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The effects of age and gender on the diameter of the femoral canal in patients who undergo total hip replacement.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23450017     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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With greater numbers of younger patients undergoing total hip replacement (THR), the effect of patient age on the diameter of the femoral canal may become more relevant. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between the diameter of the diaphysis of the femoral canal with increasing age in a large number of patients who underwent THR. A total of 1685 patients scheduled for THR had their femoral dimensions recorded from calibrated radiographs. There were 736 males and 949 females with mean ages of 67.1 years (34 to 92) and 70.2 years (29 to 92), respectively. The mean diameter of the femoral canal was 13.3 mm (8.0 to 23.0) for males and 12.7 mm (6.0 to 26.0) for females. There was a poor correlation between age and the diameter of the canal in males (r = 0.071, p = 0.05) but a stronger correlation in females (r = 0.31, p < 0.001). The diameter of the femoral canal diameter of a female patient undergoing THR could be predicted to increase by 3.2 mm between the ages of 40 and 80 years, in contrast a male would be expected to experience only a 0.6 mm increase during the same period. This increase in the diameter of the canal with age might affect the long-term survival of the femoral component in female patients. Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2013;95-B:339-42.
Authors:
D J Milligan; S O'Brien; D Bennett; J C Hill; D E Beverland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The bone & joint journal     Volume:  95-B     ISSN:  2049-4408     ISO Abbreviation:  Bone Joint J     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-01     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101599229     Medline TA:  Bone Joint J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  339-42     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Musgrave Park Hospital, Orthopaedic Outcomes Assessment Unit, Stockman's Lane, Belfast, Northern Ireland BT9 7JB, UK.
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