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Original positioning method to determine the clinical and radiographic parameters of the hip joint in patients with cerebral palsy


MOJ Orthopedics & Rheumatology
Yatsuliak M, Nemesh M, Martsyniak S, Kabatsiy M, Filipchuk V

Abstract

Relevance: Obtaining true radiographic parameters of the hip joint helps to choose therapeutic tactics for children with cerebral palsy. Goal of the study: Improvement of the diagnostic results in pathology of the hip joint among patients with cerebral palsy by using our original method. Materials and methods: The number of examined patients – 30 persons (60 joints), 15 boys and 15 girls, 26 joints were operated. The age of patients ranged between 3-15 years. All patients underwent a clinical evaluation – Ruwe’s femoral torsion, as well as radiography of the hip joints using our original method (utility model patent ?137567). Results. The offered method is cheap, simple and accessible to all medical institutions with an X-ray room, for the diagnosis and screening of pathology of the hip joint. Conclusions. The our original method can be used to determine all the main parameters of the hip joint (femoral torsion, neck-shaft angle, Viberg angle, Reimers’ index, acetabular angle, Sharp’s angle) in patients with cerebral palsy. Making only single radiograph, one obtains true radiographic parameters of both hip joints, which significantly reduces the radiation load upon the patient. Our method can be used in the examination and screening of patients with developmental disorders and other diseases of the hip joint.

Keywords

cerebral palsy, hip joint, hip torsion, neck-shaft angle, X-ray parameters

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