Digital templating facilitates accurate leg length correction in total hip arthroplasty.

@article{Jassim2012DigitalTF,
  title={Digital templating facilitates accurate leg length correction in total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Shivan Sabah Jassim and Christopher Ingham and M. Diane Keeling and James Anthony Wimhurst},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica Belgica},
  year={2012},
  volume={78 3},
  pages={344-9}
}
Digital templating of pre-operative radiographs is increasingly utilised by surgeons before total hip arthroplasty (THA) as part of an adequate preoperative preparation to minimise complications. Templating can accurately predict the required implant sizes but its use in facilitating correction of leg length discrepancy (LLD) has been underreported in the literature. We performed a retrospective analysis of a cohort of consecutive patients undergoing primary THA. A comparison was made of the… CONTINUE READING