© 1976

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Pathogenesis and Consequent Therapy


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Renato Bombelli
    Pages 1-2
  3. Renato Bombelli
    Pages 3-8
  4. Renato Bombelli
    Pages 9-26
  5. Renato Bombelli
    Pages 27-47
  6. Renato Bombelli
    Pages 49-119
  7. Renato Bombelli
    Pages 121-127
  8. Renato Bombelli
    Pages 129-132
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 133-138

About this book


Osteoarthrosis of the hip is one of the most incapacitating dis­ eases of the locomotor system and in the last forty years it has been a source of continuous interest to research workers and to the general public. In spite of numerous studies, however, the pathogenesis of the disease is still uncertain, and in particular the aetiology of "primary" osteoarthrosis is unknown. Over the last 10 years the treatment of osteoarthrosis by joint replacement has become steadily more widespread, and the operations of osteotomy and arthrodesis have gone more and more out of favour. On the other hand, hip replacement is certainly not indicated in young adults, especially those engaged in sport, because of the twin dangers of late infection and of loosening. Professor BOMBELLI has been a friend of Professor PAUWELS for 13 years. At first he accepted both Professor PAUWELS' theory and technique and with these he has had remarkable clinical successes leading to regeneration of the hip. On the other hand, Professor BOMBELLI has also had failures.


Arthrose Hüfte Hüftgelenkentzündung Hüftnahe Oberschenkelosteotomie Oberschenkelknochenentzündung Osteoarthritis Osteoarthrose THR biomechanics hip inflammation osteotomy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Clinica Ortopedica, Hospital of Busto ArsizioUniversity of MilanLegnanoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Book Subtitle Pathogenesis and Consequent Therapy
  • Authors R. Bombelli
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-07842-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-96358-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-96356-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 136
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Surgery
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From the reviews of the second edition: "...the book supports the author's contention that a detailed examination of radiographs will allow an understanding of the bio-mechanics and evolution of the pattern of degenerative change in osteo-arthritis of the hip, and will allow intelligent planning of surgery... I would warmly recommend this text..." #The British Journal of Radiology# "This book is a must for those of us about to consider a THR and for those radiologists interested in the why and wherefore of this common joint lesion." #Australasian Radiology# "This is a beautifully illustrated book and provides worthwhile reading for orthopaedic registrars and surgeons interested in surgery of the hip joint." #South African Medical Journal#