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Lower Limb Malrotation Is Regularly Present in Long-Leg Radiographs Resulting in Significant Measurement Errors

Maderbacher, Günther ; Matussek, Jan ; Greimel, Felix ; Grifka, Joachim ; Schaumburger, Jens ; Baier, Clemens ; Keshmiri, Armin



Abstract

Weight-bearing long-leg radiographs are commonly used in orthopaedic surgery. Measured parameters, however, change when radiographs are conducted in different rotational positions of the leg. It was hypothesized that rotational errors are regularly present in long-leg radiographs resulting in wrong measurements. In 100 consecutive long-leg radiographs conducted according to the method of Paley, ...

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