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Lesser Trochanter Size on Plain Anteroposterior Radiographs Correlates With Native Femoral Anteversion

Worlicek, Michael C. ; Wörner, Michael L. ; Craiovan, Benjamin S. ; Zeman, Florian ; Grifka, Joachim ; Renkawitz, Tobias F. ; Weber, Markus



Abstract

Background: Assessing femoral version in orthopedic surgery is important for preoperative planning of total hip arthroplasty, especially for recognizing excessive anteversion or retroversion. The present study addressed the following: (1) Is the position of the lesser trochanter correlated to the femoral neck axis? (2) If so, may femoral version be assessed by means of plain pelvic radiographs? ...

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