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