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Surgical Treatment of Limb-Length Discrepancy Following Total Hip Arthroplasty To The Editor
Bipin Theruvil, MS, FRCS; Vikas Kapoor, MS, FRCS, (Tr and Orth)
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J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2004 Aug 01;86(8):1829-1829
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We read with great interest the article "Surgical Treatment of Limb-Length Discrepancy Following Total Hip Arthroplasty" (2003;85:2310-7), by Parvizi et al. The study retrospectively reviewed the cases of twenty-one patients who had had revision total hip replacement for limb-length discrepancy. According to the authors, in six patients (Cases 2, 6, 9, 12, 13, and 20), the primary problem leading to limb-length inequality was excessive anteversion or retroversion of the acetabular component. In these patients, there was no obvious longitudinal malalignment of the cup or of the femoral component (Table I). All of these six patients underwent revision of the acetabular component alone, and the limb lengths equalized in four patients and the discrepancy decreased in the other two.
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