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  1. Evaluation of a pig femoral head osteonecrosis model

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    Kim Harry

    2010-03-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A major cause of osteonecrosis of the femoral head is interruption of a blood supply to the proximal femur. In order to evaluate blood circulation and pathogenetic alterations, a pig femoral head osteonecrosis model was examined to address whether ligature of the femoral neck (vasculature deprivation induces a reduction of blood circulation in the femoral head, and whether transphyseal vessels exist for communications between the epiphysis and the metaphysis. We also tested the hypothesis that the vessels surrounding the femoral neck and the ligamentum teres represent the primary source of blood flow to the femoral head. Methods Avascular osteonecrosis of the femoral head was induced in Yorkshire pigs by transecting the ligamentum teres and placing two ligatures around the femoral neck. After heparinized saline infusion and microfil perfusion via the abdominal aorta, blood circulation in the femoral head was evaluated by optical and CT imaging. Results An angiogram of the microfil casted sample allowed identification of the major blood vessels to the proximal femur including the iliac, common femoral, superficial femoral, deep femoral and circumflex arteries. Optical imaging in the femoral neck showed that a microfil stained vessel network was visible in control sections but less noticeable in necrotic sections. CT images showed a lack of microfil staining in the epiphysis. Furthermore, no transphyseal vessels were observed to link the epiphysis to the metaphysis. Conclusion Optical and CT imaging analyses revealed that in this present pig model the ligatures around the femoral neck were the primary cause of induction of avascular osteonecrosis. Since the vessels surrounding the femoral neck are comprised of the branches of the medial and the lateral femoral circumflex vessels, together with the extracapsular arterial ring and the lateral epiphyseal arteries, augmentation of blood circulation in those arteries will improve

  2. Femoral head ostectomy for the treatment of acetabular fracture and coxofemoral joint luxation in a Potbelly pig.

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    Smith, Joe S; Chigerwe, Munashe; Kanipe, Carly; Gray, Sarah

    2017-02-01

    To report the successful surgical treatment of a comminuted left acetabular fracture, a dorsally luxated left femoral head, and avulsion of the ligament of the femoral head by femoral head ostectomy (FHO) and physical therapy in a companion Potbelly pig. Case report. A 1-year-old, 13 kg, castrated male, companion Potbelly pig. The pig presented with a nonweight bearing left pelvic limb lameness of 3 weeks' duration that was noticed shortly after the pig got caught under a fence. Under general anesthesia a lateral approach was made to the fractured limb. A FHO was performed as described for dogs. Following surgery, a period of physical therapy was initiated based on protocols described for dogs. The canine surgical procedure with the approach modified for pigs was successfully performed in our pig. Following surgery, the pig was comfortable and weight bearing. A physical therapy regimen of supervised activity, stairs, and water therapy was used to rehabilitate the leg, as well as a weight management protocol to maintain ideal body condition. The owner was highly satisfied with the outcome. Telephone follow-up with the owner at 12 months after surgery revealed no impairment to movement, and the pig was maintaining normal ambulation without lameness. No complications were observed with this case. FHO, as described for dogs, provided a favorable outcome for hip luxation caused by acetabular fracture, luxation, and avulsion of the femoral head ligament in this small size Potbelly pig. © 2016 The American College of Veterinary Surgeons.

  3. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head: diagnosis and classification systems

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    Choi, Ho-Rim; Steinberg, Marvin E; Y. Cheng, Edward

    2015-01-01

    Osteonecrosis of femoral head is a rare but disabling condition that usually results in progressive femoral head collapse and secondary arthritis necessitating total hip arthroplasty if not treated...

  4. Radiation-induced femoral head necrosis

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    2011-03-25

    Mar 25, 2011 ... osteonecrosis of the femoral head, following radiotherapy for a squamous cell .... therapy, alcoholism, gout/hyperuricemia, and idiopathic osteonecrosis. ... 15 pediatric patients treated for cancer in a major pediatric oncology ...

  5. Radographic changes of the revascularized femoral head

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    Rindell, K. (Orthopaedic Hospital of the Invalid Foundation, Helsinki (Finland). Department of Orthopeadic Surgery); Tallroth, K. (Orthopaedic Hospital of the Invalid Foundation, Helsinki (Finland). Department of Radiology); Lindholm, T.S. (Tampere University Central Hospital (Finland). Department of Surgery, Section of Orthopaedics and Traumatology)

    Twenty-two nerotic femoral heads in young adults were radiologically followed-up after grafting with vascularized bone by comparing the preoperative and the postoperative state of the hip joint. Three parameters were observed and followed; the flattening of the femoral head: the degree of osteoarthrosis of the joints; and the degree of incorporation of the graft into the recipient bone. The results, expressed by index figures, showed that the femoral head flattened during the first two years postoperatively; that the maximal incorporation occurred during the same period of time; and that the appearance of postoperative osteoarthrosis was slow during the first year and increased subsequently. This numerical characterization of radiological finding allows systematic individual analysis after revascularization of the femoral head with bone grafts. It is also suited for comparisons between patients, between series of patients and of various treatment techniques. Furthermore, this quatification provides a numerical index that seems to correlate with the outcome of the treated hip joint. (author). 12 refs.; 6 figs.; 1 tab.

  6. Computerized tomography analysis of aceptic necrosis of the femoral head

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    Ichioka, Yoshiaki; Masuda, Takeshi; Matsuno, Takeo; Hasegawa, Isao; Sugano, Hiroki; Konno, Takushi.

    1988-03-01

    Computerized tomography (CT) findings of the normal femoral head in 14 patients with unilateral aceptic necrosis of the femoral head (ANF) and in healthy adults were analyzed for early diagnostic significance. CT appearance of the bone trabeculae fell into normal finding, diffuse sclerosis, and mottled sclerosis. The development of necrosis during the process was accompanied by diffuse sclerosis, suggesting that diffuse sclerosis is an early CT appearance in the case of ANF. In a three-dimensional quantification of the necrotic area for 20 patients before rotational osteotomy of the femoral head, deformation of the femoral head after the surgery was found to frequently result from 50 % or more of the necrotic area in the femoral head, irrespective of the size of necrosis on the surface of the femoral head. This suggested the influence of the three-dimensional spread of necrosis on the intensity of the femoral head. (Namekawa, K.).

  7. Femoral head fracture without hip dislocation

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    Aditya K Aggarwal; Ashwani Soni; Daljeet Singh

    2013-01-01

    Femoral head fractures without dislocation or subluxation are extremely rare injuries.We report a neglected case of isolated comminuted fracture of femoral head without hip dislocation or subluxation of one year duration in a 36-year-old patient who sustained a high energy trauma due to road traffic accident.He presented with painful right hip and inability to bear full weight on right lower limb with Harris hip score of 39.He received cementless total hip replacement.At latest follow-up of 2.3 years,functional outcome was excellent with Harris hip score of 95.Such isolated injuries have been described only once in the literature and have not been classified till now.The purpose of this report is to highlight the extreme rarity,possible mechanism involved and a novel classification system to classify such injuries.

  8. [Avascular necrosis of the femoral head].

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    Porubský, Peter; Trč, Tomáš; Havlas, Vojtěch; Smetana, Pavel

    Avascular necrosis of the femoral head in adults is not common, but not too rare diseases. In orthopedic practice, it is one of the diseases that are causing implantation of hip replacement at a relatively early age. In the early detection and initiation of therapy can delay the implantation of prosthesis for several years, which is certainly more convenient for the patient and beneficial. This article is intended to acquaint the reader with the basic diagnostic procedures and therapy.

  9. Radiofrequency ablation of two femoral head chondroblastomas

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    Petsas, Theodore [Department of Radiology, University of Patras (Greece); Megas, Panagiotis [Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Patras (Greece)]. E-mail: panmegas@med.upatras.gr; Papathanassiou, Zafiria [Department of Radiology, University of Patras (Greece)

    2007-07-15

    Chondroblastoma is a rare benign cartilaginous bone tumor. Surgical resection is the treatment of choice for pain relief and prevention of further growth. Open surgical techniques are associated with complications, particularly when the tumors are located in deep anatomical sites. The authors performed RF ablation in two cases of subarticular femoral head chondroblastomas and emphasize its positive impact. The clinical course, the radiological findings and the post treatment results are discussed.

  10. Dynamic gadolinium-enhanced MRI evaluation of porcine femoral head ischemia and reperfusion

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    Schneider, T. [Clinic for Orthopaedics and Sports Traumatology, Dreifaltigkeits-Krankenhaus GmbH, Aachener Str. 445-449, 50933 Koeln (Germany); Drescher, W. [Department of Orthopaedics, Christian Albrechts University, Kiel (Germany); Becker, C. [Department of Orthopaedics, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf (Germany); Sangill, R.; Stoedkilde-Joergensen, H. [Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging Tomography, University of Aarhus, Skejby Hospital, Aarhus (Denmark); Heydthausen, M. [Computing Center, Heinrich Heine University, Duesseldorf (Germany); Hansen, E.S.; Buenger, C. [Spine Section, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Aarhus (Denmark)

    2003-02-01

    To examine the potential of gadolinium (Gd)-enhanced dynamic MRI in the detection of early femoral head ischemia. Furthermore, to apply a three-compartment model to achieve a clinically applicable MR index for femoral head perfusion during the steady state and arterial hip joint tamponade.Design and materials In a porcine model femoral head perfusion was measured by radioactive tracer microspheres and by using a dynamic Gd-enhanced MRI protocol. Femoral head perfusion measurements and MRI tests were performed unilaterally before, during and after the experimentally induced ischemia of one of the hip joints. Ischemia was induced by increasing intra-articular pressure to 250 mmHg. All pigs showed ischemia of the femoral head epiphysis under hip joint tamponade followed by reperfusion to the same level as before joint tamponade. In two cases perfusion after removal of tamponade continued to be low. In dynamic MRI measurements increases in signal intensity were seen after intravenous infusion of Gd-DTPA, followed by a slow decrease in signal intensity. The signal-intensity curve during femoral head ischemia had a minor increase. Also the coefficient determined was a helpful indicator of femoral head ischemia. Femoral head blood flow as measured by microspheres fell significantly under joint tamponade. Early detection of this disturbed regional blood flow was possible using a dynamic MRI procedure. A biomathematical model resulted from the evaluation of the intervals of signal intensity over time which allows detection of bone blood flow changes at a very early stage. Using this new method earlier detection of femoral head necrosis may be possible. (orig.)

  11. Magnetic resonance imaging and histopathology in the femoral head

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    Takatori, Yoshio; Kamogawa, Morihide; Nakamura, Toshitaka; Ninomiya, Setsuo; Kokubo, Takashi

    1989-05-01

    To correlate the magnetic resonance (MR) images with the histopathological findings in the femoral head, the histopathology of 24 femoral heads, 15 with osteonecrosis, five with osteoarthritis and four with other hip disorders were subjected to preoperative MR imaging which demonstrated low intensity areas due to long T1 relaxation time in the femoral head. The MR signal was low where fibrovascular tissue, disintegrated fibrovascular tissue, amorphous necrotic material, bone, or cartilagenous tissue occupied the medullary space. From this study, it seems possible to predict the histopathologic changes in the femoral head using MR images. (author).

  12. Osteonecrosis of Femoral Head Occurred after Stent Placement of Femoral Artery

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    Akiyoshi Shimatani

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available We present a case of osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH that occurred after stent angiography of femoral artery for the treatment of arteriosclerosis obliterans (ASO of left inferior limb in a 76-year-old woman. No case of late collapse of femoral head as a complication of endovascular procedure such as stent placement has been previously documented. We considered that ONFH occurred after detaining stent at a junction of left deep femoral artery for the treatment of the ischemia of left lateral and medial femoral circumflex artery.

  13. Cell therapy for avascular osteonecrosis of femoral head

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    Tomoki Aoyama

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available Avascular osteonecrosis of femoral head causes severe musculoskeletal disability. There is not standard treatment to cure avascular osteonecrosis.? Recently, cell therapy using bone marrow stromal cells has begun for this disease.

  14. Computer-assisted femoral head resurfacing.

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    Hodgson, Antony J; Inkpen, Kevin B; Shekhman, Mark; Anglin, Carolyn; Tonetti, Jerome; Masri, Bassam A; Duncan, Clive P; Garbuz, Donald S; Greidanus, Nelson V

    2005-01-01

    Femoral head resurfacing is re-emerging as a surgical option for younger patients who are not yet candidates for total hip replacement. However, this procedure is more difficult than total hip replacement, and the mechanical jigs typically used to align the implant produce significant variability in implant placement and take a significant amount of time to position properly. We propose that a computer-assisted surgical (CAS) technique could reduce implant variability with little or no increase in operative time. We describe a new CAS technique for this procedure and demonstrate in a cadaver study of five paired femurs that the CAS technique in the hands of a novice surgeon markedly reduced the varus/valgus variability of the implant relative to the pre-operative plan (2 degrees standard deviation for CAS versus 5 degrees for a mechanical jig operated by an expert surgeon). We also show that the mechanical jig resulted in significantly retroverted implant placement. There was no significant difference in operative time between the two techniques.

  15. Treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head using autologous cultured osteoblasts: a case report

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    Kim Seok-Jung

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a progressive disease that leads to femoral head collapse and osteoarthritis. Our goal in treating osteonecrosis is to preserve, not to replace, the femoral head. Case presentation We present the case of a patient with bilateral osteonecrosis of the femoral head treated with autologous cultured osteoblast injection. Conclusion Although our experience is limited to one patient, autologous cultured osteoblast transplantation appears to be effective for treating the osteonecrosis of femoral head.

  16. Structural and functional studies of bioobjects prepared from femoral heads

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    Kirilova, I. A., E-mail: IKirilova@niito.ru; Podorozhnaya, V. T., E-mail: VPodorognaya@niito.ru [Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics n.a. Ya.L. Tsivyan, 17, Frunze, Novosibirsk, 630091 (Russian Federation); Sharkeev, Yu. P., E-mail: sharkeev@ispms.tsc.ru [Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science SB RAS, 2/4, pr. Akademicheskii, Tomsk, 634021 (Russian Federation); National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, 30, Lenin Avenue, Tomsk, 634050 (Russian Federation); Popova, K. S., E-mail: kseniya@ispms.tsc.ru; Uvarkin, P. V., E-mail: uvarkin@ispms.tsc.ru [Institute of Strength Physics and Materials Science SB RAS, 2/4, pr. Akademicheskii, Tomsk, 634021 (Russian Federation)

    2015-11-17

    Results of examination of physicomechanical characteristics of samples of medial femoral head cuts are presented. The samples of medial femoral head cuts resected in 6 patients with coxarthrosis in primary endoprosthetic replacement of a coxofemoral joint have been tested for micro- and nanohardness. Young’s modulus and elemental composition of bone tissue have been investigated. To estimate the architectonics of cancellous tissue of the femoral head, adjacent cuts of the same patient have been analyzed. The porosity of bone tissue was estimated from macroscopic images obtained using macrophotography. The total porosity is calculated as the ratio of the total length of straight line segments overlapping pores to the total length of secants. A three-point bending test of the samples has shown that their strength changed from 0.187 to 1.650 MPa and their elasticity modulus changes from 1.69 to 8.15 MPa. The microhardness of the samples changes in the range 220–265 MPa and the average microhardness of medial femoral head cuts is 240 MPa. The elemental composition of medial femoral head cuts is represented by basic Ca, P, O, Na and Mg elements as well as by Sn, S, Fe, Cr, and C in microamounts. The atomic Ca to P ratio for bone tissue is 1.55. It is revealed that pores of the upper part of the femoral head have a more regular shape and in the lower part they are more elongated along the cut and occupy a larger volume. The lower part of the femoral head has a higher porosity (39 and 33%) than the upper part (34 and 30%). The total porosity of all samples does not exceed 37%.

  17. Avascular necrosis of the femoral head in HIV infected patients

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    Marcos Almeida Matos

    Full Text Available Avascular necrosis (AVN of the femoral head is an emerging complication in HIV infected patients. It has been suggested that the increased incidence of AVN in this population may be caused by an increased prevalence of predisposing factors for osteonecrosis, including protease inhibitors, hyperlipidemia, corticosteroid use, alcohol and intravenous drug abuse. The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors for avascular necrosis developing in the femoral head of HIV infected individuals. This study consisted of meta-analysis of the secondary data extracted from current literature. The selected articles allowed two study groups to be drawn up for comparison. Group 1 comprised 324 individuals infected by the HIV virus, who did not present femoral head AVN. Group 2 comprised 32 HIV positive patients, who presented femoral head AVN. The parameters used for analysis were as follows: age, gender, sexual preference, use of intravenous drugs, time of diagnosis, CD4+ cell count, use of antiretroviral agents and duration, serum cholesterol and serum triglycerides. The present study found a statistically significant association between hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, sexual preference and intravenous drug abuse. The authors concluded that femoral head osteonecrosis is associated with hyperlipidemia (hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia and intravenous drug abuse. This study supports the hypothesis that protease inhibitors play a role in the development of osteonecrosis through a tendency to cause hyperlipidemia.

  18. Avascular necrosis of the femoral head in HIV infected patients

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    Marcos Almeida Matos

    2007-02-01

    Full Text Available Avascular necrosis (AVN of the femoral head is an emerging complication in HIV infected patients. It has been suggested that the increased incidence of AVN in this population may be caused by an increased prevalence of predisposing factors for osteonecrosis, including protease inhibitors, hyperlipidemia, corticosteroid use, alcohol and intravenous drug abuse. The aim of this study was to assess the risk factors for avascular necrosis developing in the femoral head of HIV infected individuals. This study consisted of meta-analysis of the secondary data extracted from current literature. The selected articles allowed two study groups to be drawn up for comparison. Group 1 comprised 324 individuals infected by the HIV virus, who did not present femoral head AVN. Group 2 comprised 32 HIV positive patients, who presented femoral head AVN. The parameters used for analysis were as follows: age, gender, sexual preference, use of intravenous drugs, time of diagnosis, CD4+ cell count, use of antiretroviral agents and duration, serum cholesterol and serum triglycerides. The present study found a statistically significant association between hypertriglyceridemia, hypercholesterolemia, sexual preference and intravenous drug abuse. The authors concluded that femoral head osteonecrosis is associated with hyperlipidemia (hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia and intravenous drug abuse. This study supports the hypothesis that protease inhibitors play a role in the development of osteonecrosis through a tendency to cause hyperlipidemia.

  19. Subchondral bone density distribution in the human femoral head

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    Wright, David A.; Meguid, Michael; Lubovsky, Omri; Whyne, Cari M. [Sunnybrook Research Institute, Orthopaedic Biomechanics Laboratory, Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

    2012-06-15

    This study aims to quantitatively characterize the distribution of subchondral bone density across the human femoral head using a computed tomography derived measurement of bone density and a common reference coordinate system. Femoral head surfaces were created bilaterally for 30 patients (14 males, 16 females, mean age 67.2 years) through semi-automatic segmentation of reconstructed CT data and used to map bone density, by shrinking them into the subchondral bone and averaging the greyscale values (linearly related to bone density) within 5 mm of the articular surface. Density maps were then oriented with the center of the head at the origin, the femoral mechanical axis (FMA) aligned with the vertical, and the posterior condylar axis (PCA) aligned with the horizontal. Twelve regions were created by dividing the density maps into three concentric rings at increments of 30 from the horizontal, then splitting into four quadrants along the anterior-posterior and medial-lateral axes. Mean values for each region were compared using repeated measures ANOVA and a Bonferroni post hoc test, and side-to-side correlations were analyzed using a Pearson's correlation. The regions representing the medial side of the femoral head's superior portion were found to have significantly higher densities compared to other regions (p < 0.05). Significant side-to-side correlations were found for all regions (r {sup 2} = 0.81 to r {sup 2} = 0.16), with strong correlations for the highest density regions. Side-to-side differences in measured bone density were seen for two regions in the anterio-lateral portion of the femoral head (p < 0.05). The high correlation found between the left and right sides indicates that this tool may be useful for understanding 'normal' density patterns in hips affected by unilateral pathologies such as avascular necrosis, fracture, developmental dysplasia of the hip, Perthes disease, and slipped capital femoral head epiphysis. (orig.)

  20. [Femoral head chondroblastoma and reconstruction with osteochondral allograft. Case report].

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    Orlando-Díaz, C; Guzmán-Vargas, R; Rincon-Cardozo, D F; Mantilla-León, N; Camacho-Casas, J A

    2014-01-01

    Femoral head chondroblastoma is an infrequent tumor, accounting for approximately 1-2% of benign bone tumors. It occurs more frequently in young male patients. It's most frequent locations include the proximal humerus, proximal femur, distal femur and proximal tibia. The femoral head is the third most frequent site of this tumor. There is no specific treatment for this entity; reported treatments range from acetabular osteotomies and osteochondral grafts, to vascularized fibular grafts, all of them with good results. However, this tumor is clinically unpredictable if left untreated. We report a case managed with osteochondral graft and followed-up for three years after the surgical procedure.

  1. Correlation Between Residual Displacement and Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head Following Cannulated Screw Fixation of Femoral Neck Fractures.

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    Wang, Chen; Xu, Gui-Jun; Han, Zhe; Jiang, Xuan; Zhang, Cheng-Bao; Dong, Qiang; Ma, Jian-Xiong; Ma, Xin-Long

    2015-11-01

    The aim of the study was to introduce a new method for measuring the residual displacement of the femoral head after internal fixation and explore the relationship between residual displacement and osteonecrosis with femoral head, and to evaluate the risk factors associated with osteonecrosis of the femoral head in patients with femoral neck fractures treated by closed reduction and percutaneous cannulated screw fixation.One hundred and fifty patients who sustained intracapsular femoral neck fractures between January 2011 and April 2013 were enrolled in the study. All were treated with closed reduction and percutaneous cannulated screw internal fixation. The residual displacement of the femoral head after surgery was measured by 3-dimensional reconstruction that evaluated the quality of the reduction. Other data that might affect prognosis were also obtained from outpatient follow-up, telephone calls, or case reviews. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was applied to assess the intrinsic relationship between the risk factors and the osteonecrosis of the femoral head.Osteonecrosis of the femoral head occurred in 27 patients (18%). Significant differences were observed regarding the residual displacement of the femoral head and the preoperative Garden classification. Moreover, we found more or less residual displacement of femoral head in all patients with high quality of reduction based on x-ray by the new technique. There was a close relationship between residual displacement and ONFH.There exists limitation to evaluate the quality of reduction by x-ray. Three-dimensional reconstruction and digital measurement, as a new method, is a more accurate method to assess the quality of reduction. Residual displacement of the femoral head and the preoperative Garden classification were risk factors for osteonecrosis of the femoral head. High-quality reduction was necessary to avoid complications.

  2. Significance of nitric oxide on the pathogenesis of steroid-induced femoral head necrosis

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    2000-01-01

    @@Steroid-induced femoral head necrosis is claimed to be an ischemic femoral head disease. But there is no discussion on the role of nitric oxide (NO) in the idiopathic disease. The concentration of NO indirectly in serum with steroid induced avascular necrosis of femoral head (ANFH) and in controls are studied in this article.

  3. Current concepts on osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

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    Moya-Angeler, Joaquin; Gianakos, Arianna L; Villa, Jordan C; Ni, Amelia; Lane, Joseph M

    2015-09-18

    It is estimated that 20000 to 30000 new patients are diagnosed with osteonecrosis annually accounting for approximately 10% of the 250000 total hip arthroplasties done annually in the United States. The lack of level 1 evidence in the literature makes it difficult to identify optimal treatment protocols to manage patients with pre-collapse avascular necrosis of the femoral head, and early intervention prior to collapse is critical to successful outcomes in joint preserving procedures. There have been a variety of traumatic and atraumatic factors that have been identified as risk factors for osteonecrosis, but the etiology and pathogenesis still remains unclear. Current osteonecrosis diagnosis is dependent upon plain anteroposterior and frog-leg lateral radiographs of the hip, followed by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Generally, the first radiographic changes seen by radiograph will be cystic and sclerotic changes in the femoral head. Although the diagnosis may be made by radiograph, plain radiographs are generally insufficient for early diagnosis, therefore MRI is considered the most accurate benchmark. Treatment options include pharmacologic agents such as bisphosphonates and statins, biophysical treatments, as well as joint-preserving and joint-replacing surgeries. the surgical treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head can be divided into two major branches: femoral head sparing procedures (FHSP) and femoral head replacement procedures (FHRP). In general, FHSP are indicated at pre-collapse stages with minimal symptoms whereas FHRP are preferred at post-collapse symptomatic stages. It is difficult to know whether any treatment modality changes the natural history of core decompression since the true natural history of core decompression has not been delineated.

  4. Pentosan reduces osteonecrosis of femoral head in SHRSP.

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    Miyata, Noriaki; Kumagai, Kenji; Osaki, Makoto; Murata, Masakazu; Tomita, Masato; Hozumi, Akira; Nozaki, Yoshihiro; Niwa, Masami

    2010-01-01

    Increased oxidative stress is considered one of the main causes of steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of a steroid hormone and pentosan polysulfate sodium (pentosan), a heparin analog, in stroke-prone spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHRSP) as a model of ONFH. One hundred twenty-three 13-week-old male SHRSP/Izm rats were divided into four groups: a control group (group C), pentosan-administered group (group P), steroid-administered group (group S), and group administered pentosan plus steroid (group PS). Methylprednisolone acetate, as the steroid hormone, at a dose of 4 mg (15 mg/kg) was administered at 15 weeks of age. Pentosan at a dose of 3 mg/day/kg was continuously administered intraperitoneally from 13 weeks of age for 4 weeks. Rats were sacrificed at 17 weeks of age, and heart blood and both femora were collected. Triglyceride levels were significantly lower in group PS than in group S, indicating that pentosan improves lipid metabolism. The incidence of histologic ONFH was significantly lower in group P, at 14.8% (10/71 femoral heads), than in group C, at 30.4% (17/56 femoral heads), and significantly lower in group PS, at 40.8% (29/71 femoral heads), than in group S, at 91.3% (42/46 femoral heads), indicating that pentosan markedly inhibits ONFH. Immunohistochemical staining for oxidative stress showed that the stainability was significantly lower in group PS than in group S. Pentosan seems to reduce the incidence of ONFH in SHRSP by improving lipid metabolism and decreasing oxidative stress.

  5. Femoral head-neck junction reconstruction, after iatrogenic bone resection.

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    Guevara-Alvarez, Alberto; Lash, Nicholas; Beck, Martin

    2015-07-01

    Arthroscopic over-resection of the head-neck junction during the treatment of a cam deformity can be a devastating complication and is difficult to treat. Large defects of the femoral head-neck junction (FHNJ) increase the risk of femoral neck fracture and can also affect hip biomechanics. We describe a case of an iatrogenic defect of the FHNJ due to excessive bone resection, and a previously non-described treatment using iliac crest autograft to restore femoral head-neck sphericity and hip joint stability. After protecting the femoral neck with an angled blade plate, the large anterior FHNJ defect was reconstructed using autogenous iliac crest bone graft; sphericity was restored by contouring the graft using spherical templates. Clinical and radiographic follow-up was performed up to 2 years. Results at 2 years showed no residual groin pain and normal range of motion. The Oxford Hip Score was 46/48, rated as excellent. Computed tomography (CT) scanning showed union of bone graft without resorption, and CT arthrogram indicating retained sphericity of the FHNJ without evidence of degenerative changes in the articular surface. This novel surgical technique can be used to restore the structural integrity and contour of the FHNJ that contains a significant anterior defect.

  6. Hip replacement in femoral head osteonecrosis: current concepts.

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    Scaglione, Michelangelo; Fabbri, Luca; Celli, Fabio; Casella, Francesco; Guido, Giulio

    2015-01-01

    Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a destructive disease that usually affects young adults with high functional demands and can have devastating effects on hip joint. The treatment depends on extent and location of the necrosis lesion and on patient's factors, that suggest disease progression, collapse probability and also implants survival. Non-idiopathic osteonecrosis patients had the worst outcome. There is not a gold standard treatment and frequently it is necessary a multidisciplinary approach. Preservation procedures of the femoral head are the first choice and can be attempted in younger patients without head collapse. Replacement procedure remains the main treatment after failure of preserving procedures and in the late-stage ONFH, involving collapse of the femoral head and degenerative changes to the acetabulum. Resurfacing procedure still has good results but the patient selection is a critical factor. Total hip arthroplasties had historically poor results in patients with osteonecrosis. More recently, reports have shown excellent results, but implant longevity and following revisions are still outstanding problems.

  7. Confronting hip resurfacing and big femoral head replacement gait analysis

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    Panagiotis K. Karampinas

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Improved hip kinematics and bone preservation have been reported after resurfacing total hip replacement (THRS. On the other hand, hip kinematics with standard total hip replacement (THR is optimized with large diameter femoral heads (BFH-THR. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the functional outcomes of THRS and BFH-THR and correlate these results to bone preservation or the large femoral heads. Thirty-one patients were included in the study. Gait speed, postural balance, proprioception and overall performance. Our results demonstrated a non-statistically significant improvement in gait, postural balance and proprioception in the THRS confronting to BFH-THR group. THRS provide identical outcomes to traditional BFH-THR. The THRS choice as bone preserving procedure in younger patients is still to be evaluated.

  8. Subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head after liver transplantation

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    Iwasaki, Kenyu; Yamamoto, Takuaki; Nakashima, Yasuharu; Mawatari, Taro; Motomura, Goro; Ikemura, Satoshi; Iwamoto, Yukihide [Kyushu University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fukuoka (Japan)

    2009-09-15

    A 53-year-old woman developed a subchondral insufficiency fracture of the right femoral head after undergoing a liver transplantation. Radiographs obtained at her first visit demonstrated a slight subchondral collapse in the superolateral portion of the femoral head. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) disclosed an irregular, discontinuous, low-intensity band on the T1-weighted image. After 7 months of conservative treatment, the hip pain and the radiograph abnormalities had both disappeared. On the follow-up T1-weighted MR image obtained 17 months after the onset, the band of low signal intensity was not obvious. A subchondral insufficiency fracture is one of the diagnoses to be considered in patients presenting with hip pain after a liver transplantation. (orig.)

  9. Blood flow and microdialysis in the human femoral head

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    Bøgehøj, Morten; Emmeluth, Claus; Overgaard, Søren

    2007-01-01

    BACKGROUND: If it would be possible to detect lack of flow and/or the development of ischemia in bone, we might have a way of predicting whether a broken bone will heal. We established microdialysis (MD) and laser Doppler (LD) flow measurement in the human femoral head in order to be able to detect...... ischemia and measure changes in blood flow. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 9 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty for primary osteoarthrosis, two MD catheters were inserted into the femoral head through two drill holes after the blood flow had been visualized by LD. Then primary samples were collected...... detected within 2 h of cessation of blood flow in most patients....

  10. Acute BMP2 upregulation following induction of ischemic osteonecrosis in immature femoral head.

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    Kamiya, Nobuhiro; Shafer, Sasha; Oxendine, Ila; Mortlock, Douglas P; Chandler, Ronald L; Oxburgh, Leif; Kim, Harry K W

    2013-03-01

    Juvenile ischemic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (IOFH) is one of the most serious hip conditions causing the femoral head deformity. Little is known about BMP signaling following ischemic osteonecrosis. In this study, we found acute BMP2 upregulation in the femoral head cartilage 24h after ischemic induction using our immature pig IOFH model. Similarly, in our ischemic osteonecrosis mouse model, BMP2 expression and BMP signaling were enhanced in the articular cartilage surrounding the necrotic bone. BMP2 was increased in cartilage explants and primary chondrocytes under hypoxia (1% O(2)) compared with normoxia (21% O(2)). Addition of the hypoxia inducible factor 1 (HIF1) activator DFO significantly increased BMP2 while HIF1 silencing (siHIF1) only partially reduced BMP2, suggesting other mechanisms of BMP2 upregulation being present. Hypoxia is known to induce the production of free oxygen radicals, which are converted to hydrogen peroxide (H(2)O(2)) by superoxide dismutase 2 (SOD2). As an alternative mechanism, we investigated the effect of H(2)O(2)/SOD2 production on BMP2 upregulation. Chondrocytes produced more H(2)O(2) under hypoxia than normoxia. H(2)O(2) addition to the chondrocyte culture also significantly increased BMP2 expression. SOD2 was also dramatically increased in the ischemic pig cartilage at 24h following surgery and in primary chondrocytes/cartilage explants culture under hypoxia. SOD2 protein addition to the chondrocyte culture significantly increased BMP2. Moreover, DFO significantly increased SOD2 while HIF1 silencing only partially reduced SOD2. These results suggest that the acute BMP2 response of chondrocytes to ischemic osteonecrosis is more dominantly through the H(2)O(2) production and only partly through the HIF1 pathway.

  11. Magnetic resonance imaging of idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    Yamazoe, Shoichi [Kyoto Prefectural Univ. of Medicine (Japan)

    1995-02-01

    Idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (IONF) can result in disability due to bone collapse and destruction. Therefore, early diagnosis of IONF and prognosis assessment are essential for treatment planning. This study investigated the early characteristic pattern of IONF on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and its correlation to the prognosis of the femoral head. MRI was performed repeatedly on fifty-one patients who had undergone renal transplantation. Three abnormal patterns were found in the T{sub 1}-weighted images: a band-like low-signal pattern (band pattern), an irregular low-signal pattern (mottled pattern), and a homogeneous low-signal area localized in the subchondral region (homogeneous pattern). Abnormal changes were detected in thirteen patients; twenty-three hips (25.5%). Most changes were evident within six months after transplantation. The earliest was found six weeks after transplantation. A band pattern was the initial finding in all hips showing abnormal changes. The band pattern did not spread peripherally as time passed. There was no progression from a mottled or homogeneous pattern to a band pattern either. Band-like patterns were subclassified into four types: MR-A, MR-B, MR-C and MR-D. Each of types according to the size and location of the band in relation to the weight bearing portion of the acetabulum was correlated to the prognosis of the femoral head. Three fourths of femoral heads with MR-C resulted in collapse on roentgenographs. These results show that MRI is useful for the diagnosis and evaluation of prognosis in IONF. (author).

  12. Subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head in younger adults

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    Yamamoto, Takuaki; Nakashima, Yasuharu; Shuto, Toshihide; Jingushi, Seiya; Iwamoto, Yukihide [Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fukuoka (Japan)

    2007-06-15

    We report two cases of subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head observed in younger adults without any history of overexertion. In both cases, MRI revealed an irregular, discontinuous low-intensity band on the T1-weighted images. Both patients were treated operatively, and histological examination confirmed the diagnosis of subchondral fracture. A diagnosis of subchondral insufficiency fracture needs to be put in as one of the diagnoses in younger patients with a hip pain. (orig.)

  13. To study the role of dynamic magnetic resonance imaging in assessing the femoral head vascularity in intracapsular femoral neck fractures

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    Kaushik, Abhishek, E-mail: abhiortho27@gmail.co [Department of Orthopedics, 513, Thermal Colony, Sector-22, Faridabad 121005, Haryana (India); Sankaran, Balu; Varghese, Mathew [Department of Orthopedics, St Stephen' s Hospital, Tis hazari, Delhi, New Delhi 110054 (India)

    2010-09-15

    Intracapsular femoral neck fractures remain unsolved fractures even after improvement in techniques of diagnosis and internal fixation. Individuals who sustain displaced femoral neck fractures are at high risk of developing avascular necrosis and non-union. Although several methods for predicting the viability of femoral head have been reported, they are not effective or widely used because of unreliability, potential complications and technical difficulties. Dynamic MRI was introduced in the recent past as a simple, non-invasive technique to predict the femoral head viability after the femoral neck fractures. In this study role of dynamic MRI was studied in 30 patients with 31 intracapsular femoral neck fractures. Fractures were divided in to three types according to dynamic curve patterns on MRI evaluation and were followed up for 6 months to 2 years to observe the final outcome. Sensitivity, Specificity and the Accuracy of dynamic MRI in predicting vascularity after femoral neck fracture are 87%, 88% and 87%, respectively. Type A or Type B curve pattern is a positive factor to successful osteosynthesis with p value <0.0001 (Chi-square test). This is a statistically significant value. From this finding it can be suggested that the reliability of dynamic curves A and B in predicting maintained vascularity of femoral head is high. This investigation can be used to predict the vascularity of femoral head after intracapsular femoral neck fractures. There was a good correlation between the outcomes of fractures and dynamic MRI curves done within 48 h of injury. This signifies the role of dynamic MRI in predicting the vascularity of femoral head as early as 48 h. A treatment algorithm can be suggested on the basis of dynamic MRI curves. The fractures with Type C dynamic curve should be considered as fractures with poor vascularity of femoral head and measures to enhance the vascularity of femoral head along with rigid internal fixation should be undertaken to promote

  14. A Case of Bilateral Aseptic Necrosis of the Femoral Head

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    KAMAL, DIANA; TRĂISTARU, RODICA; KAMAL, C.K.; ALEXANDRU, D.O.; MOGOANTĂ, L.; GRECU, D.C.

    2014-01-01

    Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head is a disease whose etiology is not completely elucidated and generally affects young adults aged between 30 and 50 years. In a significant number of patients bilateral disease occurs, which makes detection in its early stages constitute an important objective. We present the case of a male patient, aged 23 years, with the following risk factors: smoking and chronic alcohol consumption, who is diagnosed with aseptic necrosis of the left femoral head, ARCO stage IV, and in just six months after the diagnosis and hip arthroplasty, he suffers an injury which leads to the same diagnosis in the contralateral hip. We want to emphasize that for all patients with a high index of suspicion there should be an MRI examination, because the plane radiographs or CT are most often not relevant in detecting early signs of this condition. Diagnosis of aseptic necrosis of the femoral head in the early stages is a necessity in order to obtain an optimal result of conservative treatment. PMID:26788359

  15. A Case of Bilateral Aseptic Necrosis of the Femoral Head.

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    Kamal, Diana; Trăistaru, Rodica; Kamal, C K; Alexandru, D O; Mogoantă, L; Grecu, D C

    2014-01-01

    Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head is a disease whose etiology is not completely elucidated and generally affects young adults aged between 30 and 50 years. In a significant number of patients bilateral disease occurs, which makes detection in its early stages constitute an important objective. We present the case of a male patient, aged 23 years, with the following risk factors: smoking and chronic alcohol consumption, who is diagnosed with aseptic necrosis of the left femoral head, ARCO stage IV, and in just six months after the diagnosis and hip arthroplasty, he suffers an injury which leads to the same diagnosis in the contralateral hip. We want to emphasize that for all patients with a high index of suspicion there should be an MRI examination, because the plane radiographs or CT are most often not relevant in detecting early signs of this condition. Diagnosis of aseptic necrosis of the femoral head in the early stages is a necessity in order to obtain an optimal result of conservative treatment.

  16. Importance of sagittal MR imaging in nontraumatic femoral head osteonecrosis in children

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    Ha, Alice S. [Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Wells, Lawrence [Children' s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Jaramillo, Diego [Children' s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA (United States)

    2008-11-15

    In nontraumatic femoral head osteonecrosis, characterization of femoral head collapse is important in staging disease progression and planning treatment. Few prior studies have quantitatively compared the ability of sagittal and coronal MR images to detect femoral head collapse. We hypothesized that sagittal MR images show a greater degree and angular span of femoral head collapse than coronal images. We reviewed 38 hip MRI scans of nontraumatic femoral head osteonecrosis from 34 pediatric patients. In both sagittal and coronal images, the maximal extent and angular location along with the angular span of the femoral head collapse were measured. Differences were evaluated using a paired t-test. The extent of bone and cartilage loss from the femoral head was evaluated. Sagittal MR images showed 29% maximal femoral head radius collapse, whereas coronal images showed 16% collapse (P<0.001). Sagittal images showed a larger angular span of collapse (115 ) than coronal images (55 , P<0.001). Sagittal images showed greater epiphyseal bone loss in the anterior than in the posterior portion (P<0.001), whereas coronal images did not show a significant difference in bone loss between the medial and lateral portion (P=0.32). Sagittal images show greater femoral head collapse than coronal images in nontraumatic femoral head osteonecrosis. (orig.)

  17. Chondroblastoma of the femoral head: management and outcome.

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    Strong, D P; Grimer, R J; Carter, S R; Tillman, R M; Abudu, A

    2010-03-01

    Chondroblastoma of the femoral head presents particular problems in treatment because the tumour is surrounded by articular cartilage on one side and epiphyseal plate on the other. Ten patients underwent treatment for a chondroblastoma involving the proximal femoral capital epiphysis. The patients were aged between eight and 19 years and in four the epiphysis was not yet fused. Five had curettage via a drill hole created up the femoral neck, of whom two developed local recurrence. Five had a direct approach to the chondroblastoma through the femoral neck, and there were no local recurrences in this group. Both patients with local recurrence were under 14 years of age-one was cured by a direct approach through the neck of the femur and the other by lifting a trap door of articular cartilage. Apart from one patient with a temporary leg length discrepancy, there were no other complications. We conclude that a direct approach is likely to lead to the best outcome for this rare condition.

  18. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head after bone marrow transplantation

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    Park, Jeong Mi; Jun, Jeong Su; Park, Chang Suk; Kim, Yong Sik; Kwon, Soon Yong; Kim, Yoo Jin; Kim, Chun Choo [The Catholic University of Korea College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2003-07-01

    To retrospectively review findings of osteonecrosis of the femoral head after bone marrow transplantation. We reviewed the clinical and MR findings of osteonecrosis of the femoral head in 23 of 1112 patients who underwent marrow transplantation during a five-year follow-up period lasting from 1996 to 2000. Mean age at the time of diagnosis was 31 (range, 20-47) years, and the mean time from transplant to diagnosis was 17 months. All patients developed variable graft-versus-host disease and seventeen were treated with high-dose prednisolone and/or cysclosporin for severe acute or extensive chronic graft versus host disease. Osteonecrosis was diagnosed by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, which allowed early detection of disease assessment of its stage. At the time of diagnosis, 15 hips were at stage I, 28 at stage II, two at stage III, and none at stage IV, according to the international ARCO classification system. Osteonecrosis of femoral diaphyses, the lower lumbar spine, or pelvic bones in the MR field was also found to have occurred in 11 patients. Initial treatment was conservative: 21 hips underwent surgery [core decompression (n=10), vascularized fibular bone graft (n=5), and joint replacement (n=6)]. In patients receiving high-dose steroids for the treatment of graft-versus-host disease, MR screening might help detect osteonecrosis at an early stage.

  19. MR evaluation of the articular cartilage of the femoral head during traction. Correlation with resected femoral head

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    Nakanishi, K. [Osaka Seamens Insurance Hospital (Japan). Dept. of Radiology; Tanaka, H.; Narumi, Y.; Nakamura, H. [Osaka Univ. Medical School (Japan). Dept. of Radiology; Nishii, T.; Masuhara, K. [Osaka Univ. Medical School (Japan). Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery

    1999-01-01

    Objective: The purpose was to evaluate the articular cartilage of the hip joint with MR during traction and compare the findings with the resected specimen or arthroscopic findings. Material and Methods: Eight healthy volunteers, 5 patients with osteonecrosis, 5 with acetabular dysplasia, and 5 with advanced osteoarthrosis underwent MR imaging to evaluate the articular cartilage of the hip joint. Coronal fat-suppressed 3D spoiled gradient-echo (SPGR) images were obtained during traction. Identical imaging was performed of all the resected femoral heads of the osteonecrosis and advanced osteoarthrosis patients, and was correlated with the macroscopic pathological findings. Results: The traction was effective and the femoral articular cartilage was clearly identified in all 8 control subjects, and in all cases of osteonecrosis and acetabular dysplasia. In 4 cases of osteonecrosis, chondral fracture was identified in the boundary between the necrosis and the normal area. In all cases of advanced osteoarthrosis, cartilage was identified only at the medial side. The MR images of osteonecrosis and advanced osteoarthrosis corresponded well with the MR images of the resected femoral heads and the macroscopic findings. (orig.)

  20. Current Concepts of Using Large Femoral Heads in Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    Cho, Myung-Rae; Choi, Won Kee; Kim, Jae Jung

    2016-01-01

    Instability and dislocation after total hip arthroplasty are the most common causes of revisions and major complications for failure of inserted prostheses, leading to a reduction in quality of life. Because the use of artificial femoral head sizes smaller than patient's own size is the important cause for dislocation, the use of large femoral head have increased. Femoral head sizes greater than 32 mm offer multiple advantages in physical function and activity levels of patients by improving ...

  1. Gross and Histomorphological Studies of Femoral Head Resurfacing in Dog

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    D. Sharifi

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available The foetal skull bone as a biological graft was investigated. This study was conducted on Fifteen adult mixed - breed normal dogs 12 to 24 months with weighing 21.4=3.6 Kg .Dogs were randomly divided into 3 groups of 5 animals each. The foetal skull bone of 45 days old was collected from one pregnant bitch via cesarean method. The right femoral head cartilage was removed completely in all dogs of 3 groups.. Group I acted as control one, whereas in II group, resurfacing was done by using foetal skull bone which was fixed by using 0.8 mm cerclage wire in criss-cross fashion, but in III group, it was done similar to II group and the hip joint additionally was fixed by using 2 mm steinmenn pin.The clinical observations was made accordingly for 60 days in all groups. The gross changes of femoral head in group I & II were quite smooth and slippy, but in III group were uneven and rough due to secondary changes and ankylosis, but on micropscopic interpertation there was a remarkable compatibility of the graft with femoral head.The reconstruction of articular cartilage was faster in group II and even group III animals than group I animals. There was single row of chondrocyte in scatter area of samples in group . The complete and uniform hyaline cartilage in group II and fibro - cartilage and mixture of connective tissues in group III animals were observed. The results indicated that the foetal skull bone due to its pleuripotent calvarium easily can orient itself into the chondrocytes and cartilagenous tissues in articular surface of the hip joint, if there is suitable enviroment before complete ossification,so that normal joint motion could expect.

  2. A histomorphometric study of necrotic femoral head in rabbits treated with extracorporeal shock waves

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    Ma, Huan-Zhi; Zhou, Dong-Sheng; Li, Dong; Zhang, Wei; Zeng, Bing-Fang

    2017-01-01

    [Purpose] This study aimed to determine the effectiveness and mechanisms of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of femoral head osteonecrosis. [Subjects and Methods] Histomorphometric analysis of necrotic femoral head in rabbits treated with shock waves was performed. Bilateral osteonecrosis of femoral heads was induced with methylprednisolone and lipopolysaccharide in eight rabbits. The left limb (study side) received shock waves to the femoral head. The right limb (control side) received no shock waves. Biopsies of the femoral heads were performed at 12 weeks after shock wave therapy. [Results] Necrotic femoral heads treated with shock waves, compared with controls, had higher bone volume per tissue volume, trabecular thickness, trabecular number, osteoblast surface/bone surface, osteoid surface/bone surface, osteoid thickness, mineralizing surface/bone surface, mineralizing apposition rate, and bone formation rate. However, trabecular separation was lower in shock wave-treated femoral heads than in controls. Eroded surface/bone surface and osteoclast surface/bone surface did not differ significantly between groups. [Conclusion] The bone mass of necrotic femoral heads treated with shock waves increases. Extracorporeal shock wave may promote bone repair in necrotic femoral heads through the proliferation and activation of osteoblasts. PMID:28210032

  3. Femoral head epiphysis growth and development among Chinese children aged 0-5 years.

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    Luo, Jiayou; Tang, Jin; Zhou, Libo; Zeng, Rong; Mou, Jinsong; Zhang, Lingli

    2009-05-01

    The aim of this study was to examine the pattern of femoral head epiphysis growth and development among Chinese children. Between January and December, 2007, we randomly sampled 1,450 healthy Chinese children (0-5 years old) from Hunan Provincial Children's Hospital in Changsha, Hunan, China. The diameter of femoral head epiphysis was measured by pelvic X-ray photography and processed by medical image processing software. The growth of femoral head epiphysis in girls was 2-3 months earlier than that in boys. The diameter of femoral head epiphysis increased with advancing age in both girls and boys, but the diameter of femoral head epiphysis in 2, 3, 4, 6, and 10-month-old girls was significantly larger than that in boys. Cubic regression equations between the diameter of femoral head epiphysis and age were created for boys and girls that could be used to predict the diameter of femoral head epiphysis. In conclusion, there was gender difference in femoral head epiphysis growth and development among Chinese children, and our prediction models will provide the guidance for early diagnosis of diseases related to the growth and development of the femoral head epiphysis.

  4. Avascular necrosis of the femoral head presenting as trochanteric bursitis.

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    Mandell, B F

    1990-01-01

    Five patients are described with avascular necrosis of the femoral head who presented with ipsilateral trochanteric bursitis, in the absence of clearcut hip joint disease. Avascular necrosis was indicated by magnetic resonance imaging. It is suggested that clinical trochanteric bursitis, especially when refractory to local corticosteroid treatment, may be the initial sign of hip disease. In the patient with risk factor(s) for avascular necrosis that diagnosis should be considered and evaluated with appropriate studies, such as magnetic resonance imaging, to prevent weight bearing at an early stage and permit possible surgical decompression in the hope of postponing or obviating the need for total hip replacement. PMID:2241294

  5. Penetration of a metallic femoral head through the acetabular shell.

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    Sherman, Robert A; Damron, Timothy A

    2009-10-01

    Extensive wear of a metal-on-polyethylene total hip arthroplasty may rarely result in erosion of the metal-backed acetabular shell and penetration of the femoral head. We report on the case of an 85-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with an apparent dislocated total hip. He subsequently was discovered to have a periprosthetic fracture after an attempt at closed reduction of what was only discovered intraoperatively to be an irreducible transacetabular component central dislocation. Recognition of this rare complication may change clinical outcome.

  6. Subchondral stress fracture of femoral head in a healthy adult

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    Anand Ashish

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Subchondral fracture of the femoral head is an uncommon entity and usually occurs as an insufficiency fracture associated with poor bone quality or as a fatigue fracture in young military recruits. This condition should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute hip pain in young patients along with transient osteoporosis and avascular necrosis of the hip. We report a case of acute onset hip pain in an asymptomatic healthy adult in which the diagnosis was made by magnetic resonance imaging and the patient responded well to conservative treatment.

  7. Spontaneous fracture of the femoral neck in preexisting avascular necrosis of femoral head in sickle cell disease

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    Raju Vaishya

    2012-01-01

    Avascular necrosis of the femoral head is a known complication of femoral neck fracture but on the contrary,femoral neck fracture in a case of preexisting avascular necrosis is a very rare phenomenon.We present a case study of a 47 year old Iraqi male who developed spontaneous ipsilateral subcapital femoral neck fracture under the condition of preexisting sickle cell disease and avascular necrosis of the femoral head.The fracture was unnoticed for a few months.The patient was managed successfully by uncemented total hip arthroplasty.Postoperative recovery was uneventful and he was discharged 4 days after surgery.At 1 year's follow-up,the patient had normal gait and hip function,with no sign of loosening or any other complications on radiograph.

  8. Femoral head osteonecrosis: Volumetric MRI assessment and outcome

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    Bassounas, Athanasios E. [Department of Medical Physics, School of Medicine, University of Ioannina, GR 451 10 Ioannina (Greece); Karantanas, Apostolos H. [Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, GR 711 10 (Greece); Fotiadis, Dimitrios I. [Unit of Medical Technology and Intelligent Information Systems, Department of Computer Science, University of Ioannina and Biomedical Research Institute-FORTH, GR 451 10 Ioannina (Greece); Malizos, Konstantinos N. [Orthopaedic Department, Medical School, University of Thessalia, GR 412 22 Larissa (Greece)]. E-mail: kmalizos@otenet.gr

    2007-07-15

    Effective treatment of femoral head osteonecrosis (FHON) requires early diagnosis and accurate assessment of the disease severity. The ability to predict in the early stages the risk of collapse is important for selecting a joint salvage procedure. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the outcome in patients treated with vascularized fibular grafts in relation to preoperative MR imaging volumetry. We studied 58 patients (87 hips) with FHON. A semi-automated octant-based lesion measurement method, previously described, was performed on the T1-w MR images. The mean time of postoperative follow-up was 7.8 years. Sixty-three hips were successful and 24 failed and converted to total hip arthroplasty within a period of 2-4 years after the initial operation. The rate of failures for hips of male patients was higher than in female patients. The mean lesion size was 28% of the sphere equivalent of the femoral head, 24 {+-} 12% for the successful hips and 37 {+-} 9% for the failed (p < 0.001). The most affected octants were antero-supero-medial (58 {+-} 26%) and postero-supero-medial (54 {+-} 31%). All but postero-infero-medial and postero-infero-lateral octants, showed statistically significant differences in the lesion size between patients with successful and failed hips. In conclusion, the volumetric analysis of preoperative MRI provides useful information with regard to a successful outcome in patients treated with vascularized fibular grafts.

  9. Multiplanar CT assessment of femoral head displacement in slipped capital femoral epiphysis

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    Monazzam, Shafagh [Rady Children' s Hospital and Health Center, Department of Orthopedics, San Diego, CA (United States); Dwek, Jerry R. [Rady Children' s Hospital and Health Center, Department of Radiology, San Diego, CA (United States); Hosalkar, Harish S. [Center for Hip Preservation, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, TriCity Medical Center, Oceanside, CA (United States)

    2013-12-15

    With recent changing approaches to the management of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), the accurate radiographic assessment of maximum extent of displacement is crucial for planning surgical treatment. To determine what plane best represents the maximum SCFE displacement as quantified by the head-neck angle difference (HNAD), whether HNAD can quantitatively differentiate the SCFE cohort from the normal cohort, based on CT, and how Southwick slip angle (SSA) compares to HNAD. We reviewed 19 children with SCFE (23 affected hips) with preoperative CT scans and 27 age- and sex-matched children undergoing abdominal CT for non-orthopedic problems. Head-neck angle (HNA), the angle between the femoral epiphysis and the neck axis, was measured in three planes on each hip and the HNAD (affected - unaffected hip) was determined. SSA was measured on radiographs. The coronal HNAD (mean 8.7 ) was less than both the axial-oblique (mean 30.7 ) and sagittal (mean 37.4 ) HNADs, which were also greater than the HNADs of the normal cohort. Grouping HNAD measurements by SSA severity classification did not consistently distinguish between SCFE severity levels. Axial-oblique and sagittal planes best represent the maximum SCFE displacement while biplanar radiograph may underestimate the extent of the displacement, thereby potentially altering the management between in situ pinning and capital realignment. (orig.)

  10. Microdialysis in the femoral head of the minipig and in a blood cloth of human blood

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    Bøgehøj, Morten Foged; Emmeluth, Claus; Overgaard, Søren

    2011-01-01

    Introduction Microdialysis can detect ischemia in soft tissue. In a previous study, we have shown the development of ischemia in the femoral head removed from patients undergoing total hip replacement. That study also raised some methodological questions that this study tries to answer: what...... is happening in the dead space around the catheter in the drill canal, and is there an equilibrium period after the insertion of the catheter? Material and methods In an ex-vivo study using 5 syringes with 5 mL human blood, a microdialysis catheter was inserted and microdialysis was performed over 3 h....... In an in-vivo study, a drill hole was made in the proximal part of the femur in 6 mature Göttingen minipigs and microdialysis was performed over 3 h. The pigs were kept normoventilated during the experiment. Results The ex-vivo microdialysis results showed that lactate kept a steady level and glucose...

  11. Histopathology and serum clinical chemistry evaluation of broilers with femoral head separation disorder

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    Femoral head disarticulation (FHD) and necrosis is a sporadic leg problem of unknown etiology in broiler breeders. To determine the underlying physiology of FHD, the blood chemistry and the histopathology of the femoral heads of the affected chickens were compared with their age matched controls. Ch...

  12. Effect of intracapsular hyperpressure on femoral head blood flow. Laser Doppler flowmetry in dogs.

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    Vegter, J; Klopper, P J

    1991-08-01

    Intracapsular hyperpressure in the hip joint of dogs affected femoral head blood flow, especially in the juvenile animals. Graphic recording of the laser Doppler signal curve using rapid sampling time demonstrated venous hip joint tamponade in both juvenile and adult dogs. Laser Doppler flowmetry seems to be a sensitive and reproducible method to demonstrate femoral-head blood-flow changes.

  13. Calculating hominin and nonhuman anthropoid femoral head diameter from acetabular size.

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    Plavcan, J Michael; Hammond, Ashley S; Ward, Carol V

    2014-11-01

    Femoral head size provides important information on body size in extinct species. Although it is well-known that femoral head size is correlated with acetabular size, the precision with which femoral head size can be estimated from acetabular size has not been quantified. The availability of accurate 3D surface models of fossil acetabular remains opens the possibility of obtaining accurate estimates of femoral head size from even fragmentary fossil remains [Hammond et al.,: Am J Phys Anthropol 150 (2013) 565-578]. Here we evaluate the relationship between spheres fit to surface models of the femoral head and acetabulum of a large sample of extant anthropoid primates. Sphere diameters are tightly correlated and scale isometrically. In spite of significant taxonomic and possibly functional differences in the relationship between femoral head size and acetabulum size, percent prediction errors of estimated femoral head size remain low regardless of the taxonomic composition of the reference sample. We provide estimates of femoral head size for a series of fossil hominins and monkeys. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  14. Femoral head fractures: hemiarthroplasty or total hip arthroplasty?

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    Ullmark, Gösta

    2014-10-02

    Most femoral neck fractures are osteoporotic fractures in the elderly. The one-year mortality after neck fracture in this group is 24%.For hemiarthroplasty (HA) the bipolar heads have a risk reduction for reoperation due to acetabular erosion compared with monoblock heads. Surprisingly, the bipolar head had an increased reoperation risk for dislocation, infection and for periprosthetic fracture.Total hip arthroplasty (THA) after fracture has a four-fold raised risk for dislocation compared with THA after osteoarthritis. A larger head on the same neck (head to neck ratio) results in a theoretically larger range of movement and hence less risk for dislocation. The dual mobility bearing has, theoretically, the largest range of movement and good clinical results.Functional results are better for THA compared with HA. Arthroplasty for fracture has much better results compared with arthroplasty after a failed internal fixation; the risk for reoperation is more than doubled for the latter.A Swedish hip arthroplasty register study found a 20-fold higher risk for periprosthetic fracture when comparing uncemented HA with matt cemented HA. Also a polished cemented stem had 13½-fold higher risks compared with a matt.The mortality during the first day after surgery is higher for cemented compared with uncemented arthroplasties, but lower after one week, one month and one year. Analysing the time points together resulted in no difference.A matt cemented THA with a maximum head size, maybe dual mobility, has the best results, and is also for the low-demanding elderly.

  15. Hip Arthroscopic Osteochondral Autologous Transplantation for Treating Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Femoral Head.

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    Kubo, Takanori; Utsunomiya, Hajime; Watanuki, Makoto; Hayashi, Hidetoshi; Sakai, Akinori; Uchida, Soshi

    2015-12-01

    Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the femoral head is not a common source of hip pain. Hip arthroscopy is becoming a more frequent indication for intra-articular pathologies of the hip. Osteochondral autologous transplantation is a promising technique that theoretically can reconstruct osteochondral lesions of the femoral head. We describe our technique for arthroscopic antegrade osteochondral autologous transplantation for the treatment of OCD of the femoral head. The advantages of this technique include that it is a less invasive method with the ability to assess and treat intra-articular pathologies associated with OCD of the femoral head at same time. Case series and outcomes after this technique are not currently reported in the literature; however, it could be a less invasive method and provide favorable clinical outcomes for patients with OCD lesions of the femoral head.

  16. Management of osteonecrosis of the femoral head: A novel technique

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    Ahmed M Samy

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH is a debilitating disease in orthopedics, frequently progressing to femoral head collapse and osteoarthritis. It is thought to be a multifactorial disease. ONFH ultimately results in femoral head collapse in 75-85% of untreated patients. Total hip arthroplasty (THA yields satisfactory results in the treatment of the end stage of the disease. However, disease typically affects males between the ages of 20 and 40 years and joint replacement is not the ideal option for younger patients. Recently, mesenchymal stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP have been used as an adjunct to core decompression to improve clinical success in the treatment of precollapse hips. Materials and Methods: A prospective study of 40 hips in 30 patients was done. There were 19 males and 11 females with a mean age 36.7 ± 6.93 years. The indication for the operation was restricted primarily to modified Ficat stages IIb and III. 16 hips (40% had stage IIb and 24 hips (60% had stage III ONFH. The period of follow up ranged between 36-50 months with a mean 41.4 ± 3.53 months. All patients were assessed clinically during pre- and post-operative period according to the Harris Hip Score (HHS, Visual Analog Score (VAS and radiologically by X-rays. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI was done preoperatively to confirm the diagnosis and every 6 months postoperatively for assessment of healing. The operative procedure include removal of necrotic area with drilling then the cavity was filled with a composite of bone graft mixed with PRP. Results: The mean HHS improved from 46.0 ± 7.8 preoperatively to 90.28 ± 19 at the end of followup ( P < 0.0001. The mean values of VAS were 78 ± 21 and 35 ± 19 at preoperatively period and final followup, respectively, with an average reduction of 43 points. Conclusion: We found that the use of PRP with collagen sheet can increase the reparable capacity after drilling of necrotic segment in stage

  17. MRI of joint fluid in femoral head osteonecrosis

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    Chan, W.P. [Chief in Department of Radiology, Taipei Medical University, Municipal Wan Fang Hospital, 111 Hsing-Long Road, Section 3, Taipei 116 (Taiwan); Liu, Y.-J. [Institute of Electric Engineering, National Taiwan University, 1 Roosevelt Road, Section 4, Taipei 106 (Taiwan); Huang, G.-S. [Department of Radiology, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, 325 Cheng-Kung Road, Section 2, Taipei 114 (Taiwan); Jiang, C.-C.; Huang, S. [Department of Orthopedic Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, 7 Chung-San S. Road, Taipei 100 (Taiwan); Chang, Y.-C. [Department of Mathematics, Tamkang University, 151 Ying-Chuan Road, Tamsui, Taipei 251 (Taiwan)

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    To evaluate the relationship between joint fluid, intramedullary pressure (IMP), bone marrow edema, and stages of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). Material and methods: We reviewed the magnetic resonance (MR) images of 28 patients with 40 documented ONFHs. IMP was measured in 16 symptomatic hips. The amount of joint fluid was graded as 0 (no fluid), 1 (fluid <5 mm in width), or 2 (fluid {>=} 5 mm in width) adjacent to the entire length of the femoral neck. Associated focal and diffuse bone marrow abnormalities were evaluated. A control group of 29 recruited individuals without symptoms related to hip disease were examined. Follow-up MR images were obtained in four patients (five affected hips) 6-10 months after core decompression. Results: Of the 40 affected hips, the severity of ONFH was divided into stages 0 (n=4), I (n=28), and II (n=8 hips) on MR findings. The correlation of joint fluid to IMP and to the presence of bone marrow edema was poor. The amount of joint fluid correlated significantly with the stage of ONFH. None of the five affected hips showed decreased joint fluid on follow-up MR images. Conclusion: The amount of joint fluid correlates well with the stage of ONFH. The amount of joint fluid does not correlate with IMP or bone marrow edema. (orig.)

  18. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head: Etiology, imaging and treatment

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    Malizos, Konstantinos N. [Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Thessalia, 22 Papakiriazi St., 41222 Larissa (Greece)]. E-mail: malizos@med.uth.gr; Karantanas, Apostolos H. [Department of Radiology, University of Crete, Heraklion (Greece); Varitimidis, Sokratis E. [Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Thessalia, 22 Papakiriazi St., 41222 Larissa (Greece); Dailiana, Zoe H. [Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Thessalia, 22 Papakiriazi St., 41222 Larissa (Greece); Bargiotas, Konstantinos [Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Thessalia, 22 Papakiriazi St., 41222 Larissa (Greece); Maris, Thomas [Department of Medical Physics, University of Crete, Heraklion (Greece)

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    Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a disabling clinical entity affecting young adults that usually leads to destruction of the hip joint. A high index of suspicion is necessary for the diagnosis due to the insidious onset of the bone infarcts and the lack of specific clinical signs at the early stages. Many etiology-associated factors have been identified reducing thus the number of idiopathic cases. A number of joint salvaging treatment options are available if early diagnosis can be achieved. MR imaging has been proved to be a highly accurate method both for early diagnosis and for staging of the disease. Replacement of the hip joint is the last resort for pain relief and function, although non-desirable because of the young age of the affected population.

  19. Detecting a disruption of blood flow to the femoral head after ischemic injury using 4 different techniques: a preliminary study.

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    Standefer, Karen Divita; Pierce, William A; Sucato, Daniel J; Kim, Harry K W

    2012-01-01

    Disruption of blood flow to the femoral head can have a detrimental effect on the clinical outcome after a closed or open reduction for the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip and after a treatment of slipped capital femoral epiphysis. Availability of a clinically reliable and easy-to-use technique to monitor the blood flow before, during, and after a therapeutic intervention may allow early detection and more effective management of this complication. An experimental investigation was performed to evaluate 4 different sensors/techniques for their ability to detect an acute disruption of blood flow to the immature femoral head. Under general anesthesia, the femoral heads of 10 immature pigs were exposed and total head ischemia was induced by ligating the femoral neck and transecting the ligamentum teres. Blood flow was assessed before and after the induction of ischemia using 1 of 4 techniques. The following sensors/techniques were evaluated: fiber optic pressure (FOP), piezoelectric pressure, partial pressure of oxygen, and laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF). The time taken to observe a 50% reduction of the preischemia level was determined and the sensor outputs were monitored until each reached a steady level. All techniques demonstrated a reduction in their respective measurements after a disruption of blood flow to the femoral head. However, the response time differed, even between the 2 pressure sensors (FOP and piezoelectric pressure at 3 and 15 min, respectively). The fastest response time for a 50% reduction was observed with the LDF (2 min) and the FOP (3 min) sensors. The partial pressure of oxygen was the slowest to change, taking over 30 minutes. Technique-dependent advantages and disadvantages were seen. The FOP sensor was fragile and susceptible to the positioning of the sensor tip. The LDF sensor was susceptible to motion artifact. The LDF and the FOP sensors demonstrated a rapid decline in their respective measurements after the induction of

  20. The role of MR imaging in staging femoral head osteonecrosis

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    Zibis, Aristidis H. [Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakyriazi Street, Larissa 41222 (Greece); Karantanas, Apostolos H. [Department of Radiology, University Hospital of Heraklion, University of Crete Medical School, Heraklion, Crete 71110 (Greece); Roidis, Nikolaos T. [Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakyriazi Street, Larissa 41222 (Greece); Hantes, Michael E. [Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakyriazi Street, Larissa 41222 (Greece); Argiri, Paraskevi [CT-MRI Department, Larissa General Hospital, Larissa 41221 (Greece); Moraitis, Theofanis [Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakyriazi Street, Larissa 41222 (Greece); Malizos, Konstantinos N. [Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Medical School, University of Thessaly, 22 Papakyriazi Street, Larissa 41222 (Greece)]. E-mail: kmalizos@otenet.gr

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    Reliability, accuracy and prognostic value of any classification system are important in evaluation and treatment of femoral head osteonecrosis. The purpose of the present study was to correlate the plain radiographs with MRI in femoral head osteonecrosis. Between 2000 and 2005, 115 hips (72 patients) were evaluated and classified according to the ARCO classification criteria with the use of plain radiographs and additional application of MRI. Classification was performed by consensus between a musculoskeletal radiologist and an orthopaedic surgeon. Sensitivity (SEN), specificity (SP), positive (PPV) and negative (NPV) predictive value of X-rays were estimated. According to MRI, 17 hips were classified as stage I, 25 as stage II, 48 as stage III and 25 as stage IV. The SEN, SP, PPV and NPV of plain radiographs were for stage II 88%, 90.5%, 78.6% and 95%; for stage III 79.2% 82%, 80.8% and 87.2%; for stage IV 76%, 100%, 100% and 90.9%, respectively. The agreement between plain radiographs and MRI was 80.6% for staging the disease, 71.2% for recording the location of the osteonecrotic lesion, 67.1% for evaluating the size of the lesion, 79.2% for the presence of collapse of the articular surface and 56.3% for the degree of collapse. In conclusion, the ARCO classification could miss important information in stages II and III, where treatment aims at preservation of the hip joint integrity. The results of the present study suggest that MRI should be incorporated in the classification of osteonecrosis (stages II and III), to add accuracy and prognostic value.

  1. Multiple Small Diameter Drillings Increase Femoral Neck Stability Compared with Single Large Diameter Femoral Head Core Decompression Technique for Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head.

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    Brown, Philip J; Mannava, Sandeep; Seyler, Thorsten M; Plate, Johannes F; Van Sikes, Charles; Stitzel, Joel D; Lang, Jason E

    2016-10-26

    Femoral head core decompression is an efficacious joint-preserving procedure for treatment of early stage avascular necrosis. However, postoperative fractures have been described which may be related to the decompression technique used. Femoral head decompressions were performed on 12 matched human cadaveric femora comparing large 8mm single bore versus multiple 3mm small drilling techniques. Ultimate failure strength of the femora was tested using a servo-hydraulic material testing system. Ultimate load to failure was compared between the different decompression techniques using two paired ANCOVA linear regression models. Prior to biomechanical testing and after the intervention, volumetric bone mineral density was determined using quantitative computed tomography to account for variation between cadaveric samples and to assess the amount of bone disruption by the core decompression. Core decompression, using the small diameter bore and multiple drilling technique, withstood significantly greater load prior to failure compared with the single large bore technique after adjustment for bone mineral density (pcore decompression techniques. When considering core decompression for the treatment of early stage avascular necrosis, the multiple small bore technique removed less bone volume, thereby potentially leading to higher load to failure.

  2. Multiple bony lesions other than femoral heads on {sup 99m}Tc-MDP bone scan in patients with avascular necrosis of the femoral head

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    Choi, Yun Young; Yang, Seoung Oh; Moon, Dae Hyuk; Ryu, Jin Sook; Weon, Young Cheol; Shin, Myung Jin; Lee, Soo Ho; Lee, Hee Kyung [Asan Medical Center, Ulsan Univ. College of Medicine, Ulsan (Korea, Republic of); Chun, Hae Kyung [St. Francisco Hospital, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    To evaluate the clinical significance of the multiple increased uptake lesions other than in femoral heads as seen on whole body bone scan in patients with avascular necrosis of femoral heads. One hundred and seventy three patients with clinical diagnosis of avascular necrosis of the emoral head underwent a bone scan using Tc-99m MDP. Increased uptake lesions other than in femoral heads were evaluated, including frequency and common sites of in volvement, and correlated with clinical information and plain radiographic findings. Two hundred patients without AVN, who had undergone a bone scan, were included as a control group. Increased uptake lesions in extrafemoral head locations were found in 36 of 173 patients(20.8%); the location of 79 lesions was other than the femoral head. This result is statistically different from patients without avascular necrosis of femoral head(p<0.0001). The most common site of involvement was the knee joint area(62.5%). Other lesions were located in the mid-shafts of the long bones of the lower extremities, calcaneus, proximal humerus, etc., in order of decreasing frequency. Plain radiographs of 17 lesions were nonspecific, except for three lesions showing definite changes associated with avascular necrosis. The risk factors included alcoholism, the prolonged use of steroids, renal transplantation, herbal medication and working as a working as deep-sea diver. Most patients did not complain of pain, except for two with irreversible osteonecrotic changes as seen on plain radiograph. in patients with avascular necrosis of the femur, increased uptake lesions other than in the femoral head as seen on bone scan, may represent the early stage of osteonecrosis, which shows a characteristic appearance on bone scan. In order to aveid possible misdiagnoses of multiple extrafemoral lesions as bony metastasis or traumatic lesions, in patients with avascular necrosis of the femur these should be carefully evaluated.

  3. B-cell Lymphoma in retrieved femoral heads: a long term follow up

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    van Kemenade Folkert J

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A relatively high incidence of pathological conditions in retrieved femoral heads, including a group of patients having low grade B-cell lymphoma, has been described before. At short term follow up none of these patients with low-grade B-cell lymphoma showed evidence of systemic disease. However, the long term follow up of these patients is not known. Methods From November 1994 up to and including December 2005 we screened all femoral heads removed at the time of primary total hip replacement histopathologically and included them in the bone banking protocol according to the guidelines of the American Associations of Tissue Banks (AATB and the European Association of Musculo-Skeletal Transplantation (EAMST. We determined the percentage of B-cell lymphoma in all femoral heads and in the group that fulfilled all criteria of the bone banking protocol and report on the long-term follow-up. Results Of 852 femoral heads fourteen (1.6% were highly suspicious for low-grade B-cell lymphoma. Of these 852 femoral heads, 504 were eligible for bone transplantation according to the guidelines of the AATB and the EAMST. Six femoral heads of this group of 504 were highly suspicious for low-grade B-cell lymphoma (1.2%. At long term follow up two (0.2% of all patients developed systemic malignant disease and one of them needed medical treatment for her condition. Conclusion In routine histopathological screening we found variable numbers of low-grade B-cell lymphoma throughout the years, even in a group of femoral heads that were eligible for bone transplantation. Allogenic transmission of malignancy has not yet been reported on, but surviving viruses are proven to be transmissible. Therefore, we recommend the routine histopathological evaluation of all femoral heads removed at primary total hip arthroplasty as a tool for quality control, whether the femoral head is used for bone banking or not.

  4. Comparison of femoral and auricular arterial blood pressure monitoring in pigs.

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    Bass, Louise M E; Yu, Dao-Yi; Cullen, Len K

    2009-09-01

    To compare arterial blood pressure measurements obtained from the femoral and auricular arteries in anaesthetized pigs. Prospective experimental study. Fifteen female Large White pigs were used weighing 21.3 +/- 2.3 kg. The pigs were anaesthetized with tiletamine/zolazepam and xylazine administered intramuscularly, and anaesthesia maintained with isoflurane delivered in oxygen/nitrogen. Arterial oxygen partial pressures were maintained between 11.3 and 13.3 kPa and PaCO(2) between 4.6 and 6.0 kPa. Monitoring included electrocardiogram, capnography and invasive blood pressure. The auricular and femoral arteries were catheterized for continuous systolic (SAP), diastolic (DAP) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) measurements. Measurements were recorded every 15 minutes. Statistical analysis involved a Bland-Altman plot analysis. The mean difference +/- confidence intervals between the femoral and the auricular arterial diastolic, systolic and mean blood pressure measurements during hypotension were 2 +/- 7, 2 +/- 5 and 2 +/- 5 mmHg respectively. In conditions of normotension mean difference +/- confidence intervals, of femoral and auricular arterial blood pressure measurements of diastolic, systolic and mean blood pressure were 4 +/- 5, 3 +/- 7 and 4 +/- 4 mmHg respectively. In conditions of increased arterial blood pressure, mean difference +/- confidence intervals, of femoral and auricular arterial blood pressure measurements of diastolic, systolic and mean blood pressure were 4 +/- 5, 3 +/- 8 and 4 +/- 4 mmHg respectively. Auricular artery catheterization is easier and quicker to perform. Pressure measurements from the auricular artery compared well with the femoral artery. We found that auricular arterial blood pressures were similar to femoral arterial values under the conditions of this experiment. We did not test extremes of blood pressure or significant alterations in body temperature.

  5. Serum chemistry and histopathology of broiler femoral head necrosis and tibial dyschondroplasia

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    Femoral head necrosis (FHN) and tibial dyschondroplasia (TD) are two major leg problems in young meat type poultry which cause lameness, bone deformity and infections. Whereas FHN results from disarticulation of the femoral growth plate from the articular cartilage, TD lesions are characterized by i...

  6. INCREASED CONCENTRATION OF NITRITE IN SYNOVIAL FLUID AND SERUM SAMPLES IN STEROID INDUCED FEMORAL HEAD NECROSIS

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    1999-01-01

    To investigate the role of nitric oxide (NO) in steroid-induced femoral head necrosis, NO production was measured indirectly as nitrite in serum and synovial fluid samples from patients with steroid-induced femoral head necrosis together with serum samples from healthy volunteers matched for age and sex. The results showed that:① serum nitrite concentration in patients with femoral head necrosis were significantly lower than that in controls (P<0.001); ② nitrite level of synovial fluid was markedly higher than that of serum. In addition, there was a positive correlation between them (r=0.378,P<0.05). We reach the conclusion:① NO is synthesized by synovium and chondrocytes; ② the decreased NO concentration in serum suggests a protective role in steroid-induced femoral head necrosis.

  7. The real contamination of femoral head allografts washed with pulse lavage.

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    Salmela, P Mikael; Hirn, Martti Y J; Vuento, Risto E

    2002-06-01

    At the Tampere Bone Bank, all the discarded femoral heads from September 1997 to May 2000 were recultured. The grafts had been washed with pulse lavage at harvesting. 48 grafts had been discarded because of a positive culture and 85 with negative cultures because of positive or insufficient serological information. The femoral heads were split into halves, which were recultured as a whole in thioglycolate broth for 14 days. The contamination of previously culture positive and negative femoral heads did not differ. In only 2 cases did we find the same type of bacteria in the primary as in the new culture. Most of the primary contamination proved to be false positive. The real contamination seems to be very low, at least after pulse lavage washing of the femoral head.

  8. Optimising femoral-head osteochondral allograft transplantation in a preclinical model

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    Brett D. Crist

    2016-04-01

    Conclusion: These data provide initial translational and clinical evidence for large osteochondral allografts as a potential option for functional resurfacing of full-thickness cartilage defects of the femoral head.

  9. Avascular necrosis of the femoral head at 2 years after pertrochanteric fracture surgery: Case report

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    Bogdan Deleanu

    2016-02-01

    Conclusion: The avascular necrosis of the femoral head is a complication of pertrochanteric fractures that can not be foreseen or avoided. The optimal treatment in these cases is uncemented total hip arthroplasty.

  10. An Unusual Complication in Osteonecrosis of Femoral Head: A Case Report

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    Full Text Available We report a case of fracture of femoral head occurring in the setting of underlying osteonecrosis following a low-energy trauma in a middle-aged male. Patient also has underlying pelvic pathology from a previous trauma. The possible mechanism of injury is discussed. Extensive literature search reveals that this is the first report of a fracture in an osteonecrotic femoral head.

  11. Arthroscopic osteochondral autologous transplantation for the treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the femoral head

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    Uchida Soshi

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    Full Text Available Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD of the femoral head is an unusual cause of hip pain. It can be associated with other intra-articular pathologies including: acetabular labral tears or bone deformities such as Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease (LCPD. In this article, we propose a modern surgical technique using an arthroscopic antegrade and retrograde osteochondral autologous transplantation (OAT procedure for assessing and treating OCD lesions of the femoral head.

  12. MULTICENTRIC GIANT CELL TUMOR OF IPSILATERAL ACETABULUM AND FEMORAL HEAD WITH PATHOLOGICAL FRACTURE OF FEMORAL NECK: A CASE REPORT

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    Full Text Available INTRODUCTION: Multicentric Giant Cell Tumor is extremely rare; here we are presenting a case of pathological neck femur fracture in case of multicentric giant cell tumor involving ipsilateral acetabulum along with femoral head and neck. CASE PRESENTATION: 24 years old male presented with pain in groin region and inability to walk after he fell down while walking. He had pain in left groin on weight bearing for last six months. Radiological examination shows pathological trans - cervical femoral neck fracture with sub - articular lytic lesion in femoral head and neck suggestive of Giant cell tumor. MRI has been done to define the extent of involvement and to rule out soft tissue infiltration. Fine needle aspiration cytology which was done through anterior route was inconclusive. After review of literature, patient has been planned for excisional biopsy and un - cemented total hip arthroplasty. Intra - operatively, frozen section confirms the giant cell tumor and surprisingly acetabulum was found to be involved which was curetted and hydrogen - peroxide treated. Post - operatively, patient was pain - free with good range of movements at hip. CONCLUSION: Giant cell tumor involving femoral head and neck with pathological fracture though uncommon, but may present as multicentric with acetabular involvement.

  13. Titanium Alloy Cage Implantation for the Treatment of Ischemic Necrosis of Femoral Head in Dogs

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    Ruiying WANG; Yan GAO; Shuhua YANG; Cao YANG

    2008-01-01

    To study the effect of titanium alloy cage on the treatment of the ischemic necrosis of femoral head in dog, the model of the ischemic necrosis of femoral head was made with the liquid nitrogon in 15 hybrid adult dogs. The titanium alloy cage made of a hollow cylinder was driven into the subchondral bone of necrotic femoral head via central channel. The dogs were divided into 3 groups, each group was sacrificed 3, 6, 12 weeks after the operation respectively. No collapse of femoral head was observed after the operation. The position of the cages was good on radiograph. Microscopically, the cancellous bone of necrotic femoral head rebuilt gradually and grew into cage. After 12 weeks of creeping substitution, the cancellous bone filled up the hollow cavity and holes of the cages. It is concluded that the titanium alloy cage can provide structural support for the subchondral bone and prevent collapse and can be used for the treatment of the ischemic necrosis of femoral head.

  14. Transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy for avascular necrosis of the femoral head after unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis: 10-year clinical results.

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    Nakashima, Yasuharu; Yamamoto, Takuaki; Fukushi, Jun-Ichi; Motomura, Goro; Hamai, Satoshi; Kohno, Yusuke; Iwamoto, Yukihide

    2016-11-01

    Avascular necrosis of the femoral head (AVN) is the most serious complication after unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE), and is often unsalvageable. We report a minimum 10 years of clinical results for transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy of the femoral head (TRO) for AVN. This study included 7 patients (7 hips) with a mean age at surgery of 13.3 years, and the follow-up period was 15.8 years. All patients had prior treatment via closed reduction and pinning of the unstable SCFE, and showed severely collapsed femoral heads. The direction of rotation was anterior in 3 hips and posterior in 4. The Merle d'Aubigné-Postel score (MDPS) was used for clinical assessment, and joint degeneration was assessed with the Kellgren and Lawrence classification (KL-grade). The spherical intact area of the femoral head was moved to the weight-bearing portion, and subluxation was corrected via rotation combined with intentional varus positioning. The mean MDPS improved from 10.3 points to 15.6 points at 5 years, and it was maintained at 15.0 points by 10 years; 3 hips were excellent, 1 was good, 2 were fair, and 1 showed poor outcomes. No patient experienced re-collapse after TRO or required conversion to hip replacement or arthrodesis. After 10 years, degenerative changes became evident over time, and 2 hips progressed to KL-4 with a decreased MDPS. Although some joint degeneration is inevitable in the long-term, TRO is an effective salvage procedure for treating AVN after unstable SCFE. Copyright © 2016 The Japanese Orthopaedic Association. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. 'Femoral head necrosis' in metabolic and hormonal osteopathies

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    Heuck, F.H.W.; Treugut, H.

    1984-07-01

    The pathogenesis of bone necrosis is discussed with special attention and with respect to metabolic, hormonal, and vascular factors. The influence of statics and dynamics of the hip joint bones for the development of aseptic necrosis are discussed. 45 patients with ''idiopathic femoral head necroses'' were observed, including 6 cases of renal osteopathy following renal transplantation and immune suppression therapy, 14 cases of long term corticoid therapy, and 11 cases of liver diseases of different genesis. The femoral head necrosis understood as complication of an osteopathy. In our patients there were 31 males and 14 females - which means higher involvement of males. Plain radiological findings and CT-findings of changes of the femoral heat structure in different stages of the disease are described. Early diagnosis of metabolic and hormonal osteopathies is demanded for a joint keeping therapy of the beginning femoral head necrosis. 90 refs.

  16. Low Temperature Preparation and Cold Manufacturing Techniques for Femoral Head of Al2O3 Ceramic

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    The hip joint femoral head prosthesis was prepared using the Al2O3 material, which was synthesized by high purity alumina micro-powder and Mg- Zr- Y composite additives, the cold manufacturing techniques of lathe turning, grade polishing and the matching size correction of the sintered femoral head were studied. The results showed, after being pressed under 200 MPa cold isostatic pressure and being pre-sintered at 1 150 ℃, the biscuit' s strength can meet the demands of lathe turning; After being grade polished by SiC micro-powder and diamond abrading agent and being size corrected by special instruments, the femoral head prosthesis of Al2O3 ceramic has good surface degree of finish and articulates tightly with femoral handle.

  17. RANKL inhibition: a novel strategy to decrease femoral head deformity after ischemic osteonecrosis.

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    Kim, Harry K W; Morgan-Bagley, Stephanie; Kostenuik, Paul

    2006-12-01

    A novel therapeutic strategy to decrease the development of femoral head deformity after ischemic osteonecrosis was studied in a large animal model of total head infarction. RANKL inhibition through exogenous osteoprotegerin administration significantly decreased pathologic bone resorption and deformity during repair of the infarcted head. Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) is a juvenile form of osteonecrosis of the femoral head that can produce permanent femoral head deformity (FHD) and premature osteoarthritis. The development of FHD in LCPD is closely associated with the repair process, characterized by a predominance of bone resorption in its early stage that produces a fragmented appearance and collapse of the femoral head. We present here a novel strategy to preserve the femoral head structure after ischemic osteonecrosis based on inhibition of interaction between RANK and RANKL using exogenous administration of osteoprotegerin (OPG-Fc) in a large animal model of ischemic osteonecrosis. Ischemic osteonecrosis was surgically induced in 18 male piglets by placing a ligature tightly around the right femoral neck to disrupt the blood flow to the right femoral head. Two weeks after the induction of total head infarction, OPG-Fc or saline was administered subcutaneously to nine animals per group for 6 weeks. The contralateral, normal (left) femoral heads from the animals treated with saline served as normal, nondisease controls. All animals were killed at 8 weeks when severe FHD has been previously shown to occur because of the repair process dominated by osteoclastic bone resorption. Radiographic, histomorphometric, and immunohistochemical assessments were performed. Radiographic assessment showed significantly better preservation of the femoral head structure in the OPG-Fc group compared with the saline group. Epiphyseal quotient (the ratio of epiphyseal height to diameter) was significantly higher in the OPG-Fc group (0.41 +/- 0.09) compared with the saline

  18. Is there added risk in resurfacing a femoral head with cysts?

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    Liu Fei

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Femoral head cysts have been identified as a risk factor for early femoral failures after metal-on-metal hip resurfacing arthroplasty (HRA based on limited scientific data. However, we routinely performed HRA if less than 1/3 of the femoral head appeared destroyed by cysts on the preoperative radiograph. This study was undertaken to analyze whether there was an added risk of early femoral failures in HRA when femoral head cysts were present. Methods This retrospective case-control study included 939 MOM HRAs operated by a single surgeon with use of the posterior minimally invasive surgical (MIS approach between November 2005 and January 2009. Patients with all diagnoses except osteonecrosis were included. Among them, 117 HRAs had femoral head cysts ≥ 1 cm identified in surgery. All cysts were treated with bone grafting using acetabular reamings packed into the cavitary defect (instead of filling the cysts with cement. The control group, which had no cyst observed at the time of surgery, was randomly selected from our database using computer algorithms to match those cases in the study group for the parameters of surgical date, age, gender, body mass index, diagnosis, femoral fixation method, and the size of the femoral component. Results The minimum follow-up was 24 months for both groups. The early femoral failure rate in the study group was 3/117 (2.6% and 0/117 in the control group; there was no statistical difference between these two groups (P = 0.08. In the study group, there were two femoral neck fractures (revised: both occurred in patients having a cyst size of 1 cm3; and there was one femoral component loosening at 3-year follow up in a patient having a cyst size of 2 cm3. Conclusion Although the risk of early femoral failures among the group with cysts appeared higher than the group without cysts, we could not demonstrate a significant statistical difference between the two groups. It is possible that bone

  19. A method to quantify and visualize femoral head intraosseous arteries by micro-CT.

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    Qiu, Xing; Shi, Xiaotian; Ouyang, Jun; Xu, Dachuan; Zhao, Dewei

    2016-08-01

    We describe a technique for perfusing a barium sulphate suspension into the intraosseous artery. Following the perfusion of abarium sulphate suspension into 14 fresh lower limbs of Chinese cadavers, micro-CT scanning was applied to digitize, quantify and visualize the intraosseous arteries in the human femoral heads. Then, the femoral heads were removed and subjected to micro-CT scanning. The data were imported into the amira and mimics programs to reconstruct and quantify the intraosseous arteries. The femoral head intraosseous artery lengths, areas, volumes, and femoral head bone volumes were quantified. The artery densities and artery ratios were calculated and analysed with independent-samples t-tests. The intraosseous vasculature volume renderings were displayed as screenshots and videos made with amira. Many intraosseous artery study technologies were compared. The barium sulphate suspension was milky white in colour. The perfusion of the barium sulphate suspension followed by micro-CT scanning provided a good representation of the intraosseous artery. The femoral head intraosseous artery lengths, areas and volumes, and the femoral head bone volumes were displayed as the X¯±S . No differences were observed between the left and right femoral head intraosseous arteries in terms of the artery densities or artery ratios. The volume renderings and 3-D orthogonal projections displayed the overall distributions of the intraosseous arteries. The videos clearly demonstrated the entry sites of the nutrition-carrying arteries, their courses and branches, and the intraosseous arterial anastomoses. Our technique is the simplest and least time-consuming method of producing accurate vascular three-dimensional reconstructions. The perfusion of a barium sulphate suspension into intraosseous arteries combined with micro-CT scanning can deliver high-resolution 3-D digitized data and images of intraosseous arteries. This technique does not require bone decalcification or bone

  20. Diagnostic methods in ischemic necrosis of the femoral head. Metodos de diagnostico en la necrosis isquemica de la cabeza femoral

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    Parra Blanco, J.A.; Pagola Serrano, M.A.; Delgado Macias, M.T. (Hospital Universitario Marques de Valdecilla, Santander (Spain))

    1994-01-01

    Ischemic necrosis of the femoral head (INFH) must be diagnosed at an early stage of development, when therapeutic approaches such as forage biopsy or osteotomy can prevent or slow the normal progression of the disease to arthrosis. In this article, on the basis of the pathological changes that characterize process, we review the advantages and limitations of the principal diagnostic techniques (table I) currently employed in the study of INFH. (Author)

  1. Microbiological cultures of allografts of the femoral head just before transplantation.

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    Pol, G.J. van de; Sturm, P.D.J.; Loon, C.J.M. van; Verhagen, C.; Schreurs, B.W.

    2007-01-01

    Allografts of bone from the femoral head are often used in orthopaedic procedures. Although the donated heads are thoroughly tested microscopically before release by the bone bank, some surgeons take additional cultures in the operating theatre before implantation. There is no consensus about the ne

  2. Femoroacetabular impingement: bone marrow oedema associated with fibrocystic change of the femoral head and neck junction

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    James, S.L.J. [Department of Radiology, RNOH Stanmore, Stanmore, Middlesex (United Kingdom) and Department of Radiology, Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham (United Kingdom)]. E-mail: jamesslj@email.com; Connell, D.A. [Department of Radiology, RNOH Stanmore, Stanmore, Middlesex (United Kingdom); O' Donnell, P. [Department of Radiology, RNOH Stanmore, Stanmore, Middlesex (United Kingdom); Saifuddin, A. [Department of Radiology, RNOH Stanmore, Stanmore, Middlesex (United Kingdom)

    2007-05-15

    Aim: To describe the association of bone marrow oedema adjacent to areas of fibrocystic change at the femoral head and neck junction in patients with femoroacetabular impingement. Materials and methods: The clinical and imaging findings in six patients with bone marrow oedema adjacent to an area of fibrocystic change at the femoral head and neck junction are presented. There were five males and one female (age range 19-42 years, mean age 34.5 years). Three patients were referred with a clinical suspicion of femoroacetabular impingement, two with suspected osteoid osteoma and one with a clinical diagnosis of sciatica. The volume of bone marrow oedema (grade 1: 0-25%, grade 2: 26-50%, grade 3: 51-75% and grade 4: 76-100% of the femoral neck width), presence of labral and articular cartilage abnormality, joint effusion, and femoral head and neck morphology were recorded. Results: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) identified fibrocystic change in the anterolateral aspect of the femoral head and neck junction in all cases (mean size 9 mm, range 5-14 mm, three multilocular and three unilocular cysts). The volume of oedema was variable (one grade 1, two grade 2, one grade 3 and two grade 4). All patients had abnormality of the anterosuperior labrum with five patients demonstrating chondral loss. An abnormal femoral head and neck junction was identified in five patients. Conclusion: The radiological finding of fibrocystic change at the anterosuperior femoral neck with or without bone marrow oedema should prompt the search for femoroacetabular impingement. Bone marrow oedema may rarely be identified adjacent to these areas of cystic change and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of bone marrow oedema in the femoral neck.

  3. Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis Causing Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head: A Case Report

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    Tomohiro Mimura

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available We report a case of a 27-year-old man with pigmented villonodular synovitis of the hip joint with coincident osteonecrosis of the femoral head. According to our review of the English-language literature, no detailed report of osteonecrosis of the femoral head complicated with pigmented villonodular synovitis has been published. Preoperative X-ray images showed joint narrowing and severe multiple bone erosions at the acetabulum and femoral neck. Magnetic resonance imaging revealed a low-intensity band attributable to osteonecrosis of the femoral head and massive diffuse pigmented villonodular synovitis lesions. Comparison of a three-dimensional computed tomographic image of this patient with an angiographic image of a normal individual demonstrated proximity of the pigmented villonodular synovitis-induced bone erosions to the medial and lateral femoral circumflex arteries and retinacular arteries, suggesting likely the compromise of the latter by the former. We propose that the massive pigmented villonodular synovitis may have contributed to the pathogenesis of osteonecrosis of the femoral head in this patient. We performed open synovectomy and total hip arthroplasty. No operative complications occurred, and no recurrence of the pigmented villonodular synovitis was detected for 3 years after the operation.

  4. Nontraumatic femoral head necrosis. Classification of bone scintigraphic findings and diagnostic value of SPECT following planar imaging

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    Minoshima, Satoshi; Uchida, Yoshitaka; Anzai, Yoshimi; Uno, Kimiichi; Arimizu, Noboru (Chiba Univ. (Japan). School of Medicine)

    1994-09-01

    This study was conducted to determine bone scintigraphic findings in nontraumatic femoral head avascular necrosis and diagnostic value of SPECT imaging following a conventional planar imaging. Forty-three femoral heads in twenty-six cases with idiopathic femoral head necrosis (n=2), systemic lupus erythematosus (n=22), aplastic anemia (n=1), and renal transplantation (n=1) were studied. The diagnosis for femoral head necrosis was based on magnetic resonance imaging as well as other diagnostic studies in all cases. Scintigraphic findings of planar and SPECT images were classified into six categories: normal (N); cold or decrease (C); partial increase with cold or decrease (PH+C); ring-like increase with a cold center (RH+C); partial increase (PH); diffuse and/or irregular increase (DH). Avascular necrosis was confirmed in twenty-four femoral heads, in which planar and SPECT images showed scintigraphic findings of N (n=3, 2), C (n=1, 3), PH+C (n=2, 8), RH+C (n=2, 3), PH (n=9, 2), and DH (n=7, 6), respectively. Femoral heads without avascular necrosis demonstrated planar and SPECT findings of N (n=16, 12), C (n=0, 6), and DH (n=3, 1), respectively. When considering C, PH+C, and RH+C as diagnostic findings for avascular necrosis, sensitivities of planar and SPECT images were 21% and 58%, and specificities were 100% and 68%, respectively. In nineteen femoral heads with normal planar findings (N), SPECT correctly identified avascular necrosis in two femoral heads and misidentified six normal femoral heads as avascular necrosis. In nineteen femoral heads with nondiagnostic abnormalities (PH, DH), SPECT correctly identified avascular necrosis in seven femoral heads and showed no false positive. Diagnostic planar findings in five femoral heads were concordant with SPECT diagnosis. These results indicate that SPECT imaging is most valuable when planar images show nondiagnostic abnormalities based on the proposed classification of scintigraphic findings. (author).

  5. The role of acetabulum geometry and femoral head-neck ratio in the development of osteoarthritis in young men

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    Halle, B; Halle, D M; Torfing, T;

    2007-01-01

    We studied the role of acetabulum geometry and head neck ratio in the development of osteoarthritis of the hip in young men. Contrary to previous studies we evaluated the significance of the anterior, posterior and total coverage of the femoral head, the influence of the femoral neck and the cons......We studied the role of acetabulum geometry and head neck ratio in the development of osteoarthritis of the hip in young men. Contrary to previous studies we evaluated the significance of the anterior, posterior and total coverage of the femoral head, the influence of the femoral neck...

  6. Femoral head blood flow in long-term steroid therapy: study of rabbit model

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    Wang, G.J.; Hubbard, S.L.; Reger, S.I.; Miller, E.D.; Stamp, W.G.

    1983-12-01

    Using a rabbit model, previous studies showed steroid-induced hyperlipidemia with subsequent fatty embolization of the subchondral arteries and hypertrophy of the marrow fat cells, followed by elevation of femoral head pressure from the normal level of 25 cm to nearly 60 cm H2O after eight weeks of treatment. This has led us to believe that pressure changes lead to decreased blood flow in the femoral head. In our study of 22 New Zealand white adult rabbits, weighing an average of 4.0 kg, 14 received a weekly dose of 12.45 mg of methylprednisolone (Depo-Medrol), and eight served as control. Femoral head blood flow was established using the radioactive microsphere technique. Control and cortisone-treated rabbits had femoral head blood flow measured 6, 8 and 10 weeks after treatment. The average blood flow in the control femoral heads averaged 0.2039 +/- 0.076 ml/min/gm, with no difference in the left side and the right side. In the treated group, the average blood flow at ten weeks was 0.162 +/- 0.039 ml/min/gm on the right and 0.164 +/- 0.037 ml/min/gm on the left, which was significantly different. This is parallel to unpredictable clinical findings in human beings.

  7. Biphasic threat to femoral head perfusion in abduction: arterial hypoperfusion and venous congestion

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    Yousefzadeh, David K. [Comer Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Chicago, IL (United States); University of Chicago, Department of Radiology, Chicago, IL (United States); Jaramillo, Diego [Children' s Hospital of Philadelphia, Department of Radiology, Philadelphia, PA (United States); Johnson, Neil [Cincinnati Children' s Hospital, Department of Radiology, Cincinnati, OH (United States); Doerger, Kirk [Radiology Associates of Northern Kentucky, Crestview Hills, KY (United States); Sullivan, Christopher [University of Chicago, Department of Surgery, Chicago, IL (United States)

    2010-09-15

    Hip abduction can cause avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head in infants. To compare the US perfusion pattern of femoral head cartilage in neutral position with that in different degrees and duration of abduction, testing the venous congestion theory of post-abduction ischemia. In 20 neonates, the Doppler flow characteristics of the posterosuperior (PS) branch of the femoral head cartilage feeding vessels were evaluated in neutral and at 30 , 45 , and 60 abduction. In three neonates the leg was held in 45-degree abduction and flow was assessed at 5, 10, and 15 min. Male/female ratio was 11/9 with a mean age of 1.86 {+-} 0.7 weeks. The peak systolic velocities (PSV) declined in all three degrees of abduction. After 15 min of 45-degree abduction, the mean PSV declined and showed an absent or reversed diastolic component and undetectable venous return. No perfusion was detected at 60-degree abduction. Abduction-induced femoral head ischemia is biphasic and degree- and duration-dependent. In phase I there is arterial hypoperfusion and in phase II there is venous congestion. A new pathogeneses for femoral head ischemia is offered. (orig.)

  8. Does Metal Transfer Differ on Retrieved Ceramic and CoCr Femoral Heads?

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    Eliza K. Fredette

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Metal transfer has been observed on retrieved THA femoral heads for both CoCr and ceramic bearing materials. In vitro wear testing has shown increased wear to polyethylene acetabular liners with the presence of metal transfer. This study sought to investigate the extent of metal transfer on the bearing surface of CoCr and ceramic femoral heads and identify prevalent morphologies. Three bearing couple cohorts: M-PE (n=50, C-PE (n=35, and C-C (n=15, were derived from two previously matched collections (n=50/group of CoCr and ceramic femoral heads. From the three cohorts, 75% of the femoral heads showed visual evidence of metal transfer. These femoral heads were analyzed using direct measurement, digital photogrammetry, and white light interferometry. Surface area coverage and curved median surface area were similar among the three cohorts. The most prevalent metal transfer patterns observed were random stripes (n=21/75, longitudinal stripes (n=17/75, and random patches (n=13/75. Metal transfer arc length was shorter in the M-PE cohort. Understanding the morphology of metal transfer may be useful for more realistic recreation of metal transfer in in vitro pin-on-disk and joint simulators studies.

  9. Correlation between baseline femoral neck marrow status and the development of femoral head osteonecrosis in corticosteroid-treated patients: A longitudinal study by MR imaging

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    Vande Berg, Bruno C. [Radiology Department, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels (Belgium)]. E-mail: vandeberg@rdgn.ucl.ac.be; Gilon, Raphael [Radiology Department, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels (Belgium); Malghem, Jacques [Radiology Department, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels (Belgium); Lecouvet, Frederic [Radiology Department, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels (Belgium); Depresseux, Genevieve [Rheumatology Department, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels (Belgium); Houssiau, Frederic A. [Rheumatology Department, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Avenue Hippocrate 10, 1200 Brussels (Belgium)

    2006-06-15

    Objective: To test the hypothesis that the development of corticosteroid (CS)-associated femoral head osteonecrosis (ON) is influenced by baseline femoral neck marrow status. Patients and methods: The population consisted of 20 untreated patients with a newly diagnosed rheumatic disease in whom a standardized CS regimen was planned. Before CS treatment, baseline femoral neck marrow status was determined by magnetic resonance (MR) imaging on T1-weighted images (proportion of surface area of femoral neck and intertrochanteric area occupied by fatty marrow; index of marrow conversion [IMC]) and on a quantitative MR sequence (bulk T1 values of femoral head and neck). The presence of ON was assessed by coronal T1-weighted MR images of the hips at 6 and 12 months. Results: None of the patients suffered from ON at baseline. Four patients (20%) developed bilateral femoral head ON at 6 months. The mean percentage of fat marrow in the femoral neck before treatment was significantly higher in ON-positive than in ON-negative patients (p = 0.0025). The mean baseline femoral neck IMC value, which parallels the degree of red to yellow marrow conversion, was higher in ON-positive than in ON-negative patients (p = 0.089). The mean baseline bulk T1 value of the femoral neck (but not of the femoral head), which inversely correlates with the amount of fat marrow, was significantly shorter in ON-positive than in ON-negative patients (p = 0.0298). Conclusion: The development of CS-associated femoral head ON is correlated with a high fat content in the proximal femur before CS therapy.

  10. Evaluation of radiation resistance of the bacterial contaminants from femoral heads processed for allogeneic transplantation

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    Singh, Rita; Singh, Durgeshwer

    2009-09-01

    Femoral heads excised during surgery were obtained from patients who had a fractured neck of the femur and were processed as bone allograft. The bacterial contaminants were isolated from femoral heads at different stages of processing and identified based on morphological characteristics and biochemical tests. Bacterial contaminants on bone were mainly Gram-positive bacilli and cocci (58.3%). Twenty-four isolates from bone samples were screened for resistance to radiation. The D10 values for Gram-negative bacteria isolated from femoral heads ranged from 0.17 to 0.65 kGy. Higher D10 values 0.56-1.04 kGy were observed for Gram-positive bacterial isolates.

  11. Evaluation of radiation resistance of the bacterial contaminants from femoral heads processed for allogeneic transplantation

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    Singh, Rita [Radiation Dosimetry and Processing Group, Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur 342011 (India)], E-mail: singhritadr@yahoo.com; Singh, Durgeshwer [Radiation Dosimetry and Processing Group, Defence Laboratory, Jodhpur 342011 (India)

    2009-09-15

    Femoral heads excised during surgery were obtained from patients who had a fractured neck of the femur and were processed as bone allograft. The bacterial contaminants were isolated from femoral heads at different stages of processing and identified based on morphological characteristics and biochemical tests. Bacterial contaminants on bone were mainly Gram-positive bacilli and cocci (58.3%). Twenty-four isolates from bone samples were screened for resistance to radiation. The D{sub 10} values for Gram-negative bacteria isolated from femoral heads ranged from 0.17 to 0.65 kGy. Higher D{sub 10} values 0.56-1.04 kGy were observed for Gram-positive bacterial isolates.

  12. Treatment of femoral head osteonecrosis with core decompression and subsequent hyperbaric oxygen therapy

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    Alper Deveci

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available Aim. Regardless the etiologic factor, femoral head avascular necrosis is a process that occurs with femoral head local blood supply deficiency. The purpose of our study was to evaluate the clinical and radiologic outcomes in patients diagnozed with grade 1 and 2 avascular necrosis of the femoral head who were treated with a combination of core decompression and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. Method. In our study we have evaluated 21 hips of 16 patients retrospectively, which we have treated with a combination of core decompression and hyperbaric oxygen therapy. We performed clinical and radiological evaluation to the patients. Result. VAS and Harris hip scores showed improvement in all of our patients except in short term results. Conclusion. Core decompression and subsequent hyperbaric oxygen therapy are accomplishing each other because of their synergistic effects.

  13. Bilateral Atraumatic Avascular Necrosis of Both the Humeral and Femoral Heads due to the Corticosteroid Usage

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    Okkes Bilal

    2013-08-01

    Full Text Available Avascular necrosis is frequently associated with femoral head involvement and may also be observed in the knee joint, humeral head, wrist and foot. Avascular necrosis may also affect multiple joints. Bilateral involvement of both humeral and femoral heads is a rare condition in the same patient. A patient who complained about a sustained pain in both of his shoulders and hips for a few years applied to our outpatient clinic. The patient who had oral steroid treatment episodically was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis seven years ago. Arthroscopy-assisted decompression to the shoulder joints and core decompression to both hip joints were applied. The range of motions of both humeral and femoral joints was limited and painful prior to the surgical treatment. A follow-up after five years later showed that the patient's range of motions of joints was normal and no further treatment was necessary. [Arch Clin Exp Surg 2013; 2(4.000: 246-250

  14. MRI-guidance in percutaneous core decompression of osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    Kerimaa, Pekka; Vaeaenaenen, Matti; Ojala, Risto; Tervonen, Osmo; Blanco Sequeiros, Roberto [Oulu University Hospital, Department of Radiology (Finland); Hyvoenen, Pekka; Lehenkari, Petri [Oulu University Hospital, Department of Surgery (Finland)

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    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of MRI-guidance for core decompression of avascular necrosis of the femoral head. Twelve MRI-guided core decompressions were performed on patients with different stages of avascular necrosis of the femoral head. The patients were asked to evaluate their pain and their ability to function before and after the procedure and imaging findings were reviewed respectively. Technical success in reaching the target was 100 % without complications. Mean duration of the procedure itself was 54 min. All patients with ARCO stage 1 osteonecrosis experienced clinical benefit and pathological MRI findings were seen to diminish. Patients with more advanced disease gained less, if any, benefit and total hip arthroplasty was eventually performed on four patients. MRI-guidance seems technically feasible, accurate and safe for core decompression of avascular necrosis of the femoral head. Patients with early stage osteonecrosis may benefit from the procedure. (orig.)

  15. Can local Erythropoietin administration enhance bone regeneration in osteonecrosis of femoral head?

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    Bakhshi, Hooman; Rasouli, Mohammad R; Parvizi, Javad

    2012-08-01

    Osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH) is a challenging disease. Regardless of underlying causes, the ultimate result in all cases is disruption of femoral head blood supply. Once the disease starts, it is progressive in 80% of cases. Since the majority of the affected individuals are young, every effort should be focused on preserving the patients own femoral head. These years, the role of angiogenic growth factors has been investigated with promising results in animal models of ONFH. Erythropoietin (EPO) is a well known hormone that has been used in treatment of chronic anemia for many years with few side effects. Considering the angiogenic properties of EPO, we hypothesize that local delivery of recombinant human EPO during core decompression will enhance bone regeneration in ONFH. In this way we also can avoid systemic side effects of EPO.

  16. Effectiveness of the magnetic resonance imaging for the therapy of avascular necrosis of the femoral head

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    Oda, Yoshinao; Katsuki, Ichirou; Ushijima, Masahiro; Tsutsui, Hideki; Sugioka, Youichi (Kyushu Univ., Fukuoka (Japan). Faculty of Medicine)

    1990-03-01

    Recently, some reports demonstrate the usefulness of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for early diagnosis of the avascular necrosis of the femoral head (ANF). In this report we analyzed 64 hips in 40 cases using preoperative plain radiographs, tomography and MRI affected by ANF. And we gained following three conclusions. When rotational osteotomy of the femoral head is to be carried out, two plain views of MRI, parallel and contrary to the axis of the femoral neck, were useful for evaluation of postoperative weight bearing area. In 58 hips with strinct the former two plain views of MRI, atrophy of posterior area of the femoral head was recognized in 54 hips by tomography, and of them abnormal signal in posterior was revealed in 32 hips by MRI. In 28 hips performed anterior rotational osteotomy, atrophy of posterior area of the femoral head was recognized in 26 hips by tomography, and of them abnormal signal in posterior was revealed in 6 hips by MRI. In such cases careful follow-up should be required. (author).

  17. Automated segmentation of acetabulum and femoral head from 3-D CT images.

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    Zoroofi, Reza A; Sato, Yoshinobu; Sasama, Toshihiko; Nishii, Takashi; Sugano, Nobuhiko; Yonenobu, Kazuo; Yoshikawa, Hideki; Ochi, Takahiro; Tamura, Shinichi

    2003-12-01

    This paper describes several new methods and software for automatic segmentation of the pelvis and the femur, based on clinically obtained multislice computed tomography (CT) data. The hip joint is composed of the acetabulum, cavity of the pelvic bone, and the femoral head. In vivo CT data sets of 60 actual patients were used in the study. The 120 (60 x 2) hip joints in the data sets were divided into four groups according to several key features for segmentation. Conventional techniques for classification of bony tissues were first employed to distinguish the pelvis and the femur from other CT tissue images in the hip joint. Automatic techniques were developed to extract the boundary between the acetabulum and the femoral head. An automatic method was built up to manage the segmentation task according to image intensity of bone tissues, size, center, shape of the femoral heads, and other characters. The processing scheme consisted of the following five steps: 1) preprocessing, including resampling 3-D CT data by a modified Sinc interpolation to create isotropic volume and to avoid Gibbs ringing, and smoothing the resulting images by a 3-D Gaussian filter; 2) detecting bone tissues from CT images by conventional techniques including histogram-based thresholding and binary morphological operations; 3) estimating initial boundary of the femoral head and the joint space between the acetabulum and the femoral head by a new approach utilizing the constraints of the greater trochanter and the shapes of the femoral head; 4) enhancing the joint space by a Hessian filter; and 5) refining the rough boundary obtained in step 3) by a moving disk technique and the filtered images obtained in step 4). The above method was implemented in a Microsoft Windows software package and the resulting software is freely available on the Internet. The feasibility of this method was tested on the data sets of 60 clinical cases (5000 CT images).

  18. 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.

  19. Large-diameter femoral heads in total hip arthroplasty: an evidence-based review.

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    Banerjee, Samik; Pivec, Robert; Issa, Kimona; Kapadia, Bhaveen H; Khanuja, Harpal S; Mont, Michael A

    2014-11-01

    Recent advances in the wear characteristics and material properties of highly cross-linked polyethyl-ene and fourth-generation ceramic bearings have led to increasing use of large-diameter (≥ 36 mm) femoral heads in total hip arthroplasty (THA). In this article, we review the current concepts and principles behind use of large-diameter ceramic or cobalt-chromium femoral heads on polyethylene bearings in THA. We specifically review the biomechanics, some of the early concerns about polyethylene wear and rim fractures, recent improvements in material properties of polyethylene and ceramic bearings, dislocation rates, and clinical and functional outcomes of large-diameter heads in THA. Recent literature suggests that the incidence of dislocation has been substantially reduced because of improvements in jump distance and impingement-free range of motion with use of large-diameter heads. Limited evidence suggests excellent short-term and midterm clinical and functional outcomes with these heads.

  20. Avascular necrosis of bilateral femoral heads in a patient with Fabry's disease.

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    O'Neill, Francis

    2012-07-13

    The underlying cause of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head is often not apparent. We report the case of a 26 year old builder with a four month history of bilateral hip pain, and a diagnosis of bilateral femoral head avascular necrosis. Fabry\\'s disease was identified as the probable cause. Since 2001, enzyme replacement therapy for Fabry\\'s disease has become available, with a potential to influence the disease process, and this is of potential importance to clinicians treating AVN.

  1. Percutaneous Osteoplasty for the Management of a Femoral Head Metastasis: a Case Report

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    Wang, Wei Guo; Wu, Chun Gen; Gu, Yi Feng; Li, Ming Hua [The Sixth People' s Hospital, Shanghai (China)

    2009-12-15

    Percutaneous osteoplasty (POP) as a technical extension of percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) has been used to treat malignant disease that affects the skeletal system. POP has demonstrated good outcome for pain relief and functional improvement. Few studies have reported on the efficiency of POP to treat malignancies located in the femoral head. We designed a pilot study with the use of POP to treat intractable pain caused by a femoral head metastatic tumor in a 43-year-old man. During the follow-up period, the patient experienced sustained pain relief and improvement of quality of life that persisted for more than three months.

  2. Bone marrow edema of the femoral head and transient osteoporosis of the hip

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    Berg, Bruno C. van de [Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Universite Catholique de Louvain, University Hospital St Luc, 10 Avenue Hippocrate 1200, Brussels (Belgium)], E-mail: bruno.vandeberg@uclouvain.be; Lecouvet, Frederic E.; Koutaissoff, Sophie; Simoni, Paolo; Malghem, Jacques [Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Universite Catholique de Louvain, University Hospital St Luc, 10 Avenue Hippocrate 1200, Brussels (Belgium)

    2008-07-15

    The current article of this issue aims at defining the generic term of bone marrow edema of the femoral head as seen at MR imaging. It must be kept in mind that this syndrome should be regarded, not as a specific diagnosis, but rather as a sign of an ongoing abnormal process that involves the femoral head and/or the hip joint. We aim at emphasizing the role of the radiologists in making a specific diagnosis, starting from a non-specific finding on T1-weighted images and by focusing on ancillary findings on T2-weighted SE or fat-saturated proton-density weighted MR images.

  3. In vivo noninvasive method for measuring local wave velocity in femoral arteries of pig

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    Zhang, Xiaoming; Kinnick, Randall; Pislaru, Cristina; Fatemi, Mostafa; Greenleaf, James

    2005-09-01

    We have proposed generating a bending wave in the arterial wall using ultrasound radiation force and measuring the wave velocity along the arterial wall [Zhang et al., IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelectr. Freq. Control 52, 642-652 (2005)]. Here, we report the results of in vivo studies on pigs. The pig was anesthetized, and a micromanometer tip catheter was inserted into the femoral artery to measure luminal pressure. A water bath was created on the animal's groin to allow unimpeded access of the ultrasound beams to the femoral artery. The femoral artery was first located using a 13-MHz linear-array transducer. Then, a vibro-acoustography image was obtained to ensure precise positioning of the excitation force relative to the artery. The artery was excited by the force transducer and the resulting vibration of the arterial wall was measured by a sensing Doppler transceiver. Measured wave velocity was 3.1 m/s at 300 Hz. With this new method wave velocity over a distance of 5 mm, and therefore stiffness of arteries, can be measured locally and non-invasively. Measurement time is short in a few tens of milliseconds, which allows pressure dependence and pharmacological effect on the wall properties to be measured at different cardiac times.

  4. Food safety on the slaughterline: inspection of pig heads

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    Petersen, J.V.; Andersen, Jens Kirk; Sorensen, F.;

    2002-01-01

    This paper summarises information on the current inspection procedures for pig heads on the slaughterline and their impact on food safety, and considers the implications for food safety of certain lesions. It is argued that although a modified slaughter and inspection technique would decrease...

  5. Risk stratification for avascular necrosis of the femoral head after internal fixation of femoral neck fractures by post-operative SPECT/CT

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    Han, Sang Won; Oh, Min Young; Yoon, Seok Ho; Kim, Jin Soo; Chang, Jae Suk; Ryu, Jin Sook [Asan Medical CenterUniversity of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kim, Ji Wan [Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University, Busan (Korea, Republic of)

    2017-03-15

    Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head is a major complication after internal fixation of a femoral neck fracture and determines the functional prognosis. We investigated postoperative bone single-photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography (SPECT/CT) for assessing the risk of femoral head AVN. We retrospectively reviewed 53 consecutive patients who underwent bone SPECT/CT within 2 weeks of internal fixation of a femoral neck fracture and follow-up serial hip radiographs over at least 12 months. Nine patients developed femoral head AVN. In 15 patients who showed normal uptake on immediate postoperative SPECT/CT, no AVN occurred, whereas 9 of 38 patients who showed cold defects of the femoral head later developed AVN. The negative predictive value of immediate postoperative SPECT/CT for AVN was 100 %, whereas the positive predictive value was 24 %. Among 38 patients with cold defects, 1 developed AVN 3 months postoperatively. A follow-up bone SPECT/CT was performed in the other 37 patients at 2–10 months postoperatively. The follow-up bone SPECT/CT revealed completely normalized femoral head uptake in 27, partially normalized uptake in 8, and persistent cold defects in 2 patients. AVN developed in 3.7 % (1/27), 62.5 % (5/8), and 100 % (2/2) of each group, respectively. According to the time point of imaging, radiotracer uptake patterns of the femoral head on postoperative bone SPECT/CT indicate the risk of AVN after internal fixation of femoral neck fractures differently. Postoperative bone SPECT/CT may help orthopedic surgeons determine the appropriate follow-up of these patients.

  6. Vascular endothelial growth factor gene transfection to enhance the repair of avascular necrosis of the femoral head of rabbit

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    杨操; 杨述华; 杜靖远; 李进; 许伟华; 熊宇芳

    2003-01-01

    Objective To explore a new method for the therapy of avascular necrosis of the femoral head.Methods The recombinant plasmid pCD-hVEGF165 was mixed with collagen and was implanted in the necrotic femoral head. The expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) was examined by RNA dot hybridization and immunohistochemical techniques. Repair of the femoral head was observed by histological and histomorphometric analysis.Results The expression of VEGF was detected in the femoral head transfected with the VEGF gene. The femoral head transfected with the VEGF gene showed a significant increase in angiogenesis 2 and 4 weeks after gene transfection and a significant increase in bone formation 6 and 8 weeks after gene transfection on histomorphometric analysis (P<0.01).Conclusions Transfection of the VEGF gene enhances bone tissue angiogenesis. Repair of osteonecrosis could be accelerated accordingly, thus providing a potential method for therapy of osteonecrosis.

  7. Influence of the femoral head size on early postoperative gait restoration after total hip arthroplasty

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    ZHOU Yi-xin; GUO Sheng-jie; LIU Qing; TANG Jing; LI Yu-jun

    2009-01-01

    Background We investigated the effects of using large-diameter femoral heads in total hip prostheses on eady postoperative gait restoration in patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA). Methods We collected data for 19 primary THAs using 28-mm metal-on-polyethylene heads (conventional group) and for 12 THAs (BHR group) using metal-on-metal femoral heads with an average size of 45 mm (range, 40-49 mm). All patients had unilateral femoral head avascular necrosis. All patients underwent Harris Hip Scores evaluation and gait analysis with the IDEEA device at the same 3 time points which were before surgery and then at 1 month and again at 3 months after surgery, and the parameters measured were walking speed, stride length (SL), single limb support (SLS), cycle duration (CD), and swing power (SP). Harris Hip Scores and gait analysis parameters for both groups were compared.Results Intraclass comparison indicated that Harris Hip Scores, speed scores, and gait parameter measures in both groups improved significantly with the passage of time; Interclass comparison showed no significance between Harris1m postop - Harrispreop and Harris3m postop- Harrispreop in both groups. The speed in the BHR group at 1 month and at 3 months after surgery was significantly higher than that of conventional group. At 1 month after surgery, each mean for SLnormal-SLaffected, (SLSnormal - SLSaffected)/CD, and SPnormal - SPaffocted in the BHR group was significantly lower than that for the conventional group. At 3 months after surgery, the differences between means for both groups for SLnormal - SLaffected.(SLSnormal- SLSaffected)/CD, and SPnormal - SPaffected were not significant, but the mean of SPnormal - SPaffected in the BHR group was significantly lower than that in the conventional group.Conclusions Our data suggest that large-diameter femoral heads in THA provide better early gait restoration than conventional-size femoral heads.

  8. MRI-based surgical simulation of transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy for femoral head osteonecrosis.

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    Koyama, Tsuyoshi; Sugano, Nobuhiko; Nishii, Takashi; Miki, Hidenobu; Takao, Masaki; Sato, Yoshinobu; Yoshikawa, Hideki; Tamura, Shinichi

    2009-04-01

    Transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy (TRO) is one of the joint-preserving surgical treatments for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). It can prevent collapse of the femoral head as necrotic lesions in the weight-bearing portion can be moved sufficiently to a less weight-bearing portion by anterior rotation, posterior rotation, or varus angulation. Patient selection and preoperative planning are important to determine indications for TRO. It has been reported that successful TRO requires at least 34% of the weight-bearing area supported by the intact part of the femoral head. However, this ratio is difficult to preoperatively quantify according to the rotation angle using conventional two-dimensional MR images or X-rays. Therefore, we developed a method of simulating TRO using three-dimensional (3D) models reconstructed from 3D MR images and applied it to serial patients with types C1 and C2 osteonecrosis at stage 1 or 2. The simulation visualized positional changes of the necrotic lesion in the weight-bearing area and enabled quantitation of the postoperative intact ratio. Our surgical simulation is useful for evaluating the postoperative intact ratio and for determining indications for TRO as well as the optimal angle of femoral head rotation and varus angulation.

  9. Early detection of femoral head avascular necrosis by bone SPECT compared to MRI in renal allograft recipients

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    Kang, Do Young; Yang, Seoung Oh; Lee, Hee Kyung; Han, Duck Jong; Shin, Myung Jin [Asan Mecical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

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    The prevalence of avascular necrosis (AVN) of femoral head in patients who receive immunosuppresive agents after renal transplantation is reported to be 4-29%. Among patients who develop AVN after renal transplantation, 80% become symptomatic within 2 years after transplantation. As the number of renal transplantation has been increased recently, early detection of femoral head AVN is very important because early surgical core decompression of femoral head can prevent collapse of the head. MRI is known to be very sensitive to diagnose femoral head AVN. However in three cases we report here, bone SPECT showed early changes of femoral head AVN, whereas MRI showed no specific abnormality. Case 1. A 53-year-old female received an allograft kidney transplantation in 1994. Preoperative bone scan was normal. She complained of both hip pain on Mar. 18 1997. Bone SPECT showed cold defect in both femoral heads but MRI showed no abnormality. After 3 months, bone SPECT and MRI showed AVN of both femoral heads. She underwent bilateral total hip replacement arthroplasty. AVN of femoral heads was confirmed by microscopic examination. Case 2. A 38-year-old female received an allograft kidney transplantation in Feb. 27 1997. Preoperative bone scan was normal. She ran a fever and creatinine was elevated from 1.2 to 2.8 mg/dL. She took high dose methylprednisolone therapy for acute reanl rejection. After two days, she complained pain in both hip joints and knee joints. Bone SPECT showed cold defects in both femoral heads but MRI showed no abnormality. A follow-up bone SPECT and MRI 20 days later revealed AVN of both femoral heads. Case 3. A 50-year-old male received an allograft kidney transplantation on Jul. 12 1995. Preoperative bone scan was normal. He complained of right hip pain on Jul, 26 1995. His bone SPECT showed cold defects in both femoral heads while MRI showed only minimal hip joint effusion. He also complained of left hip pain on Oct. 2 1995. He was admitted on Mar 17

  10. A biomechanical evaluation of proximal femoral nail antirotation with respect to helical blade position in femoral head: A cadaveric study

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    Jin-Ho Hwang

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective: Despite new developments in the management of osteoporotic fractures, complications like screw cutout are still found in the fixation of proximal femur fractures even with biomechanically proven better implants like proximal femoral nail antirotation (PFNA. The purpose of this cadaveric study was to investigate the biomechanical stability of this device in relation to two common positions (center-center and inferior-center of the helical blade in the femoral head in unstable trochanteric fractures. Materials and Methods: Eight pairs of human cadaveric femurs were used; in one group [center-center (C-C group], the helical blade of PFNA was fixed randomly in central position both in anteroposterior and lateral view, whereas in the other group it was fixed in inferior one-third position in anteroposterior and in central position in lateral view [inferior-center (I-C group]. Unstable intertrochanteric fracture was created and each specimen was loaded cyclically till load to failure Results: Angular and rotational displacements were significantly higher within the C-C group compared to the I-C group in both unloaded and loaded condition. Loading to failure was higher in the I-C group compared to the C-C group. No statistical significance was found for this parameter. Correlations between tip apex distance, cyclic loading which lead to femoral head displacement, and ultimate load to failure showed a significant positive relationship. Conclusion: The I-C group was superior to the C-C group and provided better biomechanical stability for angular and rotational displacement. This study would be a stimulus for further experimental studies with larger number specimens and complex loading protocols at multicentres.

  11. Accuracy of methods to measure femoral head penetration within metal-backed acetabular components.

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    Callary, Stuart A; Solomon, Lucian B; Holubowycz, Oksana T; Campbell, David G; Howie, Donald W

    2016-06-30

    A number of different software programs are used to investigate the in vivo wear of polyethylene bearings in total hip arthroplasty. With wear rates below 0.1 mm/year now commonly being reported for highly cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) components, it is important to identify the accuracy of the methods used to measure such small movements. The aims of this study were to compare the accuracy of current software programs used to measure two-dimensional (2D) femoral head penetration (FHP) and to determine whether the accuracy is influenced by larger femoral heads or by different methods of representing the acetabular component within radiostereometric analysis (RSA). A hip phantom was used to compare known movements of the femoral head within a metal-backed acetabular component to FHP measured radiographically using RSA, Hip Analysis Suite (HAS), PolyWare, Ein Bild Roentgen Analyse (EBRA), and Roentgen Monographic Analysis Tool (ROMAN). RSA was significantly more accurate than the HAS, PolyWare, and ROMAN methods when measuring 2D FHP with a 28 mm femoral head. Femoral head size influenced the accuracy of HAS and ROMAN 2D FHP measurements, EBRA proximal measurements, and RSA measurements in the proximal and anterior direction. The use of different acetabular reference segments did not influence accuracy of RSA measurements. The superior accuracy and reduced variability of RSA wear measurements allow much smaller cohorts to be used in RSA clinical wear studies than those utilizing other software programs. © 2016 Orthopaedic Research Society. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Orthop Res.

  12. Factors affecting the aluminium content of human femoral head and neck.

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    Zioła-Frankowska, Anetta; Dąbrowski, Mikołaj; Kubaszewski, Łukasz; Rogala, Piotr; Frankowski, Marcin

    2015-11-01

    Tissues for the study were obtained intraoperatively during hip replacement procedures from 96 patients. In all the cases, the indication for this treatment was primary or secondary degenerative changes in the hip joint. The subject of the study was the head and neck of the femur, resected in situ. Aluminium concentrations measured in femoral head and neck samples from patients aged between 25 and 91 were varied. Statistical methods were applied to determine the variations in relation to the parameters from the background survey. Significant differences in the aluminium content of femoral head samples were observed between patients under and over 60 years of age. Based on the results, it was confirmed that the aluminium accumulates in bones over a lifetime. The study showed that the content of aluminium in the head and neck of the femur depends on the factors such as: type of medicines taken, contact with chemicals at work, differences in body anatomy and sex. The study on the levels of aluminium in bones and the factors affecting its concentration is a valuable source of information for further research on the role of aluminium in bone diseases. Based on the investigations, it was found that the GF-AAS technique is the best analytical tool for routine analysis of aluminium in complex matrix samples. The use of femoral heads in the investigations was approved by the Bioethics Committee of the University of Medical Sciences in Poznań (Poland). Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  13. HISTOMORPHOMETRIC STUDY OF SUBCHONDRAL BONEOF NECROTIC FEMORAL HEAD IN RABBITS INDUCED BY METHYLPREDNISOLONE COMBINED WITH LOW-DOSE LIPOPOLYSACCHARIDE

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    MA Huan-zhi; ZENG Bing-fang; LI Xiao-lin; CHAI Yi-min

    2009-01-01

    Objective To investigate the histomorphometric features of the necrotic femoral head of rabbits induced by methylprednisolone combined with lipopolysaccharide. Methods Thirty-two male adult New Zealand white rabbits were used. Among them, 16 were injected with lipopolysaccharide and methylprednisolone (osteonecrosis group), and another 16 were sham-injected with saline (control group). Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was taken for femoral heads of the rabbits in both groups at the end of 2, 4 and 6 weeks after the injection. All the rabbits were then killed 6 weeks later. The femoral heads of the rabbits were collected and processed for histological and histomorphometric analysis. Results Femoral head necrosis occurred in 14 rabbits of the osteonecrosis group which were confirmed by histological evaluation and MR imaging. Osteonecrotic femoral heads, compared to controls, were characterized by lower values of bone volume/tissue volume (P<0.01), tabecular thichness (P<0.01), osteoid surface/bone surface (P<0.05), mineralizing apposition rate (P<0.05), and bone formation rate/bone surface (P<0.05). However, tabecular separation and eroded surface/bone surface were higher in osteonecrotic femoral heads than in controls (P<0.01). Trabecular number and osteoclast surface/bone surface did not differ significantly. Conclusion The results demonstrated that osteoporosis was apparent in osteonecrotic femoral heads induced by methylprednisolone and lipopolysaccharide, due mainly to trabecular thinning rather than reduction of trabecular number. This might be due to reduced bone formation combined with increased bone resorption.

  14. Successful management of simple fractures of the femoral neck with femoral head and neck excision arthroplasty in two free-living avian species.

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    Burgdorf-Moisuk, Anne; Whittington, Julia K; Bennett, R Avery; McFadden, Mike; Mitchell, Mark; O'Brien, Robert

    2011-09-01

    A red-tailed hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) and a Canada goose (Branta canadensis) were evaluated for unilateral pelvic limb lameness. Physical examination findings and results of diagnostic imaging revealed femoral neck fractures in both birds. Both birds were treated with a femoral head and neck excision arthroplasty. The affected legs were not immobilized, and the birds were encouraged to use the legs immediately after surgery to encourage formation of a pseudoarthrosis. Within 2 weeks, both birds were using the affected limb well enough to be either successfully released or transferred to a wildlife rehabilitation facility. Femoral head and neck excision arthroplasty without immobilization of the limb is recommended for managing avian femoral neck fractures, especially in free-ranging species in which a rapid and complete or near complete return to function is vital for survival in the wild.

  15. Late Nontraumatic Dissociation of the Femoral Head and Trunnion in a Total Hip Arthroplasty

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    Simon J. M. Parker

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background. Modular total hip arthroplasties are increasingly popular because customisation allows optimal restoration of patient biomechanics. However, the introduction of component interfaces provides greater opportunities for failure. We present a case of late nontraumatic dissociation of the head-neck interface, more than 10 years after insertion. Case Description. A 58-year-old woman had a left metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasty in 2002 for hip dysplasia. Following an uneventful 10-year period, she presented to hospital in severe pain after standing from a seated position, and radiographs demonstrated complete dissociation of the modular femoral head from the stem, with the femoral head remaining in its cup. There was no prior trauma or infection. Mild wear and metallosis were present on the articulating surface between the femoral head and trunnion. Soft tissues were unaffected. Discussion and Conclusions. This is the latest occurrence reported to date for nontraumatic component failure in such an implant by more than 7 years. The majority of cases occur in the context of dislocation and attempted closed reduction. We analyse and discuss possible mechanisms for failure, aiming to raise awareness of this potential complication and encouraging utmost care in component handling and insertion, as well as the long term follow-up of such patients.

  16. The unipolar ASR : Viable option in unsalvageable femoral head conditions in the young patient

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    Marya SKS

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: The management of unsalvageable femoral head conditions in the young patient has remained an unresolved dilemma. Articular surface replacement of the hip has recently made some headway in terms of providing near-normal hip joint mechanics and function. However, this surgery has been limited to early stages of arthritis only with reasonable maintenance of head-neck congruity and morphology. Femoral neck fractures, osteonecrosis with large segment collapse, advanced arthritis with femoral incongruity, etc are traditional contraindications to the resurfacing technique. Methods: We present here a report on our series of 20 cases of unsalvageable femoral heads in young patients (age range, 27 to 52yrs, over a twelve month period (Aug 2004 to Jul 2005, treated with the unipolar ASR prosthesis. Fifteen patients (two had bilateral hip pathology had primary or secondary arthritis (degenerative, post-traumatic, ankylosing spondylitis and post-avascular necrosis while three had old operated femoral neck fractures. All patients underwent hip replacement surgery using the Unipolar ASR prosthesis. Results: Clinical and radiological results at 6-month follow up have been very encouraging and warrant further study. At an average of 4 months post-operatively, patients were able to squat, sit on the ground and perform light sporting activities. Conclusions: The Unipolar ASR prosthesis is an extension of the articular resurfacing technique employing similar principles (large size bearings, metal-on-metal interfaces, and has incorporated the advantages of the uncemented technique. We propose that this technique be more frequently used so as to brighten the prognosis of the young active patient with unsalvageable hip conditions, especially in the Asian scenario.

  17. Evaluation of electric field distribution in electromagnetic stimulation of human femoral head.

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    Su, Yukun; Souffrant, Robert; Kluess, Daniel; Ellenrieder, Martin; Mittelmeier, Wolfram; van Rienen, Ursula; Bader, Rainer

    2014-12-01

    Electromagnetic stimulation is a common therapy used to support bone healing in the case of avascular necrosis of the femoral head. In the present study, we investigated a bipolar induction screw system with an integrated coil. The aim was to analyse the influence of the screw parameters on the electric field distribution in the human femoral head. In addition, three kinds of design parameters (the shape of the screw tip, position of the screw in the femoral head, and size of the screw insulation) were varied. The electric field distribution in the bone was calculated using the finite element software Comsol Multiphysics. Moreover, a validation experiment was set up for an identical bone specimen with an implanted screw. The electric potential of points inside and on the surface of the bone were measured and compared to numerical data. The electric field distribution within the bone was clearly changed by the different implant parameters. Repositioning the screw by a maximum of 10 mm and changing the insulation length by a maximum of 4 mm resulted in electric field volume changes of 16% and 7%, respectively. By comparing the results of numerical simulation with the data of the validation experiment, on average, the electric potential difference of 19% and 24% occurred when the measuring points were at a depth of approximately 5 mm within the femoral bone and directly on the surface of the femoral bone, respectively. The results of the numerical simulations underline that the electro-stimulation treatment of bone in clinical applications can be influenced by the implant parameters. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  18. [CT/MRI image characteristics of iliopsoas bursitis in avascular necrosis of femoral head].

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    Gong, Ennian; Jia, Baoliang; Shi, Zhichao; Zhou, Liping; Xu, Guojuan; Tian, Zaichao

    2008-03-01

    To investigate the spectrum of CT and MR imaging and surgical operation findings in iliopsoas bursitis in patients with avascular necrosis of femoral head so as to enhance the diagnostic ability. A total of 1,415 patients with avascular necrosis of the femoral head were analyzed retrospectively; of them, 15 patients were complicated by iliopsoas bursitis surgically or aspiration of synovial fluid between May 2005 and May 2007. Fifteen cases were all necrosis of the bilateral femoral head and 17 hips were combined with iliopsoas bursitis. There were 14 males and 1 female, aging 29-58 years. The course of disease was 1 month to 3 years. All 15 patients had limitation of ability of the hips and the "4" type sign was positive. The Harris score of hip's function was 54-78 (mean 62.7). Five patients of them can be touched a palpable cystic mass and tenderness in the inguinal area, and 3 of them associated with femoral neuropathy and 2 patients presented slight atrophy of the thigh muscle in suffering side. All these cases were taken X-ray films of positive and frog-leg lateral position, helical CT scan with 5 mm thinness, and MRI was performed in 6 patients with TlWI, T2WI, T2WI and fat-saturated inversion recovery sequence. The radiographs were the primary basis evidences for diagnosis and degrees of the avascular necrosis of femoral head. According to the standards of Association Research Circulation Osseuse, there were 2 hips at stage II (II C 2), 6 hips at stage III ( II B 1, III C 5 and 9 hips at stage IV. The X-ray films showed the bulging of the fat pad and soft tissue swelling in 6 patients. CT analysis disclosed that the enlarged iliopsoas bursae appeared as hypodense, well-defined, thin-walled (bursitis presented as low signal on T1WI and water-like high signal on T2WI and markedly higher signal on STIR in 6 cases. The demonstration of the extent, size, mass effects and its relation and subsequent affection to surrounding anatomical structures were clearly

  19. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in osteonecrosis of femoral head

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    Zhang, Qingyu; Liu, Lihua; Sun, Wei; Gao, Fuqiang; Cheng, Liming; Li, Zirong

    2017-01-01

    Abstract Background: Osteonecrosis is an incapacitating disorder with high morbidity. Though extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) provides a noninvasive treatment option, controversial subjects still exist about its effectiveness, indications, and mechanism of action. Methods: An electronic databases search was performed using PubMed, Embase, and the Cochrane library to collect clinical trials, case reports, and cases series on this topic and then useful data were extracted and appraised by experienced clinicians. We evaluated the quality of included evidences by using the Oxford Centre for evidence-based medicine (EBM) Levels of Evidence. Results: A total of 17 articles including 2 case reports, 9 open label trials, 2 cohorts, and 6 randomized controlled trials were considered to be eligible for this systematic review. Visual analog scale (VAS), Harris hip scores, and the imaging results were the frequently-used outcome estimates of included studies. Conclusion: By systematically analyzing these evidences, we could conclude that ESWT could act as a safe and effective method to improve the motor function and relieve the pain of patients with osteonecrosis of femoral hip, especially those at early stage. Imaging revealed that bone marrow edema was significantly relieved, but the necrotic bone could not be reversed after ESWT. This technique could slow or even block the progression of ONFH and therefore reduce the demand for surgery. Collaboration with other conservative modalities would not improve the curative benefits of ESWT. Meanwhile, ONFH with various risk factors showed similar reaction to this noninvasive treatment method. However, these conclusions should be interpreted carefully for the low-quality of included publications and further studies are requisite to validate the effect of ESWT in ONFH. PMID:28121934

  20. Why large-head metal-on-metal hip replacements are painful: the anatomical basis of psoas impingement on the femoral head-neck junction.

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    Cobb, J P; Davda, K; Ahmad, A; Harris, S J; Masjedi, M; Hart, A J

    2011-07-01

    Large-head metal-on-metal total hip replacement has a failure rate of almost 8% at five years, three times the revision rate of conventional hip replacement. Unexplained pain remains a feature of this type of arthroplasty. All designs of the femoral component of large-head metal-on-metal total hip replacements share a unique characteristic: a subtended angle of 120° defining the proportion of a sphere that the head represents. Using MRI, we measured the contact area of the iliopsoas tendon on the femoral head in sagittal reconstruction of 20 hips of patients with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement. We also measured the articular extent of the femoral head on 40 normal hips and ten with cam-type deformities. Finally, we performed virtual hip resurfacing on normal and cam-type hips, avoiding overhang of the metal rim inferomedially. The articular surface of the femoral head has a subtended angle of 120° anteriorly and posteriorly, but only 100° medially. Virtual surgery in a normally shaped femoral head showed a 20° skirt of metal protruding medially where iliopsoas articulates. The excessive extent of the large-diameter femoral components may cause iliopsoas impingement independently of the acetabular component. This may be the cause of postoperative pain with these implants.

  1. Chondroblastoma of the femoral head disrupting the articular cartilage. Description of a novel surgical technique.

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    Givissis, Panagiotis; Agathangelidis, Filon; Christodoulou, Evangelos; Christodoulou, Anastasios

    2012-06-01

    Chondroblastoma is a rare benign tumour. Involvement of the femoral head may often lead to a delayed diagnosis. We present the case of a 15-year-old patient with right hip pain which was first attributed to adductor tendinitis. Following aggravation of the symptoms, thorough investigation including a CT-guided biopsy, revealed the diagnosis of chondroblastoma of the femoral head. Removal of the lesion based on the techniques described in literature was not possible, mainly because the articular cartilage was breached. A novel surgical technique was used in order to address the rare location and behaviour of the tumour. This technique offered the patient pain relief and return to his previous every day and sports activities. No recurrence was seen at two years follow-up.

  2. Microvascular medial femoral condylar flaps in 107 consecutive reconstructions in the head and neck.

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    Brandtner, Christian; Hachleitner, Johannes; Bottini, Gian Battista; Buerger, Heinz; Gaggl, Alexander

    2016-07-01

    We have assessed the role of the medial femoral condylar flap in 107 patients who had reconstructions of the head and neck. We retrospectively reviewed their medical records for indications, complications, and outcomes. The flap was primarily used for coverage of alveolar ridge defects (n=67), secondly for defects of the facial bone, calvaria, or skull base (n=35), and thirdly for partial laryngeal defects (n=5). Two flaps were lost. One patient fractured a femur 5 weeks postoperatively. The duration of follow up ranged from 6 months to 12 years. The medial femoral condylar flap is well-suited to individual reconstructions of the alveolar ridge, midface, calvaria, skull base, and part of the larynx with poor recipient sites. The flap does not replace other wellknown flaps, but offers new solutions for solving special problems in head and neck surgery.

  3. Spontaneous resolution of avascular necrosis of femoral heads following cure of Cushing’s syndrome

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    Crowther, S; Govender, P; Conlon, K C; Sherlock, M; Gibney, J

    2016-01-01

    Summary Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a rare presenting feature of endogenous hypercortisolism. If left untreated, complete collapse of the femoral head may ensue, necessitating hip replacement in up to 70% of patients. The majority of the described patients with AVN due to endogenous hypercortisolaemia required surgical intervention. A 36-year-old female, investigated for right leg pain, reported rapid weight gain, bruising and secondary amenorrhoea. She had abdominal adiposity with violaceous striae, facial plethora and hirsutism, atrophic skin, ecchymosis and proximal myopathy. Investigations confirmed cortisol excess (cortisol following low-dose 48h dexamethasone suppression test 807nmol/L; 24h urinary free cortisol 1443nmol (normal<290nmol)). Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) was <5.0pg/mL. CT demonstrated subtle left adrenal gland hypertrophy. Hypercortisolaemia persisted after left adrenalectomy. Histology revealed primary pigmented micronodular adrenal disease. Post-operatively, right leg pain worsened and left leg pain developed, affecting mobility. MRI showed bilateral femoral head AVN. She underwent right adrenalectomy and steroid replacement was commenced. Four months after surgery, leg pain had resolved and mobility was normal. Repeat MRI showed marked improvement of radiological abnormalities in both femoral heads, consistent with spontaneous healing of AVN. We report a case of Cushing’s syndrome due to primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease, presenting with symptomatic AVN of both hips. This was managed conservatively from an orthopaedic perspective. Following cure of hypercortisolaemia, the patient experienced excellent recovery and remains symptom free 4 years after adrenalectomy. This is the first report of a favourable outcome over long-term follow-up of a patient with bilateral AVN of the hip, which reversed with treatment of endogenous hypercortisolaemia. Learning points AVN of femoral head can be a presenting feature of

  4. Significance of radiological diagnosis in complex investigation of necroses of femoral head ossification centers. Pt. 2

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    Siegling, C.W.; Endert, G.; Ritter, H.; Schumann, E.

    1984-07-01

    101 scintigraphic investigations and 42 angiograms show that the vascular tamponade is the decisive factor for the beginning of necrosis of the femoral head ossification center. Plain films, scintigraphy and angiography give information of the duration of the disease. Extent and localisation of the circulatory disturbance are important for the prognosis of the disease. From stage classification and prognostic factors the conclusions for therapy can be drawn.

  5. Efficacy of Core Decompression of Femoral Head to Treat Avascular Necrosis in Intravenous Drug Users

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    Hossein Soleimani

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available Core decompression (CD of the femoral head is one of the effective treatments of avascular necrosis (AVN, especially in the early stages of the disease. To investigate further the value of CD in treating the AVN, this study was performed on patients with symptomatic AVN with different etiologies who were treated with CD. This study was carried out on 25 patients (with the total number of 37 femoral head who were diagnosed AVN using X-Ray and MRI. The CD treatments for these patients were started soon after the diagnosis. The results were considered as a success if there was no progression of disease confirmed by X Ray or no subsequent operation was required. Modified Ficat staging was used to record changes before and 2 years after CD treatment. Twenty five patients were participated in this study in which 68% (n=17 were female, 32% (n=8 were male, and the average of the age of the patients were 29.58±4.58. Eight of these patients had systemic lupus erythematous (SLE (32%, 4 rheumatoid arthritis (RA (16%, 3 with kidney transplant (12%, 1 Takayasu’s vasculitis (4% and 1 Wegner vasculitis (4%. Eight of patients had a history of intravenous injection of Temgesic (32%. In patients using Temgesic the changes in Modified Ficat staging were significantly different before and after CD treatment (P=0.03 in comparison with other groups. And in all 8 Temgesic users AVN progressed to the stage 3 and 4 after CD treatment. This study demonstrated that CD treatment to prevent the changes in the femoral head has been more effective in patients with collagen vascular diseases and kidney transplant than patients using intravenous Temgesic. These patients, in spite of early operation, showed no benefit of CD to prevent the changes in the femoral head.

  6. Macrophage response in patients diagnosed with aseptic necrosis of the femoral head presenting different risk factors.

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    Kamal, Diana; Trăistaru, Rodica; Kamal, Constantin Kamal; Alexandru, Dragoş Ovidiu; Ion, Daniela Adriana; Grecu, Dan Cristian

    2015-01-01

    Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head is a condition caused by partial or total interruption of blood supply to the femoral head. The diminished blood supply causes necrosis of the cellular elements and of the bone marrow, followed by the collapse of the bone structure, events that ultimately lead to the destruction of the bone tissue, the appearance of local pain and loss of function in the affected coxofemoral joint. The importance of this condition is that it mainly affects young adults aged 30-50 years, active from a socio-professional standpoint, and increased life expectancy. The material studied to achieve CD68 immunostaining was represented by bone fragments from the area of necrosis and from the adjacent areas of the femoral heads, harvested from 39 patients when performing hip arthroplasty surgery. The patients were diagnosed with aseptic necrosis of the femoral head and hospitalized in the Clinic of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Emergency County Hospital of Craiova, Romania, from June 2014 to January 2015. The 39 patients included in the study were divided into four categories according to presented risk factors (alcohol, alcohol and smoking, trauma, corticosteroids). All the 39 cases had positive immunostaining for CD68, macrophage being highlighted both in the area of necrosis and in the adjacent areas. We noted significant differences in the number and arrangement of macrophages in patients presenting different risk factors. The highest number of macrophages was present in patients presenting a risk factor corticosteroids, and the lowest number of macrophages was found in patients who had trauma as the main risk factor.

  7. Transient peripartum osteoporosis of the femoral head in first and third pregnancy.

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    Truszczyńska, Aleksandra; Walczak, Piotr; Rapała, Kazimierz

    2012-01-01

    The aim of this article was to present transient peripartum femoral head osteoporosis. This very rare condition occurred twice in our patient-a woman in her 30s. The cases described in the literature were mostly unilateral, with bilateral hip involvement noted much less frequently. In our patient, transient osteoporosis occurred in the third trimester of her first pregnancy in the right hip, her second pregnancy was uncomplicated, and in the third trimester of the patient's third pregnancy, osteoporotic changes were noted in the left hip joint. The patient breastfed her first and third babies only 3 wk each. She breastfed her second baby for 4 mo. The diagnostic workup was based on the clinical examination and radiographic/magnetic resonance imaging, which revealed bone marrow edema, and the dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scans. The treatment consisted in core decompression of the femoral head (foragé), unloading of the hip using crutches as well as administration of calcitonin and calcium supplements. Complete recovery of the femoral heads was achieved. The follow-up time was 7 yr.

  8. Outcome of painful bone marrow edema of the femoral head following treatment with parenteral iloprost

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    Meizer Roland

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Bone marrow edema (BME is a common cause of hip pain. The aim of the study was to assess the efficacy of the vasoactive drug iloprost in the treatment of BME of femoral head. Materials and Methods: We reviewed 27 patients (19 male, 8 female with BME of the femoral head. Their mean age was 53.7 ± 10.8 years. All patients were treated with iloprost, a vasoactive drug that dilates arterioles and venules, reduces capillary permeability and suppresses platelet aggregation. The therapy comprised a series of five infusions with 20 to 50 μg iloprost over 6 h on 5 consecutive days each. Weight bearing was reduced for up to 3 weeks, depending on the severity of symptoms. Pain at rest as well as under stress was assessed with a semi quantitative scale from before and 4 months after therapy. MRI investigations were done before and repeated 4 months after therapy. Results: At the clinical follow up of four months after therapy, the pain level at rest had diminished by a mean of 58.3% ( P < 0.0001. Pain under stress decreased by a mean of 41.9% ( P < 0.0001. On MRI, 20 patients had a significant reduction of BME size or complete normalization and 4 showed no change. Worsening of the MRI pattern was found in 3 patients. Conclusion: The authors conclude that the use of parenteral iloprost might be a viable method in the treatment of BME of femoral head.

  9. Intravenous transplantation of allogeneic bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells and its directional migration to the necrotic femoral head

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    Zhang-hua Li, Wen Liao, Xi-long Cui, Qiang Zhao, Ming Liu, You-hao Chen, Tian-shu Liu, Nong-le Liu, Fang Wang, Yang Yi, Ning-sheng Shao

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In this study, we investigated the feasibility and safety of intravenous transplantation of allogeneic bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs for femoral head repair, and observed the migration and distribution of MSCs in hosts. MSCs were labeled with green fluorescent protein (GFP in vitro and injected into nude mice via vena caudalis, and the distribution of MSCs was dynamically monitored at 0, 6, 24, 48, 72 and 96 h after transplantation. Two weeks after the establishment of a rabbit model of femoral head necrosis, GFP labeled MSCs were injected into these rabbits via ear vein, immunological rejection and graft versus host disease were observed and necrotic and normal femoral heads, bone marrows, lungs, and livers were harvested at 2, 4 and 6 w after transplantation. The sections of these tissues were observed under fluorescent microscope. More than 70 % MSCs were successfully labeled with GFP at 72 h after labeling. MSCs were uniformly distributed in multiple organs and tissues including brain, lungs, heart, kidneys, intestine and bilateral hip joints of nude mice. In rabbits, at 6 w after intravenous transplantation, GFP labeled MSCs were noted in the lungs, liver, bone marrow and normal and necrotic femoral heads of rabbits, and the number of MSCs in bone marrow was higher than that in the, femoral head, liver and lungs. Furthermore, the number of MSCs peaked at 6 w after transplantation. Moreover, no immunological rejection and graft versus host disease were found after transplantation in rabbits. Our results revealed intravenously implanted MSCs could migrate into the femoral head of hosts, and especially migrate directionally and survive in the necrotic femoral heads. Thus, it is feasible and safe to treat femoral head necrosis by intravenous transplantation of allogeneic MSCs.

  10. Bone marrow oedema on MR imaging indicates ARCO stage 3 disease in patients with AVN of the femoral head

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    Meier, Reinhard; Schaeffeler, Christoph; Waldt, Simone; Rummeny, Ernst J.; Woertler, Klaus [Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Munich (Germany); Kraus, Tobias M. [Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Department of Orthopaedics, Munich (Germany); Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik Tuebingen, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Tuebingen (Germany); Torka, Sebastian [Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Department of Orthopaedics, Munich (Germany); Berufsgenossenschaftliche Unfallklinik Murnau, Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, Murnau (Germany); Schlitter, Anna Melissa; Specht, Katja [Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Institute of Pathology, Munich (Germany); Haller, Bernhard [Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Institute of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology, Munich (Germany); Rechl, Hans [Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Department of Orthopaedics, Munich (Germany)

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    To test the hypothesis that bone marrow oedema (BME) observed on MRI in patients with avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head represents an indicator of subchondral fracture. Thirty-seven symptomatic hips of 27 consecutive patients (53 % women, mean age 49.2) with AVN of the femoral head and associated BME on magnetic resonance (MR) imaging were included. MR findings were correlated with computed tomography (CT) of the hip and confirmed by histopathological examination of the resected femoral head. Imaging studies were analysed by two radiologists with use of the ARCO classification. On MR imaging a fracture line could be identified in 19/37 (51 %) cases, which were classified as ARCO stage 3 (n = 15) and stage 4 (n = 4). The remaining 18/37 (49 %) cases were classified as ARCO stage 2. However, in all 37/37 (100 %) cases a subchondral fracture was identified on CT, indicating ARCO stage 3/4 disease. The extent of subchondral fractures and the femoral head collapse was graded higher on CT as compared to MRI (P < 0.05). Histopathological analysis confirmed bone necrosis and subchondral fractures. In patients with AVN, BME of the femoral head represents a secondary sign of subchondral fracture and thus indicates ARCO stage 3 disease. circle BME on MRI in AVN of femoral head indicates a subchondral fracture. (orig.)

  11. A mouse model of osteonecrotic femoral head induced by methylprednisolone and lipopolysaccharide

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    Ha Thi -Ngan Le

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is caused by various factors, including prolonged use of steroid drugs, use of alcohol, vascular injuries and hemoglobinopathies. This study aims to develop a mouse model for glucocorticoid-induced avascular necrosis (AVN of the femoral head.Methods: Adult mice were randomly divided into two groups: experimental and control. Group A (the experimental group was given (via intramuscular injection 10 mg/kg of lipopolysaccharide (LPS and 30 mg/kg of methylprednisolone (MPS. Each mouse additionally received MPS in divided oral doses of 13 mg/kg for 10 consecutive days. Group B (the control group received normal saline at the same location and same volume as those in Group A. Histological changes of the femoral heads were observed by electron microscopy at 3, 5, and 7 weeks after the last chemical injection. The percentage of empty lacunae was measured randomly and the expression of fibrocartilage was evaluated using an image analyz and shy;ing system. The expression of CD31 and VEGF-R2 were observed by immunohistochemistry. The bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells were stained with propidium iodide and cell cycle was analyzed by flow cytometry. Results:The results showed that at weeks 3 and 5, mice in Group A showed an increase in body weight. From weeks 5 to 7, mouse body weight in both groups remained constant. No difference in bone morphology was observed at week 7. The percentage of empty lacunae was 5.87 2.49% at week 5 and 21.58 8.10% at week 7. After 7 weeks, chondrocyte degeneration and fibrocartilage expression were observed. Moreover, the density of CD31 and VEGF-R2 markers increased in the femoral head. The rate of apoptosis in the bone marrow increased at week 3 then decreased. Conclusion: The data show that MPS, combined with LPS, can induce in mice features typical of early AVN of the femoral head. [Biomed Res Ther 2016; 3(3.000: 548-556

  12. Etiological and clinical analysis of osteonecrosis of the femoral head in Chinese patients

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    WANG Xing-shan; ZHUANG Qian-yu; WENG Xi-sheng; LIN Jin; JIN Jin; QIAN Wen-wei

    2013-01-01

    Background Many potential causative factors are related to the initiation and progression of osteonecrosis of the femoral head.The aim of this research was to investigate the etiology and clinical features of osteonecrosis of the femoral head in Chinese patients.Methods From January 1990 to July 2011,643 cases of osteonecrosis of the femoral head were investigated retrospectively to analyze the potential causative factors,age,gender,latency period,time from the onset of pain to diagnosis,and Association Research Circulation Osseous stage.Results Of 643 cases,315 cases were bilateral and 328 cases were unilateral,with an average age of (47.55±15.27) years.In the steroid-induced group,the average age at symptom onset was (41.80±15.47) years,and the median duration from taking steroid to the onset of pain was 36 months.The underlying diseases in the steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head group consisted of autoimmune and other diseases,of which systemic lupus erythematosus was the most common.In the alcohol-induced group,the average age at onset of symptoms was (48.06±11.90) years and the median time of habitual alcohol use was 240 months.In the traumatic group,the average age was (51.43±14.23) years and the median time from trauma to the onset of pain was 20 months.In the idiopathic group,the average age was (50.33±15.88) years.Of the total of 958 hips,647 were at stage Ⅲ or Ⅳ.The stage at diagnosis was earlier in the steroid-induced group than in the alcohol-induced,traumatic,or idiopathic groups.Conclusions Steroid use is the most common cause for osteonecrosis of the femoral head in this study.The age at diagnosis,time from the onset of pain to diagnosis,and stage were significantly eadier in the steroid-induced group.

  13. Investigation of elemental distribution in human femoral head by PIXE and SRXRF microprobe

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    Zhang, Y.X. [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)]. E-mail: yxzhang@sinap.ac.cn; Wang, Y.S. [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)]. E-mail: wangyinsong@sinap.ac.cn; Zhang, Y.P. [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)]. E-mail: zhangyongping@sinap.ac.cn; Zhang, G.L. [Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201800 (China)]. E-mail: zhangguilin@sinap.ac.cn; Huang, Y.Y. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China)]. E-mail: huangyy@mail.ihep.ac.cn; He, W. [Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039 (China)]. E-mail: hew@mail.ihep.ac.cn

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    In order to study the distribution and possible degenerative processes inducing the loss of inorganic substances in bone and to provide a scientific basis for the prevention and therapy of osteoporosis, proton induced X-ray emission (PIXE) method is used for the determination of elemental concentrations in femoral heads from five autopsies and seven patients with femoral neck fractures. Synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence (SRXRF) microprobe analysis technique is used to scan a slice of the femoral head from its periphery to its center, via cartilage, compact and spongy zones. The specimen preparation and experiment procedure are described in detail. The results show that the concentrations of P, Ca, Fe, Cu, Sr in the control group are higher than those in the patient group, but the concentrations of S, K, Zn, Mn are not significantly different. The quantitative results of elemental distribution, such as Ca, P, K, Fe, Zn, Sr and Pb in bone slice tissue including cartilage, substantial compact and substantial spongy, are investigated. The data obtained show that the concentrations of Ca, P, K, (the major elements of bone composition), are obviously low in both spongy and cartilage zones in the patient group, but there are no remarkable differences in the compact zone. Combined with the correlations between P, K, Zn, Sr and Ca, the loss mechanism of minerals and the physiological functions of some metal elements in bone are also discussed.

  14. A canine model of osteonecrosis of the femoral head induced by MRI guided argon helium cryotherapy system

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    Wang, Dong; Sun, Lixin; Zhang, Huawu; Jiang, Honglei; Liu, Ming; Tian, Jing; Hu, Na; Sun, Shui

    2015-01-01

    Objective: This study is to identify the reliability of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) modeling established by MRI guided argon helium cryotherapy system in beagles. Methods: A total of 15 beagles were used to establish the ONFH model. The left femoral heads of the beagles received two cycles of argon helium freezing-thawing under MRI guidance and were considered as experimental group while the right femoral heads received only one cycle of argon helium freezing-thawing and were considered as the control group. X-ray, MRI, general shape and histological examinations were performed so as to identify the effect of modeling. Results: At 4 week after modeling, MRI showed obvious bilateral hip joint effusion and marked femoral head bone marrow high signal. At 8 week after surgery, abnormal signal appeared in bilateral femoral heads. T1WI showed irregular patchy low signal, T2WI showed irregular mixed signals and the joint capsule effusion showed long T1 and T2 changes. Twelve weeks after operation, T1WI showed a low signal strip with clear boundary and T2WI showed intermediate signal. The changes of the left femoral heads were significant while compared with those of the right sides. The lacunae rates of femoral heads in the experimental group at 4, 8, and 12 week after surgery (40.75 ± 3.77, 57.46 ± 4.01, 50.27 ± 2.98) were higher than those in control group (30.08 ± 3.61, 49.43 ± 2.82, 40.56 ± 2.73). Conclusion: Canine model of ONFH was successfully established using an argon helium cryotherapy system. PMID:26550205

  15. Correlation between the findings of magnetic resonance imaging and prognosis of patients with predisposing factors of aseptic necrosis of the femoral head

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    Takatori, Yoshio; Nakamura, Shigeru; Nakamura, Toshitaka; Ninomiya, Setsuo; Kokubo, Takashi (Tokyo Univ. (Japan). Faculty of Medicine); Sugimoto, Hisayuki

    1991-08-01

    Eighteen patients with the predisposing factors for aseptic necrosis of the femoral head were followed up for more than two years after the initial magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. At the time of the initial examination, 24 femoral heads showed abnormal low-intensity areas on MR images without abnormal findings on plain radiographs. Among them, six femoral heads collapsed in the follow-up period. The initial mid-coronal T{sub 1}-weighted MR images of these femoral heads had shown characteristic findings, that is, band-shaped low-intensity areas with the lateral end not covered by the acetabulum. Subchondral fracture of the femoral head occurred in the vicinity of the lateral end of the band. The findings of initial MR imaging seem to predict subsequent collapse of the femoral head. (author).

  16. CT analysis of the upper end of the femur: the asterisk sign and ischaemic bone necrosis of the femoral head.

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    Dihlmann, W

    1982-01-01

    In computed tomography (CT) of the head of the femur, a star-shaped structure can be seen which we refer to as the asterisk or asterisk sign. The asterisk is formed by thickened weight-bearing bone trabeculae. It can be shown by CT that the asterisk exhibits a characteristic change in ischaemic bone necrosis of the femoral head, even when the disease is in an early stage. CT of the hip joint is therefore an important examination for early diagnosis of ischaemic disease of the femoral head.

  17. Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in a Person With Advanced Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head.

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    Ma, Yue Wen; Jiang, Dong Lei; Zhang, Dai; Wang, Xiao Bei; Yu, Xiao Tong

    2016-09-01

    This case report describes the first patient with avascular necrosis of the femoral head of Association Research Circulation Osseous stage IV, treated with radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy. By contrast, previous studies demonstrated the efficacy of a single treatment of focused extracorporeal shock wave therapy in improving pain and Harris Hip Scale in patients with avascular necrosis of the femoral head of Association Research Circulation Osseous stage I to III. The affected hip was treated with 6000 impulses of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy at 10 Hz and an intensity ranging from 2.5 to 4.0 bar at 7-day intervals for 24 mos. The Harris Hip Scale values were 33, 43, 56, 77, 81, 88, and 92 at baseline and 1, 3, 6, 12, 18, and 24 mos, respectively. The radiographs showed that the subluxation of the right hip was slightly aggravated. Joint effusion was reduced, bone marrow edema disappeared, the density became more uniform, and the gluteal muscles were more developed based on magnetic resonance imaging. Increased tracer uptake was evident along the joint margin and superolateral aspect of the head both before and after radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy. This case report demonstrates the feasibility of long-term radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy in Association Research Circulation Osseous stage IV patients.

  18. Spontaneous resolution of avascular necrosis of femoral heads following cure of Cushing’s syndrome

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    A Pazderska

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Avascular necrosis (AVN is a rare presenting feature of endogenous hypercortisolism. If left untreated, complete collapse of the femoral head may ensue, necessitating hip replacement in up to 70% of patients. The majority of the described patients with AVN due to endogenous hypercortisolaemia required surgical intervention. A 36-year-old female, investigated for right leg pain, reported rapid weight gain, bruising and secondary amenorrhoea. She had abdominal adiposity with violaceous striae, facial plethora and hirsutism, atrophic skin, ecchymosis and proximal myopathy. Investigations confirmed cortisol excess (cortisol following low-dose 48h dexamethasone suppression test 807nmol/L; 24h urinary free cortisol 1443nmol (normal<290nmol. Adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH was <5.0pg/mL. CT demonstrated subtle left adrenal gland hypertrophy. Hypercortisolaemia persisted after left adrenalectomy. Histology revealed primary pigmented micronodular adrenal disease. Post-operatively, right leg pain worsened and left leg pain developed, affecting mobility. MRI showed bilateral femoral head AVN. She underwent right adrenalectomy and steroid replacement was commenced. Four months after surgery, leg pain had resolved and mobility was normal. Repeat MRI showed marked improvement of radiological abnormalities in both femoral heads, consistent with spontaneous healing of AVN. We report a case of Cushing’s syndrome due to primary pigmented nodular adrenocortical disease, presenting with symptomatic AVN of both hips. This was managed conservatively from an orthopaedic perspective. Following cure of hypercortisolaemia, the patient experienced excellent recovery and remains symptom free 4 years after adrenalectomy. This is the first report of a favourable outcome over long-term follow-up of a patient with bilateral AVN of the hip, which reversed with treatment of endogenous hypercortisolaemia.

  19. Subtalar distraction arthrodesis using fresh-frozen allogeneic femoral head augmented with local autograft.

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    Chiang, Chao-Ching; Tzeng, Yun-Hsuan; Lin, Chien-Fu Jeff; Huang, Ching-Kuei; Chen, Wei-Ming; Liu, Chien-Lin; Chen, Tain-Hsiung

    2013-04-01

    Tricortical autograft has been commonly used in subtalar distraction arthrodesis (SDA) for severe calcaneal malunion. Structural allograft enriched with orthobiological agents is an alternative. This study was performed to evaluate the results of SDA using fresh-frozen allogeneic femoral head without the addition of orthobiological agents. We retrospectively reviewed 15 consecutive SDA procedures (13 patients) with allogeneic femoral head augmented with local autograft for the treatment of severe calcaneal malunion. Clinical outcome was evaluated with the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle-hindfoot score, visual analog scale (VAS) pain score, Short Form-12 (SF-12), range of motion (ROM) of the ankle joint, and patient satisfaction rate. Radiographic assessment included the talar declination angle (TDA), calcaneal inclination angle (CIA), lateral talocalcaneal angle (LTCA), heel height, calcaneal length, and union time. At a median follow-up of 36.0 months (range, 24-47 months), all 15 feet (100%) achieved union, at a median of 13.0 weeks (range, 12-18 weeks). The AOFAS score and VAS pain score improved significantly, with a satisfaction rate of 93.3%. The TDA, CIA, LTCA, and heel height improved significantly. The median increase in heel height was 8.6 mm (range, 1.9-20.1 mm). There was a significant reduction in calcaneal length. Complications included 1 varus malalignment, 1 complex regional pain syndrome, 1 hardware irritation, and 1 sural neuralgia. This study found that SDA using fresh-frozen femoral head allograft without an orthobiological agent was cost-effective and may have outcomes comparable to those using autograft or allograft enriched with orthobiological agents.

  20. Bilateral Total Hip Arthroplasty in Femoral Head Avascular Necrosis: Functional Outcomes and Complications

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    Afshin Taheriazam

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Total hip arthroplasty (THA is one of the successful and cost-benefit surgical treatments. One-stage bilateral THA (BTHA offers many benefits. However, there are concerns about the safety of the procedure and higher complications. We aimed to evaluate the complications and outcomes of one-stage BTHA with Hardinge approach for femoral head avascular necrosis patients. A total of 60 patients from April 2009 and May 2013, were underwent one-stage bilateral total hip arthroplasty (BTHA in Milad and Erfan hospitals, Tehran, Iran. A prospective analysis of the functional outcomes and complications of one-stage BTHA through Hardinge approach in patients with femoral head avascular necrosis (AVN performed. We evaluated all patients clinically and radiologically with serial follow-ups. A clinical hip score based upon the modified Harris Hip Score (MHHS was performed preoperatively and again postoperatively. During period of study 44 men (73.3% and 16 women (26.6% with a mean age of 31.40±4.08 years (range 25 to 36 years at the time of presentation were entered. The mean surgical time was 2.6±0.38 hrs. The mean hospital stay was 3 .50±0.72 days. Hemoglobin level decreased significa ntly after operation (P= 0.046. There was no reported patient with perioperative death, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, infection, dislocation, periprosthetic fracture or heterotrophic ossification. The mean preoperative MHHS score was 47.93±7.33 in patients. MHHS score i mproved to 95.06±3.47 in the last follow-up (P=0.0001.Our results recommend the use of one-stage BTHA through Hardinge approach in femoral head avascular necrosis patients.

  1. Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head After Palliative Radiotherapy in Metastatic Prostate Cancer: Absence of a Dose Threshold?

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    Daoud, Alia M; Hudson, Mack; Magnus, Kenneth G; Huang, Fleur; Danielson, Brita L; Venner, Peter; Saluja, Ronak; LeGuerrier, Bronwen; Daly, Helene; Emmenegger, Urban; Fairchild, Alysa

    2016-03-06

    Avascular necrosis (AVN) is the final common pathway resulting from insufficient blood supply to bone, commonly the femoral head. There are many postulated etiologies of non-traumatic AVN, including corticosteroids, bisphosphonates, and radiotherapy (RT). However, it is unclear whether there is a dose threshold for the development of RT-induced AVN. In this case report, we describe a patient with prostate cancer metastatic to bone diagnosed with AVN after receiving single-fraction palliative RT to the left femoral head. Potential contributing factors are discussed, along with a review of other reported cases. At present, the RT dose threshold below which there is no risk for AVN is unknown, and therefore detrimental impact from the RT cannot be excluded. Given the possibility that RT-induced AVN is a stochastic effect, it is important to be aware of the possibility of this diagnosis in any patient with a painful hip who has received RT to the femoral head.

  2. 3D segmentation and quantification of magnetic resonance data: application to the osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    Klifa, Catherine S.; Lynch, John A.; Zaim, Souhil; Genant, Harry K.

    1999-05-01

    The general objective of our study is the development of a clinically robust three-dimensional segmentation and quantification technique of Magnetic Resonance (MR) data, for the objective and quantitative evaluation of the osteonecrosis (ON) of the femoral head. This method will help evaluate the effects of joint preserving treatments for femoral head osteonecrosis from MR data. The disease is characterized by tissue changes (death of bone and marrow cells) within the weight-bearing portion of the femoral head. Due to the fuzzy appearance of lesion tissues and their different intensity patterns in various MR sequences, we proposed a semi-automatic multispectral segmentation of MR data introducing data constraints (anatomical and geometrical) and using a classical K-means unsupervised clustering algorithm. The method was applied on ON patient data. Results of volumetric measurements and configuration of various tissues obtained with the semi- automatic method were compared with quantitative results delineated by a trained radiologist.

  3. A Rabbit Model of Hormone-induced Early Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head

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    QIAN WEN; LIMA; YAN-PING CHEN; LIN YANG; WEI LUO; XIAO-NING WANG

    2008-01-01

    Objective To establish an experimental model of early stage avascular necrosis of the femoral head (ANFH) caused by corticosteroid in adult rabbits and to observe the pathological changes with various imaging techniques. Methods ANFH was induced by a combination of hypersensitivity vasculitis caused by injection of horse serum and subsequent administration of a high dose of corticosteroid. The pathological changes were detected with digital radiography (DR), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ink artery infusion angiography, hematoxylin--eosin staining, and mmunohistochemistry. Results The imageological and athological changes corresponded to the clinical characteristics of early stage ANFH. DR showed bilaterally increased bone density, an unclear epiphyseal line, and blurred texture of cancellous bone. CT showed spot-like low-density imaging of cancellous bone, thinner cortical bone, osteoporosis, and an unclear epiphyseal line. MRI showed bone marrow edema and spot-like high signals in T2-weighted imaging in cancellous bone. Ink artery infusion angiography showed fewer obstructed blood vessels in the femoral head. HE staining of pathological sections showed fewer trabeculae and thin bone, an increased proportion of empty osteocyte lacunae, decreased hematopoiesis, thrombosis, and fat cell hypertrophy. Lmmunohistochemistry showed attenuated expression of vascular endothelial growth factor in osteoblasts and chondrocytes, and on the inner membrane of blood vessels. Conclusion Experimental rabbit model of early stage ANFH caused by corticosteroid can be successfully established and provide the foundation for developing effective methods to treat early stage ANFH.

  4. MR-based three-dimensional presentation of cartilage thickness in the femoral head

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    Nakanishi, Katsuyuki [Dept. of Radiology, Osaka Seamen' s Insurance Hospital (Japan); Tanaka, Hisashi; Nakamura, Hironobu [Osaka Univ. (Japan). Dept. of Radiology; Sugano, Nobuhiko [Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, Osaka University Medical School (Japan); Sato, Yoshinobu; Kubota, Tetsuya; Tamura, Shinichi [Div. of Functional Imaging, Osaka University Medical School (Japan); Ueguchi, Takashi [Dept. of Radiology, Osaka University Medical Hospital (Japan)

    2001-11-01

    The purpose of our study was to visualize the hyaline cartilage of the femoral head and to evaluate the distribution of the thickness by three-dimensional reconstruction of MRI data. The MRI was performed in 10 normal volunteers, 1 patient with osteonecrosis and 4 with advanced osteoarthritis. A fast 3D spoiled gradient-recalled acquisition in the steady state pulse sequence (TR 22 ms/TE 5.6 ms/no. of excitations 2) with fat suppression was used for data collection. Coronal and sagittal images were obtained with 3-mm effective slice thickness, 16-cm field of view (FOV) and 256 x 192 matrix. The MR images were reconstructed in three dimensions for evaluating the distribution of the cartilage thickness. In all normal volunteers, 1 patient with osteonecrosis and three advanced osteoarthritis, 3D reconstruction was successful, but in 1 case of osteoarthritis, 3D reconstruction failed because of the narrow joint space. In normal volunteers, the cartilage thickness is thickest in the central portion around the ligamentum teres (mean 2.8 mm). The medial portion and the lateral portion are almost of the same thickness (medial 1.3 mm, lateral 1.1 mm). In 3 cases of osteoarthritis, the cartilage became thinner in the lateral portions (<0.6 mm), but was unchanged in the central and medial portions. Three-dimensional reconstruction of MRI data is useful for evaluating the distribution of the cartilage thickness of the femoral head objectively. (orig.)

  5. Trochanter/calcar preserving reconstruction in tumors involving the femoral head and neck

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    Cho, Hwan Seong; Lee, Young-Kyun; Ha, Yong-Chan; Koo, Kyung-Hoi

    2016-01-01

    AIM: To evaluate the results of hip reconstruction with extensive excision for tumor confined to the femoral head and neck. METHODS: We designed a resection preserving the greater trochanter and lower portion of calcar femorale, and utilized conventional total hip prosthesis. We retrospectively reviewed 7 patients, who underwent a wide resection and reconstruction using conventional hip prosthesis. There were 3 men and 4 women and their mean age was 42.5 years (22 to 65 years). The histologic diagnosis of each patient was low-grade osteosarcoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, liposclerosing myxofibroma, intraosseous lipoma, chondroblastoma, giant cell tumor and focal intramedullary fibrosis. RESULTS: One patient with lymphoma died due to disease dissemination at 10 mo postoperatively and the remaining 6 patients were followed for a mean of 4.7 years (3 to 6 years). All patients were able to return to their daily activities and no patient had local recurrence. No radiographic signs of loosening, wear, and osteolysis were found at the last follow-up. CONCLUSION: Trochanter/calcar-preserving resection of the proximal femur and reconstruction using conventional total hip prosthesis, is a satisfactory treatment for tumors confined to the femoral head and neck. PMID:27458555

  6. Vitamin K2 Prevents Glucocorticoid-induced Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in Rats.

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    Zhang, Yue-Lei; Yin, Jun-Hui; Ding, Hao; Zhang, Wei; Zhang, Chang-Qing; Gao, You-Shui

    2016-01-01

    Glucocorticoid medication is one of the most common causes of atraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH), and vitamin K2 (VK2) has been shown to play an important and beneficial role in bone metabolism. In this study, we hypothesized that VK2 could decrease the incidence of glucocorticoid-induced ONFH in a rat model. Using in vitro studies, we investigated how bone marrow-derived stem cells in the presence of methylprednisolone proliferate and differentiate, specifically examining osteogenic-related proteins, including Runx2, alkaline phosphatase and osteocalcin. Using in vivo studies, we established glucocorticoid-induced ONFH in rats and investigated the preventive effect of VK2. We employed micro-CT scanning, angiography of the femoral head, and histological and immunohistochemical analyses, which demonstrated that VK2 yielded beneficial effects for subchondral bone trabecula. In conclusion, VK2 is an effective antagonist for glucocorticoid on osteogenic progenitors. The underlying mechanisms include acceleration of BMSC propagation and promotion of bone formation-associated protein expression, which combine and contribute to the prevention of glucocorticoid-induced ONFH in rats.

  7. Enoxaparin Prevents Steroid-Related Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head

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    Rainer Beckmann

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head is still a challenging problem in orthopedic surgery. It is responsible for 10% of the 500,000 hip replacement surgeries in the USA and affects relatively young, active patients in particular. Main reasons for nontraumatic osteonecrosis are glucocorticoid use, alcoholism, thrombophilia, and hypofibrinolysis (Glueck et al., 1997; Orth and Anagnostakos, 2013. One pathomechanism of steroid-induced osteonecrosis is thought to be impaired blood flow to the femoral head caused by increased thrombus formation and vasoconstriction. To investigate the preventive effect of enoxaparin on steroid-related osteonecrosis, we used male New Zealand white rabbits. Osteonecrosis was induced by methylprednisolone-injection (1×20 mg/kg body weight. Control animals were treated with phosphate-buffered saline. Treatment consisted of an injection of 11.7 mg/kg body weight of enoxaparin per day (Clexane in addition to methylprednisolone. Four weeks after methylprednisolone-injection the animals were sacrificed. Histology (hematoxylin-eosin and Ladewig staining was performed, and empty lacunae and histological signs of osteonecrosis were quantified. Histomorphometry revealed a significant increase in empty lacunae and necrotic changed osteocytes in glucocorticoid-treated animals as compared with the glucocorticoid- and Clexane-treated animals and with the control group. No significant difference was detected between the glucocorticoid and Clexane group and the control group. This finding suggests that cotreatment with enoxaparin has the potential to prevent steroid-associated osteonecrosis.

  8. Bearing-Foreign Material Deposition on Retrieved Co-Cr Femoral Heads: Composition and Morphology

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    Nishant M. Tikekar

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Bearing-foreign material deposition onto a femoral head can occur from contact with an acetabular shell due to dislocation, reduction, or subluxation. The purpose of this study was to comprehensively characterize deposit regions on retrieved cobalt-chrome femoral heads from metal-on-polyethylene total hip arthroplasties that had experienced such adverse events. The morphology, topography, and composition of deposition regions were characterized using macrophotography, optical profilometry, scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The deposit areas were relatively large, they were much rougher than the surrounding undamaged clean areas, and they displayed several distinct morphologies. Titanium alloy elements were the predominant constituents. Calcium and phosphorous were also detected within the deposit areas, in a composition that could nucleate abrasive hydroxyapatite. In addition, tungsten-rich particles, likely present as tungsten carbide, were observed on top of the titanium deposits. The increased roughness associated with these deposition features would be expected to accelerate damage and wear of the opposing liner and hence accelerate the development of osteolysis.

  9. Early Reversible Ischemia of Femoral Head Epiphysis in Piglets on Gadolinium-enhanced MRI: An experimental study

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    LI Xiaoming; HU Junwu; ZHEN Hongwei; TANG Lihua; XU Anhui

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to demonstrate if Gadolinium-enhanced MRI can detect early reversible ischemia of the femoral head epiphysis caused by hip hyper-abduction in piglets. Between 3 and 6 h consistent hyper-abduction, gadolinium-enhanced MRI was performed in 20 femoral heads of 10 piglets. After completion of MRI scan, the piglets were allowed to ambulate freely for 1 or 7 days and re-imaged. The enhanced-MRI results of epiphyseal and physeal cartilage and the secondary center of ossification were observed. MRI appearances and histological findings were compared. On Gadolinium-enhanced MRI, decreased or absent enhancement was seen in 14 cartilaginous epiphyses of all 20 femoral heads. Reperfusion was completed in 10 of 14 femoral heads after one day of ambulation and in the rest 4 after 7 days of ambulation. Gadolinium-enhanced MRI can identify early ischemia and its reversal of the capital femoral epiphysis induced by hip hyper-abduction.

  10. Association of toll-like receptor 4 signaling pathway with steroid-induced femoral head osteonecrosis in rats.

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    Tian, Lei; Zhou, Dong-Sheng; Wang, Kun-Zheng; Zhang, Wei; Shi, Zhi-Bin; Fan, Li-Hong; Sun, Shui

    2014-10-01

    Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is frequently observed in patients treated with excessive corticosteroids. However, the pathogenesis of corticosteroid-induced osteonecrosis remains unclear. The purpose of this study was to investigate the role of Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) signaling pathway in steroid-induced femoral head osteonecrosis in rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats were injected intramuscularly with 20 mg/kg methylprednisolone (MP) for 8 weeks, twice per week. The animals were sacrificed at 2, 4 and 8 weeks after the last MP injection, respectively, and then allocated to the 2-, 4- and 8-week model groups (n=24 each). Rats in the control group (n=12) were not given any treatment. Histopathological analysis was performed and the concentration of tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) in plasma was determined. The activation of osteoclasts in the femoral head was assessed by TRAP staining. The expression of TLR4, MyD88, TRAF6 and NF-κB p65 that are involved in TLR4 signaling, and MCP-1 production were detected by using real-time PCR (RT-PCR) and Western blotting. The results showed that the osteonecrosis in the femoral head was clearly observed and the concentration of TRAP in the plasma was increased in the model rats. The femoral head tissues in MP-treated rats were positive for TRAP and the intensity of TRAP staining was greater in MP-treated rats than in control rats. As compared with the control group, the mRNA expression of TLR4 signaling-related factors was enhanced significantly at 4 and 8 weeks, and the protein levels of these factors increased significantly with time. It was concluded that MP could induce the femoral head osteonecrosis in rats, which was associated with osteoclast activation via the TLR4 signaling pathway. These findings suggest that TLR4 signaling pathway plays a pivotal role in the pathogenesis of steroid-induced osteonecrosis.

  11. Deproteinized bone with VEGF gene transfer to facilitate the repair of early avascular necrosis of femoral head of rabbit

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    CAO Kai; HUANG Wei; AN Hong; JIANG Dian-ming; SHU Yong; HAN Zhi-min

    2009-01-01

    Objective: To explore a new method for early avascular necrosis of femoral head (AVNFH) therapy.Methods: Sixty-nine AVNFH New Zealand adult rabbits were randomly divided into three groups with equal number. In Group A, deproteinized bone (DPB) that absorbed with recombinant plasmid pcDNA3.1-hVEGF165 was implanted into the drilled tunnel of necrotic femoral head. In Group B, only DPB was implanted. In Group C, only tunnel was drilled without DPB or plasmid implanted. Femoral head specimens were obtained at postoperative 1, 2, 4, 8, 16 weeks. The expression of VEGF165 and collagen I was detected by immunohistochemistry. Bone formation was detected generally by X-ray. Angiogenesis and the repair of the femoral head were observed histologically.Results: The expression of VEGF 165 could be detected 2 weeks after implantation in Group A, but it was not observed in other groups. The result of collagen I expression had a significantly difference 2, 4 and 8 weeks after operation in Group A from those in other groups (P<0.01).X-ray results indicated that there was more bone formation in Group A than in other groups. The regenerated capillary vessels staining result of necrotic femoral head in Group A was significantly different from those in other groups at postoperative 2 and 4 weeks (P<0.01).Conclusions: Transfection ofhVEGF165 gene enhances local angiogenesis and DPB-VEGF compound improves the repair of necrotic femoral head. Deproteinized bone grafting with VEGF gene transfer provides a potential method for the treatment of osteonecrosis.

  12. Diagnostic scope of computer tomography in hip disease - Paget's disease, femoral head necrosis, coxarthrosis, coxarthritis

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    Nebel, G.; Lingg, G.; Reid, W.

    1982-10-01

    The value of computer tomography was investigated in Paget's disease of the hip, femoral head necrosis (adult avascular and osteoradionecrosis), coxarthrosis and coxarthritis (bacterial and rheumatoid). The greatest value of CT is in the diagnosis of adult avascular necrosis of the femoral head and is valuable for localising the necrotic area in the axial plane. This is of value in planning surgical treatment (displacement osteotomy or endoprosthesis). In Paget's disease, coxarthrosis and coxarthritis, CT provides only additional or more precise information.

  13. Osteonecrosis Mimicking Bone Metastasis in Femoral Head on {sup 18F} FDG PET/CT: A Case Report

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    Choi, Kyu Ho; Oh, Jin Kyoung; Kim, Sung Hoon; Yoo, Ik Dong; Choi, Eun Kyoung; Han, Eun Ji [The Catholic Univ. of Korea, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2011-03-15

    A 77 year old woman underwent chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and brachytherapy for cervical cancer 9 years ago. On a follow up {sup 18F} fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/CT image, focal FDG uptake was noted in a focal osteolytic lesion in the right femoral head. During magnetic resonance imaging, this lesion showed subchondral dark signal intensity rim on T1 weighted image and double line sign on T2 weighted image, suggestive of osteonecrosis. The lesion was pathologically confirmed as osteonecrosis after surgery. This case demonstrates that osteonecrosis of the femoral head may demonstrate focal FDG uptake mimicking bone metastasis.

  14. Common site of subchondral insufficiency fractures of the femoral head based on three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging

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    Iwasaki, Kenyu; Yamamoto, Takuaki; Motomura, Goro; Karasuyama, Kazuyuki; Sonoda, Kazuhiko; Kubo, Yusuke; Iwamoto, Yukihide [Kyushu University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka (Japan)

    2016-01-15

    The objective of this study was to investigate the common sites of subchondral insufficiency fractures of the femoral head (SIF) based on three-dimensional (3-D) reconstruction of MR images. In 33 hips of 31 consecutive patients diagnosed with SIF, 3-D reconstruction of the bone, fracture, and acetabular edge was performed using MR images. These 3-D images were used to measure the fractured areas and clarify the positional relationship between the fracture and degree of acetabular coverage. The fractured area in the anterior portion was significantly larger than in the posterior area. In 11 cases, the fractures contacted the acetabular edge and were distributed on the lateral portion. The indices of acetabular coverage (center-edge angle and acetabular head index) in these cases were less than the normal range. In the remaining 22 cases, the fractures were apart from the acetabular edge and distributed on the mediolateral centerline of the femoral head. The majority of these cases had normal acetabular coverage. The common site of SIF is the anterior portion. In addition, two types of SIF are proposed: (1) Lateral type: the contact stress between the acetabular edge and lateral portion of the femoral head causes SIF based on the insufficient acetabular coverage, and (2) Central type: the contact stress between the acetabular surface and the mediolateral center of the femoral head causes SIF independent from the insufficiency of acetabular coverage. These findings may be useful for considering the treatment and prevention of SIF. (orig.)

  15. Radiographic bone texture analysis is correlated with 3D microarchitecture in the femoral head, and improves the estimation of the femoral neck fracture risk when combined with bone mineral density

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    Ollivier, Matthieu [Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, ISM UMR 7287, 13284 Marseille (France); APHM, Hôpital Sainte Marguerite, Orthopedic Surgery Department, 13009 Marseille (France); Le Corroller, Thomas, E-mail: Thomas.LeCorroller@ap-hm.fr [Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, ISM UMR 7287, 13284 Marseille (France); APHM, Hôpital Sainte Marguerite, Radiology Department, 13009 Marseille (France); Blanc, Guillaume [APHM, Hôpital Sainte Marguerite, Orthopedic Surgery Department, 13009 Marseille (France); Parratte, Sébastien [Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, ISM UMR 7287, 13284 Marseille (France); APHM, Hôpital Sainte Marguerite, Orthopedic Surgery Department, 13009 Marseille (France); Champsaur, Pierre [Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, ISM UMR 7287, 13284 Marseille (France); APHM, Hôpital Sainte Marguerite, Radiology Department, 13009 Marseille (France); Chabrand, Patrick [Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, ISM UMR 7287, 13284 Marseille (France); Argenson, Jean-Noël [Aix-Marseille Université, CNRS, ISM UMR 7287, 13284 Marseille (France); APHM, Hôpital Sainte Marguerite, Orthopedic Surgery Department, 13009 Marseille (France)

    2013-09-15

    Purpose: Femoral neck fracture is a major public health problem in elderly persons, representing the main source of osteoporosis-related mortality and morbidity. In this study, we aimed at comparing radiographic texture analysis with three-dimensional (3D) microarchitecture in human femurs, and at evaluating whether bone texture analysis improved the assessment of the femoral neck fracture risk other than that obtainable by bone mineral density (BMD). Materials and methods: Thirteen osteoporotic femoral heads from patients who fractured their femoral neck and twelve non-fractured femoral heads from osteoarthritic patients were studied using respectively (1) a new high-resolution digital X-ray device (BMA™, D3A Medical Systems) allowing for bone texture analysis with fractal parameter Hmean, and (2) a micro-computed tomograph (CT) for 3D microarchitecture. BMD was measured postoperatively by DXA in all patients in the contralateral femur. Results: In these femoral heads, we found that fractal parameter Hmean was correlated with 3D microarchitecture parameters: bone volume fraction (BV/TV), trabecular number (Tb.N), trabecular separation (Tb.Sp) and fractal dimension (FD) respectively (p < 0.05). Then, fractal parameter Hmean was significantly lower in the femoral heads from the fractured group than from the non-fractured group (p < 0.01). Finally, multiple regression analysis showed that combining bone texture analysis and total hip BMD significantly improved the estimation of the femoral neck fracture risk from adjusted r{sup 2} = 0.46 to adjusted r{sup 2} = 0.67 (p < 0.05). Conclusion: Radiographic bone texture analysis was correlated with 3D microarchitecture parameters in the femoral head, provided accurate discrimination between the femoral heads from the fractured and non-fractured groups, and significantly improved the estimation of the femoral neck fracture risk when combined with BMD.

  16. Normal radiological unossified hip joint space and femoral head size development during growth in 675 children and adolescents.

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    Wegener, Veronika; Jorysz, Gabriele; Arnoldi, Andreas; Utzschneider, Sandra; Wegener, Bernd; Jansson, Volkmar; Heimkes, Bernhard

    2017-03-01

    Evaluation of hip joint space width during child growth is important to aid in the early diagnosis of hip pathology in children. We established reference values for hip joint space and femoral head size for each age. Hip joint space development during growth was retrospectively investigated medial and cranial in 1350 hip joints of children using standard anteroposterior supine plain pelvic radiographs. Maximum capital femoral epiphysis diameter and femoral radii were further more investigated. Hip joint space values show a slow decline during growth. Joint space was statistically significantly (p < 0.006) larger in boys than girls. Our hip joint space measurements on supine subjects seem slightly larger than those reported by Hughes on standing subjects. Evaluation of the femoral head diameter and the radii showed a size curve quite parallel to the known body growth charts. Radii medial and perpendicular to the physis are not statistically significantly different. We recommend to compare measurements of hip joint space at two locations to age dependent charts using the same imaging technique. During growth, a divergence in femoral head size from the expected values or loss of the spherical shape should raise the question of hip disorder. Clin. Anat. 30:267-275, 2017. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2016 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  17. Corrosion at the head-neck interface of current designs of modular femoral components: essential questions and answers relating to corrosion in modular head-neck junctions.

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    Osman, K; Panagiotidou, A P; Khan, M; Blunn, G; Haddad, F S

    2016-05-01

    There is increasing global awareness of adverse reactions to metal debris and elevated serum metal ion concentrations following the use of second generation metal-on-metal total hip arthroplasties. The high incidence of these complications can be largely attributed to corrosion at the head-neck interface. Severe corrosion of the taper is identified most commonly in association with larger diameter femoral heads. However, there is emerging evidence of varying levels of corrosion observed in retrieved components with smaller diameter femoral heads. This same mechanism of galvanic and mechanically-assisted crevice corrosion has been observed in metal-on-polyethylene and ceramic components, suggesting an inherent biomechanical problem with current designs of the head-neck interface. We provide a review of the fundamental questions and answers clinicians and researchers must understand regarding corrosion of the taper, and its relevance to current orthopaedic practice. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2016;98-B:579-84.

  18. Femoral Varus Osteotomy for Hip Instability after Traumatic Fracture Dislocations of the Hip Associated with Femoral Head Fractures: A Report of Two Cases

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    Shuichi Miyamoto

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Fracture of the femoral head and the acetabulum with traumatic dislocation of the hip is a severe injury representing various types and unfavorable outcome. We showed a 45-year-old man with Pipkin type-IV fracture and coxa valga. An immediate closed reduction was achieved followed by open reduction and internal fixation via a posterior approach 6 days later. However, dislocation occurred three times without traumatic events after three weeks. CT demonstrated no displacement of posterior fragments or implant failure. Femoral intertrochanteric varus osteotomy was performed to gain concentric stability and successfully resolved recurrent dislocation. Another 45-year-old woman with Pipkin type-IV fracture and coxa valga also underwent closed reduction initially and then continued conservative treatment. After eight weeks, when she started gait training, progressive pain became symptomatic. Persistent hip pain at weight bearing was not improved in spite of arthroscopic synovectomy and osteochondroplasty. Two years after injury, femoral intertrochanteric varus osteotomy was indicated and her refractory pain was resolved gradually. We suggest that femoral varus osteotomy should be considered for superolateral subluxation associated fracture dislocation of the hip in Pipkin type-IV and coxa valga.

  19. Wear resistance of the biocompatible phospholipid polymer-grafted highly cross-linked polyethylene liner against larger femoral head.

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    Moro, Toru; Takatori, Yoshio; Kyomoto, Masayuki; Ishihara, Kazuhiko; Kawaguchi, Hiroshi; Hashimoto, Masami; Tanaka, Takeyuki; Oshima, Hirofumi; Tanaka, Sakae

    2015-07-01

    The use of larger femoral heads to prevent the dislocation of artificial hip joints has recently become more common. However, concerns about the subsequent use of thinner polyethylene liners and their effects on wear rate have arisen. Previously, we prepared and evaluated the biological and mechanical effects of a novel highly cross-linked polyethylene (CLPE) liner with a nanometer-scaled graft layer of poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) (PMPC). Our findings showed that the PMPC-grafted particles were biologically inert and caused no subsequent bone resorptive responses and that the PMPC-grafting markedly decreased wear in a hip joint simulator. However, the metal or ceramic femoral heads used in this previous study had a diameter of 26 mm. Here, we investigated the wear-resistance of the PMPC-grafted CLPE liner with a 40-mm femoral head during 10 × 10(6) cycles of loading in the hip joint simulator. The results provide preliminary evidence that the grafting markedly decreased gravimetric wear rate and the volume of wear particles, even when coupled with larger femoral heads. Thus, we believe the PMPC-grafting will prolong artificial hip joint longevity both by preventing aseptic loosening and by improving the stability of articular surface.

  20. The usefulness of 3D quantitative analysis with using MRI for measuring osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    Hwang, Ji Young; Lee, Sun Wha [Ewha Womans University College of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Park, Youn Soo [Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2006-11-15

    We wanted to evaluate the usefulness of MRI 3D quantitative analysis for measuring osteonecrosis of the femoral head in comparison with MRI 2D quantitative analysis and quantitative analysis of the specimen. For 3 months at our hospital, 14 femoral head specimens with osteonecrosis were obtained after total hip arthroplasty. The patients preoperative MRIs were retrospectively reviewed for quantitative analysis of the size of the necrosis. Each necrotic fraction of the femoral head was measured by 2D quantitative analysis with using mid-coronal and mid-sagittal MRIs, and by 3D quantitative analysis with using serial continuous coronal MRIs and 3D reconstruction software. The necrotic fraction of the specimen was physically measured by the fluid displacement method. The necrotic fraction according to MRI 2D or 3D quantitative analysis was compared with that of the specimen by using Spearman's correlation test. On the correlative analysis, the necrotic fraction by MRI 2D quantitative analysis and quantitative analysis of the specimen showed moderate correlation (r = 0.657); on the other hand, the necrotic fraction by MRI 3D quantitative analysis and quantitative analysis of the specimen demonstrated a strong correlation (r = 0.952) ({rho} < 0.05). MRI 3D quantitative analysis was more accurate than 2D quantitative analysis using MRI for measuring osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Therefore, it may be useful for predicting the clinical outcome and deciding the proper treatment option.

  1. Variation of the anterior aspect of the femoral head-neck junction in a modern human identified skeletal collection

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    Radi, Nico; Mariotti, Valentina; Riga, Alessandro

    2013-01-01

    The effectiveness of the so-called skeletal markers of activity as functional indicators is widely debated. Among them, certain morphological features of the anterior aspect of the femoral head-neck junction (Poirier's facet, cervical fossa of Allen, etc.) have been considered in relation to some...

  2. Surgical management of osteonecrosis of the femoral head in patients with sickle cell disease.

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    Kamath, Atul F; McGraw, Michael H; Israelite, Craig L

    2015-11-18

    Sickle cell disease is a known risk factor for osteonecrosis of the hip. Necrosis within the femoral head may cause severe pain, functional limitations, and compromise quality of life in this patient population. Early stages of avascular necrosis of the hip may be managed surgically with core decompression with or without autologous bone grafting. Total hip arthroplasty is the mainstay of treatment of advanced stages of the disease in patients who have intractable pain and are medically fit to undergo the procedure. The management of hip pathology in sickle cell disease presents numerous medical and surgical challenges, and the careful perioperative management of patients is mandatory. Although there is an increased risk of medical and surgical complications in patients with sickle cell disease, total hip arthroplasty can provide substantial relief of pain and improvement of function in the appropriately selected patient.

  3. Bilateral Osteonecrosis of the Femoral and Humeral Heads after Short Term Corticosteroid Therapy. A Case Study.

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    El Gamal, Tarek Ahmed; El-Bakoury, Ahmed; Hawkins, Amanda; Ed AlTayeb Mussa, Moham; Er Ahmed Sweed, Tam; Eh Samir Ansara, Sam

    2016-03-23

    Steroid induced osteonecrosis is a devastating injury that usually requires rebuild of the joint, with the femoral and the humeral head being most commonly affected. Steroid therapy is the most common reported cause of atraumatic osteonecrosis. The Collaborative Osteonecrosis Group Study confirmed that steroids are the primary cause of multi-focal osteonecrosis in 91% of the cases. Osteonecrosis is considered multifocal when three or more joints are involved. We report a rare case of bilateral steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the proximal femora and humeri nine months after a short course of intravenous methylprednisolone for treatment of multiple myeloma. The relationship between development of osteonecrosis and corticosteroid treatment has been extensively investigated. Steroid therapy is the most common reported cause of atraumatic osteonecrosis. Multi-focal osteonecrosis should be highly suspected and thoroughly investigated in patients with persistent pain at typical sites after commencement of steroids.

  4. Subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head in a patient with alkaptonuria

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    Hamada, Takahiro; Shida, Jun-ichi; Inokuchi, Akihiko; Arizono, Takeshi [Kyushu Central Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fukuoka-city (Japan); Yamamoto, Takuaki [Kyushu University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Fukuoka-city (Japan)

    2014-06-15

    We report a patient with alkaptonuria accompanied by bilateral rapidly destructive arthrosis of the hip. The destruction of the left hip joint with its severe functional impairment necessitated total hip arthroplasty (THA). The outcome was satisfactory. Both magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and pathologic findings were compatible with a subchondral insufficiency fracture. A year and half later, during a follow-up visit, the patient complained of right coxalgia. Radiography showed that the right femoral head had already disappeared, requiring THA of the right hip. Although there have been a few reports of rapid destructive hip osteoarthritis associated with ochronotic arthropathy, the pathogenesis of the destructive change is not clear. Subchondral insufficiency fracture was diagnosed on MR imaging and pathologically confirmed in our patient with alkaptonuria, suggesting that subchondral insufficiency fracture is one of the causes of ochronotic hip destruction. (orig.)

  5. Increased risk of revision in patients with non-traumatic femoral head necrosis

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    Bergh, Camilla; Fenstad, Ann M; Furnes, Ove

    2014-01-01

    is not associated with poor outcome. We compared the risk of revision after operation with THA due to FHN or POA in the Nordic Arthroplasty Register Association (NARA) database including Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Patients and methods - 427,806 THAs performed between 1995 and 2011 were included......Background and purpose - Previous studies of patients who have undergone total hip arthroplasty (THA) due to femoral head necrosis (FHN) have shown an increased risk of revision compared to cases with primary osteoarthritis (POA), but recent studies have suggested that this procedure...... groups was 86% (95% CI: 86-86) and 77% (CI: 74-80). After adjusting for covariates, the relative risk (RR) of revision for any reason was higher in patients with FHN for both periods studied (up to 2 years: RR = 1.44, 95% CI: 1.34-1.54; p

  6. Numerical Optimization of the Position in Femoral Head of Proximal Locking Screws of Proximal Femoral Nail System; Biomechanical Study.

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    Konya, Mehmet Nuri; Verim, Özgür

    2017-09-29

    Proximal femoral fracture rates are increasing due to osteoporosis and traffic accidents. Proximal femoral nails are routinely used in the treatment of these fractures in the proximal femur. To compare various combinations and to determine the ideal proximal lag screw position in pertrochanteric fractures (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Osteosynthesefragen classification 31-A1) of the femur by using optimized finite element analysis. Biomechanical study. Computed tomography images of patients' right femurs were processed with Mimics. Afterwards a solid femur model was created with SolidWorks 2015 and transferred to ANSYS Workbench 16.0 for response surface optimization analysis which was carried out according to anterior-posterior (-10°0) and posterior-anterior directions of the femur neck significantly increased these stresses. The most suitable position of the proximal lag screw was confirmed as the middle of the femoral neck by using optimized finite element analysis.

  7. Fat-suppressed T2-weighted MRI appearance of subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head

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    Sonoda, Kazuhiko; Yamamoto, Takuaki; Motomura, Goro; Karasuyama, Kazuyuki; Kubo, Yusuke; Iwamoto, Yukihide [Kyushu University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka (Japan)

    2016-11-15

    Our aims were to investigate the imaging appearance of subchondral insufficiency fracture (SIF) of the femoral head based on fat-suppressed T2-weighted MRI, and evaluate its correlation with the clinical outcomes following conservative treatment. We retrospectively evaluated 40 hips in 37 patients with SIF of the femoral head (12 males and 25 females; mean age 55.8 years, range 22-78 years). MRI examinations were performed within 3 months after the onset of hip pain. Using fat-suppressed T2-weighted imaging, we evaluated the hips for the intensity of the subchondral bone (corresponding to the area superior to the low intensity band on T1-weighted images) as well as bone marrow edema, joint effusion, and presence of the band lesion. We then correlated the intensity of the subchondral bone with clinical outcomes. The hips were classified into three types based on subchondral intensity on fat-suppressed T2-weighted images: type 1 (21 hips) showed high intensity, type 2 (eight hips) showed heterogeneous intensity, and type 3 (11 hips) showed low intensity. The mean period between pain onset and MRI examination was significantly longer for type 2 hips than for type 1. Healing rates were 86 % for type 1, 75 % for type 2, and 18 % for type 3. SIF cases were classified into three types based on subchondral intensity on fat-suppressed T2-weighted imaging performed within 3 months after pain onset. Type 3 SIF tended to be intractable to conservative treatment compared to type 1 and type 2. (orig.)

  8. Symptomatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head after adult orthotopic liver transplantation

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    LI Hua; CHEN Gui-hua; ZHANG Jian; HE Ji-wen; WANG Kun; WANG Gen-shu; JIANG Nan; FU Bin-sheng; WANG Guo-ying; YANG Yang

    2012-01-01

    Background With the increase of survival in liver transplantation recipients,more patients are at a high risk of developing osteonecrosis,especially in the femoral head,due to immunosuppressive treatment.The purpose of this study was to report the incidence,possible risk factors,and outcome of symptomatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) in adult patients with current immunosuppressive agents and individual protocol after liver transplantation in China.Methods A ratrospective analysis was performed on 226 adult patients who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) at a single liver transplantation institution between January 2004 and December 2008.The posttransplant survival time (or pre-retransplantation survival time) of all the patients were more than 24 months.The possible pre- and post-transplantation risk factors of symptomatic ONFH were investigated and the curative effects of the treatment were also reported.Results The incidence of ONFH was 1.33% in patients after OLT.ONFH occurred at a mean of (14±6) months (range,10-21 months) after transplantation.Male patients more often presented with osteonecrosis as a complication than female patients.The patients with lower pre-transplantation total bilirubin and direct bilirubin levels (P <0.05).There was no difference in the cumulative dose of corticosteroids or tacrolimus between the patients with or without symptomatic ONFH.Patients were treated either pharmacologically or surgically.All patients showed a nice curative effect without major complications during the 18-63 months post-treatment follow up.Conclusions The symptomatic ONFH does not occur commonly after adult OLT in the current individual immunosuppressive protocol in China.

  9. The therapeutic effect of negative pressure in treating femoral head necrosis in rabbits.

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    Zhang, Yin-gang; Wang, Xuezhi; Yang, Zhi; Zhang, Hong; Liu, Miao; Qiu, Yushen; Guo, Xiong

    2013-01-01

    Because negative pressure can stimulate vascular proliferation, improve blood circulation and promote osteogenic differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells, we investigated the therapeutic effect of negative pressure on femoral head necrosis (FHN) in a rabbit model. Animals were divided into four groups (n = 60/group): [1] model control, [2] core decompression, [3] negative pressure and [4] normal control groups. Histological investigation revealed that at 4 and 8 weeks postoperatively, improvements were observed in trabecular bone shape, empty lacunae and numbers of bone marrow hematopoietic cells and fat cells in the negative pressure group compared to the core decompression group. At week 8, there were no significant differences between the negative pressure and normal control groups. Immunohistochemistry staining revealed higher expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) in the femoral heads in the negative pressure group compared with the core decompression group. Transmission electron microscopy revealed that cell organelles were further developed in the negative pressure group compared with the core decompression group. Microvascular ink staining revealed an increased number of bone marrow ink-stained blood vessels, a thicker vascular lumen and increased microvascular density in the negative pressure group relative to the core decompression group. Real-time polymerase chain reaction revealed that expression levels of both VEGF and BMP-2 were higher in the negative pressure group compared with the core decompression group. In summary, negative pressure has a therapeutic effect on FHN. This effect is superior to core decompression, indicating that negative pressure is a potentially valuable method for treating early FHN.

  10. Three-dimensional finite element analysis on the treatment of adult femoral head necrosis using different graft

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    Wen Xue; Kunzheng Wang; Wei Ling

    2006-01-01

    Objective: To study the alternation of distribution of the stress in the necrotic femoral head with different kinds of grafting materials by using three-dimensional element methods and find out the most optimal one with sound biomechanical principles before clinical application. Methods: We prepared a three dimension finite element model of central femoral head necrosis with surface modeling technique (spiral ct)and calculated the peak stress index of necrotic portion in three situations:core drilling in 14 mm diameter and grafting with titanium,fibula,polylactide. Results: The peak stress index of normal femoral head was 0.05,but in osteonecrotic femoral head, the peak stress index was 13 times of the normal (0.67). The value of necrotic portion with big shallow angle (0.67) was larger than the one with small deep angle (0.49). Core drilling in 14 mm diameter and grafting with titanium, fibula and polyactide could diminish the bad stress in the necrotic portion respectirdy. The decrease volume in small necrotic area (90°) is marked(38%), while in big necrotic area (150°) it was indistinctive(10%). In the same necrotic portion, the decrease volume with titanium was(38%) larger than with the fibula (37 % ), and also larger than with the polyactide(29% ). Conclusion: In necrotic portion of femoral head, the badshess could produce 13times of the normal one. Grafting with titanium, fibula and polyactide could reduce the bad stress respectively. The effect of titanium is most marked, second is fibula and polyactide is indistinctive. The effect was in big necrotic portion is bad, the best effect was in small necrotic portion.

  11. Revision hip arthroplasty in patients with a previous total hip replacement for osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

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    Park, Youn-Soo; Moon, Young-Wan; Lee, Keun-Ho; Lim, Seung-Jae

    2014-12-01

    Patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head are typically relatively young and active and often require high rates of revision after primary total hip arthroplasty. However, outcomes of revision hip arthroplasty in this patient population have rarely been reported in the literature. The authors conducted a retrospective review of 72 patients (75 hips) who underwent revision hip arthroplasty with a primary diagnosis of osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Mean age at index revision was 53.3 years (range, 34-76). Components of acetabular revision included a cementless porous-coated cup in 58 hips and an acetabular cage in 3 hips. Components of femoral revision included a fully grit-blasted tapered stem in 30 hips and a proximally porous-coated modular stem in 9 hips. Mean duration of follow-up was 7 years (range, 3-17). Mean Harris Hip Score improved from 49 points preoperatively to 90 points postoperatively. At final follow-up, 11 hips (14.7%) required reoperation because of aseptic loosening (6 hips), infection (2 hips), recurrent dislocation (1 hip), periprosthetic fracture (1 hip), and ceramic fracture (1 hip). Kaplan-Meier survivor-ship with an endpoint of re-revision for any reason was 81% and for mechanical failure was 87.5% for the cup and 100% for the stem at 10 years. Unlike the previous report, the authors' study showed a lower failure rate of the femoral stem after revision hip arthroplasty using modern cementless femoral components in patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Aseptic cup loosening or osteolysis is the most common mechanism of failure at medium-term follow-up. Copyright 2014, SLACK Incorporated.

  12. Comparison of steady state femoral head penetration rates between two highly cross-linked polyethylenes in total hip arthroplasty.

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    Whittaker, John-Paul; Charron, Kory D; McCalden, Richard W; Macdonald, Steven J; Bourne, Robert B

    2010-08-01

    Given that the manufacture of highly cross-linked polyethylene (HXLPE) is not standardized, the behavior of these materials may vary. Our study compares minimum 5-year steady state femoral head penetration rates using the Martell method, in 2 HXPLEs produced by different manufacturers. Patients received a primary hip arthroplasty using an uncemented acetabular component with an HXLPE liner and a 28-mm femoral head. Forty-seven patients in group A received an HXLPE liner (Reflection XLPE, Smith and Nephew Inc, Memphis, Tenn), and 36 patients in group B received a different HXLPE liner (Longevity, Zimmer Inc, Warsaw, Ind). Average follow-up was 6.42 years in group A and 7.64 years in group B. The steady state head penetration rates were not significantly (P > .05) different between the HXPLE groups over the midterm with 0.026 mm/y and 0.025 mm/y in groups A and B, respectively.

  13. An Ex Vivo Model in Human Femoral Heads for Histopathological Study and Resonance Frequency Analysis of Dental Implant Primary Stability

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    Pedro Hernández-Cortés

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. This study was designed to explore relationships of resonance frequency analysis (RFA—assessed implant stability (ISQ values with bone morphometric parameters and bone quality in an ex vivo model of dental implants placed in human femoral heads and to evaluate the usefulness of this model for dental implant studies. Material and Methods. This ex vivo study included femoral heads from 17 patients undergoing surgery for femoral neck fracture due to osteoporosis (OP (n=7 or for total prosthesis joint replacement due to severe hip osteoarthrosis (OA (n=10. Sixty 4.5×13 mm Dentsply Astra implants were placed, followed by RFA. CD44 immunohistochemical analysis for osteocytes was also carried out. Results. As expected, the analysis yielded significant effects of femoral head type (OA versus OA (P0.5 in all cases, and no significant differences in ISQ values were found as a function of the length or area of the cortical layer (both P>0.08. Conclusion. Although RFA-determined ISQ values are not correlated with morphometric parameters, they can discriminate bone quality (OP versus OA. This ex vivo model is useful for dental implant studies.

  14. Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell transplantation combined with core decompression and bone grafting in the repair of osteonecrosis of femoral head

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    Zhang Yang; Wang Nan; Yang Li-feng; Ma Ji; Li Zhi

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Core decompression alone for osteonecrosis of femoral head easily causes fovea of femoral head and colapse of inner microstructure. Therefore, autologous bone is needed for filing and supporting. Moreover, bone marrow stem cel transplantation can decrease the incidence of femoral head colapse. OBJECTIVE:To discuss the clinical effects of core decompression and bone grafting combined with autotransplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cels for osteonecrosis of femoral head. METHODS: A total of 33 patients were treated by core decompression and bone grafting combined with autotransplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cels in the Fourth Department of Bone Surgery, Central Hospital Affiliated to Shenyang Medical Colege in China from December 2012 to May 2013. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:After the treatment by core decompression and bone grafting combined with autotransplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cels, Harris hip function score increased and pain disappeared in patients with osteonecrosis of femoral head. They could do various labors. Radiographs or CT examination displayed normal femoral head in 30 hips, accounting for 79%. Pain significantly reduced. Normal or slight limp walking was found in 15 hips, accounting for 40%. There were 35 hips in patients, whose walking distance was extended, accounting for 92%. 24 hips dysfunction was improved markedly, accounting for 63%. Al results suggested that core decompression and bone grafting combined with autotransplantation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cels improved the local blood supply of femoral head, and played a positive role in promoting the necrotic bone absorption and bone repairing.

  15. A Case of Acute Prosthesis Migration after Femoral Head Replacement due to Osteomalacia by FGF23-Induced Tumor

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    Shinya Hayashi

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23 was recently identified as an important factor involved in the development of hypophosphatemic rickets and osteomalacia. We experienced a rare case of acute prosthesis migration after hemihip arthroplasty due to FGF23-induced tumor. The patient underwent femoral head replacement because of femoral neck fracture, but prosthesis migration was occurred at 1 week after operation. The patient took various examinations, and FGF23-induced tumor was found in his right wrist. The tumor was resected, and he underwent total hip arthroplasty 8 month later. Finally, he was able to obtain free gait without pain.

  16. Total hip arthroplasty with cementless cups and femoral head autografts for patients with hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis

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    吴立东; 金礼斌; 严世贵; 杨泉森; 戴雪松; 王祥华

    2004-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the outcome of total hip arthroplasty (THA) with cementless cups and femoral head autografts for patients with hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis.Methods: Between 1995 and 2002, we implanted 23cementless cups and femoral head autografts in 20 patients with hip dysplasia and osteoarthritis. In this study, a retrospective study was made on 21 hips in 20 patients (18females and 2 males, aged 50 years on an average) with developmental hip dysplasia treated by THA with acementless cup and femoral head autograft. The acetabular cup was placed at the level of the true acetabuinm and all the patients required autogenous femoral head grafts due to acetabular deficiency. The average rate of the acetabular cup covered by the femoral head autograft was 31%(ranging from 10% to 45%). Eight hips had less than 25%cup coverage and thirteen between 25% and 50%. The average follow-up period was 4.7 years (range, 1-8 years).The replacing outcome was evaluated by modified Harris hip score. Preoperative and follow-up radiographs were made.Results: All the autografts were united to the host bones. No autograft was collapsed or no component from the hip was loosed in all the patients. According to the modified Harris hip score, the average hip score increased from 46 before operation to 89 at the final review. Before operation, the leg-length discrepancy was greater than 2 cm in all the patients except one with bilateral hip dysplasia.After operation, only 2 out of 20 patients had a leg-length discrepancy greater than 1 cm. Three hips showed minor bone resorption in the lateral portion of the graft, which did not support the cup. Three hips developed Grade 1Brooker heterotopic ossification and one developed Grade 2.Conclusions: THA with a cementless cup and a femoral head autograft for patients with osteoarthritis resulted from hip dysplasia can result in favorable outcomes. This method can provide reliable acetabular fixation and restore the acetabular bone stock in

  17. Femoral head activity in Perthes' disease: clinical evaluation of a quantitative technique for estimating tracer uptake. [/sup 99m/Tc-polyphosphate or diphosphenate

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    Morley, T.R.; Short, M.D.; Dowsett, D.J.

    1978-08-01

    A method for quantifying the uptake of Tc-99m-labeled phosphate complexes in the femoral head has been clinically evaluated, being used specifically for studying the uptake of these bone-seeking agents in Perthes's disease. The analysis depends on the selection, by computer program, of a reliable reference area in the femoral shaft, which is then compared with the mean uptake from each femoral head. The femoral-head activity is then represented as an uptake ratio. These ratios, together with a fixed contour representing the uptake in the femoral-head regions, provide more clinical information than the radiograph or scintiphoto, particularly in the early stages of unilateral or bilateral femoral-head disease and during followup. No correlation has been found between these ratios and qualitative techniques for assessing Perthes' disease by radiograph. From the quantitative data so far obtained it is clear that osteotomy reduces the vascularity of the femoral head, and in certain cases this reduction persists for some years. Tc-99m-labeled diphosphonate compounds were used in more recent studies, and a significant increase in sensitivity was obtained, compared with earlier polyphosphate data.

  18. Tissue engineering repair for femoral head necrosis%股骨头坏死的组织工程修复

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    龙腾河; 崔惠勤; 李涛

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The development of tissue engineering technique changed the manner for treating bone defect. Because bone tissues are reproducible, more and more medical investigators paid a great attention on application of tissue engineering in treatment of femoral head necrosis.OBJECTIVE: To summarize the tissue engineering repair manner of femoral head necrosis, and to explore the perspective of regenerative medicine in bone tissue engineering.METHODS: We retrieved articles regarding tissue engineering techniques in repair of femoral head necrosis from aspects of frontier fields of tissue engineering, including stem cells, tissue construction and biomechanics, orthopedics biomaterial, artificial prosthetic replacement, bone graft transplantation published from January 2000 to December 2011. Repetitive or Meta analysis articles were excluded. A total of 30 representative articles were analyzed.RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: With the progression of regenerative medicine, tissue engineering technique had been widely used in repair of femoral head necrosis, containing stem cells from different sources transplantation for treating femoral head necrosis, inflammatory factor and femora head necrosis, construction and biomechanical analysis of finite element model of femoral head necrosis, varied giant molecular organism bone scaffold in repair of femoral head necrosis, artificial bone implantation and artificial hip joint replacement. However, present tissue engineering in treatment of femoral head necrosis is still in animal experiment and empirical treatment levels.%背景 随着组织工程学技术的发展,改变了治疗骨缺损的传统治疗模式.由于骨组织是可再生组织,医学研究者们越来越重视组织工程在股骨头坏死治疗中的应用.目的 总结股骨头坏死的组织工程修复手段,探索再生医学在骨组织工程领域的医用前景.方法 从组织工程医学关注的几个前沿领域,包括 "干细胞、组织构建与生物

  19. Use of Femoral Head and Neck Ostectomy and Physical Therapy to Manage Osteoarthritis in a Rhesus Macaque (Macaca mulatta).

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    Uchihashi, Mayu; Hampel, Joseph A; Nemzek, Jean A; Saccone, Phillip A; Eaton, Kathryn A; Nowland, Megan H

    2015-06-01

    Osteoarthritis is associated with pain and immobility in both humans and animals. However, available resources for osteoarthritis management in captive NHP are limited. This case report describes a novel management strategy for a 10-y-old male macaque with unilateral hindlimb lameness, prominent muscle wasting, and severely limited range of motion. Radiographs of the affected limb showed lytic lesions of the femoral head. To relieve pain and improve mobility, femoral head and neck ostectomy (FHO) was performed, and multiple pharmacotherapies were initiated. The macaque also received a unique method of physical therapy that required no sedation, acted as enrichment, and was implemented by using a conventional caging system. The response to therapy was monitored by measuring thigh circumference in the operated and nonoperated limbs, which demonstrated improvement in both legs. The unique physical therapy in conjunction with surgery and pharmacotherapy benefited the macaque with osteoarthritis by reducing discomfort and improving mobility.

  20. CT evidence for subchondral trabecular injury of the femoral head in transient osteoporosis of the hip: a case report.

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    Kim, Yong Lae; Nam, Kwang Woo; Yoo, Jeong Joon; Hong, Sung Hwan; Kim, Hee Joong

    2010-01-01

    A 28-yr-old woman presented with both hip pain that started sequentially during the peripartum period. Diagnosis of transient osteoporosis of the hip (TOH) was made based on typical findings of plain radiographs and magnetic resonance images. The subchondral trabeculae of the femoral head were evaluated on serially taken coronal multiplanar reformation computerized tomogram images. At 4 weeks after pain onset, marked decrease in the sclerotic density with irregular discontinuation was observed in the primary compression trabeculae. At 12 weeks, a focal area of irregular thickening of trabeculae was observed. At 20 weeks, sclerotic density of trabeculae recovered markedly and the focal area of irregular trabecular thickening disappeared. At 1 yr, subchondral trabeculae recovered almost completely. The evidence of subchondral trabecular injury was observed in the femoral heads of TOH.

  1. Laser Doppler flowmetry for bone blood flow measurement: correlation with microsphere estimates and evaluation of the effect of intracapsular pressure on femoral head blood flow

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    Swiontkowski, M.F.; Tepic, S.; Perren, S.M.; Moor, R.; Ganz, R.; Rahn, B.A.

    1986-01-01

    Laser Doppler flowmetry (LDF) was used to measure bone blood flow in the rabbit femoral condyles. To correlate the LDF output signal blood cell flux to in vivo blood flow, simultaneous measurements using LDF and /sup 85/Sr-labeled microspheres were made in an adult rabbit model. There was no correlation between the two methods for blood flow in the femoral condyles and the correlation between the two methods for blood flow in the femoral head does not achieve statistical significance. An LDF signal of 0.4 V was approximately equal to a microsphere measured flow rate of 0.4 ml blood/g bone/min. The strength of the correlation in the latter case may have been affected by (a) large arteriovenous shunts, (b) inadequate mixing of the microspheres with a left ventricular injection, and (c) insufficient numbers of microspheres present in the bone samples. When LDF was used to evaluate the effect of elevated intracapsular pressure on femoral head blood flow in skeletally mature rabbits, femoral head subchondral bone blood flow declined with increasing intracapsular pressure from a baseline value of 0.343 +/- 0.036 to a value of 0.127 +/- 0.27 at 120 cm of water pressure. The decline in femoral head blood flow was statistically significant at pressures of 40 cm of water or higher (p less than 0.001), and evaluation of sections of the proximal femora made from preterminal disulphine blue injections confirmed these findings. Intracapsular tamponade has an adverse effect on femoral head blood flow beginning well below central venous pressure and should be considered in the pathophysiology of posttraumatic and nontraumatic necrosis of the femoral head. Laser Doppler flowmetry was easy to use and appears to be a reproducible technique for evaluating femoral head blood flow, offering distinct advantages over the microsphere technique for measuring bone blood flow.

  2. Treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head by percutaneous decompression and autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell infusion

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    YAN Zuo-qin; CHEN Yun-su; LI Wen-jun; YANG Yi; HUO Jian-zhong; CHEN Zheng-rong; SHI Jian-hui; GE Jun-bo

    2006-01-01

    Objective:To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head by percutaneous decompression and autologous bone marrow mononuclear cell (BMCs) infusion.Methods: 44 hips in 28 patients with avascular necrosis at early stage were treated by percutaneous multiple holes decompression followed by autologous BMCs infusion. Autologous BMCs were concentrated from bone marrow that was taken from the posterior iliac crest of the patient. Patients were followed up at least 2 years. The results were determined by the changes in the Harris hip score and the progression in the radiograghic stages.Results: No complications were observed after the operation. Before operation, there were stage Ⅰ of femoral head necrosis in 8 hips, stage Ⅱ in 15 hips, stage Ⅲ in 14hips, stage Ⅳ in 7 hips, and the postoperative stages at the most recent follow-up were stage O in 1 hip, stage Ⅰ in 6hips, stage Ⅱ in 13 hips, stage Ⅲ in 13 hips, stage Ⅳ in 7hips, stage Ⅴ in 4 hips. The mean preoperative Harris hip score was 58 (46-89), and improved to 86 (70-94)postoperatively. All the femoral head collapsed preoperatively showed that the necrotic size was at least more than 30 %.Conclusions: Percutaneous multiple holes decompression combined with autologous BMCs is a new way to treat avascular necrosis of the femoral head. The earlier the stage, the better the result. A randomized prospective study needed to compare with routine core decompression in the future.

  3. Subchondral insufficiency fractures of the femoral head: associated imaging findings and predictors of clinical progression

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    Hackney, Lauren A.; Joseph, Gabby B.; Link, Thomas M. [University of California, San Francisco, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, San Francisco, CA (United States); Lee, Min Hee [University of California, San Francisco, Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, San Francisco, CA (United States); University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Vail, Thomas P. [University of California, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA (United States)

    2016-06-15

    To characterize the morphology and imaging findings of femoral head subchondral insufficiency fractures (SIF), and to investigate clinical outcomes in relation to imaging findings. Fifty-one patients with hip/pelvis magnetic resonance (MR) images and typical SIF characteristics were identified and reviewed by two radiologists. Thirty-five patients had follow-up documentation allowing assessment of clinical outcome. Subgroup comparisons were performed using regression models adjusted for age and body mass index. SIF were frequently associated with cartilage loss (35/47, 74.5 %), effusion (33/42, 78.6 %), synovitis (29/44, 66 %), and bone marrow oedema pattern (BMEP) (average cross-sectional area 885.7 ± 730.2 mm{sup 2}). Total hip arthroplasty (THA) was required in 16/35 patients, at an average of 6 months post-MRI. Compared to the THA cohort, the non-THA group had significantly (p < 0.05) smaller overlying cartilage defect size (10 mm vs. 29 mm), smaller band length ratio and fracture diameters, and greater incidence of parallel fracture morphology (p < 0.05). Male gender and increased age were significantly associated with progression, p < 0.05. SIF were associated with synovitis, cartilage loss, effusion, and BMEP. Male gender and increased age had a significant association with progression to THA, as did band length ratio, fracture diameter, cartilage defect size, and fracture deformity/morphology. (orig.)

  4. Modified minimally invasive two-incision total hip arthroplasty using large diameter femoral head

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    Kyung Soon Park

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Minimally invasive (MI total hip arthroplasty (THA is an alternative to standard THA, but has created much controversy among orthopedic surgeons. The authors modified the original minimally invasive two-incision THA technique and used large-diameter (32 mm, 36 mm ceramic-on-ceramic articulation. Materials and Methods: One hundred and seventy patients that underwent unilateral MI two-incision THA were retrospectively reviewed, and surgical morbidity, functional recovery, radiological properties, and complications were assessed. Results: Mean Harris hip score (HHS improved from 41.8 to 96.1 at last followup, and mean Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC score from 66.2 to 26.9. The mean lateral opening angle of the acetabular component was 38.2° and the mean stem position was valgus 1.9°. There was an intraoperative femur fracture and one revision surgery due to stem subsidence. No patient had dislocation. Conclusions: Our data suggest that this modified technique combined with large ceramic femoral head is safe and reproducible in terms of achieving proper implant positioning and early functional recovery.

  5. The apparent elastic modulus of the juxtarticular subchondral bone of the femoral head.

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    Brown, T D; Vrahas, M S

    1984-01-01

    An experiment was undertaken to obtain approximate values for the intrinsic elastic modulus of subchondral bone. Shallow spherical caps, with uniform and incrementally controlled thickness, were machined from subchondral bone in the weight-bearing regions of 11 fresh-frozen normal femoral head autopsy specimens. Under application of polar point loads, the measured deflections were compared with a corresponding analytical shell solution, thus allowing back-calculation of the apparent modulus. Analogous tests were performed on similarly shaped specimens of stock Plexiglas of known modulus in order to estimate the precision of the testing method. The aggregate results for subchondral bone showed that its intrinsic stiffness correlated inversely with nominal shell thickness, but even the thinnest (1.0 mm thick) of these shells had an apparent modulus (mean = 1.372 GN/m2, SD = 414 MN/m2) well below that generally accepted for "pure" cortical bone (about 14 GN/m2). This stiffness deficit was very likely due to the presence of histologically evident marrow spaces. However, the low apparent modulus values measured in this study may not be fully representative of complex in vivo behavior, because in the testing of excised shells there is no radial compressive stress transfer to underlying cancellous bone.

  6. Gene Expression Changes in Femoral Head Necrosis of Human Bone Tissue

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    Bernadett Balla

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH is the result of an interruption of the local circulation and the injury of vascular supply of bone. Multiple factors have been implicated in the development of the disease. However the mechanism of ischemia and necrosis in non-traumatic ONFH is not clear. The aim of our investigation was to identify genes that are differently expressed in ONFH vs. non-ONFH human bone and to describe the relationships between these genes using multivariate data analysis. Six bone tissue samples from ONFH male patients and 8 bone tissue samples from non-ONFH men were examined. The expression differences of selected 117 genes were analyzed by TaqMan probe-based quantitative real-time RT-PCR system. The significance test indicated marked differences in the expression of nine genes between ONFH and non-ONFH individuals. These altered genes code for collagen molecules, an extracellular matrix digesting metalloproteinase, a transcription factor, an adhesion molecule, and a growth factor. Canonical variates analysis demonstrated that ONFH and non-ONFH bone tissues can be distinguished by the multiple expression profile analysis of numerous genes controlled via canonical TGFB pathway as well as genes coding for extracellular matrix composing collagen type molecules. The markedly altered gene expression profile observed in the ONFH of human bone tissue may provide further insight into the pathogenetic process of osteonecrotic degeneration of bone.

  7. Role of Ayurveda in the conservative management of avascular necrosis of the femoral head: A case study.

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    Chaturvedi, Ashutosh; Kumar, M Ashvini; Lohith, B A; Praveen, B S; Swathi, C

    2016-01-01

    Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head is the most common type of necrosis affecting the bones. Management of AVN aims at the preservation of structure, function and relief of from pain. Many surgical procedures such as drilling and insertion of bone grafts, modified Whitman or Colonna reconstruction and insertion of prosthesis are carried out to remedy the condition but all these procedures are costly with the prognosis being poor. Signs and symptoms of Avascular necrosis are nearer to asthivāha srotoduṣṭi vikāra (disorders of musculoskeletal origin) and can be considered with gambhīra avasthā (chronic stage). An effort has been made in the present study to evaluate the efficiency of Ayurvedic formulations in the conservative management of AVN of the femoral head. A case of AVN with bilateral femoral head was treated with rūkṣaṇa (Drying therapy) followed by śodhana (bio purification) and bṛhmaṇa (rejuvenation). Patient was observed for complications during whole course of treatment, untoward complications were not seen. Patient was observed for symptomatic improvements based on assessment done by the questionnaire over graded signs and symptoms before and after treatment. The results were encouraging. The therapy provided marked relief from pain, tenderness, stiffness and improvement in the gait. Conservative management of AVN through Ayurvedic principles provides significant relief and improves quality of life.

  8. 兔正常及激素坏死股骨头的CT灌注成像研究%Study of CT perfusion on normal femoral head and steroid-induced avascular necrosis of the femoral head in rabbits

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    刘秀娟; 孙娜; 段岩松; 徐艳

    2012-01-01

    目的 分析正常股骨头及激素坏死股骨头(SANFH)的CT灌注表现.方法 将30只实验兔随机分为2组,实验组25只,每周2次注射氢化可的松及青霉素;对照组5只,仅注射青霉素.用药后2、4、6、8、10周行CT灌注扫描,绘出股骨头的时间-密度曲线,分析其血流量(BF)、血容量(BV)及平均通过时间(MTT)灌注值.灌注后处死兔子,取其股骨头做病理切片.结果 正常兔两侧股骨头灌注曲线相近;正常股骨头与对照组股骨头灌注曲线亦相近,二者间的BF、BV及MTT无明显差异.在给药后2周、4周,BF、BV开始下降; 6周、8周,BF、BV明显下降; 10周,BF、BV不降反升.给药各时间段MTT变化不明显.结论 CT灌注能够较全面反映早期SANFH的血供变化.%Objective To analyze CT perfusion imaging of normal femoral head and steroid-induced avascular necrosis of the femoral head (SANFH) in rabbits. Methods 30 rabbits were randomly divided into two groups. The experimental group was injected with hydrocortisone and penicillin twice a weeks, the control group was only injected with penicillin. At the time of 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 weeks after injection, the experimental group and the control group underwent CT perfusion scan, respectively. Time-density curves (T-DC) were depicted and the values of blood flow(BF) , blood volume (BV) and mean transit time(MTT) of femoral heads were analysed. Rabbits were killed after perfusion and the femoral heads of them were taken for pathologic examinations. Results The perfusion curves were similar between bilateral normal femoral heads, between the normal femoral head and the ones of control group,even the values of BF, BV and MTT were no of significant difference. BF and BV of femoral head began decrease during earlier period (second week, fourth week) , obviously with prolongation of injection (sixth week, eighth week). But BF and BV increased at tenth week. MTT had not an obvious change at different time. Conclusion CT can

  9. The Fate and Distribution of Autologous Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells with Intra-Arterial Infusion in Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in Dogs

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    Hongting Jin

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This study aimed to investigate if autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs could treat osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH and what the fate and distribution of the cells are in dogs. Twelve Beagle dogs were randomly divided into two groups: MSCs group and SHAM operated group. After three weeks, dogs in MSCs group and SHAM operated group were intra-arterially injected with autologous MSCs and 0.9% normal saline, respectively. Eight weeks after treatment, the necrotic volume of the femoral heads was significantly reduced in MSCs group. Moreover, the trabecular bone volume was increased and the empty lacunae rate was decreased in MSCs group. In addition, the BrdU-positive MSCs were unevenly distributed in femoral heads and various vital organs. But no obvious abnormalities were observed. Furthermore, most of BrdU-positive MSCs in necrotic region expressed osteocalcin in MSCs group and a few expressed peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ (PPAR-γ. Taken together, these data indicated that intra-arterially infused MSCs could migrate into the necrotic field of femoral heads and differentiate into osteoblasts, thus improving the necrosis of femoral heads. It suggests that intra-arterial infusion of autologous MSCs might be a feasible and relatively safe method for the treatment of femoral head necrosis.

  10. Comparative repeatability of guide-pin axis positioning in computer-assisted and manual femoral head resurfacing arthroplasty.

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    Hodgson, A; Helmy, N; Masri, B A; Greidanus, N V; Inkpen, K B; Duncan, C P; Garbuz, D S; Anglin, C

    2007-10-01

    The orientation of the femoral component in hip resurfacing arthroplasty affects the likelihood of loosening and fracture. Computer-assisted surgery has been shown to improve significantly the surgeon's ability to achieve a desired position and orientation; nevertheless, both bias and variability in positioning remain and can potentially be improved. The authors recently developed a computer-assisted surgical (CAS) technique to guide the placement of the pin used in femoral head resurfacing arthroplasty and showed that it produced significantly less variation than a typical manual technique in varus/valgus placement relative to a preoperatively determined surgical plan while taking a comparable amount of time. In the present study, the repeatability of both the CAS and manual techniques is evaluated in order to estimate the relative contributions to overall variability of surgical technique (CAS versus manual), surgeon experience (novice versus experienced), and other sources of variability (e.g. across specimens and across surgeons). This will enable further improvements in the accuracy of CAS techniques. Three residents/fellows new to femoral head resurfacing and three experienced hip arthroplasty surgeons performed 20-30 repetitions of each of the CAS and manual techniques on at least one of four cadaveric femur specimens. The CAS system had markedly better repeatability (1.2 degrees) in varus/valgus placement relative to the manual technique (2.8 degrees), slightly worse repeatability in version (4.4 degrees versus 3.2 degrees), markedly better repeatability in mid-neck placement (0.7 mm versus 2.5 mm), no significant dependence on surgeon skill level (in contrast to the manual technique), and took significantly less time (50 s versus 123 s). Proposed improvements to the version measurement process showed potential for reducing the standard deviation by almost two thirds. This study supports the use of CAS for femoral head resurfacing as it is quicker than the

  11. A comparison of leg length and femoral offset discrepancies in hip resurfacing, large head metal-on- metal and conventional total hip replacement: a case series

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    Herman Katie A

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background A discrepancy in leg length and femoral offset restoration is the leading cause of patient dissatisfaction in hip replacement surgery and has profound implications on patient quality of life. The aim of this study is to compare biomechanical hip reconstruction in hip resurfacing, large-diameter femoral head hip arthroplasty and conventional total hip replacement. Method Sixty patient's post-operative radiographs were reviewed; 20 patients had a hip resurfacing (HR, 20 patients had a Large Head Metal-on-metal (LHM hip replacement and 20 patients had a conventional small head Total Hip Replacement (THR. The leg length and femoral offset of the operated and unoperated hips were measured and compared. Results Hip resurfacing accurately restored hip biomechanics with no statistical difference in leg length (P = 0.07 or femoral offset (P = 0.95 between the operated and non-operative hips. Overall HR was superior for reducing femoral offset discrepancies where it had the smallest bilateral difference (-0.2%, P = 0.9. The traditional total hip replacement was least effective at restoring the hip anatomy. Conclusion The use of a larger-diameter femoral head in hip resurfacing does not fully account for the superior biomechanical restoration, as LHM did not restore femoral offset as accurately. We conclude that restoration of normal hip biomechanics is best achieved with hip resurfacing.

  12. Prediction of traumatic avascular necrosis of the femoral head by single photon emission computerized tomography and computerized tomography: an experimental study in dogs

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    SHEN Feng; YAN Zuo-qin; GUO Chang-an; SHI Hong-cheng; GU Yu-shen; ZENG Meng-su; LU Xiao-yu; LIU Jun

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the femoral head perfusion and to predict the traumatic avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head by single photon emission computerized tomography and computerized tomography (SPECT/CT). Methods: Totally 18 adult beagle dogs were divided randomly into three equal-sized (n=6) groups. Subsequently different degrees of ischemia model were developed by destroying blood vessels of the femoral head. The left hip received sham operation as normal control and the right hip underwent blood interruption. In Group A, the ligamentum teres was cut off. In Group B, the marrow cavity of the right femoral neck was destroyed while in Group C, the soft tissues at the base of the femoral neck were stripped in addition to the resection of the ligamentum teres and destruction of the marrow cavity. Three hours after surgery, SPECT/ CT was performed. Laser Doppler Flowmetry (LDF) measurements were also obtained at three different time points (before operation, immediately and three hours after operation) in order to assess the change process of blood supply to the femoral head. Results: SPECT/CT showed no significant difference in the radionuclide uptake between the right and left femoral heads in Group A (t=-0.09, P=0.94) and Group B (t= 0.52, P=0.62). However, in Group C, it was 261 ±62 for the right femoral head, only 12% of that in the left femoral head. LDF measurements indicated that the femoral head perfusion was decreased from (45.0±3.3) PU to (39.1±3.7) PU in Group A, from (44.0±2.7) PU to (34.3±2.6) PU in Group B, and from (47.3 ±2.1) PU to (4.96±0.6) PU in Group C immediately after operation. However, the perfusion was restored and returned to normal values three hours after operation except in Group C. Conclusion: SPECT/CT could assess the perfusion of the femoral head semiquantitatively, which might be useful in predicting the development of traumatic AVN.

  13. Imaging and histopathological aspects in aseptic osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

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    Trăistaru, Magdalena Rodica; Kamal, Diana; Kamal, Kamal Constantin; Rogoveanu, Otilia Constantina; Popescu, Mihai; Bondari, Simona; Alexandru, Dragoş Ovidiu; Ionovici, Nina; Grecu, Dan Cristian

    2015-01-01

    Aseptic osteonecrosis causes various clinical manifestations, depending on its location, but has in common a histopathological and radiological substrate. Aseptic osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a condition whose pathogenesis remains unclear despite many theories developed so far, and the discovery of numerous risk factors. The objective of this study is to emphasize the role of imaging techniques and correlating histology and immunohistochemistry methods in order to more accurately stage the disease. This retrospective study was performed on a total of 103 patients with clinical and radiological suspicion of unilateral or bilateral osteonecrosis. For the diagnosis criteria, we used clinical information, pelvic X-ray images, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT). For the inclusion of patients in a disease stage, we used the Association Research Circulation Osseous (ARCO) classification system. For patients diagnosed at an advanced stage, who underwent hip arthroplasty, we harvested biological material necessary for the histopathological study. There were differences in the appearance and extent of the lesion on the histological samples compared to macroscopic examination and even those obtained through imaging means, particularly for patients in evolutionary stage III. Aspects such as the extension of the area of fibrosis, bone tissue remodeling, the density of the newly formed vascular network and degree of impairment of the cartilage, are determined more accurately using histology and immunohistochemistry techniques. Before classifying patients in a certain stage, after correlating clinical and imaging data, histopathological aspects have to be considered, particularly in patients in stages III and IV, in which total hip arthroplasty could be delayed.

  14. The Protective Effect of Cordycepin On Alcohol-Induced Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head

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    Yi-Xuan Chen

    2017-08-01

    Full Text Available Background: Alcohol abuse is known to be a leading risk factor for atraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH, in which the suppression of osteogenesis plays a critical role. Cordycepin benefits bone metabolism; however, there has been no study to determine its effect on osteonecrosis. Methods: Human bone mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs were identified by multi-lineage differentiation. Alkaline phosphatase (ALP activity, RT-PCR, western blots, immunofluorescent assay and Alizarin red staining of BMSCs were evaluated. A rat model of alcohol-induced ONFH was established to investigate the protective role of cordycepin against ethanol. Hematoxylin & eosin (H&E staining and micro-computerized tomography (micro-CT were performed to observe ONFH. Apoptosis was assessed by TdT-mediated dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL. Immunohistochemical staining was carried out to detect OCN and COL1. Results: Ethanol significantly suppressed ALP activity, decreased gene expression of OCN and BMP2, lowered levels of RUNX2 protein, and reduced immunofluorescence staining of OCN and COL1 and calcium formation of hBMSCs. However, these inhibitory effects were attenuated by cordycepin co-treatment at concentrations of 1 and 10 µg/mL Moreover, it was revealed that the osteo-protective effect of cordycepin was associated with modulation of the Wnt/β-catenin pathway. In vivo, by micro-CT, TUNEL and immunohistochemical staining of OCN and COL1, we found that cordycepin administration prevented alcohol-induced ONFH. Conclusion: Cordycepin treatment to enhance osteogenesis may be considered a potential therapeutic approach to prevent the development of alcohol-induced ONFH.

  15. Glucocorticoids Significantly Influence the Transcriptome of Bone Microvascular Endothelial Cells of Human Femoral Head

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    Qing-Sheng Yu; Wan-Shou Guo; Li-Ming Cheng; Yu-Feng Lu; Jian-Ying Shen; Ping Li

    2015-01-01

    Background:Appropriate expression and regulation of the transcriptome,which mainly comprise ofmRNAs and lncRNAs,are important for all biological and cellular processes including the physiological activities of bone microvascular endothelial cells (BMECs).Through an intricate intracellular signaling systems,the transcriptome regulates the pharmacological response of the cells.Although studies have elucidated the impact of glucocorticoids (GCs) cell-specific gene expression signatures,it remains necessary to comprehensively characterize the impact of lncRNAs to transcriptional changes.Methods:BMECs were divided into two groups.One was treated with GCs and the other left untreated as a paired control.Differential expression was analyzed with GeneSpring software V12.0 (Agilent,Santa Clara,CA,USA) and hierarchical clustering was conducted using Cluster 3.0 software.The Gene Ontology (GO) analysis was performed with Molecular Annotation System provided by CapitalBio Corporation.Results:Our results highlight the involvement of genes implicated in development,differentiation and apoptosis following GC stimulation.Elucidation of differential gene expression emphasizes the importance of regulatory gene networks induced by GCs.We identified 73 up-regulated and 166 down-regulated long noncoding RNAs,the expression of 107 of which significantly correlated with 172 mRNAs induced by hydrocortisone.Conclusions:Transcriptome analysis of BMECs from human samples was performed to identify specific gene networks induced by GCs.Our results identified complex RNA crosstalk underlying the pathogenesis of steroid-induced necrosis of femoral head.

  16. Hip fracture in a patient affected by transient osteoporosis of the femoral head during the last trimester of pregnancy.

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    Spinarelli, Antonio; Patella, Vittorio; Speciale, Domenico; Petrera, Massimo; Vittore, Donato; Pesce, Vito; Patella, Silvio

    2009-05-01

    Few cases of hip fracture in pregnant women affected by transient osteoporosis of the femoral head have been reported in the literature, but its real incidence seems to be underestimated. During pregnancy, osteoporosis manifests itself with an insidious onset of hip pain and limp without any trauma or infective episode in clinical history. Its clinical course is characterized by spontaneous recovery a few weeks to several months after delivery. This article describes the case of a 35-year-old woman with a sudden onset of bilateral hip pain during the last trimester of her first pregnancy; she had neither history of steroid therapy nor alcohol abuse; her body temperature and serological parameters were normal. Bilateral transient osteoporosis of the femoral heads was suspected and confirmed by magnetic resonance imaging. Fifteen days postpartum, she was admitted to our clinic with a displaced femoral neck fracture. A cementless total hip arthroplasty was performed to quickly begin a rehabilitative program. She underwent antiresorptive therapy with alendronic acid 70 mg/week and vitamin D for 3 months. Three months after the fracture, a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry scan showed osteopenia (T-score, -1.5). Risedronic acid 35 mg/week and vitamin D were then prescribed. The last physical examination at 3 months postoperatively revealed a gradual recovery of the autonomy in activities of daily life.

  17. Femoral Head Growth Plate Dysplasia and Fracture in Juvenile Rabbits Induced by Off-target Antiangiogenic Treatment.

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    Hall, A Peter; Mitchard, T; Rolf, M G; Stewart, J; Duffy, P

    2016-08-01

    Epiphyseal growth plate dysplasia (chondrodysplasia) might be considered as the pathognomonic feature of antiangiogenic treatment in preclinical species as it is reliably and dose-responsively induced in rodents and monkeys with vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR) inhibitors, fibroblast growth factor (FGF) receptor inhibitors, matrix metalloproteinase inhibitors, and vascular targeting agents. Here we report epiphyseal growth plate dysplasia in juvenile rabbits treated with an oral spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor induced by off-target antiangiogenic inhibition of VEGF and FGF family kinase receptors. Epiphyseal growth plate dysplasia resulted in weakening and fracturing of the femoral head physis in 6 of 10 male and 1 of 10 female animals as well as microfracturing and dysplasia of the distal femoral articular cartilage in 1 male animal. Fracture lines ran through the zone of hypertrophic cartilage (as well as adjacent zones), were orientated parallel to the physeal plane, and often involved displacement of the femoral head. We would suggest that the high prevalence of growth plate fracture in the rabbit may represent a potential additional adverse risk to those already established for children treated with antiangiogenic therapy.

  18. [An experimental study on treatment of steroid-associated femoral head necrosis with simvastatin and BMSCs transplantation].

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    Yang, Jianping; Wang, Liming; Xu, Yan; Wang, Jinsong; Wang, Yan

    2008-03-01

    To approach the possibility of combination of simvastatin and BMSCs transplantation for steroid-associated osteonecrosis of femoral head. The BMSCs harvested from 24 rabbits were prepared for cell suspension at a concentration of 1 x 107/mL, and combined with gelatin sponge. Seventy New Zealand white rabbits received one intravenous injection of lipopolysaccharide (10 microg/kg). After 24 hours, three injections of 20 mg/kg of methylprednisolone were given intramuscularly at a time interval of 24 hours. Forty-eight rabbits diagnosed as having femoral head necrosis by MRI were divided into 4 groups randomly, group A: no treatment; group B: only decompression; group C: decompression and BMSCs transplantation; and group D: simvastatin drench (10 mg/kg.d) decompression and BMSCs transplantation. The general information of animals were recorded; after 4 and 8 weeks of operation, 6 rabbits of each group were chosen randomly to do MRI scan, and femoral heads were harvested to do histopathology and scanning electron microscope examination. After 8 weeks, rabbits became more active than before treatment, and walking way became normal gradually in groups C and D. Four weeks after operation, the MRI low signal region of all groups had no obvious changes, but 8 weeks later, the necrosis signal region of group A magnified while it reduced obviously in group D. Histopathological observation: 4 weeks after operation, diffuse presence of empty lacunae and pyknotic nuclei of osteocytes were found in the trabeculae, and few newborn micrangium could been seen in group A; lots of empty lacunae and a small quantity of newborn micrangium could been found in group B; and large amounts of osteoblats and newborn micrangium were found around the necrosis regions in groups C and D. The positive ratio of empty lacunae and microvessel density in group D were 19.30 +/- 1.52 and 7.08 +/- 1.09, showing significant difference compared with other groups (P head have good application prospects.

  19. Transfer of metallic debris from the metal surface of an acetabular cup to artificial femoral heads by scraping: comparison between alumina and cobalt-chrome heads.

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    Chang, Chong Bum; Yoo, Jeong Joon; Song, Won Seok; Kim, Deug Joong; Koo, Kyung-Hoi; Kim, Hee Joong

    2008-04-01

    We aimed to investigate the transfer of metal to both ceramic (alumina) and metal (cobalt-chrome) heads that were scraped by a titanium alloy surface under different load conditions. The ceramic and metal heads for total hip arthroplasties were scraped by an acetabular metal shell under various loads using a creep tester. Microstructural changes in the scraped area were visualized with a scanning electron microscope, and chemical element changes were assessed using an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry. Changes in the roughness of the scraped surface were evaluated by a three-dimensional surface profiling system. Metal transfer to the ceramic and metal heads began to be detectable at a 10 kg load, which could be exerted by one-handed force. The surface roughness values significantly increased with increasing test loads in both heads. When the contact force increased, scratching of the head surface occurred in addition to the transfer of metal. The results documented that metallic debris was transferred from the titanium alloy acetabular shell to both ceramic and metal heads by minor scraping. This study suggests that the greatest possible effort should be made to protect femoral heads, regardless of material, from contact with metallic surfaces during total hip arthroplasty.

  20. Wear and migration of highly cross-linked and conventional cemented polyethylene cups with cobalt chrome or Oxinium femoral heads: a randomized radiostereometric study of 150 patients.

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    Kadar, Thomas; Hallan, Geir; Aamodt, Arild; Indrekvam, Kari; Badawy, Mona; Skredderstuen, Arne; Havelin, Leif Ivar; Stokke, Terje; Haugan, Kristin; Espehaug, Birgitte; Furnes, Ove

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    This randomized study was performed to compare wear and migration of five different cemented total hip joint articulations in 150 patients. The patients received either a Charnley femoral stem with a 22.2 mm head or a Spectron EF femoral stem with a 28 mm head. The Charnley articulated with a γ-sterilized Charnley Ogee acetabular cup. The Spectron EF was used with either EtO-sterilized non-cross-linked polyethylene (Reflection All-Poly) or highly cross-linked (Reflection All-Poly XLPE) cups, combined with either cobalt chrome (CoCr) or Oxinium femoral heads. The patients were followed with repeated RSA measurements for 2 years. After 2 years, the EtO-sterilized non-cross-linked Reflection All-Poly cups had more than four times higher proximal penetration than its highly cross-linked counterpart. Use of Oxinium femoral heads did not affect penetration at 2 years compared to heads made of CoCr. Further follow-up is needed to evaluate the benefits, if any, of Oxinium femoral heads in the clinical setting. The Charnley Ogee was not outperformed by the more recently introduced implants in our study. We conclude that this prostheses still represents a standard against which new implants can be measured.

  1. No Difference Between Trabecular Metal Cones and Femoral Head Allografts in Revision TKA: Minimum 5-year Followup.

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    Sandiford, Nemandra A; Misur, Peter; Garbuz, Donald S; Greidanus, Nelson V; Masri, Bassam A

    2017-01-01

    Encouraging clinical results have been reported with the use of femoral head structural allografts and, more recently, trabecular metal cones for the management of large structural defects of the femur and tibia during revision total knee arthroplasty (TKA). However, to our knowledge, there are no published studies comparing these two techniques. Compared with bulk allografts, do trabecular metal cones result in (1) better validated outcomes scores; (2) a lower risk of loosening or revision at 5 years; and (3) fewer surgical complications when used for the management of bone loss in revision TKA? Between 2002 and 2008, three surgeons performed 450 TKA revisions, 45 (10%) of which were performed using augmentation of host bone; in those, femoral head allograft was used in 30 (75%) and trabecular metal cones in 15 (25%). From 2002 to 2007, femoral head allografts were used in all patients (28 patients); from 2007 to 2008, trabecular metal augments were used in all patients. There was a period of 1 year (16 knees) in which there was some overlap; during that time, femoral head structural allografts were used in cases in which we were unable to fit the defect or achieve adequate stability with trabecular metal cones. Followup was at a mean of 9 years (range, 5-12 years). No patients were lost to followup. Knee function and quality of life were assessed using the Oxford Knee Score, WOMAC, SF-12, and the UCLA activity score. Radiographs were assessed for signs of loosening. Surgical complications included superficial or deep infections, iatrogenic fractures, symptomatic deep venous thromboses or pulmonary emboli, and blood loss requiring transfusion; these were obtained from our database and from review of patients' charts. The mean Oxford Knee Score in the allograft and trabecular metal cone groups was 91 (SD 10) and 91 (SD 14), respectively (95% confidence interval [CI], 88-94; p = 0.29). Mean WOMAC scores were 94 (SD 10) and 92 (SD 14), respectively (95% CI, 80-105; p

  2. MRI IN DIAGNOSIS AND EVALUATION OF AVN OF FEMORAL HEAD IN SICKLE CELL DISEASE AND COMPARISON WITH PLAIN X RAY

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    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE : To assess the role of MRI in cases of AVN of femoral head in sickle cell disease in comparison to x - ray. MATERIAL AND METHODS : 55 patients (110 hip joints who were suffering from sickle cell disease (C onfirmed by HB electrophoresis & with complain' of pain in one or both hip joints, were examined by plain x - ray and 0.2 tesla MRI, using T1W (350ms/17ms, T2W (2200ms/ 110ms and STIR (4000ms/80ms/90 sequences in axial, coronal and sag i ttal planes. RESULTS : study comprised of 55 patients suffering from sickle cell disease (110 hip joints . 49 of these patients confirmed changes relative to avascular necrosis of femoral head. Out of which 30 patients had bilateral involvement. 19 patients showed unilateral hip joint involvement. Therefore 79 femoral heads out of 110 hip joints showed change s of avascular necrosis in MR. Fatty marrow conversion, neck widening, marrow edema, joint effusion, abnormal signal like; band pattern, ring pattern. homogenous and in homogenous pattern are MRI characteristics of AVN. Plain x - ray shows changes of AVN in 5 9 hip joints. Sclerosis, Mottling, flattening, Perthes like lesion and Destruction were the main findings in x - ray in our study. CONCLUSION: MRI turn s out to be most sensitive for diagnosis and determination of extent of disease process. MR imaging has hi gh degree of sensitivity in early stages of AVN as compared to x - ray. MR imaging also helps to evaluate asymptomatic contra - lateral hip in single setting as there is increased chances of opposite hip getting involved in AVN in sickle cell disease.

  3. Aspects of postoperative magnetic resonance imaging of patients with avascular necrosis of the femoral head, treated by advanced core decompression

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    Lazik, Andrea; Lauenstein, Thomas C.; Theysohn, Jens M. [University Hospital Essen, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology, Essen (Germany); Landgraeber, Stefan; Classen, Tim [University Hospital Essen, Department of Orthopedics, Essen (Germany); Kraff, Oliver [University of Duisburg-Essen, Erwin L. Hahn Institute for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Essen (Germany)

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    To analyze remodeling processes after advanced core decompression (ACD) in patients with avascular femoral head necrosis by means of 3T MRI and to identify indicators for clinical outcome considering the defect size and characteristics of the bone graft and of the neighboring regeneration tissue. Thirty-four hips, with preexisting preoperative MRIs in 21 cases, were examined 1-34 months (mean 12.7) postoperatively by 3T MRI. The volume of necrosis was measured manually pre- and postoperatively to calculate absolute as well as percentage necrosis reduction. The signal intensity of the bone graft was quantified using a 4-point scale. Border phenomena between the bone graft and bone were described and classified into groups. Wilcoxon sign-rank test was used to identify correlations between the analyzed items and clinical signs of femoral head collapse after a mean follow-up time of 28.6 months (10.4-46.8). Mean percentage reduction of necrosis was significantly higher in asymptomatic patients (59.36 %) compared to patients with signs of femoral head collapse (28.78 %, p = 0.008). Signal intensity of the bone graft increased in T1w and T2w TIRM sequences over time after surgery and was significantly higher in asymptomatic patients. Five border phenomena between the bone graft and healthy bone were identified. Among them, the so-called ''rail sign'' representing three layers of remodeling tissue correlated with the histological observations. A variety of border phenomena representing remodeling processes have been described using 3T MRI. Beneath the percentage amount of necrosis reduction, we identified the signal intensity of the bone graft as an indicator for clinical outcome. (orig.)

  4. Comparison of Surgical Parameters and Results between Curved Varus Osteotomy and Rotational Osteotomy for Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head.

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    Lee, Young-Kyun; Park, Chan Ho; Ha, Yong-Chan; Kim, Do-Yeon; Lyu, Sung-Hwa; Koo, Kyung-Hoi

    2017-06-01

    Various osteotomies have been introduced to treat osteonecrosis of the femoral head. The purpose of this study was to compare surgical parameters, postoperative limb length discrepancy, and minimum 5-year clinical and radiological results between transtrochanteric curved varus osteotomy (TCVO) and transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy (TRO) for osteonecrosis of the femoral head. From 2004 to 2009, 103 consecutive TROs (97 patients) followed by 72 consecutive TCVOs (64 patients) were performed for the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Of these, 85 patients (91 hips) in the TRO group and 58 patients (65 hips) in the TCVO group completed minimum 5-year clinical and radiological follow-up. The Kaplan-Meier product-limit method was used to estimate survival. The TCVO group had shorter operation time (p TRO group and 7 hips (10.8%) in the TCVO group (p = 0.007). Osteophyte formation was observed in 34 hips (37.4%) in the TRO group and 13 hips (20%) in the TCVO group (p = 0.020). Fifteen hips (16.5%) in the TRO group and 7 hips (10.8%) in the TCVO group underwent conversion total hip arthroplasty (THA). The survival rate at 9 years with radiographic collapse as the endpoint was 68.7% (95% confidence interval [CI], 58.1% to 79.3%) in the TRO group, and 84.7% (95% CI, 71.5% to 97.9%) in the TCVO group. With conversion to THA as the endpoint, the survival rate was 82.2% (95% CI, 73.1% to 91.3%) in the TRO group and 89.2% (95% CI, 81.7% to 96.7%) in the TCVO group. The comparison indicates that TCVO was better than TRO in terms of surgical parameters including operation time and estimated blood loss while the 9-year survival rates were similar.

  5. Magnetic resonance imaging of the femoral head to detect avascular necrosis in active rheumatoid arthritis treated with methylprednisolone pulse therapy

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    Vugt, R.M. van; Sijbrandij, E.S.; Bijlsma, J.W.J. [Univ. Hospital Utrecht (Netherlands)

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    Efficacious management of patients with avascular necrosis of bone (AVN) necessitates the identification of patients with a high risk of collapse of the femoral head. In this prospective study we imaged both hips of 10 patients with active rheumatoid arthritis, who were treated with methylprednisolone pulse therapy. MRI and conventional radiography were performed before MP-pulse therapy and 6 and 12 months thereafter. Two patients showed unilateral changes compatible with AVN. One patient became symptomatic and revealed characteristic radiographic abnormalities. The other patient remained asymptomatic and the MRI appearance returned to normal after 6 months. 18 refs., 2 figs., 1 tab.

  6. 2009 progress in treatment of femoral head necrcsis%2009股骨头坏死诊疗进展

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    李子荣

    2009-01-01

    @@ 股骨头坏死(osteonecrosis of the femoral head,ONFH)在世界范围是骨科常见且难治性疾病.据推测,我国每年新发ONFH在10~15万例,累计需治疗的病例超500万例.股骨头坏死为渐进性疾病,如无有效干预,多数ONFH患者的股骨头将进展到塌陷,最终引起继发性骨关节炎而不得不行人工关节置换.

  7. Gastrodin prevents steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head in rats by anti-apoptosis

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    Zheng Huifeng; Yang Erping; Peng Hao; Li Jianping; Chen Sen; Zhou Jianlin; Fang Hongsong

    2014-01-01

    Background Gastrodin,as one of the major components extracted from the Chinese herb Gastrodia elata BI.,has many biologic effects,one of which is anti-apoptosis.Apoptosis is considered to be one of the pathogenetic mechanisms in steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH).Therefore,we performed this study to investigate whether gastrodin has the potential to prevent steroid-induced ONFH.Methods All 18 male adult Wistar rats were divided equally into three groups:the steroid group,the gastrodin+steroid group,and the control group.Osteonecrosis was induced by low-dose lipopolysaccharide and subsequent high-dose methylprednisolone.Histomorphometric method was used to determine the incidence of osteonecrosis.Terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase-mediated dUTP nick end-labeling (TUNEL) assay was performed to detect apoptotic index of osteocytes and osteoblasts.Real-time PCR and Western blotting were performed to detect mRNA and protein expression of Bax,Bcl-2,and Caspase-3.Fisher's exact probability test and one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) with Turkey's post hoc test were used to examine significant differences between groups.Results The incidence of osteonecrosis in the gastrodin+steroid group (16.7%) was significantly lower than that in the steroid group (83.3%).According to TUNEL assay,the apoptotic indices in the steroid group,the gastrodin+steroid group,and the control group were 91.1%,27.1%,and 5.4%,respectively,and the differences were significant between groups.Compared with the control group and the gastrodin+steroid group,the mRNA and protein expression levels of Bax and Caspase-3 were significantly higher in the steroid group,but the Bcl-2 mRNA and protein expression levels were significantly lower.Conclusion Gastrodin could prevent steroid-induced ONFH by anti-apoptosis.

  8. The Role of 99mTc-Annexin V Apoptosis Scintigraphy in Visualizing Early Stage Glucocorticoid-Induced Femoral Head Osteonecrosis in the Rabbit

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    Xiaolong Wang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Objective. To validate the ability of 99mTc-Annexin V to visualize early stage of glucocorticoid-induced femoral head necrosis by comparing with 99mTc-MDP bone scanning. Methods. Femoral head necrosis was induced in adult New Zealand white rabbits by intramuscular injection of methylprednisolone. 99mTc-Annexin scintigraphy and 99mTc-MDP scans were performed before and 5, 6, and 8 weeks after methylprednisolone administration. Rabbits were sacrificed at various time points and conducted for TUNEL and H&E staining. Results. All methylprednisolone treated animals developed femoral head necrosis; at 8 weeks postinjection, destruction of bone structure was evident in H&E staining, and apoptosis was confirmed by the TUNEL assay. This was matched by 99mTc-Annexin V images, which showed a significant increase in signal over baseline. Serial 99mTc-Annexin V scans revealed that increased 99mTc-Annexin V uptake could be observed in 5 weeks. In contrast, there was no effect on 99mTc-MDP signal until 8 weeks. The TUNEL assay revealed that bone cell apoptosis occurred at 5 weeks. Conclusion. 99mTc-Annexin V is superior to 99mTc-MDP for the early detection of glucocorticoid-induced femoral head necrosis in the rabbit and may be a better strategy for the early detection of glucocorticoid-induced femoral head necrosis in patients.

  9. Wear resistance of artificial hip joints with poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine) grafted polyethylene: comparisons with the effect of polyethylene cross-linking and ceramic femoral heads.

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    Moro, Toru; Kawaguchi, Hiroshi; Ishihara, Kazuhiko; Kyomoto, Masayuki; Karita, Tatsuro; Ito, Hideya; Nakamura, Kozo; Takatori, Yoshio

    2009-06-01

    Aseptic loosening of artificial hip joints induced by wear particles from the polyethylene (PE) liner remains the ruinous problem limiting their longevity. We reported here that grafting with a polymer, poly(2-methacryloyloxyethyl phosphorylcholine (MPC)) (PMPC), on the PE liner surface dramatically decreased the wear production under a hip joint simulator condition. We examined that the effect of properties of both PE by cross-linking and femoral head by changing the materials on wearing properties of PE. The PMPC grafting on the liners increased hydrophilicity and decreased friction torque, regardless of the cross-linking of the PE liner or the difference in the femoral head materials. During the hip joint simulator experiments (5 x 10(6) cycles of loading), cross-linking caused a decrease of wear amount and a reduction of the particle size, while the femoral head materials did not affect it. The PMPC grafting abrogated the wear production, confirmed by almost no wear of the liner surface, independently of the liner cross-linking or the femoral head material. We concluded that the PMPC grafting on the PE liner surpasses the liner cross-linking or the change of femoral head materials for extending longevity of artificial hip joints.

  10. Distúrbios de coagulação em pacientes com osteonecrose da cabeça femoral Coagulation disorders in patients with femoral head osteonecrosis

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    Flávio Luís Garcia

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Comparar a ocorrência de trombofilias em pacientes com osteonecrose idiopática da cabeça femoral em relação aos pacientes com osteonecrose secundária da cabeça femoral. MÉTODOS: Um total de 24 pacientes consecutivos foram avaliados, sendo oito portadores de osteonecrose idiopática e 16 de osteonecrose secundária. Os exames realizados na detecção de trombofilias foram as dosagens de proteína C, proteína S e antitrombina e as pesquisas de mutações nos genes da protrombina e do fator V. Comparamos estatisticamente os resultados através do cálculo da razão de chances ou odds ratio das diferentes trombofilias entre os dois grupos. RESULTADOS: O odds ratio para a deficiência da proteína S e deficiência da proteína C entre os grupos idiopático e secundário foram respectivamente 5 e 2,14. Desta maneira, um indivíduo com osteonecrose idiopática possui uma chance 5 vezes maior de apresentar deficiência da proteína S e 2,14 vezes maior de apresentar deficiência da proteína C do que um indivíduo com osteonecrose secundária. CONCLUSÃO: Pacientes com osteonecrose idiopática têm maiores chances de apresentar trombofilias do que aqueles com osteonecrose secundária, sugerindo que estes distúrbios de coagulação podem desempenhar um papel importante na patogênese dos casos de osteonecrose onde não há inicialmente nenhum fator de risco identificável. Nível de Evidência III, Estudo de Caso-Controle.OBJECTIVE: To compare the occurrence of thrombophilic disorders in patients with idiopathic osteonecrosis of the femoral head and patients with secondary osteonecrosis of the femoral head. METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive patients were enrolled, with eight of them presenting idiopathic osteonecrosis and 16 presenting secondary osteonecrosis. The tests for detection of thrombophilic disorders were measurements of protein C, protein S and antithrombin levels and detection of prothrombin and factor V gene mutations. We

  11. 兔股骨头表面置换术对股骨头组织学的影响及临床意义%The effect of rabbit femoral head resurfacing on the histology of the femoral head

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    马江川; 陈江; 石铸; 毛剑; 王友华; 刘璠

    2012-01-01

    Objective To explore the effect of rabbit femoral head resurfacing on the histology of the femoral head and its clinical significance. Methods The femoral head resuffacing was performed at the left side (the surgery side) in 60 New Zealand white rabbits while at the tight side of the rabbits (the control side) the same operative approach was adopted to only expose the hip joint before the incisions were sutured.The animals were sacrificed 3,6,9 and 12 weeks postoperation,with 15 rabbits in each batch.Gross observation,HE staining under light microscopy,arterial ink perfusion and scanning electron microscopy were conducted to observe the histological effects of femoral head resurfacing on the normal femoral head.Results The lacunae empty rates for the surgery side and the control side were respectively 8.00% ±0.26% versus 7.96% ±0.32% at 3 weeks,8.11% ±0.15% versus 7.82% ±0.29% at 6 weeks,8.27% ±0.26% versus 8.04% ±0.24% at 9 weeks,8.33% ±0.27% versus8.00% ±0.27% at 12 weeks,with no significant differences between the 2 sides at all the time points ( P > 0.05).After operation,bone necrosis,fibrous tissue and bone resorption were seen in a small region at the bone-cement interface. At the bone-implant interface,bone neerosis and fibrous tissue were also found in a small region,but no bone resorption was observed.In regiona far from the coment and implant,neither bone necrosis nor bone resorption waa found,and the histology was.the same as in the healthy bone. Conclusion Femoral head resurfacing may not cause osteonecrosis of a nonml femoral head,and necrosis of femoral head may not be associated with the resurfacing surgery or the prosthesis.%目的 探讨兔股骨头表面置换术对股骨头组织学的影响及临床意义. 方法 取60只新西兰大白兔,左侧行股骨头表面置换术,作为手术侧;右侧采用相同手术路径暴露髋关节,随即缝合切口,作为对照侧.分别于术后3、6、9及12

  12. Effect of femoral head size and surgical approach on risk of revision for dislocation after total hip arthroplasty.

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    Zijlstra, Wierd P; De Hartog, Bas; Van Steenbergen, Liza N; Scheurs, B Willem; Nelissen, Rob G H H

    2017-08-01

    Background and purpose - Recurrent dislocation is the commonest cause of early revision of a total hip arthropasty (THA). We examined the effect of femoral head size and surgical approach on revision rate for dislocation, and for other reasons, after total hip arthroplasty (THA). Patients and methods - We analyzed data on 166,231 primary THAs and 3,754 subsequent revision THAs performed between 2007 and 2015, registered in the Dutch Arthroplasty Register (LROI). Revision rate for dislocation, and for all other causes, were calculated by competing-risk analysis at 6-year follow-up. Multivariable Cox proportional hazard regression ratios (HRs) were used for comparisons. Results - Posterolateral approach was associated with higher dislocation revision risk (HR =1) than straight lateral, anterolateral, and anterior approaches (HR =0.5-0.6). However, the risk of revision for all other reasons (especially stem loosening) was higher with anterior and anterolateral approaches (HR =1.2) and lowest with posterolateral approach (HR =1). For all approaches, 32-mm heads reduced the risk of revision for dislocation compared to 22- to 28-mm heads (HR =1 and 1.6, respectively), while the risk of revision for other causes remained unchanged. 36-mm heads increasingly reduced the risk of revision for dislocation but only with the posterolateral approach (HR =0.6), while the risk of revision for other reasons was unchanged. With the anterior approach, 36-mm heads increased the risk of revision for other reasons (HR =1.5). Interpretation - Compared to the posterolateral approach, direct anterior and anterolateral approaches reduce the risk of revision for dislocation, but at the cost of more stem revisions and other revisions. For all approaches, there is benefit in using 32-mm heads instead of 22- to 28-mm heads. For the posterolateral approach, 36-mm heads can safely further reduce the risk of revision for dislocation.

  13. High-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave for Early Stage Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head: A Single-Center Case Series

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    Fuqiang Gao

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Our retrospective study assessed the effects of treatment of early stage ONFH with extracorporeal shock wave therapy. 335 patients (528 hips were treated with shockwave therapy in our institution. Each patient underwent two sessions. The hips were divided into two groups according to whether the lateral pillar of the femoral head (LPFH was preserved: LPFH and non-LPFH groups. Patients were followed up at 3, 6, and 12 months after the treatment. Most of the patients (83.9% hips demonstrated pain reduction and improved mobility of the treated joint (visual analogue scale score, P=0.00006; Harris hip score, P=0.00091. During the follow-up period, 16 hips failed following femoral head collapse and required hip arthroplasty (2 hips in LPFH group and 14 hips in non-LPFH group. The lesion size decreased after ESWT. However, the differences were statistically not significant (LPFH group, P=0.091; non-LPFH group, P=0.087. A significant reduction in bone marrow edema was observed after treatment (LPFH group, P=0.007; non-LPFH group, P=0.016. High-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy resulted in considerable improvement in early stage ONFH, which can effectively relieve pain and improve the function of the hip.

  14. Unusual combination of posterior femoral head dislocation with anterior and posterior wall fractures in the ipsilateral acetabulum.

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    Chen, Wei; Su, Yanling; Zhang, Yingze; Zhang, Qi; Zheng, Zhanle; Pan, Jinshe

    2010-06-09

    Although hip dislocation combined with acetabular fracture is not an uncommon injury, anterior acetabular wall fractures rarely occur in patients who have posterior fracture-dislocations of the hip. This article presents a unique case of anterior and posterior wall fractures of the ipsilateral acetabulum in a patient who sustained traumatic posterior hip dislocation that resulted from a high-speed motor vehicle accident. The initial imaging evaluation, which did not include the obturator oblique view, revealed no concomitant anterior acetabular wall fracture. Repeated manipulative reductions were unsuccessful in reducing the displaced hip joint. Pelvic computed tomography (CT) scans revealed the initially missed anterior acetabular wall fracture fragments incarcerated in the left hip joint in addition to the hip dislocation and the posterior acetabular wall fracture. The incarcerated bone fragments lay between the anterior wall and the femoral head, and between the posterior wall and the femoral head, which appeared to derive from both anterior and posterior acetabular walls, respectively. Open reduction and internal fixation was performed to manage the posterior dislocation and associated acetabular fractures. Intraoperatively, the major anterior wall fragment was used to reconstruct the defected posterior wall. This case highlights the necessity of suspicion and pre- and postoperative monitoring of the obturator oblique view and CT scans to detect the potentially existing anterior acetabular wall fracture. Early surgical intervention is important to guarantee satisfactory outcomes of such complex fracture-dislocation injuries.

  15. Finite Element Simulation of NiTi Umbrella-Shaped Implant Used on Femoral Head under Different Loadings

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    Reza Mehrabi

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, an umbrella-shaped device that is used for osteonecrosis treatment is simulated. The femoral head is subjected to various complex loadings as a result of a person’s daily movements. Implant devices used in the body are made of shape memory alloy materials because of their remarkable resistance to wear and corrosion, good biocompatibility, and variable mechanical properties. Since this NiTi umbrella-shaped implant is simultaneously under several loadings, a 3-D model of shape memory alloy is utilized to investigate the behavior of the implant under different conditions. Shape memory and pseudo-elasticity behavior of NiTi is analyzed using a numerical model. The simulation is performed within different temperatures and in an isothermal condition with varied and complex loadings. The objective of this study is to evaluate the performance of the device under thermal and multi-axial forces via numerically study. Under tensile loading, the most critical points are on the top part of the implant. It is also shown that changes in temperature have a minor effect on the Von Mises stress. Applied forces and torques have significant influence on the femoral head. Simulations results indicate that the top portion of the umbrella is under the most stress when embedded in the body. Consequently, the middle, curved portion of the umbrella is under the least amount of stress.

  16. Increased frequency of white matter lesions in patients with osteonecrosis (WMLeOn) of the femoral head

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    Hadjigeorgiou, Georgios M. E-mail: gmhadji@med.uth.gr; Karantanas, Apostolos H.; Zibis, Aristidis; Dardiotis, Efthimios; Aggelakis, Konstantinos; Papadimitriou, Alexandros; Malizos, Konstantinos

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    White matter lesions (WML) are commonly seen in cerebral MR imaging in normal and demented elderly people or young people suffering from migraine. We present data showing that WML are detected in an unexpectedly high frequency (56.9%) in patients with non-traumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head compared to age and sex-matched controls. We designated the coexistence of WML and osteonecrosis as white matter lesions in osteonecrosis (WMLeON). We examined the possible association of WMLeON with hyperlipidaemia and other risk factors for WML or osteonecrosis of the femoral head. The frequency of history of corticosteroid treatment was statistically lower in patients with WMLeON (58.6%) compared to those without it (90.1%) (P=0.03). We found no association of WMLeON with diabetes, stroke, hyperlipidaemia, migraine, smoking, alcohol consumption, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, or systemic lupus erythematosus. Although, the clinical significance of WMLeON is still unknown, this finding supports, at least, the hypothesis that non-traumatic osteonecrosis is indeed a multisystem disorder rather than a disease of human skeleton.

  17. Bisphosphonate-modified gold nanoparticles: a useful vehicle to study the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    Fanord, Fedena; Fairbairn, Korie; Kim, Harry; Garces, Amanda; Bhethanabotla, Venkat; Gupta, Vinay K.

    2011-01-01

    Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease (LCPD) is a juvenile form of osteonecrosis of the femoral head that presents in children aged 2-14 years. To date, there is no effective medical therapy for treating LCPD largely due to an inability to modulate the repair process, including the predominance of bone resorption. This investigation aims to evaluate the feasibility of using gold nanoparticles (GNPs) that are surface modified with a bisphosphonate compound for the treatment of osteonecrosis at the cellular level. Studies have found osteoclast-mediated resorption to be a process that contributes significantly to the pathogenesis of femoral head deformities arising from Perthes disease. Our in vitro model was designed to elucidate the effect of alendronate-(a bisphosphonate) modified GNPs, on osteoclastogenesis and osteoclast function. RAW 264.7 macrophage cells were cultured with recombinant mouse receptor activator of NF-κB ligand (RANKL), which stimulates osteoclastogenesis, and were then treated with alendronate-modified GNPs for 24, 48, and 72 h. Cell proliferation, osteoclast function, and osteoclast morphology were evaluated by trypan blue dye exclusion assay, tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) staining, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging. Comparative studies were performed with GNPs that were only stabilized with citrate ions and with alendronate alone. Neither osteoclastogenesis nor osteoclast function were adversely affected by the presence of the citrate-GNP. Alendronate-modified GNPs had an enhanced effect on inducing osteoclast apoptosis and impairing osteoclast function when compared to unbound alendronate populations.

  18. Bisphosphonate-modified gold nanoparticles: a useful vehicle to study the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    Fanord, Fedena; Fairbairn, Korie; Bhethanabotla, Venkat; Gupta, Vinay K [Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, ENB 118, Tampa, FL 33620 (United States); Kim, Harry [Shriners Hospitals for Children, 12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 (United States); Garces, Amanda, E-mail: vkgupta@usf.edu [Lisa Muma Weitz Microscopy and Cell Imaging, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, University of South Florida, 12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612 (United States)

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    Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD) is a juvenile form of osteonecrosis of the femoral head that presents in children aged 2-14 years. To date, there is no effective medical therapy for treating LCPD largely due to an inability to modulate the repair process, including the predominance of bone resorption. This investigation aims to evaluate the feasibility of using gold nanoparticles (GNPs) that are surface modified with a bisphosphonate compound for the treatment of osteonecrosis at the cellular level. Studies have found osteoclast-mediated resorption to be a process that contributes significantly to the pathogenesis of femoral head deformities arising from Perthes disease. Our in vitro model was designed to elucidate the effect of alendronate-(a bisphosphonate) modified GNPs, on osteoclastogenesis and osteoclast function. RAW 264.7 macrophage cells were cultured with recombinant mouse receptor activator of NF-{kappa}B ligand (RANKL), which stimulates osteoclastogenesis, and were then treated with alendronate-modified GNPs for 24, 48, and 72 h. Cell proliferation, osteoclast function, and osteoclast morphology were evaluated by trypan blue dye exclusion assay, tartrate-resistant acid phosphatase (TRAP) staining, and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) imaging. Comparative studies were performed with GNPs that were only stabilized with citrate ions and with alendronate alone. Neither osteoclastogenesis nor osteoclast function were adversely affected by the presence of the citrate-GNP. Alendronate-modified GNPs had an enhanced effect on inducing osteoclast apoptosis and impairing osteoclast function when compared to unbound alendronate populations.

  19. Long-term outcomes of transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy for non-traumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

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    Morita, D; Hasegawa, Y; Okura, T; Osawa, Y; Ishiguro, N

    2017-02-01

    Transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy (TRO) is performed for young patients with non-traumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) to preserve the hip. We aimed to investigate the long-term outcomes and the risk factors for failure 15 years after this procedure. This study included 95 patients (111 hips) with a mean age of 40 years (21 to 64) who underwent TRO for ONFH. The mean follow-up was 18.2 years (3 to 26). Kaplan-Meier survivorship analyses were performed with conversion to total hip arthroplasty (THA) and radiological failure due to secondary collapse of the femoral head or osteoarthritic changes as the endpoint. Multivariate analyses were performed to assess risk factors for each outcome. Survival rates at 15 years with conversion to THA and radiological failure as the endpoint were 59% (95% confidence interval (CI) 49 to 67) and 30% (95% CI 22 to 39), respectively. Necrotic type C2 ONFH (lesions extending laterally to the acetabular edge) (hazards ratio (HR) 3.9) and age > 40 years (HR 2.5) were risk factors for conversion to THA. Stage > 3a ONFH (HR 2.0) and age > 40 years (HR 1.9) were risk factors for radiological failure. The 15 year outcomes after TRO for ONFH are unfavorable because osteoarthritic changes occur after five years post-operatively. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2017;99-B:175-83. ©2017 The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery.

  20. Effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2/poly-lactide-co-glycolic acid (rhBMP-2/PLGA) with core decompression on repair of rabbit femoral head necrosis

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    Zhao-Xun Pan; Hong-Xin Zhang; Ye-Xin Wang; Long-Di Zhai; Wei Du

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To observe the effect of recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein 2/poly-lactide-co-glycolic acid (rhBMP-2/PLGA) with core decompression on repair of rabbit femoral head necrosis. Methods: Bilateral femoral head necrosis models of rabbit were established by steroid injection. A total of 48 rabbits (96 femoral head necrosis) were randomly divided into 4 groups: Group A, control group with12 rabbits, 24 femoral head necrosis;Group B, treated with rhBMP-2/PLGA implantation after core depression, with 12 rabbits, 24 femoral head necrosis;Group C, treated with rhBMP-2 implantation after core depression, with 12 rabbits, 24 femoral head necrosis;Group D treated with core depression group without implantation, with 12 rabbits, 24 femoral head necrosis. All animals were sacrificed after 12 weeks. The ability of repairing bone defect was evaluated by X-ray radiograph. Bone mineral density analysis of the defect regions were used to evaluate the level of ossification. The morphologic change and bone formation was assessed by HE staining. The angiogenesis was evaluated by VEGF immunohistochemistry. Results: The osteogenetic ability and quality of femoral head necrosis in group B were better than those of other groups after 12 weeks by X-ray radiograph and morphologic investigation. And the angiogenesis in group B was better than other groups. Group C had similar osteogenetic quality of femoral head necrosis and angiogenesis with group D. Conclusions:The treatment of rhBMP-2/PLGA implantation after core depression can promote the repair of rabbit femoral head necrosis. It is a promising and efficient synthetic bone material to treat the femoral head necrosis.

  1. Femoroacetabular impingement and the cam-effect. A MRI-based quantitative anatomical study of the femoral head-neck offset.

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    Ito, K; Minka, M A; Leunig, M; Werlen, S; Ganz, R

    2001-03-01

    We have observed damage to the labrum as a result of repetitive acetabular impingement in non-dysplastic hips, in which the femoral neck appears to abut against the acetabular labrum and a non-spherical femoral head to press against the labrum and adjacent cartilage. In both mechanisms anatomical variations of the proximal femur may be a factor. We have measured the orientation of the femoral neck and the offset of the head at various circumferential positions, using MRI data from volunteers with no osteoarthritic changes on standard radiographs. Compared with the control subjects, paired for gender and age, patients showed a significant reduction in mean femoral anteversion and mean head-neck offset on the anterior aspect of the neck. This was consistent with the site of symptomatic impingement in flexion and internal rotation, and with lesions of the adjacent rim. Furthermore, when stratified for gender and age, and compared with the control group, the mean femoral head-neck offset was significantly reduced in the lateral-to-anterior aspect of the neck for young men, and in the anterolateral-to-anterior aspect of the neck for older women. For patients suspected of having impingement of the rim, anatomical variations in the proximal femur should be considered as a possible cause.

  2. Treatment of osteonecrosis of femoral head with BMSCs-seeded bio-derived bone materials combined with rhBMP-2 in rabbits

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    XIAO Zeng-ming; JIANG Hua; ZHAN Xin-li; WU Zhen-guo; ZHANG Xing-lin

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the effect of autologous bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) seeded bio-derived bone materials (BBM) combined with recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 (rhBMP-2) in repairing defect of osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH). Methods: Early-stage osteonecrosis in the left hip was induced in 36 adult New Zealand white rabbits (provided by the Animal Center of Guangxi Medical University, Nanning, China) after core decompression and delivery of liquid nitrogen into the femoral head. Then the animals were divided into three groups according to the type of implants for bone repair: 12 rabbits with nothing (GroupⅠ, the blank control group), 12 with BBM combined with rhBMP-2 (Group Ⅱ), and 12 with BMSCs-seeded BBM combined with rhBMP-2 (Group Ⅲ). At 4, 8, and 12 weeks after surgery, X-ray of the femoral head of every 4 rabbits in each group was taken, and then they were killed and the femoral heads were collected at each time point, respectively. Gross observation was made on the femoral heads. After hematoxylin and eosin staining, Lane-sandhu scores of X-ray and bone densitometry were calculated and the histomorphometric measurements were made for the new bone trabeculae. Results: At 12 weeks after surgery, two femoral heads collapsed in GroupⅠ, but none in Group Ⅱor Group Ⅲ. X-ray examination showed that the femoral heads in Group Ⅰ had defect shadow or collapsed while those in Group Ⅱ had a low density and those in Group Ⅲ presented with a normal density. Histologically, the defects of femoral heads were primarily filled with no new bone but fibrous tissues in Group Ⅰ. In contrast, new bone regeneration and fibrous tissues occurred in Group Ⅱ and only new bone regeneration occurrd in Group Ⅲ. Lane-sandhu scores of X-ray, bone mineral density and rate of new bone in trabecular area in Group Ⅲ were higher signifIcantly than those of the other two groups. Conclusions: Our findings indicate a superior choice of

  3. Comparison of the results between polyethylene liners articulated with zirconia ceramic and cobalt-chrome femoral heads in vivo

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    Feng Liu; James P. Waddell

    2005-01-01

    Objective: The aseptic loosening of the implants is the main contributor to the long-term failure of hip arthroplasty.One of the alternatives is to choose ceramic head instead of the traditional CoCr head. This study is conducted to determine the clinicalefficacy of a zirconia ceramic head. Methods: Twenty-six cementless total hip arthroplasties in 24 patients were performed using a zirconiahead coupled with polyethylene. All hips were followed for an average of 9 years (range, 6-13 years). A matched group of 26 hips in 26patients using cobalt-chrome heads coupled with polyethylene were also followed for average of 10 years (range, 5-14 years). The twogroups of patients were evaluated clinically and radiographically respectively. Results: The average scores of functional hip according toHarris standard improved from 46 (preoperatively) to 86 (at the final follow-up) in the Zirconia group, and from 50 to 88 in the CrCogroup. The mean liner wear rate of zirconia-polyethylene coupling was 0. 118 mm/year (range, 0. 064-0. 175 mm/year), and the linearwear rate of CrCo-polyethylene was 0.113 mm/year (range, 0.056-0.190 mm/year). There were 10 hips (27%) revised due to looseningor extensive osteolysis of the.cup in the Zirconia group, and only 4 hips (11.5%) in CrCo group. Conclusion: Results of the studysuggest that a zirconia ceramic femoral head has little advantage over a cobalt-chrome head in decreasing polyethylene wear in vivo. Ourstudy demonstrates that although changes in designs and materials may offer theoretical advantages over current components, their effectsremain questionable in vivo.

  4. Femoral head necrosis after renal transplantation%肾移植后的股骨头坏死★

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    王晓勃; 王跃; 丰贵文; 李金锋; 尚文俊; 庞新路

    2013-01-01

      背景:股骨头坏死是肾移植后的一种严重并发症,一旦发生将会严重影响患者的生活质量,因此对其防治尤为重要。  目的:探讨肾移植后股骨头缺血坏死的临床特点、相关危险因素、诊断及防治措施,为临床诊治提供依据。  方法:纳入郑州大学第一附属医院2008年1月至2012年7月收治的486例肾移植患者,对发生肾移植后股骨头坏死的患者的临床资料进行回顾性分析,观察移植前透析方式及透析时间、移植后糖皮质激素用量及时间、患者体质量变化、血脂改变及出现股骨头坏死情况。  结果与结论:486例患者中454例获得随访,平均随访22.7个月,共有4例确诊为股骨头坏死,发病率为0.8%,平均发病时间为8.25个月。肾移植后股骨头坏死患者移植后前5 d平均静脉应用注射用甲泼尼龙琥珀酸钠(2707.50±154.45) mg,肾移植后第1个月平均口服醋酸泼尼松片(617.50±180.76) mg。4例均为血液透析患者,肾移植后血脂及体质量增加,明确诊断后均减量并停用激素,并应用活血药物及内科保守治疗,3例好转,余1例为新近发现股骨头坏死患者。提示激素的应用是肾移植后股骨头坏死的重要原因,发病后停用激素,并给予活血药物治疗可取得较好疗效。%BACKGROUND:Femoral head necrosis is a serious complication after renal transplantation which wil seriously affect the quality of life of patients. Therefore, its prevention is particularly important. OBJECTIVE:To explore the clinical features, related risk factors, diagnosis, prevention and treatment measure of avascular necrosis of femoral head after renal transplantation, and to provide the basis for clinical treatment. METHODS:We retrospectively analyzed the clinical data of 486 patients with femoral head necrosis after renal transplantation selected from the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou

  5. Fresh-Stored Osteochondral Allograft for Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans the Femoral Head

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    2010-01-01

    Masonis JL. Cementless femoral components in young patients: review and meta-analysis of total hip arthroplasty and hip resurfacing . J Arthroplasty...osteochondral allograft via a trochanteric osteotomy. Case Report A healthy 32-year-old man had worsening left hip pain after jumping off a vehicle from a...height of approximately 4 feet. In the subsequent months, the patient had mechan- ical symptoms of the affected hip , including catching and Each author

  6. Biomechanics Significance of Femoral Head and Neck of Grafting-bone Group After Femoral Neck Fracture-healing%股骨颈骨折愈合后钉道植骨的生物力学意义

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    唐洪涛; 仝允辉; 杨茹萍; 朱太永; 张美超; 赵卫东

    2011-01-01

    Objective To study biomechanical performance of fracture-healing femoral head and neck after the hollow compressionb screws are taken out in ungrafting-bone group, grafting-bone group, normal group, and provide theoretical basis for the treatment of necrosis of the femoral head by bone grafting in the channel of screws. Methods Nine femurs fixed and preserved by formalin were used in this test. They were randomly divided into three groups: normal group, ungrafting-bone group, grafting-bone group. According to inversed-triangle, at the range of physiological load, it tested the defixed bias-value of three group femoral head at different load. The data were collected and analyzed. The three-dimension finite element model of the femoral head and neck was calculated. Nodal solution of stress value and max-offset was calculated at area of femoral head and neck, then the data were compared and analyzed.Results Compared with the mean of load-offset about the femoral head and neck, biomechanical capability of ungrafting-bone group was lowest with regard to other two groups , the influence was very hard, P <0.05. But there was no singnificant difference between normal group and graflng-bone group, P >0.05. Analysis of the three-dimension finite element model showed that the massive stress was concentrated at weight loading region of ungrafting-bone group's femoral head, it was an dangerous chance to lead to femoral head collapse. Conclusion For the treatment of femur neck fractures with cannulated compression screws, bone grafting in the channel of screw should be used to improve biomechanical integrity after fracture healed and cannulated compression screws are taken out. This is of benefit to loading in early stage and to preventing the collapse of femoral head, etc.%目的 探讨股骨颈骨折愈合后取出空心加压螺钉遗留钉道不植骨、植骨及正常的股骨头颈部的生物力学特性,为临床提供实验依据.方法 收集9付股骨标本测量

  7. Healing Process of Osteonecrotic Lesions of the Femoral Head Following Transtrochanteric Rotational Osteotomy: A Computed Tomography-Based Study

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    Lakhotia, Devendra; Swaminathan, Siva; Oh, Jong Keon; Moon, Jun Gyu; Dwivedi, Chirayu; Hong, Suk Joo

    2017-01-01

    Background Transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy (TRO) is a controversial hip-preserving procedure with a variable success rate. The healing process of femoral head osteonecrosis after TRO has been poorly explained till now. This study aimed to evaluate the healing process of previously transposed necrotic lesion after a TRO for nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head using computed tomography (CT). Methods Among 52 patients (58 hips) who had preserved original femoral head after TRO, we retrospectively reviewed 27 patients (28 hips) who had undergone sequential CT scans and had no major complication following TRO. The average age was 34 years (range, 18 to 59 years). The mean follow-up period was 9.1 years. We evaluated the reparative process of the transposed osteonecrotic lesion with CT scans. Results Plain radiographs of the osteonecrotic lesion revealed sclerotic and lucent changes in 14 hips (50%) and normal bony architecture in the other 14 hips (50%) at the final follow-up. CT scans of the osteonecrotic lesions showed cystic changes with heterogeneous sclerosis in 13 hips (46%), normal trabecular bone with or without small cysts in 9 hips (32%), and fragmentation of the necrotic lesion in 6 hips (22%). Seventeen hips (60%) showed minimal (13 hips) to mild (4 hips) nonprogressive collapse of the transposed osteonecrotic area. The collapse of the transposed osteonecrotic area on the CT scan was significantly associated with the healing pattern (p = 0.009), as all 6 patients (6 hips) with fragmentation of the necrotic lesion had minimal (5 hips) to mild (1 hip) collapse. Furthermore, a significant association was found between the collapse of the transposed osteonecrotic area on the CT scan of 17 hips (60%) and postoperative Harris hip score (p = 0.021). We observed no differences among the healing patterns on CT scans with regard to age, gender, etiology, staging, preoperative lesion type, preoperative intact area, percentage of necrotic area

  8. Healing Process of Osteonecrotic Lesions of the Femoral Head Following Transtrochanteric Rotational Osteotomy: A Computed Tomography-Based Study.

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    Lakhotia, Devendra; Swaminathan, Siva; Shon, Won Yong; Oh, Jong Keon; Moon, Jun Gyu; Dwivedi, Chirayu; Hong, Suk Joo

    2017-03-01

    Transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy (TRO) is a controversial hip-preserving procedure with a variable success rate. The healing process of femoral head osteonecrosis after TRO has been poorly explained till now. This study aimed to evaluate the healing process of previously transposed necrotic lesion after a TRO for nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head using computed tomography (CT). Among 52 patients (58 hips) who had preserved original femoral head after TRO, we retrospectively reviewed 27 patients (28 hips) who had undergone sequential CT scans and had no major complication following TRO. The average age was 34 years (range, 18 to 59 years). The mean follow-up period was 9.1 years. We evaluated the reparative process of the transposed osteonecrotic lesion with CT scans. Plain radiographs of the osteonecrotic lesion revealed sclerotic and lucent changes in 14 hips (50%) and normal bony architecture in the other 14 hips (50%) at the final follow-up. CT scans of the osteonecrotic lesions showed cystic changes with heterogeneous sclerosis in 13 hips (46%), normal trabecular bone with or without small cysts in 9 hips (32%), and fragmentation of the necrotic lesion in 6 hips (22%). Seventeen hips (60%) showed minimal (13 hips) to mild (4 hips) nonprogressive collapse of the transposed osteonecrotic area. The collapse of the transposed osteonecrotic area on the CT scan was significantly associated with the healing pattern (p = 0.009), as all 6 patients (6 hips) with fragmentation of the necrotic lesion had minimal (5 hips) to mild (1 hip) collapse. Furthermore, a significant association was found between the collapse of the transposed osteonecrotic area on the CT scan of 17 hips (60%) and postoperative Harris hip score (p = 0.021). We observed no differences among the healing patterns on CT scans with regard to age, gender, etiology, staging, preoperative lesion type, preoperative intact area, percentage of necrotic area, direction of rotation and

  9. A novel animal model of osteonecrosis of the femoral head induced using a magnetic resonance imaging-guided argon-helium cryotherapy system

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    WANG, DONG; WANG, GUOWEI; LIU, MING; SUN, LIXIN; ZONG, WEI; JIANG, HONGLEI; ZHANG, HUAWU; LI, HUIBO; GONG, JIANBAO; SUN, SHUI

    2014-01-01

    The aim of the present study was to establish a novel animal model of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) using a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided argon-helium cryotherapy system. A total of 48 rabbits were used to generate the ONFH models. In group I, the left femoral head of the rabbits received two cycles of argon-helium freezing-thawing under MRI guidance, while in group II, the right femoral head of each rabbit received only one cycle of argon-helium freezing-thawing. X-ray and histological examinations were performed. The percentages of lacunae in the femoral heads of group I at weeks 4, 8 and 12 following surgery (49.75±3.17, 62.06±4.12 and 48.25±2.76%, respectively) were higher than those in group II (39.13±4.48, 50.69±3.84 and 37.50±3.86%, respectively). In addition, the percentage of empty lacunae in group I was 62.06% at week 8 following surgery. Therefore, an animal model of ONFH was successfully established using an argon-helium cryotherapy system. The percentage of empty lacunae in group I was higher than that in group II at weeks 4, 8 and 12 after surgery. PMID:24926337

  10. Blood flow and blood volume in the femoral heads of healthy adults according to age. Measurement with positron emission tomography (PET)

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    Kubo, Toshikazu; Kimori, Kokuto; Nakamura, Fuminori; Inoue, Shigehiro; Fujioka, Mikihiro; Ueshima, Keiichiro; Hirasawa, Yasusuke; Ushijima, Yo; Nishimura, Tsunehiko [Kyoto Prefectural Univ. of Medicine (Japan)

    2001-06-01

    To deepen understanding of hemodynamics in the femoral head, i.e., the essential factor in clarifying pathogenesis of hip disorders, this study examined blood flow and blood volume in the femoral heads of healthy adults, and their changes with age, by using positron emission tomography (PET). In 16 healthy adult males (age: 20-78 years old, mean age: 42 years), blood flow was measured by means of the H{sub 2}{sup 15}O dynamic study method, and blood volume was measured by means of the {sup 15}O-labeled carbon monoxide bolus inhalation method. Blood flow was 1.68-6.47 ml/min/100 g (mean {+-}SD: 3.52{+-}1.2), and blood volume was 1.67-6.03 ml/100 g (mean {+-}SD: 3.00{+-}1.27). Blood flow significantly decreased (p<0.01) with age, and blood volume significantly increased (P<0.05). PET was useful in the measurement of blood flow and blood volume in the femoral heads. With age, physiological hemodynamic changes also increased in femoral heads. (author)

  11. Role of the limbus in femoral-head deformation in developmental dislocation of the hip: findings of two-directional hip arthrography.

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    Hara S

    2002-04-01

    Full Text Available Two-directional arthrographic findings made during conservative treatment of developmental dislocation of the hip were compared with the femoral-head configurations and radiological results obtained from long-term follow-up examinations in this retrospective study. Sixty hips were followed until at least age 14. Arthrography was carried out according to Terazawa's method. The shape of the superior, anterior, and posterior limbus was evaluated based on a modified Fujii's classification. The femoral-head configuration was classified into 4 groups, and the radiological results were evaluated using Severin's classification at the final observation. There was a statistically significant relationship between the shape of the anterior limbus, the number of portions of deformed limbus (superior, anterior, posterior, and the femoral-head configuration. Also, a statistically significant relationship between the shape of the limbus and Severin's classification was observed. These results suggest that the deformed limbus seems to play an important role in triggering femoral-head deformities, possibly via mechanical compression, and negatively affects development of the hip joint.

  12. Role of the limbus in femoral-head deformation in developmental dislocation of the hip: findings of two-directional hip arthrography.

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    Hara, Seinosuke; Akazawa, Hirofumi; Mitani, Shigeru; Oda, Ko; Inoue, Hajime

    2002-04-01

    Two-directional arthrographic findings made during conservative treatment of developmental dislocation of the hip were compared with the femoral-head configurations and radiological results obtained from long-term follow-up examinations in this retrospective study. Sixty hips were followed until at least age 14. Arthrography was carried out according to Terazawa's method. The shape of the superior, anterior, and posterior limbus was evaluated based on a modified Fujii's classification. The femoral-head configuration was classified into 4 groups, and the radiological results were evaluated using Severin's classification at the final observation. There was a statistically significant relationship between the shape of the anterior limbus, the number of portions of deformed limbus (superior, anterior, posterior), and the femoral-head configuration. Also, a statistically significant relationship between the shape of the limbus and Severin's classification was observed. These results suggest that the deformed limbus seems to play an important role in triggering femoral-head deformities, possibly via mechanical compression, and negatively affects development of the hip joint.

  13. Experimental study of changes of TNF-α in rabbits with steroid-induced avascular necrosis of femoral head

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    Puwei Yuan; Xijing He; Dong Wang; HaoPeng Li; Binshang Lan; Huiru Lu

    2005-01-01

    Objective: To explore the effect of tumor necrosis factor-α(TNF-α)on the occurrence of steroid-induced avascular necrosis of femoral head(SANFH). Methods: Twenty-four rabbits were firstly divided into void group ( n = 12) and model group ( n =two groups were killed respectively to observe whether the model was successful. The level of TNF-α in serum of the residual rabbits of the two groups was examined in Radioimmunoassay method. Results: The level of TNF-α in model group is significantly higher than that in void group( P <0.001) under the premise of the model of SANFH success by histological observation. Conclusion: The rise of level of TNF-α may be one of the most important factors in the occurrence of SANFH.

  14. Surface Roughness of CoCr and ZrO2 Femoral Heads with Metal Transfer: A Retrieval and Wear Simulator Study

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    Alan W. Eberhardt

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Metal transfer to femoral heads may result from impingement against the metallic acetabular shell following subluxation/dislocation, or when metallic debris enters the articulation zone. Such transfers roughen the head surface, increasing polyethylene wear in total hip replacements. Presently, we examined the surface roughness of retrieved femoral heads with metallic transfer. Profilometry revealed roughness averages in regions of metal transfer averaging 0.380 m for CoCr and 0.294 m for ZrO2 which were one order of magnitude higher than those from non-implanted controls. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM revealed adherent transfers on these retrievals, with titanium presence confirmed by electron dispersive spectroscopy. Due to the concern for increased wear, metal transfer was induced on non-implanted heads, which were then articulated against flat polyethylene discs in multidirectional sliding wear tests. Increased polyethylene wear was associated with these specimens as compared to unaltered controls. SEM imaging provided visual evidence that the transfers remained adherent following the wear tests. Pre- and post-test roughness averages exceeded 1 m for both the CoCr and ZrO2 heads. Overall, these results suggest that metal transfer increases the surface roughness of CoCr and ZrO2 femoral heads and that the transfers may remain adherent following articulation against polyethylene, leading to increased polyethylene wear.

  15. Osteoprotegerin polymorphisms are associated with alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head in Chinese Han population from Henan province

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    YIZHOU LI; YONGCHANG GUO; QUANJIAN WANG; YONGRI OUYANG; YUJU CAO; TIANBO JIN; JIANZHONG WANG

    2016-12-01

    Alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH) is one of the most important pathogenesis of nontraumatic ONFH. However, its pathogenesis mechanism is still unknown. Osteoprotegerin (OPG) has been implicated in multiple functions including blocking osteoclast maturation, controlling vascular calcifications, promoting tumour growth and metastasis. This study is focussed on OPG gene polymorphisms associated with alcohol-induced ONFH. A total of 509 participants (209 patients and 300 normal individuals) were recruited, and we selected 13 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to evaluatethe association between genetic susceptibility variants and alcohol-induced ONFH by using the χ² test and genetic model analysis. Overall, OPG SNPs (rs1485286, rs1032128 and rs11573828) were confirmed the strongest increasing risks on alcohol-induced osteoporosis of femoral head in recessive model (rs1485286: OR, 1.71; 95% CI, 1.07–2.73; P = 0.025 for T/T); (rs1032128: OR, 1.73; 95% CI, 1.08–2.77; P = 0.022 for G/G); (rs11573828: OR, 3.89; 95% CI, 1.02–14.85; P = 0.033 for T/T). SNP rs11573856 was considered as a protective effect to the occurrence of alcohol-induced ONFH, while adjusted for age and gender in dominant and log-additive models (rs11573856: adjusted OR, 0.60; 95% CI, 0.37–0.96; P = 0.033 for G/A–A/A); (rs11573856: adjusted OR, 0.63; 95% CI, 0.41–0.96; P = 0.042). We conclude that OPG gene polymorphisms were associated with the occurrence of alcohol-induced ONFH.

  16. The effect of deferoxamine on angiogenesis and bone repair in steroid-induced osteonecrosis of rabbit femoral heads.

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    Li, Jia; Fan, Lihong; Yu, Zefeng; Dang, Xiaoqian; Wang, Kunzheng

    2015-02-01

    In this study, we examined whether local deferoxamine (DFO) administration can promote angiogenesis and bone repair in steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). Steroid-induced ONFH was induced in 65 mature male New Zealand white rabbits by methylprednisolone in combination with lipopolysaccharide. Six weeks later, the rabbits received no treatment (model group, N = 15), bilateral core decompression (CD group, N = 20) or CD in combination with local DFO administration (DFO group, N = 20). Six weeks after the surgery, vascularization in the femoral head was evaluated by ink artery infusion angiography and immunohistochemical staining for von Willebrand Factor (vWF). Bone repair was assessed by histologic analysis and micro-computed tomography (micro-CT). Immunohistochemical staining was performed to analyze the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α), bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2), and osteocalcin (OCN). Ink artery infusion angiography and microvessel analysis by immuohistochemical staining for vWF showed more blood vessels in the DFO group than other groups. The expression of HIF-1α, VEGF, BMP-2, and OCN, indicated by immunohistochemical staining, was higher in the DFO group compared with other groups. Micro-CT scanning results indicated that the DFO group had larger volume of newly formed bone than the CD group. This work indicated that local DFO administration improved angiogenesis and bone repair of early stage ONFH in rabbit model, and it may offer an efficient, economic, and simple therapy for early stage ONFH.

  17. Five-year comparison of wear using oxidised zirconium and cobalt-chrome femoral heads in total hip arthroplasty: a multicentre randomised controlled trial.

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    Jassim, S S; Patel, S; Wardle, N; Tahmassebi, J; Middleton, R; Shardlow, D L; Stephen, A; Hutchinson, J; Haddad, F S

    2015-07-01

    Oxidised zirconium (OxZi) has been developed as an alternative bearing surface for femoral heads in total hip arthroplasty (THA). This study has investigated polyethylene wear, functional outcomes and complications, comparing OxZi and cobalt-chrome (CoCr) as part of a three-arm, multicentre randomised controlled trial. Patients undergoing THA from four institutions were prospectively randomised into three groups. Group A received a CoCr femoral head and highly cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) liner; Group B received an OxZi femoral head and XLPE liner; Group C received an OxZi femoral head and ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) liner. At five years, 368 patients had no statistically significant differences in short-form-36 (p = 0.176 mental, p = 0.756 physical), Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index (p = 0.847), pain scores (p = 0.458) or complications. The mean rate of linear wear was 0.028 mm/year (standard deviation (SD) 0.010) for Group A, 0.023 mm/year (SD 0.010) for Group B, and 0.09 mm/year (SD 0.045) for Group C. Penetration was significantly higher in the UHMWPE liner group compared with both XLPE liner groups (p < 0.001) but no significant difference was noted between CoCr and OxZi when articulating with XLPE (p = 0.153). In this, the largest randomised study of this bearing surface, it appears that using a XLPE acetabular liner is more important in reducing THA component wear than the choice of femoral head bearing, at mid-term follow-up. There is a non-significant trend towards lower wear, coupling OxZi rather than CoCr with XLPE but long-term analysis is required to see if this observation changes with time and becomes significant.

  18. Variability in the range of inter-anterior superior iliac spine distance and its correlation with femoral head centre. A prospective computed tomography study of 200 adults

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    Mullaji, Arun [Breach Candy Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mumbai (India); Arthritis Clinic, Mumbai (India); Shetty, Gautam M.; Kanna, Raj; Sharma, Amit [Breach Candy Hospital, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mumbai (India)

    2010-04-15

    The anterior superior iliac spine (ASIS) is commonly used to estimate the centre of the femoral head and assess limb alignment during surgical procedures. This study aimed to determine the range of inter-anterior superior iliac spine distances (IADs) and inter-femoral head centre distances (IFDs) among individuals and ascertain whether there is correlation between the IFD and the IAD. We also sought to determine whether gender, height and body mass index (BMI) had any influence on IAD and IFD. We prospectively measured IAD and IFD in 200 adults, using transverse computed tomography (CT) scans done for medical causes. We also calculated the distance between the pelvic midline and the centre of the femoral head (XY distance) from the measured IFD. The influence of gender, height and body-mass index on IAD and IFD, and the correlation of IAD with IFD, were also studied. The overall mean IAD, IFD and XY distances were 22.7 {+-} 1.6 cm, 16.0 {+-} 0.8 cm and 8.0 {+-} 0.4 cm, respectively. There was wide variation within the IAD range with 50% (100/200) of the subjects having their IAD within {+-}10 mm of the mean compared to 75.5% (151/200) of the subjects with IFD within {+-}10 mm of the mean. The probability that the mean XY distance would fall within 10 mm of the true femoral head centre in all subjects was 100%. The gender difference in IAD and IFD was statistically significant (P = 0.03 and P < 0.001, respectively), height and BMI had no influence, and the correlation of IAD with IFD was weak (0.35). Although the range of IADs showed wide variation among subjects, this study clearly demonstrated the narrow range of the XY distance and IFD in the study population and provides a useful and accurate basis for a new method to determine the femoral head centre clinically and intraoperatively. (orig.)

  19. Optic nerve head and intraocular pressure in the guinea pig eye.

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    Ostrin, Lisa A; Wildsoet, Christine F

    2016-05-01

    The guinea pig is becoming an increasingly popular model for studying human myopia, which carries an increased risk of glaucoma. As a step towards understanding this association, this study sought to characterize the normal, developmental intraocular pressure (IOP) profiles, as well as the anatomy of the optic nerve head (ONH) and adjacent sclera of young guinea pigs. IOP was tracked in pigmented guinea pigs up to 3 months of age. One guinea pig was imaged in vivo with OCT and one with a fundus camera. The eyes of pigmented and albino guinea pigs (ages 2 months) were enucleated and sections from the posterior segment, including the ONH and surrounding sclera, processed for histological analyses - either hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining of paraffin embedded, sectioned tissue (n = 1), or cryostat sectioned tissue, processed for immunohistochemistry (n = 3), using primary antibodies against collagen types I-V, elastin, fibronectin and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP). Transmission and scanning electron microscopy (TEM, SEM) studies of ONHs were also undertaken (n = 2 & 5 respectively). Mean IOPs ranged from 17.33 to 22.7 mmHg, increasing slightly across the age range studied, and the IOPs of individual animals also exhibited diurnal variations, peaking in the early morning (mean of 25.8, mmHg, ∼9 am), and decreasing across the day. H&E-stained sections showed retinal ganglion cell axons organized into fascicles in the prelaminar and laminar region of the ONHs, with immunostained sections revealing collagen types I, III, IV and V, as well as elastin, GFAP and fibronectin in the ONHs. SEM revealed a well-defined lamina cribrosa (LC), with radially-oriented collagen beams. TEM revealed collagen fibrils surrounding non-myelinated nerve fiber bundles in the LC region, with myelination and decreased collagen posterior to the LC. The adjacent sclera comprised mainly crimped collagen fibers in a crisscross arrangement. Both the sclera and LC were

  20. Influence of various types of damage on the fracture strength of ceramic femoral heads.

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    Wuttke, Viola; Witte, Hartmut; Kempf, Katrin; Oberbach, Thomas; Delfosse, Daniel

    2011-12-01

    Ceramic-on-ceramic articulations are a frequently used bearing for total hip replacements. This success mainly is due to their excellent tribological properties. Ceramics can withstand high pressure loads due to its brittleness but only low bending stresses. A ceramic ball head fracture is the result of subcritical crack growth. This kind of fracture in vivo can abet by damage or contamination of the stem cone. The main goal of this work is to provide a risk assessment of different possible damage mechanisms and contaminations that may result in lower fracture strength of a ceramic ball head. To simulate potential causes, different types and dimensions of metal wire, foils, hair, and lubricants were inserted between the ceramic ball head and the metal cone of the stem. The test results clearly show that fracture strength is negatively influenced by most of the inhomogeneities between the cone and the head because they increase the peak stresses acting on a part of the ceramic ball head. The results of this article clearly confirm the demand for an undamaged taper fit "free of contamination" between the ceramic head and the metal cone during implantation.

  1. Technique of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Comminuted Proximal Humerus Fractures With Allograft Femoral Head Metaphyseal Reconstruction.

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    Parada, Stephen A; Makani, Amun; Stadecker, Monica J; Warner, Jon J P

    2015-10-01

    Proximal humerus fractures are common injuries that can require operative treatment. Different operative techniques are available, but the hallmark of fixation for 3- and 4-part fractures is a locking-plate-and-screw construct. Despite advances in this technology, obtaining anatomical reduction and fracture union can be difficult, and complications (eg, need for revision) are not uncommon. These issues can be addressed by augmenting the fixation with an endosteally placed fibular allograft. Although biomechanical and clinical results have been good, the technique can lead to difficulties in future revision to arthroplasty, a common consequence of failed open reduction and internal fixation. The technique described, an alternative to placing a long endosteal bone graft, uses a trapezoidal, individually sized pedestal of allograft femoral head to facilitate the reduction and healing of the humeral head and tuberosity fragments in a displaced 3- or 4-part fracture of the proximal humerus. It can be easily incorporated with any plate-and-screw construct and does not necessitate placing more than 1 cm of bone into the humeral intramedullary canal, limiting the negative effects on any future revision to arthroplasty.

  2. Tribological characterization of surface-treated commercially pure titanium for femoral heads in total hip replacement: a feasibility study.

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    Cotogno, G; Holzwarth, U; Franchi, M; Rivetti, S; Chiesa, R

    2006-12-01

    Most noncemented total hip replacements combine a titanium alloy stem, a CoCrMo femoral head and an ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) acetabular cup. In spite of its nickel content of up to 1% and the resulting biocompatibility issues in some clinical situations, the higher cost and some difficulties in machining, CoCrMo alloy is preferred to titanium alloys thanks to its outstanding tribological properties, higher hardness and elastic modulus. Nowadays most of the heads of hip prostheses use CoCrMo as bearing material. The present study investigates the effect of various surface treatments and combinations of treatments, such as electrochemical oxidation (anodization), laser surface melting and barrel polishing, on the tribological properties of commercially pure grade 2 titanium. The aim of the study was to characterize surface treatments capable of improving the tribological properties of titanium surface to the same extent as CoCrMo. The tribological properties were characterized by multidirectional pin-on-flat screening wear tests, using UHMWPE pins as bearing surface. The experiments showed the possibility of improving the wear resistance of titanium to the degree of CoCrMo. Although further efforts will be required to optimize the treatments studied, the results are encouraging enough to warrant pursuing this direction of investigation.

  3. Femoral head vascularisation in Legg-Calve-Perthes disease: comparison of dynamic gadolinium-enhanced subtraction MRI with bone scintigraphy

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    Lamer, Sylvie; Dorgeret, Sophie; Brillet, Pierre-Yves; Hassan, Max; Sebag, Guy H. [Department of Paediatric Radiology, Hopital Robert Debre, 48 boulevard Serurier, 75935 Paris Cedex (France); Lariboisiere-Saint-Louis University, Paris (France); Khairouni, Abdeslam; Mazda, Keyvan; Bacheville, Eric; Pennecot, Georges F. [Department of Paediatric Orthopaedics, Hopital Robert Debre, Paris (France); Bloch, Juliette [Department of Biostatistics, Hopital Robert Debre, Paris (France)

    2002-08-01

    Heading AbstractBackground. It has been reported that MRI using a dynamic gadolinium-enhanced subtraction technique can allow the early identification of ischaemia and the pattern of revascularisation in Legg-Calve-Perthes (LCP) disease with increased spatial and contrast resolution. Therefore, dynamic gadolinium-enhanced subtraction (DGS) MRI may be a possible non-ionising substitute for bone scintigraphy.Objective. The purpose of this prospective study was to compare DGS MRI and bone scintigraphy in the assessment of femoral head perfusion in LCP disease.Materials and methods. Twenty-six DGS MR images and bone scintigraphies of 25 hips in 23 children were obtained at different stages of LCP disease; three stage I, 12 stage II, six stage III and five stage IV (Waldenstroem classification). The extent of necrosis, epiphyseal revascularisation pathways (lateral pillar, medial pillar, and/or transphyseal perfusion) and metaphyseal changes were analysed.Results. Total agreement between both techniques was noted in the depiction of epiphyseal necrosis (kappa=1), and metaphyseal abnormalities (kappa=0.9). DGS MRI demonstrated better revascularisation in the lateral (kappa=0.62) and medial pillars (kappa=0.52). The presence of basal transphyseal reperfusion was more conspicuous with MRI.Conclusions. DGS MRI allows early detection of epiphyseal ischaemia and accurate analysis of the different revascularisation patterns. These changes are directly related to the prognosis of LCP disease and can aid therapeutic decision making. (orig.)

  4. Correlations between the alpha angle and femoral head asphericity: Implications and recommendations for the diagnosis of cam femoroacetabular impingement

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    Harris, Michael D., E-mail: michael.harris@utah.edu [Department of Orthopaedics, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way A-100, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 (United States); Kapron, Ashley L., E-mail: ashley.kapron@utah.edu [Department of Orthopaedics, Department of Bioengineering, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way A-100, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 (United States); Peters, Christopher L., E-mail: chris.peters@hsc.utah.edu [Department of Orthopaedics, 590 Wakara Way A-100, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 (United States); Anderson, Andrew E., E-mail: andrew.anderson@hsc.utah.edu [Department of Orthopaedics, Department of Bioengineering, Department of Physical Therapy, Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, University of Utah, 590 Wakara Way A-100, Salt Lake City, UT 84108 (United States)

    2014-05-15

    Objective: To determine the strength of common radiographic and radial CT views for measuring true femoral head asphericity. Patients and methods: In 15 patients with cam femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and 15 controls, alpha angles were measured by two observers using radial CT (0°, 30°, 60°, 90°) and digitally reconstructed radiographs (DRRs) for the: anterior–posterior (AP), standing frog-leg lateral, 45° Dunn with neutral rotation, 45° Dunn with 40° external rotation, and cross-table lateral views. A DRR validation study was performed. Alpha angles were compared between groups. Maximum deviation from a sphere of each subject was obtained from a previous study. Alpha angles from each view were correlated with maximum deviation. Results: There were no significant differences between alpha angles measured on radiographs and the corresponding DRRs (p = 0.72). Alpha angles were significantly greater in patients for all views (p ≤ 0.002). Alpha angles from the 45° Dunn with 40° external rotation, cross-table lateral, and 60° radial views had the strongest correlations with maximum deviation (r = 0.831; r = 0.823; r = 0.808, respectively). The AP view had the weakest correlation (r = 0.358). Conclusion: DRRs were a validated means to simulate hip radiographs. The 45° Dunn with 40° external rotation, cross-table lateral, and 60° radial views best visualized femoral asphericity. Although commonly used, the AP view did not visualize cam deformities well. Overall, the magnitude of the alpha angle may not be indicative of the size of the deformity. Thus, 3D reconstructions and measurements of asphericity could improve the diagnosis of cam FAI.

  5. Relationships among magnetic resonance imaging, histological findings, and IGF-I in steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head in rabbits

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    Xing-can CHEN; Jian WENG; Xue-qun CHEN; Ji-zeng DU; Miao-ping ZHU; Yong-qing PAN; Miao LIU

    2008-01-01

    Objective: To study the relationships among magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), histological findings, and insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) in steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head in rabbits. Methods: Thirty rabbits were randomly divided into experimental Group A (n=15) and control Group B (n=15). The 7.5 mg/kg (2 ml) ofdexamethasone (DEX)and physiological saline (2 ml) were injected into the fight gluteus medius muscle twice at one-week intervals in animals of Groups A and B, respectively. At 4, 8 and 16 weeks after obtaining an MRI, the rabbits were sacrificed and the femoral head from one side was removed for histological study of lacunae empty of osteocytes, subchondral vessels, and size of fat cells under microscopy, and the femoral head from the other side was removed for enzyme-linked immunoadsorbent assay (ELISA) for IGF-I.Results: At 4, 8 and 16 weeks after treatment, no necrotic lesions were detected in Group B, while they were detected in Group A.Light microscopy revealed that the fat cells of the marrow cavity were enlarged, subchondral vessels were evidently decreased,and empty bone lacunae were clearly increased. The IGF-I levels in Group A were significantly higher than those in Group B. At 8 weeks after the DEX injection, the MRI of all 20 femora showed an inhomogeneous, low signal intensity area in the femoral head,and at 16 weeks, the findings of all 10 femora showed a specific "line-like sign". The MRI findings of all femora in Group B were normal. Conclusion: MRI is a highly sensitive means of diagnosing early experimental osteonecrosis of the femoral head. However, the abnormal marrow tissues appeared later than 4 weeks when the expression of IGF-I increased. This reparative factor has an early and important role in response to steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head, and provides a theoretical foundation for understanding the pathology and designing new therapies.

  6. Artificial Femoral Head Replacement in Treatment of 36 Patients with Osteoporotic Femoral Intertrochanteric Fracture%人工股骨头置换治疗骨质疏松性股骨粗隆间骨折36例

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    桑晓文; 杨利学; 谭龙旺; 孙智平; 张快强

    2014-01-01

    目的观察人工股骨头置换治疗骨质疏松性股骨粗隆间骨折的临床效果。方法对2008年1月-2013年6月收治的36例骨质疏松性股骨粗隆间骨折行加长柄双极骨水泥人工股骨头置换术,术后常规予鲑鱼降钙素联合钙剂抗骨质疏松治疗。结果术后Harris关节功能评分平均88分(68~94分),其中优18例,良13例,可4例,差1例,优良率为86.1%。2例术后活动后出现髋部轻度疼痛,1例下肢深静脉栓塞;本组均无髋关节脱位、假体周围再骨折、假体松动及下陷、大小粗隆骨折不愈合等并发症发生。结论人工股骨头置换术治疗骨质疏松性股骨粗隆间骨折可减少力学及内固定相关风险,且并发症少,效果良好。%Objective To observe the effect of artificial femoral head replacement in treatment of osteoporotic femoral inter-trochanteric fracture. Methods A total of 36 inpatients with osteoporotic femoral intertrochanteric fracture underwent long-stem ce-mented artificial femoral head replacement during January 2008 and June 2013, and routine salmon calcitonin combined with calcium of anti osteoporosis treatment was performed after operations. Results The postoperative Harris hip score was 88 (68-94), which included excellent in 18 cases, good in 13 cases, common in 4 cases and poor in 1 case, and the excellent and good rate was 86.1%. Two patients had postoperative hip mild pain after activity, and one patient had deep vein thrombosis of lower extremity, but there were no complications such as dislocation of hip joint, periprosthetic fracture, prosthesis loosening, subsidence and greater trochanteric fracture nonunion. Conclusion Artificial femoral head replacement in treatment of osteoporotic femoral intertrochanter-ic fracture can reduce the risks of mechanics and internal fixation with fewer complications and better effect.

  7. MicroRNA genes diversity analysis between bone tissue of alcohol avascular necrosis femoral head and normal femoral head%酒精性与正常股骨头骨组织中微小RNA基因的多态性分析

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    杨玉宝; 刘省臣; 宋扬; 高忠礼; 李林; 阚金庆

    2013-01-01

    目的 观察微小RNA(miRNA)在酒精缺血坏死性与正常股骨头骨组织的表达变化,探讨miRNA基因在两者中的变化关系.方法 分别对5例酒精性股骨头与5例正常股骨头骨组织进行miRNA基因芯片检测,可见有上调基因has-miR-29a-st和下调基因has-miR-486-5p-st,分别对上调和下调基因行逆转录-聚合酶链反应(RT-PCR).结果 miRNA基因芯片共检测酒精缺血坏死性与正常股骨头骨组织400条基因,对明显上调has-miR-29a-st和下调has-miR-486-5p-st基因片段行RT-PCR检测,正常股骨头和酒精坏死性股骨头上调基因的2-△△Ct平均值为1.06±0.09和1.93±1.12,下调基因的2-△△Ct平均值为1.88±25.37和1.70 ±0.98(变化>2倍且P<0.05).结论 酒精缺血坏死性与正常股骨头骨组织存在明显miRNA变化,其可能在股骨头坏死发生过程中可能起着重要的调控作用.%Objective To observe expression variation of microRNA (miRNA) between bone tissue of alcohol avascular necrosis femoral head and normal femoral head and discuss miRNA change relation between them.Methods It is tested for miRNA for five normal femoral head tissue and alcohol avascular necrosis femoral head tissue.it is thus clear that there are up regulation has-miR-29a-st and downregulation genes has-miR-486-5p-st.they are went on reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR).Results Four hundred genes were analysed between between bone tissue of alcohol avascular necrosis femoral head and normal femoral head with miRNA gene chip.clear down regulation has-miR-486-5p-st and up regulation has-miR-29a-st were went on PCR,the average value of has-miR-29a-st 2-~Ct is 1.06 ±0.09 and 1.93 ± 1.12 for bone tissue of alcohol avascular necrosis femoral head and normal femoral head; the average value of has-miR-486-5p-st2-~Ct is 1.88 ± 25.37 and 1.70 ± 0.98 (variation > 2 times moreover P < 0.05).Conclusion There is obvious up regulation and down regulation miRNA genes

  8. A morphological study on femoral heads in human hip joint osteoarthrosis.

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    Morini, S; Pannarale, L; Braidotti, P; Marinozzi, A; Gaudio, E

    1996-01-01

    Several pathogenetical and clinical interpretation of osteoarthritic modifications are given in the literature. In this work we tried to compare in humans macroscopic, structural and ultrastructural observations on eight osteoarthritic with four femural heads from control patients. The sample for Light Microscopy and Scanning Electron Microscopy observations came from selected regions of the femural head, which included both cartilage and bone tissue of loaded and unloaded regions. The cartilage showed superficial lesions, such as erosions and fissures, and deep lesions that included matrix alterations and chondrocyte proliferation. In relation to the thickening of the subchondral bone we noticed an irregular bone-cartilage surface with signs of bone tissue proliferation. The trabeculae appeared thickened in loaded zones and rarefied in unloaded ones. Cavities were sometimes present at different depths in cancellous bone. Our observations allow us to conclude that cartilage lesions are precocious, diffusely located and relatively independent of the considered zone of the femural head, while bone tissue alterations seem evenly sited and chronologically subsequent. The cavities in the cancellous bone could produce load modifications and consequent bone deformity.

  9. Therapeutic effect of osteogenically induced adipose derived stem cells on vascular deprivation-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head in rabbits

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    Abudusaimi Aimaiti; Yilixiati Saiwulaiti; Maimaitiming Saiyiti; WANG Yun-hai; CUI Lei; Aihemaitijiang Yusufu

    2011-01-01

    Objective: To explore the therapeutic effect of osteogenically induced adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) on vascular deprivation-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) in rabbit model. Methods: Vascular deprivation-induced ONFH was established by intramuscular injection of methylprednisolone, and vascular occlusion of the capital femoral epiphysis by electrocoagulation in adult New Zealand white rabbits. Eight weeks after the establishment of vascular deprivation-induced ONFH, animals were randomly divided into three equal groups. In Group A (control), no therapy was given. In Group B, core decompression was performed by drilling a hole (1.2 mm in diameter) from the outer cortex 2.5 cm distal to the proximal end of the greater trochanter. In Group C, 1 ×107 osteogenically induced ADSCs were resuspended in 0.5 ml PBS, and then injected directly into the femoral head. Femoral head specimens were obtained at postoperative 8 weeks. The bone formation and three-dimensional microstructure of the femoral head was evaluated by micro-computed tomography scans (μ-CT). Immunohistochemical analysis was performed to detect the expression of osteocalcin. Angiogenesis and repair of the femoral head were observed histologically. Results: In trabecular bone at the proximal femur region, the trabecular volume was higher in Group C (130.70 mm3± 4.33 mm3) than that in Groups A (101.07 mm3±7.76 mm3) and B (107.89 mm3±8.68 mm3, P<0.01). Bone volume was significantly increased in Group C (40.09 mm3±6.35 mm3) than in Groups A (29.65 mm3±4.61 mm3) and B (31.80 mm3± 4.01 mm3, P<0.01). The trabecular number was higher in Groups C (1.58±0.25) than other two groups (1.15±0.18, 1.16± 0.21, P<0.01). Bone mineral density showed statistically significant difference between Groups C and A or B (375.38± 23.06) mg HA/ccm, vs (313.73 ±19.30) mg HA/ccm and (316.09± 16.45) mg HA/ccm, P<0.01). Histological examination indicated that there was more new bone formation in

  10. 股骨头坏死动物模型研究进展%Advances in research on animal models of osteonecrosis of femoral head

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    张成龙; 尹华; 章建华

    2013-01-01

    Osteonecrosis of Femoral Head is a kind of disease which has serious clinical symptoms and high morbidity. For study the pathogenesis and treatment, scholars make unremitting efforts. This article is a review on the progress in research on animal models of osteonecrosis of femoral head.%股骨头坏死是一种临床症状重、致残率高的疾病,为研究其发病机制和治疗方法,学者们在该疾病的动物模型研究上做出不懈努力,本文就近年来股骨头坏死动物模型的研究做一综述.

  11. Model of osteonecrosis of the femoral head created by percutaneous transluminal medial femoral circumflex arterial ligation%经皮经腔旋股内动脉结扎制作股骨头坏死模型

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    杨秀军; 钱俨; 李巍; 卞国伟

    2011-01-01

    @@ 研究发现,髋关节牵引可导致旋股内、外动脉尤其股骨头供养血管闭塞与血运障碍[1-3],为了观察持续牵引、闭塞这些血管对股骨头血循环的影响尤其会否发生股骨头坏死(osteonecrosis of the femoral head,ONFH),笔者进行了经皮经腔犬旋股内动脉内结扎术(percutaneous transluminal medial femoral circumfflex arterial ligation,PTMFCAL)的研究,结果报告如下.

  12. Concomitant early avascular necrosis of the femoral head and acute bacterial arthritis by enteric Gram-negative bacilli in four oncologic patients.

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    Tan, Tien Jin; Tan, Suan Cheng

    2013-05-01

    We present four cases of concomitant early (modified Ficat-Arlet stage I) avascular necrosis of the femoral head and acute bacterial arthritis of the hip joint by Gram-negative enteric bacilli. This was found in immunosuppressed oncologic patients whose clinical presentations and radiological findings were not entirely specific for joint sepsis. It is important to recognise the coexistence of these two pathologies, so as to avoid a delay in diagnosis and prevent significant morbidity and mortality.

  13. 股骨头坏死与神经调节的相关性%The relationship between femoral head osteonecrosis and neural regulation

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    王义生; 王亚寒

    2011-01-01

    @@ 股骨头坏死(osteonecrosis of the femoral head,ONFH)分为创伤性和非创伤性两大类.非创伤性ONFH中,以酒精性、激素性ONFH为最多见.该病致残率很高,是一种严重威胁人类健康的多发病,已成为全球公众关注的热点.

  14. Role of the limbus in femoral-head deformation in developmental dislocation of the hip: findings of two-directional hip arthrography.

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    Hara S; Akazawa H; Mitani S; Oda K; Inoue H

    2002-01-01

    Two-directional arthrographic findings made during conservative treatment of developmental dislocation of the hip were compared with the femoral-head configurations and radiological results obtained from long-term follow-up examinations in this retrospective study. Sixty hips were followed until at least age 14. Arthrography was carried out according to Terazawa's method. The shape of the superior, anterior, and posterior limbus was evaluated based on a modified Fujii's classification. The fe...

  15. Outcome of transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy for posttraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head with a mean follow-up of 12.3 years.

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    Sonoda, Kazuhiko; Yamamoto, Takuaki; Motomura, Goro; Nakashima, Yasuharu; Yamaguchi, Ryosuke; Iwamoto, Yukihide

    2015-09-01

    This study examined the outcomes of applying transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy (TRO) for posttraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ON). We retrospectively reviewed 28 hips in 28 patients (male, n = 17; female n = 11) with a mean age of 34.8 years (12-61 years) at the time of TRO. Transtrochanteric anterior rotational osteotomy (ARO) was used when the lesion was localized on the anterior aspect of the femoral head, and transtrochanteric posterior rotational osteotomy (PRO) was indicated in patients with lesions limited to the posterior aspect of the femoral head. The mean follow-up period was 12.3 years (5.0-21.3 years). We investigated the patients' clinical and radiological factors, including age, sex, body mass index, preoperative Harris Hip Score (HHS), type of antecedent trauma, preoperative stage, and postoperative intact ratio (the ratio of the intact articular surface of the femoral head to the weight-bearing surface of the acetabulum). We divided the patients into a hip-survival group and a conversion-to-total hip arthroplasty (THA) group and then compared these factors between the two groups. At the final follow-up, 22 hips had survived with a mean HHS of 85.8. The remaining six hips underwent THA at a mean of 10.2 years after TRO. The preoperative stage was correlated with hip survival. Furthermore, the postoperative intact ratio was significantly lower in the conversion-to-THA group. Based on the receiver operating characteristic curve, a ratio of less than 33.6 % was found to be associated with the need to convert to THA. TRO to correct posttraumatic ON resulted in favorable midterm results. The possible risk factors for conversion to THA were an advanced preoperative stage and a postoperative intact ratio of less than 33.6 %.

  16. Values for bony acetabular roof angle and percentage femoral head cover in a selective ultrasound neonatal hip-screening programme: effect of age, sex and side.

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    Wilkinson, A Graham; Wilkinson, Sally; Elton, Robert A

    2017-02-22

    Published maturation curves for bony acetabular roof or α angle (AA) and percentage femoral head cover (FHC) with age are sparse. We aimed to determine typical values for AA and FHC in 2236 infants referred to a selective ultrasound screening programme. There was increase in the values of first measurement of AA and FHC related to the logarithm of age. Males had greater values than females (Pvalues than left (Psex, side and age-specific data.

  17. Use of remodeled femoral head allograft for tarsal reconstruction in the treatment of müller-weiss disease.

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    Tan, Anouk; Smulders, Yvonne C M M; Zöphel, Oliver T

    2011-01-01

    Müller-Weiss disease (MWD), spontaneous avascular necrosis of the navicular in adults, is rare. Without treatment, it can result in permanent disability. Operative treatment is often required. MWD was suspected in a 51-year-old woman with spontaneous pain in her right foot. The radiologic tests showed a comma shaped deformed navicular and severe talonavicular necrosis and sclerosis. After excision of the necrotic navicular, a 5 × 5 × 3-cm defect appeared. A femoral head bone allograft was remodeled to fit this defect precisely. Autologous cancellous bone was also used. The allograft interposition arthrodesis was stabilized with a low contact plate. The histopathologic results showed avascular osteonecrosis, supporting the diagnosis of MWD. After 12 weeks of non-weight-bearing plaster cast immobilization, the radiographs showed consolidation and no osteolysis. At 6 months after surgery, she was fully weight-bearing. The low contact plate was removed, because it impeded exercise. After 10 months, she was walking pain free. At 14 months after surgery, her radiographs still showed good consolidation, with no sign of osteolysis. The use of a bone allograft to cover a tarsal defect could be a safe and effective operative treatment of MWD that has not yet been reported in English-language studies. This treatment also results in minimal donor site morbidity. Copyright © 2011 American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  18. Glucocorticoids affect the metabolism of bone marrow stromal cells and lead to osteonecrosis of the femoral head: a review

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    TAN Gang; KANG Peng-de; PEI Fu-xing

    2012-01-01

    Objective To review the recent developments in the mechanisms of glucocorticoids induced osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH) and introduce a new theory of ONFH.Data sources Both Chinese- and English-language literatures were searched using MEDLINE (1997-2011),Pubmed (1997-2011 ) and the Index of Chinese-language Literature (1997-2011 ).Study selection Data from published articles about mechanisms of glucocorticoids induced ONFH in recent domestic and foreign literature were selected.Data extraction Data were mainly extracted from 61 articles which are listed in the reference section of this review.Results Glucocorticoids are steroid hormones secreted by the adrenal cortex that play a pivotal role in the regulation of a variety of developmental,metabolic and immune functions.However,high dose of exogenous glucocorticoids usage is the most common non-traumatic cause of ON FH.Glucocorticoids can affect the metabolisms of osteoblasts,osteoclasts,bone marrow stromal cells and adipocytes which decrease osteoblasts formation but increase adipocytes formation and cause ONFH finally.Conclusions Glucocorticoids affect the differentiation of mesenchymal stem cells,through activating or inhibiting the related transcript regulators of osteogenesis and adipogenesis.At last,the size and volume of mesenchymal stem cells derived adipocytes will increase amazingly,but the osteoblasts will be decreased obviously.In the meantime,the activity of the osteoclasts will be activated.So,these mechanisms work together and lead to ONFH.

  19. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head: a review of the current literature.

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    Uzun, Gunalp; Mutluoglu, Mesut; Ersen, Omer; Yildiz, Senol

    2016-01-01

    To review the current literature on the use of hyperbaric oxygen (HBO₂) therapy in the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). We searched PubMed, Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EMBASE, Web of Science, Academic Search Complete, CINAHL and MEDLINE through April 2015. We hand-searched relevant textbooks, conference proceedings and the reference lists of review articles and clinical studies Randomized controlled trials (RCT) and observational studies (cohort study, case-control study, case series) that reported the outcome of patients who received HBO₂therapy for ONFH were included. Only English-language articles were included. Study quality was not used as an exclusion criterion. Two authors independently assessed trials for inclusion, extracted data and presented to other authors. Disagreements were resolved by consensus. We identified eight clinical studies; two randomized controlled trials (RCTs); one historically controlled study; and five case series. The majority of the studies were small-scale, heterogeneous and methodologically weak. In four of the studies HBO₂therapy was combined with other treatment modalities, making it impossible to draw firm conclusions on the specific effects of HBO₂therapy. Hip survivorship in studies wherein HBO₂therapy was used alone was 95.5% in Steinberg Stage I lesions, 89% in Steinberg Stage II lesions and 100% in Ficat Stage II lesions. There is a room for HBO₂therapy in the management ONFH. Further RCTs, however, are required to better elucidate the role of HBO₂therapy in the treatment of ONFH.

  20. Association of Complement Receptor 2 Gene Polymorphisms with Susceptibility to Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Tae-Ho Kim

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH is a complex and multifactorial disease that is influenced by a number of genetic factors in addition to environmental factors. Some autoimmune disorders, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, rheumatoid arthritis (RA, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD, are associated with the development of ONFH. Complement receptor type 2 (CR2 is membrane glycoprotein which binds C3 degradation products generated during complement activation. CR2 has many important functions in normal immunity and is assumed to play a role in the development of autoimmune disease. We investigated whether CR2 gene polymorphisms are associated with risk of ONFH in SLE patients. Eight polymorphisms in the CR2 gene were genotyped using TaqMan™ assays in 150 SLE patients and 50 ONFH in SLE patients (SLE_ONFH. The association analysis of genotyped SNPs and haplotypes was performed with ONFH. It was found that three SNPs, rs3813946 in 5′-UTR (untranslated region, rs311306 in intron 1, and rs17615 in exon 10 (nonsynonymous SNP; G/A, Ser639Asn of the CR2 gene, were associated with an increased risk of ONFH under recessive model (P values; 0.004~0.016. Haplotypes were also associated with an increased risk (OR; 3.73~ of ONFH in SLE patients. These findings may provide evidences that CR2 contributes to human ONFH susceptibility in Korean SLE patients.

  1. Circumferential thoracolumbar corrective fusion with an anterior interbody fresh-frozen femoral head allograft for osteoporotic lower acute kyphosis: a case report

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    Miyakoshi Naohisa

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    Full Text Available Abstract Introduction Lower acute kyphosis (LAK is a postural deformity caused by severe osteoporotic vertebral collapse at the thoracolumbar junction. Corrective surgery is indicated for severe cases, but no case report using a fresh-frozen femoral head allograft was found in the English literature. Case presentation A 69-year-old Japanese woman with severe LAK with osteoporotic vertebral fractures from T11 to L2 complained of severe back pain and difficulty in walking. The rigid kyphosis measured 74° from T10 to L3. The patient underwent an anterior release and interbody fusion using a fresh-frozen femoral head allograft (T11-L3 and a posterior instrumented fusion (T10-L3. Postoperatively, kyphosis was corrected to 28°, and the patient's symptoms were alleviated. The allograft bone was fully incorporated 1 year postoperatively. A new vertebral fracture at T10 occurred after 2 years, resulting in a slight loss of correction. A kyphosis angle of 35° at 2 years was maintained at 12 years (age, 81 years. She remained free of back pain and able to walk without a cane over the 12-year follow-up. Conclusion For treatment of severe osteoporotic LAK, anterior reconstruction is essential to obtain good spinal alignment and prevent recurrence. A fresh-frozen femoral head allograft, in combination with rigid posterior instrumented fixation, fulfills this function.

  2. HIF-1α transgenic bone marrow cells can promote tissue repair in cases of corticosteroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head in rabbits.

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    Hao Ding

    Full Text Available Although corticosteroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH is common, the treatment for it remains limited and largely ineffective. We examined whether implantation of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α transgenic bone marrow cells (BMCs can promote the repair of the necrotic area of corticosteroid-induced ONFH. In this study, we confirmed that HIF-1α gene transfection could enhance mRNA expression of osteogenic genes in BMCs in vitro. Alkaline phosphatase activity assay and alizarin red-S staining indicated HIF-1α transgenic BMCs had enhanced osteogenic differentiation capacity in vitro. Furthermore, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA for VEGF revealed HIF-1α transgenic BMCs secreted more VEGF as compared to normal BMCs. An experimental rabbit model of early-stage corticosteroid-induced ONFH was established and used for an evaluation of cytotherapy. Transplantation of HIF-1α transgenic BMCs dramatically improved the bone regeneration of the necrotic area of the femoral head. The number and volume of blood vessel were significantly increased in the necrotic area of the femoral head compared to the control groups. These results support HIF-1α transgenic BMCs have enhanced osteogenic and angiogenic activity in vitro and in vivo. Transplantation of HIF-1α transgenic BMCs can potentially promote the repair of the necrotic area of corticosteroid-induced ONFH.

  3. Thirteen-Year Evaluation of Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene Articulating With Either 28-mm or 36-mm Femoral Heads Using Radiostereometric Analysis and Computerized Tomography

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    Nebergall, Audrey K; Greene, Meridith E; Rubash, Harry

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    radiograph, and CT follow-up. The 1-year and 13-year plain radiographs as well as the CT scans were analyzed for the presence of osteolysis. RESULTS: The 13-year mean ± standard error steady-state wear was 0.05 ± 0.02 mm with no significant increase over time or between the 2 head size groups. Two patients......BACKGROUND: The objective of this 13-year prospective evaluation of highly cross-linked ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (HXLPE) was to (1) assess the long-term wear of HXLPE articulating with 2 femoral head sizes using radiostereometric analysis (RSA) and to (2) determine if osteolysis...

  4. Importance of Herrings classification in predicting the outcome of aseptic necrosis of the femoral head

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    Žarko Dašić

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Aim To highlight the importance of values of the Herring’s classification in the treatment planning of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCPD. Method The charts of 14 patients in a period of 4 years (2004-2008 were retrospectively reviewed. Inclusion criteria was unilateral LCPD and contralateral healthy hip. The patients were divided into three Herring groups according to radiographic images (A, B and C. For all patients the acetabulum/head index (AHI was determined. Results The youngest patient was 4.9 years and the oldest 9.11 years; male patients were dominant (male:female 11:3. The right hip side was more affected comparing to the left one (8:6. The distribution of patients in Herring groups was three in the Group A, six in the Group B and five patients in the Group C. The AHI index was lowest in the group C. Patients in the group C were treated surgically. Conclusion Herrings classification predicts patients with extensive changes and suggests what kind of treatment should be applied.

  5. Wear Performance of Sequentially Cross-Linked Polyethylene Inserts against Ion-Treated CoCr, TiNbN-Coated CoCr and Al2O3 Ceramic Femoral Heads for Total Hip Replacement

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    Christian Fabry

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to evaluate the biotribology of current surface modifications on femoral heads in terms of wettability, polyethylene wear and ion-release behavior. Three 36 mm diameter ion-treated CoCr heads and three 36 mm diameter TiNbN-coated CoCr heads were articulated against sequentially cross-linked polyethylene inserts (X3 in a hip joint simulator, according to ISO 14242. Within the scope of the study, the cobalt ion release in the lubricant, as well as contact angles at the bearing surfaces, were investigated and compared to 36 mm alumina ceramic femoral heads over a period of 5 million cycles. The mean volumetric wear rates were 2.15 ± 0.18 mm3·million cycles−1 in articulation against the ion-treated CoCr head, 2.66 ± 0.40 mm3·million cycles−1 for the coupling with the TiNbN-coated heads and 2.17 ± 0.40 mm3·million cycles−1 for the ceramic heads. The TiNbN-coated femoral heads showed a better wettability and a lower ion level in comparison to the ion-treated CoCr heads. Consequently, the low volumes of wear debris, which is comparable to ceramics, and the low concentration of metal ions in the lubrication justifies the use of coated femoral heads.

  6. Bipolar femoral head replacement for the treatment of femoral neck fractures in elder Parkinson's disease patients%双极人工股骨头治疗老年帕金森患者股骨颈骨折

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    庄泽; 曾春; 曾花; 王昆

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Due to the muscle imbalance outcomes, Parkinson's patients are easy to fall and have a high risk of femoral neck fracture. OBJECTIVE: To explore the treatment outcomes of bipolar femoral head replacement for the femoral neck fractures in elder Parkinson's patients METHODS: A retrospective analysis was carried out on the clinical data of the 14 Parkinson's disease patients of femoral neck fractures, a total of 14 hips, who were treated with bipolar femoral head replacement. The patients were divided into three phases by Hoehn-Yahr classification, 3 cases in I phase, 4 cases in II phase, 5 cases in III phase and 2 cases in IV phase. The average surgery age was 62 to 83 years old. The Harris score, Fugl-Meyer scale and Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale score were used as follow-up judgment. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The average follow-up time was 1 to 6 years. Harris score of 14 patients was postoperatively 85.4 better than preoperatively 22.3 (P < 0.05), Fugl-Meyer score was postoperatively 81.6 better than preoperatively 52.5 (P < 0.05). There was no significant difference of Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale score before and after operation, and the Parkinson's disease controlled stable. No prosthesis loosening, dislocation or other complications. Early and mid-term follow-up showed under the effective medical control of the neurology drugs, bipolar femoral head replacement is a safe and effective treatment of femoral neck fracture for Hoehn-Yahr I -IV Parkinson's patient. There is relationship between the hip joint function and the control of the Parkinson's disease after replacement.%背景:帕金森患者由于肌力不平衡等原因更容易跌倒,发生股骨颈骨折的风险高.目的:观察双极人工股骨头置换对老年帕金森病合并股骨颈骨折患者的治疗效果.方法:回顾分析14例帕金森病合并股骨颈骨折行双极人工股骨头置换患者的临床资料,共14髋,Hoehn-Yahr分级Ⅰ期3例,Ⅱ期4

  7. Total Hip Arthroplasty After Transtrochanteric Rotational Osteotomy for Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head: A Mean 10-Year Follow-Up.

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    Osawa, Yusuke; Seki, Taisuke; Morita, Daigo; Takegami, Yasuhiko; Okura, Toshiaki; Ishiguro, Naoki

    2017-05-18

    The objective of the present study was to investigate clinical, quality of life, and radiographic outcomes of patients who underwent total hip arthroplasty (THA) after transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy (TRO) for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). We performed a case-control study. The participants were 29 patients (34 hips) who underwent THA after TRO (TRO group). These patients had a mean age at surgery of 51.6 years (range, 30-72 years) and underwent postoperative follow-up for a mean period of 10.5 years (range, 3-19 years). For the control group (primary group), we included 58 patients (68 hips) who underwent primary THA for ONFH, matching for age and gender. The Harris Hip Scores at the last follow-up were significantly poorer in the TRO group than in the primary group. Similarly, preoperative and postoperative hip range of motion was significantly poorer in the TRO group than in the primary group. Quality of life (Short Form-36, Oxford Hip Score, and Japanese Orthopaedic Association Hip Disease Evaluation Questionnaire) and complication rates were not significantly different between the groups. The survival rates at 10 years, with revision for any reason as the endpoint, were 81% in the TRO group and 91% in the primary group, showing no significant difference between the groups. The TRO group had a larger average postoperative leg length discrepancy and a higher rate of stem malalignment than the primary group. The clinical outcomes of THA after TRO for ONFH were poorer than those of primary THA. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  8. What is the usefulness of the fragmentation pattern of the femoral head in managing Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease?

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    Kim, Hui Taek; Woo, Seung Hun; Jang, Jae Hoon; Lee, Seung Geun; Kim, Harry K W; Browne, Richard

    2014-06-01

    Within the lateral pillar classification of the Legg-Calvé-Perthes (LCP) disease, hips seem quite variable in the pattern of fragmentation as seen in radiographs. The purpose of this study was to determine: if it is possible to reliably subdivide the lateral pillar groups into femoral head fragmentation patterns, and if such a subdivision of the lateral pillar groupings is clinically useful in managing LCP disease. Two hundred and ninety-three anteroposterior radiographs taken at the maximal fragmentation stage (189 lateral pillar B, 57 B/C border, and 47 C hips; mean bone/chronologic age at the time of first visit, 6.2/7.9 years) and at skeletal maturity (mean age, 16.6 years) were analyzed. We distinguished 3 fragmentation patterns in each pillar group based on the region of major involvement. We tested the inter- and intraobserver reliability of our classification system and analyzed the relationships between the fragmentation patterns and the Stulberg outcomes as well as other factors such as surgical treatment and age. Inter- and intraobserver consistency in fragmentation pattern assignments was found to be substantial to excellent. A statistically significant trend (p = 0.001) in the proportion of Stulberg III or IV outcomes in comparison with Stulberg I and II was only found for the different fragmentation patterns in our lateral pillar B patients: fragmentation patterns having mainly lateral-central necrosis led to poor outcomes. No significant association was found between fragmentation patterns and Stulberg outcomes in pillar groups B/C border and C. Our results are consistent with the lateral pillar classification itself. Therefore, fragmentation patterns in each lateral pillar classification did not provide clinical usefulness in the management of LCP disease.

  9. 激素性股骨头坏死与股骨头、颈部骨髓脂肪含量关系的MRI研究%Relationship between bone marrow fat content of femoral head-neck and femoral head osteonecrosis in corticosteroid-treated pa-tients

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    陈兴灿; 邬亚军; 潘永青; 张永强; 刘淼; 何东

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the relationship between bone marrow fat content of femoral head- neck and femoral head osteonecrosis in corticosteroid- treated patients. Methods Twenty seven patients aged above 18 years, with rheumatoid arthritis (n=12), ankylosing spondylitis (n=10) or renal transplantation (n=5), who had no history of hip disorders and previous corticosteroid treatment, underwent corticosteroid treatment. MRI examinations were performed before and 25, 50 weeks after the initiation of corticosteroid therapy. The bulk T1 signal intensity values were measured by GE/AW4.2 work station. If MRI showed femoral head osteonecrosis, the pathology examination was fol owed. t test was used (P<0.05) for statistical analysis. Results Four patients developed lateral femoral head osteonecrosis (2 in right and 2 in left)at week 25. The mean base T1 value of femoral head- neck before corticosteroid treatment was significantly shorter in femoral head osteonecrosis than that in normal femoral head (P<0.05). Conclusion The development of corticosteroid associated femoral head osteonecrosis is correlated with a high fat content in the marrow of femoral head- neck before corticosteroid therapy.%目的:通过MRI检查研究激素性股骨头坏死与股骨头、颈部骨髓脂肪含量的关系。方法对18周岁以上,无任何髋关节疾病及糖皮质激素治疗病史的27例患者(其中类风湿性关节炎12例,强直性脊柱炎10例,肾移植5例),在正规糖皮质激素治疗前后作MRI检查并进行随访,包括糖皮质激素治疗前基础MRI检查及糖皮质激素治疗后(基础MRI检查后)25、50周共2次随访MRI检查。采用GE/AW4.2工作站提供的T1信号值测量软件对基础MRI检查的股骨头、颈部骨髓进行T1信号值测量;MRI显示股骨头坏死者均经活检病理检查证实。结果4例发生股骨头坏死(左右侧各2例)。所有患者左右侧股骨头、颈部大范围平均T1信号值均无

  10. ADAMTS-7 Exhibits Elevated Expression in Cartilage of Osteonecrosis of Femoral Head and Has a Positive Correlation with TNF-α and NF-κB P65

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    Jing-kun Li

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    Full Text Available ADAMTS-7 has been reported to exaggerate cartilage degeneration and to be associated with TNF-α and NF-κB signaling pathway. In this study we compared the expression of ADAMTS-7, TNF-α, and Phospho-NF-κB in patients with femoral neck fracture (FNF and osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH at different stages. We found that expression of ADAMTS-7, TNF-α, and Phospho-NF-κB was significantly upregulated in ONFH patients’ articular cartilage and related to the pathogenesis of ONFH. Thus we conclude that ADAMTS-7 level appears to be positively associated with expression of TNF-α and Phospho-NF-κB P65 in cartilage, which may imply its association with cartilage destruction of ONFH.

  11. Clinical outcomes of osteonecrosis of the femoral head after autologous bone marrow stem cell implantation: a meta-analysis of seven case-control studies.

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    Yuan, Heng-Feng; Zhang, Jing; Guo, Chang-An; Yan, Zuo-Qin

    2016-02-01

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate the clinical outcomes of osteonecrosis of the femoral head after autologous bone marrow stem cell implantation. We searched the PubMed, Embase and Web of Science databases and included all case-control trials that reported on the clinical outcomes of osteonecrosis progression, incidence of total hip arthroplasty and improvement in Harris hip scores. Overall, seven case-control trials were included. Compared with the controls, patients treated with the bone marrow stem cells implantation treatment showed improved clinical outcomes with delayed osteonecrosis progression (odds ratio = 0.17, 95% CI: 0.09 - 0.32; p osteonecrosis of the femoral, resulting in beneficial clinical outcomes. However, trials with larger sample sizes are needed to confirm these findings.

  12. Post-traumatic avascular necrosis of the femoral head predicted by preoperative technetium-99m antimony-colloid scan: an experimental and clinical study. [Rabbits; patients

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    Technetium-99m antimony colloid was used to visualize the bone marrow of the head of the femur within twenty-four hours after interruption of the blood supply by subcapital osteotomy and section of the ligamentum teres in thirteen rabbits and within twenty-four hours after a subcapital fracture in thirty patients. Of the rabbits, all showed loss of marrow radioactivity over the affected femoral head. Bone-imaging with technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate, in contrast, failed to demonstrate any abnormality in the avascular head of the femur for as long as forty-eight hours after osteotomy. This difference between the marrow scan and the bone scan was attributed to earlier loss of function in the marrow cells than in the osteocytes. The thirty patients who had a preoperative scan within twenty-four hours after sustaining a subcapital fracture were treated by internal fixation with a Richards screw and plate and were followed for as long as two years, or until the patient died or radiographs showed evidence of avascular necrosis. The preoperative technetium-99m antimony-colloid activity in the head of the fractured femur was normal in sixteen patients and absent in fourteen; two of the fourteen had no activity in either hip, which precluded assessment of the fractured hip in these patients. In fifteen of the sixteen hips, preservation of the uptake in the marrow of the head of the fractured femur preoperatively predicted normal healing. Late segmental collapse developed in the remaining hip. In eleven of the twelve patients who had loss of marrow activity in the femoral head preoperatively, avascular necrosis developed within two years.

  13. Análise do colapso segmentar da cabeça femoral nas fraturas do acetábulo tratadas cirurgicamente Analysis of the segmental impaction of femoral head following an acetabular fracture surgically managed

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Correlacionar a evolução radiográfica pós-operatória com as variáveis que acompanham as fraturas do acetábulo, a fim de definir o que tem valor preditivo no aparecimento do colapso segmentar da cabeça femoral. MÉTODOS: Realizada análise retrospectiva de prontuários de pacientes submetidos à cirurgia de redução aberta e fixação interna do acetábulo. Em aproximadamente 35 anos, 596 pacientes foram tratados por fratura do acetábulo; 267 foram acompanhados pelo menos por dois anos. Os demais foram excluídos por não ter sido acompanhados pelo tempo mínimo, não haver dados suficientes no prontuário ou ter sido submetidos a tratamento não operatório. O acompanhamento dos pacientes foi feito por um de três cirurgiões do grupo, utilizando a escala clínica de Merle d'Aubigné e Postel e estudos radiológicos. RESULTADOS: Somente duas variáveis estudadas, idade e qualidade da redução pós-operatória, apresentaram correlação estatisticamente significante com o colapso da cabeça femoral. CONCLUSÕES: A qualidade da redução, anatômica ou com desvio residual de até dois milímetros, apresenta evolução radiográfica satisfatória, diminuindo a probabilidade do colapso segmentar da cabeça femoral, achado que tem significância estatística.OBJECTIVE: Correlate the postoperative radiographic evaluation with variables accompanying acetabular fractures in order to determine the predictive factors for segmental impaction of femoral head. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of medial files of patients submitted to open reduction surgery with internal acetabular fixation. Within approximately 35 years, 596 patients were treated for acetabular fractures; 267 were followed up for at least two years. The others were excluded either because their follow up was shorter than the minimum time, or as a result of the lack of sufficient data reported on files, or because they had been submitted to non-surgical treatment. The

  14. Inhibitory effects of vitamin E on osteocyte apoptosis and DNA oxidative damage in bone marrow hemopoietic cells at early stage of steroid-induced femoral head necrosis.

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    Jia, Yan-Bo; Jiang, Dian-Ming; Ren, Yi-Zhong; Liang, Zi-Hong; Zhao, Zhen-Qun; Wang, Yu-Xin

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    Apoptosis and DNA oxidative damage serve significant roles in the pathogenesis of steroid‑induced femoral head necrosis. Vitamin E demonstrates anti‑apoptotic and anti‑oxidant properties. Therefore, the present study investigated the effects of vitamin E on osteocyte apoptosis and DNA oxidative damage in bone marrow hemopoietic cells at an early stage of steroid‑induced femoral head osteonecrosis. Japanese white rabbits were randomly divided into three groups (steroid, vitamin E‑treated, and control groups), each comprising 12 rabbits. Those in the steroid group (group S) were initially injected twice with an intravenous dose of 100 µg/kg Escherichia coli endotoxin, with a 24 h interval between the two injections, and then with an intramuscular dose of 20 mg/kg methylprednisolone, three times at intervals of 24 h in order to establish a rabbit model of osteonecrosis. The vitamin E treated group (group E) received the same treatment as group S, and were administered 0.6 g/kg/d vitamin E daily from the beginning of modeling. The control group (group C) was injected with normal saline at the equivalent dosage and times as the aforementioned two groups. Two time points, weeks 4 and 6 following the completion of modeling, were selected. Osteonecrosis was verified by histopathology with hematoxylin-eosin staining. The apoptosis rate of osteonecrosis was analyzed by terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling assay. The apoptosis expression levels of caspase‑3 and B‑cell lymphoma 2 (Bcl‑2), and DNA oxidative damage of bone marrow hematopoietic cells were analyzed by immunohistochemistry. At weeks 4 and 6 following the completion of modeling, the vacant bone lacunae rates of group E were 15.87±1.97 and 25.09±2.67%, respectively, lower than the results of 20.02±2.21 and 27.79±1.39% for group S; and the osteocyte apoptosis indexes of group E were 20.99±2.95 and 33.93±1.62%, respectively, lower than the results

  15. In vitro and in vivo evaluation of calcium phosphate composite scaffolds containing BMP-VEGF loaded PLGA microspheres for the treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head

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    Zhang, Hao-Xuan [Department of Orthopedics, Shandong University Qilu Hospital, Jinan, Shandong (China); Zhang, Xiu-Ping [School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai (China); Xiao, Gui-Yong [School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong (China); Key Laboratory for Liquid–Solid Structural Evolution and Processing of Materials, Ministry of Education, Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong (China); Hou, Yong; Cheng, Lei; Si, Meng; Wang, Shuai-Shuai [Department of Orthopedics, Shandong University Qilu Hospital, Jinan, Shandong (China); Li, Yu-Hua, E-mail: qiluyuhua@126.com [Department of Orthopedics, Shandong University Qilu Hospital, Jinan, Shandong (China); Nie, Lin, E-mail: hoho05@126.com [Department of Orthopedics, Shandong University Qilu Hospital, Jinan, Shandong (China)

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    Avascular necrosis of the femoral head (ANFH) is difficult to treat due to high pressure and hypoxia, and reduced levels of growth factors such as bone morphogenetic protein (BMP), and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF). We generated a novel calcium phosphate (CPC) composite scaffold, which contains BMP-VEGF-loaded poly-lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) microspheres (BMP-VEGF-PLGA-CPC). The BMP-VEGF-loaded microspheres have an encapsulation efficiency of 89.15% for BMP, and 78.55% for VEGF. The BMP-VEGF-PLGA-CPC scaffold also demonstrated a porosity of 62% with interconnected porous structures, and pore sizes of 219 μm and compressive strength of 6.60 MPa. Additionally, bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) were seeded on scaffolds in vitro. Further characterization showed that the BMP-VEGF-PLGA-CPC scaffolds were biocompatible and enhanced osteogenesis and angiogenesis in vitro. Using a rabbit model of ANFH, BMP-VEGF-PLGA-CPC scaffolds were implanted into the bone tunnels of core decompression in the femoral head for 6 and 12 weeks. Radiographic and histological analysis demonstrated that the BMP-VEGF-PLGA-CPC scaffolds exhibited good biocompatibility, and osteogenic and angiogenic activity in vivo. These results indicate that the BMP-VEGF-PLGA-CPC scaffold may improve the therapeutic effect of core decompression surgery and be used as a treatment for ANFH. - Highlights: • BMP-VEGF-PLGA-CPC scaffolds were biocompatible and enhanced osteogenesis and angiogenesis in vitro. • BMP-VEGF-PLGA-CPC scaffolds exhibited good biocompatibility, and osteogenic and angiogenic activity in vivo. • BMP-VEGF-PLGA-CPC scaffolds provided a new approach for the treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head (ANFH).

  16. Effects of Blood-Activating and Stasis-Removing Drugs Combined with VEGF Gene Transfer on Angiogenesis in Ischemic Necrosis of the Femoral Head

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    LI Jun-hui; WU Ya-ling; YE Jian-hong; NING Ya-gong; YU Hai-ying; PENG Zhong-jie; LUAN Xiao-wen

    2009-01-01

    Objective:To observe the promoting effects of blood-activating and stasis-removing Chinese drugs combined with vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) gene transfer on angiogenesis in ischemic necrosis of the femoral head.Methods:Forty Japanese giant-ear rabbits were randomly divided into a control group, a model group, a Chinese drug group, a gene group, and a combined group.After 8 weeks of treatment, the rate of VEGF positive cell expression in the synovium of the femoral head was measured using the immunohistochemical method, and the number of blood vessels in the femoral head was measured by digital subtraction angiography.Results:The rate of VEGF positive cell expression in the model group was significantly lower than that in the Chinese drug group (P<0.05) and very significantly lower than those in other groups (P<0.01);but in the combined group it was significantly higher than in the Chinese drug group (P<0.05).The differences in the number of blood vessels in area A between the model group and other groups were not statistically significant.However, in area B, the number of blood vessels significantly increased in the control group, the gene group and the combined group as compared with the model group (P<0.05), and in the combined group the number of blood vessels was significantly more than in the gene group (P<0.05);but in the Chinese drug group it was not significantly different than the model group P>0.05).Conelusion:Either the blood-activating and stasis-removing Chinese drugs or VEGF gene transfer can promote the angiogenesis and building of collateral circulation for femoral head ischemic necrosis, and the combined therapy with Chinese drugs or VEGF gene transfer may show a better therapeutic effect.The present study provides an experimental basis for clinical application of the combined therapy with the blood-activating and stasis-removing Chinese drugs and VEGF gene transfer.

  17. Exosomes Secreted from Human-Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Prevent Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head by Promoting Angiogenesis

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    Liu, Xiaolin; Li, Qing; Niu, Xin; Hu, Bin; Chen, Shengbao; Song, Wenqi; Ding, Jian; Zhang, Changqing; Wang, Yang

    2017-01-01

    Background: Local ischemia is the main pathological performance in osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). There is currently no effective therapy to promote angiogenesis in the femoral head. Recent studies revealed that exosomes secreted by induced pluripotent stem cell-derived mesenchymal stem cells (iPS-MSC-Exos) have great therapeutic potential in ischemic tissues, but whether they could promote angiogenesis in ONFH has not been reported, and little is known regarding the underlying mechanism. Methods: iPS-MSC-Exos were intravenously injected to a steroid-induced rat osteonecrosis model. Samples of the femoral head were obtained 3 weeks after all the injections. The effects were assessed by measuring local angiogenesis and bone loss through histological and immunohistochemical (IHC) staining, micro-CT and three-dimensional microangiography. The effects of exosomes on endothelial cells were studied through evaluations of proliferation, migration and tube-forming analyses. The expression levels of angiogenic related PI3K/Akt signaling pathway of endothelial cells were evaluated following stimulation of iPS-MSC-Exos. The promoting effects of exosomes were re-evaluated following blockade of PI3K/Akt. Results: The in vivo study revealed that administration of iPS-MSC-Exos significantly prevented bone loss, and increased microvessel density in the femoral head compared with control group. We found that iPS-MSC-Exos significantly enhanced the proliferation, migration and tube-forming capacities of endothelial cells in vitro. iPS-MSC-Exos could activate PI3K/Akt signaling pathway in endothelial cells. Moreover, the promoting effects of iPS-MSC-Exos were abolished after blockade of PI3K/Akt on endothelial cells. Conclusions: Our findings suggest that transplantation of iPS-MSC-Exos exerts a preventative effect on ONFH by promoting local angiogenesis and preventing bone loss. The promoting effect might be attributed to activation of the PI3K/Akt signaling pathway on

  18. Local Administration of Bisphosphonate-soaked Hydroxyapatite for the Treatment of Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in Rabbit

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    Jin-Hui Ma; Wan-Shou Guo; Zi-Rong Li; Bai-Liang Wang

    2016-01-01

    Background:Systemic administration ofbisphosphonates has shown promising results in the treatment ofosteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH).However,few studies have evaluated the efficacy of local zoledronate (ZOL) administration in the treatment of ONFH.The purpose of this study was to investigate whether local administration of bisphosphonate-soaked hydroxyapatite (HA) could improve bone healing in an experimental rabbit model of ONFH.Methods:This experimental study was conducted between October 2014 and June 2015.Forty-five rabbits underwent simulated ONFH surgery.Immediately following surgery,they were divided into three groups:model (untreated,n =15),HA (treated with HA alone,n =15),and HA + ZOL (treated with HA soaked in a low-dose ZOL solution,n =15).Histological,immunohistochemical,and quantitative analyses were performed to evaluate bone formation and resorption 2,4,and 8 weeks after surgery.Results:Gross bone matrix and hematopoietic tissue formation were observed in the HA + ZOL group 4 weeks after surgery.The immunohistochemical staining intensities for 5-bromodeoxyuridine,runt-related transcription factor 2,osteocalcin,osteopontin,and osteoprotegerin were significantly higher in the HA + ZOL group than that in the model (P < 0.001,P < 0.001,P < 0.001,P < 0.001,and P =0.018,respectively) and HA groups (P =0.003,P =0.049,P < 0.00l,P =0.020,and P =0.019,respectively),whereas receptor activator of the nuclear factor-κB ligand staining intensity was significantly lower in the HA + ZOL group than that in the model and HA groups (P =0.029 and P =0.015,respectively) 4 weeks after surgery.No significant differences in bone formation or bone resorption marker expression were found between the three groups 2 or 8 weeks after surgery (P > 0.05).Conclusions:Local administration of HA soaked in a low-dose ZOL solution increased new bone formation while inhibiting bone resorption in an animal model of ONFH,which might provide new evidence for joint

  19. An anatomical study of avascular necrosis of the femoral head after hip-salvage operation%保髋手术后发生股骨头缺血坏死的解剖学研究

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    吴奇; 连鹏; 汪军; 韩一生

    2015-01-01

    目的通过明确股骨头周围血管的解剖研究为预防保髋手术后发生股骨头缺血坏死提供解剖学依据.方法 对两具新鲜成人尸体(4髋) 进行解剖,明确股骨头周围血管走行的毗邻关系,尤其是旋股内侧动脉深支.并通过对旋股内侧动脉深支注入造影剂进行X线及CT扫描摄片,来观察周围血管对股骨头的血液供应.结果 股骨头的血供主要由旋股内、外侧动脉和闭孔动脉的分支供应.其中股骨头绝大部分的血供由旋股内侧动脉深支供应.旋股内侧动脉深支延伸的外侧颈升动脉在股骨头血供中也占了重要作用.通过对注入造影剂的旋股内侧动脉深支完整和其被破坏的股骨头行X线及CT扫描,观察旋股内侧动脉深支对股骨头的血液供应分布.外侧颈升动脉支配股骨头上血供约2/3或3/4,尤其是负重区的血供,在股骨头血供中占据了非常重要的作用;内侧颈升动脉支配股骨头下血供约1/4或1/3,与外侧颈升动脉相比在股骨头血供中相对不太重要;前、后颈升动脉在股骨头血供中所占比例较小;股骨头韧带动脉在股骨头血供中所占比例同样较小,不是主要供血血管.结论 本实验通过对股骨头周围血管的解剖研究,明确股骨头主要供血血管走行的毗邻关系,避免损伤旋股内侧动脉深支,防止股骨头缺血坏死,对于指导保髋手术治疗具有重要 意义.%Objective To provide an anatomical evidence for the prevention of avascular necrosis of the femoral head ( AVN-FH ) after hip-salvage operation through an anatomical study of vascular tissues around the femoral head.Methods Two fresh adult carcasses ( 4 hips ) were dissected to conifrm the trend of vessels around the femoral head,especially the deep branch of medial femoral circumlfex artery.The femoral head was scanned by CT and X-ray after contrast agents were injected into the deep branch of medial femoral circumlfex artery to observe

  20. Effects of different tunnel sizes of femoral head core decompression on femoral neck biomechanics%股骨头钻孔减压孔径对股骨颈生物力学影响的实验研究

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    何国忠; 庞清江; 陈先军; 余霄; 赵卫东

    2013-01-01

    Objective To observe the effects of different tunnel sizes of the femoral head core decompression on femoral neck biomechanics. Methods 24 fresh cadaver femur specimens were randomly divided into four groups: a normal group, a single-tunnel core decompression group (D=10 mm), a 2-tunnel core decompression group (D=7mm) and a 3- tunnel core decompression group (D=7mm). 3 points in main tension side, main pressure side and the lesser trochanter were chosen as the test points of strain from ON to 1200N load. Results The strain of the 2-tunnel group was the lowest among the normal group, the single-tunnel group, 2-tunnel group and 3-tunnel group; furthermore, the strain values of all of the 3 core decompression groups were larger than that in the normal group in tension side and the pressure side. Conclusions There is a significant effect on the femoral neck biomechanics by femoral head core decompression. The 2-tunnel (D= 7mm) with the lowest strain value may be the best choice to femoral head core decompression.%目的 观察经转子间股骨头减压钻孔的孔径对股骨颈生物力学的影响.方法 取新鲜尸体股骨标本24具,随机分成4组:正常组、单孔减压组(D=10 mm)、双孔减压组(D=7 mm)和3孔减压组(D=7 mm).在股骨颈主张力侧、主压力侧和小转子处各选择1点作为应变测试点,检测4组标本在,0~1200N分级载荷下各测点的应变.结果 在股骨颈主张力侧和主压力侧的测试点中,单孔减压组、双孔减压组和3孔减压组的应变值均大于正常组,其中双孔减压组的应变值在三组钻孔组间最小,并且与其它组间相比差异具有显著性(P<0.05).结论 经转子间股骨头钻孔减压明显影响股骨颈生物力学性能,与单纯大孔钻孔面积相同的2小孔钻孔减压对股骨颈生物力学性能影响较小.

  1. Photopenia of the femoral head on 3 phase bone scan using Tc-99m MDP with acute irritable hip in the preschool children: comparison with MR findings

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    Ryu, Young Hoon; Lee, Jong Doo; Yoon, Choon Sik; Suh, Jin Suck; Jeon, Tae Joo [College of Medicine, Yonsei Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    1998-07-01

    The child with acute irritable hip is always a diagnostic challenge. Photopenia of femur head is described in Legg-Calve-Perthes disease (LCP). However, it can be seen in cases of septic arthritis (SA) with interruption of vascular supply. Despites being uncommon, recognition of SA as a cause of photopenia is important and requires urgent referral to decompression and drainage. This study was to evaluate causes and scintigraphic features of photopenia of femur head in patients with acute irritable hip and to correlate them with MR findings. 15 patients with acute irritable hip showed photopenia of femur head on bone scan were included. Mean age was 5.3 yrs ( 9 months to 8 yrs). There were 9 patients with LCP and 3 with septic arthritis combined with osteomyelitis. All parents underwent 3 phase bone scan and hip MRI within 2 days interval. Patterns of photopenia of femur head was divided into partial, complete and extending to the metaphysis. All patients with LCP showed partial photopenia confined to femur epiphysis. Whereas, 1 with septic arthritis demonstrated complete photopenia of femur head and in 2 with septic arthritis and 3 with septic arthritis combined with osteomyelitis revealed complete photopenia of femur head extending to the metaphyseal area. In cases with septic arthritis, increased uptake affecting both sides of hip joint except for photopenic area is also noted. On MRI, all patients with LCP showed abnormalities confined to the epiphysis. In cases with septic arthritis, abnormalities are not confined to the epiphysis and marrow edema and joint effusion were also noted. In evaluating photopenia of the femur head, it would be helpful to distinguish between the photopenia localized to the femoral epiphysis as seen in cases of LCP and complete photopenia of femur head with extension to the metaphysis as seen in cases of septic arthritis. Recognition of complete with extension to the metaphysis help guide urgent proper management of septic arthritis.

  2. 青壮年股骨头缺血坏死的显微手术及康复治疗%Microsurgery and postsurgery rehabilitation in the treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head in the young adults

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    周谋望; 张京

    2002-01-01

    Objective To investigate a new method and its clinical results to treatment avascular necrosis of the femoral head in young adults. Methods The necrotic bone of the femoral head was removed and then iliac periosteum and bone with vascular pedicle were transplanted in 25 cases(28 hips),Rehabilitation technique was applied after surgery. Follow up time was 3~ 9.5 years postoperation.Results 16 cases were excellent, 7 cases were good, and 2 cases were fair. The rate of excellent and good was 92% . Conclusions Transplantation of iliac periosteum and bone with vascular pedicle has the effect on revascularization and new bone formation, which following with rehabilitation may promote the reconstruction of the necrotic femoral head and prevent it to collapse. Thus the pathogenesis process had been stopped.

  3. Hyperlipidaemia - a risk factor for femoral head osteonecrosis (Legg-Calvè-Perthes-Like disease in children with AIDS: case report

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    Paula Aguiar de Aragão

    Full Text Available Although treatment of children infected with HIV with protease inhibitors has improved the survival of these patients, various adverse side effects have been reported, including metabolic abnormalities, such as hyperlipidaemia. We describe a case of hip osteonecrosis in an adolescent with AIDS who was being treated with protease inhibitors. There is a possible relation with hyperlipidemia. F.M.G., white, 11 years old, AIDS A2, started to receive AZT and DDI when he was 7 years old. In April 1999, the patient had a significant increase in viral load and so the antiretroviral therapy was switched to d4T, 3TC and Ritonavir. Triglyceride plasma levels reached 460mg/dl after this switch and were always above the reference value. In December 1999, the patient complained of pain in the right hip. On physical examination, he had limited movement of this joint. Magnetic resonance imaging of the right hip showed flattening, deformity and fragmentation of the femoral head, compatible with osteonecrosis. Few cases of femoral head osteonecrosis have been associated with HIV infection, in the absence of the classic risk factors for osteonecrosis. Metabolic risk factors include hypertriglyceridaemia. The immunological disorders that occur in the HIV infection may predispose the patient to avascular osteonecrosis and metabolic disorders, particularly hypertriglyceridemia, while the use of protease inhibitors, may be considered an additional risk factor for osteonecrosis. Given the importance of premature diagnosis and to avoid complications of osteonecrosis, we recommend evaluation of musculoskeletal symptoms in children receiving protease inhibitors.

  4. Nursing of artificial femoral head replacement on elderly patients%老年人工股骨头置换的护理

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    顾敏君

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨老年人工股骨头置换术围手术期的护理.方法根据老年人的心理特点,全面评估患者条件,完善术前准备,积极预防手术并发症,并加强护理和康复指导.结果72例老年患者均顺利度过围手术期,痊愈出院.结论老年人工股骨头置换的护理保证了手术的成功,并有效减少了手术并发症,对提高患者的生活质量具有重要意义.%Objective To investigate the nursing of artificial femoral head replacement on elderly patients. Methods According to the psychological characteristics of elderly patients, we assessed the patients' conditions comprehensively, improved the preoperative preparation, prevented the surgical complications actively, and strengthened the nursing and rehabilitation guidance. Results All 72 elderly patients successfully survived the perioperative period and got cured. Conclusion The nursing of the elderly patients with femoral head replacement ensured the success of the operation and reduced the surgical complications. It is of importance to improve the life qualities of the elderly patients.

  5. Effects of Modified Qing'e Pill () on expression of adiponectin, bone morphogenetic protein 2 and coagulation-related factors in patients with nontraumatic osteonecrosis of femoral head.

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    Li, Cheng-Gang; Shen, Lin; Yang, Yan-Ping; Xu, Xiao-Juan; Shuai, Bo; Ma, Chen

    2017-03-01

    To observe the regulation of Chinese herbal medicine, Modifified Qing'e Pill (, MQEP), on the expression of adiponectin, bone morphogenetic protein 2 (BMP2), osteoprotegerin (OPG) and other potentially relevant risk factors in patients with nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). A total of 96 patients with nontraumatic ONFH were unequal randomly divided into treatment group (60 cases) and control group (36 cases). The treatment group were treated with MQEP while the control group were treated with simulated pills. Both groups were given caltrate D. Six months were taken as a treatment course. Patients were followed up every 2 months. The levels of plasma adiponectin, BMP2, OPG, von Willebrand factor (vWF), von Willebrand factor cleaving protease (vWF-cp), plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1), tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), C-reactive protein (CRP), blood rheology, bone mineral density (BMD) of the femoral head and Harris Hip Score were measured before and after treatment. After 6 months of treatment, compared with the control group, patients in the treatment group had signifificantly higher adiponectin and BMP2 levels (Padiponectin showed a positive association with BMP2 (r=0.231, P=0.003) and a negative association with PAI-1 (r=-0.159, Padiponectin, regulating bone metabolism and improving the hypercoagulation state, which may provide an experimental base for its clinical effects.

  6. Comparison of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells and core decompression in treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head: a meta-analysis.

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    Li, Xu; Xu, Xian; Wu, Wei

    2014-01-01

    The study aims to compare the clinical efficacy of core decompression (CD) and bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (BMMSC) on the patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). A detailed literature search of PubMed, MEDLINE and EMBASE, Springer, Elsevier Science Direct, Cochrane Library and Google scholar for all relevant papers published was performed. Pooled odds ratio (OR) or weighted mean differences (WMD) and 95% confidence interval (CI) were used to evaluate the clinical efficacy of CD and BMMSC with the clinical outcome on the patients with ONFH. A total of 219 hips in 4 studies were indentified in this current meta-analysis. The OR of 2 separate studies consisting of 115 hips (CD group 63 hips; BMMSC group 52 hips) of patients were pooled and suggested BMMSC group had significantly less number of progressed vascularized bone grafting events than CD group (OR = 0.11; 95% CI: 0.03~0.43; P < 0.01). In addition, WMD of other 2 separate studies consisting of 104 hips (CD group 52 hips; BMMSC group 52 hips) in patients were pooled, and significant differences (P < 0.01) in Harris Hip Score (HHS) were observed between these two treatment groups at the end of follow-up study, BMMSC group had significantly better clinical outcome than CD group (WMD = 8.69; 95% CI: 3.76~13.62; P < 0.01). BMMSC may perform a better therapeutic effect than CD on the patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

  7. Clinical Effects of Novel Nanoscaled Core Decompression Rods Combined with Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells on the Treatment of Early Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head

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    Hongyang Gao

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH is one of the most common diseases in orthopedics. In this study, we investigated the clinical effects of novel nanoscaled core decompression rods combined with mesenchymal stem cells on the treatment of the ONFH. 12 adult patients with early ONFH (at the stage of Ficat II received the treatment using the implantation of novel nanoscaled core decompression rods combined with umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells. The grade of the patients’ hip was scored by Harris marking system before and after the surgery, and then paired t-test was done. We assessed the curative efficiency based on the change of the patients before and after the surgery. In particular, the survival rate of femoral head was assessed at 12 months after the surgery. The results demonstrated that according to the standard of Harris Scoring, the average grade of hip joint before the surgery was 54.16 ± 4.23 points while average grade of hip joint at 12 months after the surgery was 85.28 ± 3.65 points. So, the implantation of the novel nanoscaled core decompression rods combined with mesenchymal stem cells had satisfactory clinical effects, suggesting that this implantation should be effective to treat early ONFH.

  8. 股骨头软骨母细胞瘤的诊断与治疗%Diagnosis and treatment of chondroblastoma of the femoral head

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    李远; 邓志平; 杨发军; 王涛; 牛晓辉

    2009-01-01

    目的 探讨股骨头软骨母细胞瘤的诊断及治疗方法.方法 对1999年2月至2008年3月收治的13例股骨头软骨母细胞瘤病例的诊断和治疗进行回顾性分析,男8例,女5例;年龄9~29岁,平均17.9岁.术前Hartis评分平均为67分(38~78分).所有患者术前经详细的影像学评估后行手术治疗.术前活检3例,术中冰冻病理检查2例.所有最终诊断以术后病理为准.所有患者行前侧Smith-Peterson入路经股骨头圆韧带止点开窗行肿瘤刮除植骨术,自体骨植骨7例,异体骨植骨5例,自体骨加异体骨混合植骨1例.结果 13例均获得随访,中位随访时间26个月(6~84个月).所有患者随访期间无肿瘤复发.1例自体骨植骨患者术后2个月部分负重后出现股骨头塌陷坏死,6个月后改行股骨头切除人工全髋关节置换.其余患者功能良好,术后Harris评分平均88分(69~98分),较术前提高21分.自体骨植骨患者平均骨愈合时间5.3个月(3~11个月),异体骨植骨患者6.8个月(3~13个月),混合植骨患者4个月.结论 股骨头软骨母细胞瘤是一种少见肿瘤,有独特的临床及影像学特征.髋关节前侧Smith-Peterson入路经股骨头圆韧带止点开窗肿瘤刮除植骨术是一种有效的治疗方案.术后植骨愈合前避免负重,并进行免负重髋关节功能锻炼,可以提高治疗效果.%Objective To investigate the diagnostic and therapeutic methods of chondroblastoma of the femoral head. Methods The thirteen consecutive patients with chondroblastomas of the femoral head were evaluated between February 1999 and March 2008 retrospectively. There were eight males and 5 females. The mean age was 17.9 years (range, 9-29 years).The mean Harris Score before surgery was 67 (range, 38-78). All patients were evaluated by detailed imaging studies before surgery. Biopsy was performed in three patients. Frozen section histology during surgery was performed in another two patients. All the

  9. Necrosis avascular de cabeza y cuello de fémur en un paciente con sida Avascular osteonecrosis of femoral head and neck in an AIDS patient

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    María F. Villafañe

    2004-04-01

    Full Text Available La osteonecrosis avascular (ONA es una complicación que se describe con frecuencia creciente en pacientes infectados por el virus de la inmunodeficiencia humana tipo-1 (HIV-1. En su localización más común compromete la cabeza y cuello del fémur con dolor e impotencia funcional, en una o ambas caderas. Su etiología es multifactorial y la terapia antirretroviral de alta eficacia (HAART con inhibidores de proteasa (IP puede estar relacionada con la patogenia. En su evolución puede requerir el reemplazo total de la cadera con la colocación de una prótesis. Se presenta un paciente hemofílico, HIV-1 seropositivo, que desarrolló una ONA bilateral de cabeza y cuello de fémur mientras se encontraba bajo HAART.Avascular osteonecrosis (AON has increased in the last few years in patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus type-1 (HIV-1. The most commonly affected bone is the femoral head and neck. Frequently these bilateral and clinical findings include moderate to severe pain and functional impotence of the affected joints. The etiology is multifactorial and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART with protease inhibitors (PI is probably related to its development. In the evolution, a total hip replacement may be needed. We present an hemophilic patient with AIDS, who developed a bilateral AON of the femoral head and neck during HAART.

  10. Hyperlipidaemia - a risk factor for femoral head osteonecrosis (Legg-Calvè-Perthes-Like disease in children with AIDS: case report

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    Paula Aguiar de Aragão

    2002-06-01

    Full Text Available Although treatment of children infected with HIV with protease inhibitors has improved the survival of these patients, various adverse side effects have been reported, including metabolic abnormalities, such as hyperlipidaemia. We describe a case of hip osteonecrosis in an adolescent with AIDS who was being treated with protease inhibitors. There is a possible relation with hyperlipidemia. F.M.G., white, 11 years old, AIDS A2, started to receive AZT and DDI when he was 7 years old. In April 1999, the patient had a significant increase in viral load and so the antiretroviral therapy was switched to d4T, 3TC and Ritonavir. Triglyceride plasma levels reached 460mg/dl after this switch and were always above the reference value. In December 1999, the patient complained of pain in the right hip. On physical examination, he had limited movement of this joint. Magnetic resonance imaging of the right hip showed flattening, deformity and fragmentation of the femoral head, compatible with osteonecrosis. Few cases of femoral head osteonecrosis have been associated with HIV infection, in the absence of the classic risk factors for osteonecrosis. Metabolic risk factors include hypertriglyceridaemia. The immunological disorders that occur in the HIV infection may predispose the patient to avascular osteonecrosis and metabolic disorders, particularly hypertriglyceridemia, while the use of protease inhibitors, may be considered an additional risk factor for osteonecrosis. Given the importance of premature diagnosis and to avoid complications of osteonecrosis, we recommend evaluation of musculoskeletal symptoms in children receiving protease inhibitors.

  11. Wear analysis of retrieved ceramic-on-ceramic articulations in total hip arthroplasty: Femoral head makes contact with the rim of the socket outside of the bearing surface.

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    Yamamoto, Tetsuya; Saito, Masanobu; Ueno, Masaru; Hananouchi, Takehito; Tokugawa, Yusuke; Yonenobu, Kazuo

    2005-05-01

    We investigated articular bearing surfaces retrieved from three patients with ceramic-on-ceramic total hip arthroplasties using high-quality alumina. The duration of implantation was 3.5, 3.0, and 2.5 years, respectively. Dislocation of the hip joint after implantation did not occur in any patients. The retrieved prostheses were examined by stereomicroscopy and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). In the main load-bearing area, no wear marks were seen in any sockets. However, in all three cases, stripe scars were observed at the rim of the alumina inlay under stereomicroscopy, despite the lack of indentation in the socket and the stem, which suggests impingement. Such scars were not observed on the load-bearing surface. Under SEM, the scars showed excessive wear, including material excavation, that has not been observed in conventional hip simulator experiments. These findings are similar to those of experiments in which a simulator was programmed to distract the femoral head from the socket. The present results suggest that the femoral head can separate from the socket without neck-socket impingement in vivo. (c) 2005 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  12. Variation of the anterior aspect of the femoral head-neck junction in a modern human identified skeletal collection

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    Radi, Nico; Mariotti, Valentina; Riga, Alessandro

    2013-01-01

    of this study is to analyze the variability of the anterior aspect of the femoral neck through a new scoring method taking into account three main traits: Poirier's facet, plaque, and cribra (including the Allen's fossa). This method has been applied to a sample of 225 adult individuals of both sexes coming...

  13. Tratamento da Osteonecrose da Cabeça Femoral com celulas progenitoras autólogas em anemia falciforme Femoral Head Necrosis treatment with autologous stem cells in sickle cell disease

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    Gildásio Cerqueira Daltro

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliação da segurança e eficácia do uso de células progenitoras autólogas da medula óssea (CMMO no tratamento da Osteonecrose da Cabeça Femoral (OCF de pacientes portadores de anemia falciforme. MÉTODOS: Foram estudados 8 pacientes portadores de anemia falciforme, com OCF nos estágios I e II (classificação de Ficat e Arlet. As CMMO retiradas da crista ilíaca posterior foram concentradas e reinfundidas na área central da osteonecrose. Os principais parâmetros avaliados foram segurança, sintomas clínicos e progressão da doença, através da avaliação clínica (Harris Hip Score e radiológica. RESULTADOS: A maior parte dos pacientes (7 em 8 referiu melhora dos sintomas após o tratamento. Não houve complicações durante o procedimento anestésico e cirúrgico. A medida do escore (Harris Hip Score no pré-operatório foi 78,5 +/- 6,2 pontos, com aumento significativo destes valores no pós-operatório (98,3 +/- 2,5 pontos (pPURPOSE: To assess the efficacy and safety of autologous bone-marrow mononuclear cells (BMMC implantation in necrotic lesions of the femoral head in patients with sickle cell disease. METHODS: We studied eight patients with stage-I or -II femoral head osteonecrosis according to the system by Ficat and Arlet. BMMCs were harvested and re-infused into the necrotic zone. The primary endpoints studied were safety, clinical symptoms and disease progression, these being assessed according to the Harris hip score (HHS and to X-ray studies. RESULTS: After eight months, seven of the eight patients reported improvement from symptoms. There were no complications during anesthetic and surgery procedures. There was a significant postoperative increase in the HHS (98.3 +/- 2.5 points compared to preoperative HHS (78.5 +/- 6.2 points (p< 0.001. X-ray evaluation and cell parameters were found to be favorable. CONCLUSION: The autologous bone-marrow mononuclear cells implantation seems to be a safe and effective

  14. 股骨头坏死有限元模型的建立%Constructing a finite element model of osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    李孝林; 吕志鹏; 刘迎军

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a difficult and complicated case in clinical orthopedics. Its incidence and treatment are related to bio-mechanical problems, Biomechanical study plays a great role to further treatment of the disease.OBJECTIVE: To construct a three-dimensional finite element model of osteonecrosis of the fe moral head based on CT images. METHODS: The 142-layer of 0.625-m m -thick consecutive CT Dicom format images of osteonecrosis of the femoral head making use of thin layer scanning technique was directly read into the Mimics software. The following procedures were: Defining bone organization threshold , withdrawing each outline, partitioning each edge of layer pictu re , editing selectively and repairing by hole processing. After redundancy data were cleaned, the three-dimensional geometry model of osteonecrosis of the fem oral head was acquired. Then area mesh could be kept as the document Ansys named. lis as the suffix and be introduced into Ansys software directly to mesh body, and then the body mesh was transferred to Mimics to assignment on the basis of CT values, once again import Ansys to establish 3-D finite element model. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: A realistic appearance and calculation accuracy three-dimensional finite element model of osteonecrosis of the femoral head was established. The results showed that based on sophisticated CT scanning technique and Mimics software can directly assign values, which make the establishment of three-dimensional finite element models of osteonecrosis of the femoral head faster and more accurate.%背景:股骨头坏死有限元分析法已经被许多研究者应用,但作为分析的数字模型还存在几何以及物理相似性不够等不足.目的:借助股骨头坏死患者的CT扫描图片建立更加逼真的股骨头坏死有限元模型.方法:将以各向同性扫描所得的层厚0.625 mm股骨头坏死髋关节连续断层142层Dicom格式CT图像,直接读入Mimics后界

  15. 血管生长细胞因子与股骨头坏死%Angiogenic factors in osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    洪郭驹; 何伟; 魏秋实; 陈雷雷

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: A variety of angiogenic factors are involved in bone healing after osteonecrosis of the femoral head. OBJECTIVE:To explore the role and mechanism of angiogenic factors in osteonecrosis of the femoral head. METHODS: A computed-based online search of PubMed, Google and SpringerLink databases was performed using the key words of “angiogenic factors, osteonecrosis of the femoral head, vascular endothelial growth factor, angiopoietin-1, fibroblast growth factor-2, hypoxia inducible factor-1, calcitonin gene related peptide and hypoxia inducible factor-1α” for literatures published from December 1980 to May 2015. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:Finaly, 68 articles were included. Bone angiogenesis which is dependent on special signaling factors in the microenvironment is closely linked with bone repair. A variety of cytokines, such as vascular endothelial growth factor, angiopoietin-1, fibroblast growth factor-2, platelet-derived growth factor, calcitonin gene-related peptide, and hypoxia inducible factor-1α, have been identifiedto control angiogenesis in different ways and be involved in the repair of necrotic femoral head.%背景:多种血管生长细胞因子参与损伤股骨头的愈合。  目的:探索血管生长细胞因子在股骨头坏死中的作用及其作用机制。  方法:应用计算机检索1980年11月至2015年5月PubMed数据库、Google数据库和SpringerLink数据库中的相关文章,检索词为“angiogenic factors, osteonecrosis of the femoral head, vascular endothelial growth factor, angiopoietin-1,fibroblast growth factor-2,hypoxia inducible factor-1, calcitonin gene related peptide and hypoxia inducible factor-1α”。  结果与结论:最终纳入符合标准的文献68篇。骨血管化和骨修复关系密切,而血管化是基于微环境内特定的信号因子。血管内皮生长因子、血管形成素1、纤维生长因子2、血小板衍生生长因子、降钙素基因相关肽、

  16. 先天性髋脱位治疗后股骨头缺血性坏死的后遗畸形%Residual Deformities of Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head following Treatment of Congenital Dislocation of Hip

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    吉士俊; 周永德; 刘卫东; 纪树荣

    1985-01-01

    238 Cases of congenital dislocation of the hip were treated in the past 20 years.40 cases(52 hips)complicated with avascular necrosis of the femoral head were followed up for more than 3 years,(average 6.2 years)This paper gives an analysis of the residual deformities of the avascular necrosis of the femoral head,which can be divided into 3 types:(1)deformities of the femoral head including enlargement flattening, deformation and disappearance(28 hips 53.7%);(2)shortening and widening of the femoral neck in 34 hips(65.4%),coxa valga(8 hips,15.4%)and coxa vara(15 hips,28.8%)and relative high position of the greater trochanter(28 hips,53.8%);(3)degenerative arthritis(19 hips,36.5%).Also discussed is the difference between residual deformities of the femoral head necrosis and Legg-Perthes disease, as well as their mechanism,pathological development after avascular necrosis,and the characters of the residual deformities in the 4 types of avascular necrosis of the femoral head.Several surgical procedures to improve the residual deformities are also described.%@@ 近年来随着治疗先天性髋脱位的日益增加,股骨头缺血性坏死(以下简称头坏死)的并发症也不断增多,确认和处理其后遗畸形已成为临床研究的重要课题.

  17. Progress in diagnosis and care of fractures of the femoral head%股骨头骨折的诊治进展

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    高悠水; 孙玉强; 张长青

    2016-01-01

    股骨头骨折多见于青壮年,损伤机制多为车辆撞击形成的仪表盘损伤,可伴或不伴髋关节脱位.股骨头骨折除髋关节疼痛和功能障碍外,典型的体征还包括髋关节屈曲、内收、内旋及下肢短缩,将CT扫描以及MR检查作为股骨头骨折的诊断措施已逐渐被广泛接受.Pipkin分型和Brumback分型是股骨头骨折最常采用的分型方法,这两种方法对制定手术方法、判断预后均有一定价值.越来越多的临床研究证实,在青壮年股骨头骨折中,保守治疗一般只适用于无移位或移位<2mm的类型,且要求髋关节稳定性良好,髋关节间隙内无软骨游离体、盂唇卡压,头臼匹配关系良好,而手术是绝大多数病例的必然选择.对于股骨头骨折伴后脱位闭合复位失败、股骨头合并股骨颈骨折、复位后头臼不匹配、坐骨神经损伤进行性加重等,需要急诊切开复位.手术入路是近年来股骨头骨折研究的热点之一,在对照Kocher-Langenbeck(K-L)入路和Smith-Peterson(S-P)入路时发现,S-P入路的手术时间和出血量较少,视野也较好,但其异位骨化的发生率高于K-L入路.以大转子截骨、关节囊切开行髋关节前脱位的Ganz入路是近年来治疗股骨头骨折的新方法,它可显露股骨头的全貌,也不会损伤旋股内侧动脉,不会造成医源性股骨头坏死.股骨头骨折仍以各种类型的螺钉作为主要的固定方式.骨关节炎和股骨头坏死是最常见的并发症,这不仅与初始的损伤暴力和机制有关,也与复位质量及手术技术等医源性因素密切相关.人工髋关节置换术对于极度粉碎或老年患者的股骨头骨折也是一种良好的治疗选择.%Fractures of the femoral head (FFH) are mainly seen in young adults,and the majority mechanism is due to dashboard injury in crushing vehicles.FFH can be present with or without posterior dislocation of the hip joint.Except for periarticular pain and hip

  18. Artificial femoral head replacement for proximal femoral malignant tumors in middle-aged and elderly patients%中老年人股骨上段恶性肿瘤人工股骨头置换治疗效果分析

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    赵洪普; 徐秋玉; 吕玉明; 曾勉东; 钟志宏

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨中老年人股骨上段恶性肿瘤人工股骨头置换治疗的近期疗效.方法 6例原发性骨肿瘤和11例转移性骨肿瘤患者,均接受了瘤段骨切除和人工股骨头置换手术治疗.术后2周开始二膦酸盐类药物口服或静脉治疗,随访中就患者的临床表现、局部影像学、疼痛情况及患侧肢体术后功能进行评定.结果 术后所有患髋疼痛基本缓解,关节活动功能恢复满意,可满足日常行走和负重需要.随访3~40个月,观察期内无假体松动、脱位及近假体骨折等,手术局部无肿瘤复发.术后以髋关节Harris评分,关节功能优良率为88.2%.结论 对中老年人股骨近段骨间室内恶性肿瘤采用人工股骨头重建,可有效缓解疼痛,保留肢体功能,提高生存质量.%Objective To evaluate the short-term effect of artificial femoral head replacement ( AFHR )for proximal femoral malignant tumors in middle-aged and elderly patients. Methods Seventeen patients with proximal femoral malignant tumors,including,6 cases of primary tumors and 11 cases of me-tastatic, were treated with local resection and AFHR. Two weeks later, bisphosphonates were administrated orally or intravenously. Clinical manifestation, pain complaints and limb function were evaluated during the follow-up period. Results In all patients, the hip joint pain was almost relived and the functional recovery was satisfactory, which were sufficient for normal walking and weight-bearing activities. Function and daily life were restored after operation. The hip function was evaluated with Harris s score, AND excellent or good outcomes were obtained by 88. 2%( 15 of 17 cases ). The follow-up period ranged from 3 to 40 months( average,18.7 months ). Prosthesis loosening, prosthesis dislocation, peri-prosthetic fracture and local tumor recurrence were not observed. Conclusion In middle-aged and elderly patients, proximal femoral replacement can provide good pain relief, hip

  19. Bone marrow aspirate concentrate in combination with intravenous iloprost increases bone healing in patients with avascular necrosis of the femoral head: a matched pair analysis

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    Hakan Pilge

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available With disease progression, avascular necrosis (AVN of the femoral head may lead to a collapse of the articular surface. The exact pathophysiology of AVN remains unclear, although several conditions are known that can result in spontaneous cell death, leading to a reduction of trabecular bone and the development of AVN. Hip AVN treatment is stage-dependent in which two main stages of the disease can be distinguished: pre-collapse (ARCO 0-II and post-collapse stage (ARCO III-IV, crescent sign. In the pre-collapse phase, core decompression (CD, with or without the addition of bone marrow (e.g. bone marrow aspirate concentrate, BMAC or bone graft, is a common treatment alternative. In the postcollapse phase, THA (total hip arthroplasty must be performed in most of the patients. In addition to surgical treatment, the intravenous application of Iloprost has been shown to have a curative potential and analgesic effect. From October 2009 to October 2014, 49 patients with AVN (stages I-III were treated with core decompression at our institution. All patients were divided into group A (CD + BMAC and group B (CD alone. Of these patients, 20 were included in a matched pair analysis. The patients were matched to age, gender, ARCO-stage, Kerboul combined necrotic angle, the cause of AVN, and whether Iloprost-therapy was performed. The Merle d’Aubigné Score and the Kerboul combined necrotic angle in a-p and lateral radiographs were evaluated pre- and postoperatively. The primary endpoint was a total hip arthroplasty. In group A, two patients needed THA while in group B four patients were treated with THA. In group A, the Merle d’Aubigné Score improved from 13.5 (pre-operatively to 15.3 (postoperatively. In group B there was no difference between the pre- (14.3 and postoperative (14.1 assessment. The mean of the Kerboul angle showed no difference in both groups compared pre- to postoperatively (group A: pre-op 212°, postop 220°, group B: pre-op 213

  20. 活血补肾中药联合植骨支撑治疗非创伤性股骨头坏死%Combined treatment of HUOXUEBUSHEN Decoction and bone impaction grafting for nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    韦标方; 孙丙银

    2014-01-01

      结果与结论:治疗组患者Harris总分、疼痛程度、关节活动范围分值均显著高于对照组(P 0.05);治疗组患者疗效优良率显著高于对照组(88%,74%,χ2=4.54, P OBJECTIVE:To investigate clinical efficacy of combined treatment of HUOXUEBUSHEN decoction and bone impaction grafting through a femoral neck window at high location for non-traumatic osteoporosis of the femoral head. METHODS:This study is a prospective control ed trial. The patients with non-traumatic osteoporosis of the femoral head were divided into two groups:treatment group (n=52, 60 hips) and control group (n=51, 60 hips). The treatment group was given a combined treatment of HUOXUEBUSHEN decoction and bone impaction grafting through a femoral neck window (the decoction was prepared in People’s Hospital of Linyi, China). The control group underwent simple bone impaction grafting through a femoral neck window. Al the involved patients were fol owed up for 12 months, Harris hip score and the excellent-good rate at the last fol ow-up were used to evaluate clinical efficacy. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:The Harris score, pain degree, and joint range of motion scores in the treatment group were higher than that in control group (P0.05). The excellent-good rate in the treatment group was significantly higher than that in control group (88%, 75%;χ2=4.91, P<0.05). The combined treatment of HUOXUEBUSHEN decoction and bone impaction grafting through a femoral neck window at high location is effective in the treatment of non-traumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head, and is better than simple bone impaction grafting at al eviating pain and improving joint range of motion.

  1. Experimental animal models of osteonecrosis of the femoral head:classification and experimental applications%股骨头坏死实验动物模型:分类与实验应用

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    王懋; 张长青

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND:So far there is not an ideal animal model for clinical research of osteonecrosis of the femoral head, which hinders its development. OBJECTIVE:To compare the merits and characteristics of different methods and various animal models, and to provide a reference for selection of models of osteonecrosis of the femoral head. METHODS:Literature search was performed in databases of PubMed, EMBASE, Wanfang, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure, published from 2006 to 2014 by computers. The key words were“Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head, Animal model, Vivo Experiment, Legg Calve Perthes disease, Osteoarthritis, Col apse of the Femoral Head, Trauma, Corticosteroid, Alcohol, Liquid Nitrogen”in English and Chinese, respectively. Final y, 48 articles were included. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:Traumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head models simulates the most common clinical type, which is more effective in Legg Calve Perthes disease. Glucocorticoid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head models is more suitable for etiology, pathology and comprehensive research. Physical osteonecrosis of the femoral head models could be used for evaluating treatment methods, such as surgery. The ideal animal models should be similar with human in anatomy, histology and biomechanics;pathology, pathophysiology, and radiographic progression of osteonecrosis of the femoral head can simulate the whole process of human osteonecrosis of the femoral head, and it is easy to be obtained, cost-effective and good repeatable.%背景:迄今没有一种理想的动物模型用于股骨头坏死相关研究,是其研究进展缓慢的一个重要原因。目的:比较各种方式及各种动物造模的优劣及特点,为股骨头坏死的研究模型选择提供参考。方法:应用计算机检索2006至2014年PubMed 数据库、EMBASE数据库、万方数据知识服务平台、CNKI中国期刊全文数据库,英文检索词“Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head

  2. Advances in biomechanical studies on osteonecrosis of the femoral head%股骨头缺血性坏死相关生物力学研究进展

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    陈雷雷; 何伟

    2011-01-01

    Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a common clinical orthopedic disease. The progression of the disease is rapid and the prognosis is poor. All the medical profession recognize it as one of the unresolved medical problems. Biomechanical factors play an important role in the course of progression and treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head. In this paper,we review the literature and introduce the advanced biomechanical studies on the symptoms ,image,collapse ,collapse prediction, preserving femoral head surgery of osteonecrosis of the femoral head.%股骨头缺血性坏死是一种临床常见的骨科疾病,病情发展迅速,预后较差,是医学界公认的治疗难题.在股骨头缺血性坏死病程发展及治疗中,生物力学因素起着重要的作用.本文对股骨头缺血性坏死症状、影像学、塌陷、预测塌陷、保髋治疗等方面的相关生物力学国内外研究现状做一综述.

  3. Bacteremia with an iliopsoas abscess and osteomyelitis of the femoral head caused by Enterococcus avium in a patient with end-stage kidney disease.

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    Okada, Akira; Hangai, Mika; Oda, Toshimi

    2015-01-01

    A 70-year-old man on hemodialysis for end-stage kidney disease due to polycystic kidney disease presented with hip pain on extension and a high C-reactive protein level. Further examinations revealed an iliopsoas abscess and femoral head osteomyelitis caused by Enterococcus avium (E. avium) detected in blood and pus cultures. Complete resolution of the infection with ampicillin-resistant E. avium required six months of vancomycin therapy and two surgical drainage procedures. There have been no previous case reports in which both blood and abscess cultures confirmed E. avium infection. Careful attention should be paid to the detection of non-specific symptoms in patients on hemodialysis, with blood cultures being essential in such cases.

  4. Late results after intertrochanteric varus angulation in aseptic femoral head necrosis in adults. Spaetergebnisse nach intertrochanterer Varisierungsosteotomie bei der aseptischen Hueftkopfnekrose Erwachsener

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    Schneider, E.; Ahrendt, J.; Niethard, F.U.; Blaesius, K. (Heidelberg Univ. (Germany, F.R.). Orthopaedische Klinik und Poliklinik)

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    25 patients suffering from femoral head necrosis in 30 hip joints were radiologically studied for an average of 11.6 years following intertrochanteric varus angulation osteotomy. Preoperatively only stages 2 and 3 according to Meyers were seen. The follow-up results could be distributed into 4 groups. At best the osteonecrosis was reconstructed within 6 to 9 years while the trabeculae started to become rearranged within 2 to 4 years. At worst, rapid destruction in absence of bony reaction was observed. The ability of the bone outside the osteonecrosis to react to changed circumstances following angulation osteotomy correlates with long-term results. This may indicate a general osteopathy even outside the necrotic area. (orig.).

  5. Exosomes from Human Synovial-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells Prevent Glucocorticoid-Induced Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in the Rat

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    Guo, Shang-Chun; Tao, Shi-Cong; Yin, Wen-Jing; Qi, Xin; Sheng, Jia-Gen; Zhang, Chang-Qing

    2016-01-01

    Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) represents a debilitating complication following glucocorticoid (GC)-based therapy. Synovial-derived mesenchymal stem cells (SMSCs) can exert protective effect in the animal model of GC-induced ONFH by inducing cell proliferation and preventing cell apoptosis. Recent studies indicate the transplanted cells exert therapeutic effects primarily via a paracrine mechanism and exosomes are an important paracrine factor that can be directly used as therapeutic agents for tissue engineering. Herein, we provided the first demonstration that the early treatment of exosomes secreted by human synovial-derived mesenchymal stem cells (SMSC-Exos) could prevent GC-induced ONFH in the rat model. Using a series of in vitro functional assays, we found that SMSC-Exos could be internalized into bone marrow derived stromal cells (BMSCs) and enhance their proliferation and have anti-apoptotic abilities. Finally, SMSC-Exos may be promising for preventing GC-induced ONFH.

  6. Oxidation in ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene and cross-linked polyethylene acetabular cups tested against roughened femoral heads in a hip joint simulator.

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    Taddei, Paola; Affatato, Saverio; Fagnano, Concezio; Toni, Aldo

    2006-06-01

    This study was aimed at comparing the oxidative degradation of commercial acetabular cups made of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) and conventional ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). After testing against deliberately scratched CoCrMo femoral heads in a hip joint simulator, the cups, microtomed parallel to the articulating surface, were analyzed by IR spectroscopy. Due to the potential for artifacts caused by absorbed contaminants, the IR spectra were compared only after hexane extraction; actually, XLPE was found to absorb more serum than UHMWPE. The two sets of unworn acetabular cups showed different oxidation patterns with consequently different distributions of carbonyl species; unworn XLPE was characterized by lower contents of carbonyl species and hydrogen-bonded alcohols and higher contents of trans-vinylene species than unworn UHMWPE. Upon simulator testing, UHMWPE showed more significant changes in oxidation indexes and distribution of carbonyl compounds than XLPE, confirming a better wear behavior for XLPE under the adopted testing conditions.

  7. Bone Circulatory Disturbances in the Development of Spontaneous Bacterial Chondronecrosis with Osteomyelitis: A Translational Model for the Pathogenesis of Femoral Head Necrosis

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    Robert F. Wideman

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This review provides a comprehensive overview of the vascularization of the avian growth plate and its subsequent role in the pathogenesis of bacterial chondronecrosis with osteomyelitis (BCO, femoral head necrosis. BCO sporadically causes high incidences of lameness in rapidly growing broiler (meat-type chickens. BCO is believed to be initiated by micro-trauma to poorly mineralized columns of cartilage cells in the proximal growth plates of the leg bones, followed by colonization by hematogenously distributed opportunistic bacteria. Inadequate blood flow to the growth plate, vascular occlusion, and structural limitations of the microvasculature all have been implicated in the pathogenesis of BCO. Treatment strategies have been difficult to investigate because under normal conditions the incidence of BCO typically is low and sporadic. Rearing broilers on wire flooring triggers the spontaneous development of high incidences of lameness attributable to pathognomonic BCO lesions. Wire flooring imposes persistent footing instability and is thought to accelerate the development of BCO by amplifying the torque and shear stress imposed on susceptible leg joints. Wire flooring per se also constitutes a significant chronic stressor that promotes bacterial proliferation attributed to stress-mediated immunosuppression. Indeed, dexamethasone-mediated immunosuppression causes broilers to develop lameness primarily associated with avascular necrosis and BCO. Prophylactic probiotic administration consistently reduces the incidence of lameness in broilers reared on wire flooring, presumably by reducing bacterial translocation from the gastrointestinal tract that likely contributes to hematogenous infection of the leg bones. The pathogenesis of BCO in broilers is directly relevant to osteomyelitis in growing children, as well as to avascular femoral head necrosis in adults. Our new model for reliably triggering spontaneous osteomyelitis in large numbers of

  8. RESEARCH PROGRESS OF ALCOHOL-INDUCED OSTEONECROSIS OF FEMORAL HEAD%酒精性股骨头缺血性坏死的研究进展

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    甘迪; 张长青

    2013-01-01

    Objective To review the research progress of alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). Methods Recent literature concerning alcohol-induced ONFH was reviewed and summarized. Results Alcohol-induced ONFH accounte for approximately 1/3 of total ONFH. Alcohol intake and the incidence of ONFH has a significant dose-effect relationship. There are some correlations between alcohol-induced ONFH and lipid metabolism, secretion of corticosteroid, and some gene of alcohol or lipid metabolism. Conclusion The relationships between alcohol and lipid metabolism, and between alcohol and steroid are still the main direction of the research of ONFH. Gene level researches can not demonstrate the pathogenesis, therefore further research should be carried on.%目的 综述酒精性股骨头缺血性坏死(osteonecrosis of the femoral head,ONFH)的研究进展.方法 广泛查阅国内外近年与酒精性ONFH相关的文献,并进行总结分析.结果 酒精性ONFH患者约占ONFH患者的1/3.研究表明,酒精摄入量与ONFH发病具有明显量效关系,酒精性ONFH发生与患者脂代谢、糖皮质激素分泌有关,与脂质和酒精代谢性基因存在相关性.结论 酒精与脂代谢、激素的关系与作用机制仍是研究主要方向,基因水平研究尚不能阐释发病机制,仍需深入研究.

  9. Degeneration of articular cartilage in osteonecrosis of the femoral head begins at the necrotic region after collapse: a preliminary study using T1 rho MRI

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    Sonoda, Kazuhiko; Motomura, Goro; Nakashima, Yasuharu [Kyushu University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka (Japan); Kawanami, Satoshi; Takayama, Yukihisa; Honda, Hiroshi [Kyushu University, Department of Clinical Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Higashi-ku, Fukuoka (Japan); Yamamoto, Takuaki [Fukuoka University, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Jonan-ku, Fukuoka (Japan)

    2017-04-15

    The purpose of this study is to evaluate the role of collapse on the degeneration of articular cartilage in patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH). Sixteen hips in 12 patients (four men, eight women; mean age, 34.8 years) with a history of systemic corticosteroid treatment were studied using T1 rho magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Six hips had collapsed ONFH, five had non-collapsed ONFH, and five had no osteonecrosis (controls). Using oblique coronal images, we divided the articular surface of necrotic femoral heads into a region just above the necrotic bone (necrotic zone) and another above the living bone (living zone). T1 rho value was evaluated for each zone. The mean T1 rho value in the necrotic zone was significantly higher in the collapsed ONFH group (48.4 ± 2.7 ms) than in the non-collapsed ONFH group (41.0 ± 0.9 ms). In the collapsed ONFH group, the mean T1 rho value was significantly higher in the necrotic zone (48.4 ± 2.7 ms) than in the living zone (43.5 ± 2.5 ms). In the non-collapsed ONFH group, there was no significant difference between the mean T1 rho values of the necrotic and living zones. In the collapsed ONFH group, the mean T1 rho value of the necrotic zone and the interval from pain onset to the MRI examination were positively correlated. The current T1 rho MRI study suggested that the degeneration of articular cartilage in ONFH begins at the necrotic region after collapse. (orig.)

  10. Treatment of developmental dislocation of hip: does changing the hip abduction angle in the hip spica affect the rate of avascular necrosis of the femoral head?

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    Madhu, Tiruveedhula S; Akula, Maheswara; Scott, Brian W; Templeton, Peter A

    2013-05-01

    Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head is a serious complication in the management of developmental dislocation of the hip. Increasing the abduction angle increases its stability but compromises the vascularity of the femoral head. From our database of 240 children treated for developmental dislocation of hip by the two senior authors between 1998 and 2008, we defined two groups of children who underwent closed or medial open reduction of the hip after a failed Pavlik treatment or if patients presented late. In group 1, the reduced hip was immobilized in around 90° flexion, 60° abduction, and 0-10° internal rotation. In group 2 the hip was immobilized in around 45° of hip abduction with flexion and internal rotation as before. The first and second authors independently analysed these two groups blinded to the hip abduction angle. Our hypothesis was that a reduction in the hip abduction angle would reduce the incidence of AVN in the second group without compromising the stability. All eligible children were included, and there were 42 children in group 1 and 44 children in group 2. An almost equal number of children underwent closed and medial open reduction in both the groups. The age at reduction was a mode of 6 months (range 6-13 months) and 7 months (range 7-12 months), respectively. The abduction angle in the first group had a mode of 60° (range 52-70°) and the second group had a mode of 45° (range 38-50°). Radiographic evidence of AVN as described by Salter and colleagues was seen in eight children (19%) in the first group and seven children (16%) in the second group (P=0.78). Redislocation occurred in one child in the second group and none in the first group. In summary, the results show a nonsignificant reduction in the incidence of AVN when the hip abduction angle was reduced with no significant increased risk of redislocation.

  11. Survivorship Analysis of Eighty Revised Hip Arthroplasties With the Impaction Grafting Technique Using Whole Femoral Head Allografts With the Articular Cartilage.

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    Fadulelmola, Ahmed; Drampalos, Efstathios; Hodgkinson, John; Hemmady, Mukesh

    2017-06-01

    Acetabular impaction bone grafting aims to restore anatomy in hip revision surgery. This is an effective but expensive and time-consuming technique. Usually, the articular cartilage is removed from the femoral head allograft. We aimed to reproduce the same results retaining the cartilage of the allograft. Eighty acetabular revisions using impacted morselized bone graft retaining the articular cartilage and a cemented cup were studied retrospectively. Six were lost during follow-up. The mean follow-up was 6.5 years (range 1-13). Clinical and radiological assessment was made using the Oxford Hip Score, Hodgkinson's criteria for socket loosening, and the Gie classification for evaluation of allograft incorporation. Sixty-three sockets (85.1%) were considered radiologically stable (type 0, 1, and 2 demarcations), 8 (10.8%) were radiologically loose (type 3), and 3 (4.1%) presented with migration. Fifty-one (68.9%) cases showed good trabecular remodeling (grade 3), 20 (27%) showed trabecular incorporation (grade 2), and 3 (4.1%) showed poor allograft incorporation. Mean preoperative hip score was 43 and postoperative score was 28. Six (8.1%) cases presented heterotopic ossification around the revised implants, 2 patients (2.7%) had periprosthetic fractures, and 4 (5.4%) had dislocations. The Kaplan-Meier survivorship at a mean of 6.5 years with revision of the cup for any reason was 95.9% (95% confidence interval 5.6-7.5). The mid-term results of our technique are promising. Particularly when the supply of fresh-frozen allografts and surgical time is limited, using whole femoral head with articular cartilage is both safe and effective. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Influences of head/neck ratio and femoral antetorsion on the safe-zone of operative acetabular orientations in total hip arthroplasty

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    LI Yong-jiang; YANG Guo-jing; ZHANG Li-cheng; CAI Chun-yuan; WU Li-jun

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To study the influences of head/neck ratio and femoral antetorsion on the safe-zone of operative acetabular orientations, which meets the criteria for desired range of motion (ROM) for activities of daily living in total hip arthroplasty (THA).Methods: Athree-dimensional generic, parametric and kinematic simulation module of THA was developed to analyze the cup safe-zone and the optimum combination of cup and neck antetorsion. A ROM of flexion≥ 120°, internal rotation ≥45° at 90° flexion, extension ≥30° and external rotation ≥ 40° was defined as the criteria for desired ROM for activities of daily living. The cup safe-zone was defined as the area that fulfills all the criteria of desired ROM before the neck impinged on the liner of the cup. For a fixed stemneck (CCD)-angle of 130°, theoretical safe-zones fulfilling the desired ROM were investigated at different general headneck ratios (GR=2, 2.17, 2.37, 2.61 and 2.92) and femoral anteversions (FA=0°, 10°, 20° and 30°).Results: Large GRs greatly increased the size of safezones and when the CCD-angle was 130°, a GR>2.37 could further increase the size of safe-zones. There was a complex interplay between the orientation angles of the femoral and acetabular components. When the CCD-angle was 130°, the optimum relationship between operative acetabular anteversion (OA) and femoral antetorsion (FA) could be estimated by the formula: OA=-0.80×FA+47.06, andthe minimum allowable operative acetabular inclination (OImin) would be more than 210.5×GR-2.255.Conclusions: Large GRs greatly increase the size of safe-zones and it is recommended that the GR be more than 2.37 so as to extend the acceptable range of error that surgeons cannot avoid completely during operation. As to the optimum operative acetabular inclination (OI), surgeons need to make a decision combining with other factors, including stress distribution, soft tissue and cup wear conditions, as well as patients' individual situations

  13. Estimation of pretraumatic femoral antetorsion in bilateral femoral shaft fractures

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    Citak, Musa; Jagodzinski, Michael; Krettek, Christian; Huefner, Tobias [Hannover Medical School, Trauma Department, Hannover (Germany); Citak, Mustafa [BG-University Hospital Bergmannsheil, Department of Surgery, Bochum (Germany); Kendoff, Daniel; O' Loughlin, Padhraig F. [Hospital for Special Surgery, Orthopaedic Department, New York, NY (United States); Tavassol, Frank [Hannover Medical School, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hannover (Germany)

    2009-12-15

    To describe a system for measurement of the pretraumatic femoral antetorsion angle post-bilateral femoral shaft fracture with the use of new imaging software which allows segmentation and three dimensional (3D) reconstruction of DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) images. This case involved a 20-year-old patient with bilateral femoral shaft fractures. Following initial clinical examination, CT scans of both femurs were performed. Subsequently, the DICOM datasets were uploaded to the new software tool. Following segmentation and 3D reconstruction, pretraumatic femoral antetorsion angles were determined. Femoral antetorsion was described and assessed in two ways by referring to the intersection of the posterior condylar plane and (1) a line drawn between the center of the femoral head and femoral neck, (2) a line drawn between the centers of the femoral head and greater trochanter. Using these definitions, values for femoral antetorsion were found to be, respectively, 20 at the right fracture site and 19 on the left site, and 33 bilaterally. The investigators describe in this current technical report the use of new imaging software which enables the calculation of femoral AV following reduction of virtual fracture fragments which are created from standard DICOM images. We believe that this 3D reconstruction method of measuring the antetorsion angle can be integrated into a regular treatment algorithm and may potentially optimize clinical outcomes. (orig.)

  14. 股骨颈骨折愈合后钉道植骨应力分布的有限元分析%Finite element analysis of the stress distribution in femoral head and neck of bone grafting in nail path after femoral neck fracture heating

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    唐洪涛; 仝允辉; 张美超; 赵卫东

    2011-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the rationality of bone grafting in nail path after femoral neck fracture healing and internal fixator was removed so as to provide theoretical support for clinical therapy. Methods: Two three - dimensional finite element models of the femoral head and neck region were reconstructed after femoral neck fracture healing and internal fixator was removed,one undergone bone grafting.Both of the models were simulated under the load of body weight,and the stress and shift on the femoral head and neck were calculated and compared. Results: Analysis of the three - dimension finite element model showed that the massive stress concentrated on weight loading region of femoral head without bone grafting,while the massive stress concentrated on the region of calcar femorale of grafting- bone model.The max - stress value (0.482 E + 8) in the weight loading region of femoral head without bone grafting was far higher than the max - stress value(0.295 E +8) of ungrafting - bone model. In the nail path shift test,value of shift in the region of femoral head of the ungrafting -bone model (0.391 E - 0.3 ) significantly exceeded that of grafting - bone model (0.352 E - 0.3 ). Conclusion: For the treatment of femoral neck fracture with hollow compression screws, bone grafting in the channel of screw should be used to improve biomechanical integrity of femoral head and neck after fracture healed and hollow compression screws were taken out. This is of benefit to preventing the collapse of femoral head owing to excessive stress concentration on femoral head.%目的:探讨股骨颈骨折经空心加压螺钉固定,骨折愈合后取出螺钉遗留的钉道内是否应予植骨,为临床选择治疗方法提供依据.方法:重建人体股骨头颈部的三维有限元仿真模型,模拟钉道不植骨与钉道植骨的股骨头颈部,对模型进行虚拟加栽和仿真计算.比较2种模型在同一载荷下的应力分布及位移情况.结果:不植骨模型的

  15. Is instillation of bone marrow stem cells at the time of core decompression useful for osteonecrosis of the femoral head?

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    Jorge Cabrolier

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available La osteonecrosis de cabeza femoral lleva a degeneración de la cabeza y finalmente al desarrollo de artrosis de cadera. La descompresión constituye el tratamiento más utilizado, sin embargo su eficacia es limitada. Se ha planteado que la instilación de células madre en conjunto con la descompresión tendría mejores resultados. Utilizando la base de datos Epistemonikos, la cual es mantenida mediante búsquedas en 30 bases de datos, identificamos dos revisiones sistemáticas que en conjunto incluyen dos estudios controlados aleatorizados. Realizamos un metanálisis y tablas de resumen de los resultados utilizando el método GRADE. Concluimos que instilar células madre de médula ósea al momento de la descompresión ósea en la osteonecrosis de cabeza femoral probablemente disminuye la progresión a artrosis de cadera y podría disminuir la necesidad de cirugías posteriores. No está claro si tiene algún efecto sobre la funcionalidad porque la certeza de la evidencia es muy baja.

  16. Oxinium modular femoral heads do not reduce polyethylene wear in cemented total hip arthroplasty at five years: a randomised trial of 120 hips using radiostereometric analysis.

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    Jonsson, B A; Kadar, T; Havelin, L I; Haugan, K; Espehaug, B; Indrekvam, K; Furnes, O; Hallan, G

    2015-11-01

    We report the five-year outcome of a randomised controlled trial which used radiostereometric analysis (RSA) to assess the influence of surface oxidised zirconium (OxZr, Oxinium) on polyethylene wear in vivo. A total of 120 patients, 85 women and 35 men with a mean age of 70 years (59 to 80) who were scheduled for primary cemented total hip arthroplasty were randomly allocated to four study groups. Patients were blinded to their group assignment and received either a conventional polyethylene (CPE) or a highly cross-linked (HXL) acetabular component of identical design. On the femoral side patients received a 28 mm head made of either cobalt-chromium (CoCr) or OxZr. The proximal head penetration (wear) was measured with repeated RSA examinations over five years. Clinical outcome was measured using the Harris hip score. There was no difference in polyethylene wear between the two head materials when used with either of the two types of acetabular component (p = 0.3 to 0.6). When comparing the two types of polyethylene there was a significant difference in favour of HXLPE, regardless of the head material used (p < 0.001). In conclusion, we found no advantage of OxZr over CoCr in terms of polyethylene wear after five years of follow-up. Our findings do not support laboratory results which have shown a reduced rate of wear with OxZr. They do however add to the evidence on the better resistance to wear of HXLPE over CPE.

  17. Estudo do tratamento das fraturas da cabeça do fêmur Study of the treatment of femoral head fractures

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    Rodrigo Pereira Guimarães

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Estabelecer diretrizes para o tratamento das fraturas da cabeça femoral e determinar a melhor via de acesso nos casos tratados cirurgicamente. MÉTODOS: Avaliamos os resultados clínicos e radiográficos de 13 pacientes (13 fraturas tratados cirurgicamente entre maio de 1986 e julho de 1996 no Departamento de Ortopedia e Traumatologia da Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo (SCMSP, Pavilhão "Fernandinho Simonsen". RESULTADOS: Entre as seis fraturas Pipkin 1, cinco foram submetidas à ressecção do fragmento, o que nos levou a quatro resultados excelentes e um bom, sendo este com fixação do fragmento. Três pacientes apresentaram fraturas Pipkin 2 e todas foram fixadas, observados dois excelentes resultados e um regular. Dois pacientes Pipkin 3 foram submetidos à artroplastia primária. Dos dois pacientes com lesão Pipkin 4, um foi tratado com redução e osteossíntese da fratura do acetábulo, sem abordar o fragmento da cabeça que estava bem reduzido e resultou em artrose precoce, e o outro foi submetido à artroplastia total como tratamento primário. CONCLUSÃO: Concluímos após comparação da revisão da literatura com a análise dos nossos casos, que o tratamento da fratura da cabeça femoral deve ser cirúrgico e a escolha da via de acesso vai depender do tipo de fratura.OBJECTIVE: To establish guidelines for the treatment of femoral head fractures and to determine the best form of access in cases treated surgically. METHODS: We evaluated the clinical and radiological results of 13 patients (13 fractures treated surgically, between May 1986 and July 1996, at the Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology at the Santa Casa de Misericórdia de São Paulo (SCMSP, Fernandinho Simonsen Pavillion. RESULTS: Among six Pipkin 1 fractures, five had resection of the fragment, resulting in four excellent and one good result. The good result had fixation of the fragment. All three Pipkin 2 fractures had fixation of the fragment

  18. Biomechanical characteristics of bipolar femoral head prosthesis replacement and internal fixation for femoral neck fractures in the elderly%股骨头双极假体置换及内固定修复老年股骨颈骨折的生物力学特征

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    姜源涛; 焦建宝; 薛金伟; 王云飞

    2016-01-01

    背景:双极人工股骨头假体在股骨颈骨折患者中虽然能够取得理想的修复效果,但是临床上对于双极人工股骨头假体的生物力学性能尚存在较大的争议。目的:比较股骨头双极假体置换及内固定修复老年股骨颈骨折的生物力学性能。方法:选取23具(46侧)老年股骨颈骨折股骨标本进行分析,随机将标本分为内固定组和股骨头双极假体置换组,每组23侧。内固定组标本行常规金属植入物内固定,股骨头双极假体置换组行股骨头双极假体置换。在万能试验机上测定股骨假体柄的力学性能,比较股骨头双极假体置换及内固定的生物力学性能。结果与结论:①股骨头双极假体置换组的最大承载负荷显著高于内固定组(P<0.05);最大承载负荷趋势图显示,股骨头双极假体置换组最大承载负荷显著高于内固定组(P<0.05);②股骨头双极假体置换组轴向拔出试验位移显著短于内固定组(P<0.05);轴向拔出试验位移趋势图显示,股骨头双极假体置换组轴向拔出试验位移显著短于内固定组(P<0.05);③结果提示,与内固定植入物相比,股骨头双极假体置换修复老年股骨颈骨折更加稳定,修复效果更佳,能够提高患者髋关节功能,获得良好的初始稳定性。%BACKGROUND:Bipolar femoral head prosthesis has achieved the desired repair effect in patients with femoral neck fracture, but there is stil much controversy on the biomechanical properties of bipolar artificial femoral head prosthesis. OBJECTIVE:To compare biomechanical properties of the bipolar femoral head prosthesis replacement and internal fixation in the repair of femoral neck fracture in the elderly. METHODS:Twenty-three (46 sides) senile femoral neck fracture specimens were analyzed and randomized into internal fixation group(n=23)and bipolar femoral head prosthesis replacement group (n=23). Specimens in the internal

  19. 骨髓间充质干细胞增殖能力与皮质类固醇性骨坏死%Proliferation ability of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells in corticosteroid-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head

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    王佰亮; 李铁军; 岳德波; 孙伟

    2014-01-01

    背景:皮质类固醇激素性骨坏死是造成髋关节功能丧失的主要病因之一。近年研究表明,激素性股骨头坏死可能与激素引起的骨髓间充质干细胞增殖能力有关。  目的:检测皮质类固醇性骨坏死患者骨髓间充质干细胞的增殖活性,为建立自体骨髓干细胞移植治疗股骨头坏死的合理性寻求证据。  方法:选取皮质类固醇性股骨头坏死病例设为股骨头坏死组,按取材部位不同再分为股骨头坏死股骨头组、股骨头坏死髂骨组,同时选取无股骨头坏死、无激素应用的拟行人工关节置换的股骨颈骨折患者设为对照组。用密度梯度离心法分离各组骨髓间充质干细胞,再经贴壁筛选法筛选,选取第3代细胞进行实验。  结果与结论:MTT结果显示,股骨头坏死股骨头组增殖能力明显弱于其他2组,其骨髓间充质干细胞在培养后1-7d为生长滞留期,第8天达到对数生长期,以后进入到平台期,而其他2组较病例组生长曲线明显前移,并且峰值增高。流式细胞仪测定的细胞周期结果显示,股骨头坏死股骨头组中G0/G1细胞比例明显增高,而S+G2/M期细胞比例降低,细胞增殖指数较其他2组降低(P OBJECTIVE:To detect the proliferation and differentiation ability of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells isolated from patients with steroid-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head, providing rational evidences for treatment of corticosteroid-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head with the transplantation of autologous bone marrow containing bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells into the necrotic area of femoral head. METHODS:Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells from the femoral heads were col ected from patients with corticosteroid-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head, and new femoral neck fractures without osteonecrosis who were scheduled for total hip arthroplasty. In another group, bone marrow

  20. Research progress of cell apoptosis in the pathogenesis of steroid-induced necrosis of the femoral head%激素性股骨头坏死发病机制中细胞凋亡的研究进展

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    贾岩波; 刘万林; 任逸众

    2012-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Clinical research indicates that the bone cell apoptosis has been involved in the pathogenesis process of steroid-induced necrosis of femoral head, is the cytological basis of genesis and evolution.OBJECTIVE: To summarize research progress of cell apoptosis in the pathogenesis of steroid-induced necrosis of femoral head.METHODS: The PubMed database, Springer Link database, Science Direct database and CNKI database were retrieved for papers published from October 1990 to October 2011 with the key words of “steroid, necrosis of the femoral head, cell apoptosis” in Chinese and English. The relevant articles concerning steroid-induced necrosis of femoral head and cell apoptosis were collected. The redundant researches or Meta analysis were removed.RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: This article summarizes the related apoptosis genes of steroid-induced necrosis of femoral head from the aspects of definition and measurement of cell apoptosis, histological and morphological changes of the cell apoptosis in the steroid-induced necrosis of femoral head and the pathogenesis of cell apoptosis in the steroid-induced necrosis of femoral head. The related genes include Fas and FasL Fas protein, Bcl-2 family, p53 gene, nitric oxide, Caspase and nuclear factor κβ.Hormone is one kind of cell apoptosis inducer. Steroid-induced necrosis of femoral head and cell apoptosis are closely related.%背景 临床研究表明骨细胞凋亡参与了激素性股骨头坏死的病理过程,是股骨头坏死发生与演变的细胞学基础.目的 总结细胞凋亡在激素性股骨头坏死发病机制中的研究进展.方法 应用计算机检索PubMed 数据库,Springer Link 数据库,Science Direct 数据库,CNKI 数据库1990-10/2011-10 文献,检索词分别为"steroid,necrosis of the femoral head,cell apoptosis"和"糖皮质激素,股骨头坏死,细胞凋亡".选择激素性股骨头坏死与细胞凋亡的文章,排除重复研究或Meta 分析类文章.结果与结论 文章

  1. Reliability of the acetabular reconstruction technique using autogenous bone graft from resected femoral head in hip dysplasia: Influence of the change of hip joint center on clinical outcome.

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    Song, Joo Ho; Ahn, Tae Soo; Yoon, Pil Whan; Chang, Jae Suk

    2017-12-01

    The previous studies have not reached on consensus as to the outcome of acetabular reconstruction with autogenous bone graft for dysplastic hips, especially in severe cases such as Crowe type IV. The current study aimed to determine the survivorship of the arthroplasty and the grafts as well as the change of hip joint center averagely 9.8 years (range, 5-19) after cementless total hip arthroplasty. We reviewed 52 cases including 19 cases of complete hip dislocation of which acetabular defects were augmented with autogenous bone grafts taken from the resected femoral heads. For radiographic evaluation, in addition to checking failures of THA, acetabular coverages of the grafts as well as lateral center-edge angles were measured and compared between two time points, immediately postoperative and the final evaluations. Those outcomes were also analyzed according to the degree of hip dysplasia, grouping the subjects by Crowe classification. Translations of the reconstructed hip joint center after THA were measured and checked if they affected clinical outcomes or caused any complications. To assess clinically, Harris hip score and visualized analogue pain scale were reviewed. Mean coverage ratio of the sockets with the grafts was 28.4% immediately after the surgery (range, 11.1%-65.0%) and 27.2% at the final follow-up (range, 11.1%-63.6%). When comparing high grade dysplasia (Crowe type III, IV) to low grade dysplasia (Crowe type I, II), there was no significant difference of the above outcomes (p = 0.476). As to the location of hip joint center, 14 outliers were located distally within the normal horizontal range especially in cases with Crowe type IV. Those outliers showed no difference on clinical outcome. The mean HHS was 52.2 (range, 19-87) and VAS was 7.2 (range, 5-9) preoperatively, each of which was improved to 92.9 (range, 63-100) and 1.4 (range, 0-4) postoperatively. No failures were experienced during the study period. Acetabular augmentation using

  2. Prevalence of Nontraumatic Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head and its Associated Risk Factors in the Chinese Population: Results from a Nationally Representative Survey

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    De-Wei Zhao; Mang Yu; Kai Hu; Wei Wang; Lei Yang; Ben-Jie Wang; Xiao-Hong Gao

    2015-01-01

    Background:Nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head (NONFH) is a debilitating disease that represents a significant financial burden for both individuals and healthcare systems.Despite its significance,however,its prevalence in the Chinese general population remains unknown.This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of NONFH and its associated risk factors in the Chinese population.Methods:A nationally representative survey of 30,030 respondents was undertaken from June 2012 to August 2013.All participants underwent a questionnaire investigation,physical examination of hip,and bilateral hip joint X-ray and/or magnetic resonance imaging examination.Blood samples were taken after overnight fasting to test serum total cholesterol,triglyceride,and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels.We then used multivariate logistic regression analysis to investigate the associations between various metabolic,demographic,and lifestyle-related variables and NONFH.Results:NONFH was diagnosed in 218 subjects (0.725%) and the estimated NONFH cases were 8.12 million among Chinese people aged 15 years and over.The prevalence of NONFH was significantly higher in males than in females (1.02% vs.0.51%,x2 =24.997,P < 0.00 l).Among NONFH patients,North residents were subjected to higher prevalence of NONFH than that of South residents (0.85% vs.0.61%,x2 =5.847,P=0.016).Our multivariate regression analysis showed that high blood levels of triglycerides,total cholesterol,LDL-cholesterol,and non-HDL-cholesterol,male,urban residence,family history of osteonecrosis of the femoral head,heavy smoking,alcohol abuse and glucocorticoid intake,overweight,and obesity were all significantly associated with an increased risk of NONFH.Conclusions:Our findings highlight that NONFH is a significant public health challenge in China and underscore the need for policy measures on the national level.Furthermore,NONFH shares a number of risk factors with

  3. 大头径髋关节假体的理论研究与临床应用%Theoretical research and clinical application of large-diameter femoral head hip prosthesis

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    汝鸣; 蔡郑东

    2008-01-01

    A computer-based online search was conducted in PUMMED, English Medical Current Contents (EMCC), China Journal Full-text Database (CJFD), and Wanfang Database to summarize application and research progress of large-diameter femoral head hip prosthesis from January 1995 to January 2008. There were 62 literatures in total. Previous studies reported that when diameter of femoral head hip prosthesis was>32mm, joint worn out remarkably. During recent years, more and more basic and clinical researches demonstrate that diameter of femoral head is not correlated with wear rate; in particular, diameter of femoral head is not related to wear rate of artificial joint made by high cross linked polyethylene, metal, and ceramics. The superiority of large-diameter femoral head hip prosthesis has been paid more attention because of stability and activity. With the enlargement of diameter of femoral head, dislocated incidence decreases remarkably, and improvement of head-neck ratio increases the activity of prosthesis and reduces collision between two prostheses. Recently, large-diameter femoral head hip prosthesis has been widely applied for metal-on-mental hip joint, in particular, for hip resurfacing arthroplasty; in addition, large-diameter femoral head hip prosthesis plays a distinct role in joint replacement.%应用计算机检索Pubmed数据库、西文生物医学期刊文献数据库、中国期刊全文数据库和万方数据库1995-01/2008-01的文献62篇,总结大直径球头人工髋关节临床应用及研究进展.以往认为髋关节假体股骨头直径>32mm时关节磨损将明显增加,近年越来越多的基础和临床研究显示股骨头直径大小与磨损率高低并无必然联系,特别是在高交联聚乙烯、金属、陶瓷等耐磨材料应用于人工关节之后.大头径髋关节假体在关节稳定性和活动度方面的优势已引起重视,研究发现随着股骨头直径的增大,脱位的发生率明显降低,同时头颈比改善增

  4. The use of osteochondral allograft with bone marrow-derived mesenchymal cells and hinge joint distraction in the treatment of post-collapse stage of osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

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    Gagala, J; Tarczynska, M; Gaweda, K; Matuszewski, L

    2014-09-01

    Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is an entity which occurs mainly in young and active patients aged between 20 and 50. The success of hip joint preserving treatments ranges from 15% to 50% depending on the stage and amount of osteonecrotic lesion. Total hip replacement is indicated in late post-collapse hips but it has unsatisfactory survival because of the wear and osteolysis in young and active patients. Osteochondral allografts have been reported in the treatment of large articular lesions with defects in underlying bone in knee, talus and shoulder. By combining osteoconductive properties of osteochondral allograft with osteogenic abilities of bone marrow-derived mesenchymal cells it has a potential to be an alternative to an autologous graft. The adjunct of hinged joint distraction should minimize stresses in subchondral bone to promote creeping substitution and prevent femoral head collapse. Unlike current treatment modalities, it would provide both structural support and allow bony and articular substitution.

  5. 糖皮质激素与系统性红斑狼疮股骨头坏死%Glucocorticoids and femoral head osteonecrosis in systemic lupus erythematosus patients

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    玄敬敬; 张源潮

    2011-01-01

    The incidence of femoral head osteonecrosis in systemic lupus erythematosus patients, especially in those who accept glucocorticoids is high. However, its pathologic mechanism is still unclear. This review summarizes the factors related to femoral head osteonecrosis including heredity factors, ingestion of glucocorticoids and systemic lupus erythematosus itself.%系统性红斑狼疮患者,尤其是接受糖皮质激素治疗者股骨头坏死的发生率较高,其相关机制尚未完全阐明.本文综述遗传因素、糖皮质激素的使用以及系统性红斑狼疮疾病本身等多种因素对股骨头坏死发生发展的影响.

  6. Quantitative Determination of Bone Scintigraphy for Early Necrosis of Femoral Head%骨闪烁摄影定量分析检测早期股骨头坏死

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    许瑞江; 马承宣; 赫荣国; 房论光; 刘贵林; 田嘉禾; 游联壁

    1990-01-01

    This research aimed at the prediction of the early necrosis of the femoral head by Technetium-99m-Methylene. diphosphorate scintimetry. The relationship between the isotope activity and histopathological change of the bone ceils of the femoral head was described. Necrosis of bone cells closely related to the ratio of isotope activity between the femoral heads of both sides. If the ratio (diseased: healthy)is markedly over 1, there would be necrosis of bone cells with repro duction, if the ratio is below 1, only necrosis of bone cells; if the ratio is exactly 1, no necrosis of bone cells. It is showed that the quantitative determination of bone sciutigraphy is a sensitive method of the diagnosis for early necrosis of the femoral head.%作者报告采用骨闪烁摄影定量分析检测幼犬早期股骨头坏死.分析双侧摄取放射活性与病理所见,头/头比值大于1.0或小于1.0者,均有骨细胞坏死;明显增大者,多同时伴有新生骨样组织;降低者,均为单纯骨坏死;相等者未见骨细胞坏死.作者认为骨闪烁摄影定量分析是预测和诊断早期股骨头坏死的灵敏度较高的一种方法.

  7. Treatment of PIPKIN type II fracture of femoral head by direct anterior approach%DAA入路治疗PIPKINⅡ型股骨头骨折

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    李豪; 吴震宇; 王大麟

    2016-01-01

    Objective To investigate the feasibility and clinical effect of minimally invasive direct anterior approach (DAA) for treatment of PIPKIN type II fracture of femoral head. Methods A retrospective analysis of clinical data of 10 patients with PIPKIN type II fracture of femoral head (traffic accident in 8 patients and high falling accident in 2 patients) was performed, who were treated by DAA from September 2012 to June 2014 in Affiliated Hospital of Beihua University. Length of incision, operation time and intraoperative estimate blood loss were recorded, Harris hip score before and after operation as well as postoperative Thompson-Epstein clinical result were evaluated, and postoperative complications were observed. Results The average length of incision was (10.3 ± 1.3) cm, average operation time was (67 ± 11) min, average intraoperative estimate blood loss was (71 ± 15) mL. All patients were followed up for 12-16 months (average, 13.4 months). Harris hip scores 3, 6 and 12 months after the surgery were all better than preoperative ones, the differences showed statistically significance (P <0.05). According to Thompson-Epstein clinical evaluation standard, the assessment at 12 months after the operation was excellent in 6 patients, good in 2, fair in 1 and poor in 1, with the excellent and good rate was 8/10. Femoral head necrosis occurred in 1 case, heterotopic ossification in 2 and short-term numbness in innervation area in 2 cases. Conclusion DAA is a good choice of approach for treatment of PIPKIN type II fracture of femoral head, because it has the advantages of less surgical injury, short operation time, less blood loss and good recovery of hip function, with less interference to soft tissue and easy exposure and operating.%目的:探讨微创DAA(直接前侧入路)治疗PIPKIN Ⅱ型股骨头骨折的可行性及临床效果。方法回顾性分析2012年9月至2014年6月北华大学附属医院收治的10例经DAA入路治疗PIPKIN Ⅱ型股骨

  8. HGF-transgenic MSCs can improve the effects of tissue self-repair in a rabbit model of traumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

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    Qian Wen

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH is generally characterized as an irreversible disease and tends to cause permanent disability. Therefore, understanding the pathogenesis and molecular mechanisms of ONFH and developing effective therapeutic methods is critical for slowing the progress of the disease. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: In this study, an experimental rabbit model of early stage traumatic ONFH was established, validated, and used for an evaluation of therapy. Computed tomography (CT and magnetic resonance (MR imaging confirmed that this model represents clinical Association Research Circulation Osseous (ARCO phase I or II ONFH, which was also confirmed by the presence of significant tissue damage in osseous tissue and vasculature. Pathological examination detected obvious self-repair of bone tissue up to 2 weeks after trauma, as indicated by revascularization (marked by CD105 and expression of collagen type I (Col I, osteocalcin, and proliferating cell nuclear antigen. Transplantation of hepatocyte growth factor (HGF-transgenic mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs 1 week after trauma promoted recovery from ONFH, as evidenced by a reversed pattern of Col I expression compared with animals receiving no therapeutic treatment, as well as increased expression of vascular endothelial growth factor. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: These results indicate that the transplantation of HGF-transgenic MSCs is a promising method for the treatment for ONFH and suggest that appropriate interference therapy during the tissue self-repair stage contributes to the positive outcomes. This study also provides a model for the further study of the ONFH etiology and therapeutic interventions.

  9. Treatment of steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head using porous Se@SiO2 nanocomposites to suppress reactive oxygen species

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    Deng, Guoying; Niu, Kerun; Zhou, Feng; Li, Buxiao; Kang, Yingjie; Liu, Xijian; Hu, Junqing; Li, Bo; Wang, Qiugen; Yi, Chengqing; Wang, Qian

    2017-01-01

    Reducing oxidative stress (ROS) have been demonstrated effective for steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (steroid-induced ONFH). Selenium (Se) plays an important role in suppressing oxidative stress and has huge potential in ONFH treatments. However the Se has a narrow margin between beneficial and toxic effects which make it hard for therapy use in vivo. In order to make the deficiency up, a control release of Se (Se@SiO2) were realized by nanotechnology modification. Porous Se@SiO2 nanocomposites have favorable biocompatibility and can reduced the ROS damage effectively. In vitro, the cck-8 analysis, terminal dexynucleotidyl transferase (TdT)-mediated dUTP nick end labeling (TUNEL) stain and flow cytometry analysis showed rare negative influence by porous Se@SiO2 nanocomposites but significantly protective effect against H2O2 by reducing ROS level (detected by DCFH-DA). In vivo, the biosafety of porous Se@SiO2 nanocomposites were confirmed by the serum biochemistry, the ROS level in serum were significantly reduced and the curative effect were confirmed by Micro CT scan, serum Elisa assay (inflammatory factors), Western blotting (quantitative measurement of ONFH) and HE staining. It is expected that the porous Se@SiO2 nanocomposites may prevent steroid-induced ONFH by reducing oxidative stress. PMID:28256626

  10. Study on correlation between bone marrow edema, stage of necrosis and area ratio of necrosis with the hip pain grading in nontraumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    Jianchuan Wang

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The objective of this study was to explore the correlation between bone marrow edema, stage of necrosis, and area ratio of necrosis with the hip pain grading in non-traumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Bone marrow edema grading at all levels and the hip pain grade differences were statistically significant (P < 0.001. Bone marrow edema grading increased by levels of 0, 1, and 2, whereas average pain rating increased as well to 40.73, 104.66 and 143.49. I ~ III period stage of necrosis and the hip pain grade difference was statistically significant (P < 0.001, with the average grade progress pain stage by the death of a rank gradually increased, I period, II period, III period was 57.00, 88.58 and 120.62, respectively. Area ratio of necrosis between 0 ~ 3 were positively correlated with pain, compared the two was statistically significant (P < 0.001, and with the degree of pathological changes is aggravating, increase the average rank of levels of pain. 0, 1, 2 and 3 are 36.88, 98.03, 123.87 and 151.93 respectively. We can choose the treatment method and evaluate treatment effect by considering a patients’ degree of bone marrow edema, stage of necrosis and area ratio of necrosis.

  11. Associação entre o ângulo de Norberg, o percentual de cobertura da cabeça femoral, o índice cortical e o ângulo de inclinação em cães com displasia coxofemoral Associations among Norberg angle, percentage of femoral head coverage, cortico-medullary index, and femoral inclination angle in dogs with hip dysplasia

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    G.L.T. Vieira

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available Foram avaliadas 386 radiografias da articulação coxofemoral, sendo 220 de cães da raça Pastor Alemão, 112 machos e 108 fêmeas, e 166 da raça Labrador Retriever, 69 machos e 97 fêmeas. As radiografias foram classificadas segundo o grau de displasia coxofemoral (DCF, e foram mensurados o ângulo de inclinação, o ângulo de Norberg, o índice cortical e o percentual de cobertura da cabeça femoral de ambos os lados. As variáveis foram associadas mediante análise estatística multivariada de componentes principais. As variáveis índice cortical e ângulo de inclinação foram inversamente associadas. A raça Pastor Alemão apresentou valores de índice cortical e graus de DCF mais baixos em relação à raça Labrador Retriever. Maior ângulo de inclinação foi associado a menor ângulo de Norberg e menor percentual de cobertura. Animais mais velhos apresentaram menor ângulo de Norberg, menor porcentagem de cobertura e maior grau de DCF. Nas fêmeas, foram observados menor porcentagem de cobertura, menor ângulo de Norberg e maior grau de DCF. Pode-se concluir que o ângulo de inclinação e o índice cortical não demonstraram associação com a DCF.A total of 386 radiographs of the pelvis were evaluated, being 220 of German Shepherd dogs (112 males and 108 females and 166 of Labrador Retrievers (69 males and 97 females. The radiographs were degree classified regarding the of hip dysplasia (DHD. The Norberg and inclination angles, the cortico-medullary index, and the percentage coverage of the femoral head were measured and associated using multivariate statistical technique (principal component analysis. The cortico-medullary index and the inclination angle were inversely associated. The results indicated that German Shepherd Dogs showed lower cortico-medullary index and DHD compared with Labrador Retrievers. The higher the inclination angle, the lower the Norberg angle and percentage coverage of the femoral head. It was observed

  12. Cause and Management in the Failed Concentric Reduction of Femoral Head in Congenital Dislocation of Hip%先天性髋关节脱臼手术后半脱位的原因及处理

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    冯家钧; 胡佐民; 王凤兰; 韩福友

    1989-01-01

    先天性髋关节脱臼病理变化比较复杂,有些病例术后发生半脱位.其原因有多种,在同一病例中可有两种以上原因,如髂腰肌短缩、股骨颈过短及头臼不对称等.作者根据术后发生半脱位的不同原因提出了处理方法.%In the open reduction of the congenital dislocation of hip,one of the common errors in the operative technique is failure to reduce the femoral head into the depth of the true acetabulum completely and concentrically.This error has occurred in 16 out of 275 hips treated by means of various procedures in our hospital since 1980.The causes of this error may be:1.the femoral head being poorly embedded in the acetabulum due to a tenotomy of the iliopsoas;2.shortening of the femoral neck;3.incongruity of the head and the acetabulum;4.incomplete excision of the reflected labium and poor capsulorrhaphy,and etc.According fo the different pathological changes procedures adopted appropriatly will acheieve satisfactory results.

  13. 体外震波在股骨头坏死中的应用研究进展%Application of extracorporeal shock wave in the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    孙伟; 高福强; 李子荣

    2014-01-01

    Extracorporeal shock wave ( ESW ) is a special form of sound wave, which is also an effective mechanical stimulation. Through the communication of alternate media of decompression and compression ( density ), the mechanical stimulation of tissue cells can be achieved without damage by the cavitation effect, tensile strength and shear force of ESW. And then the self-healing mechanism of tissue cells will be activated. A great deal of research on the action mechanism of ESW by the scholars at home and abroad revealed that new application prospects for ESW has been viewed in the prevention and treatment of ischemic diseases. Osteonecrosis of the femoral head ( ONFH ), which is also called ischemic necrosis of the femoral head, is a common and refractory disease in the ifeld of orthopedics with the results of structural changes, collapse and functional disorders of the femoral head due to the death of bone tissues and marrow and the subsequent repair caused by the interrupted blood supply. The new non-invasive method of extracorporeal shock wave treatment ( ESWT ) rises in the ifeld of orthopedics, which is superior to the traditional surgical method in the treatment of some orthopedic and soft-tissue disorders. This new ESWT therapy for ONFH are carried out in many domestic and foreign medical institutions, and the basic and clinical progress is summarized in this paper.

  14. 婴儿髋关节感染的严重并发症——股骨头缺损%Femoral Head Loss——A Severe Complication of the Hip Joint Infection in Infancy

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    李光业; 刘植珊

    1985-01-01

    The suppurative arthritis of the hip in infancy is difficult to recognize due to its deep location.If the diagnosis of its presence is delayed,the femoral head will undergo complete destruction and absorption,leadǐng to a severe complication-femoral head loss.From 1962 through December,1982,we had thirteen patients with the femoral head loss.Tracing back to the medical history,we found that all the cases developed infantile septic arthritis of the hip in the first 11 months after birth.Its etiology,and treatment are briefly discussed in the article.%@@ 婴儿时期,髋关节急性化脓性感染,因部位深在,易延误诊断和治疗,可引起股骨头骨骺的破坏吸收,产生一种严重合并症--股骨头缺损,造成终身残废.故对婴儿髋部感染,应予高度重视.

  15. 基因治疗非创伤性股骨头坏死的研究进展%Research progress of gene therapy in the treatment of non-traumatic osteonecrosis of femoral head

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    周明旺; 李盛华; 郭铁峰

    2012-01-01

    There are many methods of conservative treatment for early non-traumatic osteonecrosis of femoral head, but still lack of a mature and effective treatment. Gene therapy is a new treatment method for non-traumatic osteonecrosis of femoral head in recent years. This article showed that the non-traumatic osteonecrosis of femoral head related to progress and problems on pathogenesy,molecular biology foundation,exogenous theoretical gene,carrier selection and so on,discussed some problems and countermeasure and future applications.%非创伤性股骨头坏死早期保守治疗方法甚多,但尚缺乏一种成熟有效的治疗方法.基因治疗非创伤性股骨头坏死是近年来新型的治疗方法,本文就该病的发病机制、分子生物学基础、外源性治疗基因与载体选择等方面研究的相关进展及存在问题展开综述,讨论了研究的有关问题及对策,并就研究前景进行了展望.

  16. 骨细胞凋亡在酒精性股骨头缺血性坏死中的作用%Apoptosis of bone cells in alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head

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    黎金焕; 陈跃平

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND:Currently, there is a lack of effective hip preserving therapy in patients with alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head. Artificial hip replacement is the only choice for the patients whose function of the hip joint is affected by the colapse of the femoral head in the late stage. Therefore, to understand the pathogenesis of alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head is of great significance for the effective hip preserving therapy in patients. OBJECTIVE: To review the research progress in apoptosis of bone cels in the pathogenesis of alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head both at home and abroad in recent years, so as to provide a theoretical basis for the study of the treatment of alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head. METHODS:PubMed and Embase databases were retrieved by the first author using computer to search relevant articles addressing the effect of apoptosis of bone cells in the pathogenesis of alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head. The keywords were “osteonecrosis of femoral head and apoptosis”, “bone cell, apoptosis, gene, signal” or “osteonecrosis, alcohol”in the title and the full text. Repetitive and old literatures were excluded, and finally 40 foreign language articles were included in result analysis. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: In recent years, the theory of apoptosis of bone cells in the pathogenesis of alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head has been gradually recognized and has become the focus of research on the pathogenesis of alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head. Apoptosis of bone cells plays an important role in the pathogenesis of alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head. Various genes, such as p53, Bcl-2 family, tumor necrosis factor, Caspase, are crucial to control the apoptosis of bone cells. Although we have made some progresses at the gene level, there is still a lack of relevant studies on alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head due to the complexity of

  17. Hollow-Bone-Graft Dynamic Hip Screw Can Fix and Promote Bone Union after Femoral Neck Fracture: an Experimental Research

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    Jia-zuo SHEN, Jian-fei YAO, Da-sheng LIN, Ke-jian LIAN, Zhen-qi DING, Bin LIN, Zhi-min GUO, Ming-hua ZHANG, Qiang LI, Lin LI, Peng QI

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Delayed bone union, nonunion or osteonecrosis often occur after femoral neck fractures in young adults. Secondary bone healing requires strong internal fixation, intramedullary pressure reduction and early functional exercise.Objective: To compare bone healing of femoral neck fractures treated with hollow-bone-graft dynamic hip screws (Hb-DHS and standard dynamic hip screws (DHS in an animal model.Design: Testing of specifically designed fixation devices in a pig animal model.Interventions/Methods: We designed Hb-DHS and DHS devices appropriate to the femoral neck and head of experimental animals and used them in eight pigs (4-month-old, male or female, 30-40 kg/each. Under anesthesia, we induced medium neck type, Garden III type femoral neck fractures in each pig with fracture gaps of 0.5 mm and then fixed each left femur with Hb-DHS and each right femur with DHS. We assessed the animals radiographically and by postmortem visual appraisal of evidence of bone healing 8 and 16 weeks postoperatively.Results: There were significant differences in radiographic and general findings between the Hb-DHS and DHS groups at weeks 8 and 16 postoperatively. We found statistically significant differences between the Hb-DHS and DHS groups in bone healing scores, trabecular bone volume percentage and bone mineral density as assessed on plain radiographs and computed tomography images (P < 0.05. There were also significant differences between the Hb-DHS and DHS groups in postmortem visually assessed indicators of bone healing at both 8 and 16 weeks postoperatively.Conclusions: The Hb-DHS device promotes femoral neck bone union, stimulates trabecular bone formation, increases BMD and has advantages over DHS for internal fixation of femoral neck fractures. This animal experiment will contribute to developing optimal treatment for femoral neck fractures in young adults.

  18. 如何把握股骨头坏死患者的保髋治疗时机%Timing of hip preservation for patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    何伟

    2016-01-01

    Hip pain and loss of function are the main complications of progressive collapse. It is known that patients between the age of 30 and 50 are at the highest risk. It is significant to preserve joint on the pre-collapse stage of osteonecrosis of the femoral head ( ONFH ). The indications are: ( 1 ) the time to collapse ( pain ) is less than 6 months; ( 2 ) the degree of collapse is less than 4 mm; ( 3 ) the age is younger than 45 years old; ( 4 ) good hip function; ( 5 ) good compliance. No matter which kind of hip preserving surgery will be cholsen, all should obey the following principles: ( 1 ) fully eliminate the dead bone thus to ensure a good blood supply on the area of the grafted bone; ( 2 ) fullly combinating the impacted bone graft with the sustaining bone graft; ( 3 ) autologous bone grafting material is preferred; ( 4 ) as possible as small exposure and slight trauma; ( 5 ) do not increase the damage of the blood supply of the femoral head; ( 6 ) do not increase the difficulty of the second artificial joint replacement after its primary failure. The foundation of the hip preserving surgery, on one hand, lies on a comprehensive analysis of pathological stage of the disease by combinating the clinical symptoms such as pain with the imaging findings, for example, bone marrow and femoral head interior fracture; on the other hand, the detailed medical history, the gait, the rotation function of the patient are also carefully acquired. The success keypoint of hip preserving surgery of ONFH depends on a timely, accurat diagnosis as well as fully understanding of the pathological changes. Regardless of which kind of method, the treatment for the pre-collapse state is to repair the collapse and also prevent a new collapse at the same time. For the post-collapse state of ONFH, the treatment principle is to completely repair the necrosis, restore the stability in the joint and the femoral head, and build a good matching between the acetabular and the femoral head.

  19. Treating adult ischemic necrosis of femoral head with modified technique of cocktail%改良“鸡尾酒疗法”治疗成人股骨头缺血性坏死的效果

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    王树; 王加宽; 李俊; 陈智博; 盛春勇

    2015-01-01

    Objective To observe the efficacy of modified technique of cocktail in the treatment of adult ischemic necrosis of femoral head .Methods Twenty three cases(29 hips) with adult ischemic necrosis of femoral head were treated with a modified technique of cocktail .The treatments included decompression and debridement of necrotic area of the femoral head ,autologous concentrated bone marrow cell transplantation ,artifical bone graft ,and transplantation of the tissue flap with deep circumflex iliac vessels on the necrotic and collapsed area of the femoral head .The hip function was evaluated with Harris scoring system of hip before and after operation .Results The patients were followed up for 2 to 8 years .The hip function was evaluated as excellent in 8 cases ,good in 11 cases , fair in 1 case and poor in 3 cases .The overall excellence rate was 82.6% .Conclusion The modified technique of cocktail is effective in the treatment of adult ischemic necrosis of femoral head .%目的:观察改良“鸡尾酒疗法”治疗成人股骨头缺血性坏死的疗效。方法股骨头缺血性坏死患者23例(29髋),在坏死病灶清除、浓集自体骨髓细胞移植、自体骨及人工骨打压植骨等传统“鸡尾酒疗法”基础上,同时采用旋髂深血管蒂骨膜瓣与旋股外侧血管蒂阔筋膜张肌髂骨瓣复合移植,保留重建坏死塌陷的病变股骨头。术后按 Harris评分标准评价髋关节功能。结果23例患者获随访2‐8年。术后髋关节功能优8例,良11例,可1例,差3例;治疗优良率82.6%。结论改良“鸡尾酒疗法”治疗成人股骨头缺血性坏死的临床疗效好。

  20. 系统性红斑狼疮并发无菌性股骨头坏死的相关因素研究%Risk factors of systemic lupus erythematosus patients with aseptic necrosis of the femoral head

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    石颜军

    2013-01-01

    目的 探讨系统性红斑狼疮并发无菌性股骨头坏死的相关因素.方法 选择本院收治的系统性红斑狼疮患者84例,分为并发无菌性股骨头坏死42例(观察组)和无并发无菌性股骨头坏死42例(对照组),分析系统性红斑狼疮并发无菌性股骨头坏死的相关因素.结果 观察组血管炎、雷诺现象以及Acl阳性的发生率均明显高于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05);观察组中19例患者使用激素冲击治疗,而对照组仅有8例,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 以血管炎、雷诺现象为主要临床表现的系统性红斑狼疮患者,其脉管系统对激素敏感性增加,大剂量激素冲击治疗容易并发无菌性股骨头坏死.%Objective To study the risk factors of systemic lupus erythematosus with aseptic necrosis of the femoral head.Methods Eighty-four patients with systemic lupus erythematosus in our hospital were divided into two groups,including 42 patients with aseptic femoral head necrosis (observation group) and 42 cases of without aseptic femoral head necrosis in patients (control group).Related factors concerning systemic lupus erythematosus with aseptic necrosis of the femoral head were analyzed.Results Occurrences of vasculitis,Raynaud's phenomenon,and the ACLpositive of the observation group were higher than those of the control group,the difference being statistically significant (P< 0.05).In the observation group,19 patients were applied with steroid pulse therapy,while in the control group,only eight cases,the difference between the two groups being statistically significant (P < 0.05).Conclusion For patients with systemic lupus erythematosus vasculitis,Raynaud's phenomenon as the main clinical manifestations,its vascular system is more sensitive to the hormone.Large-dose hormone therapy can easily lead to aseptic necrosis of the femoral head.

  1. Measuring the osteochondral connection of the femoral head and neck in patients with impingement femoroacetabulare by determining the angle of two alpha in lateral and anteroposterior hip radiographic images

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    Anđelković Zoran

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available Background/Aim. Femoroacetabular impingement, a pathophysiological mechanism of small morphological changes of the hip leads to early arthritic changes. The aim of this study was to present a simple method for the quantification of femoral head and neck junction in patients with cam form of femoroacetabular impingement, in standardized anteroposterior and profile DUNN 90 radiograms of the hips. Methods. In standardized anteroposterior and profile DUNN 90 images of the hips we determined the angle of 2 alpha, defined by our own original method. We tested 141 hips in 81 patients without clinical signs of femoroacetabular impingement, and 153 hips in 76 patients with clinically clear signs of femoroacetabular impingement. Results. The value of the angle 2 alpha in anteroposterior hip radiograms was on average 113.7° for the patients with clinical symptoms of impingement, and 84.2° for the control group of patients (p ≤ 0.0001, and in DUNN 90 profile radiography of the hip, the value of 2 alpha angle in the patients group was 97.2°, and 74.6° in the control group (p ≤ 0.0001. The proposed method of determining the angle 2 alpha showed a high level sensitivity (97.8% and specificity (98.7 and positive predictive value (98.6%. It was false positive in only 1.3%, and false negative in 2.12% of patients. Conclusion. Using standardized anteroposterior and profile radiographs of the hips, and without determination of femoral neck axis in patients with femoroacetabular impingement with the cam effect at the junction of the femoral head and neck, we proposed the method of measuring joint abnormalities of femoral head and neck junction, very capable to predict the disease development in an asymptomatic risk group of patients and high sensitive in the diagnosis of the disease in the group of patients.

  2. 激素性股骨头坏死成脂分化学说及治疗现状%Glucocorticoids-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head:adipogenic differentiation and treatment progress

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    刘彬; 李刚; 许波; 刘国岩

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND:Glucocorticoids may induce local bone trabecular and bone marrow necrosis, femoral head col apse and deformation, thus resulting in hip dysfunction. However the pathological mechanisms and treatment of glucocorticoids-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head remain unclear, and the pathogenesis mechanisms are controversial. The current studies focus on the understanding of the pathological mechanisms. OBJECTIVE:To summary the research progress of adipogenic differentiation theory of glucocorticoids-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head and the treatment. METHODS:The first author searched literature from CNKI and PubMed database from 1988 to 2010, by using the key words is“Glucocorticoids, osteonecrosis of femoral head, bone marrow stromal stem cells, adipogenic differentiation, differentiation factors, treatment, choices”in English, and“glucocorticoids induced osteonecrosis of femoral head, adipogenic differentiation, treatment, research progress”in Chinese. Articles regarding the adipogenic differentiation theory of glucocorticoids-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head and the treatment were included. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:A total of 112 literatures were screened out, according to inclusion and exclusion criteria for literature screening, 54 articles were included. Modern researches emphasize the celland molecular biology level, and show that the biological base of glucocorticoids-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head is abnormal adipogenic differentiation of bone cells, glucocorticoids cause the variations of adipogenic differentiation factors, leading to adipogenic differentiation of bone marrow stromal cells. But glucocorticoids affects multiple differentiation factors, it may cause great error in the evaluation of the pathogenesis of glucocorticoids-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head purely from one factor. The abuse of glucocorticoids is the leading cause for the osteonecrosis of femoral head. Further studies are

  3. Analysis of Relative Motion between Femoral Head and Acetabular Cup and Advances in Computation of the Wear Factor for the Prosthetic Hip Joint

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    O. Calonius

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available The amount and type of wear produced in the prosthetic hip joint depends on the type of relative motion between the femoral head and the acetabular cup. Wear particles removed from the bearing surfaces of the joint can cause adverse tissue reactions resulting in osteolysis and ultimately in loosening of the fixation of the implant. When designing a simulator for evaluation of prospective materials for artificial hip joints it is important to verify that the type of relative motion at the articulation is similar to that produced in walking, involving continually changing direction of sliding. This paper is an overview of recent research done at Helsinki University of Technology on the analysis of the relationship between relative motion and wear in the prosthetic hip joint.To analyze the relative motion, software for computing tracks, referred to as slide tracks, drawn on the counterface by marker points on the bearing surface was developed and experimentally verified. The overall relative motion of the joint was illustrated by a slide track pattern, produced by many points. The patterns resulting from walking motion and from motion produced in ten contemporary hip simulator types were compared. The slide track computations were not limited to illustrational purposes but offered a basis for computing variations of sliding distances, sliding speeds and direction of sliding during a cycle. This was done for the slide track termed the force track, drawn by the resultant contact force. In addition, the product of the instantaneous load and increment of sliding distance was numerically integrated over a cycle. This track integral of load had so far not been determined for the majority of contemporary hip simulators. The track integral can be used in determining the wear factor, making it possible to compare clinical wear rates with those produced by hip simulators. The computation of the wear factor was subsequently improved by replacing the track

  4. The safety and efficacy of combined autologous concentrated bone marrow grafting and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound in the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head.

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    Mishima, Hajime; Sugaya, Hisashi; Yoshioka, Tomokazu; Aoto, Katsuya; Wada, Hiroshi; Akaogi, Hiroshi; Ochiai, Naoyuki

    2016-04-01

    Osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) is commonly treated with total hip arthroplasty; however, the disadvantages of this form of treatment, especially in young patients, include the need for revision arthroplasty. Here we describe a novel, combined approach to the treatment of ONFH based on autologous concentrated bone marrow grafting and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS). The 7 male and 7 female patients (mean age: 40 years; 22 hips) underwent autologous concentrated bone marrow grafting followed by 6 months of continuous LIPUS. The mean follow-up period was 26 months. We evaluated site-specific bacterial infection of the grafted bone marrow concentrate microbiologically and site-specific cancer by magnetic resonance imaging 24 months after grafting. All patients were assessed using the visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain and the Japanese Orthopedic Association (JOA) hip score. Clinical and plain radiographic evaluations were performed before grafting and at the most recent follow-up. Computed tomography (CT) scans were obtained before and 12 months after grafting. None of the grafted bone marrow concentrates were infected, and none of the patients developed a tumor at the treatment site. The VAS and JOA scores improved in all patients. Collapse progressed in 8 of the 22 hips, but none required total hip arthroplasty. The mean volume of new bone formation 12 months post-grafting as seen on CT was 1256 mm(3). New bone formation was observed in all patients. Our study demonstrates the safety and efficacy of autologous concentrated bone marrow grafting and LIPUS as a joint-preserving procedure for patients with ONFH.

  5. Early alterations in the hip joint following epiphysiolysis for slipped femoral head. Results of an MRI study; Fruehveraenderugen im Hueftgelenk nach Epiphysiolysis capitis femoris. MRT-Untersuchungsergebnisse

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    With the aim of detecting patients at risk of developing coxarthritis, 34 patients were investigated prospectively by MRI 6-14 years after epiphysiolysis for slipped capital femoral head. In particular, cartilage changes were analysed by gradient-echo sequences. In 40% of the hip joints investigated cartilaginous lesions were present, detectable as irregularity and flattening of contour and more rarely as changes in signal intensity. In contrast, only 18% of the radiographs available revealed any pathology. When pelvic X-rays are normal or reveal slight sclerosis, cartilaginous lesions on MRI are considered early signs of coxarthrosis. This combination was seen especially often in patients with a primarily high angle of dislocation and in those who needed treatment by reposition or osteotomy. Only in 8 of the 17 hip joints showing sclerosis on conventional radiograms, sclerosis was also diagnosed by MRI, possibly because of partial volume and susceptibility effects at high field strength. Even with limited spatial resolution, cartilage examinations is warranted in young patients in whom early osteoarthritis can be expected. (orig.) [Deutsch] Mit dem Ziel, Veraenderungen am Hueftgelenk bei Patienten mit Arthroserisiko rechtzeitig zu erfassen, wurden 34 Patienten 6-14 Jahre nach einer Epiphysiolysis capitis femoris mittels MRT im Hochfeld bei 2/T nachuntersucht. Insbesondere sollten anhand der `FLASH`-Gradientenechosequenzen Knorpelveraenderungen analysiert werden. In 40% der untersuchten Hueftgelenke lagen Knorpellaesionen vor, sichtbar als Verduennung der Knorpelschicht, Konturunregelmaessigkeit und seltener als Signalintensitaetsveraenderungen. Dagegen waren nur 18% der vorhandenen Roentgenbefunde eindeutig pathologisch. Die kernspintomographisch sichtbaren Laesionen des Knorpels sind bei normalem Roentgenbild als Fruehveraenderungen zu werten und waren haeufiger bei Patienten mit primaer hohem Dislokationswinkel nachweisbar wie auch bei Patienten, bei denen eine

  6. Long non-coding RNA HOTAIR inhibits miR-17-5p to regulate osteogenic differentiation and proliferation in non-traumatic osteonecrosis of femoral head

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    Zhao, Baoxiang; Guo, Xiaxia; Liu, Song

    2017-01-01

    Background and aim The biological functions of non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) have been widely identified in many human diseases. In the present study, the relationship between long non-coding RNA HOTAIR and microRNA-17-5p (miR-17-5p) and their roles in osteogenic differentiation and proliferation in non-traumatic osteonecrosis of femoral head (ONFH) were investigated. Methods The expression levels of HOTAIR and miR-17-5p in the mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) derived from patients with non-traumatic ONFH and osteoarthritis (OA) were examined by real-time PCR. BMP-2 induced human MSCs from bone marrow (hMSC-BM) were used for osteogenic differentiation. Results It was observed that the expression level of miR-17-5p was lower and the level of HOTAIR was higher in samples of non-traumatic ONFH compared with OA. HOTAIR downregulation induced by si-HOTAIR led to the increase of miR-17-5p expression and the decrease of miR-17-5p target gene SMAD7 expression. The values of osteogenic differentiation markers, including RUNX2 and COL1A1 mRNA expression and ALP activity, were also elevated by si-HOTAIR. However, the increase of these values was canceled by miR-17-5p inhibitor or SMAD7 upregulation. Conclusion HOTAIR played a role in regulating osteogenic differentiation and proliferation through modulating miR-17-5p and its target gene SMAD7 in non-traumatic ONFH. PMID:28207735

  7. Combination analysis of NOS3, ABCB1 and IL23R polymorphisms with alcohol-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head risk in Chinese males.

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    Wang, Yuan; Yang, Xuejun; Shi, Jianping; Zhao, Yan; Pan, Linlin; Zhou, Jinqiu; Wang, Guoqiang; Wang, Jianzhong

    2017-05-16

    Common variants of multiple genes played a crucial role in osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) onset which was proved by many previous reports. We hypothesized that polymorphisms in NOS3, ABCB1 and IL23R were related to individual differences in alcohol sensitivity and the development of alcohol-induced ONFH. In this case-control study, we evaluated 8 SNPs in three genes in the Chinese Han population including 355 male cases and 355 healthy male controls. These SNPs were genotyped by Sequenom MassARRAY RS1000. To identify their relationship with alcohol-induced ONFH susceptibility using χ2 test and genetic model analysis. We found an association with alcohol-induced ONFH susceptibility for 4 SNPs (rs743506, rs3918184, rs13233308 and rs6693831) in three genes after adjusted by age. The genotype "G/A" of rs743506 in NOS3 gene acts as a risk factor in genotype (P = 0.003), dominant (P = 0.048), recessive (P = 0.005) and additive model(P = 0.006); The genotype "T/C" of rs3918184 in NOS3 gene acts as a risk factor in genotype (P = 0.012) and recessive model (P = 0.009); The genotype "T/C" of rs13233308 in ABCB1 gene acts as a risk factor in genotype (P = 0.038) and additive model(P = 0.041); The genotype "T/C" of rs6693831 in IL23R gene acts as a protective factor in genotype model (P = 0.046). This study provides evidence for three alcohol-induced ONFH susceptibility genes (NOS3, ABCB1 and IL23R) in Chinese males and polymorphisms of them may be associated with alcohol-induced ONFH risk.

  8. 乙醇对股骨头髓内脂肪细胞的作用**☆%Alcohol affects the femoral head intramedullary adipocytes

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    陈跃平; 高辉; 陈亮; 董盼锋; 尹庆水

    2013-01-01

      背景:乙醇已成为股骨头缺血性坏死的致病因素,其所致的骨髓内脂质代谢异常可能是股骨头缺血性坏死起病的重要原因,但机制尚未完全明确。  目的:从分子水平观察在乙醇作用下脂肪细胞结构功能的变化,以期分析酒精性股骨头坏死的发病机制。  方法:采用原代脂肪细胞体外培养技术,取大白兔股骨头髓内脂肪组织,分离获取脂肪细胞,以油红O染色行细胞表型鉴定。取传代稳定的髓内脂肪细胞,将盖玻片切割成10 mm×10 mm,种植前置入24孔培养板孔内,分为乙醇组和对照组,每组24孔,每孔为1个样本。对照组不加乙醇,乙醇组加入0.15 mol/L乙醇,分别于4,6,8,10 d 更换培养液,换液时不再加入乙醇,均培养至10 d。培养终止后,取出盖玻片行油红O染色,光镜下观察脂肪细胞形态并计数。  结果与结论:随着时间延长,乙醇组脂肪细胞数量明显多于对照组(P abnormal lipid metabolism in bone marrow may be the important reason for the onset of avascular necrosis, but the mechanism is not clear yet. OBJECTIVE:To observe the changes of structure and function of fat cel s under the action of alcohol, in order to analyze the pathogenesis of alcoholic femoral head necrosis. METHODS:Primary adipocytes in vitro culture technique was used to obtain rabbit femoral head intramedul ary adipose tissue, and then the fat cel s were separated, and the phenotype was identified with oil red O staining. The passaged stable intramedul ary fat cel s were col ected. Coverslip was cut into 1 cm × 1 cm in size, and placed in the 24-wel culture plate before planting. The cel s were randomly divided into alcohol group and control group, 24 holes (each hole for a sample) in each group. The control group was without alcohol, while the alcohol group was added with 0.15 mol/L alcohol. At 4, 6, 8 and 10 days, the culture medium was

  9. Early Outcomes of Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty for Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in China

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    Chang-Song Zhao

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Background: Studies have reported that patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV have a high incidence of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH. Total hip arthroplasty (THA is an effective management of ONFH. However, little data exist regarding the use of THA for the HIV patients with ONFH in China. This study reviewed the outcomes of HIV-positive patients who underwent THA for ONFH, compared with HIV-negative individuals. Methods: The patients who underwent THA for ONFH from September 2012 to September 2014 in Beijing Ditan Hospital, Capital Medical University were retrospectively studied. Twenty-eight HIV-positive patients and 35 HIV-negative patients underwent 48 THAs and 45 THAs with cementless components, respectively. Medical records and follow-up data were reviewed. Harris Hip Score (HHS was applied to evaluate the pain and function of the hips before and after THA. Complications such as wound healing, surgical site infection, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, sepsis, mortality, and complications from the prosthesis were reviewed. The operation time, blood loss, and hospital stay were compared between the two groups. Results: The mean follow-up period was 19.5 ± 5.8 months (ranging from 6 to 30 months. The mean age of the HIV-positive patients with osteonecrosis at the time of surgery was 35 years old, which was significantly lower than that of the HIV-negative group (42 years old (P 0.05. The HHSs of two groups significantly improved after THAs (P < 0.05, without significant difference between two groups. No wound complication, sepsis, mortality, prosthesis complication, and occupational exposure occurred, except for two cases of heterotopic ossification and one case of humeral head necrosis. Conclusions: ONFH is more likely to occur bilaterally in younger HIV-positive males. The development of osteonecrosis seems faster in HIV-positive patients than in HIV-negative patients. This should be cautionary for asymptomatic

  10. 布鲁杆菌性髋关节炎与股骨头坏死关系的探讨%Relationship between brucellosis arthritis of the hip and femoral head necrosis

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    于占水; 程大伟; 陈雪英; 谢福杰; 李福兴

    2014-01-01

    目的 探讨布鲁杆菌性髋关节炎与股骨头坏死的关系.方法 以2007年8月至2013年8月黑龙江省农垦总局总医院确诊并住院治疗的16例布鲁杆菌病(布病)并发股骨头坏死患者作为观察对象,回顾性调查分析其住院病例资料.观察内容包括患者的一般情况、临床症状体征、影像学检查、病理检查、治疗方法及疗效等.结果 16例患者均有明确的髋关节炎及股骨头坏死临床表现:髋关节疼痛,活动受限,“4”字试验阳性,或跛行或卧床,患肢肌肉萎缩.影像学检查:电子计算机X线断层摄影(CT)显示股骨头囊状改变,变形塌陷;核磁共振成像(MRI)显示T1加权像呈低信号,T2加权像呈高信号,髋关节内可见增生的肉芽软组织影.病理学检查:股骨头大部分骨组织坏死、溶解、骨细胞消失,少许骨细胞存在,部分纤维组织增生.按布鲁杆菌病治疗原则采用抗生素治疗,效果明显.结论 布鲁杆菌性髋关节炎与股骨头坏死存在因果关系.因此,早期积极有效治疗布病性髋关节炎,是阻止发生股骨头坏死的关键.%Objective To investigate the relationship between brucellosis arthritis of the hip and femoral head necrosis.Methods In August 2007 to August 2013,16 diagnosed and hospitalized patients with brucellosis complicated with femoral head necrosis in Heilongjiang Land Reclamation Bureau General Hospital were chosen as the objects of observation,and the patients' hospitalization information was analyzed retrospectively.Patients' medical records were investigated and analyzed.Observations included general condition of the patient,clinical symptoms and signs,imaging,pathology,treatment and curative effect.Results All the 16 patients had definite clinical manifestations of hip arthritis and femoral head necrosis including hip pain,limited mobility,positive "4" test,limp or bedridden,and sick limb muscle atrophy.Imaging examination:X-ray computer tomography (CT

  11. SU-E-J-25: End-To-End (E2E) Testing On TomoHDA System Using a Real Pig Head for Intracranial Radiosurgery

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    Corradini, N; Leick, M; Bonetti, M; Negretti, L [Clinica Luganese, Radiotherapy Center, Lugano (Switzerland)

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    Purpose: To determine the MVCT imaging uncertainty on the TomoHDA system for intracranial radiosurgery treatments. To determine the end-to-end (E2E) overall accuracy of the TomoHDA system for intracranial radiosurgery. Methods: A pig head was obtained from the butcher, cut coronally through the brain, and preserved in formaldehyde. The base of the head was fixed to a positioning plate allowing precise movement, i.e. translation and rotation, in all 6 axes. A repeatability test was performed on the pig head to determine uncertainty in the image bone registration algorithm. Furthermore, the test studied images with MVCT slice thicknesses of 1 and 3 mm in unison with differing scan lengths. A sensitivity test was performed to determine the registration algorithm’s ability to find the absolute position of known translations/rotations of the pig head. The algorithm’s ability to determine absolute position was compared against that of manual operators, i.e. a radiation therapist and radiation oncologist. Finally, E2E tests for intracranial radiosurgery were performed by measuring the delivered dose distributions within the pig head using Gafchromic films. Results: The repeatability test uncertainty was lowest for the MVCTs of 1-mm slice thickness, which measured less than 0.10 mm and 0.12 deg for all axes. For the sensitivity tests, the bone registration algorithm performed better than human eyes and a maximum difference of 0.3 mm and 0.4 deg was observed for the axes. E2E test results in absolute position difference measured 0.03 ± 0.21 mm in x-axis and 0.28 ± 0.18 mm in y-axis. A maximum difference of 0.32 and 0.66 mm was observed in x and y, respectively. The average peak dose difference between measured and calculated dose was 2.7 cGy or 0.4%. Conclusion: Our tests using a pig head phantom estimate the TomoHDA system to have a submillimeter overall accuracy for intracranial radiosurgery.

  12. 骨水泥型人工股骨头置换治疗老年不稳定股骨转子间骨折%Curative effects using cemented artificial femoral head arthroplasty for unstable intertrochanteric fracture in elderly patients

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    吕浩; 荆珏华; 周云

    2013-01-01

    Objective To explore the clinical effect of artificial femoral head arthroplasty on unstable intertrochanteric fracture of femur in the elderly patients.Methods 17 cases of the femoral neck fractures in elderly patients was treated with bone cement prosthetic femoral head replacement and intertrochanteric reconstruction.The patients did earliest rehabilitation exercise after operation.Results The operation time was 55 ~ 95min,the intraoperative blood loss was 100 ~500 ml.1 case got involved deep vein thrombosis in lower limb.17 cases were followed up for 8 ~ 21 months.According to the final Harris hip function score,8 cases were excellent,6 good,2 fair,and 1 poor.Conclusions Cemented prosthetic femoral head replacement in the treatment of intertrochanteric femoral fractures can shorten the time in bed,reduce the complications,provide early stage of hip functional exercise to rehabilitation.The curative effect is reliable.%目的 探讨人工股骨头置换治疗老年不稳定股骨转子间骨折的临床效果.方法 对17例老年不稳定股骨转子间骨折患者行骨水泥型股骨头置换及转子间重建,术后早期进行功能锻炼.结果 手术时间55~95 min,术中出血量100~500 ml.1例术后出现下肢静脉血栓.17例均获随访,时间8~21个月.末次随访髋关节功能Harris评分:优8例,良6例,可2例,差1例.结论 应用骨水泥人工股骨头置换治疗不稳定股骨转子间骨折,可缩短患者卧床时间,减少并发症发生;早期进行患髋功能锻炼,有利于康复,且疗效可靠.

  13. The Investigation of the Fluorescence Fundus Angiography for the Patient of Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head%成人股骨头缺血性坏死患者眼底荧光血管造影的研究

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    郭洪敏; 刘庆胜

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the microcirculation of the eyeground for the inchoate patient of osteonecrosis of the femoral head,and provide a new method for the early diagnosis of the osteonecrosis of the femoral head,and to find the relation between the microcirculation of the eyeground and the pathogenesis of the osteonecrosis of the femoral head. Methods From 2000 to 2007,40 patients(56 hips),diagnosticated with asteonecrosis of femoral head after MRI exam in our hospital,were involved in this study. The patients were divided into the stage of the Ficat by x-rays. Fluorescence fundus angiography for the patients was done,and photograph of the eyeground for the diferent stage was taken. At the same time,40 healthy people randomly divided into the control group. The results were evaluated by the software of SPSS 13. 0. Results The microcirculation of the eyeground of all patients was varied. The common disease of the retina was that microcirculation in venus phase extend and blood vessel leaks,the time in patients compared with the time of the healthy was significantly increased ,P<0. 01. Conclusion a)Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a part of the microcirculation disturbance of all over the body. It mechanism is related with stasis in vein and blood vessel leak. b)The variation of the microcirculation of the eyeground provided a new method for the ealy diagnois of osteonecrosis of the femoral head.%目的 探讨早期股骨头缺血性坏死的发病机制及眼底微循环的变化,为早期诊断股骨头缺血性坏死提供一种新的方法.本研究的目的在于了解早期股骨头缺血性坏死患者眼底微循环的变化与早期股骨头坏死发病机制的关系.方法 选择2000-2007年我院磁共振确诊的早期股骨头缺血性坏死患者,共40例.40例(共56髋),拍片并进行Ficat分期,对每一位患者进行荧光素眼底血管造影,拍摄不同时期的眼底照片,分析眼底血管变化.同时以同期40例健

  14. 股骨头缺血性坏死对股骨近端骨组织的影响%Ischemic osteonecrosis in the proximal femur tissue of patients with osteonecrosis of femoral head

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    夏长所; 李波; 李树娟; 李长凤

    2005-01-01

    BACKGROUND: Ischemic osteonecrosis of femoral head can cause dysfunction of the patients and the most frequently advocated treatment for advanced osteonecrosis of femoral head is total hip arthroplasty. But the reason is unknown. A potential cause in patients with osteonecrosis of femoral head is abnormal cancellous bone in the proximal femur which is short of further investigation.OBJECTIVE: To probe into proximal femoral change of patients with ischemic osteonecrosis of the femoral head.DESIGN: A non-randomized concurrent controlled study based on the patients.SETTING: Department of Traumatic Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Medical College of Qingdao UniversityPARTICIPANTS: This study was done at the Department of Traumatic Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Medical College of Qingdao University from September 1999 to May 2003. Eighteen patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head including 12 males and 6 females with the average age of (50 ± 5) years and eighteen patients with osteoarthritis of the hip attended including 10 males and 8 female with the average age of(62 ±3)years were involved in this study.METHODS: Histological examination of the femoral heads and cancellous bone biopsies from four regions of the proximal femur in 18 patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head following total hip arthroplasty was perforned. Eighteen patients with osteoarthritis were set as control group. All histological specimens were examined in a double-blinded fashion.MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The femoral neck, the greater trochanter, the lesser trochanter, the necrosis scoring and necrosis positive rate of shaft of femur of the patients in the two groups.RESULTS: Extensive osteonecrosis was found in the proximal femur up to 4 cm below the lesser trochanter in the group with osteonecrosis. The osteonecrosis scoring was 82 and 16 in the osteonecrosis group and control group respectively and the osteonecrotic positive rate was 63.89% and 19.44% respectively, There was an

  15. 酒精性股骨头缺血性坏死与CYP450关系研究进展%Research progress in the relationship between alcohol-induced avascular necrosis of the femoral head and CYP450

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    李盛华; 孙凤歧; 周明旺; 郭铁峰; 穆欢喜

    2013-01-01

    Osteoarthrosis of the femoral head (ONFH),which is caused by long term over-dose alcohol drinking and happens mostly in young adults at the age of 20-50 years old,is a disease that severely threatens human health.Along with the changes of people's lifestyle,clinical cases of alcohol-induced ANFH (AIONFH) increase gradually.The pathogenesis of AIANFH remains unclear.Some scholars consider that this disease is related to some genes,but scholars from different countries have diverse reports and different opinions.This paper reviews the relationship between AIANFH and CYP450 from the national and international studies.%目的 长期过量饮酒引起的股骨头缺血性坏死(osteoarthrosis of femoral head,ONFH)是一种严重威胁人类健康的疾病,多发于20 ~ 50岁的青壮年.随着人们生活方式的改变,酒精性股骨头坏死的临床病例日渐增多,酒精性股骨头坏死(alcohol-induced osteoarthrosis of femoral head,AIONFH)的发病机制尚不完全清楚,很多学者认为主要与一些基因有关,各国学者报道情况不一,各持己见;本文就国内外酒精性股骨头坏死与CYP450的关系作一综述.

  16. 普伐他汀干预兔激素性股骨头坏死的组织学观察%Histological observation of pravastatin intervention of rabbit femoral head necrosis induced by hormone

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    王涛

    2011-01-01

    Objective; To study the effect of pravastatin on tissue of rabbit femoral head necrosis induced by hormone. Methods; Twenty-four experimental rabbits were randomly divided into 3 groups, eight rabbits in ever group. Treatment group; pravastatin was used by gavage treatment after models were constructed by hormone; models group; saline was used by gavage treatment after models were constructed by hormone; control group; saline was used by gavage treatment. The changes of femoral heads tissue in 3 groups were observed. Results; Compared with the models group, the number and diameter of capillaries, percentage of vacant lacuna in treatment goup improved significantly(P < 0. 05). Conclusion; Pravastatin has a good effect on the femoral head necrosis in rabbits induced by hormone.%目的:研究普伐他汀对兔激素性股骨头坏死组织的影响.方法:24只实验大白兔随机分为3组,每组各8只.治疗组:激素注射造模成功后,予以普伐他汀药物灌胃治疗;模型组:激素注射造模后予以生理盐水灌胃处理;对照组:生理盐水灌胃处理.治疗结束后观察3组兔股骨头组织学变化情况.结果:与模型组比较,治疗组毛细血管数、管径及骨陷窝空缺百分比均有显著改善(P<0.05).结论:普伐他汀可有效治疗兔激素性股骨头坏死.

  17. 两种不同方法治疗早期股骨头坏死临床疗效比较%Two Different Methods for Treatment of Early Femoral Head Necrosis Curative Effect Comparison

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    王树林

    2015-01-01

    Objective To investigate the porous metal tantalum rod implantation, vascularized greater trochanter bone flap transplantation in two kinds of different methods in the treatment of clinical curative effect of early avascular necrosis of the femoral head on. Methods In our hospital in patients with early avascular necrosis of the femoral head in 40 cases, A group received with porous metal tantalum rod implantation in the treatment of core decompression, patients in group B underwent vascularized greater trochanter bone flap transplantation in the treatment of. Results Compared with group B, group A received the treatment of porous tantalum rod implantation in operation time, bleeding volume, Harris score difference. Conclusion The porous metal tantalum rod implantation in the treatment of early avascular necrosis of the femoral head, and is worthy of promotion and application in clinical diagnosis and treatment and prevention of the femoral head in the process of.%目的:探讨多孔钽金属棒植入、带血管蒂大转子骨瓣移植两种不同方法在治疗早期股骨头坏死上的临床疗效。方法选用我院与2012年3年至2013年5月间收治的早期股骨头坏死患者40例,随机分为治疗 A 组和治疗 B 组各20例,其中 A 组患者接受随芯减压后的多孔钽金属棒植入治疗,B 组患者接受带血管蒂大转子骨瓣移植治疗。对比分析两组患者的手术时间、术中出血量、Harris髋关节评分等情况。结果与 B 组相比,接受多孔钽金属棒植入的治疗 A 组在手术时间、术中出血量、Harris 髋关节评分等方面差异显著。结论多孔钽金属棒植入治疗早期股骨头坏死,手术时间短、出血量少、并发症少,在股骨头的临床诊治和预防进程中值得推广和应用。

  18. 经动脉骨髓干细胞移植治疗股骨头坏死61例%The artery transplantation of bone marrow stem cells to treat 61 cases of femoral head necrosis

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    高泽锋; 王娜; 许楠; 崔庆明; 曹晓芙

    2015-01-01

    目的:研究分析经动脉骨髓干细胞移植治疗股骨头坏死的临床效果。方法选取该院骨科2012年9月—2013年9月收治的61例股骨头坏死的患者,给予所有患者经动脉骨髓干细胞移植治疗,观察患者的临床治疗效果。结果所有患者通过治疗后,53例髋关节疼痛具有不同程度的缓解,占86.9%。其中行走间距延长的患者有33例,占54.1%;关节功能有所改善的患者有20例,占32.8%。患者的生活质量得到较好的提高,其总有效率为86.9%。结论针对股骨头坏死的患者,采取经动脉骨髓干细胞移植治疗,其操作方法简便、安全有效,在治疗的时候没有不良反应,其是治疗股骨头坏死的理想方式。%Objective Research and analysis the artery of the bone marrow stem cell transplantation for treatment of femoral head necrosis. Methods Select our hospital between September 2012 and September 2012 were 61 cases of patients with femoral head necrosis, giving all the artery in patients with bone marrow stem cell transplantation therapy, observe the clinical therapeutic effect of patients. Results With patients after treatment, 53 cases of the hip joint with different degree of pain relief, and accounted for 86.9%. 33 cases of patients with walking distance to extend, accounted for 54.1%; Joint function improvement in 20 cases of pa-tients, accounting for 32.8%. The patientˊs quality of life for the better, the total effective rate was 86.9%. Conclusion Via artery approaches for the patients with femoral head necrosis, bone marrow stem cell transplant treatment, its operation method is simple, safe and effective, and in the treatment of no adverse reaction, it is an ideal way to treat femoral head necrosis.

  19. Effect of Chinese Drugs for Promoting Blood Circulation and Eliminating Blood Stasis on Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Expression in Rabbits with Glucocorticoid-induced Ischemic Necrosis of Femoral Head

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    QI Zhen-xi; CHEN Lei

    2009-01-01

    Objective:To probe into the mechanism of Chinese drugs for promoting blood circulation and eliminating blood stasis in the prevention and treatment of glueocorticoid-induced ischemic necrosis of femoral head.Methods: Thirty New Zealand adult white rabbits were randomly divided into a normal control group (n=5)and a model group (n=25). Hydroxyprednisone acetate was intramuscularly administered to the rabbits in the model group in a dosage of 7.5 mg/kg, twice per week for 6 weeks, to induce ischemic necrosis of femoral head and normal saline of the equal volume was intramuscularly administered to the rabbits in the normal control group, twice per week for 6 weeks. Then, the 5 rabbits from the normal control group and 5 rabbits selected randomly from the model group were sacrificed and the changes in histopathology and the expression of Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF) were observed. The other 20 rabbits in the model group were randomly divided into the treatment group 1 and the treatment group 2, and the control group 1 and the control group 2, 5 rabbits in every group. Taohong Siwu Tang (桃红四物汤 Decoction of Four Drugs with Addition of Peach Kernel and Safflower) was orally administered to the rabbits in the treatment group 1 and the treatment group 2 in a dosage of 7 ml/kg, once daily and normal saline of the equal volume was orally administered to the rabbits in the control groupl and the control group, 2 once daily. After 10 weeks the rabbits in the treatment group 1 and the control group 1 were sacrificed and after 13 weeks the rabbits in the treatment group 2 and the control group 2 were sacrificed, and the expression of VEGF was detected in these rabbits. Results: The expression of VEGF was significantly enhanced in rabbits of the model group as compared with the normal control group (P<0.01), and gradually reduced with the lapse of time. The expression of VEGF in the control groups was significantly reduced as compared with the treatment

  20. 酒精性和激素性股骨头坏死的发病与脂质代谢%Mechanism of lipid metabolism in alcohol-induced and steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    石少辉; 李子荣; 孙伟; 王佰亮; 潘琳; 王冉东

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: There are various theories about the pathogenesis of non-traumatic femoral head necrosis, and lipid metabolism is just a hypothesis, but how to participate in the pathogenesis of osteonecrosis is still unclear.OBJECTIVE: To observe the change of lipid and histomorphometric index in patients with alcohol- and steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head, to explore the mechanism of lipid metabolism in non-traumatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head.METHODS: 162 ARCO Ⅱ -Ⅳ cases of osteonecrosis of the femoral head were selected in the experiment, including 57 cases of alcohol-induced osteonecrosis, 63 cases of steroid-induced osteonecrosis, and 42 cases of traumatic osteonecrosis. Blood tests for lipids were made for all patients, including triglyceride (TG), low density lipoprotein (LDL), etc. Parts of the femoral head after hip replacement were selected for the study, namely 12 cases in each group. The femoral heads were cut along the middle coronal plane, their weight-bearing and non-weight-bearing areas were processed by routine HE staining, then to analysis the area of the bone marrow, fat cell density, fat cell diameter and fat cell size in each group.RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Increased rate of TG in alcohol-induced patients was significantly higher than those in steroid-induced osteonecrosis and , traumatic osteonecrosis. (P < 0.05); The decreased rate of LDL in alcohol-induced osteonecrosis was significantly higher than those in steroid-induced osteonecrosis and traumatic osteonecrosis (P < 0.05).Compared to the patients with steroid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head, the area and diameter of fat cell were larger in alcohol-induced patients, but the blood area was smaller, and there was significant difference between the two groups. Whether in weight-bearing area or in non-weight-bearing area, there was insignificant difference with histomorphometric indexes between alcohol-induced and steroid-induced patients, including blood

  1. Grafting of iliac bone flap with deep iliac circumflex vessel in treatment of femoral head ischemic necrosis and long dated hip joint function observation%旋髂深血管髂骨瓣移植治疗中青年股骨头缺血性坏死远期髋关节功能观察

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    奉成斌; 杜全印

    2002-01-01

    Objective To retrospect the long dated curative effect of grafting of iliac bone flap with deep iliac circumflex vessel in treatment of femoral head ischemic necrosis.Methods 79 cases of femoral head ischemic necrosis treated by promoted Smith Petersen incision, neck of femur notch, focus cleaning decompression,grafting of iliac bone flap with deep iliac circumflex vessel and screw fixation. 13 cases treated by transplanting granular bone after decompression. Results Grafting of iliac bone flap with deep iliac circumflex vessel treatment group were followed up from 3 to 9 years,the planting bone healed 3 to 6 months averagely.Two cases suffered femoral head ischemic necrosis continuously.Other cases received good results.Transplanting granular bone after decompression group were followed up 3 to 9 years, 3 cases suffered femoral head ischemic necrosis continuously, hip joint function was limited,patients received hip replacement finally. Conclusion Place of iliac bone flap with deep iliac circumflex vessel is fixed, curative effects are credible, which can become the first choice therapy to femoral head ischemic necrosis of middle age and young people (Ficat I~ III stage).

  2. Early Outcomes of Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty for Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head in Patients with Human Immunodeficiency Virus in China

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    Chang-Song Zhao; Xin Li; Qiang Zhang; Sheng Sun; Ru-Gang Zhao; Juan Cai

    2015-01-01

    Background:Studies have reported that patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have a high incidence of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH).Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is an effective management of ONFH.However,little data exist regarding the use of THA for the HIV patients with ONFH in China.This study reviewed the outcomes of HIV-positive patients who underwent THA for ONFH,compared with HIV-negative individuals.Methods:The patients who underwent THA for ONFH from September 2012 to September 2014 in Beijing Ditan Hospital,Capital Medical University were retrospectively studied.Twenty-eight HIV-positive patients and 35 HIV-negative patients underwent 48 THAs and 45 THAs with cementless components,respectively.Medical records and follow-up data were reviewed.Harris Hip Score (HHS) was applied to evaluate the pain and function of the hips before and after THA.Complications such as wound healing,surgical site infection,deep venous thrombosis,pulmonary embolism,sepsis,mortality,and complications from the prosthesis were reviewed.The operation time,blood loss,and hospital stay were compared between the two groups.Results:The mean follow-up period was 19.5 ± 5.8 months (ranging from 6 to 30 months).The mean age of the HIV-positive patients with osteonecrosis at the time of surgery was 35 years old,which was significantly lower than that of the HIV-negative group (42 years old) (P < 0.05).The HIV-positive patients underwent surgery a mean of 2.5 years after their original symptoms,which was significantly shorter than the HIV-negatives' (mean 4 years) (P < 0.05).Among HIV-positive patients,the prevalence of being male and rate of bilateral procedures were significantly higher than those in the HIV-negative group (P < 0.05).The operation time in HIV-positive patients was significantly longer than that in HIV-negative patients (P < 0.05).There were no significant differences in blood loss or hospital stay between the two groups (P > 0.05).The HHSs

  3. 生物型与骨水泥型人工股骨头置换治疗高龄股骨颈骨折%Biotype and bone cement-type artificial femoral head replacement for the treatment of femoral neck fracture in elderly patients

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    史建国; 邱南海

    2013-01-01

      BACKGROUND: With the maturity and development of artificial joint materials, processes and technology, artificial femoral head replacement has been widely used for the treatment of femoral neck fracture, especial y the elderly patients with displaced femoral neck fracture. OBJECTIVE: To observe the clinical efficacy of biotypes and cementless artificial femoral head replacement for the treatment of elderly femoral neck fracture combined with heart disease. METHODS: Thirty-five elderly femoral neck fracture patients with heart disease treated in the Department of Orthopedic Center, Tianjin Nursing Home from January 2004 to December 2009 were selected, including 16 cases of coronary heart disease combined with angina pectoris, eight cases of myocardial infarction coronary heart disease, eight cases of asymptomatic coronary heart disease and three cases of ischemic cardiomyopathy and coronary heart disease. And 18 cases were treated with biotypes artificial femoral head replacement, 17 cases were treated with cementless artificial femoral head replacement. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: One of the 35 patients was dead in the surgery, other 34 cases were fol owed-up for 8 to 36 months. Three cases of complications occurred in surgery were belongs to cementless group, and one patient died during surgery, two cases had to drop in blood pressure and suffered from difficulty breathing in surgery, whose life characteristics returned to normal after efforts to save. In the fol ow-up process, part of the prosthesis implanted in the two cases of patients with severe osteoporosis appears sinking in the biotype group, the excel ent rate of biotype group was 89%(16/18), and the cementless group was 94%(16/17). It suggests that biotype artificial femoral head replacement is suitable for the patients with severe heart disease, while the cementless artificial femoral head replacement is suitable for osteoporosis patients.%  背景:随着人工关节材料、工艺及技术的

  4. Proximal Focal Femoral Deficiency

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    Vishal Kalia, Vibhuti

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Proximal focal femoral deficiency (PFFD is a developmental disorder of the proximal segment of thefemur and of acetabulum resulting in shortening of the affected limb and impairment of the function. It isa spectrum of congenital osseous anomalies characterized by a deficiency in the structure of the proximalfemur. The diagnosis is often made by radiological evaluation which includes identification and descriptionof PFFD and evaluation of associated limb anomalies by plain radiographs. Contrast arthrography orMagnetic Resonance Imaging is indicated when radiological features are questionable and to disclose thepresence and location of the femoral head and any cartilagenous anlage. The disorder is more commonlyunilateral and is apparent at birth. However, bilateral involvement is rarely seen. Therapy of the disorder isdirected towards satisfactory ambulation and specific treatment depending on the severity of dysplasia.

  5. Analysis of Cut-out from Femoral Head about DHS and Treatment Countermeasure%动力髋螺钉内固定股骨头切出的原因分析及对策

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    苏登; 米宁; 阳波; 叶永杰

    2015-01-01

    目的:分析动力髋(DHS)内固定致股骨头切出的原因及预防措施。方法总结自2000年~2011年应用动力髋固定195例股骨转子间骨折的治疗经验,对19例动力髋螺钉切出股骨头失败病例进行分类及分析。结果195例患者均获得3~22个月(平均16个月)随访,19例发生切出股骨头(9.74%)。分析失败病例,其中尖顶距(TAD)值>25 mm 9例。A1型1例,A2型4例,A3型14例。动力髋螺钉位置于股骨颈中心者7例,偏离中心者12例。结论“TAD”值过大、骨质疏松患者术后过早活动、内固定选择不合适、术中操作不当是动力髋螺钉切出的重要因素。%ObjectiveTo analyse the reason of cut-out from femoral head about DHS and provide theoretical basis for clinical appilation of DHS.Methods The 195 cases treatment experiences were summarized with DHS method from 2000 to 2011. The classification of femoral head resection was analyzed. Results The duration of the follow-up ranged from 3 to 22 months( 16 months on average). There were 19 cases with the cut-out of the lag screw from the femoral head following internal fixation(9.74%). Analysis of failure cases, the tip apex distance (TAD) value exceed 25mm in 9 cases. Type A1 1 cases, type A2 4 cases, type A3 14 cases. The screw position display screw position in the femoral neck center in 7 cases, 12 cases of deviation from the center. Conclusions The greater the“TAD”value,the osteoporosis in patients with postoperative early activities, internal fixation selection is inappropriate, improper operation is an important factor of dynamic hip screw cut out.

  6. Research progress in the pathogenesis of alcohol-induced avascular necrosis of the femoral head%酒精性股骨头坏死发病机制的研究进展

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    李盛华; 孙凤歧; 周明旺; 郭铁峰; 穆欢喜

    2013-01-01

    Avascular necrosis of the femoral head ( ANFH ), which happens mostly in young adults at the age of 20 -50 years old, is a common and frequently encountering disease in the department of orthopedics. It is an orthopedic disease that severely threatens human health. Along with the increase of alcohol consumption and the change of people s lifestyle, clinical cases of alcohol-induced ANFH increase gradually. The pathogenesis of ANFH remains unclear, and scholars from different countries have diverse reports and different opinions. This paper reviews the theories of ANFH pathogenesis from the country and overseas.%股骨头缺血性坏死(ANFH)是骨科多发病、常见病,多发于20-50岁的青壮年,是一种严重威胁人类健康的骨科疾病.随着酒精消费量的上升和人们生活方式的改变,酒精性股骨头坏死的临床病例日渐增多,酒精性股骨头坏死(alcohol-induced avascular necrosis of femoral head,AIANFH)的发病相关学说尚不完全清楚,各国学者报道情况不一,各持己见;本文就国内外酒精性股骨头坏死的发病相关学说作一综述.

  7. Effect of FUYANG HUOGU(复阳活骨)pill combined with core decompression on the intraosseous pressure within the femoral head and biomechanical parameter for the model with steroid induced avascular necrosis of femoral head%复阳活骨丸配合髓芯减压术对激素性股骨头坏死模型股骨头骨内压及生物力学的影响

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    廖宏伟; 张建福; 陈献韬

    2011-01-01

    目的:观察复阳活骨丸配合髓芯减压术对激素性股骨头缺血坏死家兔模型股骨头骨内压和生物力学性能的影响,探讨其防治股骨头缺血性坏死的可能机制,为该方法的临床应用提供依据.方法:将45只健康家兔随机分为正常对照组(A组)、模型对照组(B组)、复阳活骨丸组(C组)、髓芯减压组(D组)、复阳活骨丸+髓芯减压组(E组).除A组外,其余各组家兔建立激素性股骨头坏死模型.造模成功后,A、B两组不作治疗,C组采用复阳活骨丸灌胃治疗,D组行髓芯减压术治疗,E组采用复阳活骨丸灌胃加髓芯减压术治疗.治疗6周后测定各组家兔股骨头骨内压,并检测股骨头生物力学参数.结果:各组股骨头骨内压比较,差异有统计学意义(F=7.894,P=0.000);组间两两比较,B、C组均高于A组(LSD-t=10.284,P=0.000;LSD-t=8.356,P=0.000),D、E组与A组比较差异无统计学意义(LSD-t=0.574,P=0.683;LSD-t=0.654,P=0.725);C、D、E组均低于B组(LSD-t=-4.232.P=0.015;LSD-t=-5.241,P=0.000;LSD-t=-6.766,P=0.000);C组高于D、E组(LSD-t=3.876,P=0.027:LSD-t=4.031,P=0.013);D组与E组比较差异无统计学意义(LSD-t=0.562,P=0.939).生物力学指标测定,B组骨强度、骨刚度、弹性模量、破裂强度等均呈现骨质疏松表现,C、D、E组上述指标均有所改善,且E组改善优于C、D两组.结论:复阳活骨丸配合髓芯减压术可有效治疗激素性股骨头缺血坏死.其可能机制为改善股骨头内微循环,扭转股骨头缺血状态,促进骨小梁修复,降低骨内压,提高骨强度,阻止股骨头变形,从而达到治疗股骨头缺血性坏死的目的.%Objective:To observe the effect of FUYANG HUOGU ( 复 阳 活 骨)pill combined with core decompression on the intraosseous pressure within the femoral head and biomechanical parameters for the rabbit model with steroid induced avascular necrosis of femoral head(SANFH).Methods:45 healthy rabbits were randomly divided into normal

  8. 个体股骨头坏死三维有限元模型的建立与应用%Establishment and Application of Subject-specific Three-dimensional Finite Element Mesh Model for Osteonecrosis of Femoral Head

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    庞智晖; 魏秋实; 周广全; 陈鹏; 何伟; 白波; 李颖

    2012-01-01

    This paper is aimed to acquire high Geometric similar Subject-specific three-dimensional (3D) finite element mesh model of hip joint containing necrotic femoral head according to individual patient's X-ray, CT and MRI by u-sing the image registration and fusion technology. We selected a middle-aged female patient with osteonecrosis of femoral head, obtained the X-ray, CT and MRI images respectively. Then we established 3D solid model separately based on these image data by using Mimics 13.1 and Pro/E 5,1 software. We confirmed the match points and then proceed the 2D image registration after image projection conversion. Finally we showed the 3D finite element mesh model. A highly geometric similar subject-specific 3D finite element mesh model for osteonecrosis of femoral head has been established, which included normal cortical bone, cancellous bone, articular cartilage and necrotic zone, fractured trabecular bone within the femoral head. The model truly reflects the morphological characteristics and relationship of hip joint with osteonecrosis of femoral head, provides a relatively ideal research platform for further bio-mechanical analysis and surgical simulation.%同时基于个体股骨头坏死患者的X-ray、CT和MRI图像,采用图像配准和融合技术对包含坏死股骨头的髋关节进行三维重建,获取具有高度几何相似性的三维有限元网格模型.选择1例中年女性股骨头坏死患者,分别获取X-ray、CT和MRI三套图像,采用Mimics 13.1和Pro/E 5.1软件分别基于这三套数据建立相关三维实体模型,经图像投影转换后,确定图像之间的匹配点,进行二维图像配准,配准后对成功融合的图像进行三维有限元网格模型显示.建立了具有良好几何相似性的髋关节三维有限元网格模型,包括正常皮质骨、松质骨、关节软骨和股骨头坏死区、断裂骨小梁等六部份,较真实地反映了包含坏死股骨头的髋关节的形态特征及毗邻关系,

  9. 骨髓间充质干细胞在治疗股骨头坏死方面的临床研究%Clinical study on the treatment of femoral head necrosis with Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells

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    于德军; 刘丽晶; 吕艳欣; 田少华

    2015-01-01

    Objective To study the curative effect of bone marrow stem cell transplantation in the treatment of the femoral head necrosis.Methods Selecting 60 cases of patients in orthopedic department in the third hospital affiliated to Qiqihar medical college as study subjects, all the patients were at 1 or 2 stage according to ARCO stage standard.Among the patients 30 cases received the treatment of dead bone curettage plus bone transplantation plus marrow mesenchymal stem cell transplantation technology, however, the other 30 cases adopted the traditional treatment including dead bone curettage and bone transplantation.The change of the bone and the postoperative VAS pain score and Harris hip score were compared between the two groups, the rate of good curative effect of two kinds of treatment method using χ2 test.Results The differences of hospitalized time and cure efficacy between the two groups were statistically significant.Conclusions Treating femoral head necrosis with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cell transplantation can effectively restore the hip joint function, reduce hip pain symptoms, improve the blood supply of femoral head necrosis area, preventing the collapse of the femoral head, achieve femoral head protection and delay the time of hip replacement surgery.%目的:探讨骨髓间充质干细胞移植技术在治疗股骨头坏死的疗效。方法选用齐齐哈尔医学院附属第三医院骨科股骨头坏死患者60例,按ARCO分期均为1~2期,其中采用死骨刮除+植骨+骨髓间质干细胞移植技术治疗股骨头坏死患者30例,采用传统死骨刮除+植骨治疗股骨头坏死患者30例,通过放射线检查术后骨质变化情况和VAS疼痛评分及Harris 髋关节功能评分进行对比,对两种治疗方法疗效优良率采用χ2检验。结果两组患者住院时间及治疗效果比较差异显著,有统计学意义。结论骨髓间充质干细胞移植治疗股骨头坏死,能够有效恢复髋关

  10. Clinical analysis on the traumatic osteonecrosis of femoral head with 62 cases%62例创伤性股骨头坏死的治疗效果分析

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    朱建辛; 王跃; 刘仲前; 庞建; 吕波; 黄崇新; 都鹏

    2011-01-01

    Objective To analysis the causes of the traumatic osteonecrosis of femoral head and the choice of its treatment. Methods To retrospectively analyze the clinical materials of 62 cases with traumatic osteonecrosis of femoral heads treated using the total hip replacement and internal fixation of multiple screws. Harris hip Scores were used to evaluate postoperative functions. Results 38 total hip replacement cases were followed up for an average of 34 months(5 to 60 months). According to Harris hip Scores, the preoperative average score was 35.4 ±7. 3,the postoperative average score was 87. 2 ± 10. 2 one year later, last postoperative follow-up shows that 22 patients were excellent, 14 patients were good, 2 patients were fine, the rate of excellence and goodness was 94. 7%. 24 internal fixation cases were followed up. No signs of osteonecrosis of femoral head occur. The location of screws was good on X films. Last postoperative follow-up shows that 15 patients were excellent, 6 patients were good, 3 patients were fine, the rate of excellence and goodness was 87. 5%. Conclusion The causes of the traumatic osteonecrosis of femoral heads were related with the violence, the quality of reduction and the types of fracture. Total hip replacement is an efficient and assured method for the treatment of the traumatic osteonecrosis of femoral heads.%目的目的分析创伤性股骨头坏死的病因及其治疗的选择.方法 回顾性分析应用全髋关节置换术及多枚螺纹钉固定治疗62例创伤性股骨头坏死的临床资料.Harris评分评估术后疗效.结果 术后随访5月~60个月,38例全髋关节置换组,平均34个月,根据Harris髋关节评分标准,术前平均(35.4±7.3)分,术后1年平均(87.2±10.2)分,术后末次随访,优22例,良14例,中2例,优良率为94.7%.24例内固定组,无股骨头坏死征象,X片显示位置良好,优15例,良6例,中3例,优良率为87.5%.结论 暴力大小、复位质量、骨折类型均可影响创伤

  11. 老年人股骨颈骨折股骨头置换术中短柄假体的有限元分析%Finite element analysis of the short-stem prothesis in femoral head replacement among the elderly femoral neck fractures

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    吕大伟; 苏琴; 姚咏明; 赵晓东

    2015-01-01

    目的:针对老年人股骨颈骨折后假体置换术,使用有限元分析的方法对股骨短柄假体与常规股骨假体的生物力学特性进行对比。方法利用薄层CT资料建立股骨三维有限元模型,利用我院股骨中空多孔股骨假体相关参数建立两种髋关节股骨假体三维有限元模型;应用Ansys 5.7有限元分析软件考察两种假体植入后的应力分布,并进行比较。结果短柄假体所受最大mises应力较常规股骨假体明显减小;力学传导模式仍为远端应力集中,最大mises应力仍出现在张力侧。结论老年人股骨颈骨折关节置换术中短柄假体力学特性优越。%Objective To compare biomechanical properties of the short-stem prosthesis with conventional prosthesis with the finite element analysis method for the elderly femoral neck fracture after femoral head replace -ment.Methods Three-dimensional finite element models of the upper femur and prosthesis were established .The stress distribution difference between the short-stem prosthesis and conventional prosthesis was compared by using fi-nite element analysis software Ansys 5.7.Results The maximum mises stress of the short-stem prosthesis de-creased significantly,while stress distribution model remained the same .Conclusion The short-stem prosthesis presents superior mechanical properties in femoral head replacement among the elderly femoral neck fractures .

  12. Evaluation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of osteonecrosis of femoral head%骨髓间充质干细胞治疗股骨头坏死的评价*

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    李瑞琦; 张国平; 任立中; 李亚丽; 吕亚军

    2013-01-01

    BACKGROUND:There are various methods for the treatment of osteonecrosis of femoral head, but there is no satisfactory method to promote the repair of osteonecrosis of femoral head. In recent years, bone marrow mesenchymal stem cel transplantation for the treatment of osteonecrosis of femoral head has achieved certain effect. OBJECTIVE:To review the application progress and problems of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cel transplantation for the treatment of osteonecrosis of femoral head. METHODS:A computer-based online search was performed in PubMed database, Wanfang database and CNKI database for the related articles from 1999 to 2012. The articles on the isolation, culture, differentiation, labeling and in vivo tracing of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cel s were selected, as wel as the basic and clinical researches on bone marrow mesenchymal stem cel transplantation for the treatment of osteonecrosis of femoral head. A total of 39 articles were included for review. RESUTLS AND CONCLUSION:At present, the method for the isolation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cel s includes adherence screening method, density gradient centrifugation, flow cytometry separation and magnetic activated cel sorting method;the commonly used method for cel labeling and tracing includes isotope tracing method, antigen labeling method, antigen labeling, fluorescent labeling and MRI contrast enhancer labeling method. The method for the treatment of osteonecrosis of femoral head with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cel s includes pith dril ing decompression combined with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cel injection and transplantation, intervention plus bone marrow mesenchymal stem cel transplantation, gene transfection combined with bone marrow mesenchymal stem cel transplantation and tissue engineering technology of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cel s. Although, the research on the bone marrow mesenchymal stem cel transplantation for the treatment of osteonecrosis of femoral head has achieved great

  13. 髋关节感染并发股骨头坏死显微外科治疗的探讨%Study on microsurgical treatment for hip joint infections complicated with femoral head necrosis

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    王建岳; 赵凯; 范明君; 王文艳

    2014-01-01

    目的:观察显微外科技术治疗髋关节感染后并发股骨头坏死的临床疗效,探讨髋关节感染后并发股骨头坏死的治疗方法。方法选取医院收治的54例髋关节感染后并发股骨头坏死患者为观察对象,给予显微外科技术髂骨移植治疗,比较所有患者治疗前后髓关节Harris评分和X线检查结果。结果54例患者治疗6个月后髋关节功能优良率为83.33%,明显高于治疗前的1.85%,差异有统计学意义(χ2=73.31,P<0.05);经X线检查,术后3个月时可见植入的髂骨瓣轮廓,与周围骨质界限模糊;股骨头内密度不均匀,股骨头外形不规则,术后6个月时可见髂骨瓣与周围骨愈合良好,股骨头塌陷区不同程度恢复,股骨头外形变圆滑,关节间隙恢复正常或轻度狭窄;Harris评分治疗前为(35.4±4.9)分、治疗后3个月时为(75.6±7.2)分、治疗后6个月时为(84.8±9.7)分,随治疗时间延续,Harris评分逐渐增加,经重复测量方差分析,差异有统计学意义(F=8.50,P<0.05);治疗6个月时 Harris评分高于治疗3个月时和治疗前,差异有统计学意义(t=3.83,t=16.23,P<0.05)。结论显微外科技术进行髂骨移植治疗髋关节感染后并发股骨头坏死,可明显改善患者的髋关节功能,获得满意的治疗效果。%OBJECTIVE To observe the curative effect of microsurgical treatment for the hip joint infections complicated with femoral head necrosis ,and to study the therapeutic method of the hip joint infections complicated with femoral head necrosis .METHODS Totally 54 cases of patients with the hip joint infections complicated with femoral head necrosis were selected as observation objects , and then given the microsurgical technique iliac transplantation therapy . The Harris scores and X-ray results of the patients before and after treatment were compared .RESULTS

  14. 股骨颈骨折空心加压螺钉内固定后股骨头坏死分析%Cannulated Compression Screws for the Treatment of Adult Femoral Neck Fractures Clinical Analy-sis of Risk Factors for Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head

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    顾小明; 黄立新

    2014-01-01

    Objective To explore the related factors femoral head necrosis after the operation on adult femoral neck frac-tures by compressed hollow screws fixation. Methods The author reviewed the patients who were treated by compressed hol-low screws fixation from January 1st,2001 to December 31st,2010 and then made a statistical analysis on the following eight factors:age,gender,fracture type(Garden type),surgical reduction quality(Garden index),the time gap between injury and the operation,reset mode( open reduction or close reduction),the partial weight-bearing time after the operation,whether the fixation is removed. Among these eight factors,the statistically significant factors were selected and then analyzed by logistic re-gression analysis one by one. Results There are 185 cases with a complete set of follow-up data and the follow-up lasts from three to ten years(the average duration is 5. 5 years). Among the 185 cases,28 patients suffered from femoral head ischemic necrosis,which accounts for 15. 14% and the independent factors influencing femoral head necrosis included the following:fracture type,fracture reduction,the time gap between injury and the operation,the partial weight-bearing time after the opera-tion. Conclusion The major complication of femoral neck fractures operation by compressed hollow screws fixation is femoral head ischemic necrosis and the major risk factors are fracture type,fracture reduction,the time gap between injury and the op-eration and the partial weight-bearing time after the operation. Among those factors,reduction quality,the time gap between in-jury and the operation and the partial weight-bearing time after the operation are controlling factors and it is found that femoral head ischemic necrosis can be lowered down when the patient receives compressed hollow screws fixation at an earlier time,im-proves reduction quality and tries to bear partial weight after three months'fixation. The present data shows that compressed hol

  15. Application of subtraction CT perfusion imaging in early avascular necrosis of femoral head%数字减影CT灌注成像在股骨头早期缺血性坏死中的应用

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    刘海明; 梁辉清; 刘万新; 刘日新; 黄锦钊; 袁国奇

    2013-01-01

    Objective To investigate the application of subtraction CT perfusion imaging (SCTP) in early avascular necrosis of femoral head (ANFH).Methods Nineteen patients of ANFH were performed plain CT scan before the perfusion,and then performed perfusion scan at the same levels.The perfusion images were processed by digital subtraction perfusion software to get a group of new perfusion images.Then the images were post-processed by workstation perfusion software,and blood flow (BF),blood volume (BV),mean transit time (MTT) and the corresponding color mapping were calculated for the diagnosis of ANFH.Results The BF value of femoral head at the affected side of early ANFH (n=27) were significantly reduced,compared with that at the healthy side (n=11),P<0.05.There were no statistically significant differences in BV or MTT between the two sides (P>0.05).Conclusion BF,BV,MTT can demonstrate the microcirculation perfusion information of ANFH,which provides an important basis for the clinical diagnosis of ANFH.%目的 探讨数字减影CT灌注成像(Subtraction CT perfusion imaging,SCTP)在股骨头早期缺血坏死(Avascular necrosis of femoral head,ANFH)中的应用.方法 股骨头早期缺血性坏死19例,股骨头灌注前先行平扫,再进行同层面灌注扫描,将灌注图像经数字减影后得到一组新灌注图像.再经工作站灌注软件后处理,计算出血流量(BF)、血容量(BV)、对比剂平均通过时间(MTT)及相应色阶图,用于ANFH诊断.结果 早期ANFH患侧(27侧)股骨头BF数值较健侧(11侧)BF显著减少,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).患侧股骨头BV、MTT数值对比健侧组间差异无统计学意义(P>0.05).结论 SCTP计算出的BF、BV、MTT能反映早期股骨头缺血的微循环灌注信息,可以为临床诊断ANFH提供重要的诊断依据.

  16. Effect of core decompression combined with stem cells transplantation for early femoral head necrosis%髓芯减压联合干细胞移植治疗早期股骨头坏死疗效观察

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    赵运亮; 余进伟; 陈旭; 赵庆; 李德荣; 王斌; 白伟; 朱光普

    2012-01-01

    目的 探讨髓芯减压联合干细胞移植治疗早期股骨头坏死的临床疗效.方法 对18例早期股骨头坏死患者行髓芯减压联合干细胞移植治疗,并观察临床疗效.结果 18例患者均顺利完成手术,平均手术时间(35.4±5.2) min;术后平均住院(8.5±1.2)d.术前Harris评分50.2±3.3,术后Harris评分为85.6±4.2,术后Harris评分显著高于术前(P<0.05).术前股骨头坏死中心区MRI影像低信号区所占比例为(26.2±6.3)%,术后为(11.3±4.3)%,术后股骨头坏死中心1 a MRI影像低信号区较术前明显减少(P<0.05).结论 髓芯减压联合干细胞移植治疗早期股骨头坏死疗效确切.%Objective To study the clinical effect of core decompression combined with stem cells transplantation for treatment of early femoral head necrosis. Methods Eighteen patients with early femoral head necrosis were treated with core decompression and stem cells transplantation, and the clinical effect was observed. Results The operations were successful in eighteen patients,the average operation time was (35.4±5.2) minutes,and the average hospital stay was (8.5 ±1.2) days. The Harris scores was 50. 2 ±3. 3 and 85. 6 ±4. 2 before and after treatment,the score after treatment was significantly higher than that before treatment ( P < 0. 05) . The ratio of low signal area of the central area of necrosis in MR] images was (26.2 ± 6.3)% and (11.3 ±4.3)% before and after treatment,the ratio after treatment was significantly lower than that before treat-ment(P<0. 05). Conclusion Core decompression combined with stem cell transplantation is an effective treatment for early femoral head necrosis.

  17. 两种方法治疗早期股骨头坏死的效果对比观察%Comparative Study on the Clinical Effect of Different Treatment in Patients with Osteonecrosis of Femoral Head in Early Stage

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    石庆鑫

    2016-01-01

    Objective To study the clinical effect of different treatment in patients with osteonecrosis of femoral head in early stage.Methods 46 cases with osteonecrosis of femoral head in early stage were treated in hospital from January 2015 to February 2016, they were divided into two groups by drawing lottery, 23 patients in control group were given simple medullary decompression combined with bone-grafting treatment, while another 23 patients in study group were given simple medullary decompression combined with porous tantalum-rod transplantation treatment, and the treatment effects between two groups were compared. ResultsThe operation time and hospitalization days of the study group were fewer and Harris score was improvement than the control group. There was a differential between two groups (P<0.05).Conclusion Porous tantalum-rod transplantation treatment is so effective for patients with osteonecrosis of femoral head in early stage; thus, it is quite worthwhile to be promoted widespread.%目的:对比早期股骨头坏死不同治疗方法的临床效果。方法选取2015年1月~2016年2月我院收治的早期股骨头坏死患者46例,抽签分组。对照组23例行单纯髓心减压加打压植骨疗法;实验组23例行髓心减压加多孔钽棒移植疗法。比较两组的临床效果。结果实验组与对照组比较,手术时间与住院日更短,Harris评分改善更明显,有显著差异(P<0.05)。结论多孔钽棒治疗早期股骨头坏死疗效佳,应予推广。

  18. 临床护理路径在股骨头坏死患者围术期护理中的应用%Application of clinical nursing pathway in perioperative nursing for patients with necrobiosis of femoral head

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    刘少华

    2016-01-01

    Objective:To analyze significance of clinical nursing pathway in perioperative nursing for patients with necrobiosis of femoral head. Methods:80 cases with necrobiosis of femoral head were selected and divided into two groups according to the periop-erative nursing methods:observation group (n=40) and control group (n=40). The observation group used clinical nursing pathway based on those of control group, while the control group used normal nursing. Results:The nursing quality score and degree of satis-faction of the observation group were better than those of control group, and the differences were statistically significant (P<0. 05). Conclusions:The application of clinical nursing pathway in the patients with necrobiosis of femoral head during the perioperative peri-od can improve nursing quality and degree of satisfaction.%目的::分析股骨头坏死围手术期患者应用临床护理路径的意义。方法:选取80例股骨头坏死患者,依据围手术期护理方法的不同,分为观察组和对照组,每组各40例。对照组患者行常规护理;观察组患者在对照组基础上应用临床护理路径。观察两组患者的护理效果和对护理的满意度。结果:两组患者的护理质量评分和满意度比较,观察组患者均显著优于对照组,差异有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论:对股骨头坏死围手术期患者应用临床护理路径,有助于提高护理效果与患者满意度。

  19. X ray and CT imaging in the diagnosis of the application of the ischemic necrosis of femoral head%X射线与CT影像在诊断股骨头缺血性坏死中的应用

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    王永存; 马献武

    2015-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the diagnosis value of the X-ray and CT imaging, in the ischemic necrosis of femoral head.Methods: Seventy cases of patients with ischemic necrosis of femoral head were given X ray examination and CT examination, comparing two test results of two methods of inspection.Results: The result of statistical analysis, the rate of X-ray examination was 55.7%, the rate of CT examination was 81.4%. By chisquare test, CT examination compared with X-ray had significant difference (x2=1.389,P<0.05).Conclusion: Compared with X-rays, the sensitivity of CT examination in early diagnosis of avascular necrosis is high; CT examination is an effective method in early diagnosis of ischemic necrosis of femoral head.%目的:探讨X射线与CT影像在诊断股骨头缺血性坏死中的应用价值。方法:选取70例股骨头缺血性坏死患者的X射线和CT影像学资料,所有患者均行X射线和CT检查,比较两种检查方法的诊断结果。结果:在70例患者中,股骨头缺血性坏死X射线检查早期发现率为55.7%,CT检查早期发现率为81.4%。两种检查方式早期发现率比较差异有统计学意义(x2=1.389,P<0.05)。结论:CT检查与X射线相比,对于股骨头缺血性坏死的早期诊断灵敏度高,是股骨头缺血性坏死早期诊断的有效方法。

  20. A comparative study of the morphometry of sperm head components in cattle, sheep, and pigs with a computer-assisted fluorescence method

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    Jesús L Yániz

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to compare the sperm nuclear and acrosomal morphometry of three species of domestic artiodactyls; cattle (Bos taurus, sheep (Ovis aries, and pigs (Sus scrofa. Semen smears of twenty ejaculates from each species were fixed and labeled with a propidium iodide-Pisum sativum agglutinin (PI/PSA combination. Digital images of the sperm nucleus, acrosome, and whole sperm head were captured and analyzed. The use of the PI/PSA combination and CASA-Morph fluorescence-based method allowed the capture, morphometric analysis, and differentiation of most sperm nuclei, acrosomes and whole heads, and the assessment of acrosomal integrity with a high precision in the three species studied. For the size of the head and nuclear area, the relationship between the three species may be summarized as bull > ram > boar. However, for the other morphometric parameters (length, width, and perimeter, there were differences in the relationships between species for sperm nuclei and whole sperm heads. Bull sperm acrosomes were clearly smaller than those in the other species studied and covered a smaller proportion of the sperm head. The acrosomal morphology, small in the bull, large and broad in the sheep, and large, long, and with a pronounced equatorial segment curve in the boar, was species-characteristic. It was concluded that there are clear variations in the size and shape of the sperm head components between the three species studied, the acrosome being the structure showing the most variability, allowing a clear distinction of the spermatozoa of each species.

  1. A comparative study of the morphometry of sperm head components in cattle, sheep, and pigs with a computer-assisted fluorescence method

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    Yániz, Jesús L; Capistrós, Sara; Vicente-Fiel, Sandra; Hidalgo, Carlos O; Santolaria, Pilar

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the sperm nuclear and acrosomal morphometry of three species of domestic artiodactyls; cattle (Bos taurus), sheep (Ovis aries), and pigs (Sus scrofa). Semen smears of twenty ejaculates from each species were fixed and labeled with a propidium iodide-Pisum sativum agglutinin (PI/PSA) combination. Digital images of the sperm nucleus, acrosome, and whole sperm head were captured and analyzed. The use of the PI/PSA combination and CASA-Morph fluorescence-based method allowed the capture, morphometric analysis, and differentiation of most sperm nuclei, acrosomes and whole heads, and the assessment of acrosomal integrity with a high precision in the three species studied. For the size of the head and nuclear area, the relationship between the three species may be summarized as bull > ram > boar. However, for the other morphometric parameters (length, width, and perimeter), there were differences in the relationships between species for sperm nuclei and whole sperm heads. Bull sperm acrosomes were clearly smaller than those in the other species studied and covered a smaller proportion of the sperm head. The acrosomal morphology, small in the bull, large and broad in the sheep, and large, long, and with a pronounced equatorial segment curve in the boar, was species-characteristic. It was concluded that there are clear variations in the size and shape of the sperm head components between the three species studied, the acrosome being the structure showing the most variability, allowing a clear distinction of the spermatozoa of each species. PMID:27624987

  2. The curative effect evaluations of 46 Bone cement type artificial bipolar femoral head replacement for femoral neck fracture in the elderly patients%骨水泥型人工双极股骨头置换治疗老年人股骨颈骨折46例疗效分析

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    张庆凯; 李忠义; 马也

    2014-01-01

    目的:探讨骨水泥型人工双极股骨头置换治疗老年人股骨颈骨折的疗效。方法:我院2009-12至2012-12共收治并采用骨水泥型人工双极股骨头置换治疗老年人股骨颈骨折患者46例,其中,男性15例,女性31例,年龄在65—91岁之间,平均78.8岁;左侧19例,右侧27例,均为单侧股骨颈骨折;致伤原因:摔伤所致35例,交通事故所致11例。骨折按Garden分型:Ⅲ型33例,Ⅳ13例。通过手术时间,出血量及术后肢体功能Harris评分等,评价手术效果。结果:46例患者全部获得随访,随访时间为6-36个月,平均20.5个月。假体松动2例,肺内感染2例,股骨头脱位1例,并发症发生率为:11%;经处理后,患者痊愈。所有患者肢体功能恢复良好。术前Harris评分:43.2±8.3分,术后6个月及12个月分别为91.4±3.2分93.2±4.6分,较置换前明显提高,P<0.01,差异有统计学意义。结论:骨水泥型人工双极股骨头置换治疗老年人股骨颈骨折具有固定牢固,返修率小,术后并发症少,肢体功能恢复良好等优点,是治疗该类疾病一种较为良好的选择。%Objective:To report and discuss The curative effect of surgical treatment with Bone cement type artificial bipolar femoral head replacement for Femoral neck fracture in the elderly patients.Method:From December 2009 to December 2012,46 cases with Femoral neck fractures in the elderly patients were treated with Bone cement type artificial bipolar femoral head replacement in our hospital, Including 15 males and 31 females ,with an average of 78.8 years old .(range,65 to 91 years old).19 cases in the left,27 cases in the right. And al the cases were unilateral fractures. The causes of injury:35 cases were related to fal ing ,11 cases were related to traffic accident. According to Garden classification ,33 cases were of typeⅢ, 14 cases were of typeⅣ. Evaluate the curative effect by the

  3. Treatment of femoral head necrosis by core decompression and stem cells transplantation combined with Traditional Chinese Medicine%髓芯减压植骨干细胞移植联合中药治疗股骨头坏死

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    邓仁椿; 洪澜; 黄志辉; 崔华明

    2010-01-01

    目的 探讨髓芯减压植骨自体骨髓干细胞移植联合中药治疗股骨头坏死(ANFH)的的疗效.方法 股骨头坏死患者30例按治疗方法不同分为三组:髓芯减压植骨组(A组)10例,12髋;髓芯减压自体骨髓干细胞移植组(B组)10例,13髋;髓芯减压自体骨髓干细胞移植联合中药组(C组)10例,10髋.观察三组X线平片、CT及M砌检查、Harris评分(HHS)、疗效.结果 三组接受治疗的Ⅰ、Ⅱ、Ⅲ期病例,3、6、12个月未出现股骨头变形及塌陷等病情恶化;术后12个月Harriss评分为93分明显高于术前57.5分(X2=5.81,P<0.05);术前MRI检查,测量低信号区所占股骨头体积比为42%.术后股骨头坏死区消失;B、C组总有效率高于A组(X2=3.81,X2=3.98,均P<0.05).结论髓芯减压植骨自体骨髓干细胞移植联合中药治疗股骨头坏死具有损伤小、简便、准确、有效的优点.%Objective To study curative effect of core decompression and autologous bone marrow stem cell transplantation combined with traditional Chinese medicine in the treatment of early femoral head necrosis (ANFH).Methods 30 patients with femoral head necrosis treated by different methods were divided into 3 groups: core decompression A group) 10 cases(12 hips) ;core decompression pus stem cells transplantation(B group) 10 cases(13 hips) ;core decompression pus stem cells transplantation combined with traditional Chinese medicine(C group) 10 ca-ses( 10 hips) ;The X-ray 、CT MRI、Harris score( HHS) .curative effect were observed.Results The phase of Ⅰ,Ⅱ,Ⅲ,in 3 groups didn't appear deformation and collapse at 3,6,12 months;The score of Harris after 12 months 93 points were higher than that preoperatively 57.5 points(χ 2= 5.81 ,P<0.05) ;The signal ratio of femoral head volume in MRI was 42% before treatment,disappearance of femoral head necrosis after treatment;Total curative effect of B,C group,werehighter than that Agroup(χ2 =3.81,χ2 =3.98,P<0.05).Conclusion The operative

  4. 保髋治疗股骨头缺血性坏死生存质量的评价标准%Hip-preserving treatment for osteonecrosis of the femoral head Evaluation criteria of quality of life

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    郑志辉; 曾意荣

    2011-01-01

    BACKGROUND: There are many criteria used to evaluate the curative effects of hip-preserving treatment for osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH), and there have been no consistent criteria, so the curative effects of hip-preserving treatment lack comparability to some extent. OBJECTIVE: To review and analyze a variety of criteria for evaluating the curative effects of hip-preserving treatment and to develop a specific quality of life scale of hip-preserving treatment. METHODS: A computer-based retrieval of Pubmed database using key words "osteonecrosis, femoral head, quality of life", or "osteonecrosis, femoral head, curative effect" for manuscripts published from August 2000 to August 2010 and of CNKI database for manuscripts published from January 1994 to December 2009 using key words "femoral head necrosis, curative effect" or "femoral head necrosis, quality of life". Manuscripts that address hip-preserving treatment of ONFH and related quality of life or manuscripts that were recently published or in the high-impact journals were included in this paper. Finally, 31 manuscripts were reviewed.RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: The current criteria for evaluating the curative effects of hip-preserving treatment focus on pain, function, and range of motion of hip joints, but do not lay emphasis on the local changes of hip joints or lower limbs, which can not sufficiently reflect the overall quality of life of patients. The SF-36 scale lack specificity to some extents and cannot be used to evaluate the curative effects of hip-preserving treatment systemically and specifically. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a specific quality of life scale for evaluating the curative effects of hip-preserving treatment of ONFH.%背景:目前评价保髋治疗的疗效标准较多,没有统一标准,因此保髋治疗的疗效缺乏一定的可比性.目的:通过回顾及分析现有的用于保髋治疗疗效的各种评价标准,试图研制一款特异性的用于评价保髋治

  5. Clinical analysis of osteonecrosis of the femoral head with different etiology%不同病因股骨头坏死的临床特征分析

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    赵凤朝; 李子荣; 张念非; 孙伟; 王佰亮; 程立明

    2009-01-01

    Objective To explore the compositions and clinical characteristics of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) with different etiology. Methods From January 2000 to August 2008, 602 cases (1036 hips) of ONFH were collected to analyze the compositions, age, incubation, ARCO stage and the rate of misdiagnosis of different etiology. Results In corticosteroid group, there are 280 cases (518 hips). They included 160 males and 120 females with an averaged age of 35.58±10.87 years old. The times from taking corticosteroid to the onset of pain were 25.95±34.94 months. 37 cases have been misdiagnosed. The mean stage was 2.48±0.76 according to ARCO staging system. In alcoholic group, there are 194 cases (346 hips). They included 193 males and 1 female with an averaged age of 41.55±9.09 years old. The times from taking alcohol to the onset of pain were 183.68±86.17 months. 55 cases have been misdiagnosed. The mean stage was 2.69±0.67. In traumatic group, there are 52 cases (52 hips). They included 25 males and 27 females with an averaged age of 41.63±15.84 years old. The times since injury to the onset of pain were 24.13±27.85 months. No misdiagnosed. The mean stage was 2.90±0.77. In idiopathic group, there are 52 cases (77 hips). They included 30 males and 22 females with an averaged of 40.87±14.24 years old. 14 cases have been misdiagnosed. The mean stage was 2.55±0.77. In corticosteroid combined with alcohol group, there are 19 cas-es (36 hips), including 19 males with an averaged age of 40.42±11.64 years old. 5 cases have been misdiag-nosed. The mean stage was 2.61±0.63. Conclusion Traumatic ONFH have more advanced ARCO stage and lowest misdiagnosis when complained with discomfort. Corticosteroid drugs is the main cause of ONFH, which affect younger person than other groups, with lower misdiagnosis. Most of alcoholic ONFH occurred in male.%目的 探讨股骨头坏死的病因构成及临床特征.方法 对2000年1月至2008年8月

  6. Influência do ligamento da cabeça do fêmur na mecânica do quadril Influence of the femoral head ligament on hip mechanical function

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    Marco Kawamura Demange

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Investigamos a influência do ligamento da cabeça do fêmur no arco de movimento de flexão-extensão e de adução-abdução do quadril. Para isso foram realizadas medidas em 7 quadris de cadáveres humanos, inicialmente com os ligamentos íntegros; posteriormente com a artroscopia e a seguir com os ligamentos seccionados também através de técnica artroscópica. Foi utilizado para isso um dispositivo elaborado para se medir o arco de movimento submetido a um torque de 2,5 N.m . Foi observado aumento com significância estatística no arco de abdução-adução às custas de adução. Concluímos que o ligamento da cabeça do fêmur influi limitando a adução do quadril.The authors investigated the femoral head ligament at hip flexion-extension and adduction-abduction ranges of motion. Seven human cadavers' hips were measured, initially with intact ligaments, and, subsequently, through arthroscopy, and then with sectioned ligaments also by means of arthroscopy. A specifically prepared device was used for measuring the range of motion which was submitted to a 2.5 N.m torque. An increased abduction-adduction range of motion was observed, which was statistically significant. We concluded that the femoral head ligament restricts hip adduction.

  7. An experimental study on the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head with autologous bone marrow grafting%自体骨髓移植治疗股骨头无菌性坏死

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    刘忠; 杨光; 郑建波; 余勤; 陈兆年

    2009-01-01

    目的 探讨自体骨髓移植治疗股骨头坏死的疗效及其作用机制.方法 选用成年新西兰雄兔60只,造模后随机分为A、B、C三组.左侧股骨头作为对照组,不予处理,右侧为实验组.A组用米托蒽蓖按0.1 mg/kg量在数字减影型x射线机(DSA)导视下注入右侧股骨头内;B组在DSA下直接注入自体骨髓1 ml;C组先予以化疗(方法同A组),72h后注入自体骨髓1 ml.4个月后处死所有动物,取股骨头进行组织病理学及电镜观察.结果 A、B组内左右股骨头对比破骨细胞坏死数差异无统计学意义(P>0.05),而c组左右股骨头坏死数分别为40.60±4.11、21.23± 2.16,差异有统计学意义(P 0.05 ), ande in group C, the number of necrotic femoral heads at the left and fight sides was 40. 60±4.11 and 21.33±2.16 respec-tively ( P < 0.05 ). At the experimental side of group C, the structure of majority bone cells was clear and intact,and necrosis was occasionally seen. Conclusion At the cellular level, local chemotherapy and au-tologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation had certain effectiveness for aseptic necrosis of the femoral head.

  8. Clinical research progress of treatment of femoral head avascular necrosis of the knife needle%针刀为主治疗股骨头缺血性坏死的临床研究进展

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    高建波

    2014-01-01

    Incidence of the ANFH is higher, and its causes are complex. Most think that focus on the internal conditions of femoral head and stress its etiology lead to bone destruction, oppression of intraosseous circulation system makes the blood supply is related to. The hip or femur cavity pressure increased internal pressure causing hip the surrounding tissue adhesion, scar, contracture formation and femoral head pressure, intramedullary pressure increases, cause clinical symptoms and disorder of the hip complex. The past ten years the domestic treatment of ANFH clinical progress by acupotomy, effect of small needle knife, must treat the disease clinical guidance, for the benefit of patients.%股骨头缺血性坏死的发生率越来越高,病因复杂。大多数认为其病因与应力集中于股骨头的内在条件使骨结构破坏,压迫骨内循环系统使血运受阻有关。髋关节腔内压力或股骨上端内压增高致使髋关节周围组织粘连、疤痕、挛缩形成及股骨头囊内压,髓内压升高,引起复杂的临床症状及髋关节功能障碍。总结近十年来国内治疗股骨头缺血性坏死采用针刀疗法的临床进展,肯定小针刀治疗此病的效果,指导临床,造福患者。

  9. 早中期股骨头坏死的非手术治疗进展%Non-surgical treatment of early and intermediate stages of osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    刘耀升; 刘蜀彬

    2012-01-01

    Osteonecrosis of the femoral head is a disabling clinical entity affecting young adults that usually leads to destruction of the hip joint. Most nonoperative modalities have involved pharmacologic agents such as lipid-clearing agents, bisphosphonates, anticoagulant, vasodilating agent and biophysical. Medical treatments aim at pathogenesis of osteonecrosis of the femoral head, which is effective to relieve pain of early stage osteonecrosis and delaying the progress of the disease. Shockwave treatment is considered induceing the ingrowth of neovascularization associated with increased expressions of angiogenic growth factors, promoting cell proliferation and osteogenesis. Nonoperative treatment usually results in a poor prognosis. However, these methods have no role in treatment of late stage osteonecrosis and clinical efficacy remains to be further evaluated.%股骨头坏死是一种常发生于中青年人群的髋关节致残性疾病.股骨头坏死的非手术治疗方法包括降脂药、双膦酸盐类、抗凝药物、血管扩张剂等药物治疗和生物物理等疗法.药物治疗是针对股骨头坏死的病因治疗,对减轻早期股骨头坏死疼痛、延缓病情进展有效.体外震波被认为能增加血管生长因子的表达,诱导新生血管形成,促进细胞增生和成骨.非手术疗法主要用于股骨头坏死早中期,临床疗效有待进一步评估.

  10. 可注射珊瑚人工骨与经皮球囊成型修复股骨头坏死%Percutaneous balloon angioplasty combined with injectable coral artificial bone repairs femoral head necrosis

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    朱康华; 孟志斌; 黄涛; 谭海涛; 孙博; 庞学毅

    2016-01-01

    BACKGROUND: There are many methods for the treatment of femoral head necrosis, such as core decompression, bone graft, arthroplasty and joint replacement, and each of which has its own shortcomings. So, percutaneous bal oon angioplasty combined with coral artificial bone provides a new attempt for the treatment of femoral head necrosis. OBJECTIVE: To observe the effect of percutaneous bal oon angioplasty combined with coral artificial bone on femoral head necrosis repair. METHODS: Twenty-four Duroc piglets were enrol ed to establish bilateral femoral head necrosis models by liquid nitrogen freezing method. Then, model piglets were randomly treated with percutaneous bal oon angioplasty combined with injectable coral artificial bone (experimental group) or bone cement (control group) on one affected side, and meanwhile, given no treatment on the contralateral side (blank control group). At 2, 4, 8 and 16 weeks after surgery, X-ray examination, biomechanical test and histological detection were conducted. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: X-ray showed that at 16 weeks after surgery, numerous new bones could be found in the experimental group and there was a fuzzy boundary between the artificial bone and surrounding tissues; no new bone formed in the control group, and the boundary was clear; in the blank control group, the surface of the femoral head col apsed, and bone trabeculae arranged disorderly, which were seriously destroyed. And in the histological detection at 16 weeks after surgery, there were numerous bone trabecula and osteoblasts around the coral bone in the experimental group, and the coral artificial bone almost dissolved; in the control group, bone cement was in an irregular shape and no bone trabecula formed; in the blank control group, bone trabecula were damaged in the col apsed area, whose structure was in disorder. Additional y, biomechanical changes in the experimental group were significantly better than those in the other two groups at different time

  11. 股骨头内撑器的研制及其治疗股骨头缺血性坏死的生物力学研究%The development and biomechanical study of interior maintaining system for treatment of avascular necrosis in femoral head

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    李康华; 肖东民; 高曙光; 李雄; 雷光华

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨一种新型股骨头内撑器对股骨头颈生物力学的影响,为股骨头缺血性坏死提供一种新的治疗方法.方法 根据股骨头、颈的解剖特点和生物力学原理,设计制造股骨头内撑器.取正常成人股骨上段标本15具,随机分为3组,正常对照组(A组);减压植骨组(B组),于股骨外侧粗隆下沿股骨中心至股骨头软骨下0.5 cm钻一直径1 cm 隧道,用刮匙将股骨头软骨下刮出一直径约2 cm空间,然后进行植骨;内撑器植骨组(C组),按照B组先制造股骨头颈隧道及扩大股骨头软骨下空间,然后安装内撑器、植骨.采用力学实验机在股骨头顶部逐级加载至股骨毁损,分别记录并比较股骨转子窝部、股骨距、股骨大转子下的应变,股骨头塌陷和股骨头颈损毁时的最大载荷.结果 300 N载荷时,股骨转子窝部及股骨矩应变:A组和C组均大于B组,A组和C组之间无统计学差异.股骨转子下应变:A组小于B、C组,C组小于B组.应变组间比较:A组股骨转子窝部与股骨矩无统计学差异,均大于股骨转子下;B组股骨转子窝部与股骨矩无统计学差异,均小于股骨转子下;C组股骨转子窝部与股骨矩无统计学差异,均小于股骨转子下.各组股骨头塌陷和股骨头颈损毁的最大载荷:B组小于A、C组,A组和C组无统计学差异.以上结果显示,正常情况下应力集中于股骨转子窝部和股骨距,减压植骨后应力则集中于股骨转子下,承载负荷明显低于正常,置入内撑器并植骨后其应力分布及承载负荷均接近正常.结论股骨头内撑器加植骨能有效地维持股骨头颈的生物力学性能,为该方法的临床应用提供了生物力学依据.%Objective To develope a new type of femoral head interior supporting system for the treatment of femoral head osteonecrosis and evaluate its biomechanical efficacy. Methods The new type of femoral head interior supporting system was designed according to

  12. A Meta analysis on total hip resurfacing for osteonecrosis of the femoral head%全髋关节表面置换术治疗股骨头坏死的Meta分析

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    李军; 王健; 李阳; 史占军

    2012-01-01

    Objective To systematically review the efficacy and safety of total hip resurfacing in the treatment for osteonecrosis of the femoral head.Methods The literatures about total hip resurfacing in the treatment for osteonecrosis of the femoral head were searched at home and abroad from Jan 1990 to Dec 2011.According to established inclusion and exclusion criteria,literatures met evaluation criteria were selected,and the data were analyzed with Meta analysis.Results 10 trials involving 317 patients were included in this study.The results showed:weight average age was 41.98 years old ( 16 -77 years),and weight average follow-up time was 36.69 months (6 - 140 month).Postoperative Harris hip score (92)was significantly higher than preoperative score (44).The main complications included prosthesis aseptic loosening ( 1.06% ),ectopic ossification ( 0.80% ),pain ( 0.80% ) and femoral neck fracture ( 0.27% ),and eventual revision rate was 0.80%.Conclusions Total hip resurfacing for the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head is safe and effective,but still needs to be paid attention to its complications.%目的 通过综合分析已发表文献,探讨全髋关节表面置换术治疗股骨头坏死的效果及安全性.方法 通过系统检索从1990年1月到2011年12月全髋关节表面置换术治疗股骨头坏死的相关文献,按照排除标准筛选后,提取需要的数据,通过循证医学Meta分析方法,加权汇总分析.结果 共检出192篇相关文献检出,经过三个阶段的筛选,共有10篇被纳入分析,共有317例患者,376例髋关节,男性患者191例,女性126例,平均加权年龄为41.98岁(16 ~77岁),加权平均随访时间36.69个月(6~140个月).术后的髋关节Harris评分(92分)较术前(44分)的差异有统计学意义(t=18.07,P<0.01).主要并发症包括假体无菌性松动(1.06%)、异位骨化(0.80%)、疼痛(0.80%)和股骨颈骨折(0.27%),最终翻修率为0.80%.结论 全髋关节表面置

  13. 带血管蒂骨膜瓣移植治疗幼犬股骨头坏死实验研究%An experiment study of the vascular pedicled periosteum transfer for the treatment of femoral head necrosis in young dogs

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    官建中; 周建生; 肖玉周; 刘振华

    2010-01-01

    Objective To explore an effective method for establishing femoral head necrosis models in young dog and to evaluate osteogenesis of vascular pedicled periosteum transplanted in the repairment offemoral head necrosis of young dogs.Methods Animal models of femoral head necrosis were established by liguting and destroying femoral neck artery circles as well as freezing femoral heads with liquid nitrogen in 29 dogs.At 4 weeks, the animal models of femoral head necrosis were evaluated through X-ray, MRI, ECT,and 2 dogs were randomly executed and detectd by histology examination, then 29 dogs were divided randomly into experimental group(n = 12), control group(n = 9 )and blank group(n = 8).Dogs in the experimental group were treated with the vascular pedicled periosteum from isolateral great trochanter, dogs in the control group were treated with the vascular pedicled bone from isolateral great trochanter, and the blank group were without any treatment.4,8, 12 weeks postoperation,these femoral heads were examined morphologically, radiologieally(X-ray, MRI, ECT) and histologically.All animals were executed and detectd by histology at 12 weeks to observe the repairs of necrotic femoral heads at different periods.Results Twelve weeks postoperation, dogs femoral head figurations in the experimental group were normal, MRI signals were odds in femoral head, ECT studies shows decreased radionuclide compared with contralateral femoral head;capillary vessel and osteoblast multiplication and new traboeulacs were matured in histology examination.Dogs femoral head figurations in the contral group were irregular, MRI revealed high-low signals intermix in femoral head, ECT revealed obviously decreased radionuclide, osteoblast actived, new trabeculac and lipocyte were observed in histology examination.In blank group, femoral head figurations were distorted and sunk, while MRI signals were low, ECT showed no radionuclide uptaking.Collapsed trabeculas and many vacant bone lacuna were

  14. Ipsilateral Acetabular and Femoral Neck and Shaft Fractures

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    Hideto Irifune

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Floating hip injuries and ipsilateral femoral neck and shaft fractures are rare. Additionally, the simultaneous occurrence of these injuries is extremely rare, and only one case report of the simultaneous occurrence of these injuries has been published. Here, we report the case of a patient with ipsilateral acetabular and femoral neck and shaft fractures following a suicide attempt. The patient experienced nonunion of the femoral neck and shaft after the initial operation and therefore underwent reconstruction using a femoral head prosthesis with a long stem and interlocking screws. Our procedure may be used in primary and/or secondary reconstruction for ipsilateral acetabular and femoral neck and shaft fractures.

  15. Accurate diagnosis and reasonable treatment for osteonecrosis of the femoral head%准确诊断、合理治疗股骨头坏死

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    李子荣

    2006-01-01

    骨坏死可累及全身许多部位,但以股骨头坏死(osteonecrosis of the femoral head,ONFH)最常见且危害最严重。ONFH可由创伤(股骨颈骨折、髋脱位等)和非创伤两大原因引起。在我国非创伤性ONFH主要由糖皮质激素及酗酒引起,此类患者主要特点是发病年龄轻(国外资料为38.0岁,本中心为33.5岁),累及双髋者多。

  16. The treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head with minimally invasive technique%股骨头坏死的微创技术治疗

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    王义生

    2005-01-01

    股骨头坏死(osteonecrosis of the femoral head,ONFH)分为创伤性和非创伤性两大类,后者主要由于长期大量应用皮质激素、酗酒以及血液功能异常引起。该病致残率高,是一种严重威胁人类健康的多发病,已成为全球公众关注的热点。李子荣报道,我国ONFH每年新发病例在15~20万之间,累积需治疗的病例在500~750万之间。

  17. 股骨颈断端愈合去除空心钉后的有限元分析%The finite element analysis of the femoral head after repair of the femoral neck fracture and removal of the inserted cannulated screws

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    吴伟; 喻爱喜; 漆白文; 肖卫东

    2015-01-01

    Objective To discuss the biomechanics factors which caused osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) after removal of the cannulated screws inserted in the healing operation of femoral neck fracture.Methods Using the finite element analysis,finite element models with three or two cannulated screws inserted in the healing operation were established respectively.In the models,the directions of inserted cannulated screws and the femoral neck were parallel.The distribution of inserted cannulated screws was the most centralized,the most dispersive and between them.The far-end depth of inserted cannulated screws was 10,5,and 2 mm.Under the same load and constraint,the stresses of the femeral head in different models were compared by the finite element analysis.Results The stress of the femeral head reached to a maximum value of 46.1 mPa when the distribution of three inserted cannulated screws was the most dispersive and their far-end depth was 2 mm.And it reached to a mimimum value of 10.3 mPa when the distribution of two inserted cannulated screws was the most centralized and their far-end depth was 10 mm.Conclusion The distribution,the far-end depth and number of inserted cannulated screws were the biomechanics factors which caused ONFH.This experiment indirectly proved the cannulated screws insert method recommended by international institute for internal fixation (AO) foundation made the least effect to the stress of femeral head after the inserted cannulated screws were removed.%目的 探讨股骨颈骨折断端骨性愈合去除空心钉后股骨头坏死的生物力学因素.方法 利用有限元分析技术分别建立3枚或2枚空心钉固定股骨颈骨折的有限元模型,空心钉平行于股骨颈方向,排列分布处于最集中、最分散及介于两者之间,空心钉远端分别位于股骨头下10、5、2 mm.在相同的加载和约束情况下,通过有限元分析计算比较各模型中内固定去除以后股骨头的受力情况.结果 当3

  18. Porous bioceramic beta-tricalcium phosphate for treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head%磷酸三钙多孔生物陶瓷修复股骨头坏死

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    孙伟; 李子荣; 高福强; 史振才; 王佰亮; 郭万首

    2014-01-01

    BACKGROUND:It is a clinical difficult in the treatment of osteonecrosis with joint preservation, and to solve this problem, a variety of bone graft substitutes are at the exploration stage. OBJECTIVE:To evaluate the clinical outcome of lightbulb operation with porous bioceramic β-tricalcium phosphate in a consecutive series of patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head. METHODS:From January to December 2008, 58 patients (88 hips) who had undergone lightbulb operation with porous bioceramic β-tricalcium phosphate were involved in this study. Al patients were evaluated both clinicaly and radiographicaly at postoperative 3, 6, 12 months and annualy. Functional improvement was assessed with the Harris hip score. RESULTS AND CONCLUSION: Among these patients, 56 patients (85 hips) were folowed up for 2-5 years. According to the ARCO staging system, there were 27 hips of stage II, 40 hips of stage IIIa, 18 hips of IIIb. According to the hospital’s classification, type C was in 4 hips, L1 in 15 hips, L2 in 28 hips, and L3 in 38 hips. According to the Harris hip score system, excelent outcome was in 55 hips, good in 12 hips, fair in 5 hips and poor in 13 hips. Nine of 11 patients who failed to preserve their own joints were subjected to hip replacement. The  mean preoperative and postoperative Harris scores were 61.2 and 85.3, respectively, with a mean improvement of 24.1 points (P < 0.001). All hips were radiologically stable, with no progress of osteonecrosis, and bone density in the bone graft area increased obviously. The replacement time of porous bioceramic β-tricalcium phosphate was 1-1.5 years. These findings suggest that the porous bioceramic β-tricalcium phosphate provides an option to treat osteonecrosis of the femoral head with satisfactory clinical outcomes, and profits the repair and reconstruction of femoral head osteonecrosis. When in the lateral column of femoral head, the porous bioceramic β-tricalcium phosphate can play a supporting role

  19. 髋关节表面置换术中股骨头缺损区骨水泥填充和空置两种处理方法的生物力学比较%Biomechanical comparison of bone-cement filling and cement vacancy treatments for femoral head defect in hip resurfacing arthroplasty

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    何志勇; 李明; 陶崑; 方超华; 章军辉; 狄正林

    2014-01-01

    Objective To investigate the reliable treatment methods for the femoral head defect during the hip resurfacing arthroplasty,by comparing the biomechanical effects between bone cement filling and cement vacancy using three-dimensional (3-D) finite element analysis.Methods The 3-D finite element model of the normal femur was constructed based on the CT scanning.Four defect models were established by the computer assissted design technology.The defect diameter was 50%of the femoral head diameter in two models, and it was 80%of the femoral head diameter in the other two models.The femoral head defects were dealt with cement filling or vacancy.The models were loaded with the simulated standing stress, and the biomechanical indices of the femoral head and neck were compared and analyzed, including the stress peak and the equivalent strain.Results The stress concentration in the femoral head: in the model of 50%diameter defect, the stress concentration was not significant in the cement filling group, but it was significant in areaⅠof the femoral head in the vacancy group;in the model of 80%diameter defect filled with cement, the stress concentration exceeded 100% in area Ⅰ of the femoral head, while in the vacancy group, it exceeded 1000%in areaⅠ;the maximum stress concentration in areaⅡwas as high as 766.89%.The stress concentration in the femoral neck:in the model of 50% diameter defect, the stress concentration in the femoral neck was between -50% and 50% in both groups;in the model of 80%diameter defect, it was between -50% and 50% in the cement filling group, while it was extremely increased in the vacancy group.The equivalent strain in the femoral head:in the model of 50% diameter defect, the equivalent strain did not chang significantly in the cement filling group, while it increased significantly in the proximal part of the head in the vacancy group;in the model of 80%diameter defect, it increased significantly in the vacancy group.The equivalent strain in

  20. TIMP2在激素性股骨头坏死中作用的实验研究%Experimental study on the roles of TIMP2 in glucocorticoid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    纪志华; 云大科; 胡帅; 贾丙申; 于鹏; 周立义; 付昆; 李洪潮; 李君; 周建强; 李明

    2016-01-01

    目的:观察激素性股骨头坏死组织中基质金属蛋白酶抑制剂2(TIMP2)的表达情况,探讨TIMP2在激素性股骨头坏死中的作用机制。方法采用12只家兔,按照随机数表法分为对照组和模型组,每组6只。模型组给予静脉注射10µg· mL-1· kg-1内毒素和肌肉注射40 mg/kg甲基强的松龙,对照组给予等量的生理盐水。10周后进行X线、CT等检查,比较两组家兔的股骨头标本空骨陷窝率、髓腔脂肪面积及TIMP2表达。结果模型组家兔的空骨陷窝率为(20.26±9.83)%,髓腔脂肪面积为(236.30±34.78)µm2,X光可见股骨头内骨小梁稀疏,断裂,密度不均匀等坏死表现,TIMP2的阳性表达率为10.5%,而对照组则分别为(3.12±1.05)%、(178.80±21.82)µm2和30.5%,两组比较差异均具有统计学意义(P<0.05)。结论激素性股骨头坏死组织中的TIMP2的低表达与股骨头坏死发生有密切关系。%Objective To observe the expression of matrix metallo-proteinase inhibitor-2 (TIMP2) and its roles in glucocorticoid-induced osteonecrosis of the femoral head (GNFH). Methods Twelve rabbits were randomly divided into control group and model group according to random number table, with 6 rabbits in each group. The mod-el group was given intravenous injection of endotoxin (10 µg· mL-1· kg-1) and intramuscular injection of methylprednis-olone (40 mg/kg), while the control group was given equal amount of saline. The rabbits were examined by X ray and computed tomography (CT) 10 weeks later. The rates of empty bone lacuna, fat area of medullary cavity and TIMP2 ex-pression of femoral head specimens were observed and calculated. Results The rate of empty bone lacuna, the fat area of medullary cavity, the positive expression rate of TIMP2 were (20.26±9.83)%, (236.30±34.78)μm2, 10.5%, respectively in model group, which were significantly higher than those in control group of (3.12±1.05)%, (178.80±21.82)μm2, 30.5%(P<0.05). X

  1. A scintigraphic study of composited bone substitute in the repair of bone defect of femoral head%复合人工骨修复股骨头骨缺损的影像学研究

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    同志勤; 徐小良; 王坤正; 宋厂义

    2001-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the effect of bBMP-collagen-coral composited bone substitute in treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head(ONFH).Methods Canine bone defect of bilateral femoral head was established,They were devided into 4 groups:Ⅰ.composited bone substitute group(n=5),Ⅱ.muscle pedicle bone group (n=5),Ⅲ.simple coral group(n=4),Ⅳ.control group:contralateral hip(n=14).Roentgenography,Scintigraphy,MRI,CT were examined and studied at various time.Results ①Scintigraphic changes:In group Ⅰ,static bone image showed increased radionuclide uptake,but blood flow and blood-pool image didn't show in 6 and 12 week;②MRI:There was much more new bone formation in the bone defect of group Ⅰ;In group Ⅳ,there was fatty bone marrow which was surrounded with sclerotic bone;③Resules of roentgenographic and CT:In 14-16 weeks,in group Ⅰ,the coral was absorbed and most of the bone defects were closed completely;In the rest groups,part of each bone defect was remained except that in group Ⅳ,cystic sclerosis was formed.Conclusion The composited bone substitute possesses a superior osteoinductivity and osteoconductivity in the repair of bone defect of femoral head,but it can't improve the revascularization of ONFH.%目的研究用复合人工骨治疗股骨头坏死的效果。方法建立双侧股骨头内骨缺损模型,并分为4组:bBMP-胶原-珊瑚复合人工骨组(5侧)、肌骨瓣组(5侧)、单纯珊瑚组(4侧)、对照组(14侧,为以上各组的对侧)。造模及植入后定时行X线、核素骨显像、MRI及CT检查。结果①核素骨显像示:6周及12周,Ⅰ组股骨头核素摄取量静态相头/干比升高,但血流相及血池相不升高。②MRI:10周示Ⅰ组骨缺损内多量新生骨形成,Ⅳ组骨缺损内囊腔中为脂肪性信号,周围为低信号的硬化带。③拍片及CT示:14~16周,Ⅰ组骨缺损大多完全闭合,珊瑚已吸收,其余各组骨缺损部分残

  2. 多孔预置管道股骨头坏死髓芯植入体的设计与制造%Design & Fabrication of Porous Core Implant with Preset Channel Network for Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head

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    边卫国; 李涤尘; 连芩; 张维杰; 朱林重; 王坤正

    2011-01-01

    Referring to the anatomical characterization of natural spongy bone and channel network in cortical bone, we designed a new pattern of biomimetic implant with preset channel for blood vessel inserting to treat early femoral head necrosis. The surgical procedure was simulated by CAD model. Ceramic stereolithography was applied to fabricate the green part. Other processes, such as dehydration, rinsing, drying and sintering, were taken successively. The final ceramic part kept identical with the engineered part either in the shape or in the internal structure. No deformation or crack happened. Pore size, interconnected pore size, porosity and interconnected porosity of ceramic part could satisfy cellular growth. Spectrum analysis showed that no phase transition or chemical reaction happened during fabrication process. The biocompatibility of the final part kept the same with original β-TCP powder. The compressive strength was 23. 54MPa, close to natural spongy bone. It is an ideal implant to treat early femoral head necrosis because it makes preimplantation of cells and biological factors, blood vessel inserting, early establishment of blood supply possible. At the same time, it could provide enough mechanical support to prevent collapse of femoral head. It could provide a wide clinical foreground.%参照人体松质骨及皮质骨内管道的解剖结构,设计多孔预置血管管道新型的早期股骨头坏死修复植入体模型,并利用计算机辅助设计(CAD)建模模拟外科植入过程.通过陶瓷激光光固化技术,直接生成β-TCP陶瓷胚体,并通过烧结等一系列的工艺流程,成型制造出特定形态与微结构的骨生物多孔预置管道植入体.制成试件无碎裂、变形,内部微结构清晰,尺寸与结构与设计模型基本保持一致.孔径等相关参数可满足细胞生长需求.X线衍射分析显示制造过程中无相变及化学反应发生,不影响β-TCP生物性能.试件抗压强度达到23.54 MPa,与松

  3. Decompression Again after Core Decompression and Bone Graft Surgery Treated Early Femoral Head Necrosis%髓心减压加打压植骨术后再次减压法治疗早期股骨头坏死

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    姬树青; 闻志强

    2013-01-01

    Objective :Observation designed pith small incision decompression and suppression of bone graft surgery a-gain drilling decompression surgical treatment the curative effect of early avascular necrosis .Methods :From September 2009 to December 2012 ,selected Steinberg stages :Ⅰ period ,Ⅱ period of 13 patients with unilateral or bilateral necro-sis of the femoral head (16 hips) ,preoperative Harris scoring (65 .35 ± 10 .27) ,in accordance with the established pro-cedure operation ,postoperative bed full 6 weeks ,6 weeks not weight-bearing walk on crutches ,half a year later turn gradually abandon walk normally .Results :Postoperative hip joint pain relief is apparent in the three days ,12 months after X line piece shows no dead zone ,were no collapse of femoral head ,postoperative function Harris hip score 12 months (91 .15 ± 7 .28) ,preoperative surgery has significant difference statistically significant (P<0 .05) .Conclusion:Pith small incision decompression and suppression of bone graft surgery again drilling decompression surgery treatment of early avascular necrosis of treatment method to relieve pain quickly ,with late postoperative weight-bearing principle can obviously prevent femoral head necrosis deformation ,effective guarantee of joint function ,return to normal life .%  目的:观察自行设计小切口髓心减压加打压植骨术后再次钻孔减压术式治疗早期股骨头坏死的疗效。方法:2009年9月-2012年12月选取Steinberg分期:Ⅰ期,Ⅱ期单侧或双侧股骨头坏死的患者13例(16髋),术前 Harris评分(65.35±10.27),按既定术式手术,术后卧床满6周,6周后拄拐不负重下地行走,半年后逐步弃拐正常行走。结果:术后3d明显出现髋关节疼痛缓解,术后12个月X线片显示无坏死区进展,股骨头均无塌陷出现,术后12个月髋关节功能 Harris评分(91.15±7.28),术前、术后差异有显著性统计学意义(P<0.05)

  4. Metal on Metal Surface Replacement of Hip in Young Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis of Aseptic Necrosis of Femoral Head%金属对金属人工全髋表面置换术的临床应用

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    夏庆; 陈统一; 姜晓幸; 姚振钧

    2001-01-01

    Purpose Present study investigated the role of metal on metal surface replacement of the hip in treating the young patients suffering rheumatoid arthritis or aseptic necrosis of femoral head. Methods Between Jan. 1995 and Dec. 1996.16 patients with 17 hips( rheumatoid arthritis 14, aseptic necrosis of femoral head 3) were resurfaced with hybrid metal on metal surface replacement prothesis. Patients were evaluated by self assessment form,hip function examination. Radiographs and Harris hip score. The average follow up time was 58.2 months. Results No patient received revision. Radiographs showed that all implants were in position satisfyingly. No loosening were revealed. The result of self assessment showed that patients were satisfied with 16 hips. The Harris score rose from preoperative 44(31 - 52) to postoperative 91 (79- 96). Conclusions The metal on metal surface replacement of hip is a useful treatment to release pain and keep the hip function of young patients suffering rheumatoid arthritis or aseptic necrosis of femoral head.%目的探讨金属对金属人工全髋表面置换术治疗类风湿性关节炎和股骨头无菌性坏死的临床价值。 方法从1995年1月至1996年12月,对16例患者17个髋关节(其中类风湿性关节炎14个,股骨头无菌性坏 死3个)行混合型金属对金属人工全髋表面置换术,术后行问卷调查、髋关节功能检查、X线和Harris评分分析, 平均随访58.2月。结果所有患者没有一例行翻修手术,X线显示所有表面置换假体植入位置满意,没有假体 松动、移位现象出现。问卷调查显示患者对16个髋关节的术后情况表示非常满意。Harris评分平均指数从术前 的44(31~52)分提高到术后的91(79~96)分。结论金属对金属人工全髋表面置换术不失为患类风湿性关节 炎和股骨头无菌性坏死的年青患者为保存关节功能,改善疼痛的一种有价值的治疗方法。

  5. 人工全髋关节置换术治疗成人股骨头缺血性坏死的疗效观察%Total hip arthroplasty in the treatment of adultischemic necrosis of femoral head were observed

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    杨保民

    2013-01-01

    Objective observation of artificial total hip replacement clinical curative effect for the treatment of adult ischemic necrosis of femoral head. Methods analyzed retrospectively from June 2011 to June 2012, our hospital clinical data of 86 patients with ischemic necrosis of femoral head, all patients were using artificial total hip joint replacement, which were randomly divided into two groups, observation group of 43 patients with bone cement type prosthetic treatment, control group of 43 patients with non bone cement prosthesis treatment, compared two groups of patients with the clinical curative effect and adverse reactions. Result two groups of patients after treatment, the illness have improved, 1 years later on two groups of patients with hip function evaluation, no statistically significant difference was compared the two groups (P > 0.05). Conclusion Artificial total hip replacement for adult femoral head avascular necrosis can rapid reconstruction of the hip joint function and maintain normal function of lower limbs and can reduce the degree of patients with physical disabilities, to improve the quality of life of the patients has important clinical significance.%目的:观察人工全髋关节置换术治疗成人股骨头缺血性坏死的临床疗效。方法回顾性分析2011年6月至2012年6月我院收治的86例股骨头缺血性坏死患者临床资料,所有患者均采用人工全髋关节置换术,将其随机分为两组,观察组43例患者使用骨水泥型假体进行治疗,对照组43例患者使用非骨水泥型假体进行治疗,比较两组患者的临床疗效及不良反应。结果两组患者经治疗后,病情均得到改善,1年后对两组患者髋关节进行功能评价,两组优良率比较差异无统计学意义(P >0.05)。结论人工全髋关节置换术治疗成人股骨头缺血性坏死可迅速重建髋关节功能,维持下肢正常功能,可降低患者肢体残疾程度,对改善患

  6. 无症状股骨头坏死病灶大小及位置对病程进展的影响%Effect of lesion size and location on disease progression of asymptomatic femoral head osteonecrosis

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    彭昊; 马进; 方红松; 陈亮; 周建林; 许顺恩

    2012-01-01

    背景:无症状性骨坏死常见于存在症状的髋关节对侧,对于无症状髋关节的治疗存在很多争议.目的:系统回顾相关无症状股骨头坏死的文献,对患者的症状疾病和/或股骨头塌陷情况以及病灶大小、位置相关于对患者病情进展性的评估.方法:在PubMed数据库中,对无症状股骨头坏死的评估以及治疗方法进行综合搜索,并选取2008-06-30之前的文献;关键词"osteonecrosis,avascular necrosis,asymptomatic".对收集到的人口统计资料以及影像学资料进行整理.计算发展为症状性疾病和/或股骨头塌陷的患病率后,然后根据病灶大小,病灶部位,影像学疾病进程等方面,对关联病情进展的因素进行分层研究.结果与结论:符合要求的16篇文献中,共664髋,用于此次研究.394髋(59%)出现了症状或者股骨头塌陷.在对患者诊断的过程中发现,不同病灶、不同病变部位、不同影像学疾病进程都会产生不同的诊断结果.体积小,位于内侧的病灶预后最好,其发生塌陷的可能小于10%.患有镰刀状贫血患者的病程进展最快,而存在系统性红斑狼疮病史的患者病情进展则比较慢.%BACKGROUND: An asymptomatic hip with osteonecrosis is typically discovered as the contralateral hip of a patient with one symptomatic joint. Treatment of the asymptomatic hip is controversial.OBJECTIVE: To systematically review the published literatures regarding asymptomatic osteonecrosis of the femoral head to evaluate the overall prevalence of progression to symptomatic disease and/or femoral head collapse as well as lesion size and lesion location.METHODS: A comprehensive literature search was performed to identify prognostic studies evaluating asymptomatic hip osteonecrosis and treatment methods form PubMed before 30 June 2008 with the key words of “osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis,asymptomatic” in English. The collected demographic data and imaging data were collation. The

  7. Analysis on factors affecting osteonecrosis of femoral head secondary to periacetabular injury%髋周创伤后致股骨头坏死的影响因素分析

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    冷燕奎; 江建明; 李建军; 金宪政; 张旭生

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨髋周创伤后可能导致股骨头坏死的影响因素.方法 回顾性分析2003年11月至2010年12月在临床诊疗及伤残鉴定工作中发现的继发于髋周创伤后的股骨头坏死病例28例,对诊疗过程缺陷及可能导致股骨头坏死的影响因素进行分析.结果 存在漏诊、复位不良及内固定安放不当等明显医疗缺陷因素的有9例,可能由于高能量损伤、负重过早等因素导致股骨头坏死的有19例.结论 虽然股骨头坏死的原因是多方面和多因素的,但有些能够控制的危险因素应该尽量避免,特别是存在明显的诊疗缺陷时,更需要及时总结教训,最大可能地减少股骨头坏死发生,避免医疗纠纷的产生.%Objective To explore the factors influencing the osteonecrosis of femoral head secondary to periacetabular injury.Methods A retrospective study was carried out in 28 patients with osteonecrosis of femoral head secondary to periacetabular trauma between November 2003 and Decemher 2010. The obvious faults in diagnosis and treatment as well as possible influencing factors were all investigated. Results The obvious medical faults such as poor reduction and internal fixation selection existed in nine cases. The osteonecrosis in other 19 cases was possibly caused by high energy injury and too early load. Conclusions Although the causes of osteonecrosis were multiple and complicated, but we should try to avoid the risk factors as possible as we can to reduce the rate of osteonecrosis and the medical disputes.

  8. fibular osteosynthesis of neglected femoral neck fracture in a young ...

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    Where there are no facilities for microvascular surgery, non- ... fixation of a neglected femoral neck fracture associated with aseptic necrosis of femoral head in ... After a follow-up of two years, he had a Harris hip ... applied on the fifth postoperative day and patient was ... radiographic features that suggested aseptic necrosis.

  9. 保留股骨颈短柄假体在治疗晚期股骨头坏死中的应用%Application of CFP short-stem prosthesis in the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head

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    王义生; 刘鸣; 李军伟; 镐英杰; 李劲峰; 杨杰; 李广辉

    2011-01-01

    目的 观察保留股骨颈短柄股骨假体全髋关节置换术(THA)治疗晚期股骨头坏死的短期疗效.方法 2008年6月至2009年12月,采用保留股骨颈短柄股骨假体全髋关节置换术治疗晚期股骨头坏死8例(9髋),平均年龄24.1 (20~36)岁.酒精性者3例(3髋),激素性者5例(6髋).按照世界骨循环研究学会(ARCO)分期,Ⅲ-C期7髋,Ⅳ期2髋.通过Harris评分及X线片评价临床效果.结果 平均随访18.1(12 ~30)个月,术前Harris评分平均为(42.8±8.6)(21~52)分,终末随访时平均(92.8±6.1)(80 ~ 100)分,优7髋,良2髋.X线片上髋臼和股骨无骨吸收或骨溶解,假体无松动征象.疼痛解除,无并发症发生.结论 使用保留股骨颈短柄股骨假体全髋关节置换术治疗年轻患者晚期股骨头坏死的短期效果满意.%Objective To investigate the clinical outcome for the treatment of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) in advanced stage by a short-stem prosthesis preserving femoral neck in total hip arthroplasty (THA).Methods From June 2008 to December 2009,9 hips in 8 patients with advanced stage of ONFH were treated by a short-stem preserving femoral neck in THA.The mean age was 24.1 years ( range:20 - 36 ).There were 3 patients (3 hips) with alcohol-induced ONFH and 5 patients (6 hips) with steroid-induced ONFH.According to the classification of Association Research Circulation Osseous (ARCO),7 hips were in stage Ⅲ-C and 2 hips in stage Ⅳ respectively.The clinical outcomes were evaluated according to the Harris evaluation score and radiographic analysis.Results All patients were followed up for a mean duration of 18.1 months (range:12 -30).The mean Harris hip score improved from preoperative (42.8 ± 8.6) points to(92.8 ± 6.1 ) points at the time of final follow-up.The outcomes were excellent in 7 hips and better in 2 hips.Neither osteolysis of mortar and femur nor loose component was found from radiological films.The pain of all hips disappeared and no

  10. 应认真做好股骨头缺血性坏死修复治疗的术后功能评价%Postoperative functional assessment of head preserve treatment of osteonecrosis of femoral head

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    赵德伟

    2007-01-01

    股骨头缺血性坏死(osteonecrosis of the femoral head,ONFH)的手术修复是治疗中青年股骨头缺血性坏死的有效手段,其方法包括髓芯减压、各种截骨术、不带血管蒂的骨移植和带血管蒂的骨瓣移植术等。Mont等报道髓芯减压和带血运的骨移植有较好的远期临床疗效。不带血管蒂的骨移植以活板门植骨术(trapdoor)和经头开窗死骨清除加松质骨移植术为代表。

  11. CT诊断早期成人股骨头缺血性坏死临床价值及征象分析%The Clinical Value and Analysis of CT in Diagnosis of Early Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head in Adult

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    蒋燕; 严娅

    2014-01-01

    目的:分析早期成人股骨头缺血性坏死CT征象及临床价值。方法选取本院2010年10月-2013年10月疑似早期成人股骨头缺血性坏死的患者117例,均行X线检查和CT检查,后经手术证实早期成人股骨头缺血性坏死患者71例,比较两种检查方法的灵敏度、特异度、准确度,分析早期成人股骨头缺血性坏死的CT征象。结果在早期成人股骨头缺血性坏死的诊断中,CT检查的灵敏度(98.6%)、特异度(97.8%)、准确度(98.3%)均明显高于X线检查(85.9%)、(84.8%)、(85.5%),差异有统计学意义(p<0.05)。CT诊断出早期成人股骨头缺血性坏死患者45例:31例患者骨小梁的星芒结构明显增粗,出现了扭曲变形,可见斑片状高密度的硬化区,可伴有骨折疏松。14例患者出现了斑片状骨硬化,可见囊状透亮区,且骨小梁的星芒结构消失。结论 CT检查可清晰显示早期成人股骨头缺血性坏死的征象,具有较高的灵敏度、特异度、准确度,可为患者后续的治疗提供有效的科学依据。%Objective To analyze the clinical value and signs of CT in diagnosis of early avascular necrosis of femoral head in adult. Methods 117 suspected patients with early avascular necrosis of femoral head in adult were selected in hospital from October 2010 to October 2013,who accepted X-ray examination and CT examination. 71 patients with early avascular necrosis of femoral head in adult were confirmed by operation. The sensitivity;specificity;accuracy were compared between two inspection methods. Signs of CT in diagnosis of early avascular necrosis of femoral head in adult were analyzed. Results In the diagnosis of early avascular necrosis of femoral head in adult, sensitivity(98.6%), specificity(97.8%), and accuracy(98.3%) of CT examination were significantly higher than X-ray examination(85.9%), (84.8%), (85.5%). Differences were statistically significant (P<0.05). A total of 45 patients

  12. Comparison of femoral morphology and bone mineral density between femoral neck fractures and trochanteric fractures.

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    Maeda, Yuki; Sugano, Nobuhiko; Saito, Masanobu; Yonenobu, Kazuo

    2011-03-01

    Many studies that analyzed bone mineral density (BMD) and skeletal factors of hip fractures were based on uncalibrated radiographs or dual-energy xray absorptiometry (DXA). Spatial accuracy in measuring BMD and morphologic features of the femur with DXA is limited. This study investigated differences in BMD and morphologic features of the femur between two types of hip fractures using quantitative computed tomography (QCT). Forty patients with hip fractures with normal contralateral hips were selected for this study between 2003 and 2007 (trochanteric fracture, n=18; femoral neck fracture, n=22). Each patient underwent QCT of the bilateral femora using a calibration phantom. Using images of the intact contralateral femur, BMD measurements were made at the point of minimum femoral-neck cross-sectional area, middle of the intertrochanteric region, and center of the femoral head. QCT images also were used to measure morphologic features of the hip, including hip axis length, femoral neck axis length, neck-shaft angle, neck width, head offset, anteversion of the femoral neck, and cortical index at the femoral isthmus. No significant differences were found in trabecular BMD between groups in those three regions. Patients with trochanteric fractures showed a smaller neck shaft angle and smaller cortical index at the femoral canal isthmus compared with patients with femoral neck fractures. We conclude that severe osteoporosis with thinner cortical bone of the femoral diaphysis is seen more often in patients with trochanteric fracture than in patients with femoral neck fracture. Level IV, prognostic study. See Guidelines for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

  13. 减影CT灌注成像技术及对犬股骨头坏死观察应用%Subtraction computed tomographic perfusion imaging and observation of ischemic necrosis of femoral head on dog

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    杨秀军; 任其乐; 李巍; 胥文娟

    2009-01-01

    目的 探讨减影计算机体层摄影灌注成像(sCTP)技术及观察犬缺血性股骨头坏死的方法与可行性.方法 对16只犬于旋股动脉内结扎术前后行股骨头CTP扫描,以观察股骨头坏死.在AW 4.2工作站利用减影软件对CTP源影像进行减影处理,再以Perfusion 3软件对减影图像数据和源影像数据分别作血流量(BF)、血容量(BV)、平均通过时间(MTT)色阶图分析并测量兴趣区其参数值. 结果 ①对CTP源影像减影所得新图像数据行灌注成像软件后处理成功率为100%,均获得了BF、BV、MTT色阶图及其数值,sCTP后处理时间约需1~5 h;②sCTP提供的BF、BV、MTT数值及色阶图能对比显示股骨头坏死,常规骨CTP难以揭示这些改变. 结论 sCTP技术可行,适用于骨的CT灌注成像、定量诊断骨坏死.%Objective To investigate the technical protocols and feasibility of subtraction computed tomography perfusion imaging (sCTP) on observation of ischemic necrosis of femoral head (ANFH) on dog. Methods Sixteen laboratory canines underwent CT perfusion imaging (CTP) of femoral head before and after selective femoral circumflex artery embolization, and ANFH were observed. Then new sequence imaging data, created by sources imaging of CT perfusion scan using subtraction software, were analyzed at workstation (AW 4.2) with CT perfusion 3 analysis program, and data of sCTP were obtained. The parametric maps and indexes of capillary-level hemodynamics including blood volume (BV), blood flow (BF) and mean transit time (MTT) of CTP and sCTP were compared. Results ①The technical success rate of sCTP post-processing created from CTP sources imaging data was 100%. The values and mappings of BF, BV and MTT of region of interest (ROI) were all obtained from subtraction sequence images data. The post-processing time of sCTP was about 1-5 h. ② sCTP depicted ANFH well, though the values and mappings of BF, BV and MTT were different from those obtained with

  14. "承载丸"对股骨头坏死大鼠细胞黏附分子基因的影响%Effect of Chengzai pill on the genes of cell adhesion molecules in rats with femoral head necrosis

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    黄克勤; 陈燕平; 薛延; 郎风萍; 黄宏; 黄辉; 黄永勋; 张景辰

    2009-01-01

    背景:研究表明承载丸治疗激素性股骨头坏死具有明确的疗效.可明显增加骨密度、骨重量、骨强度和刚性,能改变雌激素水平低下状态.目的:观察承载丸对激素性股骨头坏死大鼠骨细胞中细胞黏附分子基因的影响,以明确该药对坏死股骨头内血管恢复正常血运的作用.设计、时间及地点:分组对照观察,于2006-03/08在中国中医科学院望京医院药理实验室及生物芯片北京国家工程研究中心所属博奥芯片公司实验室完成.材料:6月龄雄性SD大鼠6只,体质量(280±20)g.承载丸主要成分:有当归,杜仲,黄芪,枸杞子,鹿角霜,肉苁蓉、地鳖虫,水蛭、丹参,续断等22味中药.由北京市勃然制药有限公司提供.方法:6只SD大鼠采用内毒素和甲基强地松龙制做激素性股骨头坏死动物模型,随机将大鼠分为模型组和承载组,每组各3只.承载组大鼠自第1次注射甲基强地松龙后,灌服承载丸药液1.5g/kg,1次/d,共灌服6周.6周后取股骨头提取总RNA,进行基因谱测试.主要观察指标:基因谱测试结果中的细胞黏附分子基因作用路径分析.结果:3只模型大鼠使用承载丸后,与模型大鼠相比较,出现1.5倍以上改变的基因,分别为633个(下调506个,上调127个)、883个(下调640个,上调243个)、593个(下调408个,上调185个).使用MAS软件归类分析后,共有相关作用路径79个,涉及297个基因.其中细胞黏附分子路径有8个下调基因.结论:大鼠服用承载丸后,使上述基因下调,恢复了大鼠巨噬细胞及靶细胞的识别功能,恢复了上皮细胞包括血管内皮细胞的正常生存条件,细胞黏附分子作用路径持正常水平,这是坏死股骨头内血管恢复正常血运的关键.%BACKGROUND: Studies have showed that Chengzai pill is of distinct significance in the treatment of steroid-induced osteonecrosis of femoral head through increasing bone mineral density, bone weight, bone

  15. The clinical application of femoral head exclusion after resection of pelvic tumors around acetabulum%髋臼周围肿瘤切除股骨头旷置术

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    黄洪超; 胡永成; 伦登兴; 马军; 夏群; 纪经涛; 苏秉成

    2011-01-01

    目的 探讨股骨头旷置术治疗髋臼周围肿瘤的可行性.方法 1999年10月至2009年8月采用髋臼肿瘤切除股骨头旷置术治疗累及髋臼的Enneking Ⅱ区肿瘤患者18例,男16例,女2例;年龄18~72岁,平均54岁.软骨肉瘤4例,骨肉瘤2例,骨巨细胞瘤4例,滑膜肉瘤1例,恶性纤维组织细胞瘤1例,Ewing肉瘤1例,转移瘤5例.3例行术前选择性动脉栓塞,4例行麻醉后腹主动脉或髂总动脉球囊临时阻断.术后门诊随访观察关节功能及影像学变化.结果 全部病例随访3~118个月,平均55个月.手术时间120~350min,平均170min.出血量600~2200ml,平均1200ml.切口均愈合,无一例发生伤口感染.1例骨肉瘤、3例转移癌患者于术后6个月至2年死于多脏器转移,其余病例无肿瘤局部复发.肢体不等长2.0~7.5 cm,平均5.0 cm,所有患者均需足跟垫高2~3 cm的矫形鞋进行矫正.术后3个月Enneking评分20~27分,平均23分.影像学资料提示,至随访期末无股骨头坏死发生,8例假臼磨造较好,1例发生轻度腰椎侧凸.结论 对于累及髋臼的Enneking Ⅱ区肿瘤采用肿瘤切除股骨头矿置术术后并发症发生率低,近期功能良好,肿瘤复发率低.%Objective To study clinical applicatio