In situ leg length measurement technique in hip arthroplasty.

  title={In situ leg length measurement technique in hip arthroplasty.},
  author={William B. Kurtz},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  volume={27 1},
In situ femoral preparation refers to implanting a femoral component before the femoral neck osteotomy and without dislocating the hip joint, which allows the implanted femoral component to be used to measure leg length and offset. One hundred hip arthroplasty surgeries among 93 patients were compared with a control group of 15 patients. A modular neck femoral component was implanted in a technique similar to implanting a femoral nail. The differences between the in situ measurements and the… CONTINUE READING

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