Optimizing Leg Length and Offset in THA

    Klaus-Peter Gunther, MD, from University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus in Dresden, Germany, shares his considerations for achieving optimum leg length and offset in total hip arthroplasty, including:

    • Assessing clinical leg length and then obtaining standing long leg X-rays if there is a significant difference
    • Templating the hip preoperatively to help with planning the procedure
    • Using indirect and direct measurements of leg length and offset intraoperatively to determine if adjustments are needed

    Click the image above to hear his comments.

    Producer: Susan Doan-Johnson; Director and Post Production: Michael Bugera