Editorial review: Equalisation of leg lengths in total hip arthroplasty for patients with Crowe type-IV developmental dysplasia of the hip

James Berstock, Alex Torrie, Michael Whitehouse

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Abstract

Reconstruction of the dysplastic hip presents many well documented challenges. On the pelvic side a pseudoacetabulum may obscure normal landmarks. Once the true acetabulum is identi ed, the acetabular component may be placed in soft, previously unloaded bone which is often retroverted and simultaneously superiorly deficient, leading to compromised component-host bone contact and concerns regarding primary stability. Excessive medialisation or structural augmentation may therefore be required to achieve adequate coverage and stability. Reduced acetabular volume often necessitates the use of a small acetabular component necessitating the use of small bearing sizes.
Original languageEnglish
Article number3
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Joint
Volume3
Early online date9 Jan 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018

Structured keywords

  • Centre for Surgical Research

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