The anterior centre-edge angle: A cadaver study

John Crockarell, Robert T. Trousdale, James L. Guyton

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Abstract

The anterior centre-edge (VCA) angle quantifies the anterior cover of the femoral head, and angles of less than 20°are considered abnormal. We have measured the VCA angles in hips without osteoarthritic changes. We took bilateral false-profile radiographs of nine female and 30 male cadavers without signs of osteoarthritis. The mean age at the time of death was 72 years (46 to 92). The mean VCA angle was 32.8°(17.7 to 53.6). The SD was 7.9°. Our findings suggest that the threshold of abnormality of the VCA angle may be slightly lower than previously thought. This information may be useful in counselling patients with asymptomatic acetabular dysplasia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)532-534
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B
Volume82
Issue number4
StatePublished - May 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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The anterior centre-edge angle : A cadaver study. / Crockarell, John; Trousdale, Robert T.; Guyton, James L.

In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B, Vol. 82, No. 4, 01.05.2000, p. 532-534.

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Crockarell, John ; Trousdale, Robert T. ; Guyton, James L. / The anterior centre-edge angle : A cadaver study. In: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery - Series B. 2000 ; Vol. 82, No. 4. pp. 532-534.
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