Are the left and right proximal femurs symmetric?

  title={Are the left and right proximal femurs symmetric?},
  author={Ernest Y. Young and Jeremy J. Gebhart and Daniel R. Cooperman and Nicholas U. Ahn},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  volume={471 5},
BACKGROUND The contralateral femur frequently is used for preoperative templating for THA or hemiarthroplasty when the proximal femur is deformed by degenerative changes or fracture. Although femoral symmetry is assumed in these situations, it is unclear to what degree the contralateral femur is symmetrical. QUESTIONS/PURPOSE We therefore defined the degree of asymmetry between left and right proximal femurs and determined whether it was affected by demographics and proximal femoral anatomy… CONTINUE READING