Surgical treatment of limb-length discrepancy following total hip arthroplasty.

@article{Parvizi2003SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of limb-length discrepancy following total hip arthroplasty.},
  author={Javad Parvizi and Peter F. Sharkey and Gina Ann Bissett and Richard H. Rothman and William James Hozack},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2003},
  volume={85-A 12},
  pages={2310-7}
}
BACKGROUND Although most patients with limb-length discrepancy following total hip arthroplasty have manageable symptoms, others may be disabled as a result of pain or functional impairment. In these patients, reoperation may be indicated to equalize the limb lengths. There is a paucity of published data regarding the outcome of surgical intervention to treat this problem. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the results of revision hip surgery for the treatment of symptomatic limb… CONTINUE READING