Proximal femoral morphology in regions of hard and soft water

Elmorsy, Ahmed, Whitehouse, Sarah L., Timperley, A. John, & Veitch, Steve W. (2013) Proximal femoral morphology in regions of hard and soft water. In Orthopaedic Proceedings, British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, Truro, Cornwall, UK, p. 25.

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This study compared proximal femoral morphology in patients living in soft and hard water regions. The proximal femoral morphology of two groups of 70 patients living in hard and soft water regions with a mean age of 72.3 (range 50 to 87 years) were measured using an antero-posterior radiograph of the non-operated hip with magnification adjusted. The medullary canal diameter at the level of the lesser trochanter (LT) was significantly wider in patients living in the hard water region (mean width 1.9 mm wider; p= 0.003). No statistical significant difference was found in the medullary canal width at 10 cm below the level of LT, Dorr index, or Canal Bone Ratio (CBR). In conclusion, the proximal femoral morphology does differ in patients living in soft and hard water areas. These results may have an important clinical bearing in patients undergoing total hip replacement surgery. Further research is needed to determine whether implant survivorship is affected in patients living in hard and soft water regions.

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ID Code: 75541
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: cortical thickness, water hardness, medullary canal diameter, Exeter hip, cemented hip
ISSN: 2049-4416
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > CLINICAL SCIENCES (110300) > Orthopaedics (110314)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2014 23:01
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2015 03:34

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