With respect to the femoral varus compared with the contralateral side, an average of 126.7[degrees] (118[degrees]-139[degrees]) collodiaphyseal
angle in the fractured side was calculated (non-fractured side collodiaphyseal
angle was 135.5[degrees]).
The collodiaphyseal angles were measured in all the patients in the early postoperative period and at 1, 3 and 6 months of follow-up examinations.
Table: Collodiaphyseal angles measured postoperatively and at the follow-up examinations.
The mean collodiaphyseal angle was 134.2 in the operated hips and 134.1 in the healthy hips and the difference was not statistically significant (p=0.940).
The femoral collodiaphyseal
angle in Malawian adults.
It is also named as Neck Shaft Angle (NSA), Angle of neck of femur, angle of inclination, collodiaphyseal
angle, cervicodiaphyseal angle and collum diaphyseal angle.
Other postoperative parameters such as collodiaphyseal
angle are relative to the prosthesis design which we cannot change.
For the analysis of the results obtained, following tests were utilized: Friedman Analysis of Variance test (Siegel & Castellan, 1988) with the objective to compare, separately, for the sides right and left, the values of the five measures effected by the researchers; the Student t-Test (Sokal & Rohlf, 1969) for two non independent samples, with the objective of comparing the observed values of the collodiaphyseal angle in the right and left side.
Standardizing the technique of measurement of the collodiaphyseal angle.