In vitro analysis of peri-articular soft tissues passive constraining effect on hip kinematics and joint stability
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 07/03/2012
Safran MR et al. – This study showed that femoral head anatomical centre displacement within the acetabulum occurs and increases with increasing removal of peri–articular soft tissues, confirming their influence on hip stability. Hip kinematics was also influenced by peri–articular soft tissues; specifically range of motion increases with increasing removal of those tissues. From clinicians’ point of view, they have therefore to consider the influence of their surgeries on peri–articular soft tissues, since excessive translations may promote hip arthritis.