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Inherited thrombophilia may be a causative factor for osteonecrosis of femoral head in male patients with developmental dysplasia of the hip: a case series.
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PMID:  22643805     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: The aim of this case series was to assess the effect of two common causes of inherited thrombophilia, factor V Leiden (FVL) and prothrombin mutation (PTM) on the development of osteonecrosis of the femoral head (ONFH) following the treatment of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH). METHODS: FVL and PTM analysis of 58 patients (45 females and 13 males; mean age 12.2 years) with ONFH due to DDH treatment was done. RESULTS: Rate of inherited thrombophilia (FVL plus PTM) was 15.5 %. Inherited thrombophilia was nearly four times higher in male patients than in female patients and this difference was mainly due to FVL (P < 0.05). This finding was against the common belief that, coagulation abnormalities were equally distributed across the sexes in normal population. Rates of overall inherited thrombophilia, FVL and PTM were not correlated with the type of ONFH (P > 0.05). CONCLUSION: Hereditary thrombophilia, especially FVL, may be one of the causative factors for the development of ONFH following DDH treatment in male patients. Further prospective, controlled studies are needed to undoubtedly enlighten this issue.
Hakan Omeroğlu; Ulukan Inan
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-27
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1434-3916     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9011043     Medline TA:  Arch Orthop Trauma Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, 26480, Eskisehir, Turkey,
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