Dear readers,

I am in desperate need for normative data on the femoral neck angles (mean, std
and range), for males, females and in relation to age.
Also I would like to know the height of the greater trochanter. What I mean with
this is: the distance from the most lateral point on the greater trochanter and
a line tangentialthe lateral x-ray projection of the femoral shaft.
the lateral x-ray projection of the femoral shaft.

Does anybody know whether such data are at all available and how I can get hold
of them?

Since my e-mail adress is not working properly yet, I am for the moment using
the adress of DirkJan Veeger. If you can help me in any way, please reply to his


Thomas Kienbacher,
Orthopaedic Biomechanics Lab,
128 Guggenheim,
Mayo Clinic,
Rochester MN55905,

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