Proximal femoral geometry and hip fractures

Sean Patton, Robert A Duthie, Alasdair George Sutherland

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Abstract

There is increasing evidence that proximal femoral geometry has an important role in the aetiology of hip fractures. We performed a simple radiological study to investigate the relationship between proximal femoral geometry and intracapsular and extracapsular fractures of the proximal femur. Measurements of proximal femoral geometry were made on pelvic radiographs on the contralateral hip of 50 consecutive patients with intracapsular and 50
with extracapsular fractures. The groups were matched for age and sex with a mean age of 79 and a female :male ratio of 4 :1. There were no statistical differences in head diameter, neck width or Head Trochanter Length between
the two groups of fractures. Hip Axis Length, neck length and the neck length :width ratio were significantly greater in the intracapsular group, suggesting
an aetiological link. This may have implications for future screening and prevention of proximal hip fractures, particularly intracapsular fractures.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalActa Orthopaedica Belgica
Volume72
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Patton, S., Duthie, R. A., & Sutherland, A. G. (2006). Proximal femoral geometry and hip fractures. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, 72, 51-54.

Proximal femoral geometry and hip fractures. / Patton, Sean; Duthie, Robert A; Sutherland, Alasdair George.

In: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, Vol. 72, 2006, p. 51-54.

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Patton, S, Duthie, RA & Sutherland, AG 2006, 'Proximal femoral geometry and hip fractures', Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, vol. 72, pp. 51-54.
Patton S, Duthie RA, Sutherland AG. Proximal femoral geometry and hip fractures. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica. 2006;72:51-54.
Patton, Sean ; Duthie, Robert A ; Sutherland, Alasdair George. / Proximal femoral geometry and hip fractures. In: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica. 2006 ; Vol. 72. pp. 51-54.
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