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1.  Correlation between radiographic measures of acetabular morphology with 3D femoral head coverage in patients with acetabular retroversion 
Acta Orthopaedica  2012;83(3):233-239.
Background and purpose
Acetabular retroversion may result in anterior acetabular over-coverage and posterior deficiency. It is unclear how standard radiographic measures of retroversion relate to measurements from 3D models, generated from volumetric CT data. We sought to: (1) compare 2D radiographic measurements between patients with acetabular retroversion and normal control subjects, (2) compare 3D measurements of total and regional femoral head coverage between patients and controls, and (3) quantify relationships between radiographic measurements of acetabular retroversion to total and regional coverage of the femoral head.
Patients and methods
For 16 patients and 18 controls we measured the extrusion index, crossover ratio, acetabular angle, acetabular index, lateral center edge angle, and a new measurement termed the “posterior wall distance”. 3D femoral coverage was determined from volumetric CT data using objectively defined acetabular rim projections, head-neck junctions, and 4 anatomic regions. For radiographic measurements, intra-observer and inter-observer reliabilities were evaluated and associations between 2D radiographic and 3D model-based measures were determined.
Results
Compared to control subjects, patients with acetabular retroversion had a negative posterior wall distance, increased extrusion index, and smaller lateral center edge angle. Differences in the acetabular index between groups approached statistical significance. The acetabular angle was similar between groups. Acetabular retroversion was associated with a slight but statistically significant increase in anterior acetabular coverage, especially in the anterolateral region. Retroverted hips had substantially less posterior coverage, especially in the posterolateral region.
Interpretation
We found that a number of 2D radiographic measures of acetabular morphology were correlated with 3D model-based measures of total and regional femoral head coverage. These correlations may be used to assist in the diagnosis of retroversion and for preoperative planning.
doi:10.3109/17453674.2012.684138
PMCID: PMC3369147  PMID: 22553905
2.  The Rottinger approach for total hip arthroplasty: technique and review of the literature 
The surgical approach utilized in total hip arthroplasty has been identified as a factor that may affect surgical outcomes. There have been many different approaches and modifications used since the procedure was popularized by Sir John Charnley. The popular approaches today can be grouped by their relationship to the trochanter (anterior or posterior), patient position, leg position for dislocation/femoral preparation, and treatment of the abductors and short external rotators. The Rottinger approach is an anterior approach which utilizes the muscle interval between the tensor fascia lata and abductor musculature. The abductor attachments are preserved and the femur is prepared in extension, adduction, and external rotation. This approach has been shown in literature to be safe with some studies showing improved outcomes both in terms of reduced complications and better function than other standard approaches.
doi:10.1007/s12178-011-9093-8
PMCID: PMC3261250  PMID: 21826433
Total hip arthroplasty; Hip approaches; Anterior approach; Anterolateral approach; Minimally invasive hip replacement; Muscle sparing; Tissue sparing; Rottinger approach

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