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Indian Orthopaedic Association 57th Annual Conference 2012
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Which factors determine the wear rate of large-diameter metal-on-metal hip replacements? Multivariate analysis of two hundred and seventy-six components.
[ 12 July 2013 ]

Medical management of osteonecrosis of the hip: a review
[ 12 July 2013 ]

Slipped Upper femoral epiphysis

Long bones have areas where rapid growth can occur. In the femur there are two areas, the upper and lower femoral epiphysis. During the growth spurt (between the ages of 10 and 12) the upper femoral epiphysis is active and the cartilage in this area is thicker and mechanically weaker than the surrounding femoral bone. Occasionally a fracture can occur through this weak area separating the growth zone. This requires surgery to fix the fracture with screws. Often a slight deformity at the region of the fracture can persist into adulthood and this may be one cause for femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI)(FIG 12)

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