Pathoanatomical Classifications

  • Antonio Barquet


While defining THD, one of the basic criteria is the position of the displaced femoral head with respect to the inhabited acetabulum, i.e., a topographical criterium, and this is identical for adults and children. Allis’ classification will be used here. A line drawn from the anterosuperior spine of the ilium through the center of the acetabulum to the ischial tuberosity divides dislocations of the hip into two main groups (Fig. 3.1): when the femoral head is displaced posteriorly to this line, it is designated posterior; when the head is in front of this line, it is called anterior.


Femoral Head Sciatic Nerve Acetabular Fracture Posterior Dislocation Anterior Dislocation 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Barquet
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  1. 1.Department of Orthopedics and TraumatologyUniversity of MontevideoMontevideoUruguay

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