Limb-length discrepancy after total hip arthroplasty: novel treatment and proposed algorithm for care.

@article{Thakral2014LimblengthDA,
  title={Limb-length discrepancy after total hip arthroplasty: novel treatment and proposed algorithm for care.},
  author={Rishi Thakral and A. J. Johnson and Stacy C. Specht and Janet Conway and Kimona Issa and M. Mont and John E. Herzenberg},
  journal={Orthopedics},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={101-6}
}
Limb-length discrepancy after total hip arthroplasty (THA) leads to patient dissatisfaction and can be a cause of orthopedic surgery malpractice cases. Nonsurgical and surgical techniques exist to correct limb-length discrepancies. Two limb-lengthening methods were used to correct greater than 2-cm limb-length discrepancies after THA: lengthening over a femoral nail with an external fixator and lengthening with an intramedullary kinetic skeletal distractor. These techniques achieved equal… CONTINUE READING