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The sagging rope sign: a critical appraisal

Clarke, N. M. P., Harrison, M. H. M. and Keret, D. (1983) The sagging rope sign: a critical appraisal Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, British Volume, 65, (3), pp. 285-287. (PMID:6841397).

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Certain features of the sagging rope sign recently analysed by Apley and Weintroub (1981) are examined in detail. Evidence is presented to show that the line is a radiological shadow cast by the lateral edge of a severely deformed femoral head rather than a condensation of the spongiosa within the neck. An explanation is offered to explain the common association of the presence of this radiological sign with premature epiphysial fusion.

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Published date: May 1983
Organisations: Dev Origins of Health & Disease


Local EPrints ID: 189865
ISSN: 0021-9355
PURE UUID: 78b65ff6-1eac-4c44-87d7-0a68ba68890d

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Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 11:39

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Author: N. M. P. Clarke
Author: M. H. M. Harrison
Author: D. Keret

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