Using a calliper to restore the centre of the femoral head during total hip replacement.

@article{Hill2012UsingAC,
  title={Using a calliper to restore the centre of the femoral head during total hip replacement.},
  author={Janet C. Hill and H. A. Pooler Archbold and Owen J. Diamond and John Frederick Walter Orr and Branislav Jaramaz and David E. Beverland},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2012},
  volume={94 11},
  pages={
          1468-74
        }
}
Restoration of leg length and offset is an important goal in total hip replacement. This paper reports a calliper-based technique to help achieve these goals by restoring the location of the centre of the femoral head. This was validated first by using a co-ordinate measuring machine to see how closely the calliper technique could record and restore the centre of the femoral head when simulating hip replacement on Sawbone femur, and secondly by using CT in patients undergoing hip replacement… CONTINUE READING
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