inform of heavy traction and attempts to reduce the same. At one year when he was walking unaided and his X-rays showed that fracture had well united his SF-36 score was PCS – 49.6 and MCS – 51.9. Conclusion: Ipsilateral shaft femur fracture in chronically dislocated prosthesis, done for fracture neck of femur is a rare clinical entity. Increased stress transfers due to dislocation compounded with osteoporosis makes the shaft vulnerable to fracture even with low velocity injury as in our case. Though fixation of fracture shaft femur is clear and straightforward; management of neglected prosthesis dislocation have to be guided by patient’s level of expectations and subjective contentment to adaptation to the altered hip state which influence the overall functional outcome. Keywords: Neglected dislocation, ipsilateral femoral fracture, hip arthroplasty.

  16. Isolated congenital urethrocutaneous fistula.

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    Akman, R Yavuz; Cam, Kamil; Akyuz, Osman; Erol, Ali

    2005-04-01

    Congenital urethrocutaneous fistula of the male urethra is an extremely rare anomaly that is commonly seen in association with anorectal malformations or chordee. A case of congenital urethrocutaneous fistula not associated with other congenital anomalies is reported, discussing possible etiologies and surgical management. PMID:15948735

  17. Hip resurfacing: history, current status, and future.

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    Amstutz, Harlan C; Le Duff, Michel J

    2015-09-01

    Hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA) presents several advantages over conventional total hip arthroplasty (THA), including conservation and preservation of bone, reduced risk of dislocation, easy replication of hip biomechanics and easy revision if needed. It is a particularly appealing procedure for young patients. HRA has been performed for over 40 years following the same technological advances as THA. The bearing material used by most designs is metal-on-metal (MoM), which has the best compromise between strength and wear properties. However, MoM HRA has a specific set of possible complications. Aseptic femoral failures were initially the most prevalent cause for revision but progress in patient selection and surgical technique seem to have resolved this problem. Wear-related failures (high metal ion levels and adverse local tissue reactions) are now the main concern, and are essentially associated with poor acetabular component design and orientation, to which MoM is more sensitive than other bearing materials. The concept of functional coverage is key to understanding how MoM bearings are affected by edge wear. Only a 3-D assessment of cup position (e.g. the contact patch to rim distance) provides the necessary information to determine the role of cup positioning in relationship with abnormal bearing wear.The concept of hip resurfacing is more valid today than ever as the age of the patients in need of hip arthroplasty keeps getting lower. The recent publication of several excellent long-term survivorship results suggests that selection of a well-designed resurfacing system and accuracy in the placement of the cup can achieve long-term durability. PMID:26109156

  18. Hip resurfacing: not your average hip replacement

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    Siverling, Scott; Felix, Ioonna; Chow, S. Betty; Niedbala, Elizabeth; Su, Edwin P.

    2012-01-01

    Hip resurfacing (HR) has become a widely used surgical intervention for younger patients requiring hip joint arthroplasty. While case reports have been published describing rehabilitation programs following HR, there has yet to be established rehabilitation guidelines. Through experience and clinical reasoning, the following guidelines have been developed based on the patients at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The demographics of the typical HR patient, along with the surgical process are ...

  19. Use of external fixation for perilunate dislocations and fracture dislocations.

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    Savvidou, Olga D; Beltsios, Michael; Sakellariou, Vasileios I; Mavrogenis, Andreas F; Christodoulou, Michael; Papagelopoulos, Panayiotis J

    2014-11-01

    The purpose of this study was to review clinical and radiographic outcomes of perilunate dislocations and fracture dislocations treated with external fixation and K-wire fixation. Twenty patients (18 males and two females) with a mean age of 38 years (range 18-59) who had an acute dorsal perilunate dislocation or fracture dislocation were treated with the use of wrist external fixator and K-wires. The injuries included 12 perilunate dislocations, seven trans-scaphoid perilunate fracture dislocations, and one trans-styloid perilunate fracture dislocation. The median time from trauma to operation was 8 h (2-12 h). Indirect reduction via ligamentotaxis was achieved in all perilunate dislocation, and provisional K-wire fixation was added. In five of seven trans-scaphoid perilunate fracture dislocations, indirect reduction was achieved; whereas in the other two as well as in the case of trans-styloid perilunate fracture dislocation, open reduction was required. External fixator was supplemented with K-wires for stabilization of the fractures and the intercarpal intervals. The interosseous and capsular ligaments were not repaired, even after open reduction of fracture dislocations. The mean follow-up was 39 months (range 18-68 months). Range of motion and grip strength were measured. Cooney's scoring system was used for the assessment of clinical function. Radiographic evaluation included time to scaphoid union, measurement of radiographic parameters (scapholunate gap, scapholunate angle, lunotriquetral gap, and carpal height ratio) and any development of arthritis. The flexion-extension motion arc and grip strength of the injured wrist averaged 80 and 88%, respectively, of the corresponding values for the contralateral wrists. According to Cooney's clinical scoring system, overall functional outcomes were rated as excellent in four patients, good in eight, fair in six, and poor in two. Eighteen patients returned to their former occupations. Two patients with a trans-scaphoid perilunate injury developed nonunion of the scaphoid; one of them required scaphoid excision and midcarpal fusion. Two patients had radiographic evidence of arthritis. The use of external fixation and provisional K-wire fixation for the treatment of acute perilunate dislocations is associated with satisfactory midterm functional and radiographic outcomes. This minimally invasive treatment option is simple, reliable, and minimally invasive method that provides proper restoration and stable fixation of carpal alignment. PMID:25301167

  20. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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  1. Hip fracture - discharge

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  2. Phase Field Methods and Dislocations

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    Rodney, D

    2001-01-01

    We present a general formalism for incorporating dislocations in Phase Field methods. This formalism is based on the elastic equivalence between a dislocation loop and a platelet inclusion of specific stress-free strain related to the loop Burgers vector and normal. Dislocations are thus treated as platelet inclusions and may be coupled dynamically to any other field such as a concentration field. The method is illustrated through the simulation of a Frank-Read source and of the shrinkage of a loop in presence of a concentration field.

  3. Quenched Dislocation Enhanced Supersolid Ordering

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    Toner, John

    2007-01-01

    I show using Landau theory that quenched dislocations can facilitate the supersolid (SS) to normal solid (NS) transition, making it possible for the transition to occur even if it does not in a dislocation-free crystal. I make detailed predictions for the dependence of the SS to NS transition temperature T_c(L), superfluid density %\\rho_S(T, L), and specific heat C(T,L) on temperature T and dislocation spacing L, all of which can be tested against experiments. The results should also be appli...

  4. Perinatal risk factors for developmental dysplasia of the hip

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    Chan, A.; McCaul, K.; Cundy, P.; Haan, E; Byron-Scott, R.

    1997-01-01

    AIMS—To identify perinatal risk factors for developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) and define the risk for each factor.?METHODS—In this case control study, using logistic regression analysis, all 1127 cases of isolated DDH live born in South Australia in 1986-93 and notified to the South Australian Birth Defects Register were included; controls comprised 150 130 live births in South Australia during the same period without any notified congenital abnormalities.?RESULTS—Breech presentation, ...

  5. Primary abductor hip contracture as diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic problem in child hip pathology

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    Paji? Miloš

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Coxa obliqua represents a special functional entity in the pathology of the child hip. Authors have confirmed the results of S.L. Weissman and B. Strinovic which claimed that the abductor contracture of the hip was a primary congenital condition that developed as a result of intrauterine malposition, leading later to the contralateral adductor contracture. Critical period for the development of complications was between 6 and 8 month after birth, adductor contracture might keep persisting together with the development of acetabular dysplasia, and later on with ipsilateral subluxation. This malformation has usually been diagnosed within 3 and 6 months of age. It could be connected with some other signs of malposition, such as plagiocephaly, torticollis or infantile thoracic C scoliosis. For the diagnosis of coxa obliqua, the examination of hips in the prone position was very important and the ultrasonic and radiological examinations were crucial. The applied treatment used to be exclusively physical rehabilitation. Wide diapering has been contraindicated. In this study, we included 2,500 newborns, 1,300 boys and 1,200 girls (5,000 hips. In 22 cases of coxa obliqua (10‰, the excellent results were obtained in 96% of cases. In two unsuccessfully treated cases, a contralateral dysplasia developed, and in one untreated, subluxation. The authors are advocating a systematic and early detection and treatment of the primary coxa obliqua. .

  6. TREATMENT OF HIP DYSPLASIA

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    Iulian ICLEANU

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available In this thesis, our purpose is to show that using physiotherapy on patients with hip dysplasia from the very beginning, in the first months of life, helps treating them faster. Common literature proposes to use physiotherapy on patients with hip dysplasia either after their recovery or in the terminal phase of recovery, claiming that any earlier intervention will prolong the hip recovery. The effects of hip dysplasia reflect over the whole musculoskeletal system, while it hinders the knees (genu valgum, the ankles (ankle valgus, calcaneal valgus and the spine (scoliosis especially at the lumbar level. The most spectacular are at the hip level, that is why we made an analytical evaluation only for this joint. To show the importance of physiotherapy for children with hip dysplasia we started from the hypothesis: untimely treatment for children with hip dysplasia has improved results in functional recovery and in obtaining a better stability, without the necessity of orthopedics or surgical interventions. The research methods used in this study are: the observation method, the bibliographic study method, the experimental method, the graphics method and the statistical mathematical method to process the data and to represent the results graphically. In the end, the results obtained are significantly different from the initial evaluations and we came to the conclusion that starting an untimely analytical kinetic treatment and globally personalizing it to every patient improves stability and biomechanical parameters for the hip.

  7. Palmar dislocation of the trapezoid

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    Palmar dislocation of the trapezoid is a rare injury, which results from substantial trauma to the wrist. It is associated with other bony or ligamentous injuries in the wrist. If unrecognized, loss of function of the hand and early osteoarthritis may result. Treatment of choice is open reduction and internal fixation, which generally achieves good functional results. We describe a new case of palmar dislocation of the trapezoid and review the world literature with emphasis on the radiographic findings. (orig.)

  8. Formed HIP Can Processing

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    Clarke, Kester Diederik [Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)

    2015-07-27

    The intent of this report is to document a procedure used at LANL for HIP bonding aluminum cladding to U-10Mo fuel foils using a formed HIP can for the Domestic Reactor Conversion program in the NNSA Office of Material, Management and Minimization, and provide some details that may not have been published elsewhere. The HIP process is based on the procedures that have been used to develop the formed HIP can process, including the baseline process developed at Idaho National Laboratory (INL). The HIP bonding cladding process development is summarized in the listed references. Further iterations with Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) to refine the process to meet production and facility requirements is expected.

  9. Evolution of the term and definition of dysplasia of the hip - a review of the literature.

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    Musielak, Bartosz; Idzior, Maciej; Jó?wiak, Marek

    2015-10-12

    There is no consensus on the definition of dysplasia of the hip (DH). Past and present concepts used to describe DH do not form a complete view of the pathology. Moreover, some authors still present the disease as congenital, not developmental. This prompted authors to analyze the evolution of the definition of DH. Based on the biomedical databases 500 articles and books in the field of hip dysplasia were found and analyzed. Fifteen definitions of hip dysplasia met inclusion criteria, subsequently were analyzed and presented in chronological order. The analysis revealed that currently there is no single, universal definition of hip dysplasia in the aspect of morphological, clinical, and radiological studies. Despite the widely-used term of DH, it is described imprecisely and in different ways. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a multidisciplinary definition of this pathology covering all aspects of hip disorders considered valid in modern orthopaedics. PMID:26528350

  10. Adult hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis. Studies in radiology and clinical epidemiology

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    Jacobsen, Steffen

    2006-01-01

    Osteoarthritis (OA) presupposes the interaction of systemic and/or local factors. In hip joint OA, congenital or developmental malformation is believed to constitute an individual risk factor for premature degeneration. Hip dysplasia (HD) is such a malformation. The radiological and epidemiological...... studies had several aims: To critically evaluate the radiological source material of the Copenhagen Heart Study: The Osteoarthritis Substudy, consisting of 4,151 standardized, weight bearing pelvic radiographs recorded 1991-1994. To qualify or disqualify the radiological source material for further...... was found to be a significant risk factor for hip OA in men. However, only obesity was found to determine an event of hip replacement surgery. In a longitudinal study of 81 subjects and with mild or moderate hip dysplasia followed for a decade we did not document a tendency for radiological...

  11. Dislocation dynamics simulations in 2-dimensions

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    In this paper two methods for simulating dislocation dynamics in 2-dimensions are described. The first method uses molecular dynamic to study the motion of individual dislocations in their slip planes. This method is atomistic in nature so the phonon emission from driven dislocation may be observed. Results on straight edge and screw dislocations, dislocation loops and Frank-Read sources will be presented. The second method extends this approach by solving the equations of motion for many dislocations. In order to handle the densities of dislocations typically found in metals (or order 1012/m2), this method must abandon the atomistic approach. Using this method we observe the formation of dislocation substructure and examine the influence of stress and dislocation density on the spatially correlated dislocation patterns

  12. Hip resurfacing: not your average hip replacement.

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    Siverling, Scott; Felix, Ioonna; Chow, S Betty; Niedbala, Elizabeth; Su, Edwin P

    2012-03-01

    Hip resurfacing (HR) has become a widely used surgical intervention for younger patients requiring hip joint arthroplasty. While case reports have been published describing rehabilitation programs following HR, there has yet to be established rehabilitation guidelines. Through experience and clinical reasoning, the following guidelines have been developed based on the patients at the Hospital for Special Surgery. The demographics of the typical HR patient, along with the surgical process are described. Current published literature reporting rehabilitation for patients with arthritic hip pathologies has been incorporated into the guidelines and is presented. The guidelines are divided into three phases, with goals for each phase explained. A progression through phases by way of reaching certain milestones and goals is advocated. PMID:22231958

  13. Continuum theory of evolving dislocation fields

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    Sedlacek, Radan; Schwarz, Cornelia; Kratochvil, Jan; Werner, Ewald

    2007-01-01

    Abstract Continuum theory of moving dislocations is used to set up a non-local constitutive law for crystal plasticity in the form of partial differential equations for evolving dislocation fields. The concept of single-valued dislocation fields that enables to keep track of the curvature of the continuously distributed gliding dislocations with line tension is utilized. The theory is formulated in the Eulerian as well as in so-called dislocation-Lagrangian for...

  14. Nitrofurantoin and congenital abnormalities

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    Czeizel, A.E.; Rockenbauer, M.; Sørensen, Henrik Toft; Olsen, Jørn

    2001-01-01

    Objective: To study human teratogenic potential of oral nitrofurantoin treatment during pregnancy. Materials and Methods: Pair analysis of cases with congenital abnormalities and matched population controls in the population-based dataset of the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital Abnormalities, 1980–1996. Results: Of 38,151 pregnant women who had newborn infants without any congenital abnormalities (population control group), 774 (3.4%); of 22,865 case pregnant women who had newbo...

  15. Congenital malformations in Assam

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    Dutta Hemonta; Bhattacharyya N; Sarma J; Kusre Giriraj

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    Aim : To determine the annual incidence of congenital malformations in Assam and to analyze the data. Materials and Methods : Data regarding babies born with congenital malformations in the state of Assam during the year 2006 were obtained through questionnaires and analyzed. The results were compared with similar Indian data. Results : The overall incidence of congenital malformation was 0.08%. This was considerably lower than similar published data from other states. Five hundred and...

  16. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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  17. Understanding the dual mobility concept for total hip arthroplasty. Investigations on a multiscale analysis-highlighting the role of arthrofibrosis

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    Geringer, Jean; Boyer, Bertrand; Farizon, Frédéric

    2011-01-01

    In hip implants, UHMWPE (ultra high molecular weight polyethylene) liner wear is believed to be a key issue affecting the lifetime of the artificial joint. Dual mobility, a THA (total hip arthroplasty) concept where the liner moves inside the metallic shell, has become popular due to its low dislocation rate. To understand the tribological behavior of this particular implant, especially the role of the second mobility, 12 representative explants were selected from a bank of 250 explants. The ...

  18. Genetics Home Reference: Congenital afibrinogenemia

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    ... What is congenital afibrinogenemia? Congenital afibrinogenemia is a bleeding disorder caused by impairment of the blood clotting process. ... with congenital afibrinogenemia can have abnormally heavy menstrual ... women with this disorder may have difficulty carrying a pregnancy to term, ...

  19. Total hip arthroplasty

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    Slavkovi? Nemanja

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Total hip arthroplasty is most common reconstructive hip procedure in adults. In this surgery we replace some parts of the upper femur and acetabulum with biocompatible materials. The main goal of this surgery is to eliminate pain and regain full extent of joint motion, maintaining hip stability. Surgical technique, biomaterials, design of the prosthesis and fixation techniques have evolved with time adjusting to each other. After total hip arthroplasty patients’ quality of life should be improved. There are many various postoperative complications. Some of them are fatal, and some are minor, which may become manifested years after surgery. Each next surgical procedure following previous hip surgery is associated with considerably lower chances to be successful. Therefore, in primary total hip arthroplasty, preoperative evaluation and preparation of patients are essential. Every orthopaedic surgeon needs to improve already adopted surgical skills applying them with precision and without compromise, with the main goal to achieve long-term durability of the selected implant. The number of total hip arthroplasties will also increase in future, and newer and higher quality materials will be used.

  20. [Dega transiliac acetabular osteotomy in cerebral palsy hip joint].

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    Borowski, Andrzej; Pruszczy?ski, B?azej; Grzegorzewski, Andrzej; Synder, Marek

    2009-01-01

    Untreated hip joint in cerebral palsy children leads to subluxation or dislocation caused by muscle imbalance often with associated painful arthritis. The very strong hip joint flexors and adductors muscles overpower the abductors and extensors muscles, moving the hip joint's rotation center to shift from center of the femoral head to the lesser trochanter. The forces gradually change the shape of the acetabulum, which becomes more elliptical. Between 1994 and 2000, 136 cerebral palsy children were treated by multilevel soft tissue surgery. Among them 95 children required surgical interventions for hip problems. In 18 cases (7 girls, 11 boys) with average adduction of 10 degrees and migration index over 60%, osteotomy of proximal femur (varus and derotation osteotomy) combine with Dega pelvic osteotomy was performed. Mean age at the time of surgery was 11.2 years. The study was based on clinical examination, parents' questionnaire and radiological findings (mean follow up 8 years). The functional improvement was observed. Correction of the position of femoral head into acetabulum allowed for sufficient abduction of the leg with mean increase of 18 degrees. In ambulatory patients, gait pattern had change to less energy. In non-ambulatory patients improved ability of perineal care. Migration index decreased to an average of 25%. Hip pain decreased in all. The unsatisfactory results were noted in two cases, redislocation. Dega's acetabular osteotomy allows for correction deficiency of the acetabulum with a good coverage of femoral head. With a properly planned approach, bone surgery can bring good clinical and functional results. PMID:19514473

  1. Magnetic resonance imaging of labral cysts of the hip

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    Schnarkowski, P. [Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA (United States)]|[Department of Radiology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich (Germany); Steinbach, L.S. [Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA (United States); Tirman, P.F.J. [Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA (United States)]|[San Francisco Magnetic Resonance Center, San Francisco, CA (United States); Peterfy, C.G. [Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA (United States); Genant, H.K. [Department of Radiology, University of California, San Francisco, CA (United States)

    1996-11-01

    Objective. To present the magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings in patients with labral cysts adjacent to the acetabulum and to examine their association with hip pathology. Design. MR images and conventional radiographs of seven patients with paralabral cysts were retrospectively reviewed by three musculoskeletal radiologists. Patients. The patients included three men and four women with hip pain, ranging in age from 29 to 82 years. Two patients had developmental dysplasia of the hip and six had a history of remote trauma/dislocation. Clinical history and follow-up were obtained in all patients. Surgery was performed on one patient. Results and conclusions. Paralabral cysts were located in the posterosuperior aspect of the hip joint in five patients and in the anterior aspect in two patients. A tear of the adjacent acetabular labrum was confirmed surgically in one patient, and in all patients the MR features suggested the presence of an abnormal labrum. Osteoarthritis was observed in three patients and there was associated subchondral cyst formation in the acetabulum adjacent to the cyst in three patients. The paralabral cyst of the hip is well visualized on MR imaging and is seen in patients with a predisposition to labral pathology. (orig.). With 3 figs., 1 tab.

  2. Operative treatment of developmental hip dysplasia in children aged over 8 years.

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    Ok, In-Young; Kim, Seok-Jung; Ok, Ji-Hoon

    2007-07-01

    Nine patients aged over 8 years with developmental dislocation of the hip were treated by an open reduction, femoral shortening and varus derotation osteotomy with or without a Chiari osteotomy. The mean age of the patients was 11.1 years (range 8-17 years), and the mean follow-up period was 7.1 years (range 1-13 years). The left hip was involved in four cases: the right in three and two cases were bilateral. One hip redislocated. The remaining patients recovered nearly full movement of the affected hip. Five out of eight patients had a normal gait without limping or pain. Two others limped secondary to a leg-length discrepancy, which was corrected with leg equalization. The remaining patient had an improvement of her preoperative limp and was pain-free. These results indicate that it is possible to obtain good hip function after open reduction of a developmentally dislocated hip, even after the age of 8 years. PMID:17527102

  3. MR findings of congenital anorectal malformation

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    Kim, Yoo Kyung; Kim, Hyae Young; Kwag, Hyon Joo; Chung, Eun Chul; Lee, Jung Sik; Suh, Jeong Soo [Ewha Womens University, medical College, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1995-05-15

    To assess the usefulness of MRI in preoperative diagnosis of congenital anorectal malformation. MR findings of 11 cases with surgically proved anorectal malformations were retrospectively reviewed and compared with operative findings, according to the level of atresia, the development of sphincter muscle, fistula and associated anomalies of other organs. Four of 11 cases were low type of anorectal atresia, 3 cases were intermediate type, and 3 cases were high type. There was one case of Currarino triad with low type of anorectal stenosis. MRI demonstrated the levels of atresia correctly in all cases and revealed fistulas in all high type of anomalies. Degrees of the development of the sphincter muscles were good in all cases of low types and fair in a case of intermediate type and an anorectal stenosis, whereas the development was poor in 2 cases of intermediate type and all 4 cases of high type. The associated anomalies in anorectal malformation were renal agenesis, congenital hip dysplasia and sacral defect with presacral teratoma in Currarino triad. MRI was a simple and useful study to confirm the level of atresia, fistula and associated anomalies in the diagnosis of the congenital anorectal malformation.

  4. Yielding, mobile dislocations and chaos

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    Plastic deformation involves the motion and generation of dislocations. These defects interact through their stress fields, resulting in the collective motion of dislocations. Collective motion can be incisively evaluated and measured by obtaining the auto-correlation function, r(u). The auto-correlation function measures how an event at a time t affects an event at a time t+u, where u is the time interval between events. In the present case the authors measure the mobile dislocation density, ?m, during deformation, and analyze the observed fluctuations in pm. Analysis of the fluctuations in ?m gives directly the degree of correlation of the dislocations during deformation. The experimental determinations of ?m are carried out as follows: the authors deform lead 10 wt% indium crystals at 4.2 K while in the mixed, superconducting state. When dislocations move then there is a change in flux which is detected with a D.C. bridge, which includes a low noise, high gain amplifier; the signal from the amplifier is sent to a computer w1 here statistical analyses are performed

  5. Congenital proximal radioulnar synostosis

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    Dogra B

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Congenital proximal radio-ulnar synostosis is a rare anomaly and is often part of syndromes such as Crouzon, Apert's and Poland's. We have successfully managed one such case with bilateral involvement not associated with any other congenital deformity. He has been managed by performing derotation osteotomy through the synostosis mass with gratifying results.

  6. Surgical management of the problematic hip in adolescent and young adult patients.

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    Schoenecker, Perry L; Clohisy, John C; Millis, Michael B; Wenger, Dennis R

    2011-05-01

    Surgical management of the problematic hip in adolescent and young adult patients can be challenging. In many of these patients, hip arthrosis and pain occur secondary to hip dysplasia associated with chronic instability, whether the result of prior treatment or chronic unmanaged acetabular dysplasia. Surgical techniques such as the Bernese periacetabular osteotomy are performed to correct acetabular deficiency, restore hip joint stability, and eliminate pain. Patients with previous Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease or slipped capital femoral epiphysis frequently note onset of symptomatic hip arthrosis and pain in adolescence or young adulthood. Pain occurs secondary to pathologic impingement of the deformed proximal femur against the anterolateral acetabulum (ie, femoroacetabular impingement). The recent successful innovation of the transtrochanteric surgical hip dislocation approach provides complete access to the hip and offers the potential for comprehensive correction of both the often severe proximal femoral deformity and associated labral chondral disease secondary to Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease and slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Restoration of more normal proximal femoral morphology results in marked improvement in functional outcome. Effective orthopaedic management requires an understanding of the mechanisms of hip disease as well as surgical expertise. PMID:21536627

  7. Torcicolo congênito: avaliação de dois tratamentos fisioterapêuticos Congenital torticollis: evaluation of two physiotherapeutic approaches

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    Luciane Zanusso Pagnossim

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a evolução clínica e comparar a eficácia do tratamento fisioterapêutico intensivo ou mínimo, em neonatos e lactentes com torcicolo congênito. MÉTODOS: Foram atendidas no Ambulatório de Fisioterapia e Cirurgia Pediátrica do Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Estadual de Campinas 47 crianças com torcicolo congênito. Analisaram-se, retrospectivamente, antecedentes maternos, neonatais, apresentação clínica e tratamento fisioterapêutico, classificado de acordo com a freqüência das sessões. O tratamento intensivo foi definido como sessões de fisioterapia realizadas pelo fisioterapeuta no ambulatório, acrescidas de exercícios diários realizados pelos pais em domicílio. O tratamento mínimo foi considerado quando apenas o fisioterapeuta realizava as sessões semanalmente no ambulatório, sem a participação dos pais. RESULTADOS: Quanto às características demográficas da população, observou-se: idade média materna=26 anos; parto normal=40 (85%; mães primigestas=35 (75%; idade média ao diagnóstico=50 dias. A presença de nódulo intramuscular foi notada em 46 (98% pacientes. As seguintes doenças estiveram associadas: luxação congênita de quadril igual=4 (8%; fratura de clavícula=2 (4%; pé torto congênito=1 (2%. O tratamento intensivo foi realizado em 34 (72% pacientes e a cura observada em 100%, após 74 dias, em média. O tratamento mínimo foi aplicado em 13 (28% pacientes e a cura observada em dez (77%, tratados em média por 130 dias. CONCLUSÕES: O torcicolo congênito apresentou evolução clínica favorável em ambos os grupos. O tratamento intensivo propiciou maior índice de cura em menor tempo de tratamento.OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical course and to compare the effectiveness of physiotherapeutic treatment performed daily or once a week in newborns and infants with congenital torticollis. METHODS: 47 patients with congenital torticollis were assisted at the Physiotherapy and Pediatric Surgery Services of the Clinical Hospital of Campinas University. The following data were retrospectively collected: maternal and neonatal history, clinical presentation and physiotherapeutic treatment classified according to the frequency of the exercises. Intensive treatment was defined as sessions performed at the daycare clinic by the physiotherapist plus daily sessions performed by parents at home. Minimal treatment was defined as weekly sessions performed only by the physiotherapist at the daycare clinic, without participation of the parents. RESULTS: The demographic characteristics of the studied patients were: mean maternal age=26 years; first gestation=35 (75%; vaginal delivery=40 (85%; mean age at diagnosis =50 days. A sternomastoid nodule was felt seen in 46 (98% patients. Diseases associated with congenital torticollis were: congenital hip dislocation=4 (8%; fracture of clavicles=2 (4%; and club feet=1 (2%. Intensive treatment was performed in 34 (72% patients for an average of 74 days and the cure was achieved in 100%. Minimal treatment was performed in 13 (28% for an average of 130 days and ten (77% patients achieved cure. CONCLUSIONS: Congenital torticollis had favorable outcome in both groups. The intensive treatment was followed by higher rates of cure in smaller period of time.

  8. Taper Hip Prosthesis

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  9. Taper Hip Prosthesis

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  13. Hip replacement - discharge

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    ... change your dressing: Wash your hands well with soap and water. Remove the dressing carefully. DO NOT ... Lowe CJ, Barker KL, Dewey ME, Sackley CM. Effectiveness of physiotherapy exercise following hip arthroplasty for osteoarthritis: ...

  14. Taper Hip Prosthesis

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  15. Hip Problems in Infants

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    ... take your baby to a pediatric orthopedist. A pediatric orthopedist is a doctor who has had special training in bone problems in children. Sometimes a baby's hips may be checked by ultrasound. Ultrasound uses sound waves to take a picture ...

  16. Treatment of hip dysplasia.

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    Anderson, A

    2011-04-01

    Hip dysplasia is a common orthopaedic developmental disorder of dogs. This paper reviews the treatment options available for management of the condition in the skeletally immature and adult dog. PMID:21906059

  17. Multiscale Theory of Dislocation Climb

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    Geslin, Pierre-Antoine; Appolaire, Benoît; Finel, Alphonse

    2015-12-01

    Dislocation climb is a ubiquitous mechanism playing a major role in the plastic deformation of crystals at high temperature. We propose a multiscale approach to model quantitatively this mechanism at mesoscopic length and time scales. First, we analyze climb at a nanoscopic scale and derive an analytical expression of the climb rate of a jogged dislocation. Next, we deduce from this expression the activation energy of the process, bringing valuable insights to experimental studies. Finally, we show how to rigorously upscale the climb rate to a mesoscopic phase-field model of dislocation climb. This upscaling procedure opens the way to large scale simulations where climb processes are quantitatively reproduced even though the mesoscopic length scale of the simulation is orders of magnitude larger than the atomic one.

  18. Large head metal-on-metal cementless total hip arthroplasty versus 28mm metal-on-polyethylene cementless total hip arthroplasty: design of a randomized controlled trial

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    van Raaij Jos JAM

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Osteoarthritis of the hip is successfully treated by total hip arthroplasty with metal-on-polyethylene articulation. Polyethylene wear debris can however lead to osteolysis, aseptic loosening and failure of the implant. Large head metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty may overcome polyethylene wear induced prosthetic failure, but can increase systemic cobalt and chromium ion concentrations. The objective of this study is to compare two cementless total hip arthroplasties: a conventional 28 mm metal-on-polyethylene articulation and a large head metal-on-metal articulation. We hypothesize that the latter arthroplasties show less bone density loss and higher serum metal ion concentrations. We expect equal functional scores, greater range of motion, fewer dislocations, fewer periprosthetic radiolucencies and increased prosthetic survival with the metal-on-metal articulation. Methods A randomized controlled trial will be conducted. Patients to be included suffer from non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease of the hip, are aged between 18 and 80 and are admitted for primary cementless unilateral total hip arthroplasty. Patients in the metal-on-metal group will receive a cementless titanium alloy acetabular component with a cobalt-chromium liner and a cobalt-chromium femoral head varying from 38 to 60 mm. Patients in the metal-on-polyethylene group will receive a cementless titanium alloy acetabular component with a polyethylene liner and a 28 mm cobalt-chromium femoral head. We will assess acetabular bone mineral density by dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA, serum ion concentrations of cobalt, chromium and titanium, self reported functional status (Oxford hip score, physician reported functional status and range of motion (Harris hip score, number of dislocations and prosthetic survival. Measurements will take place preoperatively, perioperatively, and postoperatively (6 weeks, 1 year, 5 years and 10 years. Discussion Superior results of large head metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty over conventional hip arthroplasty have been put forward by experts, case series and the industry, but to our knowledge there is no randomized controlled evidence. Conclusion This randomized controlled study has been designed to test whether large head metal-on-metal cementless total hip arthroplasty leads to less periprosthetic bone density loss and higher serum metal ion concentrations compared to 28 mm metal-on-polyethylene cementless total hip arthroplasty. Trial registration Netherlands Trial Registry NTR1399

  19. The fundamentals of non-singular dislocations in the theory of gradient elasticity: dislocation loops and straight dislocations

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    Lazar, Markus

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    The fundamental problem of non-singular dislocations in the framework of the theory of gradient elasticity is presented in this work. Gradient elasticity of Helmholtz type and bi-Helmholtz type are used. A general theory of non-singular dislocations is developed for linearly elastic, infinitely extended, homogeneous, and isotropic media. Dislocation loops and straight dislocations are investigated. Using the theory of gradient elasticity, the non-singular fields which are produced by arbitrar...

  20. Supernumerary nostril: Congenital adrenal hyperplasia with a rare congenital anomaly

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    Ciloglu, Sinem; Duran, Alpay; Buyukdogan, Hasan; Yigit, Ahmet K.

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    Multiple or supernumerary nostril is a rare congenital anomaly with unknown etiology. The first case was reported by Lindsay as bilateral supernumerary nostrils. Supernumerary nostril cases are mostly unilateral and isolated. They are also reported with other congenital malformations like facial clefts and congenital anomalies like congenital auricular hypoplasia, congenital cataracts, eusophageal atresia and patent ductus arteriosus. Here, we report a case of supernumerary nostril with conge...

  1. Follow-up study of the cup supporter (F-S type in total hip replacement.

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    Takahashi,Tsuneo

    1985-10-01

    Full Text Available Twenty-five patients (30 hips have had a total hip replacement using the cup supporter developed in our department. This report describes the follow-up findings on these patients. The mean period after hip replacement was 2 years and 8 months (range from 6 months to 6 years. The cup supporter was used in patients with rheumatoid arthritis with acetabular protrusions, central migration of the prosthesis after hemi-arthroplasty, revision operation for a defecting acetabular floor, primary acetabular protrusions (including osteoarthritis with acetabular protrusions and traumatic fracture-dislocation of the hip. In five cases, autograft of bone was used in addition to the cup supporter for reinforcement of a thin acetabular floor. This combination appeared to provide good clinical results. The cup supporter was of value in revision operations due to loosening of the acetabular cup with severe acetabular protrusions.

  2. Treatment of displaced neck fractures of the femur with total hip arthroplasty.

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    Rudelli, Sergio; Viriato, Sergio P; Meireles, Tadeu L O; Frederico, Tiago N

    2012-02-01

    We report our experience in unstable fractures of the femoral neck in a consecutive series of patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty. Over a period of 12 years, 88 patients were treated with a cemented total hip arthroplasty; 3 patients were lost to follow-up, leaving 86 fractures (85 patients) for retrospective analysis. Seven patients had dislocations, all but 1 of which were treated successfully without reoperation. Four patients required reoperation in the same hip undergoing arthroplasty. There was a graded increase in mortality rates across the continuum of risk groups at the time of surgery. The low incidence (4.6%) of a second procedure on the hip repaired initially, as well as low mortality rates, makes this treatment strategy quite satisfactory. PMID:22138454

  3. Indications, cost and safety implications of traditional post-operative radiography following total hip replacement

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    Mulhall, K.J. E-mail: kjm@indigo.ie; Khan, Y.; Masterson, E.; Burke, T.E

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    Purpose: As routine check radiographs obtained in the recovery room following total hip arthroplasty present issues of concern regarding quality, cost and safety of both staff and patient, we wished to determine the usefulness and indications for this investigation as a screening tool for post-operative dislocation. MethodsA 10-year retrospective analysis of all total hip replacements performed in a single Regional Orthopaedic Hospital, considering the total number of hip arthroplasties performed and the number of acute recovery room dislocations using theatre records and patient notes. We then randomly selected the recovery room and departmental radiographs of 100 patients and compared them with regard to the need for repeat radiographs and subsequent costs generated. ResultsRecovery room radiographs were not statistically superior to clinical assessment in the diagnosis of acute post-operative dislocations (P=0.7), and these were associated with increased costs because it was necessary to repeat poor quality films (P=0.008). The use of recovery room radiography was also therefore associated with significant safety implications for patients and staff. ConclusionsThe conclusion was that recovery room radiographs are neither a safe, effective nor economical method of screening for dislocation. Furthermore, they fail to provide reliable or reproducible information and expose patients and staff to extra radiation. It is recommended therefore that recovery room radiographs should only be obtained for clinical indications, with most routine post-operative radiography being performed in a standardised fashion in the radiology department.

  4. Indications, cost and safety implications of traditional post-operative radiography following total hip replacement

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    Purpose: As routine check radiographs obtained in the recovery room following total hip arthroplasty present issues of concern regarding quality, cost and safety of both staff and patient, we wished to determine the usefulness and indications for this investigation as a screening tool for post-operative dislocation. MethodsA 10-year retrospective analysis of all total hip replacements performed in a single Regional Orthopaedic Hospital, considering the total number of hip arthroplasties performed and the number of acute recovery room dislocations using theatre records and patient notes. We then randomly selected the recovery room and departmental radiographs of 100 patients and compared them with regard to the need for repeat radiographs and subsequent costs generated. ResultsRecovery room radiographs were not statistically superior to clinical assessment in the diagnosis of acute post-operative dislocations (P=0.7), and these were associated with increased costs because it was necessary to repeat poor quality films (P=0.008). The use of recovery room radiography was also therefore associated with significant safety implications for patients and staff. ConclusionsThe conclusion was that recovery room radiographs are neither a safe, effective nor economical method of screening for dislocation. Furthermore, they fail to provide reliable or reproducible information and expose patients and staff to extra radiation. It is recommended therefore that recovery room radiographs should only be obtained for clinical indications, with most routine post-operative radiography being performed in a standardised fashion in the radiology department

  5. Three-dimensional continuum dislocation theory

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    Le, Khanh Chau

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    A three-dimensional continuum dislocation theory for single crystals containing curved dislocations is proposed. A set of governing equations and boundary conditions is derived for the true placement, plastic slips, and loop functions in equilibrium that minimize the free energy of crystal among all admissible functions, provided the resistance to the dislocation motion is negligible. For the non-vanishing resistance to dislocation motion the governing equations are derived from the variation...

  6. Can vacancies lubricate dislocation motion in aluminum?

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    Lu, Gang; Kaxiras, Efthimios

    2002-01-01

    The interaction of vacancy with dislocations in Al is studied using the Semidiscrete Variational Peierls-Nabarro model with ab initio determined gamma surface. For the first time, we confirm theoretically the so-called vacancy lubrication effect on dislocation motion in Al, a discovery that can settle a long-standing controversy in dislocation theory for fcc metals. We provide insights on the lubrication effect by exploring the connection between dislocation mobility and its core width. We pr...

  7. Dislocation core structure in ordered intermetallic alloys

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    Pasianot, R.; Farkas, D.; Savino, E.

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    The basic features of dislocation core structures in ordered intermetallic alloys are discussed, as revealed by atomistic computer simulation. The simulated dislocation core structures are for the most commonly observed slip systems in both L12 and B2 alloys. The simulations were carried out with embedded atom interatomic potentials. Screw and edge dislocations were studied, particularly investigating the planarity of the dislocations cores. The general trend of the results agrees with the re...

  8. Drift of dislocation tripoles under ultrasound influence.

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    Murzaev, R T; Bachurin, D V; Nazarov, A A

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    Numerical simulations of dynamics of different stable dislocation tripoles under influence of monochromatic standing sound wave were performed. The basic conditions necessary for the drift and mutual rearrangements between dislocation structures were investigated. The dependence of the drift velocity of the dislocation tripoles as a function of the frequency and amplitude of the external influence was obtained. The results of the work can be useful in analysis of motion and self-organization of dislocation structure under ultrasound influence. PMID:26278625

  9. Scattering of phonons by dislocations

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    By 1950, an explicit effort had been launched to use lattice thermal conductivity measurements in the investigation of defect structures in solids. This technique has been highly successful, especially when combined with the measurements of other properties such as optical absorption. One exception has been the study of dislocations. Although dislocations have a profound effect on the phonon thermal conductivity, the mechanisms of the phonon-dislocation interaction are poorly understood. The most basic questions are still debated in the literature. It therefore is pointless to attempt a quantitative comparison between an extensive accumulation of experimental data on the one hand, and the numerous theoretical models on the other. Instead, this chapter will attempt to glean a few qualitative conclusions from the existing experimental data. These results will then be compared with two general models which incorporate, in a qualitative manner, most of the proposed theories of the phonon-dislocation interaction. Until very recently, measurement of thermal conductivity was the only means available to probe the interaction between phonons and defects at phonon frequencies above the standard ultrasonic range of approx. = 109 Hz. The introductory paragraphs provide a brief review of the thermal-conductivity technique and the problems which are encountered in practice. There is also a brief presentation of the theoretical models and the complications that may occur in more realistic situations

  10. Hips at risk osteoporosis and prevention of hip fractures

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    Ekman, Anna

    2001-01-01

    Hip fractures are the most serious consequence of osteoporosis, and are one important cause of morbidity and mortality among the elderly. Prophylactic treatment for hip fractures are now available. Early detection of individuals with increased risk for hip fractures is therefor of great interest. A subset of non-institutionalised patients with a first hip fracture (cases;n=l18) and controls (n=263), aged 65-85 years, underwent dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) of the femoral neck, quantitative ...

  11. DISLOCATION KINETICS OF SHOCK WAVE METAL DEFORMATION

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    Merzhievsky, L.; Tyagel'Sky, A.

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    A construction is made for the dislocation metal deformation kinetics in a shock wave, that takes into account, besides the traditional dislocation multiplication mechanisms, the mechanism of heterogeneous dislocation nucleation on point defects. The applicability of kinetics for modelling the shock wave processes in metals is shown.

  12. Medial subtalar dislocation: Case report

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    Manojlovi? Radovan

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    Full Text Available Introduction. Subtalar dislocation (SI is a term that refers to an injury in which there is dislocation of the talonavicular and talocalcanear joint, although the tibiotalar joint is intact. Case Outline. A case of medial subtalar dislocation as a result of basketball injury, so-called 'basketball foot', is presented. Closed reposition in i.v. anaesthesia was performed with the patient in supine position and a knee flexed at 90 degrees. Longitudinal manual traction in line of deformity was carried out in plantar flexion. The reposition continued with abduction and eversion simultaneously increasing dorsiflexion. It was made in the first attempt and completed instantly. Rehabilitation was initiated after 5 weeks of immobilization. One year after the injury, the functional outcome was excellent with full range of motion and the patient was symptom-free. For better interpretation of roentgenogram, bone model of subtalar dislocation was made using the cadaver bone. Conclusion. Although the treatment of such injury is usually successful, diagnosis can be difficult because it is a rare injury, and moreover, X-ray of the injury can be confusing due to superposition of bones. Radiograms revealed superposition of the calcaneus, tarsal and metatarsal bones which was radiographically visualized in the anterior-posterior projection as one osseous block inward from the talus, and on the lateral view as in an osteal block below the tibial bone. Prompt recognition of these injuries followed by proper, delicately closed reduction under anaesthesia is crucial for achieving a good functional result in case of medial subtalar dislocation.

  13. Topographic study of dislocation structure in hexagonal SiC single crystals with low dislocation density

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    Nakamura, Daisuke; Yamaguchi, Satoshi; Gunjishima, Itaru; Hirose, Yoshiharu; Kimoto, Tsunenobu

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    We have investigated hexagonal silicon carbide with low dislocation density to reveal inherent dislocation types and structures using the bulk-sensitive synchrotron X-ray topography. This topographic study reveals that: (1) Basal-plane dislocations with the Burgers vector of {1}/{3} preferred to be screw dislocations along in straight shape. (2) Threading dislocations containing the Burgers vector component of are mostly mixed dislocations containing that of {1}/{3}. (3) Threading edge dislocations with the Burgers vector of {1}/{3} are of short lengths, about 30-100 ?m. (4) All these dislocations are connected to convert, combine and dissociate to each other. We discuss the dislocation types and structures in terms of both the Peierls energy and elastic interaction. Moreover, we propose that the source of dislocations with the Burgers vector of {1}/{3} is due to the propagation from a seed crystal rather than due to the Frank-Read mechanism.

  14. A patient-specific model of the biomechanics of hip reduction for neonatal Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Investigation of strategies for low to severe grades of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.

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    Huayamave, Victor; Rose, Christopher; Serra, Sheila; Jones, Brendan; Divo, Eduardo; Moslehy, Faissal; Kassab, Alain J; Price, Charles T

    2015-07-16

    A physics-based computational model of neonatal Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip (DDH) following treatment with the Pavlik Harness (PV) was developed to obtain muscle force contribution in order to elucidate biomechanical factors influencing the reduction of dislocated hips. Clinical observation suggests that reduction occurs in deep sleep involving passive muscle action. Consequently, a set of five (5) adductor muscles were identified as mediators of reduction using the PV. A Fung/Hill-type model was used to characterize muscle response. Four grades (1-4) of dislocation were considered, with one (1) being a low subluxation and four (4) a severe dislocation. A three-dimensional model of the pelvis-femur lower limb of a representative 10 week-old female was generated based on CT-scans with the aid of anthropomorphic scaling of anatomical landmarks. The model was calibrated to achieve equilibrium at 90° flexion and 80° abduction. The hip was computationally dislocated according to the grade under investigation, the femur was restrained to move in an envelope consistent with PV restraints, and the dynamic response under passive muscle action and the effect of gravity was resolved. Model results with an anteversion angle of 50° show successful reduction Grades 1-3, while Grade 4 failed to reduce with the PV. These results are consistent with a previous study based on a simplified anatomically-consistent synthetic model and clinical reports of very low success of the PV for Grade 4. However our model indicated that it is possible to achieve reduction of Grade 4 dislocation by hyperflexion and the resultant external rotation. PMID:25957995

  15. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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  16. Developmental dysplasia of the hip

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    ... surgery, a cast will be placed on the child's leg for a period of time. ... legs may persist despite appropriate treatment. Untreated, hip dysplasia will lead to arthritis and deterioration of the hip, which can be severely debilitating.

  17. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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  18. Fracture After Total Hip Replacement

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    .org Fracture A er Total Hip Replacement Page ( 1 ) A periprosthetic fracture is a broken bone that occurs around the ... that most o en requires surgery. Although a fracture may occur during a hip replacement procedure, the ...

  19. The continuous theory of dislocations for a material containing dislocations to one Burgers vector only

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    Alber, Hans-Dieter

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    We review the continuous theory of dislocations from a mathematical point of view using mathematical tools, which were only partly available when the theory was developed several decades ago. We define a space of dislocation measures, which includes Hausdorff measures representing the dislocation measures of single dislocation curves. The evolution equation for dislocation measures is defined on this space. It is derived from four basic conditions, which must be satisfied by the model.

  20. Congenital orbital teratoma

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    Shereen Aiyub

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    Full Text Available We present a case of mature congenital orbital teratoma managed with lid-sparing exenteration and dermis fat graft. This is a case report on the management of congenital orbital teratoma. A full-term baby was born in Fiji with prolapsed right globe which was surrounded by a nonpulsatile, cystic mass. Clinical and imaging features were consistent with congenital orbital teratoma. Due to limited surgical expertise, the patient was transferred to Adelaide, Australia for further management. The patient underwent a lid-sparing exenteration with frozen section control of the apical margin. A dermis fat graft from the groin was placed beneath the lid skin to provide volume. Histopathology revealed mature tissues from each of the three germ cell layers which confirmed the diagnosis of mature teratoma. We describe the successful use of demis fat graft in socket reconstruction following lid-sparing exenteration for congenital orbital teratoma.

  1. Congenital CMV Infection

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    ... antiviral drug treatments. There is some evidence that ganciclovir, an antiviral drug, may prevent hearing loss and ... Support Hearing Loss Intellectual Disabilities Reference Effect of ganciclovir therapy on hearing in symptomatic congenital cytomegalovirus disease ...

  2. Congenital parvovirus infection.

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    Wright, I.M.; Williams, M.L.; Cohen, B J

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    A case of congenital parvovirus (B19) viraemia with associated thrombocytopenic purpura and platelet antigen incompatibility in an infant is reported. Results of laboratory investigations indicated that the baby was infected in utero.

  3. Congenital Constriction Band Syndrome

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    Rajesh Gupta, Fareed Malik, Rishabh Gupta, M.A.Basit, Dara Singh

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Congenital constriction bands are anomalous bands that encircle a digit or an extremity. Congenitalconstriction band syndrome is rare condition and is mostly associated with other musculoskeletaldisorders.We report such a rare experience.

  4. Malformaciones invalidantes en Chile.: Estudio ECLAMC, 1982-1997 Disabling congenital defects in Chile

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    Full Text Available Background: The ECLAMC (Estudio Colaborativo Latinoamericano de Malformaciones Congénitas is an epidemiological surveillance program for congenital defects that operates in Chile since 1969. Aim: To communicate the frequency of disabling congenital defects in Chile in the period 1982-1997. Material and methods: A review of the ECLAMC registry, choosing 12 congenital defects: amelia, limb amputations, limb reductions, arthrogryposis, hip luxation and subluxation, spina bifida, hydrocephaly, microcephaly, cephalocele, talipes equinovarus, Down syndrome and multiple abnormalities. Results: In the study period, 283,403 births occurred and 7,917 newborns were malformed (7,654 born alive and 263 stillbirths. The congenital defects prevalence rates appeared higher in Chile than in other Latin American countries, specially among stillbirths. Among the studied maternity hospitals, the Clinical Hospital of the University of Chile, showed the higher prevalence of congenital defects. Rancagua and the Navy Hospital in Valparaiso have a high frequency of Down syndrome. Global rates in Chile and in the rest of ECLAMC for specific defects, do not have significant differences, except for hip subluxation, that has a lower incidence in Chile. Conclusions: The ECLAMC allows to have a good knowledge of the prevalence of congenital malformations in Latin America (Rev Méd Chile 2001; 129: 67-74.

  5. Hip Arthroscopy in The Athlete

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    Byrd, J. W. Thomas

    2007-01-01

    Sports related injuries to the hip have received relatively little attention, in the part because the clinical assessment, imaging studies, and surgical techniques are less sophisticated. The evolution of hip arthroscopy has offered a less invasive technique that allows for recognition and treatment of hip pathologies that previously went unrecognized. The success of hip arthoscopy is dependent on proper patient selection based on the patient's history and diagnosis. The purpose of this clini...

  6. Early morbidity after aseptic revision hip arthroplasty in Denmark

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    Lindberg-Larsen, M.; Hansen, Torben Bæk

    Data on early morbidity and complications after revision total hip replacement (THR) are limited. The aim of this nationwide study was to describe and quantify early morbidity after aseptic revision THR and relate the morbidity to the extent of the revision surgical procedure. We analysed all.......1%, dislocation rate 7.0% and infection rate 3.0%. There were no differences in these outcomes between high- and low-volume centres. Of all readmissions, 255 (63.9%) were due to 'surgical' complications versus 144 (36.1%) 'medical' complications. Importantly, we found no differences in early morbidity across the...... surgical subgroups, despite major differences in the extent and complexity of operations. However, dislocations and the resulting morbidity represent the major challenge for improvement in aseptic revision THR....

  7. Congenital imprinting disorders

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    Eggermann, Thomas; Netchine, Irène; Temple, I Karen; Tümer, Zeynep; Monk, David; Mackay, Deborah; Grønskov, Karen; Riccio, Andrea; Linglart, Agnès; Maher, Eamonn R

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    Imprinting disorders (IDs) are a group of eight rare but probably underdiagnosed congenital diseases affecting growth, development and metabolism. They are caused by similar molecular changes affecting regulation, dosage or the genomic sequence of imprinted genes. Each ID is characterised by...... consortium EUCID.net (European network of congenital imprinting disorders) now aims to promote better clinical care and scientific investigation of imprinting disorders by establishing a concerted multidisciplinary alliance of clinicians, researchers, patients and families. By encompassing all IDs and...

  8. Congenital nephrotic syndrome

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    CNS (Congenital nephrotic syndrome) is a disorder characterized by the presence of a nephrotic syndrome in the first three months of life. Different pathologies can cause this syndrome. In general, we can distinguish primary forms (sporadic and hereditary) and secondary forms (acquired and associated with other syndromes). The most common form is the Finnish CNS (CNF, congenital nephrotic syndrome of the Finnish type), a hereditary form whose name derives from the fact that the highest incide...

  9. Congenital chylous ascites

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    Congenital chylous ascites is a rare entity, conditioned by numerous factors and with changing dynamics of the disease. Because of the lack of therapeutic and diagnostic standards, this disease constitutes to be a medical challenge. This article presents current knowledge on pathogenesis, diagnostics and management of this disease, as well as a case of a newborn with primary congenital chylous ascites in the abdominal cavity. (authors)

  10. Dislocation motion in tungsten: Atomistic input to discrete dislocation simulations.

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    Srivastava, K.; Gröger, Roman; Weygand, D.; Gumbsch, P.

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    Ro?. 47, AUG (2013), s. 126-142. ISSN 0749-6419 R&D Projects: GA ?R GAP204/10/0255; GA MŠk(CZ) ED1.1.00/02.0068 Institutional support: RVO:68081723 Keywords : body-centered cubic * non-Schmid effects * anomalous slip * discrete dislocation dynamics Subject RIV: BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism; BM - Solid Matter Physics ; Magnetism (UFM-A) Impact factor: 5.971, year: 2013

  11. Posterior sternoclavicular dislocation: A case report

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    Yoon, So Hwa; Kim, Ki Sun; Kim, Ki Jun [Dept. of Radiology, Incheon St. Mary' s Hospital, The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Incheon (Korea, Republic of)

    2015-02-15

    Traumatic sternoclavicular joint dislocation is an uncommon injury, and posterior sternoclavicular dislocation occurs less frequently compared to anterior sternoclavicular dislocation. However, this type of dislocation has the potential for serious complications due to compression or laceration of the mediastinal structures. The diagnosis can be difficult using plain radiographs alone due to radiographic-anatomic superimposition. Therefore, posterior sternoclavicular dislocation is easily missed at the initial clinical evaluation. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography is required for a definite diagnosis and to assess associated mediastinal injuries.

  12. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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  13. X-Ray Exam: Hip

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    ... Your Child All About Food Allergies X-Ray Exam: Hip KidsHealth > For Parents > X-Ray Exam: Hip Print A A A Text Size What's ... For Parents MORE ON THIS TOPIC X-Ray Exam: Femur (Upper Leg) Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip ...

  14. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    Full Text Available ... okay? And that allows us to basically play video games and look inside the hip joint. So you can see here, that's the labrum of the hip, okay? That's that little capsule of hip that we talked about. And there's a bump on top of the neck here, and that bump, as ...

  15. CT to delineate hip pathology in cerebral palsy

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    Surgical intervention for cerebral palsy hip dislocation or subluxation is frequently undertaken without a full comprehension of the three-dimensional aspects of the femoral-acetabular complex. CT with a modified technique allows more accurate measurement of the angle of femoral anteversion. In this exhibit the authors compare the modified technique with the old technique. Details of femoral had deficits, acetabular configuration, the arc of the acetabulum, the relative position of the femoral head within the acetabulum, and the soft tissue interposed between the femoral head and the acetabulum are well demonstrated with the new technique

  16. MR imaging in congenital lower limb deformities

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    Treatment for children with cogenital deformities of the lower extremities may vary, depending on the state of the unossified skeletal structures and surrounding soft tissues. The purpose of our study was to demonstrate the spectrum of the osteochondral and extrasosseous abnormalities as depicted with MR imaging. We retrospectively reviewed MR examinations of 13 limbs of ten children (aged 1 month-9 years, mean 2.1 years) with longitudinal and transverse deformities of the lower extremities. The lesions imaged were fibular hemimelia (n=5), tibial hemimelia (n=5), and congenital constriction bands (n=3). Each examination was assessed for abnormalities in the osteocartilaginous and extraosseous (articular or periarticular components such as ligaments, tendons, and menisci; the muscles and the arteries) structures. Abnormalities were seen in all patients. Osteocartilaginous abnormalities in the patients with longitudinal deformities included abnormal distal femoral epiphyses, abnormal proximal tribial physes, hypertrophied and dislocated proximal fibular epiphyses, unsuspected fibular and tibial remnants, and absence or coalition of the tarsal bones. No osteocartilaginous abnormalities were seen in the patients with congential constriction bands. Articular abormalities in patients with either form of hemimelia included absent cruciate ligaments and menisci, dislocated or absent cartilaginous patellae, absent patellar tendons, and abnormal collateral ligaments. All but one limb imaged had absent or attenuated muscle groups. Of the nine MR arteriograms performed at the level of the knee, eight were abnormal. The normal popliteal trifurcation was absent or in an abnormal location. We conclude that MR imaging of children with congenital lower extremity deformities shows many osteochondral and extraosseous abnormalities that are not depicted by conventional radiogrpahy. This information can help to plan early surgical intervention and prosthetic rehabilitation. (orig.)

  17. Congenital hyperthyroidism: autopsy report Hipertireoidismo Congenital

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    Marcus Aurelho Lima; Lília Beatriz Oliveira; Neiva Paim; Maria de Fátima Borges

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    We report the autopsy of a stillborn fetus with congenital hyperthyroidism born to a mother with untreated Graves' disease, whose cause of death was congestive heart failure. The major findings concerned the skull, thyroid, heart, and placenta. The cranial sutures were closed, with overlapping skull bones. The thyroid was increased in volume and had intense blood congestion. Histological examination showed hyperactive follicles. The heart was enlarged and softened, with dilated cavities and h...

  18. Theory of interacting dislocations on cylinders.

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    Amir, Ariel; Paulose, Jayson; Nelson, David R

    2013-04-01

    We study the mechanics and statistical physics of dislocations interacting on cylinders, motivated by the elongation of rod-shaped bacterial cell walls and cylindrical assemblies of colloidal particles subject to external stresses. The interaction energy and forces between dislocations are solved analytically, and analyzed asymptotically. The results of continuum elastic theory agree well with numerical simulations on finite lattices even for relatively small systems. Isolated dislocations on a cylinder act like grain boundaries. With colloidal crystals in mind, we show that saddle points are created by a Peach-Koehler force on the dislocations in the circumferential direction, causing dislocation pairs to unbind. The thermal nucleation rate of dislocation unbinding is calculated, for an arbitrary mobility tensor and external stress, including the case of a twist-induced Peach-Koehler force along the cylinder axis. Surprisingly rich phenomena arise for dislocations on cylinders, despite their vanishing Gaussian curvature. PMID:23679421

  19. Search for Dislocation Free Helium 4 Crystals

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    Souris, F.; Fefferman, A. D.; Haziot, A.; Garroum, N.; Beamish, J. R.; Balibar, S.

    2015-02-01

    The giant plasticity of He crystals has been explained as a consequence of the large mobility of their dislocations. Thus, the mechanical properties of dislocation free crystals should be quite different from those of usual ones. In 1996-1998, Ruutu et al. published crystal growth studies showing that, in their helium 4 crystals, the density of screw dislocations along the c-axis was less than 100 per cm, sometimes zero. We have grown helium 4 crystals using similar growth speeds and temperatures, and extracted their dislocation density from their mechanical properties. We found dislocation densities that are in the range of 10-10 per cm, that is several orders of magnitude larger than Ruutu et al. Our tentative interpretation of this apparent contradiction is that the two types of measurements are somewhat indirect and concern different types of dislocations. As for the dislocation nucleation mechanism, it remains to be understood.

  20. A new technique of subtrochanteric shortening in total hip replacement for Crowe type 3 to 4 dysplasia of the hip.

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    Togrul, Emre; Ozkan, Cenk; Kalaci, Aydiner; Gül?en, Mahir

    2010-04-01

    A new technique of femoral fixation that uses a transverse osteotomy for subtrochanteric shortening and derotation in total hip arthroplasty for Crowe type 3 to 4 dysplasia of the hip is described. This series included 21 cases in 12 women and 2 men, with a mean age of 42.3 years. Follow-up averaged 41.2 months. Bone pegs prepared from the resected femoral segment were seated in the medullary canal around the stem for femoral fixation. Merle d'Aubigné scores for pain, motion, and walking improved from 2.9, 4.4, and 3.7 to 5.2, 5.4, and 5.5, respectively. Radiographic union was detected within 12 +/- 3.4 (range, 6-24) weeks in all cases. Complications were early dislocation in 2 cases. This technique allows correction of anteversion, provides excellent rotational stability, and eliminates the need for additional osteosynthesis regardless of the stem design. PMID:19577893

  1. Similar range of motion and function after resurfacing large-head or standard total hip arthroplasty

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    Penny, Jeannette Østergaard; Ovesen, Ole

    2013-01-01

    Large-size hip articulations may improve range of motion (ROM) and function compared to a 28-mm THA, and the low risk of dislocation allows the patients more activity postoperatively. On the other hand, the greater extent of surgery for resurfacing hip arthroplasty (RHA) could impair rehabilitation. We investigated the effect of head size and surgical procedure on postoperative rehabilitation in a randomized clinical trial (RCT). Methods We followed randomized groups of RHAs, large-head THAs and standard THAs at 2 months, 6 months, 1 and 2 years postoperatively, recording clinical rehabilitation parameters.

  2. The painful hip: new concepts

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    Hip pain is a common condition, and the work-up often includes imaging. This article reviews the normal MR anatomy of the hip and the imaging findings of internal derangements, snapping hip, and femoral acetabular impingement. We will describe the role of MR arthrography in evaluating the patient with suspected labral and articular cartilage abnormalities, as well as the pitfalls in interpretation. We will review the causes of a snapping hip, and the role of sonography in evaluating and guiding treatment of the snapping iliopsoas tendon. We will also review the radiographic and MRI signs of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), a cause of early degenerative joint disease and hip pain. (orig.)

  3. The painful hip: new concepts

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    Blankenbaker, Donna G.; Tuite, Michael J. [University of Wisconsin Medical School, Department of Radiology, Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging, Madison, WI (United States)

    2006-06-15

    Hip pain is a common condition, and the work-up often includes imaging. This article reviews the normal MR anatomy of the hip and the imaging findings of internal derangements, snapping hip, and femoral acetabular impingement. We will describe the role of MR arthrography in evaluating the patient with suspected labral and articular cartilage abnormalities, as well as the pitfalls in interpretation. We will review the causes of a snapping hip, and the role of sonography in evaluating and guiding treatment of the snapping iliopsoas tendon. We will also review the radiographic and MRI signs of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), a cause of early degenerative joint disease and hip pain. (orig.)

  4. Lattice dislocation in Si nanowires

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    Omar, M.S., E-mail: dr_m_s_omar@yahoo.co [Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan (Iraq); Taha, H.T. [Department of Physics, College of Science, University of Salahaddin, Arbil, Iraqi Kurdistan (Iraq)

    2009-12-15

    Modified formulas were used to calculate lattice thermal expansion, specific heat and Bulk modulus for Si nanowires with diameters of 115, 56, 37 and 22 nm. From these values and Gruneisen parameter taken from reference, mean lattice volumes were found to be as 20.03 A{sup 3} for the bulk and 23.63, 29.91, 34.69 and 40.46 A{sup 3} for Si nanowire diameters mentioned above, respectively. Their mean bonding length was calculated to be as 0.235 nm for the bulk and 0.248, 0.269, 0.282 and 0.297 nm for the nanowires diameter mentioned above, respectively. By dividing the nanowires diameter on the mean bonding length, number of layers per each nanowire size was found to be as 230, 104, 65 and 37 for the diameters mentioned above, respectively. Lattice dislocations in 22 nm diameter wire were found to be from 0.00324 nm for the 1st central lattice to 0.2579 nm for the last surface lattice. Such dislocation was smaller for larger wire diameters. Dislocation concentration found to change in Si nanowires according to the proportionalities of surface thickness to nanowire radius ratios.

  5. Lattice dislocation in Si nanowires

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    Modified formulas were used to calculate lattice thermal expansion, specific heat and Bulk modulus for Si nanowires with diameters of 115, 56, 37 and 22 nm. From these values and Gruneisen parameter taken from reference, mean lattice volumes were found to be as 20.03 A3 for the bulk and 23.63, 29.91, 34.69 and 40.46 A3 for Si nanowire diameters mentioned above, respectively. Their mean bonding length was calculated to be as 0.235 nm for the bulk and 0.248, 0.269, 0.282 and 0.297 nm for the nanowires diameter mentioned above, respectively. By dividing the nanowires diameter on the mean bonding length, number of layers per each nanowire size was found to be as 230, 104, 65 and 37 for the diameters mentioned above, respectively. Lattice dislocations in 22 nm diameter wire were found to be from 0.00324 nm for the 1st central lattice to 0.2579 nm for the last surface lattice. Such dislocation was smaller for larger wire diameters. Dislocation concentration found to change in Si nanowires according to the proportionalities of surface thickness to nanowire radius ratios.

  6. DEVELOPMENTAL DYSPLASIA OF THE HIP AT SEVEN YEARS OF AGE TREATED WITH OPEN REDUCTION AND FEMORAL DEROTATION OSTEOTOMY AND PEMBERTON ACETABULOPLASTY: A CASE REPORT

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available DDH includes a spectrum of disorders affecting a developing hip joint, varying from an occult dysplasia to frank dislocation. Since the hip joint at birth is purely cartilaginous the chances of missing this condition is very high. High degree of suspicion is essential to make sure that cases are detected early. Difficulty in changing the diapers may be any early indicator of occult dysplasia.

  7. Progressive hip joint subluxation in Saul-Wilson syndrome.

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    Chinen, Yasutsugu; Kaneshi, Takuya; Kamiya, Takeshi; Hata, Kenichiro; Nishimura, Gen; Kaname, Tadashi

    2015-11-01

    Saul-Wilson syndrome (SWS) is a rare congenital skeletal syndrome characterized by postnatal onset of short stature, relative microcephaly, frontal bossing, prominent eyes with shallow orbits, midface hypoplasia, cataract, and generalized skeletal changes, including spondylar dysplasia, overtubulation of the long bones with metaphyseal flaring and megaepiphyses, coxa valga, elbow deformity, and brachydactyly. We describe a boy with the overall clinical and radiological features fitting the characteristics of SWS, although cataract, elbow deformity, and overt brachydactyly were not seen. He presented with painful hip joint due to hip subluxation in late childhood, which exacerbated with age and ultimately, required surgical intervention. Awareness of this orthopedic complication in SWS is essential in the management of patients with SWS. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. PMID:26239279

  8. Clinical features and treatment of the hip in multiple epiphyseal dysplasia in childhood.

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    Li, Lian Yong; Zhao, Qun; Ji, Shi Jun; Zhang, Li Jun; Li, Qi Wei

    2011-05-01

    Multiple epiphyseal dysplasia is a rare congenital osteochondrodysplasia disorder characterized by a delay in the appearance of the epiphyses; irregular, symmetric epiphyseal formation; mild short stature; and early-onset osteoarthritis. Peripheral weight-bearing and nonweight-bearing joints can be affected. Treatment of the hip deformity in multiple epiphyseal dysplasia is a challenge for orthopedic surgeons.We reviewed the clinical features and treatment options of hip joints affected by multiple epiphyseal dysplasia in 6 young patients (4 boys and 2 girls). Average patient age was 8.8 years (range, 5-14 years). The spectrum of hip joint deformity ranged from mild to severe. Surgical procedures included intertrochanteric extension osteotomy of the femur in 2 patients (4 hips), Staheli acetabular augmentation in 1 patient (2 hips), and trochanter arthroplasty associated with Dega osteotomy in 2 patients (4 hips). One patient did not undergo surgical treatment. All patients were followed up for an average 7.2 years. Joint function improved in the patients treated surgically. The coxa vara deformity was corrected satisfactorily, and the femoral head was covered completely by the acetabulum.Good mid-term outcomes were obtained for the treatment of severe hip deformity by using intertrochanteric extension osteotomy and trochanter arthroplasty. However, because of the inherent nature of this disorder, long-term follow-up of the patients is required. PMID:21598888

  9. Taper Hip Prosthesis

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  10. INL HIP Plate Fabrication

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    B. H. Park; C. R. Clark; J. F. Jue

    2010-02-01

    This document outlines the process used to bond monolithic fuel plates by Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP). This method was developed at Idaho National Laboratory (INL) for the Reduced Enrichment for Research and Test Reactors (RERTR) program. These foils have been used in a number of irradiation experiments in support of the United States Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) program.

  11. Total Hip Replacement

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    ... are performed each year in the United States. Anatomy The hip is one of the body’s largest joints. It is a ball-and-socket joint. The socket is formed by the acetabulum, which is part of the large pelvis bone. The ball is the femoral head, which is the upper end of the femur ( ...

  12. Three-dimensional formulation of dislocation climb

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    Gu, Yejun; Xiang, Yang; Quek, Siu Sin; Srolovitz, David J.

    2015-10-01

    We derive a Green's function formulation for the climb of curved dislocations and multiple dislocations in three-dimensions. In this new dislocation climb formulation, the dislocation climb velocity is determined from the Peach-Koehler force on dislocations through vacancy diffusion in a non-local manner. The long-range contribution to the dislocation climb velocity is associated with vacancy diffusion rather than from the climb component of the well-known, long-range elastic effects captured in the Peach-Koehler force. Both long-range effects are important in determining the climb velocity of dislocations. Analytical and numerical examples show that the widely used local climb formula, based on straight infinite dislocations, is not generally applicable, except for a small set of special cases. We also present a numerical discretization method of this Green's function formulation appropriate for implementation in discrete dislocation dynamics (DDD) simulations. In DDD implementations, the long-range Peach-Koehler force is calculated as is commonly done, then a linear system is solved for the climb velocity using these forces. This is also done within the same order of computational cost as existing discrete dislocation dynamics methods.

  13. The fundamentals of non-singular dislocations in the theory of gradient elasticity: dislocation loops and straight dislocations

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    Lazar, Markus

    2012-01-01

    The fundamental problem of non-singular dislocations in the framework of the theory of gradient elasticity is presented in this work. Gradient elasticity of Helmholtz type and bi-Helmholtz type are used. A general theory of non-singular dislocations is developed for linearly elastic, infinitely extended, homogeneous, and isotropic media. Dislocation loops and straight dislocations are investigated. Using the theory of gradient elasticity, the non-singular fields which are produced by arbitrary dislocation loops are given. `Modified' Mura, Peach-Koehler, and Burgers formulae are presented in the framework of gradient elasticity theory. These formulae are given in terms of an elementary function, which regularizes the classical expressions, obtained from the Green tensor of the Helmholtz-Navier equation and bi-Helmholtz-Navier equation. Using the mathematical method of Green's functions and the Fourier transform, exact, analytical, and non-singular solutions were found. The obtained dislocation fields are non-s...

  14. Atlantoaxial dislocation and Down's syndrome.

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    Whaley, W J; Gray, W. D.

    1980-01-01

    The phenotypic features of Down's syndrome are easily recognized and include characteristic facial features, hypotonia, ligament laxity, transverse palmar creases and mental subnormality. Associated manifestations and complications are also familiar and involve almost every organ system. Congenital heart defects, bowel malformations and a tendency to leukemia are common attendant problems. Less common, however, are defects of the skeletal system; in fact, the most recent edition of a standard...

  15. A financial analysis of revision hip arthroplasty: the economic burden in relation to the national tariff.

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    Vanhegan, I S; Malik, A K; Jayakumar, P; Ul Islam, S; Haddad, F S

    2012-05-01

    Revision arthroplasty of the hip is expensive owing to the increased cost of pre-operative investigations, surgical implants and instrumentation, protracted hospital stay and drugs. We compared the costs of performing this surgery for aseptic loosening, dislocation, deep infection and peri-prosthetic fracture. Clinical, demographic and economic data were obtained for 305 consecutive revision total hip replacements in 286 patients performed at a tertiary referral centre between 1999 and 2008. The mean total costs for revision surgery in aseptic cases (n = 194) were £11 897 (sd 4629), for septic revision (n = 76) £21 937 (sd 10 965), for peri-prosthetic fracture (n = 24) £18 185 (sd 9124), and for dislocation (n = 11) £10 893 (sd 5476). Surgery for deep infection and peri-prosthetic fracture was associated with longer operating times, increased blood loss and an increase in complications compared to revisions for aseptic loosening. Total inpatient stay was also significantly longer on average (p tariffs. PMID:22529080

  16. Facts about Congenital Heart Defects

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    ... to Other Websites Information For... Media Policy Makers Facts about Congenital Heart Defects Language: English Español (Spanish) ... are living longer and healthier lives. Learn more facts about CHDs below. What are Congenital Heart Defects ( ...

  17. Congenital heart defect - corrective surgery

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    ... born with one or more heart defects has congenital heart disease . Surgery is needed if the defect could harm ... 2008 Guidelines for the Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: a report of the American College of Cardiology/ ...

  18. Congenital skeletal abnormalities in a tawny owl chick (Strix aluco).

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    Barreiro, Andrés; de Trocóniz, Patricia Fdez; Vila, Mónica; López-Beceiro, Ana M; Pereira, José L

    2003-01-01

    In this case report, we describe a tawny owl chick (Strix aluco) coming from a Wild Fauna Recovery Center with multiple congenital malformations in the limbs. The animal was unable to fly and showed marked malnutrition and poor general appearance. Physical, radiologic, and anatomic examinations showed osseous malformations including dislocation of radius and carpometacarpus with abnormal nonfunctional fixation of ligamentum propatagialis, absence of most parts of the bones of the manus in both wings, and twisted nonfused left tarsometatarsus with marked griphosis of digits. Routine toxicologic and pathologic examinations did not reveal a specific etiology. PMID:14562912

  19. Nitrofurantoin and congenital abnormalities

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    Czeizel, A.E.; Rockenbauer, M.; Sørensen, Henrik Toft; Olsen, Jørn

    2001-01-01

    Objective: To study human teratogenic potential of oral nitrofurantoin treatment during pregnancy. Materials and Methods: Pair analysis of cases with congenital abnormalities and matched population controls in the population-based dataset of the Hungarian Case-Control Surveillance of Congenital...... fetuses with Down’s syndrome (patient controls), 23 (2.8%) pregnant women were treated with nitrofurantoin. The above differences between population controls and cases may be connected with recall bias, because the case-control pair analysis did not indicate a teratogenic potential of nitrofurantoin use...... during the second and the third months of gestation, i.e. in the critical period for major congenital abnormalities. Conclusion: Treatment with nitrofurantoin during pregnancy does not present detectable teratogenic risk to the fetus....

  20. Genetics Home Reference: Congenital hyperinsulinism

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    ... congenital hyperinsulinism? hyperinsulinemia hypoglycemia of infancy infancy hyperinsulinemia hypoglycemia neonatal hyperinsulinism persistent hyperinsulinemia hypoglycemia of infancy persistent hyperinsulinemic ...

  1. Observation of giant diffusivity along dislocation cores.

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    Legros, Marc; Dehm, Gerhard; Arzt, Eduard; Balk, T John

    2008-03-21

    Diffusion of atoms in a crystalline lattice is a thermally activated process that can be strongly accelerated by defects such as grain boundaries or dislocations. When carried by dislocations, this elemental mechanism is known as "pipe diffusion." Pipe diffusion has been used to explain abnormal diffusion, Cottrell atmospheres, and dislocation-precipitate interactions during creep, although this rests more on conjecture than on direct demonstration. The motion of dislocations between silicon nanoprecipitates in an aluminum thin film was recently observed and controlled via in situ transmission electron microscopy. We observed the pipe diffusion phenomenon and measured the diffusivity along a single dislocation line. It is found that dislocations accelerate the diffusion of impurities by almost three orders of magnitude as compared with bulk diffusion. PMID:18356520

  2. Dislocation climb in GaAs

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    The weak-beam technique of transmission-electron-microscopy is used to investigate dislocation climb in GaAs, a high supersaturation of point defects being introduced by electron irradiation in a high-voltage-electron-microscope. It is shown that, at room temperature, climb of dissociated a/2 dislocations proceeds by nucleation of both Frank and perfect interstitial loops on the individual partials. Irradiation carried out at higher temperature (4500C) showed evidence for the interaction of the new loops with the non-parent partial, leading to climb of the total dislocation. Dislocations of α and β-type, i.e. of opposite edge character, exhibit the same climb mechanism. In this paper, the microscopic mechanism of dislocation climb is analysed and the relevance of this study to the understanding of the degradation of GaAs devices by climbing dislocations is considered

  3. Orthostatic intolerance during early mobilization after fast-track hip arthroplasty

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    Jans, O; Bundgaard-Nielsen, M; Solgaard, S; Johansson, P I; Kehlet, H

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: /st>Early postoperative mobilization is a cornerstone in fast-track total hip arthroplasty (THA), but postoperative orthostatic intolerance (OI) may delay early recovery or lead to fainting, falls, and prosthesis dislocation or fracture. However, the prevalence and pathophysiology of OI has not been established after THA. This study evaluated the cardiovascular response and tissue oxygenation to mobilization before and after surgery in relation to OI in fast-track THA patients. METHO...

  4. Congenital contractural arachnodactyly with neurogenic muscular atrophy: case report

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    Scola Rosana Herminia

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available We report the case of a 3-1/2-year-old girl with hypotonia, multiple joint contractures, hip luxation, arachnodactyly, adducted thumbs, dolichostenomelia, and abnormal external ears suggesting the diagnosis of congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CCA. The serum muscle enzimes were normal and the needle electromyography showed active and chronic denervation. The muscle biopsy demonstrated active and chronic denervation compatible with spinal muscular atrophy. Analysis of exons 7 and 8 of survival motor neuron gene through polymerase chain reaction did not show deletions. Neurogenic muscular atrophy is a new abnormality associated with CCA, suggesting that CCA is clinically heterogeneous.

  5. Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

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    Goknur Haliloglu

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available ObjectiveUllrich congenital muscular dystrophy is a rather severe type of congenitalmuscular dystrophy with early onset features related to motor development.In general it is inherited in autosomal recessive principles, however in theWestern world mostly seen with de novo dominant mutations in the collagenVI genes. Milder form of the condition is the Bethlem myopathy. There may beoverlap forms in the clinic resembling the Ehler-Danlos syndrome. There hasbeen some radical efforts for cure especially through the apoptosis cascades.Key words: Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy, collgen VI genes, Bethlemmyopathy, autophagy.

  6. Ullrich Congenital Muscular Dystrophy

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    Goknur Haliloglu

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available ObjectiveUllrich congenital muscular dystrophy is a rather severe type of congenital muscular dystrophy with early onset features related to motor development.In general it is inherited in autosomal recessive principles, however in the Western world mostly seen with de novo dominant mutations in the collagen VI genes. Milder form of the condition is the Bethlem myopathy. There may be overlap forms in the clinic resembling the Ehler-Danlos syndrome. There has been some radical efforts for cure especially through the apoptosis cascades.

  7. Congenital spinal malformations

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    Congenital spinal malformations form a complex and heterogeneous group of disorders whose pathogenesis is best explained embryologically. Radiologically, it is important to formulate a diagnosis when the disorder first becomes symptomatic. However, it is also crucial to detect complications of the disorder or of the respective therapeutic interventions in the further course of the disease such as hydromyelia or re-tethering after repair of a meningomyelocele. Moreover, once a congenital spinal malformation is diagnosed, associated malformations should be sought after. A possible syndromal classification such as in OEIS- or VACTERL-syndromes should also be considered. (orig.)

  8. Diffusion-controlled phase growth on dislocations

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    Massih, Ali R

    2009-01-01

    Abstract We treat the problem of diffusion of solute atoms around screw dislocations. In particular, we express and solve the diffusion equation in 2-dimensions with radial symmetry in an elastic field of a screw dislocation subject to conservation of flux at the interface of a new phase. We consider an incoherent second-phase precipitate growing under the action of the stress field of a screw dislocation. The second-phase growth rate as a function of the supersaturation and a...

  9. Elbow dislocation with irreparable fracture radial head

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    Dilip Tanna

    2013-01-01

    Background: Treatment of elbow dislocation with irreparable radial head fracture needs replacement of radial head to achieve stability of elbow. An alternate method in cases of elbow dislocation with radial head fracture can be resection of radial head with repair of medial collateral ligament. We report a retrospective analysis of cases of elbow dislocation with irreparable radial head treated by excision head of radius and repair of MCL. Materials and Methods: Nine patients of elbow dis...

  10. Modelling of Dislocation Bias in FCC Materials

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    Chang, Zhongwen

    2013-01-01

    Irradiation induced void swelling is problematic for the application of austenitic steels under high dose irradiation. In this thesis, the swelling is characterized by dislocation bias. The dislocation bias is obtained using the finite element method, accounting for fcc copper and nickel under electron irradiation. The methodology is implemented with the interaction energies between an edge dislocation and point defects. Analytically derived interaction energies, which are based on elasticity...

  11. ANOMALOUS MODULUS DEFECT DUE TO DISLOCATION PINNING

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    Lenz, D.; Schmidt, H.

    1983-01-01

    The frequency dependence (10 - 100 MHz) of the dislocation modulus defect (MD) and damping Q-1 has been measured at RT during ?-irradiation. In very high purity single crystals (resistivity ratio RRR ? 10.000) dislocation pinning at low doses leads to an increase of MD at high frequencies. Depinning effects can be excluded because MD at low frequencies and the simultaneously measured Q-1 at all frequencies show normal dislocation pinning behaviour for all ?-doses. The presently reported anoma...

  12. Dislocation mechanism of interface point defect migration

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    Kolluri, Kedarnath; Demkowicz, Michael J.

    2010-01-01

    Vacancies and interstitials absorbed at Cu-Nb interfaces are shown to migrate by a multistage process involving the thermally-activated formation, motion, and annihilation of kinks and jogs on interface misfit dislocations. This mechanism, including the energy along the entire migration path, can be described quantitatively within dislocation theory, suggesting that analysis of misfit dislocation networks may enable prediction of point defect behaviors at semicoherent heterointerfaces.

  13. Dislocation dynamics analysis of dislocation intersections in nanoscale metallic multilayered composites

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    Akasheh, F.; Zbib, H. M.; Hirth, J. P.; Hoagland, R. G.; Misra, A.

    2007-04-01

    In this work, dislocation dynamics (DD) analysis is used to investigate the strength of nanoscale metallic multilayered composites. Several possible interactions between threading (glide) dislocations and intersecting interfacial dislocations are considered and found to lead to strength predictions in better agreement with experimental trends and significantly higher than the predictions of the simplified confined layer plasticity model based on Orowan bowing of single dislocation in a rigid channel. The strongest interaction occurs when threading and intersecting interfacial dislocations have collinear Burgers' vector and involves an annihilation reaction at their crossing points followed by the resumption of threading with a new dislocation configuration. The other possible dislocation intersections involve the formation of junctions, which are found to be more complex than simple models suggest. When the layer interfaces are modeled as impenetrable walls, as in existing analytical and some dislocation dynamics (DD) models, the predicted strengthening effect is weaker than that predicted by DD with more physical boundary conditions at the interfaces.

  14. Arthroscopic findings after shoulder dislocation

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    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Recurrent instability of the shoulder joint is frequently difficult to differentiate from diseased or injured rotator cuff or tendon of the forearm flexor (m. biceps brachii. Shoulder joint arthroscopy has been only recently introduced into instable shoulder joint lesion examination. The aim of this study was to present and analyze an arthroscopic finding on instable shoulder joint in order to determine causes and mechanisms of instability, as well as principles of surgical treatment. Methods. Arthroscopy of the shoulder joint was performed in 158 patients with at least one documented shoulder joint dislocation. These patients were divided into two groups. The group I included the patients with one to three dislocations, while the group II those with more than three dislocations. Preoperative diagnosis was based on anamnestic data and clinical examination using specific tests, and on the diagnosis of shoulder joint using radiography or computed tomography. Results. Out of the total number of the patients 138 (87.34% had injury of the anterior patellar brim, 119 (75.32% had failure of the anterior capsule, 126 (79.75% had compressive cartilage injury of the posterior part of the head of the upper arm bone (Hill-Sachs lesion, 102 (64.56% had insufficiency of glenohumeral tendon, 11 (6.96 had complete cut of the rotator cuff, 23 (14.56% had injury of the posterior patellar brim, 12 (7.59% had injury of the upper anterior-posterior patellar brim (SLAP. Conclusion. According to the obtained results it could be concluded that there is no a unique injury that leads to shoulder joint instability. It is necessary to point out to the significance of anamnesis and clinical examination in making diagnosis. Arthroscopic diagnostics is indicated in clinically unreliable findings as an additional method for determining operative treatment.

  15. Enabling Strain Hardening Simulations with Dislocation Dynamics

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    Arsenlis, A; Cai, W

    2006-12-20

    Numerical algorithms for discrete dislocation dynamics simulations are investigated for the purpose of enabling strain hardening simulations of single crystals on massively parallel computers. The algorithms investigated include the /(N) calculation of forces, the equations of motion, time integration, adaptive mesh refinement, the treatment of dislocation core reactions, and the dynamic distribution of work on parallel computers. A simulation integrating all of these algorithmic elements using the Parallel Dislocation Simulator (ParaDiS) code is performed to understand their behavior in concert, and evaluate the overall numerical performance of dislocation dynamics simulations and their ability to accumulate percents of plastic strain.

  16. Elasticity and dislocation anelasticity of crystals

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    Nikanorov, S. P.; Kardashev, B. K.

    The book is concerned with the application of the results of physical acoustic studies of elasticity and dislocation anelasticity to the investigation of interatomic interactions and interactions between lattice defects. The analysis of the potential functions determining the energy of interatomic interactions is based on a study of the elastic properties of crystals over a wide temperature range; data on the dislocation structure and on the interaction between dislocations and point defects are based mainly on a study of inelastic effects. Particular attention is given to the relationship between microplastic effects and the initial stage of plastic deformation under conditions of elastic oscillations, when the multiplication of dislocations is negligible.

  17. Anderson localization of light with topological dislocations

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    Lobanov, Valery E; Vysloukh, Victor A; Torner, Lluis

    2013-01-01

    We predict Anderson localization of light with nested screw topological dislocations propagating in disordered two-dimensional arrays of hollow waveguides illuminated by vortex beams. The phenomenon manifests itself in the statistical presence of topological dislocations in ensemble-averaged output distributions accompanying standard disorder-induced localization of light spots. Remarkably, screw dislocations are captured by the light spots despite the fast and irregular transverse displacements and topological charge flipping undertaken by the dislocations due to the disorder. The statistical averaged modulus of the output local topological charge depends on the initial vorticity carried by the beam.

  18. Robust atomistic calculation of dislocation line tension

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    Szajewski, B. A.; Pavia, F.; Curtin, W. A.

    2015-12-01

    The line tension ? of a dislocation is an important and fundamental property ubiquitous to continuum scale models of metal plasticity. However, the precise value of ? in a given material has proven difficult to assess, with literature values encompassing a wide range. Here results from a multiscale simulation and robust analysis of the dislocation line tension, for dislocation bow-out between pinning points, are presented for two widely-used interatomic potentials for Al. A central part of the analysis involves an effective Peierls stress applicable to curved dislocation structures that markedly differs from that of perfectly straight dislocations but is required to describe the bow-out both in loading and unloading. The line tensions for the two interatomic potentials are similar and provide robust numerical values for Al. Most importantly, the atomic results show notable differences with singular anisotropic elastic dislocation theory in that (i) the coefficient of the \\text{ln}(L) scaling with dislocation length L differs and (ii) the ratio of screw to edge line tension is smaller than predicted by anisotropic elasticity. These differences are attributed to local dislocation core interactions that remain beyond the scope of elasticity theory. The many differing literature values for ? are attributed to various approximations and inaccuracies in previous approaches. The results here indicate that continuum line dislocation models, based on elasticity theory and various core-cut-off assumptions, may be fundamentally unable to reproduce full atomistic results, thus hampering the detailed predictive ability of such continuum models.

  19. Transmission electron microscopy analysis of worn alumina hip replacement prostheses

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    Explanted worn alumina orthopaedic hip replacements show characteristic wear regions, ranging from severe wear, dominated by intergranular fracture, to regions in which minimal damage has occurred during articulation. The surface damage accumulation mechanisms are complex and not fully understood. This paper presents a detailed transmission electron microscopy (TEM) study of the surface damage accumulation mechanisms following in vitro tested worn alumina hip replacement prostheses. TEM of focused ion beam cross-section samples indicated extensive surface dislocation activity, which is restricted in the outer grain layer. Except for one example of basal slip, all slips were found to be on pyramidal planes. Both inter- and transgranular cracks were observed in regions of high wear. Grooves, largely associated with third-body abrasion, were generally associated with extensive dislocation activity. Three types of wear debris were seen from the worn surface, namely: granular wear debris, nanocrystalline wear debris and oblong wear debris. Wear debris were shown to arise from grain pull-out and severe plastic deformation at the surface. The observations allow a mechanistic model of the damage accumulations leading to wear and ultimately failure.

  20. Canonical Quantization of Crystal Dislocation and Electron-Dislocation Scattering in an Isotropic Medium

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    Li, Mingda; Cui, Wenping; M.S. Dresselhaus; Chen, Gang

    2015-01-01

    Crystal dislocations govern the plastic mechanical properties of materials but also affect the electrical and optical properties. However, a fundamental and quantitative quantum-mechanical theory of dislocation remains undiscovered for decades. Here by introducing a new quasiparticle "dislon", we present an exact Hamiltonian-based theory for both edge and screw dislocations in an isotropic medium, where the effective Hamiltonian of a single dislocation line can be written in a harmonic-oscill...

  1. A screw dislocation in a functionally graded material using the translation gauge theory of dislocations

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    Lazar, Markus

    2011-01-01

    The aim of this paper is to provide new results and insights for a screw dislocation in functionally graded media within the gauge theory of dislocations. We present the equations of motion for dislocations in inhomogeneous media. We specify the equations of motion for a screw dislocation in a functionally graded material. The material properties are assumed to vary exponentially along the x and y-directions. In the present work we give the analytical gauge field theoretic solution to the pro...

  2. Dislocation of large diameter metal-on-metal bearings an indicator of metal reaction?

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    Theruvil, Bipin; Vasukutty, Nijil; Hancock, Nick; Higgs, David; Dunlop, Douglas G; Latham, Jeremy M

    2011-09-01

    We report 3 patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) using large diameter metal-on-metal bearing. These patients initially presented with pain but went on to develop dislocation of the THA while awaiting investigations. Any pain following metal-on-metal bearing THA should be taken seriously and should trigger investigations to identify a metal reaction. If left untreated, these reactions can cause progressive soft tissue necrosis leading to instability. These patients should be considered for early revision of the bearing surface to prevent further soft tissue damage. PMID:21036007

  3. Congenital Absence of Tibia

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    Sudesh Sharma, Saleem Mir, Vikrant Sharma, Irshad Dar, Rafee

    2002-01-01

    Congenital absence of tibia is a rare anomaly. We repol1 a case who presented at the age of 3 years withabsence of tibia right side with associated anomolies and was managed by reconstruction of the kneeand ankle joints b) transfer of fibula

  4. Congenital Absence of Tibia

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    Sudesh Sharma, Saleem Mir, Vikrant Sharma, Irshad Dar, Rafee

    2002-10-01

    Full Text Available Congenital absence of tibia is a rare anomaly. We repol1 a case who presented at the age of 3 years withabsence of tibia right side with associated anomolies and was managed by reconstruction of the kneeand ankle joints b transfer of fibula

  5. Congenital Short QT Syndrome

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    Johnson Francis

    2016-01-01

    Congenital short QT syndrome (SQTS) is characterised by extremely short QT intervals, typically with QTc less than 330 ms and a propensity for life threatening ventricular arrhythmias and atrial fibrillation. The QT interval in SQTS does not change significantly with heart rate and the T waves have a narrow base and high voltage, similar to those in hyperkalemia.

  6. Congenital aggressive lipomatosis

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    Three cases of congenital lipomatosis involving the thoracic region posteriorly are presented delineating the natural history of the disease and depicting underlying bone and soft tissue changes. The rib widening and pleural thickening appear to be related to increased intercostal vascularity feeding the overlying tumor, as delineated by angiography. This entity is not described in the radiologic literature. (orig.)

  7. Congenital complete atrioventricular block.

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    Kertesz, N J; Fenrich, A L; Friedman, R A

    1997-01-01

    Congenital complete atrioventricular block is found in 1 of 22,000 live births. Over time, it has become apparent that these patients represent not a single distinct disease process, but several processes with the common manifestation of atrioventricular block. The evaluation of these patients to determine their risk of sudden death and need for pacing is not well defined.

  8. Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation

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    This case report presents the clinical picture, diagnostic methodology and surgical treatment of a female child who presented with chronic cough and dyspnoea due to congenital malformation of lung. A discussion of diagnosis and management is presented at the end. (author)

  9. Congenital Midline Cervical Cleft

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    Villanueva-Meyer, Javier; Glastonbury, Christine; Marcovici, Peter

    2015-01-01

    Congenital midline cervical cleft is a rare anomaly that typically presents in the neonatal period as a thin suprasternal vertical band of erythematous skin with a nipple-like projection superiorly, which may exude fluid. We present the clinical and pathophysiologic features and the imaging findings of this uncommon, and rarely described entity in a newborn girl. PMID:25926928

  10. Congenital temporal triangular alopecia.

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    Bargman, H.

    1984-01-01

    Congenital temporal triangular alopecia is a form of nonscarring alopecia that, as its name suggests, is present at birth. Four cases are reported. One patient underwent hair transplantation, which was successful and might be useful in other patients. Cases occurring in a father and his son suggest for the first time a genetic link.

  11. CONGENITAL ADRENAL HYPERPLASIA

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    Naushad Ali N

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available The birth of a child with ambiguous genitalia and distressing event for the family and physician. It is important to make a diagnosis, for psychological , social, and medical reasons for particularly for recognizing accompanying life threatening disorders such as the salt losing form of congenital adrenal hyperplasia

  12. Multiple congenital cranial hemangiomas

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    Koulouris, George [Alfred Hospital, Department of Radiology, Prahran, Victoria (Australia); Rao, Padma [Royal Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Parkville, Victoria (Australia)

    2005-08-01

    Though cranial hemangiomas are second only to vertebral hemangiomas in frequency, such lesions are rarely congenital and multiple. It is probable that the true incidence of congenital calvarial hemangiomas is higher than that reported in the literature, as they are unlikely to undergo imaging, most being asymptomatic and without a significant soft tissue component. We present a case of multiple congenital calvarial and skull base cavernous-type hemangiomas, diagnosed in a 4-day-old female, involving the right zygoma, maxilla, frontal and petrous temporal bones and contralateral squamous temporal bone. Surgical biopsy confirmed the radiological diagnosis as well as the concomitant multiple subcutaneous capillary-type hemangiomas which were identified clinically. No specific clinical syndrome or chromosomal abnormality was identified and the underlying cerebral parenchyma was normal with no intra-axial involvement. With conservative treatment, two lesions completely resolved and a further two lesions subsequently decreased in both size and degree of enhancement. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of multiple congenital hemangiomas involving the calvarium and skull base. Despite this, the radiological features, combined with the clinical findings of multiple capillary hemangiomas, were characteristic enough to permit an accurate preoperative diagnosis. Osseous hemangiomas should feature prominently in any differential diagnosis of multiple hypervascular lesions, as they are common, more so when limited to an anatomical region, irrespective of site or age. (orig.)

  13. Uncemented total hip replacement.

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    Ring, P A

    1981-01-01

    During the last 20 years almost 3000 uncemented total hip replacements have been used in the treatment of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The development of an axially located prosthesis is outlined, and the causes of failure indicated. Uncemented prostheses have the advantage of a relatively low mortality and morbidity and the rate of infection in particular is low. Interface pain, with or without frank prosthetic loosening, is the commonest cause of failure, but revisional surgery ...

  14. Transient osteoporosis of the hip

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    Rengin Güzel; Sibel Ba?aran

    2009-01-01

    Transient osteoporosis of the hip is often seen in middle-aged men and in women during the third trimester of pregnancy and is characterized by acute, spontaneous hip pain. In suspected cases magnetic resonance imaging shows bone marrow edema within 48 hours from the onset of pain. Transient osteoporosis is a diagnosis of exclusion and differential diagnosis with other diseases presented with hip pain and bone marrow edema should be considered. Although it is a self limiting condition it must...

  15. The nucleation of dislocation loops

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    This experimental work is mainly devoted to the first stages of the interstitial dislocation loops formation. In chapter I what is meant by nucleation of defect aggregates is reviewed. Experimental results on void - and loop - nucleation in quenched aluminium, and stacking fault tetrahedra and Frank loop - nucleation in quenched gold are discussed. In chapters II and III the results of such experiments are described and discussed. Length and resistivity changes of uniaxially stressed molybdenum samples have been recorded during irradiations by fission fragments, in the temperature range 20-30 K. Fifteen deformation vs. dose curves are shown. They are obtained with cold-rolled, and annealed molybdenum ribbons irradiated under fixed and variable stress at fluences up to 1.5 d.p.a. At low temperature there is no steady state creep prior to 1.5 d.p.a. Stress oriented nucleation of the dislocation loops is the predominant primary creep mechanism. The deformation rate values and a simple stress oriented nucleation model are used to determine the interstitial loop nucleus size. In irradiated molybdenum it contains probably less then 10 interstitials

  16. Imaging of the postoperative hip.

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    Carty, Fiona L; Cashman, James P; Parvizi, Javad; Zoga, Adam C; Morrison, William B

    2011-09-01

    A basic understanding of the surgical approach, technique, and potential complications in addition to the types of hardware used is essential in interpreting postoperative imaging of the hip. This article reviews the various surgical approaches to the hip and hardware components in total hip arthroplasty and hip preservation surgery and the potential complications that may arise. The various surgical treatments in the management of acetabular dysplasia and avascular necrosis and the imaging appearances of these on different imaging modalities are also discussed. PMID:21928159

  17. Bone scanning as a useful supplementary examination in the evaluation of hip prothesis

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    Although there are permanent improvements in material and in operation techniques the results of cement-anchored alloarthroplastic prothesis of the hip joint are effected by a remarkable rate of loosening. The diagnosis of the loosening of a hip endoprothesis is mainly based on the morphological findings in X-ray films. The only radiological sign of getting loose are unequivocal and drastic dislocations or fractures of the implant. Most of the other radiological signs and clinical findings are equivocal. In these cases the additionally performed bone scanning provides further and important information. The unstable and loosened hip prothesis is characterized by an abnormal, localized and increasing accumulation of the tracer. But a positive bone scan does not absolutely indicate an instability of the endoprothesis in each case. Therefore, static and dynamic scanning cannot replace the well-known, conventional X-ray techniques. Both methods complete each other. (orig.)

  18. Bone scanning as a useful supplementary examination in the evaluation of hip prothesis

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    Schmidt, C.

    1984-09-01

    Although there are permanent improvements in material and in operation techniques the results of cement-anchored alloarthroplastic prothesis of the hip joint are effected by a remarkable rate of loosening. The diagnosis of the loosening of a hip endoprothesis is mainly based on the morphological findings in X-ray films. The only radiological sign of getting loose are unequivocal and drastic dislocations or fractures of the implant. Most of the other radiological signs and clinical findings are equivocal. In these cases the additionally performed bone scanning provides further and important information. The unstable and loosened hip prothesis is characterized by an abnormal, localized and increasing accumulation of the tracer. But a positive bone scan does not absolutely indicate an instability of the endoprothesis in each case. Therefore, static and dynamic scanning cannot replace the well-known, conventional X-ray techniques. Both methods complete each other.

  19. Atomistic simulation of hydrogen dynamics near dislocations in vanadium hydrides

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    Highlights: • Hydrogen–dislocation interaction was simulated by molecular dynamics method. • Different distribution of H atoms were observed at edge and screw dislocation. • Planner distribution of hydrogen may be caused by partialized edge dislocation. • Hydrogen diffusivity was reduced in both edge and screw dislocation models. • Pipe diffusion was observed for edge dislocation but not for screw dislocation. - Abstract: Kinetics of interstitial hydrogen atoms near dislocation cores were analyzed by atomistic simulation. Classical molecular dynamics method was applied to model structures of edge and screw dislocations in ?-phase vanadium hydride. Simulation showed that hydrogen atoms aggregate near dislocation cores. The spatial distribution of hydrogen has a planner shape at edge dislocation due to dislocation partialization, and a cylindrical shape at screw dislocation. Simulated self-diffusion coefficients of hydrogen atoms in dislocation models were a half- to one-order lower than that of dislocation-free model. Arrhenius plot of self-diffusivity showed slightly different activation energies for edge and screw dislocations. Directional dependency of hydrogen diffusion near dislocation showed high and low diffusivity along edge and screw dislocation lines, respectively, hence so called ‘pipe diffusion’ possibly occur at edge dislocation but does not at screw dislocation

  20. Hybrid dislocated control and general hybrid projective dislocated synchronization for the modified Lue chaotic system

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    This paper introduces a modified Lue chaotic system, and some basic dynamical properties are studied. Based on these properties, we present hybrid dislocated control method for stabilizing chaos to unstable equilibrium and limit cycle. In addition, based on the Lyapunov stability theorem, general hybrid projective dislocated synchronization (GHPDS) is proposed, which includes complete dislocated synchronization, dislocated anti-synchronization and projective dislocated synchronization as its special item. The drive and response systems discussed in this paper can be strictly different dynamical systems (including different dimensional systems). As examples, the modified Lue chaotic system, Chen chaotic system and hyperchaotic Chen system are discussed. Numerical simulations are given to show the effectiveness of these methods.

  1. Electron-beam induced current investigations of dislocations and dislocation trails in Si

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    Lengthy defects in silicon plastically deformed by electron-beam induced current were studied. It is shown that in the crystals deformed under clean conditions the method permits revealing solely the dislocation trails rather than the dislocations as such. From the value of contrast the concentration of electrically active defects formed in the dislocation trails was evaluated. Analysis of the results of the studies using samples featuring high density of dislocations suggested that the dislocation trails in them also produce significant effect on transport properties of secondary charge carriers

  2. Hybrid dislocated control and general hybrid projective dislocated synchronization for the modified Lue chaotic system

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    Xu Yuhua [College of Information Science and Technology, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China) and Department of Maths, Yunyang Teacher' s College, Hubei 442000 (China)], E-mail: yuhuaxu2004@163.com; Zhou Wuneng [College of Information Science and Technology, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China)], E-mail: wnzhou@163.com; Fang Jianan [College of Information Science and Technology, Donghua University, Shanghai 201620 (China)

    2009-11-15

    This paper introduces a modified Lue chaotic system, and some basic dynamical properties are studied. Based on these properties, we present hybrid dislocated control method for stabilizing chaos to unstable equilibrium and limit cycle. In addition, based on the Lyapunov stability theorem, general hybrid projective dislocated synchronization (GHPDS) is proposed, which includes complete dislocated synchronization, dislocated anti-synchronization and projective dislocated synchronization as its special item. The drive and response systems discussed in this paper can be strictly different dynamical systems (including different dimensional systems). As examples, the modified Lue chaotic system, Chen chaotic system and hyperchaotic Chen system are discussed. Numerical simulations are given to show the effectiveness of these methods.

  3. Analysis of some networks of interfacial dislocations

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    Certain particular aspects of intergranular dislocations are investigated. It is shown that the recombination and dissociation of these dislocations are necessary to explain the intergranular structures. First, electron microscopy observations are discussed, then it is demonstrated that the boundary geometrical model leads to intergranular structures similar to those obtained from energetic models

  4. Dislocation morphology in deformed and irradiated niobium

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    Niobium foils of moderate purity were examined for the morphology of dislocations or defect clusters in the deformed or neutron-irradiated state by transmission electron microscopy. New evidence has been found for the dissociation of screw dislocations into partials on the (211) slip plane according to the Crussard mechanism: (a/2) [111] ? (a/3) [111] + (a/6) [111

  5. Geometric approach to dislocation and disclination theory

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    Cartan structure equations are used to create a four-dimensional geometric description of dislocations in continuum theory. It is shown that the dislocation distribution is determined by the torsion tensor, while the disclination distribution is determined by the curvature tensor. An analogy to electrodynamics is offered

  6. The Etiology of Osteoarthritis of the Hip: An Integrated Mechanical Concept

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    Ganz, Reinhold; Leunig, Michael; Leunig-Ganz, Katharina; William H. Harris

    2008-01-01

    The etiology of osteoarthritis of the hip has long been considered secondary (eg, to congenital or developmental deformities) or primary (presuming some underlying abnormality of articular cartilage). Recent information supports a hypothesis that so-called primary osteoarthritis is also secondary to subtle developmental abnormalities and the mechanism in these cases is femoroacetabular impingement rather than excessive contact stress. The most frequent location for femoroacetabular impingemen...

  7. Indirect lateral surgical approach modified in hip arthroplasty

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    The authors show an another option to the surgical approach to the hip, a lateral indirect modified (ALIM) for the partial or total arthroplasty of primary hip replacement and for revision (RTC), in a retrospective study, series of cases, with average was 7,75 years of follow up (range 6 months-10 years); quick access, easy technically, provide a good orientation of the components of the placement of implants, and allow an excellent exhibition for the complex problems of the reconstruction of the acetabular and the femur. Leaves intact the greater trochanter, improving the rotational stability that is needed in its femoral implant, doesn't injured the gluteus medius and doesn't produces his deficit, reduce the time for the deambulation. This approach is designed for primary cases and complex cases of revision using the mini-incision, with better exposition and less morbid-mortality associated to the surgical technique due to the less bleeding, less incidence of dislocation, thromboembolism and infection because of the little damage and better control of the surrounding soft tissue; better stability, no paralysis or lesion of the sciatic or femoral nerve without incidence of heterotopic ossifications with a better range of external rotation in extension of the hip that with traditional approach of Hardinge, and greater versatility in its indications

  8. Distribution of dislocations in nanostructured bainite

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    Cornide, J [CENIM-CSIC, Madrid, Spain; Miyamoto, G [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; Caballero, Francesca G. [CENIM-CSIC, Madrid, Spain; Furuhara, T [Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan; Miller, Michael K [ORNL; Garcia-Mateo, C. [CENIM-CSIC, Madrid, Spain

    2011-01-01

    The dislocation density in ferrite and austenite of a bainitic microstructure obtained by transformation at very low temperature (300 C) has been determined using transmission electron microscopy. Observations revealed that bainitic ferrite plates consist of two distinctive regions with different substructures. A central region in the ferrite plate is observed with dislocations that may result from lattice-invariant deformation at the earlier stage of bainite growth. As plastic deformation occurs in the surrounding austenite to accommodate the transformation strain as growth progresses, the Ferrite/Austenite interface has also a very distinctive dislocation profile. In addition, atom-probe tomography suggested that dislocation tangles observed in the vicinity of the ferrite/austenite interface might trap higher amount of carbon than single dislocations inside the bainitic ferrite plate.

  9. Atomistic simulations of dislocation processes in copper

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    Vegge, T.; Jacobsen, K.W.

    2002-01-01

    We discuss atomistic simulations of dislocation processes in copper based on effective medium theory interatomic potentials. Results on screw dislocation structures and processes are reviewed with particular focus on point defect mobilities and processes involving cross slip. For example, the stability of screw dislocation dipoles is discussed. We show that the presence of jogs will strongly influence cross slip barriers and dipole stability. We furthermore present some new results on jogged edge dislocations and edge dislocation dipoles. The jogs are found to be extended, and simulations of vacancy controlled climb show the jogs to climb easily in their extended form. The stability of small vacancy dipoles is discussed and it is seen that the introduction of jogs may lead to the formation of Z-type faulted vacancy dipoles.

  10. Modeling of Dislocation Structures in Materials

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    Rickman, J M; Vinals, Jorge

    1996-01-01

    A phenomenological model of the evolution of an ensemble of interacting dislocations in an isotropic elastic medium is formulated. The line-defect microstructure is described in terms of a spatially coarse-grained order parameter, the dislocation density tensor. The tensor field satisfies a conservation law that derives from the conservation of Burgers vector. Dislocation motion is entirely dissipative and is assumed to be locally driven by the minimization of plastic free energy. We first outline the method and resulting equations of motion to linear order in the dislocation density tensor, obtain various stationary solutions, and give their geometric interpretation. The coupling of the dislocation density to an externally imposed stress field is also addressed, as well as the impact of the field on the stationary solutions.

  11. Dislocation dynamics in SiGe alloys

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    Yonenaga, I.

    2013-11-01

    The dislocation velocities and mechanical strength of bulk crystals of SixGe1-x alloys grown by the Czochralski method have been investigated by the etch pit technique and compressive deformation tests, respectively. Velocity of dislocations in the SiGe alloys of the composition range 0.004 750-850°C and under stress 3-30MPa. The velocity of dislocations was quantitatively evaluated as functions of stress and temperature. Stress-strain behaviour in the yield region of the SiGe alloys of composition 0 alloys of composition 0.95 alloys is dependent on the composition, being proportional to x(1-x), showing a maximum around x ? 0.5. Built-in stress fields related to local fluctuation of the alloy composition and the dynamic development of a solute atmosphere around the dislocations, may suppress the activities of dislocations and lead to the hardening of SiGe alloys.

  12. A nonsingular solution of the edge dislocation in the gauge theory of dislocations

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    A (linear) nonsingular solution for the edge dislocation in the translational gauge theory of defects is presented. The stress function method is used and a modified stress function is obtained. All field quantities are globally defined and the solution agrees with the classical solution for the edge dislocation in the far field. The components of the stress, strain, distortion and displacement fields are also defined in the dislocation core region and they have no singularity there. The dislocation density, moment and couple stress for an edge dislocation are calculated. The solutions for the stress and strain fields obtained here are in agreement with those obtained by Gutkin and Aifantis through an analysis of the edge dislocation in the strain gradient elasticity. Additionally, the relation between the gauge theory and Eringen's so-called nonlocal theory of dislocations is given

  13. Screw dislocations in the field theory of elastoplasticity

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    Lazar, Markus

    2002-01-01

    A (microscopic) static elastoplastic field theory of dislocations with moment and force stresses is considered. The relationship between the moment stress and the Nye tensor is used for the dislocation Lagrangian. We discuss the stress field of an infinitely long screw dislocation in a cylinder, a dipole of screw dislocations and a coaxial screw dislocation in a finite cylinder. The stress fields have no singularities in the dislocation core and they are modified in the core due to the presen...

  14. On the range of 3D dislocation pair correlations

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    Csikor, Ferenc F.; Groma, István; Hochrainer, Thomas; Weygand, Daniel; Zaiser, Michael

    2008-01-01

    Numerical studies of dislocation pair correlations have played a central role in deriving a continuum theory from the equations of motion of 2D dislocation systems in a mathematically rigorous way. As part of an effort to extend this theory into the full 3D dislocation problem, 3D dislocation pair correlations were studied with discrete dislocation dynamics simulation. As a first approximation, dislocations were modeled as uncharged curves in space (their Burgers vectors were disregarded). An...

  15. Diffusion along and around dislocations

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    We have gathered together in this text some solutions for Fick's equations applicable to diffusion in dislocations. The problems is fairly similar to that of grain boundaries but in this case a further difficulty arises, purely mathematical in fact, due to the supposedly cylindrical shape of the perturbed region around a dislocation. It follows that Fick's equation is used in the form: ?C/?t=D[?2C/?r2+1/r?C/? r + ?2C/?z2] in order to express simply the limiting conditions and so that the solution takes into account the symmetry of revolution of the system. This very much complicates the final form of the results. We give here as an illustration a solution obtained using the same hypotheses and making the same approximations as those employed by WHIPPLE for his grain boundary work. Unfortunately the final form is not suitable for a numerical calculation. By making grosser approximations, such a those used by FISHER, it is possible to determine the parameter D/(a2D'); the same result as for grain boundary is found i.e that the logarithm of the mean concentration varies linearly with penetration, the slope of this straight line is proportional to ?(D/(a2D')) Finally we give the exact solution for a platelet of finite thickness assuming that the diffusion in the defect less crystal is negligible and that the surface diffusion is infinitely fast. This is the problem dealt with by HENDRIGKSON and MACHLIN. We arrive at conclusions different to those obtained by these two authors. (author)

  16. Management of developmental dysplasia of the hip in less than 24 months old children

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    Mehmet Bulut

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: There is no consensus on the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip in children less than 24 months of age. The aim of this study was to present the results of open reduction and concomitant primary soft-tissue intervention in patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip in children less than 24 months of age. Materials and Methods: Sixty hips of 50 patients (4 male, 46 female with mean age of 14.62 ± 5.88 (range 5-24 months months with a mean followup of 40.00 ± 6.22 (range 24-58 months months were included. Twenty five right and 35 left hips (10 bilaterally involved were operated. Open reduction was performed using the medial approach in patients aged < 20 months (with Tönnis type II-III and IV hip dysplasias and for those aged 20-24 months with Tönnis type II and III hip dysplasias ( n = 47. However for 13 patients aged 20-24 months with Tönnis type IV hip dysplasias, anterior bikini incision was used. Results: Mean acetabular index was 41.03 ± 3.78° (range 34°-50° in the preoperative period and 22.98 ± 3.01° (range 15°-32° at the final visits. Mean center-edge angle at the final visits was 22.85 ± 3.35° (18°-32°. Based on Severin radiological classification, 29 (48.3% were type I (very good, 25 (41.7% were type II (good and 6 (10% were type III (fair hips. According to the McKay clinical classification, postoperatively the hips were evaluated as excellent ( n = 42; 70%, good ( n = 14; 23.3% and fair ( n = 4; 6.7%. Reduction of all hip dislocations was achieved. Additional pelvic osteotomies were performed in 14 (23.3% hips for continued acetabular dysplasia and recurrent subluxation. (Salter [ n = 12]/Pemberton [ n = 2] osteotomy was performed. Avascular necrosis (AVN developed in 7 (11.7% hips. Conclusion: In DDH only soft-tissue procedures are not enough, because of the high rate of the secondary surgery and AVN for all cases aged less than 24 months. Bone procedures may be necessary in the walking age group with high acetabular index.

  17. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    Full Text Available ... six times body weight, and in a regular person, during walking, the patient will actually have anywhere between two to four times body weight on the hip. The hip can get quite sick from a number of diseases, including sports injuries. And I'm going to now have ...

  18. Biomechanics of the hip joint

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    The load and the stress of the hip joint are related to the density of bone, thickness of cartilage and pattern of the cancellous bone. The X-rays of the hip joint must provide all information for the calculation of the individual strain and stress. (orig.)

  19. Chronic infections in hip arthroplasties

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    Lange, Jeppe; Troelsen, Anders; Thomsen, Reimar W; Søballe, Kjeld

    2012-01-01

    Two-stage revision is regarded by many as the best treatment of chronic infection in hip arthroplasties. Some international reports, however, have advocated one-stage revision. No systematic review or meta-analysis has ever compared the risk of reinfection following one-stage and two-stage revisions for chronic infection in hip arthroplasties.

  20. Hip joint replacement - series (image)

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    ... out parts of their new hip. Their artificial hip may need to be replaced before it loosens. It is important to have scheduled follow-up visits with your surgeon every year to check the position of the implants. By the time you go home, you should ...

  1. X-Ray Exam: Hip

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    What It Is A hip X-ray is a safe and painless test that uses a small amount of radiation to make images of the hip joints (where ... attach to the pelvis). During the examination, an X-ray machine sends a beam of radiation through the ...

  2. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    Full Text Available ... okay? And that allows us to basically play video games and look inside the hip joint. So you ... hip resection looks like here? Show a little video snippet of that and ... completely cosmetic type procedure, and do patients tend to have incision ...

  3. Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement

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    Full Text Available ... you can see we’re doing a right hip. She has mild dysplasia with cystic changes and loss of joint space. ... yeah. Now if it were a dramatically anteverted hip, DDH, something like that, I ... even with this mild dysplasia and slight anteversion. Yeah. The point here is ...

  4. Hip-Hop Education Resources

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    Hall, Marcella Runell

    2009-01-01

    Hip-hop music and culture are often cited as being public pedagogy, meaning the music itself has intrinsic educational value. Non-profit organizations and individual educators have graciously taken the lead in utilizing hip-hop to educate. As the academy continues to debate its effectiveness, teachers and community organizers are moving forward.…

  5. Small Incision Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    Full Text Available ... okay? And that allows us to basically play video games and look inside the hip joint. So you can see here, that's the labrum of the hip, okay? That's that little capsule of ... looks like here? Show a little video snippet of that and then we'll pan ...

  6. Outcome for congenital hypothyroidism.

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    Hulse, J A

    1984-01-01

    In a study designed to provide retrospective control data for a neonatal thyroid screening programme, the problems of 141 hypothyroid children were examined. The mean IQ (Weschler intelligence scale) was 79.5 for children with congenital hypothyroidism but was normal in 6 children diagnosed before age 6 weeks. Diagnostic delay was associated with a steady decline in mean IQ but there was an improvement in some late diagnosed cases. A strong association was found between IQ and parental social class. Twenty five percent of the children were mentally retarded and 29% were at special schools; 54% of children at normal schools and 43% at special schools showed deviant behaviour. Other problems included clumsiness (26.2%) and squints (26.2%), and these were more common in children with a lower IQ. Congenital hypothyroidism is associated with persistent morbidity in many aspects of cerebral function. The adverse effects of prenatal hypothyroidism are largely reversible if treated before age 6 weeks. PMID:6198974

  7. Congenital absence of dermatoglyphs.

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    Límová, M; Blacker, K L; LeBoit, P E

    1993-08-01

    Congenital absence or unusual patterns of human dermatoglyphs (fingerprints) occur in several syndromes that are rare and poorly understood. The abnormalities of dermatoglyphs fall into four categories: complete absence, ridge hypoplasia, ridge dissociation, and ridges-off-the-end. Complete congenital absence of ridges is an exceedingly rare syndrome that consists of neonatal blisters and milia, adult traumatic blistering and fissuring, absence of sweating, contracture of digits, and absence of dermatoglyphs on the hands and feet. The syndrome is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern, and only two kindreds have been described in the literature. We describe a newly identified patient and kindred with findings similar to the previously reported cases and review the clinical and histopathologic findings of this syndrome. PMID:8340514

  8. Congenital club foot

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    Baš?arevi? V.D.

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Congenital club foot is the most frequent foot deformity. It occurs in 1% of newborns, two times more frequently in boys, with family inheritance. Patoanatomicaly, entity consists of bone deformities, articular malpositions and soft tissues retraction. All these produce adduction of the forefoot and varus and equinovarus of the hindfoot. Lateral side of the foot is convex and medial side is concave. Forefoot is in adduction and plantar flexion in relation to the hindfoot. The heel is rotated medially which induces varus and eqinus of the foot. The aim of the treatment is to establish anatomically normal foot, painless, with moderate movements, which is suitable for normal shoes. At the beginning treatment is nonsurgical. If nonsurgical treatment fails further step should be surgical treatment. The success of treatment of congenital clubfoot depends on the time of diagnosis and treatment beginning.

  9. Congenital intestinal lymphangiectasia

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    Popović Dušan Đ.

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Congenital intestinal lymphangiectasia is a disease which leads to protein losing enteropathy. Tortous, dilated lymphatic vessels in the intestinal wall and mesenterium are typical features of the disease. Clinical manifestations include malabsorption, diarrhea, steatorrhea, edema and effusions. Specific diet and medication are required for disease control. Case report. A 19-year old male patient was hospitalized due to diarrhea, abdominal swelling, weariness and fatigue. Physical examination revealed growth impairment, ascites, and lymphedema of the right hand and forearm. Laboratory assessment indicated iron deficiency anaemia, lymphopenia, malabsorption, inflammatory syndrome, and urinary infection. Enteroscopy and video capsule endoscopy demonstrated dilated lymphatic vessels in the small intestine. The diagnosis was confirmed by intestinal biopsy. The patient was put on high-protein diet containing medium-chain fatty acids, somatotropin and suportive therapy. Conclusion. Congenital intestinal lymphangiectasia is a rare disease, usually diagnosed in childhood. Early recognition of the disease and adequate treatment can prevent development of various complications.

  10. Congenital lipodystrophies and dyslipidemias.

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    Prieur, Xavier; Le May, Cedric; Magré, Jocelyne; Cariou, Bertrand

    2014-09-01

    Lipodystrophies are rare acquired and genetic disorders characterized by the selective loss of adipose tissue. One key metabolic feature of patients with congenital inherited lipodystrophy is hypertriglyceridemia. The precise mechanisms by which the lack of adipose tissue causes dyslipidemia remain largely unknown. In recent years, new insights have arisen from data obtained in vitro in adipocytes, yeast, drosophila, and very recently in several genetically modified mouse models of generalized lipodystrophy. A common metabolic pathway involving accelerated lipolysis and defective energy storage seems to contribute to the dyslipidemia associated with congenital generalized lipodystrophy syndromes, although the pathophysiological changes may vary with the nature of the mutation involved. Therapeutic management of dyslipidemia in patients with lipodystrophy is primarily based on specific approaches using recombinant leptin therapy. Preclinical studies suggest a potential efficacy of thiazolidinediones that remains to be assessed in dedicated clinical trials. PMID:25047893

  11. Congenital diaphramatic hernia

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    Kline-Fath, Beth M. [Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Radiology, Fetal Care Center of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Cincinnati Children' s Hospital Medical Center, Department of Radiology, MLC 5031, Cincinnati, OH (United States)

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    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, despite advances in therapy, remains a complex condition with significant morbidity and mortality. The etiology of the disorder is still incompletely understood, though the pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension that develop secondarily must be overcome to improve survival. Prenatal US and fetal MRI have helped in the development of a greater understanding of this disease. Also with these modalities, measurement techniques have been developed in an attempt to provide prognosticators for the development of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. There is a broad range of approaches for performing these measurements, and variability among imaging centers is noted. Despite inconsistent approaches, these techniques have become the foundation for counseling and prenatal and postnatal therapy. It is hoped that with further research with prenatal US and fetal MRI and the development of innovative medical and surgical therapies that the morbidity and mortality of children with congenital diaphragmatic hernias can be significantly reduced. (orig.)

  12. Congenital diaphramatic hernia

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    Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, despite advances in therapy, remains a complex condition with significant morbidity and mortality. The etiology of the disorder is still incompletely understood, though the pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension that develop secondarily must be overcome to improve survival. Prenatal US and fetal MRI have helped in the development of a greater understanding of this disease. Also with these modalities, measurement techniques have been developed in an attempt to provide prognosticators for the development of pulmonary hypoplasia and pulmonary hypertension. There is a broad range of approaches for performing these measurements, and variability among imaging centers is noted. Despite inconsistent approaches, these techniques have become the foundation for counseling and prenatal and postnatal therapy. It is hoped that with further research with prenatal US and fetal MRI and the development of innovative medical and surgical therapies that the morbidity and mortality of children with congenital diaphragmatic hernias can be significantly reduced. (orig.)

  13. Congenital nephrotic syndrome

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    Claudia Fanni

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available CNS (Congenital nephrotic syndrome is a disorder characterized by the presence of a nephrotic syndrome in the first three months of life. Different pathologies can cause this syndrome. In general, we can distinguish primary forms (sporadic and hereditary and secondary forms (acquired and associated with other syndromes. The most common form is the Finnish CNS (CNF, congenital nephrotic syndrome of the Finnish type, a hereditary form whose name derives from the fact that the highest incidence is described in that country (1.2:10,000. The pathogenesis, the clinical picture, the diagnostic criteria, the therapy and the outcome are described in details.  Proceedings of the International Course on Perinatal Pathology (part of the 10th International Workshop on Neonatology · October 22nd-25th, 2014 · Cagliari (Italy · October 25th, 2014 · The role of the clinical pathological dialogue in problem solving Guest Editors: Gavino Faa, Vassilios Fanos, Peter Van Eyken

  14. Influence of the Orientation of a Reacting Slipping Dislocation on the Strength of Dislocation Junctions in FCC Crystals

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    Kurinnaya, R. I.; Zgolich, M. V.; Starenchenko, V. A.

    2015-08-01

    A change in the dislocation configuration formed as a result of dislocation reaction under the action of stress in the slip plane is considered. The influence of the geometry of intersection of reacting dislocations, change in the orientation of reacting segments of an expanding dislocation loop, and change in the spectrum of forest dislocations on the destruction stress of dislocation junction is investigated. Theoretical values of the contact interdislocation interaction parameter are obtained and their correlation with the experimental values is estimated.

  15. Congenital long QT syndrome

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    Celano Giuseppe; Crotti Lia; Dagradi Federica; Schwartz Peter J

    2008-01-01

    Abstract Congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS) is a hereditary cardiac disease characterized by a prolongation of the QT interval at basal ECG and by a high risk of life-threatening arrhythmias. Disease prevalence is estimated at close to 1 in 2,500 live births. The two cardinal manifestations of LQTS are syncopal episodes, that may lead to cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death, and electrocardiographic abnormalities, including prolongation of the QT interval and T wave abnormalities. The gene...

  16. Outcome for congenital hypothyroidism.

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    Hulse, J. A.

    1984-01-01

    In a study designed to provide retrospective control data for a neonatal thyroid screening programme, the problems of 141 hypothyroid children were examined. The mean IQ (Weschler intelligence scale) was 79.5 for children with congenital hypothyroidism but was normal in 6 children diagnosed before age 6 weeks. Diagnostic delay was associated with a steady decline in mean IQ but there was an improvement in some late diagnosed cases. A strong association was found between IQ and parental social...

  17. Congenital mercury poisoning

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    Snyder, R.D.

    1971-05-06

    The case of congenital mercury poisoning reported here occurred in a family with several cases of acquired mercury poisoning secondary to the misuse of mercury-treated seed grain. An infant whose mother had ingested mercury-contaminated meat during pregnancy was born with symptoms of mercury poisoning. At birth, he had elevated urinary mercury levels, and neurologic signs attributed to mercury poisoning subsequently developed. This clinical state is attributed to transplacental poisoning with organic mercury. 12 references, 1 figure, 1 table.

  18. Congenital ocular motor apraxia

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    Carrasquinho, S; S Teixeira; Cadete, A; M. Bernardo; Pêgo, P; Prieto, I.

    2008-01-01

    PURPOSE: Congenital ocular motor apraxia is a rare disease characterized by defective or absent voluntary and optically induced horizontal saccadic movements. Jerky head movements or thrusts on attempted lateral gaze are a compensatory sign. Most affected children have delayed motor and speech development. Cases associated with systemic diseases, neurologic maldevelopment, metabolic deficits, and chromosomal abnormalities have been described. METHODS: Case report and review of the scienti...

  19. Characterizing congenital amusia

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    Stewart, Lauren

    2011-01-01

    The ability to make sense of the music in our environment involves sophisticated cognitive mechanisms that, for most people, are acquired effortlessly and in early life. A special population of individuals, with a disorder termed congenital amusia, report lifelong difficulties in this regard. Exploring the nature of this developmental disorder provides a window onto the cognitive architecture of typical musical processing, as well as allowing a study of the relationship between processing of mus...

  20. Surgery for Congenital Cataract

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    2004-01-01

    The management of congenital cataract is very different to the treatment of a routine age-related cataract. In adults, surgery may be delayed for years without affecting the visual outcome. In infants, if the cataract is not removed during the first year of life, the vision will never be fully regained after surgery. In adults, if the aphakia is not corrected immediately, it can be corrected later. In young children, if the aphakia is not corrected, the vision will never develop normally.

  1. [Congenital lobar emphysema].

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    Kienzle, H F; Vorbach, M

    1981-04-01

    Congenital lobar emphysema is mainly seen in new-born and young babies. In the first hours or days, symptoms appear such as dyspnea, cyanosis, tachypnea, wheezing, thoracic and epigastric retractions. Later symptoms are faintness, psychomotoric retardation and malformation of the thorax. Etiology and pathogenesis of this emphysema of individual parts of the lung are unclear. The course is paroxysmatic, persistent or chronic. Preferred therapy of choice is the resection of the parts concerned. After operation the prognosis is good. PMID:7227006

  2. Congenital nephrotic syndrome

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    Jalanko, Hannu

    2007-01-01

    Congenital nephrotic syndrome (CNS) is a rare kidney disorder characterized by heavy proteinuria, hypoproteinemia, and edema starting soon after birth. The majority of cases are caused by genetic defects in the components of the glomerular filtration barrier, especially nephrin and podocin. CNS may also be a part of a more generalized syndrome or caused by a perinatal infection. Immunosuppressive medication is not helpful in the genetic forms of CNS, and kidney transplantation is the only cur...

  3. Congenital Triangular Alopecia

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    Yin Li, Vincent Chum; Yesudian, Paul Devakar

    2015-01-01

    Congenital triangular alopecia (CTA) also known as temporal triangular alopecia is a benign noncicatricial pattern of hair loss. It typically affects the frontotemporal region and rarely involves the temporoparietal or occipital scalp. It is a nonprogressive disorder that presents as a triangular, oval or lancet-shaped patch of alopecia. CTA can manifest at birth or develop later in life. The exact etiology of this condition remains unknown. Rarely, it may be associated with other disorders s...

  4. Characterizing Congenital Amusia

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    Stewart, Lauren

    2011-01-01

    The ability to make sense of the music in our environment involves sophisticated cognitive mechanisms that, for most people, are acquired effortlessly and in early life. A special population of individuals, with a disorder termed congenital amusia, report lifelong difficulties in this regard. Exploring the nature of this developmental disorder provides a window onto the cognitive architecture of typical musical processing, as well as allowing a study of the relationship between processing of ...

  5. Congenital scoliosis - Quo vadis?

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    Debnath Ujjwal

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Congenital spinal vertebral anomalies can present as scoliosis or kyphosis or both. The worldwide prevalence of the vertebral anomalies is 0.5-1 per 1000 live births. Vertebral anomalies can range from hemi vertebrae (HV which may be single or multiple, vertebral bar with or without HV, block vertebrae, wedge shaped or butterfly vertebrae. Seventy per cent of congenital vertebral anomalies result in progressive deformities. The risk factors for progression include: type of defect, site of defect (junctional regions and patient?s age at the time of diagnosis. The key to success in managing these spinal deformities is early diagnosis and anticipation of progression. One must intervene surgically to halt the progression of deformity and prevent further complications associated with progressive deformity. Planning for surgery includes a preoperative MRI scan to rule out spinal anomalies such as diastematomyelia. The goals of surgical treatment for congenital spinal deformity are to achieve a straight growing spine, a normal standing sagittal profile, and a short fusion segment. The options of surgery include in situ fusion, convex hemi epiphysiodesis and hemi vertebra excision. These basic surgical procedures can be combined with curve correction, instrumentation and short segment fusion. Most surgeons prefer posterior (only surgery for uncomplicated HV excision and short segment fusion. These surgical procedures can be performed through posterior, anterior or combined approaches. The advocates of combined approaches suggest greater deformity correction possibilities with reduced incidence of pseudoarthrosis and minimize crankshaft phenomenon. We recommend posterior surgery for curves involving only an element of kyphosis or modest deformity, whereas combined anterior and posterior approach is indicated for large or lordotic deformities. In the last decade, the use of growing rods and vertebral expandable prosthetic titanium rib has improved the armamentarium of the spinal surgeon in dealing with certain difficult congenital spinal deformities. The goal of growing rod treatment is to provide simultaneous deformity correction and allow for continued spinal growth. Once maximal spinal growth has been achieved, definitive fusion and instrumentation is performed.

  6. Congenital esophageal stenosis.

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    Mahmoud A. Machmouchi; Mohamed Al Harbi; Khalid A. Bakhsh; Zain H. Al Shareef

    2004-01-01

    ABSTRACT Congenital esophageal stenosis CES is an uncommon anomaly that rarely goes undiagnosed until adulthood. We report 2 cases of CES. The first was a one-month-old baby boy who was referred for work up of swallowing disorder and recurrent pneumonias. The diagnosis was confirmed by a continuous fluoroscopic esophagogram, and endoscopic exploration. Simple dilatation resolved his symptoms completely. The second was an 18-month-old boy, who was referred with a feeding gastrostomy due to ...

  7. Transient Osteoporosis of the Hip

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    Rengin Güzel

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Transient osteoporosis of the hip is often seen in middle-aged men and in women during the third trimester of pregnancy and is characterized by acute, spontaneous hip pain. In suspected cases magnetic resonance imaging shows bone marrow edema within 48 hours from the onset of pain. Transient osteoporosis is a diagnosis of exclusion and differential diagnosis with other diseases presented with hip pain and bone marrow edema should be considered. Although it is a self limiting condition it must be kept in mind that it may migrate and involve other joints in the lower extremities like knee, ankle and contralateral hip. The cornerstone of treatment is joint protection and limited weight bearing and antiresorptive medication may be of benefit. This review summarizes conditions defined with the terms of transient osteoporosis of the hip, migratory osteoporosis, pregnancy induced osteoporosis and transient bone marrow edema syndrome. Turk J Phys Med Rehab 2009; 55 Suppl 1: 41-5.

  8. The heart: Congenital disease

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    The most important diagnostic requirement in congenital heart disease (CHD) is definition of cardiovascular pathoanatomy. The considerable success in operative correction of even the most complex anomalies in recent years compels ever increasing precision in preoperative demonstration of these anomalies. Early experience with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at several institutions indicated that this modality is an effective noninvasive technique for evaluation of CHD. Indeed, MRI seems to have some advantage over other techniques, including angiography, for definitive diagnosis of congenital anomalies of the heart and great arteries and veins. The absence of ionizing radiation and contrast medium in MRI is an additional advantage; the former is particularly important for children, who, up to this time, have frequently been subjected to enormous radiation burdens from multiple cineangiograms during initial diagnosis and follow-up. This chapter describes the MRI appearance of cardiovascular anatomy im the segmental fashion proposed for analysis of complex CHD. Likewise, MRI demonstration of congenital cardiovascular lesions is organized into abnormalities situated at the four segmental cardiovascular levels: great vessels, atria, ventricles, and visceroatrial relationship. The role of MRI in evaluation of complex ventricular anomalies such as single ventricle and thoracic aortic abnormalities is specifically described

  9. Evolution, Interaction, and Intrinsic Properties of Dislocations in Intermetallics: Anisotropic 3D Dislocation Dynamics Approach

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    Qian Chen

    2008-08-18

    The generation, motion, and interaction of dislocations play key roles during the plastic deformation process of crystalline solids. 3D Dislocation Dynamics has been employed as a mesoscale simulation algorithm to investigate the collective and cooperative behavior of dislocations. Most current research on 3D Dislocation Dynamics is based on the solutions available in the framework of classical isotropic elasticity. However, due to some degree of elastic anisotropy in almost all crystalline solids, it is very necessary to extend 3D Dislocation Dynamics into anisotropic elasticity. In this study, first, the details of efficient and accurate incorporation of the fully anisotropic elasticity into 3D discrete Dislocation Dynamics by numerically evaluating the derivatives of Green's functions are described. Then the intrinsic properties of perfect dislocations, including their stability, their core properties and disassociation characteristics, in newly discovered rare earth-based intermetallics and in conventional intermetallics are investigated, within the framework of fully anisotropic elasticity supplemented with the atomistic information obtained from the ab initio calculations. Moreover, the evolution and interaction of dislocations in these intermetallics as well as the role of solute segregation are presented by utilizing fully anisotropic 3D dislocation dynamics. The results from this work clearly indicate the role and the importance of elastic anisotropy on the evolution of dislocation microstructures, the overall ductility and the hardening behavior in these systems.

  10. Chronic bilateral dislocation of temporomandibular joint.

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    Shakya, S; Ongole, R; Sumanth, K N; Denny, C E

    2010-01-01

    Dislocation of the condyle of the mandible is a common condition that may occur in an acute or chronic form. It is characterised by inability to close the mouth with or without pain. Dislocation has to be differentiated from subluxation which is a self reducible condition. Dislocation can occur in any direction with anterior dislocation being the commonest one. Various predisposing factors have been associated with dislocation like muscle fatigue and spasm, the defect in the bony surface like shallow articular eminence, and laxity of the capsular ligament. People with defect in collagen synthesis like Ehler Danlos syndrome, Marfan syndrome are said to be genetically predisposed to this condition. Various treatment modalities have been used ranging from conservative techniques to surgical methods. Acute dislocations can be reduced manually or with conservative approach and recurrent and chronic cases can be reduced by surgical intervention. Though the dislocation in our case was 4 months a simple manual reduction proved to be successful. We believe that manual reduction can be attempted as first line of treatment prior to surgical intervention. PMID:21209547

  11. Atomistic Studies of Dislocation Structure and Motion

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    A quantitative, predictive theory of plastic deformation is a grand challenge of material physics. Dislocation motion is the fundamental mechanism underlying plastic deformation in metals. The study of dislocation structure, kinematics and dynamics is the focus of extensive experimental and theoretical studies. However, due to the multiple length and time scales involved, many fundamental issues remain unresolved. Atomistic simulations are ideally suited to analyzing phenomena at short time and length scales, below those easily accessible by experimental means. Thus, atomistic studies provide a unique insight into aspects of dislocation motion, such as how dislocations move in crystals and how they interact with other dislocations as well as with crystal defects. Molecular dynamics simulations have been applied to study dislocation motion in selected f.c.c. and b.c.c. metals, focusing on both kinematic and dynamic aspects. These studies expose both universal and differentiating properties of dislocation dynamics in metals. The linking of the insights obtained from atomistic studies into large-scale models and experimental observations is considered. Finally, the validity of these atomistic studies depends on both physical and computational assumptions, which will be reviewed

  12. Ultrasonic Study of Dislocation Dynamics in Lithium -

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    Han, Myeong-Deok

    1987-09-01

    Experimental studies of dislocation dynamics in LiF single crystals, using ultrasonic techniques combined with dynamic loading, were performed to investigate the time evolution of the plastic deformation process under a short stress pulse at room temperature, and the temperature dependence of the dislocation damping mechanism in the temperature range 25 - 300(DEGREES)K. From the former, the time dependence of the ultrasonic attenuation was understood as resulting from dislocation multiplication followed by the evolution of mobile dislocations to immobile ones under large stress. From the latter, the temperature dependence of the ultrasonic attenuation was interpreted as due to the motion of the dislocation loops overcoming the periodic Peierls potential barrier in a manner analogous to the motion of a thermalized sine-Gordon chain under a small stress. The Peierls stress obtained from the experimental results by application of Seeger's relaxation model with exponential dislocation length distribution was 4.26MPa, which is consistent with the lowest stress for the linear relation between the dislocation velocity and stress observed by Flinn and Tinder.

  13. Effect of Mg on the Grain Growth and Dislocation Creep of Calcite

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    Xu, L.

    2004-12-01

    We tested the effect of variations in the amount of the solute impurity (Mg) on grain growth and strength of calcite aggregate. Synthetic marbles were produced by hot isostatic pressing mixtures of powders of calcite and dolomite at 850° C and 300 MPa confining pressure for different intervals (2 to 30 hrs). The HIP treatment resulted in homogeneous aggregates of calcite with Mg content from 0.5 to 17 mol%. Stress stepping tests and constant strain rate tests were used to examine the effect of Mg content on the dislocation creep of calcite. The grain growth rate under static conditions was decreased with Mg content from 7 to 17 mol%, indicating perhaps that grain boundary mobility is suppressed by the solute drag effect. In the diffusion creep at stresses below 40 Mpa, the strength of calcite decreases with increasing Mg content owing to the difference in grain size at 800° C and 300 MPa confining pressure. The contribution of dislocation creep increases with increasing stress, and the transition between diffusion and dislocation creep occurs at higher stresses for the samples with higher magnesium content and smaller grain size. The creep data were fit assuming a composite flow law consisting of a linear combination of diffusion and dislocation creep and a single-valued grain size. The best agreement was obtained by using a dislocation creep law with exponential dependence of strain rate on stress (e.g. Peierls law). More evidence from microstructure is needed to identify the dominant deformation mechanism conclusively. Most of the samples were compressed up to strains of 0.25; small recrystallized grains are formed resulting in a bimodal grain size distribution in some of the deformed samples. Preliminary data shows that the recrystallized grain sizes are smaller for Mg-calcite compared with that of pure calcite. This study will help to understand the effect of impurities on grain-growth kinetics and strain weakening in localized shear zones.

  14. Transplantation of congenitally opaque corneas

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    Frueh, B; Brown, S

    1997-01-01

    AIMS—To assess retrospectively the prognosis and complications of corneal grafting for congenital opacities.?METHODS—Fifty eight eyes of infants and young children with congenital corneal opacities were studied retrospectively. Preoperative diagnoses included sclerocornea (27 eyes), Peters' anomaly (17 eyes), partial sclerocornea (12 eyes), and congenital glaucoma (two eyes). Penetrating keratoplasty was performed between 5 days and 65 months of age with a mean follow up of 40 (SD 29) months....

  15. Congenital syphilis, still a reality

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    Rajat Gupta

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Congenital syphilis is a potentially serious pathology affecting newborns of infected mothers. Even one case of congenital syphilis is a sentinel public health event, since timely diagnosis and treatment of syphilis infected pregnant woman should prevent transmission almost entirely. Here, we are reporting a case of early symptomatic congenital syphilis presented with severe desquamating papulosquamous lesions over multiple body parts along with erosive lesions around oral cavity and nostrils.

  16. Hip Hip Hurrah! Hip size inversely related to heart disease and total mortality

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    Heitmann, B L; Lissner, L

    2011-01-01

    During the past decade a series of published reports have examined the value of studying the relation between hip circumferences and cardiovascular end points. Specifically, in a series of recent studies the independent effects of hip circumference have been studied after adjustment for general o...

  17. Dual mobility cup reduces dislocation and re-operation when used to treat displaced femoral neck fractures

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    Bensen, Anne S; Jakobsen, Thomas

    2014-01-01

    PURPOSE: Total hip arthroplasty (THA) as primary treatment for displaced femoral neck fractures is controversial as THA is associated with higher rates of dislocation but lower rates of re-operation compared to hemiarthroplasty (HA). A dual mobility cup (DMC) design is associated with lower dislocation and re-operation rates in elective surgery. Is this also the case when used to treat displaced femoral neck fractures? The aim of this study is to compare rates of dislocation and re-operation of any kind following treatment for displaced femoral neck fractures with either bipolar HA or THA with DMC. METHODS: Two consecutive groups of patients treated for displaced femoral neck fractures at the Regional Hospital in Viborg in Denmark were included. In 2007-2008 171 patients (mean age 84.1 years) were treated with bipolar HA. In 2009-2010 175 patients (mean age 75.2 years) were treated with THA with DMC. Data regarding rates of dislocation and re-operation were obtained by retrospective review of medical records. RESULTS: We found a statistically significant difference regarding rates of dislocation and re-operation of any kind in favour of THA with DMC. Dislocation occurred in 25/171 patients [95 % confidence interval (CI) 9.3-19.9 %] treated with bipolar HA and 8/175 patients (95 % CI 1.5-7.7 %) treated with THA with DMC (p?=?0.002). Re-operations were required in 32/171 patients (95 % CI 12.9-24.6 %) treated with bipolar HA and 16/175 patients (95 % CI 4.8-13.4 %) treated with THA with DMC (p?=?0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Our findings indicate that THA with DMC is superior to bipolar HA following treatment for displaced femoral neck fractures in regard to rates of dislocation and re-operation.

  18. Early detection of congenital syphilis.

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    Chowdhary, Nagalakshmi; Rani, Bs Kavya; Mukunda, K S; Kiran, N K

    2014-01-01

    Late congenital syphilis is a very rare clinical entity, and its early diagnosis and treatment is essential. Dental findings often provide valuable evidence for the diagnosis of late congenital syphilis. It occurs due to the transmission of the disease from an infected mother to her fetus through placenta. This long forgotten disease continues to effect pregnant women resulting in perinatal morbidity and mortality. Congenital syphilis is a preventable disease, and its presence reflects a failure of prenatal care delivery system, as well as syphilis control programs. We are reporting a case of late congenital syphilis with only Hutchinson's teeth. PMID:25231043

  19. Early detection of congenital syphilis

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    Nagalakshmi Chowdhary

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Late congenital syphilis is a very rare clinical entity, and its early diagnosis and treatment is essential. Dental findings often provide valuable evidence for the diagnosis of late congenital syphilis. It occurs due to the transmission of the disease from an infected mother to her fetus through placenta. This long forgotten disease continues to effect pregnant women resulting in perinatal morbidity and mortality. Congenital syphilis is a preventable disease, and its presence reflects a failure of prenatal care delivery system, as well as syphilis control programs. We are reporting a case of late congenital syphilis with only Hutchinson?s teeth.

  20. Dislocations in SmS single crystals

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    Single crystals of SmS with NaCl structure are grown by zone melting in a sealed molybdenum tube. Dislocations introduced during cleaving the crystal are investigated by transmission electron microscopy. The dislocations have Burgers vector of 1/2 and their glide plane is (11-bar0), i.e. the slip system is (11-bar0) as in alkali-halide NaCl-type crystals. The slip seems to be governed by the Peierls mechanism for the screw dislocation. (author)