Achieving Stability and Lower-Limb Length in Total Hip Arthroplasty

Berend, Keith R.; Sporer, Scott M.; Sierra, Rafael J.; Glassrnan, Andrew H.; Morris, Michael J.
November 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;11/17/2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 16, p2737
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the achievement of lower-limb length equality and stability after total hip arthroplasty procedure. It presents the advantages and disadvantages of surgical approaches including the direct anterior approach with an average mean limb length discrepancy of 3.9 mm. It reveals that preoperative planning is required in achieving stability and limb length equality after total hip arthroplasty which include physical examination, radiographic evaluation, and templating.


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