DSC analysis of human fat tissue in idiopathic avascular necrosis of the femoral head: A preliminary study

Cs Pintér, G. Bognár, B. Horváth, T. Sydo, E. Ligeti, J. Pulai, D. Lorinczy

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Abstract

Avascular necrosis of human femoral head (ANFH) causes incongruity in the joint that leads to disability in patients requires total hip arthroplasty (THA). Several etiological factors of ANFH have been proposed in the literature but there are cases of idiopathic origin. We observed macroscopic variation in quality of the subcutaneous fat tissue in patients with ANFH compared to patients with osteoarthritis or hip fracture during THA procedures. The samples were analysed by histology, gas chromatography (GC) and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC). Conclusion: the alteration in the fatty acid profile did not cause histological changes, however we could detect biochemical changes using DSC and GC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)781-785
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry
Volume95
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2009

Keywords

  • DSC
  • Fatty acids
  • Gas chromatography
  • Osteonecrosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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