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Center-edge angle values in healthy children between 5 and 14 years old in Turkey

Center-edge angle values in healthy children between 5 and 14 years old in Turkey

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Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Beyhekim State Hospital, Konya,Turkey

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Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Ankara,Turkey

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Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Selcuk University, Konya,Turkey

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Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Kent Hospital, İzmir,Turkey

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Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Cihanbeyli State Hospital, Konya,Turkey

AOTT 2020; 54: 15-19
DOI: 10.5152/j.aott.2020.01.451
Read: 163 Downloads: 64 Published: 02 March 2020

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the center-edge angle (CEA) values according to age, gender and side in healthy children between 5 and 14 years old in Turkey and to find out the angular limit values for mild and severe dysplasia.

Methods: The data pool that was gathered to investigate the frequency of hip dislocation in children between 6 months and 14 years old in Turkey was used. The data pool consists of pelvis and lower abdomen radiographs obtained for reasons other than hip dysplasia. Lower abdomen/pelvis radiographies of children between 5 and 14 years old were extracted from the data pool and were evaluated. Distribution of CEA values according to age, gender and side was examined. Measurements were performed by a single investigator on computer by using a standard method. Reliability of the measurements was tested by three different investigators on randomly selected films by using the standard method.

Results: CEA values of 3192 hips of 1596 children, who had no hip pathology, were measured. Mean CEA value was found as 26.2°±5.5°. The mean CEA was 26.2°±5.3° in males (%54) and 26.2°±5.7° in females (%46) (p=0.224). Mean values for the right and left hips were 25.7°±5.4° and 26.6°±5.6°, respectively. CEA value of 449 (14%) hips of 333 (20.8%) children was at the limit of mild dysplasia and CEA value of 70 (2.2%) hips of 58 (3.6%) children was at the limit of severe dysplasia. CEA values had increased by age and mild and severe dysplasia limits were determined for every age group.

Conclusion: The mild and severe dysplasia values that are defined according to ages in Turkish population will guide the investigators in the diagnosis, follow-up and treatment planning of developmental dysplasia.

Level of Evidence: Level IV, Diagnostic Study

Cite this article as: Tuğrul Aİ, Yılmaz G, Aydın BK, Akel I, Durgut F, Şenaran H. Center-edge angle values in healthy children between 5 and 14 years old in Turkey. Acta Orthop Traumatol Turc 2020; 54(1): 15-9.

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