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The incongruous hip joint: a loading study.
  1. N Y Afoke,
  2. P D Byers,
  3. W C Hutton


    Hip incongruency was studied by load-displacement and casting methods. Twenty-five joints were loaded in 5 different positions of the walking cycle. Seventeen of them had a space at the apex in all positions, while 3 were congruent at low loads, and the remaining 5 had femoral heads smaller than their acetabula. No trends with age were apparent.

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