Achieving stability and lower limb length in total hip arthroplasty.

Keith R. Berend, Scott M. Sporer, Rafael J. Sierra, Andrew H. Glassman, Michael J. Morris

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Total hip arthroplasty is an exceptionally cost-effective and successful surgical procedure. Dislocation, infection, osteolysis, and limb-length inequality are among the most common complications affecting the long-term success of total hip arthroplasty. Instability is a challenging complication to treat. The surgeon frequently must try to achieve a stable hip at the cost of increasing the length of the operated extremity. It is important to understand the factors associated with stability and limb length; the surgical options available; the effect and role of the various surgical approaches; and methods to manage instability, with and without limb-length inequality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229-246
Number of pages18
JournalInstructional course lectures
StatePublished - 2011

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  • Medicine(all)


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