A simple method using a PACS to minimize leg length discrepancy in primary THA: a method to minimize leg length discrepancy.

@article{Lim2013ASM,
  title={A simple method using a PACS to minimize leg length discrepancy in primary THA: a method to minimize leg length discrepancy.},
  author={Young Wook Lim and Yoon Chang and Soon Y. Kwon and Yong Sik Kim},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={2013},
  volume={28 10},
  pages={1791-5}
}
We determined whether a PACS-based method (head-lesser trochanter distance [HLD]) better equalized leg length discrepancy (LLD) after primary THA than a conventional method. We retrospectively reviewed 312 patients (379 hips) with osteonecrosis or primary osteoarthritis who underwent primary cementless THA: 198 patients (240 hips) underwent THA using the HLD method, while the conventional group consisted of 114 patients (139 hips) in whom we measured with the method of McGee and Scott. We then… CONTINUE READING