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Kamath, Megan Y.; Coleman, Nathan W.; Belkoff, Stephen M.; Mears, Simon C. (2011)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: Research Articles

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mesheuropmc: musculoskeletal diseases, musculoskeletal system
Identifiers:pmc:PMC3597302
It has been suggested that variances in the anatomy of the acetabulum determine the type of hip fracture in elderly patients. Based on this concept, an overly anteverted acetabulum would lead to impingement of the femoral neck against the posterior rim of the acetabulum, causing a femoral neck fracture, whereas with a retroverted acetabulum, external rotation of the hip would be limited by the capsular tissues attached to the trochanteric region, causing a trochanteric fracture. To test the hypothesis that acetabular version predicts hip fracture type in elderly patients, we measured acetabular version using computed tomography scans for 135 patients with hip fracture. Logistic regression analysis was used to check for an association between version angle and fracture type. No significant relationship between acetabular version and fracture type was found. Therefore, we conclude that acetabular version angle does not predict hip fracture type in the elderly, and our data do not support the impingement concept as the mechanism of hip fractures.

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